Sport Fixtures & Results
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Mr Chris Dossett, Director of Sport, rounds up fixtures from Week 10 of the Spring Term:
During the week our U15’s won the Perin’s Super Netball tournament and the 2nd team got to the semi-final of their Hampshire Tournament. Every Year 7 boy played hockey for PGS against RGS Guildford in our annual Super Tuesday fixture. Our first round of the National Schools’ Aberdare Tennis Cup was played indoors against Bryanston. Grace Saunders made her debut in the Senior 1st VI securing a comfortable win against her equally rated opponent, captain Indi Rowley and Rosie Harfield also won their singles. Poppy Wright played a closely fought first set (7-5) with both players hitting strongly from the baseline before closing out the second set. Moving outside for the doubles, Rosie and Indi swept aside their opponents with aggressive net play and some deft touch play from Rosie. Poppy and Grace struggled to dominate at the net and lost the final rubber. The 5-1 win sees the team progress to the 2nd round to played in the Summer term. On Thursday our U16 Sevens team dominated the Hampshire tournament with some impressive rugby; they will be hoping to continue their fine form at Rosslyn Park next week
On Saturday our boys’ hockey teams took on Seaford College. The 1st XI was edged out by a single goal and the U16’s enjoyed a 3-3 draw at Hilsea. In a tight, cagey and hotly contested game our U15a team came up short against a physically strong Seaford side. We were under pressure right from the start but James Hudson and Connor Lasrado marshalled the defence well and kept most of the Seaford efforts at bay. After 15 minutes the team started to get more of a foothold; Cameron Clarke got more possession in midfield and Christopher Clark gave us some forward momentum. Unfortunately that also meant we became a little more stretched and Jack Pearce (who was once again excellent in goal) was unable to keep a rebounded effort out of his goal. We started the second half with even greater defensive resolve and managed to get the ball back in the opponent’s half more often. This led to chances for Ollie Tinson, Nick Gadd and Will Doyle respectively but they were unable to trouble the Seaford goalkeeper. With time running out we won our only short corner of the game, the initial shot was stopped but rebounded for a second effort which was blocked and then hit a PGS boy on the foot to end the game. In a close U15b fixture there were a number of outstanding performances from the PGS team. The match began with a goal from Henry Woolf which gave us an early advantage in a close game, another of the key players was Toby Sambles who managed to scored two goals of our four goals. James Hudson also scored an excellent goal from a short corner to seal a slightly flattering result considering the amount of possession the away side had. As well as a strong offensive performance the defence, lead by Robert Mitchell, held out exceptionally well for a clean sheet. Our U14a team had another excellent game; we lost 0-2 to a team with a number of very good individuals but the boys put in another spirited team performance to frustrate Seaford for long periods, a good game to finish an impressive and enjoyable season. Our U13a team edged a seven goal thriller by a single goal and the U13b team lost out 5-6 in an end to end game at Seaford. Our U12a’s finished their season with two strong performances against RGS Guildford and Seaford College this week. Goalkeeper Jonathan Pratt produced many fine saves, Jonas Waktare worked tirelessly in the midfield and Toby Foord was a real threat in front of goal.
Our senior netballers played some impressive stuff in cold and windy conditions at the Lord Wandsworth College tournament. The 1st VII edged their early group games before finding their form against Gordon School and Pangbourne College to set up a last match decider against KCS, Wimbledon. With the match in the balance for much of the game the KCS shooter (voted Player of the Tournament) sunk some outstanding long range shots to win the tournament with PGS finishing as runners up. The 2nd VII also had a great day with Marisja Van Nieuwkerk and Clemmie Gumm defending superbly and Emma Dorricott and Millie Braund shooting well in the wind. The rest of our netball teams played a block fixture against Ryde School with some impressive performances. Our U13a team came back from the first quarter having been down 7-2 pulling it back to a draw at the end of the third quarter; Manon Francis-Braconi had an excellent game, turning the ball over throughout the court and Olivia Spink and Harriet Millar worked excellently as a team in the shooting D, Imogen Potts also had another great game at Centre. Our U13b team had an brilliant game with Mia Parry having a great game in at Goal Shooter to be voted Players’ Player of the Match. There was another strong performance in defence by Maya Russell and Meha Patel; Eleanor Nuttall, Alice Collins and Lily Gibbs also performed well. It was great to see some fantastic sportsmanship from Flo Wassenberg, Lucy Aulbery, Alice Collins, Eleanor Nuttall and Lauren-Lily Prentice who all played a quarter for Ryde as they were short of players.
On Sunday our U12’s and U14’s played in the Reigate Sevens and U15 team played in the Wimbledon College Sevens. Our U12’s continued their fantastic season to top their group with victories over Warwick, Langley Park, John Fisher and Emmanuel before losing by a try in the semi-final against Whitgift. Our U14’s played really well in their group games to top their leagues with good performances from the U14’s against Reigate GS, Bedford and Emmanuel before being knocked out by London Oratory. The U15’s had a tough group at Wimbledon against Whitgift, Eton, St Benedict’s and City of London Freemen’s School but played some good rugby with ball in hand and defended bravely – Tom Wallis was very excited to score his first PGS try.
Team of the Week: U13b Netball
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