Sports Update: Spring 2017 Week Six
The first week back after half term saw Teddies engaging in an exceptionally busy sporting programme, with fixtures on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday against seven different opponents. The stormy weather made for some interesting training conditions, and those impediments followed on into the fixture list with some amusing consequences.
The netball club opened their account for the week on Tuesday, with U15A VII recording a strong margin of victory over The Cherwell at 16-8, a particularly notable win with the opposition containing several club and county players. On Thursday, the junior school teams played Wellington College in severe winds, and the Wellington girls adapted to the conditions more quickly at U15 level, though both teams certainly suffered more often than not with a shot veering, or pass gone wayward to the wind. The U14s continued an impressive run of results this week with wins for the U14As and U14Cs against Wellington, and all the U14s victorious against Dean Close on Saturday.
The footballers were away to Magdalen College School on Saturday – the elements having taken victory on Thursday, with the fixtures against Wycliffe College postponed. The 2nd XI and 3rd XI recorded good wins against talented opposition of 2-0 and 2-1 respectively.
The hockey club were also particularly busy in week six, with matches on four days. The 2nd XI recorded a sizable winning margin over Magdalen College School on Wednesday: 7-1. Later in the week, the boys’ teams were in action against Stowe, with a highly-skilled and close fought game for the 1st XI ending 0-0; after a scintillating and high energy display from both sides, a draw was a fair result. The U16As and U16Bs both won well at 3-1 and 2-1, continuing their good season.
The rugby club were in action this weekend as well, competing in the Oakham VIIs tournament at 1st and Colts level on Sunday. Both had good outings, reaching the quarter finals in their respective plate competitions: a very impressive feat after such a full sporting calendar throughout the preceding week.