WORTHING COLLEGE NETBALL SQUAD V BHASVIC – A – WON 61-19 & 29-17

Worthing College Netball Academy took two teams to play BHASVIC in the Sussex Netball League on 16th January.

The 1st team took a while to settle with a lot of inaccurate balls being fed into the circle to Betsy. Defensively throughout the court Worthing were strong – end of 1st qtr was 13-8. In the 2nd qtr the girls improved their play with some lovely drives down court and super shooting to finish. Defensively Iona and Eli only let in 3 goals – half time score 28-11 to Worthing.

The second half continued in the same way with Worthing dominating throughout. Bethen moved into the defensive circle with Eli and a good partnership evolved with Grace intercepting numerous balls at wd. Phoebe and Holly fed Lexie and Betsy well – 3 quarter time was 45-16. In the final quarter Iona moved to gs and shot extremely well. The Worthing team did not let up only conceding 2 goals in the final quarter – final score was 61-19. Player of the match was Eli Middleton.

The second team started the match extremely well despite the slippery courts. Phoebe and Lauren shot brilliantly and defensively Worthing were strong throughout the court – 1st quarter was 12-4. In the second quarter the girls continued to play well with some good feeding by Eve and Becky. Keeleigh, Maddy and Emily intercepted numerous balls – half time score 19-8 to Worthing.

The second half continued to be dominated by Worthing with some great pressure on the passes from everyone. Shooting was not as accurate but the weather conditions were against us. Defensively Worthing limited BHASVIC to only 9 goals in the half which was a great effort – final score was 29-17 to Worthing. Player of the match was Becky Lloyd.

Greens 64 – 26 Chichester College

Worthing College 2nd XV (affectionately known as the Greens) hosted Chichester College on a wet and windy Wednesday afternoon at HQ. There had been a bit of a gap between this and the last game, so it was good to get the boots on and get on the paddock for a competitive run out.

Both sides had been hit by injuries and unavailabilities so it was going to be an interesting match with players missing in key positions, time for heroes to step up.

Worthing started at an incredible pace and were up by 12 points within 8mins. Decarteret and Atanasov crossing and Sanderson with the extras.

The ‘Big Mo’ seemed to be with the Greens as they played down the slope into the south westerly. Adding phase on phase to challenge the visitors defence, which was manful all day if not always successful.

More tries followed from Decarteret and Bianchi before the half, with Sanderson adding a more from the boot. Although Chichester were coming more into the game and showing some of the power, pace and skill that had been curtailed in the early exchanges. This was rewarded just before the half with two tries.

At the half Worthing were leading 29-12.

The second half started with the Greens running up hill with a reasonably strong breeze at their back. The second half proceeded much as the first. Lots of attacking rugby from both sides, great defence and huge amounts of endeavour.

Worthing added more tries and conversions as did Chichester leading to a final score of 64-26 Greens.

Tries: Decarteret 5, Hicken, Bianchi 2, Atanasov, B Smith

Cons: Sanderson 7

MoM: Torricelli

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