Week commencing 1 October 2018
Saturday 29 September
U10 Exeter Junior School Tournament
U10A v West Buckland - drew 0 - 0
U10A v Queen's College - lost 0 - 2
U10A v Maynard - lost 0 - 2
U10A v Blundell’s - lost 0 - 1
U10A v Plymouth College - lost 0 - 4
"On Saturday 29 September, Exeter Junior School hosted the annual U10 Girls' Hockey Tournament," said Miss Wright.
"There were 6 schools in total who were at the event and every school played each other in a round robin format. Exeter School started really well with a 0-0 draw v West Buckland who were eventual runners up of the tournament.
"Throughout the morning the team progressed a huge amount and the team's positional play really improved. Pupils were able to learn the importance of meeting the ball and winning 50-50 passes.
"A special mention must go to Grace Stevenson, Beatrice Hughes and Daisy Brough who all had exceptional tournaments as well as the head coach River Tinkler. Well done to all involved!"
Monday 1 October
U9A v Wellington School - won 7 - 1
"The team was very excited having travelled away on a coach to Wellington and they were all raring to go," said Miss Wright.
"The game started well with the ball going from end to end however a break through the midfield to the forward line saw the first goal go in after 5 minutes in.
"After that the team were on a roll and the final score ended up being 7-1 to Exeter. Some fabulous play came from Goal Keeper Henni Lutke-Schipholt, midfielder Grace Golsworthy and defender Isobel Cann."
U9B v Wellington School - won 6 - 0
"Our first away match this season came with much anticipation and excitement," said Miss Wright.
"Some brilliant play in the midfield saw Alice Kotting and Rose Batty scoring goals to get to 3-0 at half time. The team worked hard to get the ball out wide and successfully kept the ball away from the defensive D for the majority of the game.
"Some strong tackles came in from Anna Brookes-Ferrari and passes to the wings which helped Jenna Ward who gained a lot of possession and was voted as player of the match by the opposition. Congratulations to the team on a magnificent win."
Wednesday 3 October
U11A v Wellington School - won 3 - 0
"Congratulations to the A team who had a very successful afternoon at Wellington School winning the game 3-0," said Miss Wright.
"Some outstanding play came from the defence, passing the balls up through the midfield to the forward lines. Rosie Batchelor, the newly appointed captain, had a brilliant game working hard across the pitch.
"It was evident that there was a lot of resilience during the game and Yasmin Brown was a prime example displaying this throughout and being voted player of the match.
"Some great play from Tess Hughes and Emma Barton saw the final go in just after half time. Well done to a great start to the season!"
U11B v Wellington School - drew 2 - 2
"The B team has a very competitive and evenly matched game v Wellington school this week and it saw players across the pitch being kept busy," said Miss Wright.
"Arabella Kennaird-Melling and Ella Fowler were exceptionally powerful in defence and some excellent passing and tackling was displayed. Yasmin Tucker and Martha Herniman linked up really well throughout the game and Milly Traylor was voted for player of the match.
"Another brilliant game, well done to all involved."
Monday 1 October
U9A v Wellington School - won 45- 25
Tries: Oliver Lister (3), Joseph Lomas (3), Reuben Tucker (2) and Mitchell Harreld (1)
"Despite having to play the Tag format, this proved to be a hard fought, very enjoyable game," said Mr Pidwell.
"There were super passes and great runs from both sides. In the end EJS’s ability to pass quickly and use the width told and so came out the winners.
"Well done to all the boys. A good afternoon’s rugby."
Thursday 4 October
U8 (x 2): Blundell's Prep Festival
“On Thursday, a group of 18 hugely excited Form One boys headed off to Blundell’s to attend their first rugby festival," said Mr Wood.
"This is a fantastic event, which sees eight schools bring teams to play and learn the basics of rugby (they play Tag Rugby at this age) in the spirit of friendly rivalry. None of the referees keep a score, as that is not the purpose of the event, and there isn’t a ‘winner’ at the end – just 100+ boys who have had a great time passing, running, ripping off tags and perhaps scoring their first ever try!
"For over an hour and a half, the two teams we took played short matches against local competitors and Mr Skinner, Mr Buckingham and myself were impressed by both their good behaviour and their developing rugby skills. Thank you, boys, for a great afternoon.”
U9B: triangular match v Bramdean School and Exeter Cathedral School
U9B v Exeter Cathedral School - lost 30 – 35 (Zac Dunstan 2, James Biddick 2, Matthew Cooper, Yi-Ren Wong)
U9B v Bramdean - lost 35 – 50 (Zac Dunstan 3, Yi-Ren Wong, James Biddick, Reuben Turnbull Pomares, Lochie Hughes)
"The boys had a thoroughly enjoyable and productive afternoon’s tag rugby," said Mr Ashman.
"All three matches in this triangular were keenly contested and our boys made great strides in some of the key skills during the course of the afternoon. Our handling was good throughout, but the improvement in our support play and getting the ball into the wide areas was marked.
"We were outdone by one or two very agile runners, so defensive realignment will be one of the key areas for us to work at over the coming weeks.
"Overall, the boys deserve great credit for their efforts today. Well done, lads!"
Wednesday 3 October
U11A rugby v Wellington - won 50 – 10
Tries: Rory Clarke (3), Gus Lovell (2), Wilfred Venn (2), Jake Dunstan (1), Tom Byrne (1) and Alex Vosper (1).
"This proved to be a great afternoon’s rugby with most of the game play, possession and territory being much closer than the score suggests," said Mr Pidwell.
"The boys managed to overcome a well drilled Wellington side. It was great to see the boys playing some “proper” contact rugby. All the boys played very well indeed giving 100% both in attack and defence.
"There were some terrific contests in the ruck with some great turn overs of possession . In the end, the difference was our boys passing game and willingness to use the width of the pitch.
"A super afternoon’s rugby. Well done, to the whole team."
U11B v Wellington School - won 16 - 14
Try Scorers: Rupert Murray (5), Jack Wills (5), Theo Ibrahim (1), Sam Benzimra (2) and Felix Flexman (1)
16 tries scored total
"With just our second fixture of the year and with very limited contact training, the U11B team showed some fantastic tenacity in both attack and defence to win over a spirited Wellington team," said Mr Pote.
Captain, Rupert Murray, led from the front with some great attacking lines and showcasing some very good tackling technique in defence.
"Similar hard hitting runs were shown by all boys involved, though at times we were very narrow in attack and defence which led to some missed tries and some run-ins by Wellington.
"Very well done to everyone involved and we look forward to more rugby over the coming months."
U10A v Wellington School - won 35 – 25
Try scorers: Toby Donegan (2), Daniel Adams (2), Josh Paget (1), Toby Kenefick (1), Jacob Hardy (1)
“It was great to finally see the boys take part in a full contact game, and I was extremely impressed with the way they dealt with the early set-back of going two tries down in the first five minutes!" said Mr Wood.
"Wellington was certainly a team to be reckoned with, being solid in defence and having two extremely quick runners who caught us napping at the start. Nonetheless, the boys rallied and started to retain the ball better, ending the first half level at three tries-a- piece.
"During the break, we spoke about closing down players quickly, denying them space, and being more direct when running with ball in hand. The lads responded well and they went through the phases successfully, keeping possession for longer periods and piling the pressure on the hosts, who had to tackle hard to keep us out.
"The constant pressure paid off in the end, though, and we ended the game as winners by seven tries to five. Every player contributed well and they all looked pretty tired by the end, testament to a hard-fought victory in hot, dry conditions. Well done, team!”
Tuesday 2 October
U10A v Bradley Barton Primary School - lost 0 - 3
"The boys put in a great effort having to adapt to a heavy, sloping pitch," said Mr Bland. "The second half was much the better and despite being a couple of goals down by then, play was fast paced and still fiercely contested and it was a just pity a number of chances couldn’t quite be taken."
U10B v Bradley Barton Primary School - lost 1 - 5 (Toby Kenefick)
"Another game in which all the boys worked really hard," said Mr Bland. "Toby Kenefick managed to score from a super long range lob, bringing the biggest cheer of the afternoon.
"Despite a late flurry of goals against us towards the end, there was plenty of action at both ends, and James O’Connor well deserved being given ‘Man of the Match’. Well done to all the boys."