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Newbury Netball teams continue their winning start to the year

It’s been a winning start to the year for two of the Newbury Junior Netball teams.

The undefeated Under 13 team continued their winning ways on Sunday (January 30) against B's Navy.

Newbury dominated the first quarter having 90 per cent possession and with some consistent shooting from GA Ava they ended with a 16-0 lead.

The Newbury Juniors under-13 team
The Newbury Juniors under-13 team

The second quarter showed some great feeding into the circle by C Leilah and WA Amy, which helped Newbury increase their lead and go in at half time 27-2 up.

After the break some great interceptions from GD Matilda and great shooting from GS Livvie, further extend Newbury's lead.

In the final quarter C Charlotte controlled the game ensuring the ball made it into their shooting circle where GS Grace worked seamlessly with Ava to secure another 13 goals.

Newbury finished victorious, by 53 goals to 7, with best players going to GD Annabelle and GA Ava.

Following two back to back wins, Newbury’s Under 16 side faced a tough friendly game on Sunday, having already been awarded the points ahead of the match.

The girls gave it their all against the tough opposition of regional players, but eventually went down 22-77.

The week before it was an easier victory, with Newbury defeating Wokingham Red, 56-38.

The first few minutes of this match suggested Newbury were in for a tough game, with Wokingham seeming to have more possession and opportunity. But after a tough start, the Newbury girls picked up some urgency and started to see a flurry of goals.

In the final part of the match the fitness and stamina of the Newbury girls was evident as each player maintained their efforts right up to the final whistle.

Players' player was awarded to GA Ava.

It's been a good start to the year for netball in Newbury
It's been a good start to the year for netball in Newbury

The game before - their first since the Christmas break and having not been able to train since November – the girls secured a narrow victory, beating Royals 48-47 in a nail-biting game.

Grace was nominated as Newbury's best player, having caused more than a few problems for the Royals in the middle of the court.

Two wins in a row for U16s A will no doubt boost confidence in what is a challenging league for them this season.

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