Another victory for the year 11 Netball team

On Monday evening the year 11 netball team took on Campion at home. The girls had a wobbly first quarter with a close score of 6-3 after the first period. A few scrappy balls and quite a lot of contact slowed the play down and didn’t allow Southam to get into their rhythm.

The second quarter began and Southam had a flurry of turn overs from Izzy and Minnie in defence that allowed Southam more attempts on goal, luckily Freya and Phoebe had their eye in early and were able to convert a lot of the turn over balls. Some amazing defence on the centre pass saw Ella take 2 early intercepts not even allowing Campion into their attacking end. This flow continued into the third quarter which saw Katie take to the court for the first time in GK position, however she did not disappoint gaining an intercept at the earliest moment on Campion’s first attack. The turnovers continued with Tallie, Ella and Phoebe all gaining possession through great defensive play.

Libby started the final period of play with a quick and fluent attack finding Freya at ease under the post to continue the goal fest. The defensive unit (Katie, Minnie and Izzy) had managed to restrict Campion from scoring any goals in the 2nd and 3rd quarter and only allowed 1 in the final passage of play. The final score was 25-4 to Southam.

Another great game by the girls and I am so pleased with how much you have improved individually and as a team over the last few years. It was lovely to see some of your team mates who weren’t in the squad coming along to support the team, thanks girls.

Well done, Mrs Turton

Oppositions player of the match: Freya

Coaches players of the match: Ella and Freya

Year 11 netball tournament 

On Wednesday, the year 11 netballers went across to Kingsley to play in the emerging schools tournament. We entered two teams, one in pool A and one in pool B. 

The first Southam team played Aylesford, Kingsley, Kings High and NLS. This was a team which was full of experienced players but most playing slightly out of positions. It’s hard to pick a standout performance as they gelled well together as a team and won 4/4 matches. They dominated the competition from start to finish but did it with style and stayed humble. 

The second time, starting with a cracking win against Aylesford with Phoebe and Amelia shooting strongly. Unfortunately, they narrowly lost to Myton and Kenilworth but continued to battle strong. They had a play off match for 3rd/4th place in which they secured 3rd beating Aylesford again. 

Players of the match: 

Katie 

Minnie and Liberti 

Well done everyone, 

Mrs Turton and Miss Murphy 

Year 11 played their first fixture of the academic year against St Tomas Moore in Round 2 of the ESFA National cup.

In a changed kit of sky blue (kindly donated to the PE department by Bishops Itchington FC) Southam started brightly and almost scored with their first attack with Josh clipping the angle of the cross bar after a neat flick on from Spike. Southam continued to press and had lots of possession. Oli and Archie were both very unlucky with 2 fantastic strikes but the deadlock was broken by Josh who poked home after a scramble. The score should have been doubled had it not been for a triple save and 2 goal line clearances. Harry scored a fantastic individual goal, turning past the defender before unleashing a shot into the bottom corner. He then added to his tally after heading a free kick in. Half time 3-0.

Southam continued to press and soon scored a fourth after a lovely headed flick was calmly volleyed home by Harry for his hat trick. From this point, Southam were in complete control and played some fantastic football. The icing on the cake was a lovely cross from Leo that was headed in by Fred for his first ever Southam College goal in his 5th year of playing. The whole team deserves credit for their professional approach to the game and keeping a clean sheet.

Full time score 5-0.

I am so proud of the team, this is the most complete performance I have seen from the boys in the 4 and a bit years of coaching them. I look forward to seeing what they can achieve this season.

Man of the match- Harry. A tremendous hat trick.

Roll on round 3.

Mr Turton.

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