Varsity Live: Netball

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Welcome to the Wessex Scene’s Live coverage of the Varsity Netball match. Live updates will appear here from 2pm.

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To conclude on the Netball: Pompey put up a good fight. The scores were very close for the 2nds in the first half with Southampton pulling forward in the second half. The 1sts game was fantastic for Southampton, surging ahead immediately despite riotous and loud support from Portsmouth fans. A great win for Southampton overall.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:53 pm

A wonderful day for Southampton Netball. Alice and I have enjoyed taking you through the matches. Southampton 3rds Won 58-27, the 2nds came from behind to win a brilliant game 40-25. The 1sts were superb to come out 66-39 victors. Thanks for sticking with Wessex Scene today, we hope you enjoyed the coverage.

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It’s all over! 66-39 is the final score, and Southampton are deserved winners. A great day for Soton Netball, who didn’t lose a game.

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And more! GS scores for 66-39.

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And more! 65-39.

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Points continue to fly… 64-39.

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Wonderful move results in another Soton goal.64-38.

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One hundred point game!! 62-38. As quick as that happens, it becomes 63-38.

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One shy of the century… 62-37.

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98 point game. 62-36 here in the sun.

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Now 62-35. Quite amazing game being played here.

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Make that 61-35… Free throw point scored.

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60 points for Soton! Quick move and great finish. 60-35.

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It’s now 59-35 after some good Pompey play.

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Soton get to 59-34.

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The points continue to flow, two goals at each end to make it 58-34.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:33 pm

90 point game. 57-33.

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But class comes back. 57-32.

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Pompey show their grit. 56-32.

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Soton show their class again. 56-31.

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Now it’s 31… 55-31.

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It’s taken two more quarters for Pompey to reach 30, but they have. 55-30.

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This is a big scoring affair, and it gets bigger. 55-29.

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Oh… 54-29.

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Pompey continue this good streak… 53-29..

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Pompey are putting in a fine final shift. 53-28.

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Soton resume usual business. 53-27.

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Pompey at it again… 52-27.

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Pompey score. 52-26. They’ve reached half Soton’s score.

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As you’d expect in this game, Soton reply. 52-24… But Pompey return again… 52-25.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:26 pm

Pompey start better, 51-24.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:25 pm

Last quarter here.. You can only see Soton winning this. We resume at 51-23.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:22 pm

This truly has been superb from Southampton, who break again for their 51st goal. 51-23.

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And a third! Half century reached, 59-23.

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It’s like buses here! 49-23.

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Soton return to scoring. 48-23.

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And again… 47-23

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But they score again.. 47-22.

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Pompey retaliate. 47-21. Their fans are screaming gleefully for anything now. Such is this demoltion.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:18 pm

A slick interchange leads to another Soton goal… 47-20.

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Support is dwindling here, no wonder as the game is already Soton’s.

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Pompey get to 20. 46-20.

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And then buffed up again… 46-19.

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The massive lead is trimmed to a mere 26 points. 45-19.

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Lightning! Another for Soton. 45-18.

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Swoosh! 44-18, a superb bit of play.

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Soton strike back! 43-18.

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Pompey are pressuring well, and deservedly pick up a point. 42-18.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:10 pm

Pompey can still score though – and they do… 42-17.

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Its warm in court and both teams are working hard. Soton continue to march on… 42-16.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:08 pm

That’s a wonderful 25 point cushion for Soton and you feel they could cruise from here. Not too hard, mind.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:07 pm

Swift break from the get go, and Soton are further ahead. 41-16.

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The game resumes with Soton very much in charge.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:03 pm

Great defence maintains Soton’s lead. 40-16 at another break.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:02 pm

Elegance from Soton. 40 point barrier broken, it’s 40-16.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:02 pm

Purple players dip and dodge to eat another basket. 39-16.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:01 pm

Thwack! 39-15.

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Whack! 38-15.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20163:01 pm

Especially as Soton continue to score — 38-14.

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Pompey score. 37-14. You feel their goals are consolations.

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They pace of the game is slowing, but not commitment. Points continue to be made, 37-13.

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Purple get on the board. 36-13.

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Again, GS is on target. 36-12.

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The reds are dominating proceedings, but Pompey score. 35-12.

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And they fly back… 35-11.

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Another sharp break from Soton, it’s 34-11.

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Pour it a pint… Two in quick succession gives a 22 point lead.

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The points lead could briefly have drunk alcohol in America. But it’s 20 now – 31-11…

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And they continue to drive the point home… 31-10.

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30-10 now, slaughter is a good term to describe this…

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To be fair, Pompeys support remains strong. Their side trails 29-10 now. Nearly a 20 point lead.

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A sixteen point lead is pretty superb from Soton, but it’s eighteen now. 28-10.

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It’s 25-10 now… Wait – 26-10… The pace of scoring is superb.

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Ouch! Just as Pompey score, so do Soton. 25-9.

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The court’s electric and Soton extend their lead to 24-8, but Pompey reply to 24-9.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:51 pm

This is becoming slaughter. 23-8… Soton are punishing Pompey here.

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And a third, wonderful play in the sun here. 22-8.

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Sharp return from Soton… Two in quick succession… 21-8.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:50 pm

Excellent from Pompey GA though, so 19-8 is the new score.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:49 pm

Before I could even finish the last post, Soton go further ahead. 19-7.

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Smooth wrists from Pompey though… 18-7.

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And we’re off again… Within seconds it’s 18-6. Fast paced and deadly.

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17-6 and that’s the quarter mark here. Superb play from Soton gives them a commanding lead.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:44 pm

16-6… 10 point lead opening thanks to GS’s great take and finish.

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15-6… More points for Soton, and the support here is superb.

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And again! 13-6! Wait, 14-6! Both scored by a superb GS

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:42 pm

The six point lead returns – 12-6 – thanks to GS’s cool head.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:41 pm

11-6, smooth work by Pompey.

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11-5 now, great work in the midfield for Soton.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:40 pm

But the early surge by Soton gives them a comfy lead.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:40 pm

10-5 now, this game is as end to end as it gets.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:39 pm

Patient build up for Soton ends in heartache, but they gain a free throw… Which is converted! 10-4!

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Excellent support from both teams here, but groans from Pompey as a chance is wasted.

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It’s hotting up… 9-4.

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But Soton strike back sharply – 9-3.

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Lovely shot from Pompeys GA… 8-3.

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Once again, GS scores… This is class – 8-2.

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Pompey hit the rim, but after bouncy play, they score. 7-2.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:34 pm

Bang! 7-1 and another for GS form

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Swish! 6-1!

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COMPOSURE! GS is on fire today, four already. 5-1 to Southampton.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:33 pm

Now it’s 4-1! The pace of this affair is phenomenal.

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Composed finish from GS – followed by another! 3-1 to Soton, two in quick succession!

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:31 pm

Quick retaliation! 1-1 after a swift move. Great stuff.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:31 pm

Long ball over creates Soton’s first chance, but quick play brings Pompey into the D and they score. 1-0 Pompey.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:30 pm

We’re off – Pompey break first but it’s thwarted.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:28 pm

We’re about to begin play here now, Soton 1sts vs Pompey 1sts Netball

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:21 pm

The sun is beaming down on court number one here, brilliant game in prospect – Southampton haven’t lost in Netball all day, even when down at half time, all victories have been comfortable ones.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:19 pm

Women’s 1sts Netball

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And it’s all over! What an excellent recovery from Soton to produce a fifteen point victory. Superb from the 2nds, who carry the winning streak on.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:12 pm

40-25!

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But that 14 point lead is swiftly restored. 39-25.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:10 pm

It seems years since Pompey were in front… They’ve got a point here, 38-25.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:09 pm

That dominance pays even more – 38-24.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:09 pm

Soton are dominating the field, really hard work but excellent play.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:08 pm

After a spell with no points scored, Soton break the lull and go 37-24 ahead.

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Swift work for Soton is felled by fouls play.

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One more one the board! It’s becoming the marianas trench here… 36-24

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:04 pm

Wicked pace and pinpoint passing gives a 12 point lead. 35-23 to Soton.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:03 pm

Excellent defence to maintain this cushion (which is quickly becoming a crevasse)

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:03 pm

This cushion is so dang plump. 34-24 now… Two big points in quick succession.

avatar Thomas Pethick March 13, 20162:02 pm

PLUMP THAT CUSHION

32-24
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That cushion gets even comfier… 31-24

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But Soton retaliate excellently, 31-24, seven points is a great cushion for the leaders in a fast paced game.

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To 30-24. Good move is finished really well.

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30-23, a seven point lead opens for Southampton, but is cut down…

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A good Pompey move comes to nothing, Soton break and waste a chance themselves.

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29-23, another free throw point to Soton.

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28-23 – great start to this quarter for Soton.

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That’s the end of that quarter – 27-23

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Loopy ball meets Soton’s GA and you know the rest… 27-23

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Pompey score again, 26-23…

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26-22, Pompey score from a penalty.

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26-21, excellent peel off from Sotons GA, beautiful pass to meet the run…

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25-21 now after a counter attacking move.

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Good defensive pressures Pompey into losing possession, which Soton punish – 25-20…

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Back to four point lead – 24-20!

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Lovely interception but the move breaks down. Soton go again, and score a lovely long shot. 23-20.

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After hitting the rim at one end, the ball goes to the other and Pompey score, 22-20.

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Quick break from Pompey, 22-19.

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Soton back in charge after the break, they extend their lead to four points – 22-18.

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A good move ends in a basket… 21-18.

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20-18, Soton extend their lead.

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The second half is going strong, 19-18 to Soton now.

avatar Freya Jeffries March 13, 20161:42 pm

The next half is well underway and the collective score is 19-16 to Portsmouth

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Current score: 15-16 to Portsmouth

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And that’s time.

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15-15, there’s a constant balancing act going on here.

avatar Freya Jeffries March 13, 20161:34 pm

15-14 to Portsmouth now, this game is hard to keep up with…

avatar Freya Jeffries March 13, 20161:33 pm

14-14! This is so exciting!

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14-13 to team Soton, let’s keep it up!

avatar Freya Jeffries March 13, 20161:30 pm

But not for long! It’s now 13-13.

avatar Freya Jeffries March 13, 20161:30 pm

13-12 to Portsmouth, they are holding their own!

avatar Freya Jeffries March 13, 20161:29 pm

13-11!

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12-11 and more audience members attacked by balls, intense.

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And now 12-9, this is getting hard to predict!

avatar Freya Jeffries March 13, 20161:26 pm

And now 11-9… This is anybody’s game right now it seems

avatar Freya Jeffries March 13, 20161:25 pm

11-8 to Portsmouth!

avatar Freya Jeffries March 13, 20161:25 pm

10-8 now! We’re catching up, although one of our reporters almost got hit by the ball, things are getting wild.

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And now 10-7, Portsmouth are making a come back!

avatar Freya Jeffries March 13, 20161:22 pm

9-7 to Portsmouth at the start of the 2nd half

avatar Jack Pethick March 13, 20161:18 pm

Fight back from Portsmouth, it’s now 8-7 to Southampton!

avatar Alice Hearing March 13, 20161:11 pm

6-0 to Southampton. This is amazing

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5-0 to Southampton. Storming ahead!

avatar Alice Hearing March 13, 20161:09 pm

3-0 to Southampton

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2-0 to Southampton

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Goal for Southampton

avatar Alice Hearing March 13, 20161:02 pm

2nds Netball just started

avatar Alice Hearing March 13, 201612:55 pm

Netball 3rd finish 58-27 to Southampton

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Wins for 4ths and 5ths in the Netball. The 3rds are currently playing with the 2nds and 1sts due to start later.

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We spoke to Lottie McDougall and Lucy Rickett, the captain and vice captain of the Soton Netball team, about their predictions for the day.

How are you feeling about today?
All of our teams are doing well for all five of our games. We’re feeling very confident and we’re really keen to smash Pompey with a monstrous victory. Everyone was in good spirits this morning. Everyone wants to continue their winning season. We definitely think we’ll win.


How have the preparations gone in the build up to Varsity 2016?

We’ve been training hard and this means a lot to all the girls. There have been some good fitness sessions going on throughout the year and we’ve seen it coming through on court. The captains have been great in the run up to varsity, organising extra training for the girls.


How would you like to improve from last year?

We won most of our games last year. Our fifth team drew last year so we want all wins this year.


How will you be celebrating tonight?

We’re going to the after party at switch tonight and having a nice huge pres with all 50 girls. I’m sure if we win, the celebrations will continue for the rest of the month.


Good luck girls!


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Wessex Scene Editor 2016-17 and Features Editor 2015-2016. History Student, Blog writer (http://emeraldalice.blogspot.co.uk/) and traveller. Student Brand Ambassador for the i Paper 2015-2016. Tea lover, cat enthusiast. @Alicetotheskies

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