Golden goal hands tro­phy to King’s

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - NET­BALL

KING’S mini mar­vels have lifted the As­so­ci­a­tion of Ju­nior In­de­pen­dent Schools’ North West Net­ball Cham­pi­onships thanks to just one goal.

The girls from King’s In­fant and Ju­nior Di­vi­sion tied 8-8 with the Grange School in a nail-bit­ing fi­nal, but be­cause they had scored 40 goals in the 25 team tour­na­ment against 39 for the girls from North­wich, King’s were awarded the tro­phy.

The top re­gional tro­phy com­pletes a sea­son dou­ble with the King’s girls also win­ning the Macclesfield and Dis­trict League Di­vi­sion One with wins against arch ri­vals Up­ton Pri­ory, Marl­bor­ough and Park Royal in the town’s top league.

In the North-West AJIS cup the girls had to hold their nerve in two ti­tanic bat­tles first beat­ing Old­han Hulme 5-4 in the semi-fi­nal the first time a King’s team had ever beaten Hulme who come from what is the UK’s spir­i­tual home of net­ball.

In the fi­nal, lethal goal shoot­ers Lot­tie Dennett and Fay Fitz­mau­rice kept their cool with some clin­i­cal strikes to keep just ahead of the game.

King’s net­ball coach Ni­cola Squares said: “It’s all about at­ti­tude, de­ter­mi­na­tion and team work. They have been an ab­so­lute plea­sure to coach this year.”

Pic­tured at the front is cap­tain Izzy Moores. Then from the left are wing attack Scar­lett Brough; wing de­fender So­phie Miller; cen­tral de­fender Holly Burke; goal shooter Lot­tie Dennett; goal keeper So­phie Scott, Aimee Knight and Fay Fitz­mau­rice.

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