Sports round-up – 19th September

Sports round-up – 19th September

On Saturday 19th September Warminster hosted early morning girls’ hockey fixtures versus Leweston School. The U12 girls’ team once again put in a wonderful performance. Anna Payne scored a terrific goal in a 2-0 victory, whilst the U13’s struggled, having a couple of players out injured and lost 0-3 The Prep School girls’ were also playing Leweston at the same time with the U11 team led by Amelia Nicholson continuing to show great promise earning a 6-1 victory. Well done to Lottie Craven-Smith who has taken her goal tally to 15 for the season. The U10’s made big improvements from their performance on Wednesday but unfortunately went down 1-2, with Maddie Dempsey scoring.

The U14’s and U15 girls’ hockey teams travelled to Leweston knowing that they would be in for some tough games. The U15 team, led by Hattie Dunn continue to develop and an early goal from Jade Hartley secured a 1-0 win. However, special praise must go to Robyn Glennard-Cade who kept out the Leweston attacks on numerous occasions. The U14’s battled their way through the game and despite giving it their all went down to a heavy loss.

The 1st XI girls’ team remains unbeaten after a 0-0 draw at Lewseston. Despite having the better of the goal scoring opportunities Warminster could not find the back of the net. Pushing for the opening goal left gaps at the back and Warminster were grateful to goalkeeper Olivia Pratt for a player of the match performance. This week the 1st XI girls have a busy week ahead playing a touring Argentinian side on Tuesday and then competing in the Wiltshire County U18 Competition. We wish them the best of luck.

The Prep School boys U10 team travelled to Millfield to play in their rugby festival. They played four matches against formidable much larger schools. Oby Gompels displayed some powerful running with the ball and Charlie Godfrey–Faussett scoring five tries throughout the festival. Despite drawing one and losing three, this team shows great promise and will make great strides throughout the term. Watch this space.

Warminster Prep was also able to send out some junior tennis sides to play against Millfield Prep on Saturday morning. Split into outdoor mini red ball and indoor sponge ball, there were some great matches on show. Well done to all those who competed.

The U13 boys’ rugby team were keen to build on last week’s success at Wells Cathedral School, but came undone with some poor tackling in a 14-42 loss. However, the U15 team are now showing the benefits of playing as a team and not being reliant on one or two individuals. A 52-7 win was achieved against Wycliffe College with a brace of tries from Robbie Maclean, Felix Sheves, Stanley Admiral and a player of the match performance from Vagif Gadimov. I look forward to watching this team progress over the coming weeks.

The 1st XV travelled to Wycliffe in what was a new fixture for them. Despite dominating vast periods of the game, basic errors proved costly and eventually they went down 10-43.

Christopher Knight, Director of Sport