School Sport: Coopers pupils impress on return
PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 November 2017
Coopers Coborn pupils have been celebrating plenty of sporting success since returning from the half-term break.
The year seven netball teams took on their Sacred Heart rivals, with the A team winning 8-3, while the Bs were edged out 4-3.
The year nine B team lost 5-3 to their Sacred Heart counterparts, but the A team produced a 14-10 win.
The under-14s took on King John in the Essex Cup and played some great netball in a 16-8 defeat, which means they go into the plate competition.
And the year nines beat Emerson Park 20-8, while the year 10s celebrated a 15-9 victory.
Henry Fisher’s hat-trick and two goals from Tom Skidmore helped the boys’ 1st XI to a 5-3 win at Charter School, Dulwich and a place in the third round of the National Cup.
And they also booked a place in the quarter-finals of the Essex Cup with a 6-2 success over Saffron Walden, as man of the match Nightingill netted a treble and was joined on the scoresheet by Tevennan, Fisher and Yusuf.
The year seven hockey girls dug deep to win an A team match 4-0, thanks to goals from captain Freya Long (2), Flannery and Steph Okoro, while the B team showed plenty of promise in a 3-1 defeat, as skipper Evie Gadsdon grabbed their consolation.
Okoro and Yasmin Lindsay won the player of the match awards for Coopers, while the under-15s ran out 6-1 winners over Forest.
Abi Michelow netted a hat-trick in a player of the match performance, while Mortlock added a brace and captain Emily Davies was also on target.
The under-13s competed in the Essex Tournament, where the A team faced Felsted Prep, Holmwood House, Forest and Chigwell, while the B team took on Caterham, New Hall, Bancroft and Brentwood.
The two Coopers teams finished in the same position in their groups and had to face each other in the play-offs, where the A team gained a narrow win.
Freya Long and Isabel O’Connor were named as players of the tournament for Coopers, who then saw their first team beat a strong Forest team 1-0, thanks to a goal from debutant Harriette Mortlock, as Zoe Hall claimed the player of the match award for a superb display in defence marking Forest’s junior international forward.
The boys first team finished third at their indoor event, after beating Colchester Sixth Form (3-0) and drawing with New Hall (4-4) and Forest (1-1).
They lost to Bancroft (5-0) but worked well to deliver some strong performances throughout the day to raise hopes for the outdoor season in 2018.