15 Nov 2022
Sports Report - w/c 7th November

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Weekly Sports report


KES Stratford - Played 11, Won 8, Loss 1, Drew 2.

What a weekend of Rugby! A complete turnaround from our previous encounter with Merchant Taylor’s.

The first XV managed to remain patient, after being behind the entire match, were able to clinch a last play of the game victory. 1st XV debuts to three of our U16 players Michael Onobhayedo, Fred Walton and Elliot Arbibe, also scoring on debut.

There are too many notable performances across all age groups to list, in what a beautiful day for MCS Rugby Club. Well done to all involved!

Girls Hockey

The First Team registered their first win of the season against a strong Tudor Hall squad. With illness and injury reducing the team to the bare 11 players, it was a hugely impressive performance. MCS scored early in the first half through an excellent passage of play that Charlotte Ison finished with a sharp rebound. Eventually Durand and Aldongar combined on the counter to win MCS a late penalty corner. After Litchfield’s powerful shot was stopped by a foot on the goal line, she then calmly and comfortably converted the resultant penalty stroke, to give MCS an unassailable 2-0 lead that they saw through the last three minutes to full time.

Well done to the girls hockey second team who worked very hard and played excellent hockey against strong opposition at the county cup last Wednesday. The hard-fought draw against Headington was a particular highlight and we are looking forward to the rest of the season.


Congratulations to first team Netball who placed second in the County Championships on Saturday, qualifying for the regional competition in January. A hard fought loss against St Helen’s and St Katherine’s at the start of the morning proved to be a good warm-up, leading them into a series of five confident wins. The final game of the day, against Didcot Girls was a must-win, as the Didcot players were also carrying just one loss from the day’s play. Both teams knew this was the clincher and it would have been easy for all players on court to panic, but this was not the case and after matching each other goal for goal, MCS pulled away in the second half by patiently using their court craft, keeping possession and capitalising on their turnovers. Special thanks go to Miss Hargreaves’ mum who has volunteered her time coaching over the last few weeks.


It was beautiful weather for rowing on Saturday afternoon, with the younger members of the rowing squad taking part in a friendly against St Edwards. The 14s were able to gain some extra time in quads, winning the majority of their side-by-side pieces. By special request, the 15s enjoyed their second time in an octuple, with most members of the crew buzzing about how fast the boat went with 16 oars! The 16s, meanwhile, had a more technical outing in mixed 8s with the Teddies rowers, the first taste of sweep rowing for many of our boys.


6th form sailors went yachting over the last weekend. They picked up the boat in Hamble on Saturday night having collected a fish and chip supper. Saturday was beautiful, Sunny and windy, they made their way upwind to Portsmouth racing any boat they could find. They arrived at dusk and had to use the lightt buoys to navigate in. Sunday was also windy to start but grey, from Portsmouth they went to watch some yacht racing in Cowes before making their way back to Hamble.

Team of the week is the senior girls netball 1st team for their brilliant preparation for, and performance at, the county tournament this weekend.