Hot Shots win County Cup

29 Mar 2022 03:18
Published by: Scott Callan

King's hot shots were jumping for joy after landing the Cheshire County under-12 netball tournament.

The nine-girl squad features a string of top city, county and club stars and was far too strong for most opposition.

In the preliminary round robin, King's beat Congleton High 18 - 1, Neston 21 - 0 and Christleton 17 - 0 in a succession of one-sided victories but their mettle was tested against Upton School from Chester in a 6 - 6 draw.

The semi-final saw King's face the Grange from Northwich and they played patiently concisely and with conviction ultimately coasting home to a 10 - 3 win.

That set up a crunch final against their former adversaries Upton, but having assessed the opposition's strengths and weaknesses they were not able to be held again, churning out a clinical 10 - 2 as they pounced on Upton's errors.

Coach Melanie Phillips said: "Their key strengths were team work, spirit and versatility with players changing roles from defence to midfield to attack to gain experience and master each role."

The sharp shooters at the tournament were Charlotte Baxter, Minnie Farooq and Lola Bianchi. The mid-court maestros were Tilly Collins, Grace Taylor, Jennie Banks, Hattie Usher, Annabel Wong and in defence were Annabel Wong, Lola Bianchi, Minnie Farooq and Isabel Challinor.

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