News from PE …
Wow, what a match!! This would have done justice to the final of the U13s County Cup, let alone the 1st round and is undoubtedly the most tense and exciting match I’ve been involved in at Presdales (so far)!! Presdales Year 8s were simply outstanding, winning 4-2 on penalties against a very strong St Albans Girls School (STAGS) team on 10th November. The game ended 1-1 after normal time with Presdales having the better chances but unable to turn their superiority into goals. The match went to extra time, with the STAGS goalie making an incredible double save to prevent a winner for Presdales. So, after a hard fought battle, we faced the ‘excitement’ of a penalty shoot out ….. Cara Nolan, who had never played in goal before, was incredible saving two of the first three STAGS penalties! Presdales successfully converted 3 out of 3 so we just needed one more to take the win. Our 4th penalty hit the bar which made it more tense, but the 5th was successful to take the win 4-2.
I’m incredible proud of the entire team. What an amazing effort, with 100% commitment throughout. They never stopped running and competed for every ball like real Lionesses!
It was hard to select the Player of the Match as everyone deserved it, however Amy Little just edged it with an incredible performance in central defence. Well done girls, so proud of you all!!
This week, the Year 8 football team beat Broxbourne 5-0 in the District League. It was a quite hideous evening, cold with heavy rain pouring down. The girls coped with the conditions well and secured a convincing win. Player of the Match voted by Broxbourne was Mia Schillaci-Rowland and Coach’s Player of the Match went to Sienna Goodfellow. Great win girls!
Convincing win for our U16s football team beating Marlborough School 10-1 in the County cup. Some great individual performances and lovely team play with crisp interchanges and incisive passing. Player of the Match and Coaches Player of the Match was Amber Leighton who was outstanding throughout and scored a hat-trick. Well done girls, onto the next round!
Well done to the Year 7 Football team who won 9-1 against John Warner in the District League last week, the first time Presdales has competed in this competition. Fantastic performance from the girls playing some lovely flowing football and scoring some great goals.
Joint Players of the Match as voted by John Warner were Ava M and Liv W. The Coaches Player of the Match was Sienna R who scored a hat trick, but the entire team was fantastic. Well done girls!
Last week the senior netball team played against Broxbourne in a friendly match. Despite some excellent team work and determination they lost 30-14 with all of them playing the whole game due to a lack of subs!
Unlucky girls but you should keep your heads held high! Star player as voted for by Broxbourne was Jess Ward!
Well done to the Year 7’s who also played netball against Broxbourne last week. The red team were up against a tough Broxbourne A team and lost 14-0. There was some good play in the mid court, but unfortunately their defence did a great job of keeping us out. Star Player was Ella Coffey.
The blue team had a very close game and narrowly lost 8-6. The girls played very well for a first match together. Star Player was Nancy Parman-Gavin.
Well done to all of the girls who played!
Well done to our Year 10 netball team who played a friendly match against Broxbourne on Wednesday. They won 39-10! Star Player was Lucy White.
Well done to our Year 8 netball teams who also played against Broxbourne on Wednesday.
The Year 8A team were playing the quarter final round of the county cup. They worked hard to come back after being down to beat Broxbourne 30-17! Star player was Georgia Wittey. Congratulations girls you are now through to the semi finals!!
The Year 8B team played a friendly match and won very convincingly 39-3. Star player was Julia Dodd.
Well done to the U14 and U16 Badminton teams who played in the first round of the County’s last week.
The U14s played some great games but came in second and the U16 won so will be heading to the County Finals at Hatfield Sports Village in December.
CONGRATULATIONS to the U16 Table Tennis team who have made it to the County finals on Monday 28th November!! Well played and GOOD LUCK Monday!