Prep Sports Round Up - Week of 13th March


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It was a busy week of sport in the Prep School, with a number of matches taking place to produce some fantastic wins.


U10A & B v Stewart's Melville (A) 3-6
The Under 10 A & B hockey teams walked up to Stewart's Melville Astro on Friday 10th March. Despite a good start both teams seemed to lose concentration in the middle and later stages of their games. Stewart's Melville had two good sides so marking was crucial. This did not seem to happen very much today but when the boys did focus on this, obvious progress was made. Unfortunately, though we were playing catch up and the final scores were a 6-3 loss for both teams. We know where we need to improve and will aim to bring our experience to bear for our game against Craigclowan next week


U10A v Craigclowan (H) 2-0
On a beautiful day, the Under 10 A team took to the Sutcliffe determined to right the wrongs from Friday. What a difference a weekend makes! The boys were night and day and played some wonderful hockey. The ball was given some width with accuracy and the whole team worked extremely hard. It was a good, close game of hockey and by half time, the score was 0-0. Fettes started to progress into the opposition half more and more after half time and eventually the first goal was scored following some brilliant lead up work from the midfield. Craigclowan battled hard but could not prevent a second eight minutes later. The score stayed like this until the final whistle. Craigclowan had opportunities but were very well defended by Fettes. The team were very happy at the end of the game and showed they believed in themselves and were making the correct decisions. They had taken on board the feedback very effectively. Well done boys

U9A & B v Craigclowan (H) 9-1 (A's) and 9-0 (B's)
On Wednesday afternoon, the two U9 teams played the teams travelling down from Craigclowan. Both teams performed very well scoring a number of goals, evenly distributed between the boys. The final scores were a 9-1 win for the A team and a 9-0 win for the B team. This was the final set of matches for the U9’s, they have performed well but there is still plenty of work to do. Over the coming years I hope to see them develop a greater understanding of team play and the importance of passing. Well done, boys.



U13A v Belhaven (H) 32-18
A super, final match against a home team for the Under 13A’s. Belhaven started strongly and scored the first few goals. Fettes, playing a slightly different line up today, quickly regrouped and subsequently went on to lead each quarter. This was an excellent tactical game from Belhaven who pushed Fettes throughout and it was a very tired team that wandered into tea. The final score was 32 – 18. Fettes U13 A’s have one more match this coming Friday against visiting team, Mowden Hall. This will be a tough end to the season but we are hoping for our winning streak to continue.


U11A v Belhaven (H) 15-4
The U11As made their way over to Westwoods, still chasing that elusive win and more determined than ever to achieve it! We started the match well gaining a two goal lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter we were able to extend our lead further due to some accurate and fast passing, as well as some super shooting from Zeata and Iona. Belhaven managed to get a goal just before the start of the third quarter. Thankfully, We continued playing well in the third quarter, with our mid-court players delivering great passes into our shooters who were able to increase our score further. Although we were tiring we were determined to make our last quarter an impressive one, particularly as this was the last U11s match for some of the girls. With several more goals, the girls did not disappoint and the final score was an impressive 15-4 to Fettes. This was just the end of the season we had hoped for and this match demonstrated some super improvements from the beginning of the season. Well done, girls!

U10A v Belhaven (H) 1-9
This was a tough match against a very good opposition. We played well and what impressed most was our determination throughout the whole game. We fought for every ball and intercepted well. The final score was a fare reflection on the game - a loss of 9-1.


U9A v Craigclowan (A) 11-1
The Under 9A team started their match against Craigclowan with great determination and at a quick pace. They scored two super early goals, which came from some excellent movement in the mid court and finished with some skilful shooting by Izzy. The girls continued with this momentum scoring six more goals before the second quarter. In the third quarter Craigclowan began utilising the space and quickly scored. In the final quarter the girls were determined to get back into the match and began to move the ball more quickly. We scored another three goals before the final whistle blew. The final score was 11-1 to Fettes.

U9A v Belhaven (H) 12-0
The Under 9 A team started their match against Belhaven with great determination and at a quick pace. They scored five goals in the first quarter, which came from some excellent teamwork in the mid court and quick passing in the circle by Izzy A and Izzy W. The girls continued as they started, scoring three goals before the second quarter. In the final quarter the girls were a little tired and threw a couple of wayward passes however they still managed another four goals before the final whistle blew. The final score was 12-0 to Fettes.


U9B v Craigclowan (A) 2-2
The Under 9B team played together fantastically today. There were some impressive interceptions, great use of space and good communication. The girls kept putting their best effort in until the end of the match, where the final score was 2-2. A very well done, girls.

U9C v Craigclowan (A) 1-2
The Under 9C's played a great team game today. After winning the toss the girls started extremely well passing into space and had many chances at goal, however the score was still 0-0 after the half time whistle. In the second half this changed as Grace scored following a great pass from Alice. However, Craigclowan also scored two more. By the end of the match they were making better use of the space on the court and asking for where they wanted the ball to be passed to and we look to work on moving into space in the future.

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