On the 18th November 2019, the year 11 netball team headed off to Wiltshire for a netball weekend at PGL Liddington.
The tournament started on Saturday morning. It was a crisp morning and with two injuries during the warm up, things were not off to a good start. The Towers’ first game was against Great Torrington Community School 2, who got off to a great start and were leading 5 -2 at half time; however, in true Towers style, our girls kept on going, finishing with a 6-5 win. In the second game against Redbridge Community School, the first half was even but the goals just did not seem to be going in and we lost the second half with a final score of 10-7. The third game of the day was against Queensbridge School. Towers girls worked put in maximum effort and were able to showcase their skills, winning 14-5. As heavy rain started, Towers played their last game of the day against Colchester High School, another tight game but Towers continued to work hard and maintain possession, winning 5-0.
The second day of netball started with a game against Great Torrington Community School 3. This was a tight game, but Towers managed to control the second half and won 7-2. The final game of the tournament was against Great Torrington Community 2 again and although Towers had won the first game the day before, and it was 4-3 to Towers at half time, Great Torrington took control in the second half and won 8-4.
Even though Towers lost two games in the tournament, we finished second place in the table and went through to play the third positioned team in the table in the semi-finals. It was against Great Torrington Community School 3 again! This time the pressure was starting to take its toll on the Towers a little and we were losing 5-3 at half time. The Towers girls worked so hard in the second half, despite a number of injuries and foul play by the opposition. By full time, the score was 6-6 at and so it went to extra time. It was a tense four minutes but Towers remained strong, winning 9-6.
And so the Towers went through to the finals to play against Redbridge Community School. This was such a close game and Towers maintained possession to create a lead of 5-4. In the second half, it was goal for goal: the tension was mounting. With 2 minutes to go, the score was a nail-biting 8-8… and then Redbridge scored! Unfortunately, Towers missed the next goal and Redbridge took possession to score 3 goals, ending the match 12-9.
A proud Towers team took second place and received their medals from Eboni Usoro-Brown, an England national netball player. Throughout the tournament hey continually demonstrated commitment, determination and teamwork. We are all proud of you.