Second Year Blog
Firstly huge congratulations to the following Second Year boys who have reached 10 merits: Harry S, Joe M-J, Sebastien A, Tom S, and Xavier M-M. Leanesh S, George G, and Dominic M have got to the terrific 20 merit mark, whilst Luke T and Krishna W have reached a staggering 30 merits. Well done all!
Table tennis club is very well attended and this seems to have become a very popular sport amongst the Second Year boys. But could the team serve up a victory? Arjan Sian reports:
“The table tennis first and second year team completed in a Richmond schools tournament on Monday. We had a team of Ed G-Z, Arya L-A, Francesco O, Daniel E, Arjan S, Pranav S, Tim L and Ishaan D. The team fought well and managed to bring home a victory with Timmy winning the last match 2-0 against Turing House, putting us through to the next stage of the competition.”
Let’s hope they can send the next opposition into a spin and bounce into the next round.
The swimming team were also in action at the end of last week. The standard of competition was pretty high – would we sink or swim? Sherjeet Khan tells all:
“As we got on the bus to Harrow, we had a mixed feeling of excitement and anxiety, would we be gloriously victorious or heavily beaten? Unfortunately, it was the latter. We reached the venue after a weary, iPad occupied coach drive. As we entered the changing rooms, a strong smell of chlorine hit us. As the races began, the truth dawned on us: they were very good. Although most of our medals were from the seniors, there was some great experience for all ages.”
The footballers had a (long) trip to Alleyn’s last weekend. Sam Brewster and Timmy Lee report on the varied fortunes of the As and Bs:
“On Saturday, 7th October, Hampton U13A’s played a challenging match against Alleyns school. The game began with our side dominating, the ball barely going into our half. However we were not able to convert chances into goals and the half ended 0-0. At the start of the second-half, they had a strong 5 minute spell and managed to squeeze a shot past our keeper. After that however we got back into the groove but were not able to find the back of their net. The game ended a close 1-0 to them but we put up a very strong performance and were unlucky not to score. A big thank you to Mr Trivedi for leading the team and let’s hope next game we will be able to come back even stronger!”
“For this weekend’s fixture, Hampton U13B’s travelled to Alleyn’s School. Everyone worked hard to get some goals to get an early lead. We netted a few, but unfortunately conceded one goal, leaving it at 4-1 at half-time. After the break, we started to pass the ball around a bit more, creating a few more chances, leading to another four goals. One thing that we need to work on is our discipline – staying in our positions to create more space and options. The scorers were: Kyan (3), Zach (2), William (1), Johnny (1) and Cameron, whose shot was deflected in.”