We start by congratulating George G for his fantastic achievements in golf over the summer period. With a handicap of just 5 he has recorded several notable achievements, but the standouts have been:
- Winner at Goodwood Junior Club Championship
- Winner at the Under 13s Sussex Championships
George has also scored his lowest gross round of golf at his first World Amateur Golf Ranking event at the Alexander Quin Invitational 54 holes golf tournament at Celtic Manor in Wales. This is a great achievement as George has only just turned 13 years of age in June
The 1st team continued its run in the ESFA National Cup with a 2-1 win over Brighton College; a brace from Miles McN and some resolute defending in the second half saw Lancing progress into the next round of the competition.
The next round also took place this week, with Lancing facing Bede's on Tuesday. We were unfortunately knocked out of the competition by an exceptionally strong Bede's team.
With games coming thick and fast, the 1st team travel to Millfield next week for a mouth-watering third round tie in the ISFA National Cup against the current holders.
Elsewhere, our Juniors faced Royal Russell in the Elgin League. Despite tough losses for our A teams, our Team of the Week – the U14Bs – were so close to their first win of the season, conceding in the final minutes to draw 1-1. An outstanding half-volley from Jakub L opened the scoring and, whilst extremely disappointed not to take all the points, they gave a fantastic performance. MOTM and Star Player of the Week was Joshua C-J.
With a huge block of fixtures for both Senior and Junior boys this weekend against Winchester, it is an extremely busy and exciting time for football at Lancing.
On Saturday, the girls battled through 50mph winds and heavy rain against Brighton College. The Senior teams played excellent hockey at home, with the 2nd XI drawing 0-0 and the 1st team narrowly losing 1-0. The 1st team was particularly unfortunate not to get anything from the game and we look forward to playing Brighton College again after Half Term.
The Juniors struggled away at Brighton College with the pitch being a lot more exposed to the elements, making it very difficult to apply any playing style or individual skill. Nonetheless, the afternoon was certainly a test of their character, and all coaching staff were impressed with the girls' determination to play throughout the afternoon.