HMC Golf v Kingston Grammar.
Epsom’s strong U18 mixed Golf team showed their class by winning relatively easily. Final result: Epsom 3, Kingston Grammar School 0.
Darragh Monaghan and Canice Screen: won 7 and 5. After a string of solid pars the top pair found themselves 3 up early in the round. They were 5 up at the turn, continued their excellent golf into the back nine and won comfortably.
Harry Marchesi and Lucas Fildes: won by 1 hole. Both golfers were not at their best today. However, they kept their heads and a par at the last ensured a hard won victory.
Toby Reynolds and Liam Colohan. Won by 5 and 4. It was another strong performance from our 3rd pair. Perhaps not playing to their ability, they helped each other through their difficulties and in the end won quite easily.
We now await the result between Reeds and Reigate.
Lower School Golf Success at Radley College
The Independent Schools Golfing Association held their Prep schools championship at Radley College this week.
In a stableford format, Joss Wells (year 8), and Oscar Lent (year 7), played brilliantly and placed second – results as follows:
1st – Spratton Hall 119 pts
2nd – Epsom College 112 pts
Oscar won the boys’ category with a gross 75 (7 over par) – a fantastic score considering the windy conditions and the challenging course.
Girls U18A vs TASIS The American School in England
Won 3-0 with 3 sets to Epsom 25-19; 25-16; 25-20 (extra friendly 15-9)
The girls played an excellent match against a confident and well-rehearsed TASIS team. Epsom remained calm and confident in their own ability, and in one another. The sets were very tight from the start, with 1 or 2 points between the two sides, but Epsom always managed to eradicate the very few unforced errors they committed. Communication was second to none, with Jeannie Neth (Cr) in particular helping her peer-players in points where two were going for the same ball by calling out who was best placed, to great effect. Her hit pick-ups were also impressive, with great court coverage. Rachel Wong’s (Cr) serves were not only accurate but also aggressive and very hard to pick up by the opposition. Kay Chan’s (Wh) hits were consistent and relentless with a very accurate top-down hit which impressed all around. Celini Mak (Wh) also displayed a well-practised and effective hit.
All the players remained positive and displayed great team work and effort under pressure. A match to be proud of.
Girls’ Hockey fixtures vs Haileybury and Lingfield.
Saturday’s opening weekend of the year saw tough opposition in Haileybury for the girls.
The girls started the season well, with 9 wins and 2 draws from their 14 matches.
The 1st team had already finished their tour of Scotland unbeaten, and had defeated Sutton Valence and Reed’s School earlier in the week, so they were in good form.
Playing a Haileybury team with several National League players under lights at the Olympic Stadium on Friday evening was a great test, and to emerge with a 1-1 draw was an excellent result. Vice-captain Lottie Burton (M) scored the goal and Issy Evans (R) was brilliant once again in goal.
The 6’s tournament on Wednesday saw the side go close to getting through to the knockout stages with some impressive play in this form of the game.
The 2nd XI lost their opening match after a long away trip, as did the 5ths, but there was a win for the 3rds and a draw for the 4ths, with 5th Formers Katya Lee (R) and Eva Gray (Cr) as well as Alice Taylor (Rv) and Issy Thesiger (R) selected as players of their respective matches.
In the junior games there was a great deal of success. The U15As produced an impressive display to win 4-0, goals scored by Tilly White (R), Anna Russell (R), Alex Nienow (R) and Emily Long (R), with Paige Chamberlain (Cr) playing superbly in a new position.
The U15Bs fared even better, Libby Stirling (M) scoring a hat-trick in their 6-1 victory, where Emily Bain (M) also stood out.
The C team won as well, thanks to two goals from Eva Saunders (M).
The U14 teams made a great start to their season, all winning their matches by a single goal. The As won 2-1 with Maddie Wearne (Cr) putting in a top performance and Sophie Edison (M) and Ella Parson (Rv) scoring the goals. Sophie Norman scored the only goal in the Bs win, while Edie Pettit (Rv) scored the winner in the C team match.
The U13 girls continued their excellent form from last year, Ella Stephens (Wa) scoring 7 goals while Amelia Burke (Wa) and Yasi Fryer (Wa) scored 4 goals each in their emphatic win. There was also a 7-0 win for the Bs, with Maddy Conway (Wa) and Isabel Corbett (GH) scoring twice each.
In their first outings for the College, the U12A and B teams performed really well at the Lingfield tournament in midweek, the As coming close to winning and the B team beating several other schools’ A teams.
Boys’ Rugby fixtures vs St Paul’s
The boys can reflect on a good day against St Paul’s. To win half of their matches against a large all-boys school is an impressive achievement.
All of the senior sides won their games, with the 1st XV leading the way with a comprehensive 58-12 victory. Showing the value of their pre-season tour to Ireland, the team scored 9 tries, with Luke Laughton (C) scoring three and Andrew Palmer (H) two in a man of the match display.
Max Hales (Fa) scored two tries in a superb performance as the 2nd team prevented any opposition score in a 20-0 win.
The 3rd XV and 4th XV also registered close wins with Harry Patterson-Puertolas (C) and Will Curwen (C) standing out.
In the U16s, although all teams were defeated there was much in the As and Bs in particular to encourage them for the season ahead. Tom Lynagh (F), James Curtis (P), Alex Borisov (F) and Seb Kennell (H) were players of the match for these teams.
The U15As lost a hard fought game that eventually swung in St Paul’s favour at the end. Jude Clark (G) and Charley Redknapp (P) scored tries in this match. The Bs also lost a close match, where Ollie Laidlaw (Fa) scored and was player of the match.
The U15C team won an extraordinary game 28-24 with the last play of the match. Angus Horan’s (Rn) two tries and Charlie Day’s (C) kicking proved crucial in their victory.
Two of the U14 sides won their games, with the A team winning 49-0 thanks to three tries from Will Springett (Fa) and two from Will Raymond (P). Harry Pearson (H) also scored two for the D team, while the C team won well, 14-0.
Next week the boys play Dulwich.