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Year 6 Netball - Oakridge v Merton

Our year 6's headed to Merton looking to gain their first victory of the school year, and this was certainly achieved.


We started the game very brightly and began to assert our authority over Merton in the opening minutes, leading to an early goal from Riley. During the next 10 minutes, we were a bit erratic with our passing, marking and shooting, and even though we were still very much on top, we couldn't quite get that much-needed second goal. After the first 10 minutes had ended, we had a very firm chat about being more relaxed on the ball, picking up our players quicker, and taking our time with the shooting. From here on, we never looked back.


Our work rate to win the ball back was a top draw; we limited Merton to very little possession, and most of the time, we kept them in their defensive third. Our passing became slicker, and we now found ourselves converting our chances, which took us into the half-time break 7-0 up. The message during the break was simple: keep doing what we are doing, and victory will be assured. I also set the team a target of not conceding a goal.


The floodgates began to open in the second half, and we ended up winning the game 15-0. Full credit must go to Merton as they kept fighting until the end in a situation where it would have been easy to give up. Everyone was excellent today; we executed the game plan to perfection, and a special thank you must go to Miss Wilson, who has been helping the team at the netball club to improve their overall play. There was a noticeable difference in their movement, passing and shooting, which made all the difference. Onto the next one!


Team (goals): Myah (1), Evie (2), Zac (5), Willow (3), George (2), Riley (2), Taiyah and Sophia.