Week commencing 4 March 2019

News & events

Week commencing 4 March 2019

Boys' Hockey

Saturday 2 March

U13/12A B VII v Mount Kelly - won 10 - 0

U13/12 B VII v Mount Kelly - won 10 - 0

U12 B VII v Mount Kelly - won 10 - 0

Tuesday 5 March

U13 Devon In2hockey Finals

Two U13 teams travelled down to Marjon’s University for the County Hockey Mini Tournament.

"As in previous years the weather would be unpleasant but this did not deter the players who worked hard throughout the tournament," said Mr Ross.

"The B side playing against a lot of A teams played some good hockey to finish third in their group taking some notable scalps along the way. The A team started slowly, but played some excellent flowing hockey to top their group.

"In the semi-finals they were drawn against South Dartmoor, with the winner securing a spot in the regional finals, the main goal of the tournament. Again they had too much for the opposition, scoring a number of well worked goals to progress to the Finals and take the Regionals place.

"The last game of the day offered the chance for some silverware and although they conceded a goal first, it remained one way traffic against Devonport HSB to finish 4 – 1 and become County Champions. They head to the Regional Finals at Millfield School on 21 March."

Wednesday 6 March

U16/2nd XI v Mount Kelly - lost 1 - 5

U12B VII v Truro - lost

U12C VII v Truro - lost


Sunday 3 March

U18 Colston's Tournament

"As Rosslyn Park draws nearer preparations continue for the 1st VII," said Mr Ross.

"This weekend it was the Colston’s School Tournament in the usual early March wind and rain. Not ideal playing conditions but with six games in prospect a lot of chances to keep moving forward. The senior players were able to show glimpses of great rugby sevens play, but unfortunately not consistently enough across the majority of the day.

"A busy schedule tested fitness and endeavour and, while not a great day for results, the squad is in a better place now than before the tournament. One more match to go next week to fine tune before the inaugural trip to the national competition."

Wednesday 6 March

Rugby Sevens: U16 County Tournament - cancelled

U13 Exeter and East Devon Girls' Rugby Festival

"The girls had the opportunity to work with RFU coaches to develop their skills and confidence in the morning followed by a mini development tournament in the afternoon," said Miss McIlwrath.

"They were all absolutely fantastic with some promising performances against Sidmouth and Oakhampton. It was amazing to see their confidence growing throughout the event with everyone getting involved and getting a little bit dirty along the way!"

Thursday 7 March

The U15 Rugby team began their rugby sevens journey at the East Devon District Sevens competition held at Blundell’s School.

"With 4 group games and a potential semi-final up for grabs the day would give a lot of opportunities for learning and progress," said Mr Ross.

"After a shaky start against one of the strongest teams, Uffculme School, the players put in a much more assured performance against Colyton GS in a close fought draw. Next was Axe Valley and as the team settled into the style of play with more experience the were able to play with more width and score more tries.

"The last game was against St. Peter’s and a match to go through to the semi-finals. After a slow start the team found themselves 0 – 14 down, but from this point on the defence and attack transformed to finish with a 22 – 19 win. This meant a semi-final against the hosts Blundell’s which was maybe one game too far, but still the team played some good rugby to test their opposition.

"A big well done to the team and plenty to build on for next year."


Monday 4 March

U14A VII v Colyton - lost 5 - 28

U14B VII v Colyton - won 23 - 1

Tuesday 5 March

U15 VII Exeter Area Tournament

U15 v St Peter's – lost 3-10

U15 v Maynard – won 12-3

U15 v ISCA – won 7-3

U15 v Okehampton – won 8-7

U15 v Clyst Vale – won 11-2

U15B VII v St John's - won 25 - 16

Mrs Marsh said: "This was an outstanding set of performance given the horrific set of conditions with horizontal rain.

"Well done to the girls who finish runners up."

Wednesday 6 March

1st VII v Plymouth College - won 42 - 12

2nd VII v Plymouth College - won 23 - 7

Thursday 7 March

U14 VII Exeter Area Tournament

U14 VII v St Luke's - drew 4 - 4

U14 VII v St Peter's - lost 1 - 3

U14 VII v Okehampton - won 3 - 0

U14 VII v Isca - lost 3 - 4

"The U14 competed well in horrendous conditions but missed out on the semi finals," said Miss Lunn.

U13 VII Exeter Area Tournament at St Peter's High School

Miss McIlwrath said: "The U13 out together some strong performances making it through to the semi finals where they narrowly lost after extra time on the golden goal score."


Wednesday 6 March

U19 national schools plate - round two

"The U19 team travelled up to Bristol to play in the second round of the national schools plate against Bristol Grammar School and Bromsgrove," said Mr Jones.

"In this format of the game, every individual point scored was essential in deciding overall winners and the team that would progress to the national schools finals. After some competitive matches, Exeter beat both schools to make it through to the finals in Nottingham on Friday 22 March."


Wednesday 6 March

 Isca League

2nd XI v King's College, Taunton - won 4 - 1

"After the disappointment of an injury time defeat against Blundell’s in our last match, Exeter School bounced back with a committed display against King’s Taunton, winning 4 – 1 and thoroughly deserving the victory," said Mr Charters.

"The windy conditions meant that both teams made mistakes early on in the first half, but Exeter School started to gain control of the game, putting together a number of slick moves but failing to find the target. Alex Peacock excelled at the back, winning his individual battles convincingly and Adam Wajed adapted excellently to his new defensive position.

"Although we dominated possession and territory, our first goal came from a counter attack: Harry Emmett raced through on goal, only to be brought down by a lunging tackle from their slightly slower centre back. Joey Bown dispatched the penalty and Exeter School went into half time 1 – 0 up. King’s Taunton rallied early on in the second half to score (from the penalty spot again!), but the home side responded positively and, with a little more help from the referee, Exeter School regained the lead through an Ed Lister penalty.

"Joel Seaward and George Hobbs both showed composure and good technique to increase our lead, killing the game in the process. A late penalty shout that wasn’t given – something of a collector’s item in this game! – meant that Exeter School had to settle for a 4 – 1 victory but knowledge that we are now top of the league will surely raise spirits for the last game of the season against Wellington."