Despite the sub-zero temperatures, the Year 8 netball team competed brilliantly today at the Poole and East Dorset Area Netball Tournament at Parkstone Grammar School. We had a tough draw but started well with a convincing win against Parkstone B. We then, frustratingly, drew 3-3 against St Edward's before going on to win against Ferndown and Castle Court. Our last game was our toughest and saw us lose to local rivals Allenbourn 5-2.
A tense and nail-biting wait followed to see if we had made it through the group stages and earned a place in the semi-finals. Allenbourn went through as group winners with CMS and St Edwards finishing equal on points. As we had by far the better goal difference, we went through to face Parkstone A team in the semi-final.
We played well but were, unfortunately, outclassed by a strong Parkstone team, losing 9-3. That meant facing Allenbourn again in the 3rd/4th place play-off! Not put off by our previous loss, we went in feeling positive. It was a very even match with both teams making mistakes due to cold fingers! It ended a respectable 6-4 to Allenbourn after a hard fight.
Well done girls on a great afternoon's netball!
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