Year 3 & 4 Netball versus Beckington
On Monday afternoon Beckington were the visitors for a Year 3 & 4 netball fixture. Both teams were intent on attacking and the game was played at a great pace. With space at a premium on the small court the players had to work really hard to lose their markers. Both teams worked hard to move the ball quickly into the attacking third but it was Beckington who took the lead. The lead was short lived though as Springmead responded with a point of their own. The game continued end to end but the attacking players on both teams could not take their chances and the score remained level until after several attacking rebounds Beckington managed to score a second point. Springmead continued to press for an equaliser but despite several opportunities the ball wouldn’t drop and Beckington managed to hold their advantage.
Year 5 & 6 Netball versus North Bradley
The Year 5 & 6 netball team made the trip to North Bradley on Thursday afternoon. Despite the damp conditions the match was able to go ahead and captain Martha Atkinson won the toss allowing Springmead to start with the first centre pass. With the extra space on the North Bradley court Springmead were able to move the ball with speed from end to end and soon took the lead. North Bradley struck back almost immediately and started to put pressure on the Springmead defence of Angus Walsby and Charlie Shakespeare. The defence stood firm and allowed centre, Jacob Miller, to move the ball quickly to attackers Atkinson and Charlie Herd who, after a few early sighters, soon found their range and by halftime had amassed a 1 – 5 lead. The three changes made at halftime did not weaken the Springmead dominance on the game and the second half continued in similar fashion although the change of ends seemed to disrupt the shooting ability of the Springmead attackers and several opportunities were missed. The new defensive pairing of Campbell Goff and Bella Pullin continued to frustrate the North Bradley attackers. Eventually Louis Mansfield and Martha Atkinson started to find some success with their shooting and stretched their lead to 1 – 7. North Bradley also managed to break their second half duck but it was Springmead who completed the scoring which made the final score 2 – 8 and a second good victory for the senior netball team.
Mendip Junior Cross Country League
On Tuesday 5th March, in glorious spring sunshine, Oakhill was the venue for the fourth Mendip Junior Cross Country League event of the year.
We travelled to Oakhill with a bit team or 21 runners from year 3,4, 5 and 6 and were able to field full teams in all four races.
All children put in a fantastic effort! Well done to Zakarie Rosenfeld, Harry Buchan and Louis Mansfield who all competed in their first race at the Mendip Junior Cross Country League.
As the newsletter goes to print we are still awaiting race results; when they are published you can find them on the playground notice board.