Sports round-up – 12 September 2015

Sports round-up – 12 September 2015

In the morning, the girls’ hockey teams faced Bruton School for Girls and King Edward’s Southampton School. The U12 team, with considerable promise played some entertaining hockey and executed their goals expertly. Anna Payne scored four, whilst player of the match Kira Tenk scored two. In the U13 game, Annabelle Jacket continues to develop as an exciting player and she was influential in their three nil success. Lauren Melia scored two well taken goals.

The U15 team also gained a three nil win with Jade Hartley scoring a well deserved hat-trick and Mabel Taylor earning player of the match. The 2nd travelled to Bruton for their first game of the season. Despite a good work rate by the team, Warminster struggled and went down 1-4 with Ela Hartley scoring a consolation goal.

The first team went to KES Southampton to play a development side on their water based astro. It was a great experience for this young team, they settled and gelled together almost from the off. Samiya Plank was particularly creative whilst captain Tallulah Cope scored an outstanding goal, reverse hit top corner in their 2-1 win.

The U16 team comprising of a mixture of U15 and 2nd XI players faced the Marist School on their annual hockey and netball tour. The game as ever was played in excellent spirit and despite some determined performances from the Warminster girls, some playing their second game of the day, went down 0-2.

Back at Warminster, the U8 and U9 girls and boys’ teams played in their annual rugby and hockey festival. Once again the campus was buzzing. Both the U8 and U9 teams enjoyed success. The U8’s won a number of games and remained unbeaten, whilst the U9’s playing their first contact festival of the year, began slowly before putting in some great performances in their remaining matches. Well done to Theo Taylor nominated player of the festival for Warminster U9 in his first appearance for the school.

In the afternoon, the senior boys’ rugby teams faced Wells Cathedral School and were keen to overturn the results of the previous year. The 1st XV who lost to Wells twice last season, now under the direction of Mr Crinion and Mr Jennings, put in a great defensive display in a gritty 6-5 win. Whilst the U16 match was called off at the last minute by Wells, the U15 team who last year lost 72-5, put in an outstanding display to defeat Wells 52-26. Felix Sheves scored seven tries in a player of the match display.

The U14’s had a disappointing afternoon with a heavy loss and will need to work hard in training this week whilst the U13’s enjoyed a successful start to the season with a battling 48-12 win. On a narrow pitch the Warminster U13 team needed to be creative and captain Ben Cook masterminded a great display. Jasper Spandler three tries, Ben Cook two and player of the match Bryce Furlong with two tries.

Well done to all of the teams as they look to build on this in the coming week.

Christopher Knight, Director of Sport