Sports round-up – 15th November 2014

On Saturday morning the girls' hockey teams faced the Royal High School, Bath. The Under 13 and Under 14 teams struggled against an opposition who benefitted from being able to draw their teams from a much larger cohort of girls. However, the Under 15 team and 1st XI put in some excellent displays. The Under 15 team, buoyed on from a successful hockey tour, dominated proceedings despite playing without a keeper for the first few minutes of the game. Many thanks to Olivia Pratt for stepping in at late notice. This did not deter Warminster and goals from Sophie Hopkins (Player of the Match) and Emma McCraith secured a well-deserved win. The 1st XI raced into a 3-0 lead with goals from Ellie Taylor, Lizzie Mayo and Lulu Cope. However, their second half performance was a little disjointed, allowing Royal High to score two goals which led to a nervy final few minutes. It is testament to the team's strong will and determination that they were able to hold off their opponents for a vital win.

While the Under 13 rugby teams trained, the other age groups faced Clayesmore. This was a tough set of fixtures for the Warminster. The Under 16 team played with great effort and were unlucky not to win. Thomas Liquorice scored a try while Charlie Tippetts put in an outstanding defensive display. The Under 14 team put in a much better performance than the previous week. Although they lost the match, they were the better team in the second half, scoring 12 points to 0. The 1st XV and Under 15 team struggled against their much bigger and stronger opponents and will be looking to put things right next weekend.

During the week, the Prep School girls played a number of hockey games. There were a couple of closely-fought matches for the Under 8 and Under 9 teams against Salisbury Cathedral School. The Under 11B team also had a close encounter with Heywood Prep while the Under 11A team put in an outstanding display, beating Heywood 4-1.

Christopher Knight
Director of Sport