Prep Sports Report
Last Saturday the U9 boys and girls were at the Blundell’s festivals. There was some great play from all of the girls who worked tirelessly throughout and tried hard to use the width of the pitch in the last couple of games. The boys made excellent progress during the morning and played some great attacking rugby, moving the ball wide into space and running forwards with determination.
The U9 girls continued where they left off at the beginning of the week, and along with the U8 girls they showed great enthusiasm throughout their matches and continued to improve many aspects of their game play.
Wednesday saw the U11 and U10 boys involved in triangular matches with Wellington and Blundell’s. The U11’s boys enjoyed themselves enormously and there was some fantastic rugby on display. The boys showed that they have made huge progress since the IAPS festival 2 weeks ago. The U10’s put in a spirited performance and at times they controlled the game by maintaining possession when in attack. The defence was equally impressive with some determined hassling of the opposition to soak up pressure.
The girls had triangulars against Blundell’s and Exeter Cathedral. The U11A’s worked incredibly hard in defense and had some good attacking opportunities through breakaways from defence. The U11B’s Queen’s played well and worked the ball around the pitch impressively to create several goalscoring opportunities. Mrs Gardner reported that it was great to see the U10A girls responding to the coaching and trying hard to put into practice the feedback received. Finally the U10B’s negotiated some tricky matches and are improving their understanding of positions on the pitch.
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Senior Sports Report
Girls Hockey Queen’s vs Exeter School U12B -The U12B team had a strong first half against Exeter School and went up 1-0. Exeter came back fighting and scored an early equaliser. India Gray (Year 6) was called up for the keeper position and despite never playing in goal before, she had a great game making lots of brilliant saves. Harriet Newcombe was strong in defence and named oppositions player of the match. End score was 3-1 to Exeter.
Girls Hockey Queen’s vs Exeter School U13B – This week the U13B team was mainly made up of U12 players playing up an age group. They gelled really well as a team and scored an early goal. The team continued to control the game and displayed some great skill. Final score was 7-1 to Queen’s.
Boys Rugby Queen’s vs Mount Kelly Senior 1st Team – Queen’s College continued their season away to Mount Kelly. After a long bus journey the lads responded well to training around a ‘quick start’. A well worked backs moved seen Toby Bloxham slide in for this 3rd try of the season. In a brilliant first half Queen’s where hit badly by injuries seeing Queen’s down to 13 players. The boys stuck together even when things did not necessarily go Queen’s way. Heart and desire is something you cannot coach, Jack Domor sums this up with a massive performance making 20+ tackles and scoring his first try this season. Anson Wong who started rugby in September had a brilliant game playing the full match in the second row. Queen’s battled hard to the end Mount Kelly had the bounce of the ball on the day.
Boys Rugby Queen’s vs Mount Kelly U15A– The U15 rugby team played some exciting rugby at the weekend when they had possession. Every single player was completely committed and whole hearted in their approach and it was pleasure to witness such effort. The opposition had a lot of the ball and so it was hard to maintain the defensive effort throughout. However, well done to one and all.
Boys Rugby Queen’s vs Mount Kelly U13A– What an encounter, what a game! The U13’s, supported by a selection of U12’s, came together to take on a very large Mount Kelly squad! In the 1st half of the encounter, playing up the slope, Queen’s tried to find a route through Mount Kelly’s defence and often lost possession. They were fully committed to stopping the turn over, but in their enthusiasm, Queen’s overcommitted and seemed just unable to close out all the spaces, which Mount Kelly kept finding. The 1st half was sadly lost, by 10 tries to 0. At half time, the squad recognised that they were not communicating to each other enough, and that would improve their teamwork. The second half was an encounter that all who witnessed it will remember with the broadest of smiles!! Queen’s determined to retain the ball by moving it wide through the entire team’s hands following any breakdown that stopped their forward progress. I was going to list the players who made a significant contribution to the fantastic 2nd half, but THE ENTIRE squad were responsible for the magnificent try that came about in the 2nd half. They put every ounce of effort into their intention to score, and even though Queen’s lost possession of the ball on 3 occasions during their drive to the line, such was their commitment to tackling that they caused the ball to be returned, by Mount Kelly. It was only ONE try, but the cheer that went up from the touch line and through the team when it was scored was the highlight of a great game. The squad of players all got better during this encounter! Well done to everyone.
Girls Hockey Queen’s vs Exeter School U13B – A very close game for our U13Bs team. R. Barter captained her team with confidence and positivity. Strong attacking performances from Blanca and Yusiki. Exeter gave Bahiya player of the game, as she was strong throughout. Coaches player also given to Bahiya, for her determination.
Girls Hockey Queen’s vs Exeter School U12A-The girls played a tough match against Exeter School but provided them with a sufficient challenge. Francesca and Annabelle played fantastically in defence, helping to distribute the ball out wide for Meg and Mary-Tess to take the ball up the line. Maryam worked hard as the first line of defence up front too. The girls were unlucky to lose in the end having given Exeter a good game.
Girls Hockey Queen’s vs Exeter School U14B-The girls fought hard with some outstanding defensive work by Georgie, Olivia, Prakriti, Sofia and Annabel. Natasha worked her socks off in mid to try to get the ball up the pitch with the support of Finlay, Harriet, Camilla, Lucia, Luna and Marlene but the girls were unlucky not to score for the effort that they put in. Player of the match deservedly went to Georgie Bell for being solid in defence.
Boys Rugby Queen’s vs Sidcot U15A– The mighty U15 side travelled down to Sidcot improving every week, a spirited Queen’s start seen them lead through Casper Reeves in the opening seconds. They backed this up with Scorfield getting Queen’s second. Sidcot had a spirted response making some great progress with the ball going forward Scoring to make the game with in 1 score. In the opening seconds of the final quarter Oliver Smith and Adam D broke free to round off a brilliant performance from the Queen’s U15 rugby team, well done all involved.
Girls Hockey County Tournament U12A – The girls played some outstanding hockey in the county tournament against Taunton, Wells Cathedral and MIllfield. A hard fought draw with a late goal against Taunton kept the girls in a strong position moving forwards. The girls then had a triumphant win over Wells Cathedral with a well worked goal by Evvie and Meg. Finally the girls played the overall winners, Millfield, in their toughest encounter. It was a fast paced game that kept the girls on their toes, but they stayed in the game with a goal scored by Meg from a straight strike at as short corner. The girls as a team have really gone from strength to strength this season, working hard during training and their second place in the county tournament is a testament to this.
Boys Rugby Queen’s vs Mount Kelly U14A – A great performance for the U14 boys vs Mount Kelly this week. They played a fast paced and physical game, dominating a large part of it both in defence and attack. The boys created a large amount opportunities to score with some exceptional skills handling a wet ball however weren’t quite able to finish them off. A last minute try from Mount Kelly resulted in the boys narrowly losing 5-10 but a great performance and the boys learnt a lot and were proud of how they played.
Girls Hockey Queen’s vs Kings Hall U13B– A positive and enjoyable game for the U13 girls, against Kings Hall. Bahiya winning opposition and coaches player of the day for her constant high effort in defence. Rebecca Barter congratulated for being a very positive and supportive captain.
Girls Hockey Queen’s vs Kings Hall U12A-Both buoyed and tired from the previous day’s triumph at the county tournament, the girls still continued to fight at every opportunity to ensure a win against King’s Hall. The girls were confident in their play; working the ball in triangles and supporting each other off of the ball. A couple of short corners went our way but the strength of King’s Hall defence prevented us from seeing the back of the goal. The girls were unlucky in their narrow defeat, but gracious nevertheless and continue to grow as a team.
Girls Hockey Queen’s vs Kings Hall U12B– Another good performance form the U12B team against a fairly evenly matched King’s Hall side. Both teams had plenty of opportunities for goal, but King’s managed to pull away and went into the final 10 minutes 4-0 up. The team didn’t give up which allowed Mia Aydon-Benz to score a goal in the last few seconds of the game! Final score was 4-1. Mia Aydon-Benz and Cloe Adroer Cristofol played particularly well and stood out within the team this week.
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