News from PE
Congratulations to the U16s Football Team who have reached the County Cup Final for the second consecutive year!
In a tough match against Sir John Lawes which ended 2-2 after extra time, Presdales won the penalty shoot out to progress to the final. The girls needed to show resilience, twice going behind and coming back to level. Our first goal was a beautifully taken goal by Eva Delaney to level the match before going 1-2 down to a breakaway goal. At times it seemed like it was going to be one of those days with Presdales creating numerous changes but not finding the net. Luckily with less than 5 minutes left our pressure paid off with Amber Madell scoring a well taken equaliser. Extra time created more but neither side could find a goal leading to the drama of a penalty shoot out. Eva Cullen saved SJL’s first penalty before our Captain Amber Leighton scored with an expertly taken penalty. SJL then missed their next 2 penalties with Amber Madell scoring our 2nd and then Rimini Lowe stepping to score the winning penalty. Beautiful penalties girls and a well deserved, hard fought win! So onwards to the County Cup Final!
Coaches POTM is shared between Amber Leighton and Eva Delaney, but all the girls were stars!
Well done to our U15s who beat Freman 4-0 last week to top their group in the District League. This means we qualify for the U15s District Football Final. It was tough going on a very heavy pitch and we didn’t really get going until the second half. The girls started to string some passes together and looked more dangerous, scoring 3 second half goals. Coaches Player of the Match was Georgiana F who had a fantastic game and scored a hat trick. Well done to all the girls!
Massive CONGRATULATIONS to the Year 7 Netball team who were undefeated in all the games in the tournament last Monday to become Year 7 Champions of 2023!!! Great team work, enthusiasm and commitment to the game!
Huge congratulations to the Year 8 A and B netball teams who were both crowned District Champions in their respective competitions last week. Both teams came away with a 100% record, being undefeated in all games. Thank you to all of the parents who came to support! Well done to all of the girls who played!
Well done to our Year 9 Netball teams who competed in the District Tournament on Wednesday. Our A team only lost one game coming runners up and the B team won their tournament meaning District Champions! Well done to all who played! Star players were Honey Hudson and Chloe Evans!
County Cup Netball Finals
On Thursday 23rd March, the Year 8, 10 and Senior netball teams played in the County Cup Netball Finals.
The games were all held at Presdales and it proved to be quite the occasion, despite the rain’s best effort to spoil it.
The games were very close and hotly contested with some excellent netball played by the girls on all 3 courts.
The Seniors narrowly lost 20-19 to Sandringham in a very close game. This was a fantastic performance especially in light of the fact that 2 of the starting 7 were unavailable due to injury. Star players were Ashley Buckle and Jess Ward.
The Year 10 team had an equally difficult match against a very strong Herts and Essex team. The girls played so well and gave it everything in all 4 quarters. Unfortunately the end result was a 25-12 defeat. Star player was Maisie Potter.
The Year 8 team were against Dame Alice Owens, a team we knew very little about. The girls started strongly turning over a long centre pass and taking the lead early on. This continued throughout the game. The strength and depth of the squad proved too much for the opposition and Presdales won 27-10! County Champions! Star players were Poppy Ward and Ruby Millburn.
Well played to every single girl involved. It was a real privilege and pleasure (even in the pouring rain!) to see them all playing with so much heart and desire. There is so much to be proud of here and we are excited to see what next season brings!
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