The 1st VII Netballers knew that they had to be on top of their game if they were to beat St Mary’s. After a slow start losing 5 early goals, Warminster introduced Georgia Richardson who had an immediate impact. However, Warminster were inconsistent under pressure, despite Lulu Cope working hard to feed the circle. Olivia Pratt was awarded player of the match for her strong defensive work. Whilst the 2nds netballers also lost, the U15A and B team came away with tremendous wins.

Salome Rotanavunivasa worked extremely hard for the A’s, tipping and intercepting balls throughout the match. Lucie Brinker and Poppy Helm were outstanding in defence whilst Jade Hartley and Robyn Glennard-Cade shot well. With Hattie Dunn making a strong impact in the 4th quarter Warminster held out for a one goal victory. Player of the match, Jade Hartley. Not to be outdone the U15B’s secured a convincing win as well. Millie Dyke showed great composure on court whilst Warminster’s defence were immense, only allowing St Mary’s to score two goals in the second half. Player of the match Emily Cooke. The U14’s have continued to work hard at their game and despite the score line, there were many positives, particularly the defence duo of Laura Shorto and Freya Smye. Izzy Robinson also demonstrated good composure in the shooting circle.

The 1st XI hockey team remain unbeaten after a strong performance against a physical Downside team. Despite losing their captain, Hector Lyons to injury, Warminster were unfazed by the task ahead. They were also determined to put to bed the 2-2 draw from last year. After a couple of early saves from the Downside keeper, Warminster went ahead through a slick penalty corner from Josh Haines. This was soon followed by a great passing move for Ed West to slot home. The second half flowed with more goals through George Elliott 2, Jack Vincent, Ed West and Mark Antrobus in a convincing 7-1 victory. Josh Haines Player of the Match. The 2nds showed their continued progress thumping Downside 8-2. Charlie Powell began the goal fest with an early dribble through the middle before calmly slotting home. Player of the match, Niko Beyer doubled the score with a close range shot, before Ben Wallis converted a penalty corner to make it 3-0. Further goals from Niko Beyer, Freddie Sykes, James Caldwell, Charlie Powell and Ben Wallis, in between two goals from Downside, saw Warminster home 8-2.

The U15A’s also remain unbeaten with a 6-1 victory. A dominant display saw Warminster score early goals from Vagif Gadimov and Felix Sheves. Robbie Maclean, player of the match distributed the ball intelligently from midfield creating numerous opportunities for his players. Four further goals were scored by Vagif Gadimov, Robbie Maclean, Sean Bailey and a fantastic goal by Chris Pearl from a narrow angle. The U15B’s secured their first win of the season with a narrow 3-2 victory. Despite going three nil up with goals from Stanley Admiraal, Jack Spicer and Joe Sturdy. Downside fought back with two goals to create a nervy last few minutes of the game. The U14’s also pulled off a narrow victory winning 2-1. David Aspray and Alfie Dackombe scored the goals but it was a back to the walls display in the last quarter with player of the match, Peter Yau immense in defence.  The U14B’s are still seeking their first win after a 0-2 loss.

The U13’s faced another tough set of fixtures against All Hallows. Whilst the U13A and B’s lost, it was great to see success for the U12A team. Goals from Gabriel Travis 2, Joshua Butts 2, Charlie Kennett and an outstanding performance in goal from Evan Collier resulted in a 5-2 victory.

The footballers knew that they would be in for a bruising battle and so they were. The 1sts playing in their new kit went two nil down against Downside. However, their heads never dropped and goals through Vincent Halkenberg and Ross Melia direct from a corner got them back in the game. A couple of errors took the game away from Warminster and despite getting one more back, they could not get back in the game. The 2nds also lost going down 4-0.

This week, the teams look forward to fixtures against Wells, Clayesmore and Milton Abbey.

Christopher Knight, Director of Sport