25 Nov 2022
Christmas Term 2022 - Sports Report Week 10

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Christmas Term 2022 - Week 10 Sports Report

Rugby v Millfield and Seaford College

U15 National Cup Round 3 v Millfield

It was nice to see the end of the rain and a bright autumn afternoon welcomed Millfield to play on Higher Park in the 3rd Round of the U15 National Cup. After wins against Priestlands and Dauntsey’s the U15s were keen to face the undoubted challenge from Somerset’s finest.

Once our team had got over the fact that the opposition did indeed have some very big boys they settled down into the rhythm of the game. Millfield showed some nice touches and a lot of pace in the back three, which challenged the home team defence but could not quite breakthrough. Therefore it was against the run of play when Canford got the opening score. Taking advantage of a fortunate bounce the Canford boys broke from their 22 and Massimo Brown was unlucky to be denied a score. The referee however was playing advantage and Canford kicked into the corner and from the ensuing maul crashed over under a mass of bodies. The conversion was unsuccessful but the challenge had been laid down. The Millfield response was swift although their score actually came from a Canford mistake. After absorbing a lot of pressure, a loose pass on our own try line saw Millfield dive on the ball and score right under the posts, 7-5 to Millfield. Canford again responded and after a spell of pressure Ralph Boldt knocked over a penalty kick at goal just before the half time break to see Canford lead 8-7.

The 2nd half started much in the same vain with Millfield seemingly camped in the Canford half. After 5 minutes Millfield managed to cross the line after a searing break from their centre. However, after a lengthy discussion the try was disallowed. This was mainly thanks to the intervention of the Millfield captain, who upon being informed by a mix of Canford and Millfield parents that he had been in touch before starting the scoring move, informed the referee and play was brought back for a Canford lineout. A fantastic act of sportsmanship in the context of a very tight contest. The last part of the game continued the theme – Millfield out and out attack and Canford somehow resisting. Players were held up over the line, last ditch tackles were made and the clock on the shiny new scoreboard ticked down towards zero. One final attack was repelled and the ball, at the frantic urging of Mr Bibby, was hoofed into the trees leaving Canford as 8-7 winners.

A famous victory for the U15s which showed huge amounts of tenacity, resilience and team spirit. No stand-out individuals on this day, just a group working hard to achieve.

The boys’ reward is a National Cup last 16 tie at home to Taunton, who we edged in a close contest last weekend, on Thursday 1st December.

1st XV v Seaford

The 1st XV returned to Higher Park determined to put in a good performance ahead of the upcoming end of season challenge of Sherborne. A strong Seaford side were the visitors who we had met in our fixtures at Merchiston Castle where Seaford edged the contest with a last play score. Therefore, another tight game was expected, and we were not to be disappointed.

A bright start from Canford was rewarded with a try from Finn Janaway and a penalty from Oscar Feingold giving us an 8-0 advantage as the game headed towards half time. Unfortunately a charged down kick for a try gave Seaford the foothold into the game that they needed and left the game well poised at 8-7.

Seaford continued their resurgence after the break and soon made inroads into the Canford 22. After a clean line break a Canford infringement close to the line saw Mark Kosgei yellow carded leaving us down to 14. Seaford took advantage of this period winning it 14-3 with two tries and leaving the boys facing an uphill task at 21-11 down. A further penalty from Seaford saw the gap grow to 13 before the momentum started to swing back to the home side. A tip tackle saw the Seaford 9 sin binned and an opportunity for the boys to get back into the game. A kick to the corner saw a series of line outs which finished with a penalty try, 18-24, 3 minutes to go. Seaford controlled the next couple of minutes which left Canford having to run the ball from their own goal line on the last play of the game to try to gain victory. A fantastic series of controlled play, interspersed with some Seaford offences saw the boys bring the ball close to the Seaford line. One more surge and the try came, 23-24 with kick to come. The growing crowd hushed as Oscar Feingold kicked for the win.

Did the kick go over….who knows…one touch judge raised their flag, the other didn’t! Most importantly the referee didn’t think it had gone through the posts and the teams shook hands after an epic contest with Seaford the victors, 23-24.

A much improved Canford display which bodes well for the trip to Sherborne after Exeat….opportunity awaits.

2nd XV v Seaford

Score: L 3-24

Penalty: Isaac Gill

POTM: Jansci Motsi

Special Mentions: Zach Ashby-Rudd, Henry Stear, Jamie Elviss

Canford fought valiantly in their final home game of the season against a strong Seaford XV, keeping them to 3-3 at half term, before their superior firepower across the park allowed them to pull away in the closing stages. The first half was a closely fought contest with strong defence from both sides dominating, along with an officious official who penalised both sides at regular intervals, including 2 yellow cards against the home team. Canford had a couple of chances to score, having conceded an early penalty shot, first from a 5m scrum and then from a penalty tap from close range. Each time Zach Ashby-Rudd went close. Isaac Gill slotted a penalty chance to even things up at the break.

Seaford gradually gained superiority in the 2nd half, although Canford gifted them their first try. A penalty on the 22 looked like it was going to be kicked to touch, but the Seaford fly-half caught the blues napping and took a cheeky quick tap to go over almost unopposed. There was no controversy over their further two tries, finding space around the edge to score in the left corner as the Canford defence tired. However, despite the loss, the Canford boys can hold their heads up high for maintained their intensity and commitment for the full 60 minutes. No shame in this defeat.

U16 v Seaford

The U16s were set to face their biggest challenge to date against an in-form Seaford side with the added element of being away from home. A few injuries amongst the 16s squad saw some personnel playing in new positions, which would pose even further challenges to overcome. It was clear from the opening 10 minutes of the game that it was going to be a tough afternoon for Canford with Seaford running in 2 tries in quick succession. The Canford boys did stick at it and credit to them defended, as always, with grit and determination not allowing any easy tries through. However, the size and power throughout the whole Seaford team proved too much time and time again, which ultimately meant Canford couldn’t get any go forward in attack and were eventually broken down in defence multiple times. The game finished up a 50-0 loss – one that needs to be moved on from sooner rather than later. The focus now shifts to preparing for Sherborne at home after the exeat weekend – certainly a chance for redemption.

U15A v Seaford

The U15As travelled to Seaford with a few changes in personnel and position after the hard game on the Thursday.

The opposition were well organised and immediately had us under pressure. We spent the first 20 mins in our own half but defended tenaciously with some great scramble defence and only coincided a penalty. We started to string some phases together in attack and applied some pressure to Seaford the pressure we put on worked and we were able to score a try through Ben Jack which was converted 3-7 half time.

The second half was a role reversal with us attacking well on the back of a number of penalties. Seaford collapsed three line out mauls which had them receiving a yellow card and with us taking a penalty to take the score to 3-10. Seaford then attacked well and applied pressure to our line but our team and work ethic kept them out to give us 3-10 win.

Special mention to Luca and Freddie for playing out of position. Great effort again boys.

U15B v Seaford

L0-38

Seaford were a strong side and with the mighty Bs being a few key players down through injury, this was always going to be a tough fixture. Canford heads went down in the first few minutes of the game because of the physical size of some of the Seaford side. After conceding a few early tries, Canford found their form. Players committed to tackles and we worked on using our skills to bring the game to our advantage. In the forwards Oscar Ingarfield led the way, tackling, rucking and ball carrying with impressive gusto. Santi Sastre and Ben Cross also demonstrated real drive in the ensuring there were no gaps for the Seaford runners. Despite some well worked set piece moves, no opportunity came for the Canford Bs. Whilst we didn’t win the match it was clear that we learnt a lot. In terms of rugby values, this was our best performance yet. The boys demonstrated teamwork, resilience and leadership. I look forward to seeing how our rugby progresses this Thursday. Line speed and jackling are the key targets for us against Embley this week.

U14A v Seaford

The U14As hosted Seaford this week in a tough and physical contest. The first 20 minutes saw Canford defending extremely well, with their line speed on point and putting as much pressure on Seaford as they could. Ultimately, the deadlock was broken 5 minutes from half time but to rub salt in the wound, straight from the restart, Seaford would double their lead, as no one could bring down their brutish number 8. The second half saw Canford struggle to get back into the game, however this was not due to a lack of effort, the boys worked hard all game but a few individual errors were punished the score finished 31-0 to the visitors. The boys have multiple training sessions before their next match as they will be looking for redemption against Sherborne.

U14B v Seaford

A robust Seaford outfit provided stern opposition for the U14Bs last weekend and were much the quicker out of the blocks on this sunny Saturday afternoon. Their back three were particularly impressive and ran in two early tries as the home team struggled to deal with the speed and athleticism of the visiting backs. To their credit, the Canford lads altered their approach, adopting a tighter, simpler game plan and quickly established a foothold in the game. It may not have been the most expansive of strategies, nor a wondrous spectacle for the healthy crowd - it was one more for those rugby purists present! Several strong carries by forwards, notably Messrs. Tyndall, Flegg and Brown, resulted in several forays into the visiting 22 and from one such incursion, Ed Scott rumbled over to give Canford hope and indeed no less than their endeavours deserved. Game on. Half Time 7-12.

Unfortunately, this momentum was stopped in its tracks in the second half, as the larger, more physical Seaford squad stamped its authority with 3 further unanswered tries.

Special mention, however, must go to Ralph Hunter-Smart who made no less than 2 truly outstanding try saving tackles which would have graced any rugby pitch at any level - simply wonderful. Final score 7-26.

U14C v Seaford

With confidence sky-high following their trip to Taunton, the U14Cs welcomed Seaford to the sunlit uplands of Higher Paddock. Having travelled with only 12 boys, the visitors declined our offer of players to make up a full side. In the opening period Canford's powerful front row (Sarp Yeltik, Monty Palmer, Jamie Tang) were especially effective in picking up from the base of a ruck, whilst some impressive tackling from the likes of Jack Gao, Dom O'Brien and Ollie Lowe helped to curtail the visitor's strong runners. Whilst the first half was a closely fought contest, sadly the change of ends brought a change of fortunes. In addition to playing up the slope, our heavier pack started to feel the effects of playing 11-a-side on a full pitch, and a trickle of conceded tries soon became a flood.

Hockey v Stowe, Dean Close, QE Wimborne and Boys’ County Indoor Finals

Last week there were matches against QE and our Centenary event with Stowe, whilst the boys also contested the County Indoor U18 Finals.

On Tuesday, Clayesmore and Sherborne were the visitors for the Boys’ U18 Indoor County Finals. We started slowly against Clayesmore but scored in a batch just after half time to win 4-1. With Clayesmore then defeating Sherborne 3-2, we only needed a draw to win the tournament. However, we were comfortable throughout the match, winning 5-1 to progress to the West Regional Finals at Wellington School, Somerset as County champions. Dill Howell was impressive, and amongst the goals, along with Monty Hooker, Leo Vorobyev, Sam Wilmot and Ed Schuster Bruce.

MDC/AGF

On Thursday, QE turned up with 9 players, so kindly Martha and Izzy from the 15Bs stayed at the end of their training session to sub in. It was a close contest, but the first half finished 2-0 to QE. The second half Canford brought it back with a wonderful goal from Zion, assisted by Kekoa. The final whistle blew, and the score finished 2-1 to QE. It is also important to note that all goals were scored by Canford players! Lola and Zion (for the 3rd time in a row!) were voted best players.

EJW

On Saturday, we played a one-off block versus Stowe School, with both schools sharing the same foundation year of 1923 and therefore celebrating our Centenary together.

The 1st XI game doubled up as a Tier 1 League fixture, as it happens, and we made hard work of it having taken the lead through Lulu Thompson to lead, before trailing 2-1 at half time due to a genuine lack of competitive edge. A frank half time team talk demanded a reaction, and to the team’s credit we were much more direct and on the front foot in the second period. Poppy White equalised, before Honoré Cutler scored a belter when she smashed the ball into the top corner for a 3-2 lead. With Stowe withdrawing their keeper in place of an extra outfield player for the final 5 minutes, we had chances to extend our lead, although as Thompson was taken out in sight of goal in what should have been a blatant penalty stroke, somehow play was waved on. Anyway, a useful, if slightly scrappy 3-2 win was achieved and 3 points in the league.

MDC

Canford 2nd XI once again managed to produce perfect conditions for our centenary match vs Stowe. It soon became apparent that the 2 teams were evenly matched. The girls entertained the crowd with end to end fast paced hockey. Both teams taking shots but Stowe took first blood. Canford nearly equalize with a powerful slap from Meg M that came close to removing the keeper’s helmet.

Canford keep pressing and momentum from Anouska's shot rolls over the line 1-1. Stowe fight back hard and guest goalie Mash fends off another shot. Isla having to work hard as Stowe use the right to attempt access to our D. Second half starts with same high tempo. A fabulous long feed to Elle M sees her 1on1 with the GK but her shot is saved. Shortly after we win a sc. Strong pressure from Grace and Anouska wins a sc. Chloe's hammer strike scores! 2-1. Defenders getting a good workout. New recruit Evie impresses with her good eye and vision. Canford counter and 3 big hits are saved. It's awesome out here! Canford just seeming to have the edge and always look dangerous. All defenders making few errors today. This game has real wow factor! Canford win 2-1.

RHJH/AGF

3rd XI v Stowe U16A Lost 0 - 1

This was an impressive performance against a strong U16A side the Canford 3rd XI showed real determination and grit competing for the 50-50 and putting our opponents under pressure. We soaked up a great deal of pressure at the back with Sarah Norris showing real composure in the tackle and Fran Hensher continuing to pass the ball with great vision. It was a game which could easily have gone either way, but a breakaway goal was enough to seal the win for Stowe. We missed our usual midfielders but those who stepped in played a fine role in distribution and the forwards plugged away hard finding some encouraging positions behind the Stowe back line, though unfortunately we didn’t often break through. Despite the loss the girls can certainly be happy with an excellent result.

RMBS

Girls’ 4th XI v Stowe Centenary Match 4-0 win

Goals from : Bella Collier, Freya Brash x2 and Freya Barrington

The Canford 4th X1 continue their fantastic run of results with a convincing win against Stowe in the Centenary Match. Canford were the dominant side in the opening minutes and the first goal came from a lovely pick by Freya Brash just outside the D who passed to Bella Collier on the left goal post. Freya went on to score two lovely goals of her own striking the ball well into the corners of the goal. The defence looked solid throughout and the midfield were passing the ball nicely. The final goal came from a break and was the result of a skilful side step by Freya Barrington at the top of the D followed by a strong hit. Player of the Match: Freya Brash. Well done the 4th squad; 6 wins out of 6 – could they make it 8 out of 8?!

CHJ

After a long journey the 15As arrived at Stowe in good time. We started off with a tour around the school by the headmaster to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of both schools. After travelling down to the pitch Jess Taylor walked off the coach very enthusiastically and ran into a car. We started off well with some strong tackles and great use of the wings. Within the first 5 minutes Georgia Kenny scored her first goal of the game. Everyone knew what they were doing and played to the best of their abilities, barely letting Stowe past the halfway line. Delilah, Annabel, Emily K, Matilda, Anna, and Tilly formed a very strong defence backed up by Kate Landale in goal. As the time went on, the goals kept coming with Georgia Kenny scoring a hattrick yet again! The midfielders (Freya and Maddie) kept the structure, making some good passes up the pitch to Jess and Tess. Emily, Connie and Penny were whizzing up and down the pitch making some great interceptions and Mr Douglas was a very supportive coach as always, encouraging everyone. Overall, the score was 4-0 to Canford. The player of the match was Annabel Reid for being solid in defence. Well done everyone!

Maddie Woodcock and Freya Coupe

U15B

After a long bus journey and a warm welcome from Mr. Wallersteiner, the Stowe Headmaster, the Bs started the match enthusiastically. With Ms. Byng’s motivational email, we as a team worked very hard during the first half of the match. Izzy, Freya, and Martha defended the goal terrifically, and Gigi and Hanna made some fabulous passes down the line. Unfortunately, we couldn’t score any goals during the first half, but after a team talk at halftime, we kept our energy up and started the second half of the match. Cara and Ellie made some astonishing passes between them, and Poppy did some amazing tackling. Ella. G, Rose, and Ella. M did some staggering dribbling down the line, which they passed to Sienna and Kurumi and made great efforts trying to get the ball in the goal but sadly didn’t score. Clem did her job expertly as goalkeeper and did not let any goals in. The whistle blew, and the final score was 0-0. Clem and Kurumi got player of the match, and even though we didn’t win, we played very well as a team. Thanks Mr. Davis and Miss Hooper for fantastic umpiring and support from the sidelines. Well played all!

U14A

Canford 0 – 1 Stowe

I don't like losing, but what a game by the U14As! We did everything but score. We organised ourselves in defence, were tight on players when we marked, always tracked back in defence, passed with pace, looked to transfer the ball and much more besides. Thank you to the vocal parental supporters and to Patrick Rossiter for umpiring. Bring on the West tournament. If we play with as much spirit as we showed today, we could do well.

NRB

U14B

The U14B team had a lovely trip up to beautiful Stowe, where the team was met by the Headmaster and given a tour of the main house and the reason why this fixture was taking place. The school will see many Centenary celebrations between the schools, and it was wonderful that sport could play its part in bringing the schools together in this important year of celebration. The match was well fought by both teams and the competition was fierce. Canford found themselves 1-0 down at half time after Bea Benton-Jones made some incredible saves in goal, saving the team from being further behind. With Leena Kachemad supplying the crucial half time sweet rush, they were pumped to score a goal. With several short corners under our belts, the pressure was being placed on the Stowe defence. Lily King managed to drive into the D and off loaded the ball to Zoe Watson, who was placed perfectly on the post, clinching a goal for a 1-1 draw. Players of the Match Bea Benton-Jones in defence and Cata Gata in attack.

This week sees the girls’ U14As at the Tier 1 U14 Regional Finals and the U18 boys at the Tier 1 Regional Indoor Finals, before a needed exeat.

Netball v Millfield and U14 County Finals

Millfield

We went with a depleted squad and some girls had to step up and play out of position. However, we had a great afternoon of netball. The girls grew from strength to strength and completely got stuck into what Millfield were throwing at them.

Elodie put some fantastic shots up and Olivia worked relentlessly to get the ball in a good attacking position. Daisy Askew worked hard on her movement and linked up nicely with the other attackers that she was paired with. Daisy Bayles put in a fantastic shift in the centre court and always created a good option and linked up the play nicely. Alex Smith’s work rate was brilliant in defence to gain crucial turnovers. Great preparation work ahead of more fixtures this term and next.

U14 County Finals

The U14As had the joy of a home venue for the County Finals. They eased into their first match against Wey Valley winning 15-1. Their second match was going to prove more difficult with the local school Bournemouth School for Girls. Canford battled hard but narrowly lost 9-12. Next up was Talbot Heath, goals were going with centre, and at half time all was even. The shooting duo of Julide Kose and Chloe Pletzer were a force, both achieving great shooting statistics throughout the tournament. With close margins and matches only lasting seven minutes each way, the U14s were a goal down when the final whistle blew, 6-7. Two losses in the group sections was going to prove difficult to pull back, especially with strong teams still to come. However, this team demonstrated true grit and beat Thomas Hardye School, 10-8 and Sherborne School for Girls 12-4. Sadly they missed out on qualifying to the semi finals by 0.02 on goal difference. Exciting to see how this team competes in the netball season next term.

Basketball v Sherborne

It was great to see the Canford Basketball team back out on court and they drew a large Thursday early evening crowd to the Sports Centre.

After a nervy and even start to the game the Towers grew into their rhythm under the guidance of coach Dronyk. With Ollie O’Brien pulling the strings Canford pulled away to lead by 8 (25-17) at the half time break. The 2nd half continued in a similar vein and good defensive pressure dried up the Sherborne attack. With Leo Vorobyev to the fore Canford took advantage and pulled away for a comfortable 46-25 victory. Well done to the whole squad on their first competitive outing this season and we look forward to seeing the boys on court again soon.

Running / Cross Country

With winter colds setting in over the last week or so, we have had reduced numbers with pupils resting to overcome illness. Those that were able to train enjoyed a Mr Ings special speed session, a river run on request and a trip to Upton Country Park. Runners ran loops around the maintained paths and trails of Upton and a handful of runners then enjoyed a commute back to Canford on the Castleman Trailway to up the miles for the week.

This coming week we look forward to our next PEDSSA fixture of the term hosted at Sandbanks Beach. Look out for runners from various local schools on the beach from 1400 onwards.

Rowing – Avon Head

With a break in the weather Canford’s rowing squad travelled to Bath for the Avon County Autumn Head. 107 crews raced in two different divisions and in different categories.

Girls’ Eight. Jess Burke, Jasmine De La Haye, Sophie Martins, Georgia Webb, Sophia Whelan, Amelia Frost, Sienna Valdez, Daisey Pinner and cox Milly Gardiner finished 97th.

The Boys’ Coxed Four of Rex Batt, Ed Fillingham, Benjy Bishop, Olly Stuart and cox Imy Woodcock won J18 and finished 13th overall.

J16s Archie Jones, Max Mackenzie, Gabriel Vandvik, Harry Taylor and cox Max Allen winners of J17 finished 35th overall

J18 Eight. Anton Cox, Max Mackenzie, Gabriel Vandvik, Ed Fillingham, Arun Samra, Harry Taylor, Archie Jones, George Roche, and cox Ralf Allen finished 4th in open Eights.

Girls’ Quadruple Scull with Jess West, Valerie Robert, Eliana Covell and Mia Ulyett finished 42 and 43rd

Charlie Hickey, Adam Driver, Julian Newell, James Hornung Elliot Walter and Ed Porter combined themselves in two fours to race in both divisions. Finishing 46th and 49 respectively.

A big thank you to the “Friends of Canford Rowing” for looking after us. Greatly appreciated!

Football v Bryanston and King’s Bruton

Canford Acorns 7-2 Bryanston

Goals: Reeve, Serjeant, Norman, Peters, Geng, Fowle, Child

The Acorns hosted Bryanston last Thursday, in their first match in weeks. The boys started off strongly, taking the lead early on, through Reeve. Our lead was added to quickly by Serjeant and Norman. Bryanston got one back on the break. Into half time the score was 3-1. On his debut, Peters scored a lovely goal cutting in from the right hand side, and sliding the ball into the far hand corner. Birthday Boy, Alex Geng, lofted the ball into the back of the net from the left hand side, putting Canford into a resounding lead. Bryanston managed to get another back, making the score 5-2. Canford’s ariel dominance continued, with both Child and Fowle adding goals from corners late on.

A great performance from the boys, Kerry Gunu, stoodout though as player of the match.


Canford Acorns 1-0 King’s Bruton

Goal: Norman

Two days after hosting Bryanston, the boys travelled away to King’s Bruton. The boys performed brilliantly on a small pitch. Canford had a goal disallowed early, for an off the ball incident, unlucky Serjeant. 20 minutes into the first half, Homer put his body on the line and came off worst from it. Straight away, Child offered to go in, and made several saves to keep Canford in the game whilst King’s were on top.

Into the second half, Canford began to assert their dominance on the game, creating several high quality chances, but were unable to find the back of the net. That was until Norman crushed a shot home into the bottom right hand corner, giving Canford the lead. With the game coming to a close, the boys had to put their bodies on the line and defend for their lives. Despite a late scare when King’s Bruton had the ball in the back of the net (ultimately disallowed) the boys survived and picked up another clean sheet.

Player of the match was between two players, Marton was brilliant in the middle of the pitch, both in and out of possession. However, it has to go to Child for his performance at the back and in goal.

Squash / Real Tennis v Radley, Clayesmore and Stowe

Real Tennis - Canford 3 - Radley 3

Archie Brown lost to Hugo - 1/5

Toby Flegg lost to Ding Ding: 1/5

William Trotter beat Ned: 5/4

Archie/Flegg lost to Hugo/Ding : 2/5

Archie/William beat Hugo/Ned: 5/4

Toby/William beat Ding/Ned: 5/0

Overall a fantastic fixture and some great match experience for our boys. Although playing Radley U15s we held our own and played some brilliant tennis. Great to see how far these boys have come in such a short space of time. Looking forward to seeing how they develop over the next few weeks, months and hopefully years!

MVP: William Trotter - undefeated, no more needed! Some amazing serving from Will throughout his matches and in some crucial points!

Squash - Canford 9 - Clayesmore 1

Ethan Bikhazi-Green beat Charles: 3/0
Tom Clark beat Arren: 3/2
Louis Potts beat Ivor: 3/1
Elliot Hilton beat James: 3/2
Toby Lemans beat Sam: 3/0
Hugo Pollard beat Lauren: 3/0
Sam Stirling beat Harry: 3/0
Joe South lost to Gus: 1/3
Harry Todd beat Luke: 3/1
Justin White beat Ottie: 3/0
Tom Chissell lost to Rocco: 0/3

It was great host Clayesmore and a very strong performance all round for the team. We overall were too strong at the top and therefore making it easier for us towards the bottom. Player of the day goes to Tom Clark who fought extremely well in a marathon match, taking the victory 3/2.

Squash - Canford 3 - Stowe 8

Ethan Bikhazi-Green lost to Michael: 0/3
Tom Clark lost to Atticus: 0/3
Louis Potts lost to Eitan: 0/3
Elliot lost to Ronan: 0/3
Sam Stirling lost to Max: 0/3
Joe South lost to Ali: 0/3
Justin White lost to Hardy: 0/3
Sam Stirling lost to Billy: 1/3
Louis Potts beat James: 3/1
Joe South beat Luke: 3/2 Elliot Hilton beat Connor: 3/0

After a long journey we reached the very scenic Stowe School. We were under pressure throughout the whole match against a very strong Stowe team. Unfortunately we fell short but there were some great rallies and squash from both sides. Ethan had a great game, playing some superb squash but couldn't quite match Michael. We replayed some matches to ensure all could take part, and then had some extremely tight fought games

Player of the day: Joe South - he showed a great spirit throughout the whole day. He managed to win us our first game of the day and the team gained some momentum!

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