U9A Rugby Festival at RGS The Grange
Tuesday 20 September
Result: No scores kept
Most Valued Players: Oliver Smith for some superb tackling and Alexander Dass for passing before being tackled and putting other players into space to run.
The Blue Coat team had plenty of possession in attack across 4 or 5 games. They showed some good handling in dry conditions and powerful running. In defence, a number of good tackles were made and several players grew in confidence as the afternoon progressed. There were a good number of encouraging signs for the season ahead.
U9C Rugby House Matches
Tuesday 27 September
Result: St George’s 35 – 25 St Philip’s
Most Valued Player: Imaan Iqbal for superb support play in a number of try assists.
The boys had great fun playing with tag belts and took well to the game format, playing with fantastic spirit.
St George’s were dominant with Dhruv Susarla running with pace and energy. Harkeerat Kang did well for St Philip’s but threw a lot of ball away.
U11A Hockey v Hallfield (H)
Wednesday 28 September
Blue Coat 9 – 0 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Sofia Knight for great attach down the right wing.
This was an amazing start to our season, with the girls dominating from the start of the match. Blue Coat had scored within one minute and Hallfield didn’t realise what had hit them! From a Hallfield start we turned over the ball and pushed forwards with a cracking goal from Sofia. We continued to grow in confidence and scored another 3 goals, with Monique taking 2 of those. The second half started slowly as Hallfield had improved their defence, however we broke through again and although the goal keeper made some excellent saves, we powered through after 9 minutes of play and scored our first of another 4. This was a great start to our season and on grass we looked dominant. The team would like to thank Mr Neeson for watching and his encouragement and I look forward to the tournament. Great attitude ladies!
Scorers: Monique James-Thomas (5), Sofia Knight (3), Amy Wilson (1)
U11B Girls Hockey v Hallfield (H)
Wednesday 29 September
Blue Coat 4 – 3 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Easher Kang
A superb display and a good example of never giving up. Blue Coat took an early lead and kept it right up until the dying minutes of the first half. Jessica McGuirk and Easher Kang moved into different positions in the second half and made a huge difference, creating space and working hard for each other. Blue Coat were losing 2-1, and 3-2 but continued to battle and thoroughly deserved a winning goal.
Scorer: Easher Kang, Jessica McGuirk, Maia Noonan, Sofia Begh