Sports round-up – 20th September 2014

Sports round-up – 20th September 2014

During another busy weekend of sport, Warminster played host to Bristol Cathedral School, Leweston and the Marist School.

In the morning the girls' hockey teams faced Leweston. With the 1st XI playing later on, Warminster put out a mixed 2nd XI and Under 16 XI against their counterparts. Warminster dominated for long periods but could not put the game to bed and a 2-2 draw was achieved. While the Under 14 and Under 13 teams recorded losses, the Under 15 team continued to make improvements with an impressive 3-1 victory. In the afternoon the 1st XI hosted The Marist School and dominated proceedings from the start. Two goals each from Caitlin Maclean, Ellie Taylor and Lizzie Mayo saw Warminster earn a comfortable 6-0 victory.

The rugby teams faced Bristol Cathedral School, with the junior teams away to their opponents. Despite not winning, the Under 13 and Under 15 teams put in valiant displays. The Under 13s dominated their game but one Bristol player scored four tries on the wing to help his team snatch victory from Warminster with two minutes remaining. The Under 15s conceded a couple of early tries but, with concerted effort and enthusiasm, managed to get themselves back into the game. On the last play of the match, and with Warminster trailing by 7 points, the boys knew that a converted try would secure a draw. Unfortunately, after getting themselves into a great position, a knock-on in the try area condemned them to an agonising loss.

Despite a number of injuries and absences, the 1st XV put on a much better display at home to Bristol Cathedral School. Dixon Ma scored a well-executed try but, with two tries conceded late on, the final score flattered the opposition. The Under 16s were keen to put in a much better performance after the disappointment of the previous weekend and a gutsy 15-7 win was achieved with well-taken tries from Joshua Haines, Johnny Lucey and Artem Stroykov.

Once again our thanks go to the catering staff who put on another wonderful spread. The post-match BBQ went down extremely well with the opposition, staff and parents.

Next week is our first exeat weekend so there will be no matches on Saturday. However, there are a couple of midweek home rugby fixtures against Shaftesbury School: Under 16 on Tuesday and Under 15 on Wednesday, both at 4pm.

One of the major events of the inter-house calendar, the cross country competition, takes place on Thursday. The first runners will be off at 2.20pm from Byne Paddock.

Christopher Knight
Director of Sport