Local junior netball clubs Horsham Community and Storrington Stars both played their first ever match fixture at Collyer’s in Horsham on Saturday and it was Stars who emerged victorious 27-6. Stars started up three years ago and Horsham 18 months ago so playing a match was an important milestone to negotiate and both clubs are planning more competitive outings to keep up the progress.
Stars had a degree of age and height advantage over their opponents and after a tight first quarter which they sneaked 4-3 they accelerated courtesy of some excellent shooting and made Horsham pay for some overlong passing which gave too many opportunities for interceptions.
Cameron Wright was excellent for Horsham with his boundless energy and jumping providing regular disruption to Stars’ flow. Other creditable features to Horsham’s play included Ella East’s sharp passing, Amy Richardson’s industry and the attacking thrust of Shelby Braybrooke and Imogen Wyllie.
All players benefitted from the opportunity to put their training into competitive action. Stars have a tournament coming up in East Grinstead in early May so this game put them in good stead for that bigger challenge.
Horsham players will be back to club practice this Wednesday at Collyer’s, 5-6.15pm. Contact Ian.firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved.