Week commencing 1 April 2019

Week commencing 1 April 2019


Friday 29 March

U10A v Wellington - won 6 - 0

U10A v Maynard - won 6 - 5

U10A v West Buckland - lost 2 - 4

Overall 2nd place

Exeter Junior School rearranged the U10 netball tournament from earlier on in the term. The weather was glorious, although it made it tricky for the netball shooters!

"Our first game was against Wellington School and the team started quickly, leading 4-0 by half time. With some rotation of players, Exeter was able to maintain the lead and ended up winning 6-0. Player of the match as voted by Wellington went to captain Bea Hughes.

"Our second game was against Maynard and little did we know that it was going to be a thrilling end to end game. At half time Exeter was in the lead; however, Maynard scored some excellent goals to bring the score line level. With only minutes to spare, Exeter managed to pop the sixth goal in for the win. The player of the match as voted by Maynard was Hanna Sari.

"Having worked out Exeter’s points, we knew in advance that the last game v West Buckland was also the final. With it all to play for, the Exeter girls were determined to seal the deal. However West Buckland came out very strong and took the lead to 3-0 at half time.

"An important half time talk saw Exeter start strongly from the off and Exeter was able to score early on. Exeter created some good chances, but at times the ball was intercepted easily by West Buckland. Once again after some end to end netball the final score resulted in a very close 4-2 loss.

"Once again, Hanna Sari was voted player of the match by West Buckland. Throughout the afternoon, the whole squad contributed to the overall second place result and all of the girls should feel very proud of themselves. It has been a joy to work alongside them this term and I am delighted to have seen the improvements made over the course of the season. Very well done!"

Boys' Hockey

Friday 29 March

U11B v St Leonard’s U11A - lost 4 – 6 (Tom Lambert 2, Joe McFadyen, Tom Byrne)

U10B v St Leonard's U10B - won 8 – 0 (Frankie Harreld 4, Freddie Cann, Daniel Adams 2, Toby Donegan)

"Two good matches to finish the season, with a real goal fest and plenty of fast paced action," said Mr Bland.

"The U10 team performed particularly well as the big score suggests and the U11’s were unlucky not to get at least a draw for their endeavours. Franklyn Harreld deserves special mention for netting the biggest individual score of the season. Well done to all the boys."

Girls' Football

Friday 29 March

The Junior School Girls’ Football Club was delighted to welcome two members of the Exeter City FC Ladies squad.

Mr Ashman said: "Abbie Britton (player manager) and Zoe Watkins (midfield dynamo) gave great encouragement to the girls and took them through their paces with a series of drills, followed by a small-sided game.

"This arrangement was part of our sponsorship package at Exeter City FC, where the school’s name and logo can be seen on an advertising board in a prominent spot in the ground. We have already had a coach in for the Senior School’s 1st XI and star player, Nicky Law has been in to present medals to our U9 boys at a recent tournament here.

"Interestingly enough, if you asked fans of Exeter City FC to name the best goal scored by an Exeter City player this season at St. James Park, Abbie’s long range free-kick in a cup game against Buckland Athletic would feature very highly!"

Cross Country

On a gloriously sunny Monday afternoon, all pupils in the Junior School took to the Exeter School playing fields, to take part in the annual house cross country event. Having successfully completed the marathon challenge, all pupils had a number of miles under their belts in preparation for the race. Pupils were raring to go and do the best they could for their house with many parents and their peers cheering them on.

Medals were awarded to the winners and the runners up of each age group, both in the male and female races.

"However, a really special note must go to all of those pupils who found it a challenge and yet refused to give up," said Miss Wright.

"This showed the true character, resilience and strength of our pupils at Exeter Junior school and I know all of the staff are so very proud of everyone’s achievements, no matter where they came."