Collyers 1st team came to play Worthing College in the Sussex Netball League. The first quarter was very close with some excellent shooting from the Collyers goal attack in particular. It took a while for the Worthing girls to settle but they soon got into their flow – 1st qtr was 10-8 to Worthing.
In the second quarter the match continued to be close with both teams having chances to take control. Ruth was shooting well and some nice feeds in from Livvy – end of first half was 19-16 to Worthing.
Coach Tina changed things around at half time and this had an immediate effect with Charlotte getting numerous interceptions at centre. Livvy and Phillippa were shooting well and the Worthing team started to pull away – end of 3rd quarter was 30-22 to Worthing.
The final quarter was a struggle for the Worthing team as the Collyers team stepped up a gear closing the gap. They managed to hold on to the win – 41-35 final score.
Player of the match – Ruth Wenyeve.
Worthing travelled to Farnborough for the annual AOC South East regional basketball tournament and the boys were put into group B with Woking, Richard Taunton and Barton & Peveril.
The structure of the tournament this year meant Worthing only had to win 1 game to advance onto the Last 16, fortunately Worthing beat Woking in the first game of the tournament ensuring this fate.
Worthing’s 2nd group game was an ‘overtime thriller’, arguably the most entertaining game of the tournament. Unfortunately Worthing lost to a game winning 3pt shot from tournament runners up Barton & Peveril in the final few seconds, a great performance though from Worthing.
After losing to Richard Taunton in the final group game, it meant Worthing would face Portsmouth in the last 16.
Worthing defeated Portsmouth 13-10, setting up a quarter final clash against eventual tournament winners Brockenhurst, this is where the day ended for the boys as they lost 23-13. A good performance from the squad against strong players.
Game 1 vs Woking 13 – 8 W, Scorers Matt – 7 Cameron – 4 Fernando – 2
Game 2 vs Barton and Peveril 14-17 OT Played L, Scorers Fernando – 7 Cameron – 3 Matt – 4
Game 3 vs Richard Taunton 8-13 L, Scorers Fernando – 6 Oscar – 2
Game 4 vs Portsmouth 13-10 W, Scorers Matt – 4 Ariel – 4 Fernando – 2
Game 5 vs Brockenhurst 13-23 L, Scorers Cameron – 6 Jake – 4 LJ – 3