Denholm’s delight as girls net trophy

Netball winners Denholm primary
Netball winners Denholm primary

MORE than 50 girls from six schools competed for the first Hawick Primary Netball Cup in six years, with Denholm lifting the silverware.

Organised by Active Schools and held at Burnfoot, the six teams were split into two pools of three, and guaranteed at least four matches each.

Match length was set at four minutes one way and some outstanding, fast-paced netball was on show. Particularly impressive was the goal shooting from all the teams.

At the end of the twelve pool matches, Denholm, Burnfoot, Trinity and Wilton advanced to the play-off ties.

Burnfoot then took on Trinity in the first of the play-off matches, which saw the latter proving to be too much for a talented Burnfoot side and progressed to the final as 6-2 winners. Denholm met Wilton in the second play-off tie and after some end-to-end play, the village girls advanced to the final by two goals to one.

The final was contested by Denholm and Trinity with the latter hoping to defend the title they won back in 2005. Both sides had looked strong all afternoon and this showed in a highly competitive match. Play went from end to end until the closing minutes when Denholm scored twice to no reply. Final score: Denholm 5 Trinity 3.

A spokesperson for Denholm school said: “We are very proud of the children who are very focused. They too are delighted.”

Paul Scott, primary Active Schools coordinator, commented: “Well done to Denholm and all the girls who took part. The fair play and etiquette shown by all was excellent.

“Also I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in helping make the cup a success.”