Bassetts Farm prove to be ‘simply the best’ when it comes to netball!

PUBLISHED: 10:02 23 March 2016 | UPDATED: 10:15 23 March 2016

Bassetts Farm netball teams. Ref exe 11-16TI 7497. Picture: Terry Ife

Bassetts Farm netball teams. Ref exe 11-16TI 7497. Picture: Terry Ife

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Bassetts Farm won their third netball tournament of the year when they emerged triumphant in the Exmouth Friendly Netball Tournament.

Bassetts A, comprising of Harvey Shipton, Dylan Mogford, Bradlee Botham, Ruby Reed, Esme Thompson, Esme Amor and Isobel Satchell won three and lost two of their group games, which meant that they finished second in their group to Exeter Road A; just enough to qualify them for the semi-finals!

Despite having better record than Bassetts A, finishing with 10 points to the nine achieved by the A team, Bassetts B, comprising Tegan Glanville, Grace Rylatt, Libby Powley, Bradley Freeman, Aiden Mcgoldrick, Megan Polverino and Robyn Wingate, narrowly missed out on the semi-finals by a single point. With a record of won three, drawn one and lost one, they were extremely unfortunate to miss out on the semi-finals!

Meanwhile, Bassetts C, comprising of Cerys Evans, Malena Kathi, Riley Crisp, Jessica Holwell, Sam Moore, Tori Hunter, Tilly and Paige Burnett, who were in the same group as Bassetts C, fought well, winning two and losing three of their group matches.

In the semi-final Bassetts A recovered from 2-0 down to defeat Littleham 5-2. In this contest great composure was shown by both Esme Thompson and Dylan Mogford.

That saw the team into a final meeting with an Exeter Road A side that reached the final with a 100 per cent record – beating Bassetts A 4-3 in a group game.

However, it was Bassetts who began the brightest, but it wasn’t until just before half-time that they took the lead with a long, lofted shot from Bradlee Botham. In the second half Exeter Road pressed for an equaliser, but Bassetts defended superbly and the final whistle blew to begin great celebrations by the Bassetts team and all their supporters!

The rise and rise of netball at Bassetts Farm is of benefit to the sport locally for there is a big link-up between the school and the Exmouth Netball Club who play in the local league with many of the youngsters going on to play the sport as adults.

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