Senior School Sports Round Up - Week of 28th August

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It was a quieter week of sport in the Senior School, as pupils worked their way back into school life.

Hockey

1st XI v RGS, Newcastle (H) 3-3
This was our first match of the season, with a very new team as only 4 players remained from last season. Having not played together before, in the first half we didn’t use the skills that we have and RGS managed to intercept many of our passes and dominate the game. The half time score was 2-0 to RGS. In the second half we looked like a different team. Our defence managed great linking passes around the back of the pitch to keep possession, with continuous excellent saves in goal from Sofia K. There were also many more chances for the forwards due to the team spreading out and making more space on the pitch. We scored our 3 goals from short corners in a short space of time, with great strikes from the top of the D from Rosie U. Very well done to two of our new and youngest players; Sophie H and Soufia C who played impressively, and Iona H who had an excellent work rate. The MVP was Sophie H.

2nd XI v RGS, Newcastle (H) 1-2
There was excellent play from all players, considering it was the first match of the season! Special mentions go to Lily J and Sam S for their hard work on the pitch. In the next match, the team need to improve on their deflections in order to convert some more goals. The MVP was Liv A.

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U15A XI v RGS, Newcastle (H) 1-0
Newcastle had the first centre pass and got off to a strong start and in the first third, the team managed to hold their structure and keep calm and controlled with some good passes and frequent opportunities on goal. Unfortunately, the second half wasn’t as good as fatigue set in and our play began to get sluggish and lost its structure. But in the final third, after some useful coaching tips, we seemed more motivated and really worked well as a team to give us a final score of 1-0 to Fettes (goal scored by Anna C). As this was our first match it gave us great insight into how our team was operating but also showed that we have a lot to work on, especially positioning and keeping the ball on the right hand side of the pitch to play to our advantage (this should come with time), but a great start to the season. The MVP was Isabella S.

U14A XI v RGS, Newcastle (H) 6-1
This was our first match together, and the team did very well against strong opponents. Our attack managed to create many scoring chances and we scored six goals, though their goalkeeper was excellent. Although we got a bit tired in the second half, our defence stayed strong until Newcastle scored in the very last minute. The girls really enjoyed the game and we look forward to the rest of the season. The MVP was Charlotte M.

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International and District Representation
International Girls – Following her participation in a Talent Day at the end of June, Sophie H has been asked to attend some training sessions with the Scotland U16 Girls squad in October.

International Boys – Ralph W played in the Scotland U16 team against Ireland early in July. He then played in the Schools Games in Loughborough this weekend for Scotland U18. They recorded one win, two draws and one loss in their matches.

District Selection – Charlie P has been selected as a member of the Midlands U16 District squad. Brodie N and Oliver P are currently involved in trials for the East U16 squad and Ralph W and Jack S for the East U18s.

Swimming
Open Water (A)
A huge well done must be said to Anna K who swam the Forth on Sunday with her Dad in very choppy, (and dirty) waters in an amazing time of 34.28 minutes. Anna was the fourth woman across the finish line, swimming an incredible 2.5km, which followed the path of the rail bridge.

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