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Wick High netball team through to plate competition

By Alan Hendry

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The Wick High School S2 netball team.
The Wick High School S2 netball team.

Wick High School's S2 netball team have progressed to the plate knockout competition in the Scottish Schools Cup after coming through regional qualifiers.

Their first match was against a well-drilled and experienced team from Kirkwall Grammar, who should go far in the competition. Wick were well beaten by 35-9. Wing attack Sophie Mackenzie was deservingly voted best Wick player.

The next match was against Fortrose Academy with Wick coming out on top by 10-6. Megan Tucker, playing goal defence, was voted Wick’s stand-out player.

The last game saw a comfortable 15-5 win for Wick against Nicolson Institute from Lewis. Sophie Mackenzie was again voted Wick’s top player.

These results give Wick the runners-up spot in the league to qualify for the plate competition. They could now meet a school from anywhere in Scotland.

Coach Pam Bain said: "This is a great achievement by the girls and well deserved."

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