Third Year Blog
Firstly to the biggest news of the week. Congratulations to Riyaaz Khan for winning the Third Year Inter-Form Chess Competition. Honourable mention to the beaten finalist James Emery who put up a tough challenge for Riyaaz to overcome. The other results of the chess competition were as follows:
Joint 3rd Place – semi-finalists Luke Prisk & Joel Arulpragasam Joint 5th Place – quarter-finalists Arjun Bhat & Ben Fitzgerald, Conor Bleach & Adithya Arvind.
There is currently a steward’s enquiry in progress to determine exactly how many points are to be awarded to each Form towards the overall Wills’ Cup – keep your eyes peeled on the blog for more information next week. For now, Riyaaz can bask in the glory of being King of the Board – well done Riyaaz.
Football Match Report:
U14Bs ESFA Cup match
The U14Bs turned up to a mud bath for their ESFA Cup Quarter-Final match against Kingsdale Foundation School in Dulwich. Knowing it would be a tough game, they had to show their best in the 70 minutes of play if they wanted to reach the last four of the competition.
The team got off to an impressive start straight from the whistle with Rohan Sahota finding the net with a low-driven shot. This boosted their belief and over the next few minutes, the U14Bs continued to defend strongly in the mud-drenched and wet pitches. Then two goals came in quick succession after capitalising on a Kingsdale mistake at the back and leaving Hampton looking comfortable to go on and win the game. They were now ahead at the break with the score of 3-0 to the U14Bs.
The second-half started with Kingsdale searching for a comeback but Hampton looked threatening on the break. Only a few minutes in to the second-half, the team managed to grab another goal after well-worked football down the flanks. The game continued to be fast paced and never have people slipped so much and slid so far! Then, Kingsdale piled on some pressure and managed to snatch a goal – was the comeback on?
The game was quickly finished off when great teamwork was shown by Hampton, scoring twice in just a few minutes. The final whistle blew with Hampton winning 6-1 in the miserable weather.
The U14Bs now play St Luke’s Science and Sports College on Monday 26 February so the cup run continues on a road trip to Exeter. They know they will be a very strong and fierce side to be drawn up against but they will give it everything they have to reach the finals…
Best of luck to all the boys involved in the U14B football squad for the cup match on Monday!
Arthur Hopley was part of the U14 rugby squad that played in a sevens tournament at Wellington College on Sunday. He reports that the team won three out four games, losing to Wellington, but beating John Fisher, Epsom and Abingdon. That’s an impressive start to the VII’s season lads – well done and keep it up!
In canine related events, Noah Wood is happy because his dog “Dave” (named after Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters) is better. Gabriel Hannah’s dog has also recently recovered from surgery, but cannot walk down stairs yet.
Fantasy Six Nations returns to action this weekend as England travel to Murrayfield to play Scotland. Mr Studt is keen to point out that he is top of the standings after two rounds. Mr Rigby is less keen to acknowledge that he is still rock bottom at this stage. Who knew Sergio Parisse was a spent force? Current standings as follows: