Sports Report: 19th September 2017
Last weekend the U13 team went to Cheltenham College to compete in their annual hockey festival. All of the girls worked very hard and improved as the day went on. Congratulations to Fikayo Ajayi who was awarded player of the festival. It was a great start to the season!
The U13 A and B Hockey teams also played Winterfold last week. The A team won 4-0 with goals from Grace Nolan, Fikayo Ajayi and Betsy Richards and Grace Nolan was awarded player of the match. The result of the B team game was a 1-0 victory to MSJ. The player of the match and the goal scorer was Teagan Taylor-Davies. This is an excellent result from both teams.
Later on in the week, our U16 team played Malvern College here at MSJ. The girls fought extremely hard throughout and played well as a team against older, more experienced players, but unfortunately lost 2 - 4. The 2 MSJ goals were scored in the last 10 minutes! Anna Smith was awarded player of the match.
On Saturday 9th September, the 1st, 2nd, U15 and U14 Lacrosse teams travelled away to play against Haberdashers, Monmouth. This was a good opportunity for the senior teams to get to know each other and start working together as a team.
The U15’s had a particularly close match which gave some valuable practice before the tournaments later this term. After being 1- 4 down at half-term, they quickly pulled the score back to 5-5 but lost by 1 goal in the last 30 seconds. Player of the match was awarded to Molly McGrath as goalie for her excellent saves.
At the Welsh Rally last Saturday, the U15’s showed focus and determination throughout the tournament and worked well as a team to develop their movement of the ball down the pitch. They won 1, drew 1 and lost 2 games to finish 4th overall in their age group. Player of the tournament is awarded to Faye Lynch-Williams for her excellent attacking and defending throughout the day.
During the Welsh Rally the 2nd’s showed enthusiasm, determination and resilience in all their matches throughout the tournament. They played well together as a team and should be proud to have come 3rd in their group. Player of the tournament is awarded to Cora Croft for her great saves in her first match in goal. Well done Cora!
Meanwhile, the 1st team pushed each of their opponents during the whole tournament, with some fantastic defence tactics which the team have been working on during the past week. There were some great goals and a couple of close matches, which meant they came 4th in their age group. Players of the tournament go to Linnea Gannon, Charlotte Renaud and Izzy Lee for keeping the defence organised, calm and patient in every match.
On Monday 11th September, the Year 8 A and B teams played Kings Worcester. Overall, the A team played very well, keeping possession and looking forward for passes to win their game 21-5. The player of the match was Grace Nolan for her fantastic interceptions in both defence and centre court. A great start to the new season.
However, the B team lost 4-6. Player of the match was Nia Grainger for her ability to always be free as a good passing option and her support to the rest of the players as Captain. It was a closely contested match throughout with good defensive play from both teams. Late goals for the opposition unfortunately resulted in the defeat.
Last Thursday, our Year 10 A and B teams also played Kings. Both teams started off extremely well, both leading at half time. Unfortunately, Kings slowly crept back in the final quarter of the A team match to win 21-17 overall. Player of the match was Tilly Broadhurst for her excellent work rate throughout the game. The B team also unfortunately lost 11-17. Congratulations to Jenny Wilson for being awarded player of this match.
During the summer holidays, Chloe Davey in Year 11 competed in her first boxing match. Chloe has been participating in Kick Boxing for quite some time now, but this was the first time she had progressed to Boxing.
Chloe gradually improved and became more confident throughout the three rounds against a much more experienced 30 yr old woman to win her first competition. Congratulations Chloe!