Week commencing 11 March 2019

News & events

Week commencing 11 March 2019


Saturday 9 March

U15A v Plymouth College – won 36 - 16

U14A v Plymouth College – lost 11 - 25

U13A v Plymouth College – won 30 - 9

U12A v Plymouth College – won 25 - 6

Monday 11 March

U14 v St John's, Sidmouth - lost 18 - 20

Tuesday 12 March

U13A VII v Exeter Cathedral - won 33 - 20

U13B VII v Exeter Cathedral - cancelled

U12 VII v Exeter Cathedral - cancelled

Wednesday 13 March

1st  VII v Maynard – won 34 - 27

2nd VII v Maynard – won 15 - 9

3rd VII v Maynard – lost 12 - 15

U15A v Uffculme – won 14 - 8

U15B v Uffculme – won 16 - 4

Boys' Hockey

Saturday 9 March

1st XI v King's College, Taunton - lost 2 - 3

2nd XI v King's College, Taunton - lost 1 - 3

U15 XI v King's College, Taunton  - lost 1 - 4

U14 XI v King's College, Taunton - lost 0 - 2

U14B XI v King's College, Taunton - lost 0 - 3

U13Av West Buckland - lost 0 - 2

U13B v West Buckland - won 5 - 0

U12A v West Buckland - drew 3 - 3

U12B v West Buckland - lost 0 - 1

Wednesday 13 March
1st XI v Queen’s College - lost 3 - 5

2nd XI v Queen’s College - cancelled

U12A v Exeter Cathedral School - won 5 - 2

U12B v Exeter Cathedral School - won 5 - 0 

Thursday 14 March

U14 West Finals

U14A v Taunton School - won 2 - 0

U14A v Dauntsey's - drew 1 - 1

Quarter final

U14A v Clifton College - lost 0 - 2

"After a wet and windy start to the day and a few mechanical problems en route to Millfield, the West Finals started in blustery but dry conditions and (almost) on time," said Mr Charters.

"The boys started brightly in our first match against Taunton School, moving the ball nicely in midfield and winning the territorial battle too. It was only a matter of time before Exeter School made their pressure count, as Charlie Harvey latched on to a loose ball to put us in the lead. Moments later, he doubled our lead with a well taken goal, undercutting ball into the top left hand corner of the goal.

"Taunton School rallied after half time, but Ed Ahmad and Harry Williams re-established control in the midfield, and we held out for a deserved victory. Dauntsey’s School provided slightly tougher opposition and our passing game deserted us for large portions of the game. The boys showed great character though to take the lead through another Charlie Harvey goal, but late pressure from the opposition paid dividends: Dauntsey’s scores from a short corner moments before the final whistle.

"A bitter pillow to swallow but a draw was a fair result and it meant that we came joint top of our group. The boys started slowly against an accomplished Clifton College side in our quarter final match, conceding two early goals and struggling to get much of a foothold in the game.

"The boys battled on bravely, however, with Jim Dixon and Hugo Hepburn displaying energy and industry on the flanks, and Will Olney oozing leadership qualities at the back. There was the inevitable disappointment at being knocked out at the quarter final stage but there was pride too in aspects of our performance. Special thanks go to Mr Jones and Mr Skinner for supporting and guiding the team."


Monday 11 March

Gala Girls' U13 & U15 v QE

"The Exeter teams, which were predominantly made up of U12 and U14 swimmers, all performed well against a strong team from QE and despite losing the swimmers should be proud," said Dr Robb.


Wednesday 13 March

Exeter beat Millfield at Enmore Golf Club in Bridgwater, two matches to one, and will now proceed to play Malvern College in the regional final of the HMC Foursomes Golf Competition.

"In blustery weather, the players from both schools had to adapt their play, keeping the ball lower than they would have ideally preferred," said Mr Wilcock.

"The first two matches produced clear results with Fred Bishop and Jack Parry playing expertly to defeat their opponents 5 and 4. The second pairing of Ben Reynolds and Louis Hayman unfortunately lost out to a very strong and in-form Millfield pair who mastered the difficult conditions quickly building up a lead which proved impossible to overturn. Everything therefore came down to a tense struggle in the final match.

"Sam Corney and Tom Peters had a two-hole advantage after nine, but their opponents never let them settle or pull further away. In the end, the match was won on the final hole sealing with Sam sinking a short putt to seal a memorable victory for our golf team.

"It was a match played in excellent spirit and all twelve players did their schools proud."


Wednesday 13 March

Triangular v King's Taunton and Taunton

U18 v King's Taunton - lost 1 - 4

U18 v Taunton - won 4 - 1

Mr Mason said: "The boys fought hard and gained valuable experience throughout the afternoon in their last competitive matches before they head for the national finals next week."