Granville had a very long, tiring, but extremely satisfying day of netball at Roedean; battling it out alongside 63 other teams from the South East for a coveted place in the national finals. AND THEY DID IT!
In a round robin section of eight, we lost the first match, against a very strong Guildford High School team. A crucial turnover by GHS allowed them to score with possession in an otherwise tight match that we lost 3-1. Granville easily won the remaining six matches in the section, finishing in 2nd place behind GHS, who won all of their matches. GHS had automatic qualification to the national finals, along with the section winners of the other seven sections.
40 teams went home. Eight teams automatically through, and only three remaining qualifying places out of the 16 teams, who finished in 2nd or 3rd place in their section. Comfortable wins against St Ives and Brighton College put us through to the third round of six teams fighting for those three places. A further three matches returned two wins and one loss, and that was enough to put us through in 9th place, just behind the automatic qualifiers.
The team fought valiantly, scoring 70 goals ‘en route’ to the finals, and conceding only 19.
|Granville v Guildford High School||Lost 1 – 3|
|Granville v Surbiton||Won 5 -0|
|Granville v Skippers Hill||Won 9 - 1|
|Granville v St Andrews||Won 11 - 0|
|Granville v Kent College||Won 5 -2|
|Granville v Cummor House||Won 4 - 1|
|Granville v Eaton House||Won 12 - 0|
|Qualifying Round 2|
|Granville v St Ives||Won 7 - 1|
|Granville v Brighton College||Won 5 -3|
|Qualifying Round 3|
|Granville v Holy Cross||Won 4 - 2|
|Granville v Copthorne||Lost 2 - 4|
|Granville v Holmewood House||Won 5- 2|
Well done for excellent play to Zoe Brown, Scarlett Collins, Jemima Chambers, Ellie Mackenzie, Kitty Matson, Sasha Kelly, Rosie Talbot and Zoë Naylor-Perrott. Thank you also to Lucy Bullock and Emily Cons who came as reserves.