04 Mar 2024
Weekly Sports report – Week 8 - Hilary

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Weekly Sports report – Week 8 - Hilary

W/C: Monday 26th February

Hockey

Well done to the U14A, U16A and 1st XI for progressing to National Quarterfinals. This was achieved with victories over Bedford School, Lord Wandsworth College and Culford School.

  • The 1st XI beating Bedford School 4 – 1

  • The 16As beating Lord Wandsworth College 3 – 0

  • And the 14As beating Culford School 4 –2

Saturday saw all teams take to the field against Haberdashers. The were several standout performances, however, the entire club demonstrated their quality by winning 9 of the 18 matches played, drawing 5 and only losing 4. A special mention to the U13Ds for their emphatic 6 – 1 victory!

The 1st XI took on Repton School in an exhibition match yesterday morning. This was played as the curtain raiser to the prestigious varsity match between Oxford & Cambridge. In a 12-goal thriller, the team played some of their best hockey this season while going toe-to-toe with one of the countries best. The match concluding with 4 goals to MCS and 8 to Repton. A final congratulations to Fred Macfarlane for making his 1st XI debut.

In the Oxford v Cambridge Varsity series Mr Tranter’s Oxford men's team beat Cambridge 1-0, a team consisting of 3 OW’s.

Netball

Girls Netball played against Cokethorpe on Wednesday. In wet conditions both teams played smart, savvy netball. The 2nds had a competitive game with the defensive players reading the game well and repeatedly turning over the ball. After a close contest, the game ended 7-9 against a strong A team. The mighty 3rd team have kept their winning streak, with a 17-4 victory. Silvy Birch has taken the oppositions player title, yet again for super drives and interceptions!

Football

Midweek fixtures vs The Oratory

Boys 1st XI lost 1 –0 due to a wet and heavy pitch the ball wasn’t conducive to total football. Chances from Ethan McMillan on his senior debut were as close as Magdalen came to hitting the back of the net.The 2nd team nearly picked up their best result of the season however the boggy conditions meant long ball was the most effective tactic. 2nd XI lost 4-3. The third struggled on a small pitch however special mentioned to Lucille Heard, Sarah Maijeh and Issy Martin. These three girls played extremely well and were unfortunate to come out on the losing side.

Basketball

The U18 team shared honours with Radley, losing the home leg 46-51 in another excellent contest. Radley only rotated 6 players from their bench, compared to the MCS 6. They also demonstrated more consistent shooting, scoring 21 points from the three-point line.

This week the U16s play D’Overbroeks on Tuesday and the U18s play Abingdon on Thursday – both at home.

Rugby

Congratulations to Michael Onobhayedo who has been selected for an England rugby U17 development weekend at St George’s Park. This is a first for an MCS student, so we hope that you enjoyed the weekend, Michael.

The U14’s and U15’s had their first 7’s tournaments of the year at Stowe yesterday. Both had tough draws, but showing glimpses of class throughout the afternoon. Our 1st XII squad made the trip to KES Stratford for the annual Shakespeare’s 7’s on Wednesday. Our boys managed to top their pool winning 3 from 3, progressing to the Cup Semi Final. A tight fought 19-12 victory over KES Birmingham put us in the final, with MCS bringing home the cup, winning 24-0, vs Hereford. A fantastic afternoon of 7’s!

OW Athlete

Congratulations to 2023 OW Olivia Martin who won the IVY league 4 x 800m with Princeton this weekend. In doing so they shattered the current record and became an IVY champion in the process.

The team of the week is the U13D hockey!