Bradley Stoke Netball Club’s (BSNC’s) Second Team headed to the Sir Bernard Lovell Sports Centre to face their local rivals Winterbourne on Saturday.
In the first quarter, Winterbourne were out of the blocks fast but Bradley Stoke goal keeper Kim Sutton had an excellent five minutes when she blocked at least ten shots or passes denying the Winterbourne side goals.
She then carried on her excellent performance throughout the rest of the game and she was one of the players that stood out for me!
However, Winterbourne won the first two quarters of the game but that does not reflect the team’s performance! They were playing exceptionally well and were making some really good positive movements.
At the end of the second half, Bradley Stoke were only nine points down and the positive movements and passing carried on through the third quarter which Bradley Stoke won pulling out an exceptional team performance.
The fourth quarter, and Bradley Stoke were really feeling the pressure of the local derby.
The middle of the court lacked pressure and Winterbourne were able to pass the ball up the field through their centre, it was almost too easy for them.
Bradley Stoke needed to settle down in the final minutes of the game, they had passes dropped and chances missed which inevitably cost them the game.
The final score of the game was:
Bradley Stoke Seconds 24-34 Winterbourne
Connor’s verdict: Overall an excellent performance from the Bradley Stoke Team and something they can work on in the training ground, they were positive from start to finish which was always good to see.
Player of the game was awarded to Dawn and players’ player to Charlie.
Other Bradley Stoke Netball Club scores:
- The Firsts lost 20-27 to Whitchurch
- The Under-16s lost to Mangotsfield
- The Under 14’s won 25-4 against Mangotsfield
Photo: BSNC Seconds in action against Winterbourne. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
Listen to Connor Summers’s interview with two of the BSNC players:
Audio clip courtesy of Connor Summers and Bradley Stoke Radio
Tae-Kwon-Do: British Championships successes
North Bristol Tae-Kwon-Do Club, who train at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, recently travelled to the British Championships. They have done fantastically as a club and achieved an amazing haul of medals.
Here is list of the awards:
- Ben Bennett – boys green belt lightweight sparring bronze
- Elisha Bogle – ladies black belt middleweight sparring silver
- Ben Carlsson – mens green belt middleweight sparring gold
- Pam Dulay – executive ladies black belt sparring silver
- Steve Ellans – mens yellow belt heavyweight sparring bronze
- Lily Hutchinson – ladies blue belt middleweight sparring bronze
- Emma Lloyd – ladies black belt heavyweight sparring bronze
- George Lopresti – boys red belt middleweight sparring bronze
- Giovanni Lopresti – mens blue belt middleweight sparring bronze
- James Maggs – mens red belt heavyweight sparring gold
- Dawid Walas, Ben Carlsson and Steve Ellans – mens yellow/green belt tag team gold
Two fighters stood out – James Maggs achieving gold in the red belt heavyweight sparring category and Elisha Bogle getting silver in ladies black belt middleweight.
Photo: James Maggs, gold medal winner. [Photo credit: North Bristol TDK]
Football: Bradley Stoke Youth FC
Baileys Court Cricket Ground was full of football on Sunday morning. One of the games there was the Bradley Stoke Youth FC Under-11 Girls Team derby, where the White team played the Blues and what a game it was!
Both teams were making some great runs but both sets of defences were playing well and found out how to deal with the pressure.
The first half ended 0-0 and it wasn’t until the second half that the action got going, the Blues took the lead through Amelia Roff who fired into the top corner after a fantastic through ball.
Two goals in ten minutes after that meant that the Whites team claimed all three points. The goals came from Laura Hewlett and Emily Hulbert, both with excellent finishes.
The Bradley Stoke Under-10 Girls lost 2-0 to Westbury Foxes ending an eight game unbeaten run. The team put out a fantastic performance and this is what the manager said:
“To end the year in such fashion is obviously disappointing, we just weren’t at the races today and we allowed Westbury far too much time on the ball and didn’t close them down like we should have – and they made us pay. Defeat also brings an end to our eight match unbeaten run which is a double disappointment but I will get the girls together and we will re-group and come back stronger as a result of this defeat and ensure we learn from our mistakes today.”
Article by Connor Summers
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