Sporting Highlights - 4 October 2019

We start with golf this week, and congratulate Charlie G who captained the Sussex Golf team last weekend when they played against Essex and Hertfordshire in the county National Finals. Charlie won both of his matches and led his team to two convincing victories. Unfortunately this couldn’t be replicated at Hockley Golf Club on Thursday, when Charlie and the team played against Winchester in the ISGA Schools' Cup competition. Well done to Ryan S who won his game, defeating a player with an 8 handicap.

Congratulations to Rania K who has been selected to represent Sussex this weekend at the Inter-Counties Swimming Competition, which is being held at Sheffield Arena (this is a televised event).
Only four girls from her age group in Sussex have been chosen so very well done and good luck.


Football
Last weekend’s football block against Bede's saw 10 teams and over 140 Lancing pupils represent the College. For the first time girls were involved and played for the 5th, U15B and U14C teams. Well done to Alex W, Lucy T, Amelia S-F, Myf S and Alex T for blazing a trail for the Lancing ladies! On the same afternoon, the 1st XI narrowly lost to the Corinthian Casuals 2-1 in a very good game, with Jake B scoring on his full debut. MVP was Marvin Y. 

On Tuesday, the U14A and U15A teams took on Bradfield in the Southern Schools League. Looking to bounce back after disappointment at the weekend, the U15A team drew 2-2 with goals coming from Rocco G and Sam B. This leaves the team with 4 points from three league games and still pushing for a play-off place. The U14A team comfortably beat the visitors 5-1 with a clinical display of attacking football. The score was even at half time at 1-1 but the team swept away the highly-rated visitors, with goals from Will P (2) and a hat trick from Harry S. It was an outstanding team performance against one of the strongest footballing schools in the country.  

This weekend, we wish Harry H and Tom H the best of luck as they attend second trials for the Sussex Schools FA on Saturday morning. In the afternoon we are playing against a variety of teams in different age groups, including Sevenoaks, Gordon’s School, Bedales and Brighton and Hove Albion. Good luck to all teams.


Hockey
Highlights from last Saturday’s hockey block against Eastbourne came from the U15B team and the 3rds, who both won their games.

The U15Bs quickly dominated their game in both defence and attack, resulting in a 3-0 victory. Well done to Riva S in goal, who made some superb saves to prevent the opposition from scoring.

Captained by Emma P, the 3rd XI were determined to come away with a victory. Solid defence – made up by Molly T, Madi H, Kitty P, Shirin M, and Mia T in goal – resulted in an unbreakable defensive side. Great tackles and turnovers by Jina C and Emma P created multiple chances for the forwards. MVP was awarded to Ruth B who scored all three goals securing their first win of the season 3-0.

The 1st team lost out to Gordon’s School on Thursday in the first round of the National Cup Competition. Although disappointed, the girls are improving each week and look forward to progressing in the plate competition. Good luck to all playing against Christ's Hospital on Saturday.


Squash
Our 1st and 2nd squash teams travelled to Sevenoaks earlier in the week, which always promises to be a competitive fixture. Without Jonah B the 1st team found it tough and were defeated ... but not without a fight. The 2nds however were victorious and special mention goes to Thor R for his five game determination and subsequent victory.

MVP awards went to Kyron S for the 1st team, and Olly C for the 2nd team.