Sports round-up – 7th March 2015

Sports round-up – 7th March 2015

On Saturday, the impressive Warminster School campus was basked in beautiful sunshine. In the morning, the Under 13 netballers hosted a tournament with King Edward’s, Bath, Gillingham and All Hallows. The girls all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and played some super netball. Although not victorious in their leagues, both teams played well and the second team were delighted to win their first match of the season.

The boys Under 12, Under 13 and Under 14 hockey teams faced an early start travelling to St John’s, Southsea, whilst the Under 15A and 1st XI hosted the same school at home. The Under 15A team was depleted because of the Ten Tors training weekend on Dartmoor and suffered a defeat, but the 1st XI continued to set the pace with another emphatic victory. Ten unanswered goals and a player of the match performance by Hamish Leslie has given the team great optimism going into their game against Bryanston on Thursday. Joshua Haines and Hector Lyons both netted hat-tricks, whilst George Elliott wrapped up the victory with an outrageous diving one-handed reverse-stick goal.

Not to be out done by the 1sts, the Under 13As continued their good form with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over St John’s. There was a hat-trick from Alfie Dackombe and a brace from David Aspray. The Under 14A and Under 12A teams suffered narrow losses.

At home in the afternoon, the boys’ Under 13C and D hockey teams hosted Millfield Prep. The Under 13Cs put in a spirited performance with some battling displays from Marcus McQuilton, Harry Reynolds and Jack Pickford. However, they simply could not put the ball into the back of the net and were then punished at the other end. The Under 13D team recorded a magnificent 1-0 victory with the solitary goal from Seb Morris. However, the standout player was Jack Hirons in goal who made a series of magnificent stops.

The 3rd XI hosted Lord Wandsworth College from Hampshire and lost through an early goal whilst the Under 15Bs put in a magnificent display in a 3-1 victory over Monkton Combe after going a goal down. Lewis Tarplee put in a fine player of the match performance.

News then came through from the matches at Milton Abbey where the 2nd XI had put in a much better team performance to come away with a 4-0 victory. Two goals from Will Pratt and one a piece for Jack Jackett and Lennart Heinacher secured the win.

The 1st XI footballers finally broke their duck with a magnificent 1-0 victory over Milton Abbey. Julian Katerl scored the solitary goal, scoring off the post from a strike outside the goal area. The 2nd XI also won 2-0 with goals from Vincent Helkenberg and Ryan Lee. Well done to goal keeper Lucas Kummer for keeping the Milton Abbey attacks out. They will be looking to build on their performances this week against Sherborne International School and Chilton Cantelo.

Milton Abbey were also the opponents at home for the 1st VII and Under 15 netballers. The 1sts are growing in confidence and secured an impressive 27-6 win. The Under 15s also won, scoring 17 goals to 8. Lulu Cope and Kira Albiston took the player of the match awards for each game. Well done to all the girls involved; their results are a credit to their training and effort and we look forward to more sporting success against future opposition.

The Prep School have had a busy week with both netball tournaments and hockey matches. The Under 11 netball team played well in the IAPS tournament and produced their best results in four years. This is due to their hard work and the dedication of the coaching staff. The boys’ Under 10 and Under 11 hockey teams had a mixture of results but Mrs Butterworth is delighted with the progress the boys have made since the beginning of the season. There are still a few matches to go, so good luck everyone!

This week, the Under 13 boys host the county Under 13 Mini Hockey Tournament. Meanwhile, the netballers in Years 7 to 9 are going on tour to Swindon for the weekend. The best of luck to both of these groups.

Christopher Knight
Director of Sport