University netballers are up for cup success

The University of Chichester's first team are all smiles
The University of Chichester's first team are all smiles

THE UNIVERSITY of Chichester’s netball teams have begun battles to win the cup.

All Chichester teams were involved but faced tough competition. The first and second teams now progress to the next round.

The first team travelled to Kent, making their mark in the first quarter by taking a 6-0 lead in the first few minutes.

Great movement down the court from the whole team brought a final score of 45-34. Players of the match were Charlotte Hill and Elisha Hill for playing consistently.

The seconds were at home to Westminster in the first round of the cup. Chichester started slowly, but after some great tips down the whole court the team pulled through to a 31-12 win.

Gemma Twine was named player of the match for great movement and shooting in attack.

The thirds were away to UCL thirds. All the team had to play in different positions because of many players being unable to play.

Charlotte Honour, Alescia Ferrari and Megan Williams were joint players of the match in a 42-36 loss.

An away game for the fourths against RUMS University ended in a 37-21 loss. Elizabeth Treble was awarded player of the match.

The fifths suffered travel problems on the way to face Reading thirds and disrupted the line-up badly. The final score of 59-15 didn’t stop the opposition commending the whole team on their efforts.

There were three players of the match – Amy Walters for her excellent play out of position at goal keeper, Sophie Alford for her versatile playing across the court and Abby Benson for consistent and reliable shooting.