25 Feb 2020
Sports Report wb 10th February 2020

Sports Report

Week beginning Monday 10th February

Girl’s Sport

Netball

In netball, the U15A side once again defeated all-comers during the week before half-term. Firstly they defeated the St Edmund’s U16 side by a score of 18-12. The girls started the game really strongly with some great passing and interceptions and were 11-7 up at half time! Unfortunately, it then got a little scrappy from both teams but KESW managed to hold on to the win. POM India Steer and Katie Roberts! They then took on a Cranleigh side who just couldn’t cope with the pace of our play. The final score ended up with a whopping 31-1 win.

The U15B side are also demonstrating what a fantastic side they are this year with another two wins out of two. They had a very convincing 25-4 win over St Edmunds where we dominated from the start, with very slick attacking from Eloise King and Ellie Smith. We played some great netball and no matter the combination on court we worked very well as a team and won comfortably. They then took on Cranleigh and won 13-4 to complete a superb week for the U15 netball sides.

The U13A's played Barrow Hills on Wednesday afternoon and we were very slow to get starting with the score being 1-1 at quarter time. After a stern word at quarter and a few changes, we upped our game and started to dominate throughout the court. Some fantastic centre court play from Fern Westhorp and Jess Combes gave our shooters lots of opportunities, and thankfully Lara Duthie and Hannah Gross both found the net on numerous occasions giving us a 16-2 victory.

The first team took on the Duke of Kent hoping to making it a perfect week of victories for the netball sides. However, they went down 19-15 in a tight match but they will take confidence from some excellent periods of play.

Girls Team of the Week – U15C Netball

Our U15C netball side made it a clean sweep of U15 netball victories this week. This was a debut netball match for lots of our team but we were superb from the start. We had Moya, Chloe and Nathalie in defence, Zari, Izzy and Lucy attacking with Sofia transferring her basketball skills to netball as Centre. We got off to a strong start going 7-4 up by half time. It is Impossible to pick a player of the match but special mention must go to Moya for her excellent goal keeping, Amanda for her willingness to get stuck in and Catherine who contributed decisively as Wing Attack. Our shooters Izzy and Louise proved a winning combination: final score 11-6 to KES.

Boy’s Sport

Hockey

KESW U15A started their game against St Edmund’s very strongly, dominating the opening exchanges to go one ahead with a reverse sweep from Eddie Campbell-John. However, we switched off and let St Edmund's back into the game and it needed some great goalkeeping from Man of the Match Charlie Myers to keep them out. Joel David took his first goal just before the final whistle to seal a 2 nil win for KESW.

Boys Team of the Week – U13A Hockey

The U13A side travelled to Southampton to take on the best school Hockey sides that Hampshire can offer in the annual Hampshire Trophy. The boys played 10 games in a huge round-robin competition to decide who would take home the trophy. After four games, the boys were dreaming of overall victory as they had won all 4, including the notable scalp of Portsmouth Grammar School who had recently defeated us in a friendly fixture. However, the boys then came up against two teams who also had 100% records and lost out to each by the odd goal. The fight was on for a top four finish and the boys didn’t let us down with some superb play to finish the day meaning that we took 4th place, above some much larger schools. Fantastic all-round performances, particularly from Oliver James in goal and from the ever dependable Elias Savage in midfield but player of the tournament goes to Henry Allen for some brilliant distribution from the centre of defence.

Coming up this week:

Our U15 Rugby 7’s side take to the field for their first match of the season against St Edmund’s on Tuesday. All netball sides have fixtures versus Bedales during the week. The U13 sides take on Westbourne House and Cranleigh Prep at the weekend with the 1st team take on King’s College, Wimbledon.

Hockey fixtures against St Edmund’s and Box Hill fill the week for the boys as well as weekend block fixtures versus St John’s, Leatherhead.

And finally, I am sure all Senior and Middle School pupils cannot wait for the inter-house cross-country that takes place this Friday. Good luck to all of you!