The Anderson High School netball team got off to a great start in the Scottish Schools Cup, beating Fortrose and Lossiemouth in the first two games in the group stages.
Fortrose 6, AHS 62
The first quarter started off fast with the AHS girls taking control of the game and making it very difficult for the younger Fortrose team to get their hands on the ball.
Fluent movement from Sophie-May Leyland and Ann-Marie Kennerley saw the ball being played accurately in to shooters Debbie Smith and Chelsea Jamieson who rarely missed a shot.
The second quarter took a bit more time to settle as the Fortrose defence put a bit more pressure on the AHS shooters. This did not hinder the strong defence of Megan Keppie and Emma Leask to prevent the Fortrose shooters getting many chances.
More strong play through the centre court from Rowan Nicolson and Allie Elphinstone saw the AHS shooters adjust to the defenders and the girls had a comfortable lead by half time.
At half time the AHS team made a few changes which the girls adjusted to on court. Claire Morris and Emma Leask worked strongly together and were shooting accurately from all over the circle.
The girls maintained their strong lead throughout the second half and gave the Fortrose girls very little chance to catch up. Credit had to be given to the younger Fortrose team as they never gave up and worked hard throughout the whole game.
Lossiemouth 12, AHS 55
The game began quickly with the Lossiemouth team netting two goals through fluent movement and play between the centre and goal attack.
The AHS girls then settled into the game and made it their own with Sophie-May Leyland and Claire Morris passing strongly and accurately between each other and in to shooters Debbie Smith and Chelsea Jamieson who worked well together to hinder the Lossiemouth defence getting a hand on the ball.
Rowan Nicolson, Emma Leask and Megan Keppie also proved to be a strong defence and gave Lossiemouth little chance of getting the ball to the net. By the end of the first half the AHS had taken a comfortable lead.
In the second half AHS altered their team but continued with their steady play. The Lossiemouth girls never gave up and were working well in the centre court to try and hinder the attacks.
Sophie-May and Emma moved up to shoot and Ann-Marie Kennerley and Debbie supported well around the circle. The defence of Allie Elphinstone, Claire Morris and Chelsea Jamieson also worked strongly together so that the game ended with a good win for the AHS girls.