Autumn Term 2018 Match Reports

On a cold and wet afternoon, St Margaret’s took two teams to compete in the ISA U10 tag    tournament at Littlegarth.

St. Margaret’s A first faced Colchester High. It was a close game with both teams defending well. Stanly scored a brilliant solo try late in the match to win 1-0.

They then face Faraday, again defending well and conceding no tries. It was difficult to build an attack as the wind and rain had picked causing handling mistakes from both teams. Again, Stanly scoring the only try of the match. 1-0.

The third game saw St. Margaret’s A take on St. Margaret’s B, a game that was sure to be the most hard fought. This wasn’t to be the case and surprisingly both teams took their foot off the gas. However, Stanly, Albie, Dylan and Henry B all touched down. 4-0.

The final game of table was against Littlegarth. Both teams played well with the ball moving from end to end. Both teams also defended well resulting in no tries being scored. 0-0.

This put the team in the 1v2 playoff which saw them face Colchester High again. With spirits high the boys took to the field, playing their best rugby off the day. They moved the ball well and ran good lines. Colchester Defended well and kept our attacks at bay. Colchester touched down in the corner from a breakaway try, winning the game 0-1.

St. Margaret’s A finishing 2nd overall in the tournament. I would like to say a huge well done to all boys involved.

Tom Clifton – Boy’s Games

 

Congratulations to Siena B (6B), Alice F (5C), Florence B (4H), and Jacob F (4C) who have all qualified for the ISA National Swimming Finals! They will be all be a part of the team from the East of England and will compete at the Olympic Park in London on 1st December

Florence will be swimming 50m front crawl and will also be a part of her year group’s relay team, Alice will be swimming the 50m front crawl, the 50m backstroke and will also be part of her year group’s relay team, Siena will be swimming 50m backstroke, the back stroke in her year group’s medley relay and freestyle in her year group’s relay team and Jacob will be    swimming in his year group’s relay team. This is a phenomenal success for the school.

Well done to each and every one of you.

 

Barnardiston U 11 vs St Margaret’s U 11
Match Report

On Wednesday the 26th September our under 11 A took a short journey to Barnardiston
(Mr Clifton’s previous school) to take on their top team in a what was going prove to be
a very challenging rugby match.

Stepping off the coach the opponents school felt welcoming on what was a warm
autumn afternoon. On first sight of the opposition they looked organised and well
trained. There was a notable size difference between our team and theirs – they looked
like giants.

St Margaret’s kicked off and we were immediately into the thick of the action conceding
five tries in the first quarter. Stepping off the pitch dejected we rallied round thanks to
Mr Clifton’s rousing team talk.

The second quarter we fared much better only conceding two tries but still were unable
to breakdown their impenetrable defence. Another team talk, spirits lifted again.
With the third quarter commencing Jack K scored an exquisite try. Gethin being the
provider in an all round fantastic team move. Straight from the kick off Jack B caught
the ball and ghosted through a gap in Barnardiston’s defence scoring a breathtaking solo
try. Unfortunately the opposition extended their lead with a try of their own.

The forth quarter was a much more even affair. St Margaret’s now finding their feet (and
hands) with Jack B adding to his and the teams tally while Barnardiston scored the final
try of the match.
Hands were shaken and players congratulated. We sat for tea and discussed the game
with our rivals. We then boarded the bus and made our way home.

A thoroughly enjoyable first game of the season in which we learned lots and hope to
get a positive result in the next match.

Final score 45 – 15 (9-3)
By Jack B

St Margaret's Preparatory School