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Sport Report: 23 July 2018

Jul 23, 2018
Sport Report: 23 July 2018

The Junior School had a great outing against Herbert Hurd, Grahamstown Primary and Oatlands on Saturday. Graeme managed to win all their games against Herbert Hurd, which is always an enjoyable fixture. The u13A side would be very pleased with their 44-0 win on the day. 

The senior school had a tough rugby day against Pearson where the honours where shared across the board. The Graeme u14A side were superb again, as they managed to win 10-5 in a very tightly contested fixture. Likewise the Graeme u16A side had to fight hard to gain their 19-8 win. The 2nds put in one of their best performances of the season to edge past Pearson winning 19-12 after defending for most of the game.

Graeme College dominated most of the opening exchanges in the first half as they took a 13-0 lead through two tries and a penalty. Liam Agnew scored on the wing after a well-executed backline move and Bongo Adams scored after a maul from the forwards. Graeme however would’ve expected to come away with more points after all the pressure they had on the Pearson line. Pearson struck back with a try of their own in the closing moments in the first half to make the score13-5 at the break. The second half seemed more of an even contest even though Graeme scored first through Yanga Bangisa to lead 20-5. After the Graeme try they seemed to lose concentration which allowed Pearson back into the game. Pearson hit back immediately from the kick off and then scored shortly after that to make the score 20-17. Graeme converted a penalty and then had to withstand some pressure from Pearson as they would’ve breathed a sigh of relief to win 23-17.

Our 1st XI hockey side was outstanding yesterday. They had a flat first half against a skilful Victoria Park side, but managed to score at the very end of the half to go into the break at 1-1. The second half started with Graeme carrying the momentum from the end of the previous half. They dominated the first part of the 2nd half, but VP scored on the counter attack to take the lead again. Graeme struck back immediately with a well executed penalty corner, to get the score back to level terms at 2-2. Graeme then struck 3 more times to take the game completely away from VP. Graeme were sensational in the half and were full value for their win. VP scored at end of the match, with the final score ending 5-3.

The 2nds found the day tough, going down 4-1 to Pearson after being 1-1 at half time. The u15 side lost 7-0 to a very strong Pearson u14A side. The u13A side played well and are fast developing as a team; they lost 2-0 to the SAP u13B side on Friday.


Rugby results:

GC U9A vs Herbert Hurd won 38-5

GC U11D vs Gtn Primary U11A lost 0-40

GC U11C vs Oatlands U11A lost 0-27

GC U11B vs Herbert Hurd won 25-5

GC U11A vs Herbert Hurd won 7-5

GC U13D vs Gtn Primary U13A lost 7-22

GC U13C vs Oatlands U13A won 37-15

GC U13B vs Herbert Hurd won 38-5

GC U13A vs Herbert Hurd won 44-0


Senior School vs Pearson

U14B lost 33-0

U14A won 10-5

U15B lost 36-17

U15A lost 32-5

U16B lost 17-10

U16A won 19-8

4th lost 32-26

3rd lost 19-5

2nd won 19-12

1st won 23-17


Hockey Results:

U13A vs SAP u13B lost 2-0

U15A vs Pearson u14A lost 7-0

2nds vs Pearson 3rds Lost 4-1

1st vs VP Won 5-2