Golden goal hands trophy to King’s
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.