Sporting Highlights - 15 November 2019

Well done to all who braved the torrential rain last Saturday to either support or represent the College. Even though the conditions were not favourable for either team there were lots of promising results from the weekend.

Hockey
Highlights from the hockey matches against Seaford came from our senior teams. The 1st team got off to a great start and scored 2 goals in the first half. Seaford fought back to make it 2-1 but we held them out to maintain the lead. It is was a great team performance and well done to Amelia R for her debut.

The 2nds drew 0-0 but were completely dominant throughout and were unlucky not to score. MVP Tallulah R was outstanding in the midfield, transferring the ball from left to right with ease. Unfortunately, our forwards just couldn’t capitalise on possession. The team are now more determined than ever to win against Worth this coming weekend.

Football
Highlights of last Saturday's block were the continued excellent form of the 2nd XI (4-2 winners) and U14A teams. The latter of the two ran out 8-1 victors and claimed another three points in their league campaign. This puts the squad in contention to win the southern title with only two games to go. In the same block, the U15B team also won, this time by 6 goals to 2 with Conor L scoring a hat-trick. On Thursday the 2nd XI beat Westminster 3-0 with goals from George D-B, Nikita P and Louis J-Q. This means that the U14A, U15B and 2nd XI teams are the most successful in the Club, having each won 57% of their games. This weekend the juniors are in action against Hampton and the senior sides take on the mighty old boys!

Basketball
Following a disappointing home loss to Ardingly in the opening game of the season, the Lancing Basketball team travelled to Bede's on Tuesday, determined to get a win. The game was even and tied at 11:11 after the first quarter but our boys showed resilience and took control of the game to finally win 52: 41. Highest scores for Lancing were Ben D with 20 points in the basket and captain Michael M with 19.

The boys played Michael Hall School on Thursday night, in another exciting encounter. It was neck-and-neck throughout with several chances missed in the final 10 seconds by both teams. The game ended 35-34 to Lancing. MVP goes to Sam B, with Michael M top goal scorer with 21 points. 

Finally, good luck for the coming weekend to the hockey teams playing Worth, the football teams playing Hampton School and the shooting team taking on OLRC.