Truro bowed out of all the cups in the last week, but not without all teams putting up a terrific effort.
Friday 18 October
The U14’s travelled to Wincanton in the ESFA 3rd but came away with a 2.1 defeat. M. Austin was the Truro goal scorer.
Monday 21 October
The U16’s played Cape Cornwall in the 1st round of the County Cup and won convincingly 5.0.
Tuesday 5 November
The 1st XI travelled to Plymouth to play Plymstock School in the ESFA cup. Despite losing 3.0, with two of their goals coming in the last 10 minutes, Truro competed throughout.
Wednesday 13 November
The 2nd XI played Bude in the County League. They unfortunately lost 3.2 in a competitive game. B. Braithwaite scored both of Truro’s goals.
Thursday 14 November
The U15’s travelled to Bradfield College in Reading in the last 16 of the Independent Schools Cup. A terrific game of football saw Truro lose 3.1 to a school whose reputation in football is nationally recognised.
They went on to play local rivals Richard Lander. A gutsy performance against the current County Champions couldn’t avoid a 3.1 defeat.
Head of Football
Wednesday 13 November
I.S.G.A. Competition Second Round at Launceston Golf Club
Truro School 0 Millfield School 3
C. Davidson Lost 4 and 3
M. Mckelvey Lost 7 and 5
A. Kumar Lost 6 and 4
This was always going to be a difficult fixture as Millfield is a Golf Academy with two full time PGA professional coaches, as well as around 30 players of 5 handicap or lower to select from. The Truro team faced matches against +2, +1 and scratch opponents but battled bravely off their much higher handicaps. Nevertheless, a very good experience for the Truro team.
The next match is the HMC Foursomes competition second round against Sherborne School at Okehampton Golf Club, on Thursday 21 November.
Head of Golf
Week Beginning Monday 11 November
U14 vs Penair:
Lost 18–23. This was a great opportunity before the County Tournament on Saturday 16 to try out some different playing combinations and apply some of our training objectives. A good start with the match going goal for goal but, with too many unforced errors made by Truro, Penair were given easy possession and emerged as winners. Overall a good performance by Truro and some valuable experience gained.
U12B and U13B PSP Festival:
17 girls who have not represented the school this term had an opportunity to play in the U12 and U13 PSP B festivals at Camborne School. It was bitterly cold, but the U12s played eight matches, drawing two and winning six. They played some great netball and, most importantly, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. B. Love and M. Cockroft were outstanding in attack. The U13s also had a fantastic time; coached and umpired by the Truro first team captain (A. Grigg). Their results were mixed, playing nine games in total.
U14 – 36–2. The U14s were set individual and team targets; the girls were on fine form from the whistle. They concentrated on their defending zone and there was some excellent shooting. J. Ayliffe and A. Ardagh had particularly good games.
U16 – 46–10. The U16’s maintained their concentration and commitment, demonstrating great versatility in a comfortable win.
U18 – 46–3. Truro dominated, allowing them to try out various combinations and team tactics in difficult conditions. The girls displayed great attitude and sportsmanship.
U14 County Netball Tournament
The U14’s travelled to Bodmin, full of excitement and anticipation that their hard work at training would pay off.
The squad stormed through the group stage, playing fast flowing and accurate netball and winning the group with only five goals put past them. Next, Callington in the quarter finals. Again the team meant business and displayed some dominant play winning lots of turnovers and converting to goal, won 12 – 0.
THS in the semi final – a bit of a wobble to start, but School soon settled and got into their stride winning 13 – 6.
A slow start in the final against local rivals Penair saw us down by one goal at half time. The team rallied but it was not to be and we lost 5 – 9. However, 2nd place means that we still qualify for the Regional Tournament in January. Well done everyone.
Sonya J Newton
Assistant Director of Sport
Saturday 16 November 2013
Mount House U13’s Tournament
A good day out for the U12 girls’ hockey team at the mini-tournament. After an eventful journey, the girls played three matches:
Mount House 0–3
Exeter Cathedral 0–1
Kelly College 1–0
The girls improved throughout their three matches and, considering they were playing on a 3/4 length pitch, they worked really hard to keep the passing fluid. A great goal scored by D. MacDonald against Kelly. Looking forward, the girls need to work on creating space and better use of the wings.
U12 Girls’ Hockey 7–0 Kelly College
The girls started off well, dominating possession and using the wings to their advantage. They scored four goals in the first half and three in the second half – winning 7–0, captained well by M. Browne (2 goals) and star striker D. MacDonald (3 goals). E. Hudson and C. Hatcher also scored, and the defending was good, with R. Trew very strong at the back. Moving forward, we now need to look to using the right wing all the way to the back line to ensure a more unopposed entry to the D.
Saturday 16 November 2013
Truro School 2nd XV 10–15 Exeter School 2nd XV
Truro School 2nd XV narrowly lost their weekend fixture against Exeter 2nd XV in an intense encounter. The teams were evenly matched for most of the game but a last minute try sealed a victory for the visitors. Try scorers for Truro were O. Young and N. Trafford.