Our U19 England Roses have returned from Jamaica with a series victory against their hosts’ U21 squad.
The U19s embarked on a five-match series against Jamaica U21s and managed an impressive 3-2 series victory away from home.
The squad that travelled to Jamaica was as follows:
Halimat Adio, Amy Clinton, Amy Carter, Charlotte Curtis, Iona Darroch, Ashleigh Dekker, Zara Everitt, Rosie Harris, Claudia Heath, Rebecca Hoult, Lucy Parize, Razia Quashie, Jaydene Robinson, Lucy Stevenson
First Test – Kicking off with a bang…
The young Roses took a fantastic 47-43 in the first test with Head Coach Jan Crabtree saying:
“We managed to maintain our composure at critical moments and withstand the increasing physical pressure of the Jamaicans to hold onto the lead and win the match.”
The starting seven was:
GS – Amy Clinton, GA – Ashleigh Dekker, WA – Rebecca Hoult, C – Amy Carter, WD – Jaydene Robinson, GD – Zara Everitt, GK – Razia Quashie
Second Test – Series levelled!
GS – Lucy Parize, GA – Lucy Stevenson, WA – Iona Darroch, C – Amy Carter, WD – Jaydene Robinson, GD – Charlotte Curtis, GK – Halimat Adio
The team that took to court for the third quarter was:
GS – Amy Clinton, GA – Ashleigh Dekker, WA – Rebecca Hoult, C – Rosie Harris, WD – Claudia Heath, GD – Charlotte Curtis, GK – Halimat Adio
For the fourth quarter Amy Carter moved back to C with Jaydene Robinson to WD, Zara Everitt reclaimed the GD bib and Razia Quashie came on at GK.
The quarter scores were as follows (Jamaica first): 7-8; 10-9; 15-7; 11-11
After the second test Jan Crabtree commented:
“I’m really pleased that everyone took to the court and experienced the increased intensity from the Jamaicans.”
Third Test – A closely fought victory
The girls took a closely contested 42-39 victory against a tough, physical Jamaican side. The squad were under extreme physical pressure throughout the game but held strong to win by three.
The third test starting seven was:
GS – Amy Clinton, GA – Ashleigh Dekker, WA – Rebecca Hoult, C – Amy Carter, WD – Zara Everitt, GD – Charlotte Curtis, GK – Halimat Adio
At half-time Jaydene Robinson came on at WD and Razia Quashie to GK. In the final quarter Halimat Adio came back on at GK.
The quarter scores for the third test with England first: 12-8; 10-11; 12-10; 8-10
Fourth Test – There for the taking!
The U19s saved their largest winning margin for when it counted! The young Roses pulled a nine-goal 46-37 victory out of the bag in the fourth test to take the series out of Jamaica’s reach.
Jan Crabtree tweeted her delight after the game:
“What a performance by the squad tonight! Won 46-37 to take the series! Super proud of them all.”
The series-winning starting seven was:
GS – Lucy Parize, GA – Ashleigh Dekker, WA – Iona Darroch, C – Amy Carter, WD – Claudia Heath, GD – Zara Everitt, GK – Razia Quashie
At quarter time, Amy Clinton came off the bench to claim the GS bib – at half-time Lucy Stevenson moved to GA with Rebecca Hoult on at WA, Rosie Harris to C and Jaydene Robinson to WD. For the final quarter Ashleigh Dekker came back on at GA, Amy Carter came back on at C, Zara Everitt WD and Charlotte Curtis GD.
The quarter scores for the fourth test with England first: 10-9; 17-5; 7-12; 12-11
Fifth Test – a final physical battle…
England U19 lost their final test in physical contest against Jamaica U21. The final score was 39-35 meaning that our Roses took a 3-2 series win!
Starting seven for the final test:
GS – Amy Clinton, GA – Ashleigh Dekker, WA – Rebecca Hoult, C – Amy Carter, WD – Jaydene Robinson, GD – Charlotte Curtis, GK – Razia Quashie
Changes for the second quarter saw Halimat Adio come on to GK and for the final quarter Zara Everitt came on at WD and during Razia Quashie reclaimed the GK bib.
The quarter scores for the fifth and final test with England first were: 11-10; 11-7; 7-8; 6-14
Before the series began the U19s played a practice match against the Jamaican Ministry of Defence – the whole Roses squad got out on court and picked up a victory in the process.
England Netball would like to congratulate the U19s and all the support staff for a fantastic tour of Jamaica. Well done girls!