Sport Report: 05/02/2016

Plenty of sport to report on this week with various Netball and Football matches taking place as the weather improves. Our extra-curricular fixture programme is also now not being affected so much as it was during the first couple of weeks back from the Christmas holidays.

The girls started the week with two Netball fixtures away at Truro High School, the Year 8s lost 32-8 and despite the score line the girls battled right until the end of what will be an excellent learning experience for them. Imogen Phillps was the most valuable player. The Year 10s also unfortunately came second 23-12 – the girls actually started really strongly and there was not much between the teams, however they were unable to maintain their fast start and dropped off against a strong Truro High School team to allow them to earn victory. Cally Olsen was the most valuable player.

On Wednesday the Boys Football teams of Year 7, Year 8a and Year 8b, Year 9 and Year 10 travelled to Truro School; always a great place to visit and somewhere which we look at as the benchmark in trying to achieve in sport. Out of five games the Year 8b, Year 9 and Year 10 teams earned convincing victories and the Year 8a and Year 7 teams, although little between them, came away defeated. The Year 7s found things difficult against a physically bigger side on a difficult playing surface and it was Truro School’s clinical edge in front of goal which was the difference – in football terms despite the final score there was not much between the sides. Jowan Conibear-Trathen was the most valuable player for some excellent defending. The Year 8s had two sides out; the A team going down 1-0 after an early goal settled the game and try as they might the boys were  unable to find an equalising goal.

The B team won convincingly 7-2 with Joran Rodgers, joint most valuable player, scoring a hat-trick. Special mentions must go to Harry Armstrong who played for both A and B team, as did Harvey Barnett, Harry Taylor, also joint most valuable player, who went in goal last minute and Tyler Kostov making his debut. The Year 9s missing several regulars won convincingly 7-2; Jack Hooper fresh from an appearance for Cornwall this week scored a hat-trick and was the most valuable player. Finally the Year 10 team also finished with an excellent result, playing both  good Football and defending resolutely to win 5-2. Max Gay was the most valuable player.

Last week three out of four boys Football teams safely make it through to the second round of the Cup, the Year 7s playing their first ever game for Penrice started the week by winning comfortably 8-0, in heavy rain and in front of a big crowd. The boys passed the ball and worked as a team magnificently ending out deserved winners; captain Leo Best scored a hatrick in the first half with other goals coming from Luke Turner, Alec Nile, Cameron Roach and two from Jake Edmonson. Leo Best for his first half hat-trick was the most valuable player.

The Year 10s also won comfortably 4-1 at home against Fowey, Max Gay scored a brace with one being an outstanding volley from the edge of the box, Angel Coates was the most valuable player. The Year 9s travelled to Callington on Thursday and came back 4-2 victors, the boys started slowly going 1-0 down but were able to pull it back with goals from Rubin Wilson, Harry Boardman and Jack Hoskin on debut. Archie Kelvin was the most valuable player but the boys know they will need to improve in order to make it to the latter stages of the competition. The only defeat of the week was for the Year 8s losing 3-1; despite a good performance and plenty of chances it was the boys finishing which let them down. Alfie Baker got the only goal of the game for Penrice, Ewan Warren was the most valuble player. All three successful age groups face Wadebridge in the second round.

There are plenty of other clubs available for all students covering all ages and abilities – you can see them all here.


Girls Netball
Y8 – Truro High School 32-8 Penrice Academy (MVP – Imogen Phillips)
Y10 – Truro High School 23-12 Penrice Academy (MVP – Cally Olsen)

Boys Football

Y7 – Truro School 3-0 Penrice Academy (MVP – Jowan Conbear-Trathen)

Y8a – Truro School 1-0 Penrice Academy (MVP – Joe Maunder)

Y8b – Truro School 2-7 Penrice Academy (MVP – Joran Rodgers/Harry Taylor)

Y9 – Truro School 1-8 Penrice Academy (MVP – Jack Hooper)

Y10 – Truro School 2-5 Penrice Academy (MVP – Max Gay)

Cornwall County Cup Football

Y7 – Penrice Academy 8-0 Torpoint (MVP – Leo Best)

Y8 – Penrice Academy 1-3 Brannel (MVP – Ewan Warren)
Y9 – Callington 2-4 Penrice Academy (MVP – Archie Kelvin)

Y10 – Penrice Academy 4-1 Fowey (MVP – Angel Coates)

Sport next week:

Girls Netball

Wednesday – Y7/Y8/Y9/Y10 v Brannel (A) – 3:30PM KO

Boys Football

Wednesday – Y7a/Y7b/Y8/Y9/Y10 V Newquay Tretherras (H) – 3:30PM KO