Sporting Highlights - 22 November 2019

Well done to Jonah B who won his PSA qualifying match at Wimbledon last week and is now through to the next round.

On Wednesday Lancing hosted Stage 1 of The KS5 Nationals Competition, and played against Peter Symonds College and Charterhouse. Our 1st team players fought hard against two very strong teams and were sadly unable to compete for the top spot. 

On Saturday the Shooting team competed against a team of OLs in a friendly fixture in the small-bore range.

In an extraordinary match which saw the teams separated by only a single point out of 800, the OLs just pipped us. Bearing in mind that one of their team is the 2020 GB team captain, we put up a very good fight!

MVP was again Thomas C F with particular mentions going out to Katherine P, Loren P and Kristina M for each scoring 96 out of 100.

Highlights from the hockey fixtures last weekend against Worth came from the 1st team who played on Friday night in dreadful conditions. We didn’t take long to settle into the game and scored quite quickly from a superb cross from Georgia T to a well-positioned Amelia R on the back post. Our dominance continued throughout the half but some silly mistakes enabled Worth to score. A sloppy 10 minutes after half time was expensive for us as Worth scored two goals on the bounce. The game was a 3-1 loss but the team deserve credit for their tenacity and tactical play. This is a young team who have shown massive progression this season. Good luck against (our former Director of Hockey) Mr Naughalty’s Ardingly team next weekend.

The U15Bs drew their game but had two goals disallowed so we will call it a moral victory! Great goal from Annika F and the disallowed goal from Mimi C.

It has been another excellent week for the Club. Not only have there been some superb results, but we also heard that Harry S (Third Form) has been selected for the ISFA U14 National Camp in December – a fantastic achievement that comes on the back of some truly outstanding performances for the Club. 

In the block fixtures last weekend over 110 pupils represented the College. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams took on the Lancing Old Boys and the games were very even. The 1st team narrowly lost 3-2 with Marvin Yang being awarded the Shearwood Shield for his MVP performance. The 3rd XI also lost 2-1, but the 2nd team again flew the flag for the seniors with a 2-2 draw. It should be noted here that the 2nd XI is unbeaten in its last six games; a run stretching back over 8 weeks.

The Juniors were in action against Hampton School in London whose numbers on roll total nearly 1,300 boys. The U15C team drew 1-1 with the goal from Lucas M coming in injury time. The U14C team were involved in a goal fest when it drew 4-4 away from home. Goal scorers here were Max T (2), Ralph H and Ben C. The U15A team produced the result of the weekend against a very strong Hampton A team to win 3-2 with goals coming from Henry H, Joe C and MVP Ozzy R. On Monday the team then progressed in the County Cup with what was a near-perfect 6-1 win over Bohunt Worthing. Goals here came from Henry H, Joe C, Sam B, Jude S and another two from Ozzy R. 

Then on Tuesday, the U15B and C teams took on Shoreham College A and Bs. It was another victorious afternoon with both teams winning 3-1. For the B team, goals were scored by Timo A, George D-S and Kwame N-O. For the C team, those finding the net were Dominic H, Sam W and Oisin R.

Last Saturday at the National ESSA Secondary School Team Championships our intermediate boys team finished 11th overall (in England). This was a magnificent result, as they not only went over 6 seconds faster than their qualification round success at Horsham in October, but moved up the National rankings by 10 places. A great team effort all round and good experience swimming at the London Aquatic Centre. 

Medals are awarded (for their qualifying round result as 1st and 2nd in Sussex) to Archie N, James R, George C and Teddy B (medals are for 4 x 50m Medley relay - GOLD; 4 x 50m Freestyle relay - SILVER).

Last but definitely not least the netballers had a successful run out on Monday evening when the 1st VII took on the mighty Hurricanes in the Worthing League, as a pre-match warm up ahead of Portsmouth Grammar School next Wednesday in the Independent Schools Netball Cup. In bitterly cold temperatures it was the composed shooting of Julia R, Millie S, Abi H and Pomme J which helped secure the win 38-35. MVP awarded jointly to Abi H and Tash C. Well done and good luck next week.