After the success of the weekend Worthing College netball 1st team were off on their travels once again to play Woking College in the first round of the AOC Cup.
The first quarter started well for the Worthing girls with Betsy and Shelby shooting well, great feeding from Lexie and Bethen. Great defence by Iona, Charlotte and Grace to create numerous chances – Worthing were 19-4 up at qtr time.
Coach Tina introduced Eli and Phoebe in the 2nd quarter and the girls continued to dominate the game – 31-7 at half time.
A defensive masterclass in the 3rd quarter only conceding 1 goal and extending the lead to 51-8. The girls kept up the pressure and continued to play well in the final quarter resulting in a 66-11 win for Worthing.
Player of the match – Iona Gardner.
Worthing College vs BHASVIC – ESFA U18 Cup
We travelled to Saltdean, to play a solid BHASVIC team. Due to injuries, we unfortunately could only field 10 players and had a replacement goalkeeper. A strong start allowed us the momentum to start a counter attack and capitalise on the weak defence, where Jazz Younger (goalkeeper) played in Sophie who used her strength to muscle the ball away from the defender and get a shot away. This happened twice early on in the first half, giving us a healthy lead. We conceded an unlucky goal just before the start of the first half, but it didn’t knock our confidence. Going into the second half, we were under pressure, but against the run of play, scored a 3rd from our attacking power and speed. It was a tense half, conceding 2 unfortunate goals 10 minutes before the end if the game. A brilliant tackle, lead to a quality breakaway and a superb finish past the opposition keeper. We remained strong and relaxed, confidently winning the game 4-3.
Coach John Meeney commented “the attitude, work ethic, togetherness was so strong and to be admired… so proud of the girls”. It was a quality performance from every player, with some great goals, 3 from Sophie Humphrey and 1 from Beth Kincaid.