SPORTS ROUND-UP – 8 OCTOBER
At home, the 1st XV rugby team was eager to amend last year’s defeat to Bristol Cathedral School. POM and captain Ed West stole the show with two tries and three conversions, whilst Jacques Kinnison, Johnny Lucey and Josh Haines chipped in with tries. The other rugby game held on the New Fields was an internal game for the U12 and U13 sides. Having had their game called off during the week, it was imperative that they played some competitive game time and a fantastic seven try each game ensued.
The early girls’ hockey games were held against Millfield Prep. The girls put on a real show of Hockey. From the starting whistle until the final seconds, all of the squad played positively and encouraged one another. The score 6-0 may lead you to think the game was one sided, this was not the case. Millfield were a strong opposition and made it difficult for Warminster to attack. Ellie Harris continued to lead her team and scored two great goals and Lucy Rogerson put in another strong performance playing up a year group.
The U13B side worked very hard in their match. It was brilliant to see that they did not give up at all during the match. The girls played very well and the game ended with a draw – brilliant to see such a competitive game of hockey. Special mention to the defensive unit that really kept Warminster in the game goes to Conchita Newman.
It was an action packed, fast moving game for the U12A girls match. There was great work in defence keeping the ball out with Maddy Dempsey playing well in goal. The defenders in front grew in confidence throughout the match, closing down the attackers more readily. We were so unlucky not to score. As the Captain, Maddie Nickell said, if you got points for crossing the ball in front of your goal we would be easy winners. We just need a little practice converting crosses and picking up balls off GK's pads. The U12B had a great game against Millfield School this weekend. It was lovely to see the girls working so well with each other having not played as a team for a long time. Anna Galpin played brilliantly and created many opportunities for Warminster to score goals. She also assisted with Emily Brains goal – this was Emily's first goal for Warminster school! The girls finished the game with a 1-0 win. Well done!
On the road the 1stXI girls travelled away to Monkton Combe. Warminster were out matched on the day by a faster, fitter team who was more up for the game. Warminster panicked when under pressure and sat deeper and deeper struggling to out-let from defence. One of Warminster break outs from Cassandra McCormack and Hattie Dunn resulted in a penalty which Tallulah Cope put away. Plenty of work to be done!
The U15’s played a fantastic competitive game of hockey and it was very exciting for everyone to watch and be a part of. Well done to Kira Tenk and Immie Brumby for their brilliant efforts having played up two years, and to congratulate Kira on getting Monkton’s Player of the match. They all worked relentlessly throughout the game and Magile Lurati was very unlucky and hit the post with her shot on goal. POM goes to Izzy Robinson for her game changing saves. Well done girls!
Warminster U14s picked up their first win of the season which was well deserved. From start to finish Warminster battled throughout, especially Olivia Wallis (Coach's POM) who time after time put her body on the line to make some amazing tackles. Two fine goals came from Megan Galpin and Annabelle Jackett, from some great build up play. A very jubilant squad came off the pitch tired, battered but very proud of themselves. POM Anna Payne.
Sport is fully up and running in the prep school. Tennis lessons are in full flow along with judo and fencing. The street dance group are starting their dance ready for the West Wilts show in February. On the team side all children in years 3-6 have had rugby and hockey matches this week. The U8 & U9 boys played Heywood and we proved to be strong teams. The girls played Heywood, Kingswood and Springmead Prep. The skills are developing and they are being used in matches.
The U10, U10/11B & U11 boys rugby teams played Paragon and St Margaret's Prep. Some tough rugby was on show but Warminster produced some great tries and determined play. The U10 and U11 girls really shone in all matches against St Margaret's. The U11 girls played at the IAPS tournament all day on Friday. We worked until we could work no more. We won, drew and lost some matches.
Chris Knight, Director of Sport