Merton now have their very own netball team and have entered their first league.

Tonight was our first ever netball match against another school - Oakley (Reds vs Blues). We had teachers, parents and even pupils out supporting us! The team were nervous and the weather was cold and drizzly but it didn't show! Merton played superbly!

After the first quarter, it was 3 - 1 to Oakley. Our confidence was knocked slightly as after the second quarter, the score went up to 7 - 1 to Oakley. During our half time team talk, Merton came back fighting and became much better at moving the ball around quickly and marking the players. Oakley were tough competition but in the third quarter we scored 2 more goals and defended so well, that no opposing goals were conceded. Moving in to the final quarter, we knew we had to step it up and we managed a final goal, ending the game at 7 - 4 to Oakley.

Both teams were incredible sportsmen, they shook hands and gave 3 cheers before celebrating how well we played.

Well done Merton!

Our next match is Monday 3rd February, at home, against Great Binfields. Come along and support Team Merton!

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