Sports round-up – 10th January 2015

Sports round-up – 10th January 2015

After their Christmas break, Warminster School pupils returned to sporting action in hockey, netball and football fixtures.

The 1st XI boys, after a strong pre-season and a hard fought win against Pangbourne College (4-2), were keen to put in another good performance. Despite having their captain absent through illness, the team were undeterred and goals were scored freely throughout the game against Rendcomb College. Notable performances came from player of the match Joshua Haines (two goals) and Edward West (three goals). The 2nd XI won 2-0 through two goals and player of the match Seymur Gadimov, whilst the Under14A and Under 15A teams came through tough games to record 3-2 wins. Vagif Gadimov scored two goals for Under 14s; Charlie Powell scored and was player of the match for the Under 15s.

Warminster sent four Under 13 teams away to Rendcomb. The Under 13As won 4-1, with captain David Aspray scoring three goals; the Under 13Bs won 3-0, with Bryce Furlong  player of the match; the Under 13Cs won 3-1, with Ben Cook scoring two goals; and the Under 13Ds won 1-0, with a goal and player of the match performance from Seb Morris.

In the morning the Senior School hockey coaches were also able to provide some high quality coaching to Prep pupils in Years 2 to 6 while the Under 14B and Under 15B teams were able to get in some valuable match training in preparation for next week.

This was an excellent start to the season for boys' hockey but the teams know that next weekend will be tough, with fixtures against Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove School and King's School, Bruton.

The 1st XI boys' football team travelled to Canford School. Despite playing some great team football, costly errors from Warminster saw Canford win in the last minute of the game. The 2nd XI enjoyed success over Sherborne School, winning 10-2, with Will Heron scoring a hat-trick.

The girls' netball teams faced Stonar School for their first matches of the season. The 1st VII battled Stonar all the way and by the end of the third quarter there was only one goal between them. However, at the end Stonar pulled away and won by three goals. Ellie Taylor and Caitlin Maclean are to be congratulated for putting in some immense performances. The 2nd VII also narrowly lost 6-11, with Helena Winchcombe player of the match.

The Under 15, Under 14 and Under 13 teams also lost but there were some excellent performances and the girls never gave up. They now look forward to their next games against The Royal High School, Bath and Monkton Combe School.

Christopher Knight
Director of Sport