Week commencing 28 January 2019
Friday 25 January
U11 A v West Buckland - won 12-3
"The U11 A squad were very excited to start their 2019 netball campaign on Friday against a good West Buckland side," said Miss Wright.
"The first quarter started off well for Exeter with the team scoring first to set the tone for the game. Throughout the match some excellent agility and movement was shown from Emma Barton and Megan Roberts in attacking positions.
"Captain Yasmin Brown worked the D exceptionally well throughout, scoring some excellent goals. During the match, players rotated positions to allow all for all of the squad to hone in on their skills and demonstrate the strength and depth throughout. Well done to all of the girls for a mature performance."
U11 B v West Buckland - won 9-5
"As ever, the girls were excited for their game on Friday afternoon and ready to put in a strong performance against West Buckland," said Miss Wright.
"Captain Lucy Netherton worked hard in the attacking positions, transferring the ball through Freya Kotting to the D. Phoebe worked exceptionally hard throughout the game in her specific positions having such a positive impact on the result.
"During the second half of the game the team had to work really hard to ensure they led with 4 goals clear. A brilliant competition and such an enjoyable one to umpire and coach. Well done to all."
Monday 28 January
U10A v Maynard - lost 5-8
"The walk down to Maynard was a good warm up for the girls," said Miss Wright.
"The team was focused and ready for another good game of netball. Right from the offset, it was clear that it was going to be a very close and hard fought game. The ball travelled from end to end throughout and the score line reflected this with scores during the match such as 3-3, 4-3 and 5-6.
"In the last quarter Maynard pulled away, but only slightly. The team played some truly excellent netball and many supporters commented on how brilliant every player performed.
"Some truly excellent displays of agility and co-ordination came from captain Katie McMurray, Emily Bishop and Gracie Blake.
"Star player went to both Bea Hughes and Evie Jenkins. Well done on an excellent spirited performance displayed by all members of the team."
U10B v Maynard School - won 4 - 3
"The U10B team played with increasing energy and speed, marking their opponents well and really thinking about getting into a space and demonstrating their different ball-passing skills," said Ms Barnes.
"It was a really exciting and competitive game, with excellent goals scored and super teamwork and communication."
Wednesday 30 January
U10A v St Peter's Prep - won 11-3
"What a game!" said Miss Wright. "It was a sunny afternoon and the U10 A squad, captained by Bea Hughes, were ready for the game v St Peter's. The team started off well making some excellent passes up the court towards the attacking D. In the first half St Peters made Exeter work really hard for every ball, however Exeter’s resilience and determination saw Exeter take the lead at half time. Grace Stevenson played particularly well in defence as did Hanna Sari and Evie Jenkins.
"It was in the second half that the team really settled into the game, seeing Exeter increase their lead resulting in a 11-3 win. I know the team are delighted with the result, but as always with these girls, this most important aspect is that the amazing team sprit they display and the amount of fun they have! Really well done, I am so proud of all the girls."
U10B v St Peter's Prep - lost 3 - 6
"The B team, captained by Lamorna May, were rearing to go after their victory over Maynars earlier in the week," said Miss Wright.
"As always, the girls played their socks off and worked really hard to transfer the ball up to Exeter’s attacking end of the court. Some brilliant interceptions were made by Emily Bishop and Connie Kemmish keeping the score to 4-3 at half time.
"Once again, St Peter's made Exeter work really hard for the ball, but when Exeter gained possession they passed the ball at pace up the court. However St Peter’s shooting was brilliant and when the final whistle went it resulted in 6-3. Star of the day goes to River Tinkler whose game developed from strength to strength throughout. Well done to everyone for such an exciting and close game."
Tuesday 29 January
U11A: ESFA Danone Cup Devon Finals - postponed
Wednesday 30 January
U11B v St John's School - cancelled
Friday 25 January
U11A v West Buckland - won 4 - 2 (Oliver Rochester 2, Wilfred Venn, Gus Lovell)
"Spectators certainly chose a great match to watch - high paced, competitive and lots of skill on show," said Mr Bland.
"From the outset both teams moved the ball quickly and although we were a goal down at half time, it was all to play for. The boys certainly took up the challenge and a flurry of determined attacks saw us back in to the game.
"A fantastic save by Jack Wills saw him punch away a rocket of a shot, seeing it ping off the high side of the bar. The momentum was now very much in our favour and although they pulled one back, it was not enough and we finished deserved 4 - 2 winners.
"All the boys deserve credit, with goal scorers Oli Rochester, Wilfred Venn and Gus Lovell, all benefiting from some sharp build up and support from their defence. Well done to the boys."
U11B v West Buckland - won 4 – 2 (Alex Vosper 4)
"This was a very enjoyable encounter, with the difference between the two teams being our clinical finishing, in direct contrast to the game against Queen’s last Saturday!" said Mr Ashman.
"Once again, Toby Lutke-Schipholt directed affairs in the centre of midfield and Alex Vosper was very clinical up front. A special mention should also go to our goalkeeper, Henry Batty, who made a couple of excellent saves.
"We led 3 – 0 at half-time, but West Buckland made a superb recovery to bring the game back to 4 – 2. Our boys really had to dig in to stay in front, which they duly did.
"Will Hamilton and Theo Ibrahim really held things together very effectively at the back in the closing stages. Overall, this match was a very entertaining end to a Friday afternoon!"
Wednesday 30 January
U11A v Wellington - lost 0 - 1
"The boys fought hard in what was a tight match and despite putting together some lovely pieces of play struggle to put the ball in the back of the net," said Mr Mason.
U11B v Wellington School - won 6 – 3 (Tom Byrne 3, Alex Vosper, Joe McFadyen 2)
"A good win for the team," said Mr Bland.
"A strong first half saw us dominate, taking our chances to take a comfortable three goal lead. The second half saw Wellington fight back, at one stage pulling back to within one at 4 – 3.
"We then had to regroup to take control and finish deserved 6 – 3 winners. Tom Byrne did well to pick up a hat trick, with Joe McFadyen also enjoying his first outing, picking up a couple of goals. Alex Vosper was strong in midfield, also jumping in with a well taken poacher’s goal. Todd Rook, Alex Raichura and Henry Batty continued in fine form, doing much to keep the defence alert and ready to push forward.
"New to the team, Joshua Hwang and Nathaniel Mazer also deserve mention for slotting in well and playing their part."