SPS Sports Results

SPS Sports Results and Reports

  • Thursday 21st September - U11 A Netball v Mount Kelly Prep
    • Today we played a home tie against Mount Kelly Prep in unsettled weather, which did make playing conditions a little difficult at times.

      Both Stover and Mount Kelly started the first half with the usual competitiveness as expected. Our attacking play improved over the half and into the second half with more accuracy into the D. We had two clear chances at putting the ball into their net, but unfortunately, this did not materialise, but both attempts were tantalisingly close!

      Both teams had the chance to put into practice defending and attacking short corners for various infringements in the D. We did defend on these with improved confidence.

      Mount Kelly secured the lead with an attacking manoeuvre which wasn't picked up in our D and found its way into the back of the goal. Then their second goal was a lapse in concentration and positioning on our part with an excellent through ball fed in from midfield.

      For our first game there are a lot of positives that can be taken away from this fixture and we now have some clear directives for our focus points for the next one.

      Result: 2-0 Mount Kelly

      Opposition's player of the match: Isla

      Mrs Coster's player of the match: Eleanor

  • Friday 22nd September - U9 Netball v Mount Kelly
    • Today we played an away match against Mount Kelly in beautiful autumnal sunshine.  The Astro surface proved fast paced and dynamic. Our positioning, tackling and attacking play significantly improved in the second half.  Emily, Sophia and Fliss all worked tirelessly making tackles and trying to run with the ball.

      Bella, Rosa and Rosie were working well with implementing the tactical awareness with learning a new game.  Kaitlin did a sterling job as sweeper clearing the ball away.

      Mount Kelly scored 3 goals in the first half, but due to our improvement, we held them to only gaining one goal in the second half.  Stover had three great goal scoring opportunities but just couldn't find a good connection with the ball at the last phase of play.

      Opposition's player the match: Sophia

      Miss Robinson's and Mrs Coster's: Emily and Fliss

  • Monday 2nd October - SSP Cross Country
    • Yesterday Stover played host to in excess of 400 pupils from Years 3-6 whom were all keen to run our beautiful Cross Country course in their age and gender categories.  Conditions were very good for running and our pupils were eager to compete against our local Primary Schools to have fun but to be competitive at the same time.  We had some fantastic results last night, in particular - Chan Eun Jang finished 1st in his U9 Boys Category, bearing in mind that each race had over 100 pupils competing! Such an amazing victory.  In the U11 Girls category, Alex Tarrant finished a wonderful 7th and Abbie Cox 17th.  Noah Sutton ran well in the competitive U11 Boys category finishing 19th.  All of the results can be found in the table below.

       

      Year 3

      Year 4

      Year 5

      Year 6

      Ava Donald 21st

      Sophia Donald 34th

      Tabby Morris 46th

      Elliot Fenton 31st  

      Anneloes Salmon 87th

      Chan Eun Jang 1st

      Elen Stone 51st

      Noah Sutton 19th

      Rosie Arnold 94th

      Esme Pollak 91st

      Lucca Mitchell 48th

      Isla Pollak 28th

      Bella English 76th

      Alexandra Hall 90th

      Alex Tarrant 7th

      George Robinson 25th

      Enola Cutmore 86th

      Emily Sell 96th

      Jemima Marsh 66th

      Abbie Cox 17th

      Lynsey Sell 50th

      Kaitlin Cannings 103rd

       

      Aine Graham 42nd

      Grace Ward 59th

      Evie Bann 67th

       Thomas EJ 87th

       

      Emmie Somers 60th

  • Thursday 5th October - U11 A&B Hockey v Maynard School
    • In beautiful Autumnal weather, all of Year 5&6 girls faced a home tie against Maynard School with our U11 A, B and C teams all in action this afternoon.  The A team proved to be a force to be reckoned with with Isla, Abbie and Eleanor particularly working tirelessly in midfield and attack to win the ball back and put the opponents under pressure.  Sofia had little to do in goal during the first half as we finished this half with 4-0 up.  However, in the second half she was put under a little pressure which she dealt with very calmly and effectively and not conceding any goals.  Emmie and Olivia made some strong tackles in defence to keep Maynard at bay.  We finished the match with a 4-0 victory! (Eleanor 3, Alex 1).  Maynard voted Isla as player of the match.

      The B team also show a great deal of dominance on the field with Meranda constantly looking at running through Maynard's midfield into attack, which actually led to one of goals with Tess getting on the end of one of Meranda's through balls.  Delphine played well with her strong and competitive tackling taking place which ensured she moved from Centre Back position to Centre Midfield due to her willingness to get the ball and create an opening for Stover.  This game finished with a 3-1 victory! Maynard voted Tess as player of the match.

      The C team saw a balanced game in all areas of the pitch in their game, with Bethany clearing the ball well with her strong hits of the ball.  Harriet made some good runs through the midfield area of the pitch.  Stover secured a first half goal which added to their confidence, however, they did concede 2 goals in the game to narrowly lose 2-1.  Katy was voted player of the match by the Maynard team.

      This was such a wonderful afternoon of Hockey in lovely weather involving 60 pupils in total!  Well done girls!!!

  • Wednesday 18th November - U11 Hockey v St John's
    • Today our hockey team continued their excellent run with a super game and resounding victory over St Johns. After a slightly tentative start which saw both teams trying to get to grips with the conditions, Stover started to dominate and played some nice through balls down the pitch, commandeering the St Johns half. Despite a couple of excellent chances, played through from defence to attack with some impressive passing and dribbling, we were a little too nice in the D, hesitant to jab our stick on the ball which meant crossed balls resulted in hit-outs rather than goals. In the first half, we held our shape well and began to pass the ball with more force. In the closing seconds St Johns scored from a penalty corner to go 1-0 up at halftime. In the second half, again our midfield dominated and there was some brilliant link work, using the width and lines of the pitch. the girls took on board advice and attacked the ball more, accelerating into the ball. Our defence cleared with far more intensity and contacted the ball more sweetly, putting the St Johns team under pressure. Early on, Stover struck back with a goal to level the game 1-1 and from that point, they went from strength to strength, with some gutsy play in all areas of the pitch. Daniella was absolutely outstanding in goal and saved a couple of belters from St Johns counter attacks. At our attacking end, a slightly messy goal rattled past the keeper to take the lead and three other excellent goals followed in quick succession. The game finished a competent 5-1 win to Stover - well played girls!

       

      Players Player of the match - Abigail Cannings

      Miss Robinsons player of the match - Tess and Daniella

  • Wednesday 8th November - SPS House Cross Country
    • This afternoon all pupils from Reception to Year 6 took part in our Annual House Cross Country event in lovely Autumnal weather, albeit a little boggy in places!  The pupils really got into the spirit of the event with handmade banners having been designed and used by the pupils.  This was the first year that Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils ran individually and not part of a relay team and their points being recorded and used to provide the final House totals, so every run counted!  A fantastic effort from everyone, so well done to all!

       

      The winning pupils from each races were as follows:

      Reception/Year 1:

      Boys: Lucas Cox

      Girls: Georgiana English

       

      Year 2:

      Boys: George England

      Girls: Arabella Armitage

       

      Year 3&4:

      Boys: Chan Eun Jang

      Girls: Ava Donald

       

      Year 5&6:

      Boys: Oliver Halton

      Girls: Alex Tarrant

       

      House results:

      These were as follows:

      3rd Place Victora Courtenay 154 points

      2nd Place: Elizabeth Seymour 128

      1st Place: Mary Templer 97 points

  • Wednesday 8th November - U10 Hockey v Bramdean
    • The girls started very well, with our defence and midfield making good contact with the ball and clearing into space. We dominated this period and the ball spent a good proportion of time in our attacking D - unfortunately we just didn't manage to make that final sweep past the keeper. Meranda battled away well in midfield and Phoebe kept position well while Tabby really proved she is an excellent tackler and sweeper of the ball. At the back, Jemima worked well in the center, covering crosses into the D and dispatching them with confidence wide into the spaces. Aine worked tirelessly making tackles and blocking shots while both Katy and Isabella gained confidence, making some good defensive runs and clearances. Tess was quick at the front, drove the ball forward and dealt with some very strong defence from Exeter Cathedral. Just seconds before halftime Exeter popped a goal, despite valiant opposition from our defence and courageous work from Ursula as GK.

      In the second half, some great tackling and through balls from Tabby and fantastic dribbling from Elen ensured that Stover got back in the game with an excellent goal. Our team continued to play well and fight until the final whistle. Well played girls

       

      Final score: 1-5 to Exeter Cathedral

      Exeter Player of the Match: Jemima

      Miss Robinson's Player of the Match: Tabby

  • Thursday 9th November - U9 Hockey v Exeter School
    • This afternoon we played an away match against Exeter School.  The girls did a credit to themselves and played so well against a strong Exeter side. We played three-thirds of 10 minutes and the girls showed great stamina and endurance.

      Some great tackles were made from Sophia, Bella, Emily Gaffney and Emily Sell on defence. Fliss made some fantastic saves as goalkeeper.

      Exeter sneaked a goal in the first third that trickled over the line, then their second goal in the second third was actually a well worked set piece.  The final third saw Stover playing more competitively with two near misses from Alexandra, with one fantastic effort against the keeper and the second effort Alex couldn't quite get on the end of a through ball into the D.

      Player of the match: Sophia.

      Result: 3-0 loss

  • Thursday 16th November 2018 - U11 Hockey v Bramdean
    • This afternoon, the U11 team played a home match against Bramdean.  This team is usually quite strong, so our team tactics and focus was to start the match with high pressure, competitiveness and teamwork.  I can honestly say that all aspects of these were incorporated into the match with fantastic teaming up with our offensive players, Alex, Isla, Eleanor and Abbie, all working hard in attack.  This led to three amazing goals in the first half, all coming from the attacking four players.  Due to being so strong and allowing our other girls to have a good passage of play, we made some substitutes at halftime and through the second half.  Bramdean managed to score their only goal of the match in the second half, and this was a well-worked goal that they deserved.  Our pressure and willingness to get the ball back continued into the second half and we added to our goal tally with a fiery goal from Eleanor.  We also showed good defensive skills during Bramdean having two short corners and we were also awarded two short corners that we were practising our tactical work during these set pieces.  Daniella did not have to do a great deal in the first half, but later in the second period of play, she was called on with having to make some great saves - she did not disappoint!

       

      Result: 4-1 win

      Opposition's player of the match: Henrietta

      Mrs Coster's player of the match: Alex

  • Thursday 23rd November 2017 - U9A Netball v Plymouth College
    • This afternoon in mixed weather conditions we hosted Plymouth College to a home game of U9 Hockey.  The A team faced a competitive and strong Plymouth side on a slightly slippery grass pitch which did make playing the ball slightly difficult at times.  We decided to play three periods of 10 minutes to ensure that we could change players around tactically to allow everyone a fair amount of time playing on the pitch.

      The first third took us a little time to find our feet and assert ourselves on the pitch and we lost a little of the usually good positioning we show and how to spread the ball out wide.  We found ourselves 3-0 down after the first passage of play.  After a re-focus at the end of the period we started the second period of play with our usual sense of competitiveness, urgency on the ball and working the ball into the attacking part of the pitch and this was much better.  In this period we did not concede any goals and this was a testament to our commitment and desire to get back into the game, and we then went on to score a well-worked goal with support from Esme and Sophia.

      The final third soon came around and we tried keeping that previous level of pressure from the second period, but we struggled to keep going with stamina and showed that we tired somewhat.  Plymouth fought back with two more goals, and therefore, the final scoreline was:

       

      Plymouth 5

      Stover 1

      Esme played well today showing a good amount of speed and willingness to get forward and to be competitive in the final part of the field, Fliss remained calm and focused whilst dealing with quite a few through balls in our D and defended strongly and tirelessly, and Emily Gaffney was solid in defence making some cracking tackles at the back.

       

      Opposition's player of the match: Fliss

      Mrs Coster's player of the match: Fliss

  • Wednesday 15th November 2017 - U11 Netball v Bramdean
    • This afternoon we played a U11 home match against Bramdean.  We knew that this team is usually quite physical and strong, so our team tactics and focus right from the start was starting the match with high pressure, competitiveness, and teamwork.  I can honestly say, that all aspects of these were incorporated in the match with fantastic teaming up from our offensive players Alex, Isla, Eleanor, and Abbie all working so hard for one another in attack.  This led to three amazing goals in the first half all coming from the great work from the attacking four players.  Due to being so strong and allowing our other girls to have a good passage of play, we made some substitutes at halftime and through the second half.  Bramdean managed to score their only goal of the match in the second half, and this was a well-worked goal that they deserved.  Our pressure and willingness to get the ball back continued into the second half and we added to our goal tally with a fiery goal from Eleanor.  We also showed good defensive skills during Bramdean having two short corners and we were also awarded two short corners that we were practising our tactical work during these set pieces.  Daniella did not have to do a great deal in the first half, but later in the second period of play, she was called on with having to make some great saves - she did not disappoint!

       

      Result: 4-1 win

      Opposition's player of the match: Henrietta

      Mrs Coster's player of the match: Alex