Sport Report: 4/11/2016

It’s been a quieter week this week however there are still five Rugby matches to report on as well as information on the girls County Hockey tournament which took place on Thursday plus a look ahead to next weeks fixtures.

The most significant Rugby which took place this week was the Y10s home fixture against against Newquay Tretherras in the quarter final of the County Cup. Both these sides have had some fierce battles throughout their time at secondary school and which not much between the sides much was anticipated prior to kick off. Penrice put in an extremely professional performance against a good Tretherras which saw the final score conclude 26-10 in favour of Penrice. The game itself was dominated within the forwards, Sam Cornell in particular saw his excellent work earn him the most valuable player award, which led to the backs earning the majority of the plaudits scoring some excellent tries out wide. The semi final draw has yet to take place.

Elsewhere in the Rugby this week four Y7 and Y8 teams travelled to Richard Lander for the weekly fixture and we saw a return of two wins and two defeats. The Y7A team continued their push towards the County festival next Friday with a 25-5 defeat, despite exhibiting some excellent rucking the boys still have work to do regarding their defensive line, Harvey Barker was the most valuable player. The Y7B team won 35-30 in an extremely competitive game where Jack Bennalick was the most valuable player. The result and the performance meant several players have put their name in the ring for places in the squad for the County Festival next Friday at Liskeard, training continues tonight.

The Y8s also won one and lost one, the Y8A lost 25-5 and despite the result the game was played between two evenly matched teams it was an excellent, physical, competitive game and although Richard Lander often looked the more dangerous team, the boys level of physicality was outstanding, as they also were around the break down and they were left to rue mistakes and missed chances costing them a closer margin of defeat or in fact a positive result. The Y8B team won an excellent game 45-10. An outstanding team effort often orchestrated by Dayton Sims playing at scrum half, the were physical throughout and deserving of their win. The result shows not only the numbers available but also the depth of the entire Y8 squad with places in the starting A team, like the Y7 team, also still up for grabs.

The girls Hockey had a reasonable day in the U14 County Hockey tournament, with goal scoring proving to be the vital element missing amongst some really strong performances both individually and collectively, this was the first attempts at eleven a side hockey and they have many positives to take forwards. They were drawn in a tough group with Truro School, Richard Lander, Helston, Penair and Pool and played positively however as previously stated couldn’t quite find the magic touch to score the goals their possession deserved, losing 2-0 against Truro School and Richard Lander, 2-1 to Helston, 1-0 to Penair and drawing 0-0 with Pool. The squad participating in the tournament was as follows;

Mille Bray, Ria Pollard, Millie Pearce, Evie Connelly, Savannah Sanchez, Amara Thompson, Rachel Biggs, Jasmine Clemo, Emily Hoskin, Aciacia Housten, Alaiyah Cleaves, Hannah Dawes and Jessie Powell. Hockey training continues every Friday after school.

Next week there is much to look forward to, the girls lead the way next week with Netball fixtures away at Truro High School on Tuesday, this is followed on Saturday with a huge day for the Y9 girls with the U14 County Netball tournament taking place at Newquay Tretherras. On Thursday the Y11 boys entertain Roseland in the second round of the U16 County Cup as well as the Y10 boys making the long trip to Mounts Bay for the second time this year to play in the second round of the National Vase competition and the sport is concluded with the Y7s having their turn in the U12 East County Festival.

Results this Week
Cornwall County U15 Cup
Y10 – Penrice Academy 26-10 Newquay Tretherras (MVP – Sam Cornell)

Friendly Fixture
Y7A – Richard Lander 25-5 Penrice Academy (MVP – Harvey Barker)
Y7B – Richard Lander 30-35 Penrice Academy (MVP – Jack Bennelick)
Y8A – Richard Lander 25-5 Penrice Academy (MVP – Luca Campbell)
Y8B – Richard Lander 10-45 Penrice Academy (MVP – Dayton Sims/Kieron Diment)


Fixtures next Week

Girls Netball

Tuesday – Y9A/Y9B – Truro High School – (A) – 3:30pm start

Saturday – Y9 – U14 County Tournament @ Newquay Tretherras – all day

Boys Football

Thursday – Y11 – Roseland (H) – 3:15pm KO – County U16 Cup

Boys Rugby

Thursday – Y10 – Mounts Bay (A) – 3:30pm KO – National Vase

Friday – Y7 – U12 East County Festival @ Liskeard – all day