It was great to see teams enjoying an almost full fixture list against High School of Dundee on Saturday. The hard work demonstrated by the boys this term meant many teams were rewarded with an improvement in their score line in this second meeting against Dundee of the term. Highlights were the wins by the 1st XV, S3A, S1A and P6 teams with other matches very closely contested. Mr Gill, S2A coach reported, “It as a very close rematch. We let Dundee into the game with early scores but then battled back well to close out the first half. Second half was very close with both teams defending hard.”
There were no external fixtures for the girls on Saturday but instead plenty of practice up at Countesswells where teams played in friendly matches against each other. The games were worthwhile and productive in preparation for meeting George Watson’s College this weekend. It was very encouraging to see so many girls out playing hockey on a Saturday morning.
The boys 1st XI travelled to Strathallan on Thursday for the quarter final of the Schools’ Open Plate competition. Although the score didn’t go our way, Mr Harper praised the boys’ efforts saying, “We started quite well but playing against an organised and clinical side we couldn’t take our chances. It was a good learning experience and showing signs of improvement.” Also this week the U15 team enjoyed a friendly match against Aberdeen Grammar School.
Two of our netball teams made the short trip to Cults Academy on Tuesday. It was a win for the Senior As and a intense match for the S3As who ended up with a draw.
S2 football were also at Cults Academy this week, playing in the semi final of the Sportsman’s Trophy. Mr Kirkwood commented, “It was a tightly contested game, where both teams had chances to win in the last few minutes. However, both keepers made some excellent saves and the match went to penalties with Cults ending up eventual winners.”
After the disappointment of having fixtures against several schools cancelled recently, the basketball team were raring to go in their match against Hazlehead Academy on Monday. Mr McCormick was delighted with the boys’ performance saying, “It was a great team win with contributions from all 10 players.”
Team of the Week
Basketball for their 56-21 win over Hazlehead Academy.
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