- Published: Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:40
- Written by Mr M Alderson
On the day of school closure, the U16 netball team turned down the opportunity for a day in bed and instead assembled at Dane Court at 7:30am in the drizzle, ready to leave for the county tournament in Rainham. It was only the second year Dane Court had entered the Kent Netball Tournament so we really wanted to make our mark and play our best against the rest of Kent.
Some pleasing results this week.
On Monday our year twelve boys beat Pent Valley in a tough Kent Cup encounter, Josh Castle scored both in 2-0 win.
The year eight girls overcame St George's 5-1 on Tuesday. The year seven boys represented the school for the first time on Tuesday and defeated Archbishops 6-2 in the National Cup. Our goals were scored by Macrae, Wells, Dobson and Belsey. The year ten boys stormed to a superb 7-0 victory under the guidance of Mr Wood on the same day with Oli Harris scoring six.
The year ten and year eleven girls netball teams both claimed comfortable victories over Charles Dickens on Wednesday evening. Our fixtures concluded on Thursday, the year ten boys were unfortunate to lose to Harvey Grammar in a keenly contested Kent Cup rugby fixture. The score of 10-15 shows how close the game was with the team narrowly failing to secure an equalizing try in the last play of the game. The year eight and nine girls ended the week on a high as they defeated Towers school 12-1 in the Kent Cup with Emily Downes matching Oli Harris' achievements by scoring six of the goals.
We had a mixed set of results this week.
On Monday the year eight netball team lost 12-13 to Dartford Grammar in the National Cup. The year eight boys were also unfortunate to go out of the Kent Cup after losing on penalties to Pent Valley with the game finishing 3-3.
The following Wednesday would see yet another defeat on penalties, this time the year eight girls suffering the one of sports cruelest methods of deciding victory after their Kent Cup game with Rainham Girls school had finished 1-1.
On the same day the Senir boys travelled to Aylesford Sports College and battled out a 2-2 draw with goals coming from James Peskett and a Harvey Colston penalty.
Thursday was a busy evening, the year eleven boys lost narrowly to Charles Dickens by the odd goal in five. Jake Hobday grabbed a brace. The year nine boys won by the odd goal in five against Chatham House with Jack Walton scoring two and Dan Adams one. The Senior girls made the long journey to Marsh Academy but the return journey was all the sweeter after their 11-0 victory in this National Cup game. Megan Longden topped the scoring charts with four on the day, Lucy Mackay grabbed a hatrick, Rochelle Bretegne two and Molly Dawson two.
A full set of Netball fixtures also took place on Thursday against St George's. The year seven team were narrowly defeated 10-13. The year eights performed impressively to win 22-1. The year nine team won 26-7, the year tens lost 5-20 and the year elevens won comfortably 49-18.
On Wednesday the year eight boys won 4-0 against Ellington and Hereson. The senior boys had a great start to the season on the same day with a 4-2 home win against Chatham Grammar, the goals were scored by James Peskett, Harvey Colston (2) and Andrew McIntyre.
On Thursday the year ten boys defeated Sir Roger Manwoods in the first round of the Rugby Kent Cup, the final score 29-7. On the same day the year eleven boys played St Georges. With so many commitments this year it has been decided that the year eleven boys local league team will be made up of fringe first team players and second team players. They performed heroically to secure a 2-2 with a strong St Georges outfit after trailing 0-2 with just ten minutes to play. The goals were scored by Jake Hobday and Jack Farley whilst Sam Drury also saved a penalty.
The girls began their football fixtures this week and the year 10/11 team had two games in two days. They defeated Hartsdown 8-0 on Wednesday and on Thursday the played Archbishops in the Kent Cup, securing an excellent 7-2 victory with hat tricks from Molly Dawson and Lucy Mackay.