SPORTS ROUND-UP – 24 SEPTEMBER
On Tuesday, the U15 Cricketers faced their long awaited County Cricket Final against Marlborough College. Despite the game being quite even at the half way stage, the Marlborough College bowlers blew Warminster away with a devastating spell of bowling that eventually gave Marlborough College the victory.
On Friday, Warminster hosted its annual Primary School’s Cross Country event for Years 3-6. There were over 300 competitors on site and with the weather being set fair again, there were some excellent performances. For Warminster, the outstanding runner was Charlie Godfrey-Faussett who won the Year 6 Boys race, whilst Linus Emuna came 5th.
On Saturday, the Warminster Girls’ Hockey teams faced Clayesmore School. The 1st XI continued their fine form win a comfortable 4-0 victory over Clayesmore 2nds. The mid-week time spent on attacking penalty corners paid off with goals from Lulu Cope and Fanziska Bork. POM Hattie Dunn. The 2nd XI played their first game of the season v Clayesmore 3rd XI. This game was end to end, with Clayesmore having the majority of possession. However, Warminster’s finishing in the attacking circles was the difference between the two sides. The best goal of the game came from Rose Vickery after a slick move from Elspeth Todd to Hannah Kirwan who crossed for Rose on the far post. 4-0 to Warminster. POM Phoebe Bolton.
The U15 Girls’ hockey match was played at the Army Camp astro, and they continued their development as an 11 a side team winning 7-0. Well done to Rosa Herring who was very effective in creating chances for her team and also Carlotta Loffler for her excellent finishing. U14 team lost 1-0 despite working extremely hard and never giving up. Olivia Wallis and Imogen Brumby played very well making some great tackles and transitioning the ball around the field. POM Lucy Farey.
On the rugby field Warminster played Milton Abbey away, a reverse of the fixture two weeks previous.
The U17’s were keen to avenge a one point in their last encounter versus Milton Abbey. After conceding a couple of early tries, Jack Vincent got on the score sheet, going over in the corner. With second half advantage, Warminster pushed hard to get even. Tries were scored by Benson Hiaso and Rory Lomas, in between tries from Milton Abbey. With one score separating the two teams, it once again showed what a great competitive fixture this was. POM Rory Lomas.
The U15’s knew it would be a challenging day for them having lost heavily last time out and also without a few key players. However, despite going four tries down, Warminster showed great character and strength throughout the game and scored a great try through Luis Czichos under the posts. There were exceptional performances by Nathan Pickands and Gus Baxter. POM was Otto Rayes.
The U14’s were keen to bounce back from a last minute one point loss from the previous week. Despite a strong start Warminster found themselves behind following an intercept try by the Milton Abbey fly half. Sticking to their game plan, Warminster applied pressure with Bryce Furlong making ground from his new position of full back. Warminster soon built a lead going into half time and continued to dominate all areas of the game during the second half with prop Ben Wong producing a man of the match performance. Several more team tries followed for Warminster but momentary lapses in defence allowed Milton to score twice more. Final score Milton Abbey 21 Warminster 41 POM Ben Wong.
This week ahead will see Warminster’s Senior Rugby teams face Sexey’s School whist the Prep teams will face Salisbury Cathedral before our first Quiet Weekend. However, we will be hosting our Autumn LTA Tennis Tournament and best of luck to all those involved.
Chris Knight, Director of Sport