Sporting Highlights - 15 February 2019

On Thursday afternoon the Badminton team took on Bede’s here at the College. In the doubles matches, Kyron S and Ritchie L played exceptionally well, only to lose to Bede's' first pair in a narrow 22-20 game. However, they recovered quickly and with new-found determination, beating their second pair with two clean games of 21-5 and 21-6. 

In the singles matches, Wen S played brilliantly against Bede's' third seed, winning with the score of 21-15; Ryan N also played incredibly well against one of their strongest players only to lose by a narrow 21-18.

Lancing ultimately won the tie with an overall victory of 8-7, thanks to Brad M securing the final tie-breaking game. The MVP was Ritchie L.

There was further Badminton success from Kitty P at the weekend, when she won her mixed doubles and girls' doubles matches, representing Kent. Well done Kitty! 

There were two events last week for the Fencing Club, competing in qualifying matches for the Men’s regional competition. Leo S – who at 15 was the youngest competitor – took on at least three England fencers including Brian Causton, who was fifth in last year’s World Veteran Championship; Leo beat him 5-4.

Fourteen made it to the final rounds: Leo won his first round 15-1 and then had to fight the number one seed and England Cadet fencer. A 7-15 loss meant Leo placed sixth overall.
Competing against adults, including some of the top fencers in the country, this was a great result and a good warm up for the Under 16 regionals next month.

Result of the day in last Saturday’s block against Ardingly came from the 2nd XI. It was a tight game in which Ardingly took an early lead. However, goals from Fred V B and George A meant Lancing came out on top with a final score of 2-1. MVP was Jonny W.

Monday’s U15A match against Seaford resulted in an impressive 3-0 win, with Louis J-Q putting two amazing goals in the back of the net and Ollie F striking impressively to take a third. MVP was George N. 

The U14A team travelled to Hurst for the Sussex Tournament on Monday. Performances of the day were a 0-0 draw against Chichester and a 2-0 win against Blatchington Mill, with goals scored by Henry H and Jamie C. 

On Tuesday afternoon the Junior girls took on Roedean Moira House.
The U14A team dominated from start to finish with an exciting 38-4 win, in a display of great teamwork and versatility from the whole team. MVP was awarded to captain Isobel A.
The U15Bs were also victorious, with a 12-9 win. MVP was Molly T.

On Thursday afternoon the 'Dream team' – a mix seniors from the 1st, 2nd and U16s – travelled to Eastbourne to play Roedean Moira House. Highlights of the match included Molly C-H scoring two remarkable goals; Sophie W as the tallest WD Lancing has EVER fielded; and Bupi M leaping into the attack as Centre. The final score was an eye-watering 50-5 win. MVP was Abby H.

In the Key Stage 3 National Schools Plate Competition, the withdrawal of Fairly House from the round robin fixture determined who would be travelling to the finals in Nottingham. This meant that the winner of our match against Sevenoaks would automatically be heading to the finals. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be Lancing’s day, with a string of tough matches resulting in a 5-0 loss.

However, in the second round of matches, Lancing started to get familiar with the court and style of play from Sevenoaks and the performance of the whole team improved greatly. There were some excellent performances, in particular from Sumin K who came from behind to beat his opponent 2-1, and Olly C, who swept aside his opponent 3-0.