Week commencing 19 November 2018

News & events

Week commencing 19 November 2018


Saturday 17 November

1st XV v King’s College, Taunton -  lost 6 – 12

2nd XV v King’s College, Taunton - won 19 – 12

U16 v King’s College, Taunton - lost 5 – 29

U15 v King’s College, Taunton - won 29 – 5

U14A v King’s College, Taunton - lost 14 – 47

U14B v King’s College, Taunton - lost 0 – 46

2nd XV rugby captain Paddy Gray reported on the match:

"The trip across the border to play against a strong King's side was a challenge for the 2nd XV boys," he said.

"Reviving the ball off the kick off the Exeter team got into a rhythm. A try 10 minutes in by Charlie Hayman from a pick and go into space gave an early lead. A quick conversion by Hamish Hunter made it 7-0. The exploitation of a dog leg by Hamish and a 2 on 1 with Sam Sims sent Sam into the corner to add 5 more. Difficult winds pushed the ball wide on Hamish's conversions.

"Repetitive crash ball wore the team down leading to a try for the opposition. Making it 12-7. A kick over the top from number 9 Caspar Raworth and a favourable bounce led full-back James Butler over the line for our third try. Half time was called with the boys in high spirits.

"The second half started quickly, pressure resulted in keeping the opposition in their own half. A break from their 13 left the score at 19-12.

"After the restart the rest of the game was played in the Exeter half. Exceptional defence from the pack around the breakdown kept King's off of the try line.

"Expert ripping of the ball by hooker Andrew Donovan and a break from number 8 Paddy Gray brought the boys in maroon out of our 22 and into the opposition half and with it, the clock running out. A kick out of bounds by Caspar brought about the end of the game. Final score 19-12."

    U13A v Taunton Prep - won 55 – 5
    U13B v Taunton Prep - won 20 – 0

U12A v Taunton Prep - won 15 – 10

U12B v Taunton Prep - lost 0 – 25

Wednesday 21 November

National Plate

1st XV v Sherborne - lost 14 – 29

"In the biggest match of the season, it is fair to say that nerves affected the 1st XV as they played Sherborne in the last 16 of the School Plate competition," said Mr Ross.

"Uncharacteristic errors allowed the opposition to get their game going and take a commanding lead. However, this team’s success has been based on their commitment and heart and they came back into the game scoring two great team tries and were inches from a third with 6 minutes left to go.

"They can take great pride in their performance against a strong rugby school, knowing how strong they are at a national level."

Girls' Hockey

Saturday 17 November

2nd XI v King's Taunton - lost 1-2

3rd XI v King's Taunton - lost 1-2

U15A v King's Taunton - won 4 - 1

U15B v King's Taunton - lost 1-2

U14A v King's Taunton - lost 2-3

Tuesday 20 November

U13AVII v Plymouth College - won 3 - 2

U13B VII v Plymouth College - won 6 - 2

National Plate

1st XI v Mount Kelly - won 4 - 1

"The U18 girls hockey team took a trip to misty Tavistock to play Mount Kelly in the National Plate competition," said Mr Skinner.

"Concerns of a possible slip up were aired, having played without the usual intensity earlier in the week. The intention was clear from the whistle, as the forwards tore into the MK defence.

"The game brought many chances, but could Exeter find the net? Finally, just before half time the deadlock was broken with an Elle Murphy finish. As Exeter pushed for more goals, they became a little exposed to the counter attack. Goalkeeper Emma Halford was a match for the challenge, making 3 excellent stops.

"The second half saw Exeter settle to their task, creating many more chances. Three were converted, Demelza May (2) and Tabi Evans finding the net and a final 4-1 score line set Exeter up with a next round home tie with Queen's College, Taunton on Thursday.

Wednesday 21 November

2nd XI v Queen's Taunton - lost 0 - 1

U16 v Taunton School - lost - 1 - 2

Thursday 22 November

National Plate

U16 XI v Taunton School - lost 1 - 2

1st XI v Queen's Taunton - lost - 0 - 6

"Exeter School crashed out of the National Plate competition on Thursday evening," said Mr Skinner.

Unable to contain Queen's early pressure from their strong strikers and quick midfield, Exeter found themselves 0-2 down before they had found their feet.

"Exeter then began to mount some attacks to good effect. However, chances and penalty corners would not find the net. A late third goal in the first half, sapped confidence. The second half was almost a mirror of the first, with Queens' pace exposing defenders and scoring 3 more."

Head of Hockey Miss Lunn said: "The girls battled to the end. They were against a group of talented players and matched and tested them often during the game. Well done all."


Wednesday 21 November

1st XI v The Woodroffe School - won 2 – 1 (Thomas Muskett, Ed Lister)

"Having not had a game since the week before half-term, it should come as no surprise that the 1st XI was a bit ‘ring rusty’!" said Mr Ashman.

"In fact, a fairly uneventful first half could not end soon enough! After a fairly pointed but calm exchange at half-time between players and coach, we ‘got on the front foot’ at the start of the second and played with real intensity for the first 15 minutes. In this time, we scored a very well worked goal, finished off clinically by Thomas Muskett, and a second through Ed Lister, who very skilfully evaded the opposition’s off-side trap.

"However, rather than ‘keeping our foot on the pedal’ and maintaining a high level on performance, we went onto the back foot and stumbled our way through to victory, giving The Woodroffe a fairly easy way back into the game towards the end.

"Yes, it was a victory and all victories are beneficial for confidence. If one focuses on performance, there is plenty of room for improvement, as we approach our first league match of the season away at King’s College, Taunton. Luckily, this group is very receptive to any coaching and will reflect purposefully on the lessons provided."


Wednesday 21 November

Senior VI v West Buckland - won 4 - 1

No. 1 Max Cockram - lost 8 - 11, 5 - 11, 9 - 11

No. 2 Tom Peters - won 11 - 3, 11 - 3, 11 - 9

No. 3 Sam Read - won 11 - 6, 11 - 6, 11 - 3

No. 4 Charlie Hill - won 11 - 8, 9 - 11, 11 - 1, 11 - 3

No. 5 Olly Thomas - won 6 - 11, 11 - 6, 11 - 5, 6 - 11, 11 - 6

Well done to all of the boys for some strong performances.


Thursday 22 November

Gala U13, U15, U18 v TBGS and TGGS

Exeter School hosted what is arguably one of the toughest friendly swim fixtures, against Torquay Boys' Grammar School and Torquay Girls' Grammar School.

"A real team ethos shone through in this event and owing to illness and injuries in the Senior girls team the Junior and Intermediate girls stepped up to plate to swim well beyond what was expected," said Dr Robb.

"A deserved mention should be made for Sara Sari, Grace Gillingham and Letty Lovell who competed in U18 races.

"The team performed admirably, winning 2 age groups and drawing in one, with the overall with going to Torquay."

Age group
U13 girls
U15 girls
U18 girls
U13 boys
U15 boys
U18 boys