North Dorset Netball Tournament Champions
The U13 team were determined to come away with a good result today after the success of the previous week. The tournament was split in to 2 sections and Hanford faced Clayesmore in the first game. A wonderful start leading 9-1 at half time, the match finished at 14 -2. Another strong performance against Gillingham with a 13-1 victory, the team then faced Sherborne Girls in the last match of the section. Leading 4-2 at half time, the game finished at 10-5.
Having won the section Hanford played the runners up in the other group – Port Regis. This was always going to be a competitive, closely fought game and it proved to be the toughest of the day. A good start, Hanford went ahead 4-2 by half time but Octavia took a heavy fall and had to come off court. A messier second half but the final score was a 6-4 victory.
Hanford then played Blandford School in the final which was played at a high pace. The girls got off to an excellent start and some super defensive play by all the girls enabled the team to make the most of their possession and led 5 goals to 2 by half time. A change around by the Blandford team at half time did disrupt the flow of play in the second half but the team kept their lead and finished 10-6.
North Dorset Champions!