An important day for the Worthing College netball squad as it was the Sussex Cup quarter finals.
The 1st team were up against BHASVIC 1st team who we knew had some quality players. The girls started slowly making a few mistakes and missing shots which BHASVIC capitalised on – qtr time 8-6 to BHASVIC. Coach Tina made some changes and told the girls to increase the intensity plus mark tightly throughout the court. This had immediate rewards and the girls took the lead – 20-15 at half time.
In the second half the girls relaxed and started to control the game. Some excellent play in particular by Charlotte Stacey and captain Kira Walters created numerous chances for the attack and the Worthing team won the match with a convincing 57-29 result to reach the semi finals.
Player of the match – Charlotte Stacey.
The 2nd team knew they were in for a tough match against Collyers 1st team and they started the match well creating lots of chances. A few errors in the mid court enabled Collyers to take the lead – 10-7 to Collyers at qtr time. The Worthing girls did not give up and the second quarter went goal for goal with some great play from both sides. Half time was 18-15 to Collyers.
In the third quarter Tina brought on some fresh legs and with the crowd supporting loudly the girls started their comeback with some great shooting by Ruth and Phillippa, Collyers leading by 1 at the end of the 3rd qtr.
In the final quarter Collyers increased their pressure and shot very well. The match remained close but could not get the win, final result was 39-34 to Collyers but a great effort by the whole team.
Player of the match – Lauren Rippon