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Barnby Road Academy

‘Where everyone is able to achieve their best’


This Saturday morning we took our two netball teams to the Spring NDPSSA tournament. Fourteen schools and two B teams were represented from Newark. The last minute girls B team were standing in for Lovers Lane who had dropped out on Friday evening. The B team managed two draws and a win and just failed to qualify for the group stages but what a performance from a "Scratch " side lead by Rosie!


The A team were at their best scoring over 30 goals without reply in their six qualifying matches! They then beat a good John Hunt side 7-0 in the quarter final, Winthorpe 5-0 in their Semi .


The final was against an unbeaten Highfields side who were on top of their form. It was the toughest game of our morning and Highfields centres were on good form disrupting our quick moving game. Half time saw us taking a 2-0 lead before our final rotation. The second half was tight but we managed one more goal. Highfields then came back at us and scored the first goal against us in the tournament, they threatened to go to 2-3 but for some great defending. It proved to be the one and only goal conceded and we went on to clinch the Spring tournament 3-1 to go with our win in the Autumn  tournament. The girls completing their 31st game without defeat in what could prove the perfect season. They have five more games this week to clinch the Full league title. Their play was exhibition stuff and the fluency coached into them a fantastic credit to the three school coaches. Great Job girls: Ebony, Mia, Abbie, Mollie, Lyla, Millie, Libby. WHAT A TEAM!