Crosskeys 1 v Hatfield Broad Oak 1
This morning saw the final game of the season for Crosskeys 1 in the Stortford league. Due to holidays, injuries, the London Marathon and Stanbrough league it was necessary for us to call upon our Uni girls (home on Easter breaks) to help us out! What a team we had out!
From the outset Hatfield Broad Oak tried hard and, in fact, took an early lead. That was not to last. The superior skills, speed and agility of the Crosskeys players soon saw them build an unassailable lead. Excellent shooting accuracy from Laura, Esther and Katie. Determined defending from Nikki, Astrid and Sophie. Flair and tireless running from Michelle, Zoe and Alice meant a final, impressive score of Crosskeys 67 Hatfield Broad Oak 18.
A brilliant end to the season which everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy.
Well done to Amber Moore and Kate Peacock who for the last 3 days have been on a junior netball camp.
As they were the older ones they were each allocated a team to lead each day. Kate Peacock won best team leader winning another netball for the collection!
I went to Harlow Leisurezone last night for the Cup competition (haven’t been down on Cup night for several years). I have to congratulate everyone on the Crosskeys teams for representing the club in such an exemplary way. Not just good play but also great sportsmanship. What really impressed me the most, above all the court play, was the way both teams integrated some of our brilliant young players. This to me is definitely the way forward for Crosskeys NC. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the games. No-one looked “out of their depth”.
had a brilliant evening. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.
THANK YOU girls for making me proud. Looking forward to next season
Crosskeys 2 v Tornados
This morning Crosskeys 2 put on a superb display of skilful netball against a “tricky” Tornados team. After a slow start Crosskeys came into their own and dominated the first quarter with some brilliant defensive and court play, finished off with some accurate shooting. This trend continued into the second, third and fourth quarters.
Every player wearing purple kit contributed with great movement, passing, interceptions, defending or shooting. The final score was an impressive, Crosskeys 55 – 35 Tornados.
With just one game left to play there is now a definite possibility of promotion for next season.
Congratulations to Esther for POM nomination but well done Lucy, Estelle, Georgina, Jackie, Sophie, Esther and Bex for a terrific team performance.
The evening at Harlow Leisurezone started at 7.15p.m. This year it was a “round robin” competition so everyone was playing everyone else from Div 3 and 4.
We had a combined youth squad made up of the following players :- Reah, Molly, Harriet, Ashleigh, Megan, Abbie, Anna, Hanae and Millie. Anna (as usual) captained the side brilliantly and fairly. Each squad player missing two games out of the nine played. Read More
BISHOPS STORTFORD LEAGUE: Sunday 30th March
Crosskeys Youth A v Sparks
Both teams played some excellent netball but at the end of the first quarter Crosskeys were trailing by two goals!
Oh no! What was going on? We couldn’t lose this one!
With some team changes made, the second quarter began. Both teams continued to play well, although with both making some unforced errors!
At half time Crosskeys trailed by three goals! WE COULD NOT LOSE THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON. NOT AFTER THE GREAT SEASON WE’D HAD ! More team changes and the third quarter started. Read More
Jess has been a member of Crosskeys since she attended Primary school. She has always been recognised as being a good player but this season she has had an exceptional year. In both the leagues that she regularly plays in she has consistently been nominated Player of the Match. During her time with the club Jess has mostly played with girls of her own age but this season has been asked to play at senior level (along side her mum). Crosskeys consider themselves lucky to count Jess among their players as she is also a talented County swimmer. Jessica’s nomination for the Jack Petchey award is well deserved. Not only is she a very good player but she is also a great role model.
Latest stanborough table – with 2 games to go the maths says (barring points deductions) that were definitely in for a top 2 finish = promotion to div 2 and playing indoors next season well done everyone who’s played with us – and there have been many of you! But we obviously still need to win our final 2 games and come top, games which are against 2nd and 3rd in the table. 6th and 13th April are the fixture dates – we need all the support we can get if anyone can come and cheer us on.
I HAVE TO CONGRATULATE MY LOVELY CROSSKEYS 4 GIRLS (HARLOW). TONIGHT THEY PLAYED EPPING (3RD IN THE DIVISION).
I CAN’T BELIEVE THE IMPROVEMENT IN THIS TEAM SINCE CHRISTMAS?
REAH AND HARRIET SHOT BRILLIANTLY THROUGHOUT THE GAME. JACKIE, JESS AND ANNA IN MID COURT WERE TIRELESS AND ABBIE AND MILLIE JUMPED, INTERCEPTED, REBOUNDED AND FOUGHT FOR EVERY BALL.
SOME OF THE GIRLS KNEW THAT WE HAD TO WIN THIS GAME TO STAND A CHANCE OF STAYING UP NEXT SEASON AND WIN WE DID.
FINAL SCORE WAS 27 -24. A TERRIFIC RESULT FROM A TERRIFIC BUNCH OF GIRLS. I AM GOING TO MISS THEM SOOOOO MUCH WHEN THEY GO OFF TO UNI. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE BACK AFTER!
CROSSKEYS 4 WILL BE PLAYING IN DIVISION 3 AT HARLOW NEXT SEASON.