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Llandovery College Netball Reports 2013

Seniors v Amman Valley

The 2nd VII team showed great skill and during the game but unfortunately the Amman Valley shooters were again on form. The first half score was 5-1 to Amman Valley School. In the second half the Amman Valley girls continued to score and made it that much harder for us to get back into the game. The game ended 10-2 to Amman Valley School. A special mention goes to Kara Fletcher, player of the match, in her first game for College – well done!

The First VII team also felt the pressure from the Amman Valley girls in their game. It was fast and ferocious. At half time Llandovery College were leading the match 6 goals to 4. After the break the Amman Valley girls came back to within a goal, but the steady eye and coordination of Charlie Brown, who was named as player of the match, kept the College in the lead. The final score was 10-9 to Llandovery College.

Seniors v Dyffryn Taf

The first challenge of the day was dealing with the blustery conditions whilst warming up on the outdoor courts. The netball was literally flying in all directions but it didn’t take the girls too long to recognise the need for short, sharp passing.

The 1st VII started the game with composure and control and every centre pass, taken by Natalie Evans, reached the intended target. Charlie Brown and Megan Phillips worked brilliantly together in the attacking circle scoring goals at every opportunity. When put under pressure the defensive combination of Ella Peel and Rachel Edwards (playing defence following a positional change this season) held firm with both girls dominating their territory. Amelia Roberts made countless interceptions in the centre court and Ella Dickson’s accurate feeds into the circle ensured that College remained on top. A superb team performance, in very difficult conditions, resulted in a win – final score 16 – 1. Welld one to all the girls!


The 2nd VII had a challenge on their hands as there were few changes from the oppositions 1st VII. Ali Maliphant had a solid game at C ensuring that all centre passes went to hand. The defensive combination of Kara Fletcher, Ruby Cave and Olivia Whale worked well and a special mention must go to Brenneth Edwards (GK) who came on at half time and played her first game for college and indeed her first ever game of netball.  At the start of the 2nd half the score was 4 – 1 to Dyffryn Taf. All credit must go to the work in the attacking third where Medya Gungor, playing her first game at GS, Rhian Campbell and Emily Gard (player of the match) were resilient in their efforts and managed to put the college in the lead 5 – 4 with less than a minute to go. Unfortunately, college were unable to hold on to their lead and the game finished 5 – 5.

Congratulations to all the teams on their results to date. Competition for places is fierce and with each and every girl improving week by week it could potentially be a very successful season.

2011 Match Reports

netball at llandovery college

9th February

Llandovery College v Bro Myrddin (A) W 18 - 4
Bro Myrddin travelled to us last week, now it was our turn to travel to theirs! We were all hoping that it was an indoor match as the heavens had started to open! Luckily it was! We (U18) were on first and having not lost to them in the last couple of years, we were determined not to lose this year! The line up was as follows GS Becky Mahon, GA Nina Brown, WA Sian Hardy, C Catrin Davies, WD Emily Thompson, GD Liz Rees and GK Carys Phillips. The ball quickly and accurately moved nicely down the court with some excellent shooting once again by Nina Brown. Catrin ruled the centre court with both excellent passing in to the shooting circle and great marking defensively. Carys dominated the defending circle constantly giving instructions to the rest of the team. 1st Quarter we were leading 6-2.

After a talking to at quarter time, it was obvious that we could win this match if we kept our cool and played to our ability. I had obviously spoken too soon and wondered if the same team had actually gone back on to the court! The game became shabby, and we were pulled up for a number of incidents and somehow allowed this to disrupt our game. We only won that quarter by one goal!

Last quarter had some changes – Sian went to GD, Amelia Roberts eager to play against her old school, came on as WD and Emily Thompson went to WA. Watching the last quarter was an absolute pleasure, with all girls performing to the best of their ability, with accurate passing, tight man-to-man marking and some great shooting by Becky Mahon and Nina Brown. The defenders, Sian and Captain Carys, didn’t allow one goal in the last quarter.

The game finished at 18-4. An excellent win again.

26th January 2011

Llandovery College v Ysgol Strade (A) L 14 - 8
After arriving at the cold, windy, but sunny seaside town of Llanelli, the girls were begging to play inside before we left the Espace! Having parked up we coudl see that external factors would contribute greatly to the end result. A slanted court, which is used as a car-park, posts that had seen better days and an extremely bitter cold gale force wind!! Yes ... the girls had to play outdoors!! The first quarter went smoothly with good passing and movement around the court, were were level! I'm not quite sure what happened next ... Strade had a 6' 4" GK who blocked Nina Brown's view of shooting to the already bent posts, their movement and slick passes down the court and accurate shooting from Strade shooters , it was obvious to see that they were accustomed to this weather and court conditions!! We were down about 5 goals going into the final quarter when it was decided that we should move players around - Carys Phillips, a defender, to go and play shooter, moving Sian Hardy (an attacker) to defender. Mad? ... yes, but Carys had 100% accuracy 2/2!! Maybe a new found position!! Final score was 14 - 8 which was ok given the situation.

I will be inviting them up next time to play!!


Nina Brown

Rebecca Mahon

Ami Thomas

Catrin Davies

Emily Thompson

Carys Phillips (C)

Minri Botes

Sian Hardy


19th January 2011

Llandovery College v Queen Elizabeth High (A) L 12 - 7

The senior netball team put on another superb display in only their second game of the season. They must be given credit on their high level of skill despite only just embarking on the netball season. Most schools have been playing since September and many have numerous netball courts, both indoor and out. The game started in QE High Schools favour as they won the toss hence the first centre pass. There was end to end action in the first half, both teams scoring on their centre passes. At half time the score was QEH 6- College 5.The second half saw QEH gain the advantage but College never gave up. Catrin Davies was worked tirelessly in the centre court and a special mention must go to captain, Carys Phillips whose defensive play and presence was quite exceptional. The final whistle went and college had lost what was a very exciting and entertaining encounter.

12th January 2011

Llandovery college v Amman Valley (A) W 17 - 8

The senior netball team have made a superb start to the netball season beating Amman Valley 17 – 8 in their opening match. The play was fluent from start to end with some mesmerising patterns of the play.Led by Carys Phillips Llandovery streaked ahead in the first quarter and a special mention must go to Nina Brown on her shooting accuracy. The girls maintained their form for the entire match displaying excellent attacking principles using both width and depth.There were a number of stand out performers but player of the match was awarded to Ami Thomas. Her passes into the circle were quite exceptional, no doubt aided by the movement of the shooters, Nina Brown, Sian Hardy and Izzy Pemble.The team travel to QE High next week and will be looking to build on what was, a very good team performance.