Week commencing 9 October 2017

News & events

Week commencing 9 October 2017

Girls' Hockey

Friday 6 October

U14 County Finals

U14 v South Dartmoor - won 3 - 0

U14 v Uffculme - won 3 - 0

U14 v Shebbear - won 3 - 0

U14 v Mount Kelly - won 2 - 0

The girls played at Plymouth in the County Finals. In the semi finals they won 1 - 0 v Plymouth College. In the final they lost 0 - 1 to Blundell's so were runners up.

The U14 XI team has qualified for the West Finals later this term.

Saturday 7 October

1/2nd v Mount Kelly - drew 2 - 2

U14 XI v Mount Kelly - won 6 - 1

U15 XI v Mount Kelly - lost 1 - 5

U13 A XI v Mount Kelly - drew 3 - 3

U13 B XI v Mount Kelly - won 9 - 1

U12 XI v Mount Kelly - won 6 - 0

Mrs Marsh said: "Lots of success with the U18 girls qualifying for West Prelim Finals and the U14s for West Finals after half term.

"The Mount Kelly block fixture provided competitive games where Exeter won 3 drew 2 and lost 1."

Monday 9 October

U14A XI v Colyton Grammar School - won 3 - 1

Tuesday 10 October

U14 XI B v Uffculme - won 4 - 1

Wednesday 11 October

U18 West Preliminary Finals, Canford

1st XI v King's Bruton - lost 0 - 5

1st XI v Canford - lost 0 - 1

1st XI v Cheltenham Ladies College - lost 0 - 1

U16 County Finals

U16 XI v Mount Kelly - drew 0 - 0

U16 XI v Kingsbridge - won 3 - 0

U16 XI v Maynard - drew 1 - 1

Qualified for semi finals.

Played Blundell's draw at full time (0 - 0) lost on penalty strokes

Well done to the U16 team who were undefeated throughout the Devon Finals.

3rd XI v Richard Huish College - lost 0 - 3

U13 B v Exeter Cathedral drew 1 - 1

U12 B v Exeter Cathedral won 6 - 0


Saturday 7 October

1st XV v Clayesmore School - won 17 – 12

2nd XV v Clayesmore School - won 27 – 12

U16 v Clayesmore School - won 62 – 0

U15A v Clayesmore School - won 58 – 5

U15B v Clayesmore School - won 58 – 15

U14A v Clayesmore School - lost 0 – 36

U13 v Millfield Prep School & Torquay BGS (Triangular)

U13A - lost both 1 – 9 & 2 – 8

U13B - lost both 2 – 6 & 1 – 10

U12A v QEH, Bristol - won 30 – 5

U12B V QEH, Bristol - won 5 – 0

Head of Rugby Tom Ross said this was a super week of rugby with 18 games in total and all teams in action on Saturday afternoon against 4 different schools and 3 separate locations.

"Against Clayesmore the home teams of the U16 XV, U15A and U15B, ran riot scoring tries from all over the pitch. Away it was a slightly tighter affair with the long bus trip affecting the U14s more than most as they struggled to get started. The 1st XV had to use all of the time available to score in the last play to secure the win in a stop start game, and the 2nd XV continued their form to pull away again.

"Also at home were the U12s in tough matches against QEH, Bristol. There were two contrasting matches with the A team showing their class in attack to move the ball into space quickly, and the B team showing huge defensive character across a large squad.

"The U13s travelled to Millfield Prep School for a mini festival of rugby, but unfortunately were short of a few players in both teams from a combination of injuries and unavailabilities. Ultimately this made life difficult for those who travelled and the squad will have to bounce back stronger next week."

Monday 9 October  

U14A XV v Torquay Boys' Grammar School – lost 21-34

The U14 team showed good resilience and character in a close fought contest against a physical Torquay side.

Mr Bird said: “This was a really pleasing performance that showed the determination and potential in this team when up against it. It is a good point to set as a standard and move on from."

Wednesday 11 October

NatWest Cup

1st XV v King's College, Taunton - won 27 – 19

Mr Ross said this game demanded all the character and resilience the 1st XV had to come away with a victory and progress to the third round of the NatWest Cup.

"A slow start put Exeter on the back foot with two quick tries by King’s College," said Mr Ross.

"However, Exeter clawed a try back leaving the half-time score at 8 – 14. After the break, Exeter came out with a renewed focus and applied pressure and got the scoreboard ticking over with three well worked tries.

"An excellent performance that will need to be repeated if they are to progress past Ivybridge College in the next round."

2nd XV Tournament (v Shebbear College 1st XV & King’s College, Taunton 2nd XV)

Mr Ross said: "This triangular tournament was played with some law variations to encourage players to keep the ball alive and increase the ball in play time. In restricted mini games each team played each other twice.

"Against a big and physical Shebbear College 1st XV Exeter 2nd XV were put under more pressure than they had been under all year but fronted up well to the challenge and this will give them a boost going in to the second half-term with some tough fixtures ahead.

"Against King’s College, Taunton there was more opportunity to throw the ball around and score a variety of tries."

U12A v ECS 1st XII (U13A) lost 15 – 25

"The U12 squad have been playing some excellent rugby this year making good progression as a group," said Mr Ross.

"This game therefore was a big challenge for them to test that progress against a well organised Exeter Cathedral School 1st XII.

"The players had to dig deep to front up to the physical challenge of the game and this will help them in their rugby journey to become better players."

Thursday 12 October

U15A XV v Torquay Boys' Grammar School - won 17 – 14

"In another exciting rematch from last year the U15 team turned the tables on their opponents with a blistering start," said Mr Ross.

"Sam Plumer breaking through the middle and beating the cover defence to score in the corner. Shortly after another try went over to give a handsome lead. Torquay pulled one back with some weak tackling in the midfield leaving the score 14 – 7 at half-time.

"In contrasting fashion it was Torquay who started the quickest after the break to touch down quickly and draw the scores level. Exeter then withstood a lot of pressure on their line to hold Torquay at bay and after some nice interplay and speed from the backline Sam Plumer went within a meter before being pulled down.

"However, a penalty for handling the ball in the ruck gave the chance for Tom Kilmartin to add the three with his 100% kicking record. Exeter held on to this and finished the game the stronger going close again before the ball went into touc h and the final whistle went."


Wednesday 11 October

U14 First round of the National Schools Netball Competition

U14 v Okehampton - won 10 - 3

U14 v St Peter’s - lost 3 - 11

U14 v Maynard - won 12 - 5

U14 v Blundell’s - lost 9 - 10

"The newly formed U14 netball team played well on Wednesday in the first round of the National Schools Netball Competition," said Miss Carter.

"They narrowly lost out on progressing further in the competition by one goal to Blundell’s in the semi-final. The team came back from a four goal deficit to be the level with Blundell’s who then scored in the last few seconds of play.

"Well done to everyone who played, the team demonstrated great potential for the netball term."

Thursday 12 October

U19 First round of the National Schools Netball Competition

U19 v Blundell’s - won 10 - 7

U19 v Maynard - lost 7 - 22

U19 v Exeter College - lost 5 - 16

"Well done to the U19 team who faced tough opposition in the first round of the National Schools Competition," said Miss Carter. "The team demonstrated strength in depth and finished in a credible third place."


Wednesday 11 October

 1st XI v Colyton Grammar School - lost 2 – 5 (Severin Baker, George Halse)

"In spite of a very productive preseason programme, with invaluable input from ECFC Academy Coach, Dominic Duesa, the first game of the season is always a real eye opener!" said Mr Ashman.

"The lads could not be faulted for their commitment and work rate. However, when this is unfettered and lacking in focus, it can be counter-productive. Consequently, in the first half, we struggled to keep the ball and frequently lost our shape, leading to a two goal deficit. Having said that, we stayed in the game and pulled one back through Severin Baker with a well worked move down the left-hand side just before half-time.

"We made a couple of positional changes at the break and also bolstered our midfield, which led to us having a period of control at the start of the second period. The goals we conceded were slightly against the run of play and resulted from unfortunate deflections.

"Once again, we reacted quite well and skipper George Halse pulled another one back from a corner. The final score of 5 -2 didn’t really reflect the balance of the game, although the boys should be left in no doubt that we will need to dominate games more in the middle of the park, if we are to make progress. The opposition had a couple of players who could do just that!"


Friday 6 October

The Year 7 and 8 boys' tennis team (Zac Brown, Sam Clunie, Callum Kenny, Matthew Rutter and Jack Cortizo) beat Wadebridge in a closely fought match and qualified for the Team Tennis Schools Year 7 and 8  Division 1 Regional Finals.

Miss Carter said the team is one of the final 16 teams in Great Britain remaining in the event which is a fantastic achievement for all involved.

"Good luck to the boys who play their next round on 17 November!"


U14 girls v St Peter's Lympstone - won 3 - 2

Davina Ghandi won 11 - 4 and 11 - 6

Lauren Brown won 11 - 5 and 11 - 0

Serena Ling won 11 - 5 and 11 - 7

Betsy Yale lost 3 - 11 and 7 - 11

Evie O’Brien lost 9 - 11, 11 - 9 and 4 - 11

St Peter's School Lympstone were our visitors for Exeter School’s very first all girls squash match.

Mr Skinner said it was the very close final score was the result of an excellent effort, especially as some of our girls had only been playing for a few weeks.

"Well done and watch this space for future developments!"