07 Mar 2020
Sports Report WB 2nd March 2020

Sports Report

Week beginning Monday 2nd March

Girl’s Sport

Netball

The U15A's played Duke of Kent in a match which was extremely competitive from start to finish. We started strong and took a good 10-4 lead after the first quarter. However, going into the final quarter, we were 1 goal down. The girls showed tremendous resilience to fight back in the final quarter to take impressive 32-24 win! Players of the match went to Sophia Mbikina and Yoon-Je Nam. Our U15B side also took on Duke of Kent in a highest scoring thriller! Unfortunately, they lost out by a score of 40-31.

The U15C side returned to court following their impressive first showing a couple of weeks ago and, much to Mrs Phillips delight, maintained their 100% record with a 16-10 victory over St Edmund’s. The first half of the game was evenly matched – 4:4 after the first quarter and 9:7 by half time. However, the second half saw our girls take control of the game. Nathalie as GK had much less to defend as Fatima, Zari, Isabella and Chloe in the centre of the court made sure the ball kept getting up to our dream team shooters Izzy and Louise, who racked up further goals.

Our U13 sides travelled to Christ’s Hospital on Saturday but faced stiff competition as both sides lost out.

Girls Team of the Week – 1st Team

The Seniors travelled to Lord Wandsworth on Saturday for their annual netball tournament. In the past, we have finished very near the bottom of this high level tournament and this year we had not a single player in Upper 6th as well as including two third form girls, India Steer and Justice Keshinro. It was always going to be an uphill task. However, all of our girls were magnificent and performed to an incredibly high standard. We lost only one game and that was against King Edward’s Southampton who were unbeaten all day and we only lost the game by one point. Ultimately, we went through to play off for 3rd and 4th place against an incredibly strong side in Lord Wandsworth College. It was very close but we were playing fast accurate netball and took a narrow lead by 1 goal at half time. Our young team could have been forgiven for cracking under the pressure of such an important game. However, our girls not only stood up to the pressure but they actually revelled in it as we won 7-3 and took 3rd place overall. Mrs Pullen was immensely proud!! Well done girls, you were all amazing!

Boy’s Sport

Hockey

The boys Hockey sides had block fixtures versus Charterhouse and Aldro during the past week. The U13 A, B, C and D sides took on Aldro with mixed fortunes. Our U13C side were triumphant as a Harry Mavin inspired side defeated Aldro by four goals to nil to record an impressive victory against good opposition. All three other sides had their chances to win and scored a large number of goals, however none could take ultimate victory in their respective games.

The U15A side took on Charterhouse and started very strongly with Oscar Roberts demonstrating a clear improvement in his tackling! Eventually, Jake Tapley converted a great chance to give KESW a 1-0 lead. The second half was a much more even affair but KESW saw the game out to defeat Charterhouse by a 1-0 scoreline. Man of the Match went to Eddie Campbell-John. The U14A and U15B sides then took their turn to face Charterhouse but neither side were able to replicate the success of the U15A sides and ended up being defeated.

Boys Team of the Week – 1st Team Hockey

The first XI hosted Charterhouse on Thursday in horrendous conditions, which nearly saw the game abandoned. The defensive group have been working hard this season and things finally started to fall into place, keeping their shape and comfortably dispelling any forward advances from Charterhouse. Misha Gusev made his debut in goal and showed some excellent footwork and Jasper took on the new role of defensive sweeper and played terrifically, marshalling the defence. The midfield linked well with attack and Jonny and Hector created some clear-cut opportunities on goal. Jack Schuster held the ball up well in their D and topped off a superb match with the goal of his life when he blasted home to give us the lead. Some pressure from Charterhouse saw them equalise from a penalty corner but the boys held their nerve and a late goal from Sam G gave KESW the win that was thoroughly deserved.

Coming up this week:

Our Volleyball team return to the court to take on George Abbott once more on Monday; a close battle last time and the team will be looking to make it two wins from two. Our U12 and U13 football sides take on Rodborough as pre-season for next season starts already! Our U13 netball sides take on Dunhurst and Bedales whilst the Badminton side take on Worth School and our Rugby 7’s side taking on Rodborough. Hockey sides take on Winchester and our U15 Netball sides take on Seaford to complete a busy week before a restful Exeat weekend.