Great win for College’s netball academy

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Burnley College Sixth Form Centre’s Netball Academy celebrated a comprehensive 61-1 victory over the University of Cumbria’s first team.

Advanced Diploma in Society, Health and Development student Olivia Gill and Advanced Diploma in Sports Studies student Rebecca Ellwood scored all of the game’s goals.

Coach Jane Moodie said: “The team communicated really well throughout the game, showing an excellent team spirit and producing a well deserved result.”

The Girls’ Football Academy played Runshaw College for the second time this season, and despite a heavy pitch, kept possession well and created a number of goal scoring opportunities.

After reaching half-time at 0-0, Burnley conceded three goals in quick succession in the second half, losing the game 3-0.

Coach Gemma Donnelly said: “I was delighted with the players’ effort and attitude.

“We competed really well in the first half and deserved an early lead, but Runshaw’s fitness levels showed in the second half.

“Sian Atkinson was superb in goal and Justine Lorriman was solid in defence.”

The Male Football Academy’s second team lost 2-0 at Preston College in the quarter-finals of the North West Cup.

Fielding a team depleted by injuries and call ups to the first team squad, they worked hard against a strong Preston team and had chances to score through Advanced Diploma in Sports Studies students Callum Broadleday and Zac Holt.