Senior Sports Round Up - Week of 6th March
It was a busy week for the senior school, with a number of fixtures and tournaments taking place producing some great results.
1st XI v Stewart’s Melville College (A) 3-0
It was a shaky start for the 1st’s however; they recovered quickly and took the lead through a goal from Ben T. Ralph W and Alexander M had strong performances at the back providing a composed base who defended well. Harry H had another strong performance and had a hand in Jack S’s Goal before Ben T scored his second of the day and confirmed the win. Ultimately a good performance on an unfamiliar surface against a strong side who are playing in the Scottish cup final on Friday. The MVP was Ben T and Alexander M.
3rd XI v Stewart’s Melville College (H) 0-1
This was a frustrating game that was evenly matched. Unfortunately, Fettes missed most of their goal scoring opportunities. This result does not reflect on the ability of the team however, there is still room for improvement. There were many good saves from John R and strong defence from Ethan C. Charlie B had some great play, helping to transition the ball between the defence and midfield. Mark B also performed some good dribbling in the midfield. The MVP was John R.
Colts A XI v Stewart’s Melville College (H) 3-1
Fettes started the game on the back foot but quickly came back into it and got an early goal through Archie R after some good built up play. The game became open with both teams going for the ball, but Fettes were creating the better chances. There were some good passes from Monty H and Brodie N before Zac R broke free and scored a good goal from a tight angle. In the second half there was an early goal from Stewart’s Melville to make it 2-1 to Fettes. Fettes came back quickly with a great goal from Hugh H after some good build up play. Fettes were then on the back foot for the rest of the game but there was some great defending from Ryo O and Yusuke T to keep the score at 3-1. The MVP was Alec M.
Colts A XI v George Watson’s (H) 1-1
Fettes started the game strongly and put pressure on Watson’s. The game started to open up and there was some good quick passing from Zac R and Alec M. Fettes started to put on a bit more pressure towards the end of the half before Hugh H was played through, finishing very well. In the second half Fettes started slowly but began to put more pressure on the Watson’s goal. Unfortunately, Fettes couldn’t take another chance and started to defend a lot more, with some great defending from Yusuke T and Ryota O. Watson’s continued to put a lot of pressure on Fettes before they scored from a short corner, in one of the last shots of the game to make it 1-1. The MVP was Ryota O.
Junior Colts A XI v George Watson’s (H) 3-2
Fettes played badly in the first half, losing two goals before half time. After the half, the team came back strong scoring three goals, with two from Olly P and one from Harry F. The MVP was Temi A.
Junior Colts B XI v George Watson’s (H) 0-3
The Junior Colts played some excellent hockey in the first half. Fettes played the ball well and managed to set up some good goal scoring opportunities that the team couldn’t quite finish. Mycola S saved a good few shots (MVP), with Joe D running well with the ball. The second half was not so good and Watson’s put three goals in the net and had most of the possession.
U15A XII v St George’s (H) 6-1
From the start, the team was confident and assured, scoring within the first couple of minutes. The defence worked very cohesively, with Ruby L making good interceptions. The team found it hard to not get bogged down in scrappy play but with more focus in the second half, the team were able to keep their win. Daria L was the MVP for the excellent goals which she scored.
U15C XII v George Heriot’s (H) 8-2
Fettes played two 20 minute halves for this match and the first half went amazingly! The team worked really well together, the settling was great and just how they practiced it. At the end of the first half, the score was a well-deserved 6-1, with credit to Amy W and Imogen V. As the U15C’s moved into the second half of the match however, the effort started to drop slightly and it started raining, which didn’t help the slightly tired atmosphere. Although there were some faults towards the end of the match, the team all know what they need to work on as individuals and as a team. Thanks also to Charlotte B for stepping in as captain whilst Iona is unable to play. The MVP’s were Elsa M and India M.
U14C XII v George Heriot’s (H) 5-0
The U14C’s played amazingly, with the defenders playing the best by pressurising the opposition and making them panic. The team though did play well as a whole, with their team-work having progressed significantly since the beginning of the season. The MVP was Doga A.
Senior House Netball (H) Dalmeny
1st – Dalmeny
2nd – College East
3rd – College West
4th – Arniston
2nd VII v Woodmill High School (H) 7-25
This game was a tough one for the team however, regardless of the score, Fettes played to the best of their ability. The team were up against a very strong opposition and everyone tried as hard as they could, particularly Catriona M and Mia H. The second half of the game saw improvements to the team’s communication and Fettes began to work better as a team, which led to goals from Emma C and Flora M. All in all, it was a difficult match for the 2nd’s, especially being right after the tour. The team hope to bounce back in their next game and end the season on a high note. The MVP was Catriona M.
3rd VII v Woodmill High School (H) 7-25
From the first quarter, the 4th’s found that the opposition were tough, as they were a stronger team. However, Fettes kept the moral going. The 4th’s played well as a team and despite the loss, still enjoyed it. Throughout the match, Anna E-K played very well as a shooter with great aim, assisted by Charlotte V, who was always open to pass to. The team hope to keep the stamina going for next time. The MVP was Hannah B.
4th VII v Dunbar Grammar School (A) 4-18
Having hardly played as a team this term, the 4th's did well in using the space and working together to maintain possession of the ball. The score does not reflect how well the team played, evenly matching Dunbar’s team. The 4th’s need to focus on converting their play into goals, creating spaces and moving the ball up the court. The MVP was Cara O’D.
1st VII v Merchiston 7’s Tournament (A) 3rd Place
For most of the team this was the first time they had played rugby in a long time and considering this, did extremely well to finish 3rd. Fettes topped their group beating Durham and Dollar convincingly, as well as grinding out a hard fought win against Watson’s. During this match, Jack S made some fantastic breaks. In the semifinal Fettes just lost out by a kick to Edinburgh Academy, which was a game they really should have won. Nevertheless, the team played exceptionally and conducted themselves well on and off the pitch. The MVP was Harry P.
Boys House Football (H) A Team: Glencorse and B Team: Moredun
With the pitch on Youngs unplayable, a late switch of venue and format was required for Senior House Football. Rather than play one 11-a-side tournament, the competition was split into two six-a-side events for A and B teams. In the B team contest, after two very close semi-finals, Moredun beat Kimmerghame 3-2 in the final with Rory M starring. In the A team contest, Kimmerghame were once again vanquished in the final, this time losing 6-3 to Glencorse; Glencorse keeper Matvey L playing a decisive role in the match. There was an excellent standard of football on show despite the slippery conditions (Ryan W and Dougie B-W scoring sensational goals). Well done to all involved.
1st V v Glenalmond (A) 65-78
The team did a marvelous job overall, showing great commitment and determination throughout the game, performing exceptionally well. There were excellent plays made by the team, especially Jacob B, Jamie C and Christopher J. Although Fettes lost, the team have massively improved from their previous encounter against Glenalmond. This is one of the best games the team has played. The MVP was Brian L.
Girls House Fives (H) College East
It was a tighter competition this year with Arniston snapping closely at the heels of last year's winners. In the end College East held on with a narrow victory over runners up Arniston, followed closely by College West and finally Dalmeny. This was a really positive competition with very vocal support from all the Houses and a developing tradition particular to the girls' game: apologising if you win a shot, apologising if you miss a shot and apologising just in case neither applies! A very apologetic but polite game! Thanks to all the girls, players and supporters!
Colts IV v Edinburgh Schools (H) Won the Plate
There was lots of effort and skill shown from Jamie C and Silas G, who got through to the semifinals of the cup and lost a very close game. Oliver and Magnus lost the first game against Merchiston but went on to win the plate in the final against Edinburgh Academy. Well played to Alex C and Tom W. The MVP was Jamie C.
U19 v George Watson’s (H) 5-0
This was a fantastic match played by all and although Watson’s certainly weren’t Fettes best opponents. Everybody played exceptionally well, especially Catherine E who thrashed her opponent and Catriona S who after a hard few games emerged victorious. A big thank you to Abigail W, who won her first squash match after not playing for very long and Phoebe M-B who managed to come and play from Prep School. All in all, it was a well fought game and the team hope the success continues into the next match. The MVP’s were Abigail W and Phoebe M-B.
U19 v Currie High School (A) 1-7
Although it was a Fettes loss, there was a good effort demonstrated by every single member of the team. Cooperation in doubles need to be worked on but, a number of strong single matches were shown. The MVP was Alec Goold