SPORTS ROUND-UP – 27 NOVEMBER
The 1st and 2nd XI girls’ team set off early in the morning to catch the hovercraft to the Isle of Wight. In a hard fought game, Tallulah Cope scored an outstanding goal whilst Ellie Dent, player of the match, put in an excellent display in a 1-1 draw. The 2nds also put in a great team display and an excellent goal by Hattie Dunn ensured a 1-0 victory with Ela Hartley player of the match.
At home the U12’s and U13’s both gained impressive victories over Ryde. The U13’s have made real progress this term and their link up and battling displays have been really eye catching. Lauren Melia (3) and Masie Craven-Smith continue their scoring feats with the goals again. Well done for an excellent season. The U12’s have also delighted the crowds with an excellent 3-0 victory. Next week, the girls conclude their season with their annual house matches.
The Senior School boys played their house matches on Saturday. The juniors played on Boniface pitch and despite playing eight a side, there was some excellent teamwork, passing and rucking on show. Arnold eventually ran out winners defeating Denys House in the final. In the Inters, Ken ran out easy winners with a dominant display from Felix Sheves and Robbie Maclean. In the senior house matches, Hamish Leslie dictated play for Denys House and they ran out comfortable winners with Arnold House in second place.
In the afternoon the senior boys’ football team began their pre-season preparations facing King’s Taunton School. Taking a big squad of players enabling them all to get some match time, Warminster bossed the first half with Ross Melia linking up well with Vincent Halkenberg and Marco Haefliger. In the second half Warminster made a string of changes and were undone by giving away a soft penalty for handball. Overall, Warminster were unfortunate not to get anything from the game in terms of a result, but as an opportunity to develop as a team and test themselves against good opposition it was felt that the boys have gained from this experience and they can learn a lot.
This week we also saw the basketball team play it's first game of the season and the girls football team face Bishopstrow College. The girls lost a hard fought encounter 2-4 giving away two penalties in the process and were out done by three fantastic saves by the opposition goalkeeper. We look forward to arranging some further games next term.
The basketball team had a great game against Sherborne International School. The scores continually changed hands throughout each of the four quarters. With thirty seconds to go and two points down, Kirill Litvinov shot a three pointer to win the game by one point. Well done to the many players who do not regularly represent the School at sport. This was really encouraging and we look forward to further games next term.
The Prep School have faced a number of fixtures this week. On Wednesday the girls U10 and U11 played fantastically against Chafyn Grove School. Despite playing a team down, the games were evenly matched. The boys faced Salisbury Cathedral School. The U10A’s and U11A’s went down narrowly to Salisbury, but the highlight was a six try performance by Joshua Manuel in a compelling 7-6 victory.
On Saturday the U8’s and U9’s faced Chafyn Grove and Foress Sandle Manor. Whilst the U9’s faced an incredibly strong Chafyn outfit, the U8’s once again showed their potential by drawing two games and winning one against Chafyn and Forres respectively. A number of girls represented the school in a local gym competition. Despite facing some stiff competition from local gym clubs, Warminster came third.
Christopher Knight, Director of Sport