Sporting Highlights - 10 March 2023

Saturday saw the Lent Term Football 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI compete against Gordon's School. In difficult matches, Lancing came away with just one draw and two losses against tough opposition who were too strong for Lancing on this occasion. Whilst the 2nd and 3rd XI both succumbed to defeats, the 1st XI should have beaten their opposition having dominated the second half. Gordon's took the lead early on, but Lancing responded well with Joe C converting from the penalty spot, after Henry S was brought down in the box. As the game wore on, Lancing grew stronger, dominating possession and creating numerous chances, the best of which fell to Henry S late on, who unfortunately blasted over from close range. Lancing rued the missed opportunities and a chance to win the match. Nonetheless, a pleasing performance from the team which included several Fifth Form players stepping into the 1st team squad.

House Netball started with a bang at the weekend with the usual face paint and House accessories taking over the courts. It was great to see both Junior and Senior teams encouraging one another and showing their true House spirit.

Results of the afternoon for the Juniors as follows:

  • 5th place - Field's
  • 4th place - Saints'
  • 3rd place - Handford leaving Manor and Sankey's to fight it out for 1st place...

Manor House took the win, with Sankey's placing a close second.

The Seniors' results were as follows:

  • 5th place - Manor
  • 4th place Saints'
  • 3rd place - Handford, leaving Sankey's once again fighting it for the top spot against Field's ...

This time Sankey's were victorious, taking top spot. 

On Monday afternoon our U15s played a home fixture against Burgess Hill, with some fantastic netball played by all. The U15A Player of the Match was Hattie P, making some fantastic interceptions and working the ball well into the shooting circle.

The U15Bs got the win of the afternoon with a score of 18-13. U15B POMs were Leia P and Harriet B who made a fantastic defensive duo.

The U15C POMs were Skye L and Ottoline G for their fantastic decision-making and strong passing on the ball.

The weekend block against Eastbourne saw the 1st XI travel to Eastbourne. The game started positively with the Lancing boys making the most of their early chances, taking the game into half time with a 2-0 lead and keeping that lead to finish 2-0 winners. Both goals were scored by the 1st XI Captain and MVP Jamie C.

An excellent effort from the 2nd XI to bring Lancing back from 1-0 down at halftime to win 3-1. Ben C delivering a match-winning performance by scoring twice giving the 2XI their 3rd consecutive win. The teams composure and willingness to stay in the fight showed a maturity that they have vastly developed since the beginning of the season. MVP - Ben C.

The U15As welcomed Eastbourne to Lancing College for a much-anticipated home fixture. A competitive start to the game saw Lancing showing some really positive signs in the first half. Consistent pressure from Eastbourne saw them score a flurry of goals in the second half putting the game out of reach for the U15A. A strong performance despite the defeat ... MVP - Rory H. 

With the U15B team a few short with some illness and no recognised goal keeper and against a very strong Eastbourne side, Lancing's U15B team battled really hard to go in 1-1 at half time. Shortly into the second half Eastbourne scored from a short corner and again just before the final whistle. MVP was James C who, until this, game had never kept before. A fantastic effort despite the 3-1 loss, and really pleased with all 11 players.

The U14As continued to build on previous weeks' good efforts and created some very good chances to score. Ultimately a strong Eastbourne opposition managed to capitalise, ending the game in a 5-0 defeat – a scoreline not fully reflecting the excellent performance that the U14As put into the game. MVP - Alex G.

Some really good gameplay from the U14Bs made for a very closely contested fixture. The team has made some really positive strides in recent weeks and deserved more from the game than the 2-0 scoreline would suggest. MVP - Jack B. 

The U14Bs also had a midweek fixture vs PGS. With the side continuing to improve, a close game against PGS was just the test that the team needed. An early chance gave Lancing the lead before PGS equalised just before half time. The team battled on in a tightly contested second half and were very unlucky with the game ending 2-1 to PGS. Many useful lessons learned, and the boys continue to improve. MVP - Inigo A B.

Good luck to James, Ethan, Alessio, Archie, Issac, Mia, Jorja, Grace and Bella travelling to the prestigious Bath Cup today (Friday 10 March) – we wish them all the very best.

After suffering their first loss of the season, Lancing looked to bounce back against a strong Bede’s team. Lancing were on top from the tip off and were comfortable through the first three quarters.
Some relaxed play from Lancing allowed the home team back into the game, but with some composure applied down the stretch, Lancing finished the game winning 68-60. This takes their record to 8 wins and 1 loss.