The King's (The Cathedral) School


Sports Round-up w/c 08 October

Football, Rugby, Hockey, Netball and Cross Country Results


Year 9 won a close game against St John Fisher School 2-1, with goals from Liam Unalkat and Dan Tarver. Sujjid Akhter, our goalkeeper, was Man of the Match as he produced a string of outstanding saves.

Year 8 lost 8-1 to Arthur Mellows Village College, Charlie Jacobs scoring our goal. The scoreline sounds one sided but King’s missed a number of chances; some more clinical finishing would have made the game much more interesting. Man of the Match was awarded to Charlie Jacobs.


Year 7 vs Thomas Deacon Academy

A great all round performance led by Captain Ollie Stegman, with tries from Harry Pinguenet, Ollie Baldaro and Ollie Stegman, gave us a narrow 3-2 victory.

Year 7 vs Hampton College

In the final of the Peterborough Schools competition, we faced a strong Hampton College team, who we had already narrowly lost to this season. The King’s boys managed to turn the result around with some great rucking and tackling, and some direct running from Man of the Match Mark Dall and Tom Oldaker, who both scored tries to make the score 2-1 to King’s.

1st XV vs The King’s School, Grantham

Our unbeaten 1st XV made the long journey to Grantham to play our namesakes in the third round of the National Vase competition. A bad start saw us concede early, but we bounced back with a try from Aaron Brown to level the score at 7-7. Unfortunately it went downhill from there and we couldn’t get ourselves back in the game, eventually suffering a demoralising and heavy defeat 57-7, a scoreline that flattered the opposition and was due in part to some poor refereeing decisions. Man of the Match was Oli Maddigan.

Year 9 vs Hampton College

A depleted team faced Hampton yet again in the final of the Peterborough Schools Year 9 rugby competition, having already beaten them in the earlier stages of the competition. Despite good tries from Duncan Hoyland and Eddie Brennan, King’s couldn’t defend well enough to stop their dynamic running and eventually narrowly lost out 3-2 to finish as runners up.

Year 8 vs Hampton College

In the third final of the week, our Year 8 teams again faced Hampton, who are slowly becoming our biggest rivals. Some poor discipline from our opponents soon led to some early tries, with King’s leading 5-3 at the break. Some great rucking from Frank Roger, excellent tackling from Bert Papworth and all round stunning play from Joe Beasley, including an awesome try-saving tackle, was enough to ensure an easy victory 11-5, with tries from Joe Beasley (5), Frank Rodger, Josh Martin, Dakori Lilly-West and Chris Purnell (all 2).


The U16 Girls have recently played the County Final for the 7-a-side Competition. This was against Thomas Deacon Academy, a good match with both teams having opportunities. However, King’s were able to finish more effectively and won the game 4-1 with goals from Katie Tasker and Jose Downer.

Goalkeeper Katie Haddon was voted Player of the Match. The girls will now go forward to represent Cambridgeshire at the East Finals to be held at Redbridge on 21 November.

Team: Amiee Philips, Charlotte Bennett, Jose Downer, Katie Haddon, Nell papworth, Katie Tasker, Bea Cadman, Irini Mouzoures, Pippa Payne and Poppy Lyons.

On Monday the Year 7 Girls took part in their first matches playing in a Tournament against TDA, Jack Hunt School and Hampton Gardens.

Twenty-one of the Year 7s took part and played very well. The C team finished in 6th place overall with Naomi Thomas being the Player of the Team. The B team finished 3rd overall with Maddie Downer, the Player of the Team, scoring all of their goals.

The A team finished joint 1st. The team consisted of Ellie Morgan, Isla MacKie, Evie Hornsby, Lara Treharne, Lauren Attwell, Amelia Green, Georgia Anderson and Emma Lincoln (Player of the Team).

The U13 Girls took part in the County Tournament finishing 4th in their section with wins against St Mary’s School, Cambridge and Joyce Franklyn Academy. Player of the Tournament was Julia Davis, who plays in goal, with goals scored by Alice Bennet and Georgia Coram. Well done to them and also Eve Douglas, Sophie Bicknell, Josie Criddle, Hattie Smith, Sharifa Hughes, Lauren Attwell and Amelia Green.


The Seniors, Year 11 and Year 9 all faced Ormiston Bushfield Academy this week, with winning scores of 36-7, 19-3 and 25-0 respectively.

The Seniors also played against Bourne Grammar School this week. With only seven players available and a lot of physical play from both sides, Bourne just edged it in the last quarter and took the win 10-8.

Cross Country

On Tuesday, twenty-four pupils travelled to Robert Bloomfield Academy in Bedfordshire to take part in the English Schools Cross Country Cup. The teams competed against the top runners from many other schools and ran incredibly well, doing themselves and the school proud. The Junior Girls and Inter Girls teams both qualified for the next round of the cup, with Ruby Blakeley putting in an outstanding performance to come second in her race.