Sports Report 24th January – 1st February
Mr P. Harris, Curriculum Leader: PE, writes:
Stanborough V Queenswood
Stanborough Netball squads faced their toughest round of the year against District Champions Queenswood. The stars of the night were the Year 10 team who put on a magnificent display to beat their opponents. In very blustery conditions, Stanborough stamped their authority on the game early on, and Emma Clark demonstrated some fantastic defensive and attacking play. Stanborough never looked in trouble and claimed the victory. All girls were fantastic but Miss Bowen gave Girl of the Game to Emma Clark. The Year 7 team who have showed great promise this year also put in a fantastic performance, they were beaten by one point in a highly entertaining game. Stanborough performed to an extremely high standard against a team who had not lost all year. In the end they had to settle for defeat by the smallest of margins, but things look bright for the future. Louise Grenfell was named Girl of the Game. The other three year groups were all beaten fairly convincingly but the girls didn’t let their heads drop at any point and the effort shown was fantastic so well done to all who took part. The Year 8 Girl of the Game went to Aaliyah Annis, the Year 9A to Belle Awad and the Year 9B to Amarachi Ekwebelem. Well done to all girls who took part.
Year 7 : Stanborough 6 – 7 Queenswood
Year 8 : Stanborough 1 – 12 Queenswood
Year 9 : Stanborough A 1 – 25 Queenswood / Stanborough B 4 – 20 Queenswood
Year 10 : Stanborough 13 – 7 Queenswood
Year 10 – Sir Frederic Osborn 3-7 Stanborough
Stanborough’s Year 10 team cruised into the semi final of the district cup after a comfortable win against Sir Frederic Osborn on Wednesday afternoon. The game was played in sun, snow, rain, sleet and strong winds but this didn’t stop Stanborough in their quest for a 4th district final. Harry Dobson was playing his first game in goal for the greens and had a tough time with weather conditions to deal with, however he made a couple of fine saves which settled his nerves. Josh Wiseman and Spencer Ekwebelem notched two goals each, whilst Harvey James and Montana Lindsay-Osborne scored important goals when the score line was close. The fine display was capped off when Josh Smith volleyed the ball home from outside the box after a free flowing Stanborough attack. Man of Match was given to Spencer Ekwebelem for his tireless running and attacking flair throughout. The boys will wait eagerly to see who they will play in the semi finals after finishing second in their group behind Hertswood, the result also means that Dame Alice Owens who have beaten Stanborough in two finals are eliminated at the group stage as they could only manage third.
Year 7 – Stanborough 26-8 Yavneh
Stanborough Year 7s continued their unbeaten season as they ran out comfortable winners against Yavneh on Wednesday night. Stanborough started extremely quickly thanks to some great play by Etson Fernando and Archie Chaplin and were never in any danger of losing the game. Some great attacking play throughout was the main highlight of the game and Stanborough will look to continue their fantastic form in the Cup and League in the up coming weeks. Man of the Match was given to Archie Chaplin.