County school netball champions crowned at Lincoln tournament

The winning team, from left, Kayla Borley, Molli Cleaver, Jo Crombie, Anastasia Pywell, Molly Atkinson, Issy Chandler, Freya Harvey, Phoebe Archer and absent from photo Ismay Fox.
The winning team, from left, Kayla Borley, Molli Cleaver, Jo Crombie, Anastasia Pywell, Molly Atkinson, Issy Chandler, Freya Harvey, Phoebe Archer and absent from photo Ismay Fox.
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The newly-formed Stamford High School First VII were crowned netball county champions after a tournament in Lincoln.

The SHS team started the tournament with some great wins against Brigg, Lincoln College, Caistor, Bourne and Priory LSST.

The next team the girls faced was Deeping, who had also won all their games to that point. It was a tough match and after putting up a great fight, the SHS team won by a single goal.

The final match was against QEGs Horncastle. After a disappointing start, trailing by 0-6 in the first few minutes, the SHS team knuckled down and played some excellent netball. Unfortunately they suffered their first defeat of the day with a final score of 15-16.

After a nervous wait, the team were eventually crowned County Champions on goal difference.

Captain Molly Atkinson said: “We were ecstatic to discover that we had won the tournament and would go forward as Lincolnshire County Champions. The whole team is really looking forward to the regional round in January.”

The Deepings School U19 netball squad also qualified for the round of the national competition.