Essex Netball Cup Final
Huge congratulations to the Year 9 Netball Team for making it all the way through to the Essex Plate Final which was held at Redbridge Sports Centre (Barkingside) on Tuesday 25 March.
The journey to the final...Stewards had a convincing win against Lammas School and Sports College (Leyton) on 11 March: 5-1 up at the end of the first quarter; 14-1 up at the end of the second quarter; 16-1 up at the end of the third quarter. Final score was 24-2. This win took Stewards through to the semi-final of the Essex Plate. Luckily we got a home draw but were up against stiff competition playing Helena Romanes School, (Dunmow). After the first quarter Stewards were down by one goal, 2-3. At the end of the second quarter Stewards were losing 5-6. At the end of the third quarter Stewards had pulled back to take a 2 goal lead, 10-8 and at the end of a very tense fourth quarter, Stewards took a three goal lead to eventually win the game, 13-10.
The final, (Stewards V West Hatch) was a very tense affair … at the end of the first quarter the score was level at 6-6. At the end of the second quarter West Hatch took a 3 goal lead 13-9 and at the end of the third quarter this lead was extended to 5 goals, 18-13. The last quarter was truly nail biting as Stewards came back very strong but unfortunately the clock ran down too quickly and the final score was West Hatch 20 Stewards 19!
Many congratulations to the Year 9 Netball Team who have worked and trained very hard together throughout the netball season: Darcy Giddings / Lauren Sykes / Alice Neville / Mollie Jarvis / Sara King / Becky Dodd / Izzy Dorkin / Megan Cunningham.