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SPORTS REPORT - JANUARY 22ND

It has been another busy week for sport with numerous teams representing the school. Sadly, the boys' senior hockey tournament was cancelled due to a frozen pitch; we now look forward to their first home match against Shrewsbury School next week.

In Basketball, Mr Stanway reported that the team are improving with every game.  In a competitive match against Shrewsbury Sixth Form, they made a fantastic start in the first quarter, but couldn't sustain it, eventually missing out by just three points. Well done boys!

On Sunday, Marsha Laksono represented the Shropshire Senior Badminton team in their win over Gwent. An excellent result for a current Forth Form pupil.

The Football match against Ellesmere College was very close with a deceptive scoreline. For most of the game, we had numerous chances to score but found the goalkeeper every time. A defensive slip let Ellesmere go 1-0 up, followed by a foul that was missed to give 2-0; their heads were up for a great 3-0 free kick. Wrekin pulled one back with Matt Batkin from the spot, before the game ended 4-1. This match showed the importance of subs, and supporting your team. 

The cross-country team travelled to Welbeck for the first round of the East Midlands League. Due to illness and injury to the Girls’ team, only the Boys’ Year 9 and 10 team raced. Reuben Crombie was 2nd by just 5 metres, Ross Corbett 6th, Joe Manton 12th, Harry Sanders and the other four runners filled 19th - 23rd spaces. A great team performance.

The Lancaster rugby teams travelled to Ludlow C. E School on Wednesday and made a fine start winning both games.  Then on Saturday, they took on Haberdashers’ Adams at home. To finish a tremendous week, the Under 13s won 20-5 and the Under 12s winning nine tries to one.

The netball teams have had a very busy and successful week.  On Monday, the first team travelled to London to take on James Allen's Girls' School, in the Independent Schools Cup.  In a skillful and competitive match, Wrekin held on to the first quarter lead and ran out eventual 51-42 winners!  We now take on Millfield School in the quarter finals at a venue to be confirmed.  The Firsts and Seconds also secured wins against Princethorpe College on Wednesday, as did the Under 16s at home to Shrewsbury College. On Saturday, the junior teams also faced Princethorpe College at home.  The Under 12As and Under 13s lost out but the Under 12B team produced a good win and the Under 14s were too strong for the opposition winning 35-8.

Finally Full Colours have been awarded to Beth Loveday, the captain of the First netball team, for her superb performances and leadership in recent matches

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