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Sports Reports: Week 3

A round-up of sports results for Week 3 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

Rugby

The 1st XV lost 24-7 to King’s Bruton.  The team’s defence was very physical and put a huge amount of pressure on Bruton.  At half time we were well placed after playing into the wind. However we tired in the second half and handling errors cost us a chance to win the game. Stephen crossed for a well-deserved Milton Abbey consolation try and credit to Will who played with a huge amount of energy and determination.  
 
The 2nd XV enjoyed a second win against Warminster.  The team were fantastic at the breakdown allowing Cesare and Jake to find space with strong running.  Archie and Harry tackled fantastically well and Sam linked up well with Angus.  The forwards dominated and there were tries from Cesare, Sam, Ed, Harry and George.  29-15 to MA - the 2nds remain undefeated!
 
The U15s continue to impress and on Saturday they produced some fine Rugby.  Archie, Tom and Max all impressed helping MA to a 38–0 half time lead.  The second half saw more of the same and a return to kicking form from James ensured a 59-7 win maintaining their 100% record winning 4 from 4.
 
The U14s match was physical from the start with both teams playing some great rugby; both teams scoring multiple tries in the first half. The second half started in a similar fashion but Warminster won the mental battle and the MA boys lost their discipline which ultimately cost them the match. The try scorers were Joshua and Daniel. Time for Milton Abbey to respond and rebuild after their first defeat.

Hockey

A fantastic result for the 1st XI, a 2-0 win away to Wells Cathedral.  Goal machine Poppy scored both the goals. The first through the keeper’s legs after a fine move and the second a tap in on the back post.  Stand out performance from Becca, Sophie and Kiwi. The team remains undefeated.
 
The U15s were involved in a 3-2 thriller against Wells Cathedral.  The team played with outstanding determination throughout.  MA probably created the most chances but couldn’t quite put the ball in the net. Violet had a fantastic game on the right of midfield creating most of the chances. But Ali was player of the match - she never stopped running! Well done to the whole squad.

Cycling

Cameron and Jack represented the school in the Wiggle New Forest 50 on Saturday. The team rode excellently taking it in turns riding into the wind.  As a result they secured a gold rating in the sportive, completing the 54 mile route in 3 hours and 17 minutes. The ride of the day goes to Cameron for executing a well-planned strategy. Well done to both riders.