Eagles U16 v Magnet

A close match where experience showed…the re-match will be tighter.
Windsor Girls School 22.09.2019

A great match to watch and during Q2 Eagles were within 2 goals of Magnet. It was a really rich game despite the fact that all the Eagles girls seemed to be suffering with a lurgy of some sort!

Q1 – Magnet opened strongly with a couple of goals scored in close succession. Eagles’ first goal came from Sophie. Keira made some great interceptions and deflected a penalty throw which was then won by Nya. Good pressure was applied to Magnet by Georgia, Amelia & Sophia. Magnet scored a number of goals in quick succession. Eagles managed to get the ball up the court but were unable to score due to strong defence and marking by Magnet. Score at the end of the first quarter 11 - 4 to Magnet.

Q2 started well with lots of energy and some really fluid play. There were some great interceptions from Nya & Keira and Grace & Sophie scored 6 goals apiece. Nya and Georgia put good pressure on Magnet in the circle and some misplaced passes from Magnet were won by the Eagles girls. There was some great passing between Georgia, Amelia and Helena.  At one point during this quarter Eagles were only 2 goals behind Magnet. Score at the end of the second quarter 23-16 to Magnet.

Q3 again started well with Nya intercepting well and winning rebound balls in the circle. Good passing was in evidence between Sophia, Georgia & Keira. This quarter saw some silly mistakes and poor passing which meant that the goal difference widened. Score at the end of third quarter 33-22 to Magnet.

Q4 started well with some good interceptions from Sophia, Georgia & Keira. Amelia also made a number of great passes. Magnet pulled away from Eagles towards the end of the quarter and scored a number of goals in quick succession. Final score 44-31 to Magnet.

Eagles worked really hard and applied a lot of pressure to the U16 Magnet team. Q2 showed that they are able to get close to the older girls’ score. Overall another really good performance of which they can be justly proud.

Player of the match went to Amelia which was well deserved.

Squad – Amelia, Georgia, Grace, Helena, Keira, Nya, Sophia D & Sophie.

Shooting stats – Grace 57%, Sophie 57%.