Today our 7 netballers played in the Tyne and Wear County Finals at Blume Flames, Benton, Newcastle.

They, along with the top 3 qualifying teams from each of the boroughs making up Tyne and Wear County played some very competitive matches. We had a tough draw in group 2. Firstly we played eventual champions St. Benet’s (Sunderland), despite leading early in the game, we lost 3-1, Maddison Fontaine scoring.

Next we played Walkergate (Newcastle) and drew 3-3, Charlie Bates (Captain) scoring 2 goals, with Erika Judd adding the third.

Our third group match was against King’s Priory (North Tyneside): we dominated the match with some slick passing. Aston Hall scored 2 goals, Erika 1 and Brooke Urwin the fourth goal to win 4-0.

The fourth game was against Bailey Green (Newcastle) we won 3-2, Maddison scoring 2 goals and Brooke 1.

In the next match it was a close encounter, but for errors we could have won, but lost 3-2, Erika and Brooke scoring a goal a piece.

Our penultimate match we played Mortimer (South Tyneside), who would eventually finish 3rd overall. We sadly lost 5-1, Maddison scoring our only goal.

The final match of the day for our team was a great game, we drew 3-3 with Sacred Heart (Gateshead). Maddison, Aston and Brooke scoring 1 goal each.

Congratulations to the team who missed out on reaching the Medal Matches: Aston Hall, Sahib Basra, Maddison Fontaine, Erika Judd, Brooke Urwin & Beth Thompson.

1st – St. Benet’s (Sunderland) WON 6-3

2nd – Fulwell Juniors (Sunderland)

3rd Mortimer (South Tyneside)

4th St. Oswald’s (Newcastle)