Sporting Highlights - 26 January 2018

It’s been a busy week for Lancing Sport with 28 fixtures having taken place since last Friday.

Basketball
The 1st V started the season with an away win at Rikkyo, followed by a very narrow home defeat to Michael Hall. On Thursday night our players displayed excellent defensive skills away at Bede’s, leading 34:10 after the first two quarters. With continued resilience and technical superiority over the home team, the game ended 62:39 to Lancing with everyone in the team putting their names on the scoreboard. 15 points were scored by Michail M, 14 by Jacky L and 10 by Jack S. Very well done on a much deserved win!


Hockey
The seven fixtures against Lingfield this week brought four wins and three losses. The U15B team was the only squad to win away, and it has Dylan B to thank for some excellent goalkeeping in the 1-0 win. Nikita P grabbed a goal on debut. The 3rd XI (or the occasionals as we like to call them) won 2-0 in fine style. Goals here were scored by Keith I and Will B. This goal kept up Will’s record of scoring in every game he has played in ... totalling 2. MVP was Jonny W. The 2nd XI produced an excellent display in its 3-2 win with all goals coming from MVP Max L. To finish the block, the 1st XI won 3-0 with goals coming from Joe H, Ollie J and Georgia T. MVP was Owen M. 

The U15A team played local rivals Blatchington Mill on Tuesday. Goals here were scored by MVP Alden M (2) and a brace from Ted E. This very positive week of results means that the Club is in good shape as we approach exeat, having won 60% of its games. 


Netball
The Netball Club has already played 19 matches this season. Despite some of the games against Worth falling to the weather last Saturday, the girls still played five and won four across the block. 

The U14A team lost the first quarter 4-5, but thanks to some amazing interceptions by Amelia G and Phoebe P, as well as steady play down court and consistent shooting in the D, the team came away with a well-deserved 22-15 win. Player of the match was Amelia G.

In the U15A game, Tiana F played well helping transition the ball from defence to attack. Along with this, Hannah G put up some excellent shots. The team should be proud of its performance, and a special mention goes to Girl of the Game, Abby H.

The most emphatic win came for the 1st VII. Excellent defensive work from Sophie W and Amelia L-W gave the team a 20-7 lead at half time. The girls went from strength to strength after the break to win 38-13. It was an excellent team performance, with Girl of the game being Anna F for her consistent shooting. This excellent set of results takes the win percentage of the Netball Club to 58%.


Swimming
Against Eastbourne on Tuesday, a flurry of wins late on saw the Lancing swimmers catch our visitors. Lancing then won the cannon relay in splendid style by half a length, but finished the match one point behind Eastbourne! 

Captain Jeff L won the Senior boys’ 100m Individual Medley and 50m Backstroke races. Captain Hannah E won the Senior girls’ 100m Individual Medley and 50m Freestyle races. The Boys' Senior team of Jeff L, Nigel W, Miles H and Max H won the freestyle relay and John-Paul M swam final 50m Freestyle leg of the Senior Medley relay in a new PB of 29 seconds. In the Junior boys’ Freestyle relay, Ben B, Ethan A H and Cameron K swam PBs, but special mention goes to Will P who, on his first outing for the team, won the 50m Breaststroke! Well done to all the swimmers.