Match Reports: Thursday 25 January 2018 - Amesbury School
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U8A Girls Hockey v Longacre U9 and U8 A

Players player – Libby
Lady of the match – Anya

The U8A team really enjoyed their first ever hockey match of the term. Luckily the sun stayed out after there had been a hail storm!

The start of the match was tough, Longacre were quick on the attack. Annie, Freya, Ella and Amelia worked hard to defend and clear the ball. Longacre scored a goal in the first half but the U8A team showed great perseverance. In the second half Anya, Tilly, Poppy and Jess worked hard in mid field to move the ball forward into attack. There were lots more attempts to shoot in the attacking goal and the team were hungry for the ball. Libby moved the ball well up the pitch under pressure and the girls all worked hard to defend on Longacre’s breaks. The equaliser was scored by Anya and the game ended with a strong Amesbury attacking move. The final score was 1-1, a wonderful performance from the team, lots more exciting matches to be played this term, well done U8As.

Mrs Page


Under 9A Hockey v Highfield

Lost 0-5
Player’s Player: Yssy G
Lady of the match: Florence

This was a really disappointing match for the U9A’s as they struggled on their first match on grass. This was a very different game than the one they are used to; mud up to the knees, ferocious tackles and brute force winning every tackle. Despite their valiant efforts, the girls went down early on.

Florence and Yssy worked their socks off, pushing the ball well up into attack and trying desperately to get the ball into our attack. Highfield had some wonderful tacklers, who stopped our every attempt. Isobel and Emily should be commended for their great efforts in defense as they tackled well to clear the ball. While Sophie, Chloe and Victoria also tried their best to gain possession of the ball.
A really tough game girls, which would have been very different on astro. However, the better team won on the day!

Mrs Dover


U8C’s rugby vs Lanesborough C and D’s

Amesbury 4 vs 1 Lanesborough C

Amesbury 4 v 2 Lanesborough D
For the final game of the season the Amesbury boys were treated to two matches against Lanesborough. The opening game, against the C’s, was a superb match. Both teams showed some tidy skills but it was the direct running and effective tagging by Amesbury that helped the boys edge into the lead. From that point on with the wind in their sails the boys quickly capitalised. Two big defensive sets forcing the turnover and a brace of tries helped close off the first game. In the second match with little time to recover the boys focused in on their defensive organisation. This helped them get numerous tag turnovers and build pressure. In attack the quick support play was too much to handle for Lanesborough D’s. The final game finishing in a convincing 4-2 win was a nice end to the season. The boys have made huge progress and have been a joy to coach.
Report by: Mr O’Reilly


U8 VI Rugby vs Pennthorpe & Lanesborough


Amesbury A vs Penthorpe 5-5
Amesbury A vs Lanesborough A 2-5
Amesbury A vs Lanesborough B 8-5

Amesbury B vs Penthorpe 5-5
Amesbury B vs Lanesborough A 3-5
Amesbury B vs Lanesborough B 4-2

It was a cold and blustery day with very slippery conditions underfoot when the Amesbury U8 A&B teams took on Pennthorpe and Lanesborough in a mini tournament.

Both Amesbury teams were keen for victory and this was evident with the energy and commitment that was on display from the very first whistle. Tags were being ripped off left, right and center and the ball was whizzing up and down the line. All the skills practiced over the season seemed to have clicked and all the boys demonstrated how to play some fantastic rugby.

The opposition were strong however with some superb breaks and fast, straight running, Amesbury were able to score try after try.

A fantastic effort by every player.

Mr Balcombe


Match report for Under 8 B’s
The under 8 B team played an outstanding set of 3 games stringing together some
great team play and overall good performances. The boys showed how much they
had improved throughout the season in their final 3 games of the season and were
competitive and worthy opponents against the higher rated Lanesborough A team.
The team proved that they have become a tight unit whose fast and fluent attack
made them lethal on attack while their structured defence made them a hard team
to break down. The boys should be commended on a tremendous season filled
with many highs and individual achievements, their hard work on the training
ground has been seen on display on the playing pitch throughout the entirety of
the season. Congratulations boys on a fantastic season!

Mr MacKenzie


U8Ds rugby v Lanesborugh E and F


The U8Ds brought great spirit and energy to the field. At times they showed great intensity, ball skills and running great lines, at times less. However, they managed to pull through with great courage and strength to come out on top of two heavily subbed teams winning the first game against Lanesborough F Team 10 – 3 and Lanesborough E team 11 – 6.

We had an outstanding performance from Francisco and ended the season on a very strong high. Very impressed with the team.

Mr Stephens



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