Year 8 Netballers storm to victory in the County Plate.
Thursday 14th February was the U13’s County Plate at Kettering Bucclech Academy and Sponne arrived prepared and ready for the task at hand. We had six other schools in our pool and had to finish in the top two to secure our place in the semis.
The first three games were against Pitsford, Kettering Buccleuch Academy and Moulton and our girls didn’t disappoint. Sponne’s tenacious centre court and selfless shooters showed how strong they were and how all their hard work recently was paying off. Next up was Corby Business Academy, NSG and Lodge Park Academy where Sponne’s formidable defence let in only one goal over all three games. This put Sponne top of Pool A and in the Semis playing for the top four places.
Semi Final was against Quinton House who had a good go at breaking our winning streak, but the girls pulled together and kept their game simple and effective finishing 12 – 4 to Sponne. Through to the Final we were against Moulton who we had already beaten convincingly in the previous round. It wasn’t our best game and was even a bit scrappy at times but we did what we needed to do and won 8 – 3. Congratulations girls - you have worked so hard and deserve to enjoy your victory.
Next up, the County Cup! Bring it on.
Sponne Results as follows:
Sponne v Pitsford - 15 – 1
Sponne v KBA - 13 – 2
Sponne v Moulton - 12 – 3
Sponne v CBA - 11 – 0
Sponne v NSG - 13 – 1
Sponne v LPA - 16 – 1
Sponne v Quinton House - 12 – 4 (Semi Final)
Sponne v Moulton - 8 – 3 (Final)