Senior Swimming v Claremont

Mr Guy took the seniors to Claremont for a Year 7 & 8 gala on Tuesday night. With a squad supplemented with Year 6, it would be interesting to see how our younger swimmers got on.  After a full race card the results were in and Vinehall were victorious in all but one of the categories, with the overall score ending Claremont 135 Vinehall 165.

Well done to all of our swimmers.

Boys’ Hockey v St Andrew’s

1st                        Won 5-4

Another nine goal bonanza, with the balance tipping in our favour with a 5-4 home win.  The play was frenetic at times and some cool heads were needed to move the ball wide and keep shape.  Both teams showed some excellent individual stick skills but we were stronger in the tackles and won quite a few turnovers in crucial areas.  Oliver B scored four (could have scored six with a bit more composure) and Zuriel N chipped in with the other.  One of our goals came from a rebound after a penalty flick – first one of the season!  Delight at the fifth goal going in was audible from our boys! It was a tense finish to the game but we held firm.

Nick Butcher

2nds                    Won 4-2

The game began with a back and forth battle of skill and determination. Brilliant distribution and collective team skill from both sides resulted in a tense back and forth first half ending 1-1. The beginning of the second half was played out with a few St Andrew’s errors, which were capitalised on by Vinehall, allowing the 2nds to score a few quick goals. The game was played out with terrific team skill and fluency from Vinehall allowing the 2nds to dominate the rest of the match.

Archie Collins

3rd                    Won 8-0

It was a pleasure to umpire the 3rd team hockey match away at St Andrew’s this week as the whole team put on an excellent display in their convincing 8-0 win.  Right from the start of the match Vinehall dominated possession and created numerous chances in front of goal and but for the heroics of the opposition’s keeper the scoreline would have been far greater than a 5-0 lead at half time.  The second half continued in the same vein as Vinehall continued to pepper the St Andrew’s goal, adding a further three goals. The goal scorers were Sebastian P (2), Daniel N (2), Nathan L (2) and Francis C (2).

Jon Newman

4th                    Won 4-0

The 4ths travelled to Eastbourne for what proved to be a great afternoon of hockey.  Passing with purpose and moving the ball forward, the team created a number of very good opportunities.  Nono W (2), Sandro A and Gustave D all getting on the scoresheet for a well-deserved win.  Milo M up front, the back three of Simon J, Henry I and Alex W and Michael A in goal must all be congratulated for their efforts.

Matt McKinnon

Colts A           Lost 1-7

The Colts A lost against a very good St Andrew’s side.  Unfortunately for Vinehall we were missing three key players in important positions but the boys remained very positive and their attitude was superb.  It was only 2-1 at half time and a lovely goal by Zain J was the highlight of the match.  James L and Archie RR came up from the B team and played really well. We need to stop hitting the ball through the middle and work hard to hit out wide.

Zac Attwood

Girls’ Netball v Buckswood

1st                    Won 30-3                   POM: Izzie S

The first netball team had an extremely successful game, winning against Buckswood 30-3 and maintaining their impressive skill level and determination throughout.  Izzie S was awarded player of the match for her outstanding performance in the circle as well as in the centre court.  Freda H also demonstrated her wonderful defensive skills through many intercepts throughout the game, ultimately allowing her team mates to hold possession for the majority of the match. Overall the girls played a brilliant game of netball!

Bella Couper

2nds             Won 13-0

A very smooth game with a less experienced side. The girls stayed calm and used the whole court.  We had some good smooth runs and some accurate shooting.  After the first quarter they swapped about and played out of position.  It is good to see that we have many strong shooters.  They played a third quarter against Buckswood’s first which they also won.

Louise Barrett

3rds             Won 23-7         POM Isabella S

A good game with some lovely clear runs with the ball.  A few too many dropped balls, so they need to work on safe handling and keeping their eye on the ball until they firmly have it in their possession.  Fabulous shooting from Isabella S who was calm and focused.  Well done to the girls coping with me being extra kind to the other team!

Louise Barrett

Girls’ Netball v The Mead

U11A             Won 17-2           POM: May A

The team were missing their usual goal keeper and goal defence, but thankfully Elizabeth G and Tilly R stepped in to help and adapted really well.  Vinehall were strong from the start; they moved the ball quickly, used the court well to bring the ball through and Kenisha N and Imogen W rewarded the team with a flurry of goals.  Camilla B usually plays wing defence but moved across to goal defence, adding another role to her skill set.  In the final quarter, positions were moved around and Grace W and May A had a turn at shooting.  Grace did well to score two goals but May had to settle for one goal after her second goal was unfortunately scored just after the final whistle.  A lovely way to end the netball season.

Laura Percy-White

U11B              Won 8-3

The U11Bs played a terrific game against The Mead School.  The girls welcomed Harriet W and India A who stepped up from the U10As. The attack unit gradually improved their driving and getting into space while the defence made great intercepts throughout the game. It was really nice to see the girls demonstrating good teamwork by making accurate passes and marking their players. Overall it was a lovely game to end the netball season.

Kate Melluish

U10                Won 7-0             POM: Matilda S

The Year 5 girls were on top form and were four goals up at the end of the first quarter.  The Mead had lots of possession but, try as they might, they couldn’t seem to get the ball through the ring.  Matilda S was again POM and deservedly so.  Lucy P and Elizabeth H worked well together in the circle and both shot well.  Connie M, Elizabeth OS and Hannah Q were strong in defence and this was a very good performance from the Vinehall side against a plucky but less experienced opposition.  A very enjoyable afternoon of netball for both sides – well done everyone!

Aileen Cheevers