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Netballers jump for joy over latest victoriesMarch 23rd, 2017
It has been a busy time for HMSG netball teams. Both divisions in the Wye Valley League were yet to be decided, with the 1st team in with a chance of claiming the overall title for the fourth successive year and the 2nd and 3rd teams both in with a shout of winning division 2.
With two tough matches ahead of the them, the 1st team put up a tremendous fight to beat Usk 1st team (featuring plenty of HMSG Old Girls) by 11 goals. They backed this up with a crushing victory over Monmouth 1st team, 62-22 to retain their title and secure their name on the trophy for another year.
The 3rd team had a fantastic victory, 45-9 to ensure they claimed the title in division 2 without losing a match since the split of the league, whilst the 2nd team were runners up.
The Habs 7 event took place for the first time at Crayford Academy, with both the 1st and U13 teams looking to build upon their victories from last year. The 1st team were unbeaten on the day and retained the Sidwell Cup, beating Adams Grammar, Elstree, Knights Academy and Abraham Darby in the process.
The U15 team comfortably qualified through to the top division in the playoffs and fought tirelessly in poor weather conditions. Victories against Abraham Darby and Knights Academy, but a loss against Elstree put them in the running for the title, but it was not guaranteed. In the end, the 6-0 victory against Knights Academy was the defining moment and they took the Hall Trophy on goals difference; a title HMSG has not won for three years.
The U13 team fought well throughout the day, and against some very tall opposition, held their own in several of the matches. They finished the tournament in 3rd position behind two very strong teams from Elstree and Knights Academy.
The 1st and 2nd teams additionally took part in the annual Malvern St James tournament, where the 1st team remained undefeated throughout the day against teams from Malvern St James, Hereford Cathedral, Shrewsbury, Llandovery and Christ College Brecon. The 2nds had an outstanding day, finishing the top performing 2nd team by a considerable margin, defeating Shrewsbury 1st team and drawing with Llandovery 1st team.