U13A v Finborough
MVP: Emily Morton
Culford travelled to Finborough for a triangular fixture with Finborough and Holmwood House. First came Finborough outside in cold conditions, the girls moved the ball through the court well and took an early lead. Emily Morton was influential in defence preventing OC Amelia Fox from gaining possession in the circle. A few unforced errors allowed Finborough to score however, the second half saw improved movement and passing to pull away further and take the victory.
U13A v Holmwood House
MVP: Emma Arbuthnot
Second up was Holmwood house. With new combinations it took a while for Culford to get into a rhythm. Some poor decision making on passes into the circle allowed Holmwood House to stay in the game for the first half. The girls settled and moved the ball much better in the second half and Emma Arbuthnot made lots of safe passes into Sophie Walker and Holly Reynolds in the shooting circle allowing them to get the lead in the end. A good day for netball at Culford.
U12A v Finborough
MVP: Madeline Lorriman-Hughes
Strong game from Culford. Their passing was strong and shooting very accurate. They stayed focused for the entire game and played some of their best netball this term.
U12B v Holmwood House
MVP: Edlyn Rai
Culford had to play all sorts of positions as they were too strong for the opposition. They supported each other well as a squad whether they were on or off the court.
MVP: Grave Baxter
The U11A team started well in their match against Finborough, going into a 2-0 lead thanks to some excellent shooting from Anya. Although Finborough pulled level, the first quarter remained even with the score at 4-4 at the end of the first period. Culford struggled a little in the second quarter, allowing Finborough to take the lead, but maintained their composure to claw the score back to 6-7 at the end of the third quarter. An exciting final period saw Culford score 2 goals to Finborough’s 1, meaning the match finished as a draw – a fair result for a well-contested match.
MVP: Bella Sinclair and Isabel Winter
It was a great game and the girls rose to the occasion. The team used their strength and precision and glided the ball down the court with ease. Despite Finborough raising their attack in the 3rd quarter Culford fought hard and defended well to maintain their lead.
MVP: Elsa Godfrey and Addie Hafferman
A slow start to the game saw some scrappy play between Culford and Finborough. Eventually Culford took the initiative with a 1-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. As there was a large C team squad, we changed the entire team for the second quarter. Culford then dominated proceedings showing high energy attacking play moving the ball from centre court to shooting positions with great pace and this showed in the scoreline at the end of the second quarter ending 6-0. Again, the team switched for the third quarter although, due to the intensity of the play it was hard to tell as Culford extended their lead by 3 to lead 10-1. The team switched for the final time for the fourth quarter and showed relentless skill with their shooting by scoring 7 more times completing an excellent 17-2 win.