SPORTS ROUND-UP – 7 November

SPORTS ROUND-UP – 7 November

With some torrential downpours in the morning it came as no surprise that the early hockey fixtures at St Mary's were called off due to a waterlogged AstroTurf. St Mary's also cancelled the afternoon 1st XI fixtures plus their U15 team that was due to play Warminster in the afternoon in a triangular with Milton Abbey.

However, in the afternoon the skies cleared some great conditions to play rugby. Warminster U15 and U14' hosted Milton Abbey whilst the 1sts and U16 teams travelled down to Dorset. The U15's continued their impressive unbeaten run with a comprehensive 49-21 victory, with Felix Sheves scoring five tries and Benson Hiaso two in his player of the match performance. The U14's were extremely unlucky to lose by a single point, despite having a number of players ill and injured during the game.

The 1st XV knew that this would be a tough game but once again, Warminster's resilient and dogged defence kept the waves of attacks by Milton Abbey out. Only a piece of brilliance broke the deadlock and the team could be proud of their efforts. The U16's also put in a fine performance considering the points difference from last year. Only five points separated the sides this year.

The U13's travelled to Glastonbury to play Millfield Prep. It was a gritty performance, particularly in the second half but were simply outdone by a stronger pack 5-27. The U13B’s also struggled but again can take heart from a much improved second half.

The U15’s girls’ hockey team were able to play an extended game versus Milton Abbey School. The game was end to end with Warminster having a number of opportunities to score whilst their goalkeeper Robyn Glennard-Cade kept the opposition out with a string of good saves.

The Prep School early morning fixtures also fell foul to the weather, but were able to travel to Clayesmore and All Hallows in the afternoon. The U9 boys continued their impressive form with a 9-7 try win. This was an excellent team performance, with everyone contributing. A particular well done to Aaron Hale who was first to every tackle and breakdown, despite being one of the smallest players on the park. The U10’s had a real battle, and ended up three tries a piece with Alex Robinson making some excellent decision making and crucial passes. Well done to Linus Emuna making his debut for the team. The U11’s struggled against a more physical Clayesmore team and eventually went down five tries to one.

The girls U10/11B team travelled to All Hallows for their first tournament of the term. They played four matches making big improvements along the way. Well done to Evie Kennett who made some excellent saves in goal and Maddie Dempsey and Anna Galpin for their enthusiasm for driving the team on and winning their last game against Clayesmore 1-0.

Christopher Knight (Director of Sport)