May 22 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Delight for tennis squad
Coopers Coborn pupils pulled off a shock win against Colchester Sixth Form College in a thrilling tennis battle.
The underdogs trailed 3-2 after three of the singles matches and the doubles, but Gopal Sagoo kept his composure to win his next match, 6-3.
Harry Cannons and Adam Gray returned to the court for the championship tie-break, but fell 9-6 down.
Gray then produced two outstanding serves to close the gap to a single point and the Coopers pair saved two more match points before closing out a 12-10 win.
Alec Roeper defied a knee injury to play his part as Coopers booked a meeting with Southend.
There was disappointment for the under-18 rugby squad, though, as they bowed out of the Daily Mail Vase after a 20-5 home defeat against Cranbrook School (Kent).
Shenfield High School’s Year 7 girls eased through in the Essex Cup with a 47-19 win over Maltings Academy.
They overcame a slow start, on their return from the Christmas holidays, to build a 19-12 lead by half-time.
And great offensive work from Ellen Hoad saw Shenfield increase their tally in the second half, as Sophie Clark worked valiantly in defence.
Shenfield, who beat Boswells 57-49 at the end of last term, will travel to Greensward Academy in a few weeks time.
Royal Liberty School’s under-16s slipped to defeat against Walthamstow Academy in their Essex Cup contest.
Hisham Kasimu’s brace put them on top early on, but Walthamstow hit back before half-time and added three more goals in the second half.
Ahmed Safar grabbed a third goal for Liberty with five minutes remaining, but the visitors held on to book a quarter-final place.