06 Feb 2020
Sports Round-Up

27/01/19

Football

The U14 As played Sherfield on Tuesday on a wet ten acre surface. A great start saw skipper Harry finish from close range like a young Gary Linekar. Sherfields firstly and dangerous striker scored to level things at half time before goals from Oli O and Harry again delayed a final score of 3-2 with Mike voted man of the match for great defending.

1st XI took on an unbeaten Ranelagh team this week and despite playing some good football and controlling large spells of the match they narrowly lost 1-0

The 2nd XI from a goal down to beat LVS 2-1 - an excellent result which puts them top of the Super 8 league (I think there is a match report on this too from Harrison)

3rd XI lost to Reading Blue Coat

U15 played 2 matches this week beating Reddam House 3-1 on Tuesday with some great performances. Yesterday they took on Holme Grange, in a very close game they were unfortunate to lose 2-1

U14 also had a busy Tuesday attending the ISA festival the rest of the squad stepped up brilliantly well to pick up a win and take them to the top of the Super 5 league with 2 games left to play.

For the boys attending the ISA 6 a side festival - the team won their first 3 matches against Huddersfield Grammar, Trinity School and Lucton, they lost out on 1st place in the group by 1 point after a loss to eventual finalists Princethorpe. Playing in the plate semi final they beat Holme Grange on penalties to set up a final with Hepplehope School narrowly losing 1-0 and therefore finishing 6th overall out of 20 competing schools.

Netball

All Senior netball teams were away at Reading Blue Coat on Wednesday, unfortunately some tough but close matches, which lead to some losses. However great progression was shown from all three teams.

The U13A and U13B Fryer teams did fantastically well at the Thorngrove netball festival. With Charlotte, Mia, Olivia M and Isi being awarded medals for being the stand out players of the tournament. Thank you Charlotte Ankers for being the assistant coach and umpire for the afternoon.

The U15A and U14As went away to the Marist and played some great matches. The U15s narrowly missing out on a win and the player of the match went to Tiger for her defending. The U14A team won 15-10 against the Marist and the player of the match went to Flick for her movement at centre.

Rugby

The U12A rugby squad travelled to Brockhurst this week for their rugby fixture. Brockhurst took an early lead and looked very well drilled side who boasted a wealth of club rugby players. This did not deter an inexperienced LP squad who had very little rugby experience. The team played some great attacking rugby and looked courageous and physical in defence and around the breakdown. LP scored 5 tries in total but unfortunately could not get the win losing 7 tries to 5. All the Fryer rugby squads will be in league action next week when they host Pangbourne.

Although the U15 rugby season is finished for us at school many players are still continuing their rugby outside of school and the County rugby programme kicks off in the next few weeks. A massive well done to Albie in year 10 who was asked to train with the Berkshire County U15 squad and also on trial for the Middlesex U15 squad off the back of an extremely impressive season for school.

Hockey

A 7 goal thriller saw the boys 1st team go down 3-0 at half time and score 4 second half goals to win 4-3 in the last play of the game. A calm penalty corner from Will Green, a clinical finish from Dom, a sensational narrow angled strike from captain Will Parsons and a last gasp reverse stick finish for a second Will Green goal kept the fans on the edge of their seats right till the end. Players of the game go to Sandy for his resilient defending and Dom for his playmaking prowess.

Girls Indoor Cricket

LP bowled first and restricted Edgbarrow to 80 runs with disciplined bowling from Freya and Sofia. Then confident batting from Harriet and Charlotte Coyle got the girls off to a strong start. After a few quick wickets lost, Charlotte Hienzsch steadied the side with some explosive hitting, finishing with an impressive 6 on the last ball to win the game which also earned her the girl of the game title.

Well done to all the Advance Performance Programme athletes who travelled to St Georges Park, the home of English Football on Wednesday. Where they completed a day of physical testing and had the opportunity to share facilities with professional athletes and practitioners. This provides our athletes with an invaluable experience and insight as to what it takes to become a professional athlete and what is expected from them to make it at the top level of sport..

Team of the week: joint winners this week for two amazing last second wins for both the boys U18 hockey team and the girls U15 Indoor Cricket team!

Manager of the Month: Graham for the most wins this month