Sport Report: 09/10/2015

Plenty more sport action this week with Rugby fixtures against Richard Lander, the Netballers away at Wadebridge and Football against Liskeard.

In the Rugby, the Year 7s kept up their unbeaten record with an excellent victory at Home against a physically bigger Richard Lander side. In an extremely physical game the boys showed great commitment and work rate to earn a well-deserved 15-5 victory. Ethan Jones was the most valuable player for his excellent tackling and work at the breakdown. The Year 7s remain the only unbeaten team as the Year 9s lost their first game of the season 24-0, a disappointing performance against a very strong Richard Lander team. Both sides are likely to meet again in the latter stages of the County Cup and the gauntlet of challenge to meet the standards of Richard Lander has very  much been laid down to the boys. Ethan Pierce-Cowley was most valuable player. Finally, the Year 10s’ game finished in a pulsating 5-5 draw. In another evenly matched and intense and physical game Penrice played some excellent Rugby, particularly in defence and were well deserving of their draw in a result that was probably correct given the context of the game. Ashley Gilder playing at fly half was most valuable player.

The girls unfortunately had a week to forget; four teams travelled to Wadebridge on Wednesday for their next round of fixtures, none of which were successful. All performances were below par and not to the usual high standard the girls set themselves week by week. The girls must also look to continue to improve and not allow complacency to be factor after a very impressive and exciting start to the season. The Year 8s lost 15-8, the Year 9s fought hard but could not quite make up the early deficit and lost 17-13 and the Year 10s 29-14. The most valuable player awards went to Neve Rowe-Hall, Claudia Beaumont Olver and Eloise Rabey respectively. The Year 11s showed the most character. Having been down at the end of every quarter, they managed to get the scores back to even in the final quarter, only to be beaten in the final few plays 21-18. Leah Dooner, again playing up an age group for the second week consecutively, was the most valuable player.

To finish with some Football news, on Wednesday the Year 11 team travelled to Liskeard, the reigning County Champions, in the opening round of the Under 16 Cornwall County Cup. The boys made a fantastic start going 2-0 up, with both goals coming from Captain George Bolt, the second of which a stunning header on the back of some excellent build up play from Billy Gordon, Rory Dixon and Bailey Cannon. The boys defended resolutely throughout, with Charley Elton in goal producing one of his best performances for Penrice, but the boys were undone by a penalty and outstanding team goal from Liskeard with 10 minutes to go. Despite having the chances, Penrice were unable to force a goal and take the game to extra time and agonisingly left the competition at the first hurdle.


Boys Rugby

Year 7 – Penrice Academy 15-5 Richard Lander (MVP – Ethan Jones)

Year 9 – Penrice Academy 0-24 Richard Lander (MVP – Ethan Pierce Cowley)

Year 10 – Penrice Academy 5-5 Richard Lander (MVP – Ashley Gilder)


Girls Netball

Year 8 – Wadebridge 15-8 Penrice Academy (MVP – Neve Rowe-Hall)

Year 9 – Wadebridge 17-13 Penrice Academy (MVP – Claudia Beaumont-Olver)

Year 10 – Wadebridge 29-14 Penrice Academy (MVP – Eloise Rabey)

Year 11 – Wadebridge 21-18 Penrice Academy (MVP – Leah Dooner)


Boys Football

Under 16 Cornwall County Cup

Year 11 – Liskeard 3-2 Penrice Academy (MVP – Charley Elton)


Next Week

Saturday – Year 11 Girls Netball Tournament at Truro School

Monday – Year 11 Boys Cup Rugby – Newquay Treviglas (H) 3:30KO

Wednesday – Year 7/Year 8 Girls Hockey – Newquay Tretherras (H) 3:30KO.

Year 9, Year 10, Year 11 Girls Netball – Newquay Tretherras (H) 3:30KO.

Year 7a/b, Year 8, Year 9, Boys Rugby – Newquay Tretherras (H) 3:30KO.

Year 10 Boys Cup Rugby – Truro School (A). 3:45KO