Lucton sport in back in full swing with plenty of matches, tournaments and a swimming gala this week, especially on Wednesday, as the rain obligingly cleared at lunch time to make way for a sunny afternoon.
U16 Herefordshire County Netball Tournament
With a good win under their belt the previous week, the U16s played with confidence in their opening match, a convincing 9-0 win against JMHS, which was backed up by good wins against Whitecross (8-2), St Mary’s 7-4 and Aylestone 11-1. Despite losing a tightly contested match against Weobley (8-5), we progressed to the semi-final, where some tactical defensive marking reduced Bishop’s attacking options, whilst Amy-Rose and Isla shot with confidence, for an 8-4 win. A hotly contested final against HCS was closer than the 9-3 score line suggests, as Eno (player of the final match) and Penny piled on the defensive pressure throughout. Having finished second in the tournament, we are (for the third year in a row) representing Herefordshire at the West Midlands Regional Finals in January!
U16 County Hockey prelim tournament at Whitecross
With barely 24 hours to recover from the netball tournament, the girls played positively in a closely contested match, so it was unfortunate that towards the end of the game, Whitecross made a quick break to score the winning goal in the dying minutes of the game!
U15/14 Netball v Wigmore
Despite playing against very tall opposition, who sped into an early lead, the girls played with resilience, making good progress in every quarter. Calm captaincy from Charlotte and some timely interceptions from Frankie (player of the match) meant that we ended on a high as we drew the last quarter.
U12 & U13 Hockey v The Elms
Having travelled to The Elms, the girls had to confront strong opposition from two well drilled, assertive teams. After a tentative start, they began to find their way in the second half and will have learnt much along the way. Scarlett had several shots on goal and was unlucky to not score. Isobel and Freya worked well in the second half to offer shooting options in the D. Scarlett was chosen by the Elm’s as their player of the match for her dominance on the pitch. Miss Coates and Miss Wilkinson very mightily impressed with Holly’s performance in goal; saving far more than were let in.
The U13s were also faced with a strong opposition at the Elms. Isabel worked valiantly to gain possession and move the ball from midfield to attack. Emi demonstrated her dexterity in goal saving shots from every angle. Holly and Afia happily challenged every player in their path working well as a unit. The match was fast-paced and our performance improved in the second half only conceding two goals. Afia was selected as player of the match.
U13 Rugby v Moor Park
The boys played against a strong away team demonstrating their learning and training from the previous week. Tom H scored a handful tries which were converted by Frankie as scrum half. Mr Helies was very impressed with Clay’s work in defence. The team are looking forward to their next match and opportunity to employ their new skills and tactics.
Relays swimming gala v HCS
Held in preparation for the ESSA West Midlands Swim Relays next week, there were many close races in the pool, with great excitement and excellent team work by all.