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Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The Under 12, Under 14, Under 15 and Under 16 netball teams were all winners at the Bolton Schools' Netball League Finals. The Under 13 team also qualified to play at the Finals.
The netball finals evening was hosted at the Leverhulme Pavilion. The top two teams from each half of the league played in a crossover semi-final and final. With each half of the league consisting of eight teams, the five Bolton School teams have already proved themselves worthy just by earning their places in the finals!
The Under 12 team came up against Turton in the semi-final. After conceding no goals, they won the match 3-0. They then faced Thornleigh in the final, and worked their way to a very decisive victory with a score of 18-2.
Thornleigh also played in the Under 13 semi-final against the Bolton School team. This game was very even throughout, resulting in a 2-2 tie at the final whistle. After a further two minutes of play the scores were still tied at 3-3, so the result had to be decided on a ‘Golden Goal’ – the first team to score were the winners. With all of the goals being scored in line with the team that took the centre pass, Thornleigh won the toss and this resulted in them scoring first. It was really disappointing to not go through after such a close contest.
The Under 14 team had greater success. The Bolton School girls played Rivington for the semi-final: a match which they comfortably won 5-1. In the final versus Turton, the team were determined to come away victorious and their score of 17-4 reflects their efforts.
In the Under 15 competition, the girls beat Thornleigh in the semi-final. This resulted in them playing a second game against St James’s and after some exceptional play and no goals conceded, the girls were victorious with a fantastic score of 22-0!
The Under 16 team were matched with Rivington in their semi-final match, where they were convincing winners by 12-0. Turton succeeded against St James's in their semi-final, and so were Bolton School’s competition in the final. The match was fiercely contested from start to finish, but Bolton school proved to be the stronger team on the evening, winning by an impressive 12-3.
It was a really exciting evening of sport, with so many excellent scores from the Bolton School teams, and all of the girls should be very proud of their achievements on the night.
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