On Wednesday 25th November Stoneygate U11 Boys rugby team played Brooke Priory away in Oakham.
The team consisted of; George H (Captain), Lucas, Max H, Ed, Delcan, Max W, George C, George A, Daniel and Will McE.
Stoneygate had a sloppy first 7 minutes playing the ball dangerously on their own try line, Brooke Priory capitalised scoring three tries without reply.
A inspirational breakaway try from Ed lifted the team and changed the game completely. Stoneygate began to attack with aggression and found space more frequently, George H scored two tries one each side of half time.
Stoneygate looked the more dangerous team with the ball in space, however, Brooke Priory won the battle at the breakdown and this ultimately decided the result.
Both teams played some fantastic rugby and thoroughly enjoyed the contest.
Brooke Priory 25 – 15 Stoneygate (Ed B, George H x2)
Champagne Moment: Ed B
Man of the Match: George Hopkinson
Team: Amy (Captain), Gizella, Joanna, Evie, Millie P, Tasia, Hattie and Katie
Stoneygate 1, Witham 0
A good result for the girls today as Witham are always strong.
We had some particularly good ball skills from Millie in the first half and Joanna was strong in defence. A clever pass from Millie to Evie, who scored, gave us a lead before half time. Hattie worked really hard on the wing drawing the defenders away from the D.
We were a little lazy in the second half and the ball was often passed to the opposition rather than taking our time and scanning for safe passes. Witham pressurised hard, but Gizella and Joanna defended well and Katie and Amy ran the ball down the wings creating space. Tasia made an excellent save, giving us a win rather than a draw.
Players of the match: Amy for always staying in position and for making the best pass of the day, Tasia for that brilliant save!
Special mention: Hattie for excellent ball skills today
Well played everyone.
Team: Millie B (Captain), Millie P, Millie L, Liana, Daisy, Eleanor, Hattie, Poly and Katie
The girls played their best game of hockey today against Witham and although they did not win should be very proud of the way they played.
Daisy was very strong winning lots of tackles on the right, Millie B was fast making lots of ground on the left and Liana worked really hard in defence to push the ball back up the pitch.
Player of the match: Liana for great defence
Special Mention: Daisy for tackling hard and Eleanor for lots of good saves in goal
On Wednesday 25th November U13 B team played hockey away at Witham
Team: Clemmie, Eloise, Francesca, Bea, Rebecca, Izzy, Mia and Daisy
It was a tough match but Stoneygate played very well and we won 1-0. Daisy played excellently in goal and made a fantastic save. We had many attempts at goal and Eloise managed to score successfully. Bea and Eloise did some great tackling and Bea was so close to scoring. Francesca and Izzy managed to save some goals in defence and Rebecca’s hits were very strong.
Player of the match: Eloise for great tackling and scoring
Special mention: Daisy for making a fantastic save in goal
This was a superb effort from the girls against a very strong team. A fantastic end to the hockey season. Well done!
Final score: Stoneygate won 1-0
written by Clemmy (Capt.)
On Wednesday the U10 Colts travelled away to Oakham to play Brooke Priory. All the Year Five boys took part.Despite the long journey we started well and Harris gave us the lead, with one of his trademark sprints down the touch line.
Brooke fought back and scored two tries to lead 5-10 at half time.
Ed and Will tackled well and often ripped the ball away from the opposition. James, Harry, Freddie and Dylan ran well in possession and tackled well in defence.
In the second half Brooke scored very early on, but for the rest of the half our boys played really well and they dominated the possession.
Brooke defended well and it was not until the final minute that we scored. Harry used his pace and power to force his way over the line.
This left the final score at 10-15 and a win to Brooke, but it could easily have been a draw or a Stoneygate win.
‘Man of the Match’ went to Harris for his super play in attack and defence, despite taking a big hit early on. The ‘Champagne Moment’ went to Harry for his try.
Many thanks go to all the parents for travelling away to support the boys.
Year 8 are doing a difficult and challenging chemistry topic all about compounds, elements and mixtures, atoms and molecules. It’s tricky working out which is which. We tired mocking them up with buttons and balls but they by far preferred actually making their own mixtures with various drinks and fruits, cocktail glasses, straws and mini umbrellas. Here are the results!
The year 3 girls worked hard and had fun in their hockey practise today.