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Monday, 17 February 2020 15:40

The Grove U11 'A&C' Netball vs Swanbourne House

DSC 0021On a busy fixture afternoon for the girls, with teams A, B and C all taking part in Netball Fixtures the A team were keen to set the bar high. We got off to a very strong start dominating much of the play and keeping the ball in our attacking circle. Quick passing and movement from our shooters with great support from our attackers meant we were able to take a number of shots at goal, scoring 6 goals in the first half and taking a strong lead. The girls adapted well to playing in a variety of positions throughout and I was delighted to see them rise to the occasion. Swanbourne were able to score a few goals and close the lead slightly but strong defending continued to push the ball to our attacking circle.  When the final whistle went the girls were deservedly rewarded with the win and a final score of 8-4 to us. Well done girls you were a pleasure to watch!

The Grove 'A': 8
A. Vieceli Fitch (4), A O'Kane (4)
Swanbourne House 'A': 4
Man of the Match: Erioluwa Ojemuyima

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Monday, 17 February 2020 15:39

The Grove U11 Netball vs Akeley Wood

P1040403We won the first centre pass and started strongly. Both teams working hard on getting the ball to their relative end but the goals were lacking. The 1st quarter ended 1 v 1. 2nd quarter The Grove lost concentration and were pulled up for contact and being too close when marking (something we all agreed we need to work on.) Akeley Wood put in a further 4 goals and we managed 1. 3rd quarter The Grove started with a strong determination and defence to pull back 3 goals with good movement into the shooting D, Akeley Wood scoring 1. Final quarter and the game could go either way. Both teams managed a further 2 goals each. Final score The Grove 7 v Akeley Wood 8.

The Grove: 7
E. Adekanmbi (4), H. Siddall (3)
Akeley Wood: 8
Player of the Match: Ewa Adekanmbi

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Monday, 17 February 2020 15:38

The Grove U8 Netball vs Swanbourne House

2020 02 11 15.24.04The under 8’s were keen to follow on from their previous success in their 2nd match of the Netball season. Swanbourne got off to an early lead with 3 goals in quick succession. The girls tried hard to work the ball towards their attacking goal and were rewarded with a goal by Lilian Goodman shortly before the end of first half. After a team talk the girls went back to the game with a focus on trying to move in front of the Swanbourne players to receive the ball. We made some excellent interceptions and I was delighted to see the girls moving into excellent spaces but sadly were unable to make up the deficit from the early part of the game leaving the final result 3-1 to Swanbourne.
The Grove: 1
L. Goodman
Swanbourne House: 3
Player of the Match: Davida Okesola
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Monday, 17 February 2020 15:37

The Grove U8 Netball vs Broughton Manor

The girls were really excited for their first Netball fixture of the year. The girls were captained by Nicole and started of superbly with Siya scoring an early first basket. The girls then traded tries for the remainder of the first half, with some very near misses. Into the second half the girls swapped positions and again had sucess with Lillian scoring another fantastic basket. The girls were two up against Broughton. Some close moments and a last minute basket from Broughton allowed the girls to win their first fixture of the year 2-1.
The Grove 'A': 2
S. Patel, L. Goodman
Broughton Manor 'A': 1
Player of the Match: Clare Hubbard
On a sunny Friday afternoon we took the U8 ‘B’ netball girls to have a skills/mini match session against Broughton Manor. The girls did well during the skills-based sessions following the instructions set out by the netball coaches. During the game we started of brightly with the girls putting what they have learnt at school in practice. The girls moved the ball well by passing and moving the ball around the court and Elise took her first chance and managed to get the goal. Quickly again the girls moved the ball quickly with Clare in Centre moving around proving hard to mark. Lillian managed to get a shot away from a tricky angle and got it in which extended our lead to 2-0. Broughton got a goal back just before the end of the match.
The Grove 'B': 2
E. Craig, L. Goodman
Broughton Manor 'B': 1
Player of the Match: Clare Hubbard
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Monday, 17 February 2020 15:36

The Grove U10/11 Netball vs Northampton High

2020 02 05 15.22.30The Under 10/11 'A' Team knew they had a tough game ahead with a number of their team mates supporting the U13's at an ISA tournament but approached the game with great focus nonetheless. Northampton High steadily poured on the pressure and despite some superb interceptions and some great opportunities to shoot we were able to secure a goal. We fought hard to maintain possession and it is to the girls credit that they prevented Northampton from scoring any goals in the final quarter. A noteworthy performance came from Arianna Vieceli-Fitch's whose movement throughout was outstanding. Despite much improved flow throughout the game the final score was left 5-0 to Northampton.

The Grove 'A': 0
Northampton High 'A': 5
Player of the Match: Erioluwa Ojemuyima

The 'B' Team represented the school well with good game play and sportsmanship. The 1st quarter Northampton Girls looked as if they were going to run away with the game. 2nd quarter The Grove pulled back through some good interception and quick ball. Northampton were also good in defence which made for a good flowing match. Northampton girls managed to convert their possession into goals and unfortunately The Grove ran out of time to draw level. The match ending Northampton Girls 4, The Grove 3.

The Grove 'B': 3
Northampton High 'B': 4
Player of the Match: Reni Adeleye

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Monday, 17 February 2020 15:35

ISA London North U11/13 Netball

2020 02 05 11.47.15This was the girls first ever ISA netball event. We travelled down to Redbridge Sports Centre in thick fog! However, when we got to the sports Centre, we had bright sunshine. The girls first match was against St James School who started off quickly by scoring a quick couple of goals by moving the ball quickly around. The girls started to grow into the game in the second half and missed a couple of chances to get back into the game, however St James went on to win 11 – 0.
After the first game we had a 30-minute rest time, however the girls wanted to go and practice for their next match determined to improve from their first match. The girls second match was against ‘The Park School’ We started off quickly with Alexa scoring her first goal of the competition. The park replied quickly with 2 goals taking a 2-1 lead at half-time. In the second half The Park extended their lead to 4-1, however with some good work from Alice, Esther and Carolina produced another chance for Alexa to score our second goal of the competition. Final score Grove 2 – 4 Park.
2020 02 05 13.02.34Our next game was against King Alfred School who proved to be by far the best team we had faced that day! The girls did well to keep the score down to 4-0 at half time. King Alfred came out second half and score another 3 goals, however the girls did not give up and kept attacking. Final score Grove 0 – 7 King Alfred.
The next game was against Trevor Roberts school who’s girls where very tall! The girls had to change the game plan by moving the ball around the court by using the quick but effective bounce pass. In this game the girls moved the ball around well, however even some great defending and tracking by Emily, Jonelle and Iman couldn’t prevent Trevor Roberts winning this match 6-0.
The girls had an hour rest time before their next match against Immanuel and this proved very good for the girls. The girls started off well with all the girls working well to move the ball around the court up to Jonelle who score 2 quick goals. As the half-time whistle went the score was Grove 2 – 0 Immanuel. Speaking to the girls at half-time we said not to change anything just keep moving the ball around quickly. During the second half Immanuel came out the blocks quickly and scored an early goal to bring the game back to within 1 goal of our lead. The girls however, held onto the 1 goal lead and the final score Grove 2 – 1 Immanuel.  This was a credit to the girls after some tricky first few matches, they didn’t let their heads drop.
Our final match of the day was against ‘North Bridge House’ We started to look tired, however the girls took a 3-1 lead a half time. Credit to ‘North Bridge House’ who changed a few things around in which enabled them to win the game 6-3.
The girls did amazing at their first ever ISA Netball competition and should be extremely proud of themselves! I could not single out a player for ‘Player of the tournament as ALL the girls deserve it! Well done!
Mr. Owen
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Monday, 17 February 2020 15:34

The Grove U9 Netball vs Swanbourne House

DSC 0194For our third netball match of the season we travelled to Swanbourn House. The team were upbeat following two good wins. The match started and within the first minuet Summer O’Kane scored a stunning long range goal however by the end of the first quarter Swanbourn were 2-1 up. With some strong defending from Autumn Pim and Lily Gibbin we managed to keep the score close however at half time we were 3-1 down. Swanbourn kept the pressure on the whole time with some excellent play, Emily Foster managed to score two goals but after playing really well we were up against tough oppersition and the final score ended up Swanbourn 7 Grove 3.

The Grove 'A': 3
E. Foster (2), S O'Kane
Swanbourne House 'A': 7

Player of the Match:

The Under 9 'B' team were excited to play in their third match of the netball season and despite the chilly conditions were keen to get the match underway.  We got off to a steady start with much of the play in Swanbourne's attacking third.  Despite numerous attempts on goal Swanbourne were unable to secure a goal until the second quarter thanks to great defending from Diya Karwal and Lacey Weatherley.  The girls grew in confidence throughout the game with excellent movement from Avni Madan and great attmepts on goal from our shooters.  Despite the girls best  attempts we were unable to secure a goal against Swanbourne leaving the final score 1-0.

The Grove 'B': 1
Swanbourne House 'B': 0
Player of the Match: 

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Monday, 17 February 2020 15:33

The Grove U12/13 Netball vs Wellingborough School

DSC 0067The first match was extremely fast paced and it took the girls a little time to settle into the game which Wellingborough were able to capitalise on and scored a number of goals in quick succession. We fought hard to maintain possession but lost it on a number of occasions by rushing to make the pass. The quick goals scored in the early part of the game meant that Wellingborough had opened a strong lead which despite the girl’s best efforts to defend and maintain possession they were unable to close the gap leaving the final score 15-3 to Wellingborough.
The Grove 'A': 3
C. Diniz Fernandez-Lomana (2), A. O'Kane
Wellingborough School 'A': 15
Player of the Match: Esther Williams
We got off to a steady start in the second match with Wellingborough again taking an early lead but we were much more composed throughout this game and displayed more controlled and well thought out passing. We were able to steady the rate of Wellingborough’s goal scoring and use opportunities to shoot more successfully with 2 goals from Alexa O’Kane and one from Hannah Siddall leaving the final score 6-3 to Wellingborough. Despite the loss this was a valuable learning experience for the girls particularly as the Under 13’s to prepare for their tournament next week and for those children playing up one or more age groups. Well done!
The Grove 'B': 3
A. O'Kane (2), H. Siddall
Wellingborough School 'B': 6
Player of the Match: Alexa O'Kane
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Monday, 17 February 2020 15:32

The Grove U9 Netball vs Akeley Wood

2020 01 28 14.32.30The Under 9's supported by 3 Under 8's set off on a wintry afternoon to meet Akeley Wood for their second match of the season. The A team were keen to repeat their previous winning performance and started the match steadily with some positive movements up the court. Akeley Wood marginally had the advantage in the first half but Emily and Summer were able to secure 2 goals with some excellent defending from Autumn Pim. The second half was much stronger with The Grove dominating much of the play and scoring 4 consecutive goals to finish the game 6-2 to the Grove.
The Grove 'A': 6
E. Foster (3), S. O'Kane (3)
Akeley Wood 'A': 2
Player of the Match: Summer O'Kane
The B team tried to rise to the challenge of competing against Akeley's A team and worked hard throughout the first half but despite their best efforts the first half ended 4-0 to Akeley Wood. After some changes to positions  the girls came back strongly with some superb defending from Diya Karwal and Lacey Weatherley who kept out numerous attempts on goal. Unfortunately the gap was too big to pull back leaving the final score 5-0 to Akeley Wood.
The Grove 'B': 0
Akeley Wood 'A': 5
Player of the Match: Avni Madan
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Monday, 17 February 2020 15:30

The Grove U8/9 Netball vs Northampton High

Northampton High school was the venue for the girls first netball fixture of the season for the U9 A team. It was a bit of a grey cold afternoon but the girls were on a high. From the start of the game the grove girls were on fire with some quick passing to allow Summer O’Kane and Emily Foster to both score in the first quarter to give us a 2-0 lead. In the second Quarter Northampton High School pushed hard and only some strong defending from Autumn Pim and Lilly Gibbin kept the score at 2-0 at half time. In the third and fourth Quarter, The Grove were back on top and dominated the game with Summer and Emily scoring two more each. The whole team played an excellent match with the final score being 6-0 to the Grove.
The Grove 'A': 6
S. O'Kane (3), E. Foster (3)
Northampton high 'A': 0
Player of the Match: Summer O'Kane
The B team started the match a little nervously which Northampton High School were able to capitalise on, scoring quickly to open up an early lead. We grew in confidence as the match went on and as a result Lacey was able to secure our first goal of the match. The girls were a little tentative about driving in front of their opponents initially, relying on overhead passes which Northampton High School were able to take advantage of and score a further 3 goals to open up the lead. In the 3rd quarter the girls were much more more assertive about moving in front of their partner allowing Diya to score our second goal of the game. Sadly the lead opened up by Northampton High School was just too much for the girls to pull back leaving the final score 5-2 to them. What an exciting game girls I was delighted by how much you improved throughout the game – well done!
The Grove 'B': 2
L. Weatherley, D. Patel
Northampton High 'B': 5
Player of the Match: Avni Madan
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