Weekly Sports Bulletin 16.1.15Back to News
Year 8 Basketball V Peale Community College
The year 8 basketball team travelled to Peale for only their second basketball fixture of the year. The match was a close encounter; the Peale side started off the brighter, applying pressure and playing aggressive basketball around our basket. We struggled to cope and therefore conceded an early lead. However, as the game went on we began to play some good basketball and grew in confidence.
For the next two quarters we were the better side and ended up levelling the score by the end of the third quarter. As we pushed for the winning basket towards the end we were exploited in defence and conceded two baskets in the dying minutes of the game.
Nonetheless, apart from the result, the year 8 team applied themselves extremely well and can take great confidence into their next match. Well done, boys!
U13 District Indoor Hockey Tournament
The year 8 girls returned to the tournament as last years’ runners up, hoping to improve on that performance. There were six teams in total entered into the competition all, potentially tough opponents. Team captain Hannah Curtis had thoroughly planned the tactics and strategies to be implemented and in which game. Unfortunately these plans had to be altered at the last minute as we were unable to play with a GK so instead fielded 5 outfield players.
First up were Bourne Academy. Bourne had already played a match and looked pretty handy so we knew we had to approach the game in the right frame of mind. The first half saw chances at both ends of the pitch; both teams narrowly missing the opportunities. Deeping turned up the heat in the second half, with a cracking reverse stick goal from Sara Morgan-Walters. Deeping came out on top 4-0 winners.
Next up were Spalding High School, last years’ winners of the tournament. Deeping conceded two early goals and this knocked their confidence. The team worked so hard in the centre, closing down space and limiting Spalding’s opportunities. Sammy Pinder performed solidly in defence alongside Harriett Spriggs, but Spalding’s finishing was clinical. Spalding came out as 5-0 winners. A result that doesn’t reflect the performance from the Deeping team.
The Deeping team had a long wait until their next match which gave them time to compose themselves before their game against Bourne Grammar B. Bourne Grammar are always difficult opponents to face and the Deeping team knew this. Both teams had chances to score throughout the game. Katie Hand and Emily O’Neill worked hard in the middle of the pitch both attacking and defending. The game finished 1-0 in Deepings favour. A very close game.
Deeping were back in their stride. New opponents Stamford Welland Academy battled hard against the Deeping side. The GK for SWA made some fantastic saves and kept her team in the game. It was in the last minute that Deeping scored from a penalty corner to give them the lead and ultimately, the victory.
The last game of the tournament was Deeping v Bourne Grammar A. Both teams battled fantastically and the talent on show was magnificent. Deeping took the lead and managed to hold onto that lead for the majority of the game. Bourne Grammar equalised with a few minutes to go. Both teams gave it their all and Hannah Curtis made some exceptional tackles to prevent the Bourne team from moving ahead. The game finished 1-1.
The Deeping team finished in second position overall to Spalding High School. An excellent placing showing the adaptability and versatility of the team. Well done girls, a great tournament!