We may be approaching the end of term, but we're not slowing down!
U16s v The Peterborough School: King's took an emphatic victory thanks to some free scoring from Francis Antonio and some great offensive play from Ismael Yasin - the final score was King's 42, TPS 5. Ismael was also Most Valuable Player of the match.
U12s v The Peterborough School. The Year 7 team also produced a solid performance against TPS and maintained their 100% record so far this season, winning 18-6. Most Valuable Player was Dylan Criddle.
Following our success last week in the doubles, it was the turn of the singles. In the U13 competition, Paul Ojelade finished second and Ollie Baldaro was third. In the U16 competition Oli Muir was overall winner, with Alistair Clark in third. King’s took a comprehensive victory in the overall team competition and retained the trophy for a third successive year.
Ten pupils represented King's in a competition at The Peterborough School, which involved 46 pupils from six schools. Our fencers managed to win 9 of their 10 matches and only narrowly lost the final game by one point against a team which included a British Champion.
There were three groupings; Green for younger/less experienced teams, Amber generally for younger senior school teams, and then Red for older teams.
In the Green section, we had a strong team with Reece Moore, Harry Tozer and Meredith Roberts, who looking back may have been better placed in the Amber group. Wins of 15-4 against TPS Tigers, 20-6 against Oundle Primary ‘Black OPS’ team, 15-8 against TPS Tigers and 15-8 against Stamford Junior meant a clean sweep on the day.
Pippa Wing, James Cookson and Toni Obalua fenced really well in the Amber group, and won all their matches with 13-9, 16-8 and 13-6 wins against the Prince William School team, Stamford Senior and Stamford Junior School teams - a dominant performance.
In the Red section, the Senior Team of James Cookson, Sebastian Higgins and Ellie Tinsley took the fight to the opposition and fought really well, winning their matches against Stamford Seniors 20-7 and The Peterborough School team 15-8. The final match against Prince William School was a real battle with the teams neck and neck throughout the match. Sebastian had a 4-4 first leg, with James taking the score onto 9-9, then Ellie faced British Under 17 and Under 18 Champion Rachael Lever and did amazingly well, but lost out in the end with a 15-14 scoreline.