Week 20 Results and Recap
Firstly congratulations must go out to Holly J who successfully made it through the Greater Manchester County Trials and will be attending training sessions on Tuesday evenings. All the coaches and managers wish Holly well in her additional adventures. Well Done!
Five games played this weekend with fours wins and one loss.
Finally the Greens got back to winning ways after a Summer League that has been difficult to say the least attempting to run with a squad of 12 players has meant that there has not been a great deal of consistency achieved. Against the odds the girls have battled through and are still well in the top half of the table and the victory against Unsworth has given them a little breathing room in hopefully maintaining a top 5 spot.
With the title already sewn up for the blues and a couple of players unavailable the team tried out GS from the Whites Alyssa (Year 8) and she integrated very well in the team hitting on 85% of her shots. Player of the Day was however Eva H at GA who managed to successfully hit on 20 out of 20 shots for the perfect 100% Extra thanks also goes out to Amber Mc from the reds (Year 8) who ably filled in at WA against a very tough and physical WD player for Rochdale. The Defence continued to play exemplary netball with Mollie Y getting turnover after turnover in the absence of the injured Grace. With two games remaining the Blues win streak stands at 16 games and the girls will now be preparing for life in the top division in the Winter League.
The Yellows took on Swan Meadow who unfortunately only had 6 players, the Yellows took no prisoners knowing that they still had an outside shot of a top three finish but they needed to increase their goal difference and increase it they did with a 52-4 romp home. Due to player injury the Yellows utilised Ruby M from the Reds (Year 7) who played a blinder against girls upto four years her senior. The shooting was once again on point from Freya and Lucy and the defence of Jasmine, Abi and Danielle once again stifled the opposition. Again though the unsung hero was Libby W, who continues to play in almost every position on the team from one week to the next. So far this season she has played GS, GA, WA, C and WD and she has capably played at all positions showing her versatility, which as we all know is a fantastic asset to have.
The Reds looked as though they were going to be in for another tough result as they came out of the blocks slowly early on Sunday morning. For the first two quarter they were down by as many as three goals and they hadn’t seemed to have got out of bed on the right side. Half Time team talk by manager Sam ensued and the reds came out firing on all cylinders with Amber M and Megan shooting well and the centre court trio of Vanessa, Ruby and Amber Mc taking control. Defensively Beth and Abbie, started to make shots more and more difficult for Saddleworth to come across as they ran out comfortable winners in the end 27-15.
The Whites returned after their bye week and unfortunately lost their second in a row and third game out of the last four. They could be forgiven for this having sewn up the title a good five weeks ago, but the rot needs to stop as the girls get ready for the higher division that they will be playing in the Winter League. Increased committment to the cause will be needed in the not too distant future.
Charlestown Green 23 v 18 Unsworth
Charlestown Blue 40 v 3 Rochdale Reds U14
Charlestown Yellow 52 v 4 Swan Meadow Leopards
Charlestown Red 27 v 15 Saddleworth Flame
Charlestown White 18 v 28 Ribble Valley Reindeers
Two weeks to go for the Summer League before the real slog of the Winter Season returns. Lets have everyone down at training ready to go!