Maybe it was the new pink bibs or perhaps it was the sheer hard work and enthusiasm but Kibblesworth Academy certainly made themselves known at tonight’s netball tournament.
It was the first of 3 legs and as soon as we seen the line-up we knew we had some stiff competition! Bill Quay has beaten us to the top spot in the last 2 tournaments so we really had our work cut out for us when we realised they were our first match of the night. Molly got us off to a flying start with an amazing goal from the edge of the circle; unfortunately for us the whistle blew mere milliseconds before the ball left her hands and was ultimately disallowed. With pure grit and determination from both teams the game resulted in a 0-0 draw, however given our history with the team, we walked away extremely happy with that result.
Walking away from a tough game with a well-earned draw under our belts we went on to the 2nd match of the night against Clover Hill…and this time Molly was going to make sure her goals counted. With our highest scoring match of the night, the game ended with a 7-2 victory to us, YIPPEEE!
As the gails blew and the rain got heavier, our spirit got stronger and stronger and we went into our third match against Portabello with great drive and team spirit! Brady Jnr was unstoppable as she covered the area of the court as center like a pro, making fantastic tactical decisions and setting up great plays. Charlotte also showed that tough things come in small packages after she carried on like a trooper despite receiving a nasty blow to the chin…I think that poor boy will think twice before messing with McKinnell again! After a tough game, we walked away victorious with a 2-1 win.
Not wanting to ruin our winning streak we were focused as we went into our final game against Lobley Hill. During this match, the team made everyone so proud with their impeccable sportsmanship as they supported their opponents who were less familiar with the game. After another display of fantastic teamwork and skill Kibblesworth walked away with a 4-0 win.
I just want to say a massive well done to both the players and the children who supported us from the side lines tonight. Not only did you make myself and Miss Garnett super proud, 2 teachers from other schools also commented on your efforts and amazing attitudes…see it does not go un-noticed!!
1 down, 2 to go! COME ON!!!!!!