Wentworth Lions and Gators
The Wentworth Lions played the Wentworth Gators on Monday. While the Lions lost, it was a really close game. We all expected to have a really tough game so we played really hard in the first half and stopped them from scoring many points, however in the second half we got too tired and the Gators just ended up being a bit too good. The final score was 16-2.
Boys’ First XI
The boys played a match during the first week of the recent school holidays, winning 10-3 against Northcote College, followed by a bye during Week 1 of Term 3. The team are currently in 2nd place overall with two more pool games to play before the semi-finals. We look forward to seeing the team finish the season strongly.
Girls’ First XI
On Thursday, 2nd August, the Hockey Girls’ First IX played at Warkworth against Mahurangi College. The first 20 minutes were tough with Mahurangi scoring two goals in quick succession. Finally, we made a comeback and won 4-2. India Grigson scored two goals, Alex Wood scored one goal and Beau Walbran scored the final goal. The whole team, including Anya Khalid as goalie, did a very good job to keep out any other shots at goal, concluding with a very pleasing game and a great score to go with it.
Boys’ Year 7 & 8
Term 3 saw the start of the competition round for the team. After some good results towards the back end of the grading round, the boys did enough to be placed in the A grade. The first game was against one of the three Whangaparaoa College teams that had previously got the better of us, and they were on track to repeat that performance with two goals before half time. With some missed opportunities in the first half from our boys, Whangaparaoa were confident going into the second half that they were still in the contest. We managed to show some good character and attacking play to score two quick goals and draw level on the scoreboard. Although both teams had further chances to win the game outright, the game ended fairly with 2 goals each.
The following week against Ponsonby, the team got off to a much quicker start and dominated territory and possession. The boys managed to find a way through Ponsonby’s persistent defence to score twice in the first half. A fired up Ponsonby came out strongly in the second half and reversed the territory and possession in their favour which eventually turned into a goal being scored and the score being 2-1. For the second week in a row, great determination from Wentworth was shown to restrict any further scoring and the team held on for a hard fought one goal victory.
NNH Loss 22-37 Kingsway 2
Round 1 of the Grade 6 Championships started on the 4th August and Team 1 played against Kingsway 2. It was a tough game for Wentworth against a more experienced team with fast passing skills. So far this season, the team has has experienced a mixture of wins and losses and every week they are making improvements in their playing.
Loss 12-21 Northcross 7/6
The Year 7 team played Round 2 of the Grade 3 Flight competition against Northcross 7/6. The team had a difficult start to the game, trailing behind Northcross in the first quarter 7-0. Their play improved as the game progressed and their passing began to flow, enabling them to score more goals.
Team 1 NNH
Win 50-21 Carmel College 8
Team 1 had a spectacular game on Saturday against Carmel College 8 and scored the highest number of goals so far this season. The team had previously played Carmel earlier in the season and lost against them by one goal, so this was an amazing result. Well done girls!
Win 30-13 Ponsonby Int 7/3
The Year 7 team played an amazing game on Thursday against Ponsonby Intermediate 7/3, scoring their highest score so far this season of 30 goals. The team’s performance is going from strength to strength, improving each week that they play.
Wentworth Gators vs Wentworth Lions: 36-11
Today the Wentworth Lions played the Wentworth Gators. We lost 36-11 but was still a good game. When we started to pass and work as a team, we had some great play and managed to gain a few points and stop some goals with some good defence. However, the Gators just had too much skill and were the better team on the day.
Boys’ First XI
The Senior Boys’ Hockey team played their semifinal against Mahurangi this week. It was a tough match with end to end attack for much of the first half. The Wentworth team took advantage of a couple of fast breaks to finish goals either side of the half. A stunning goal by Lewis Pangalila broke the defense open and the team finished off the game with another goal to finish 4-0. This week we have the Grade 3a final against Albany Senior High School to finish off the season.
Girls First XI
On Thursday, 16th of August, the Girls’ First XI Hockey team had a blinder of a game against Mahurangi College. The girls put in a great team effort, winning five to one. Team connections were very strong and links to get the ball down the turf were quick. Anna Nelson scored the first goal of the game. Amy Riddle and India Grigson both had a great game scoring two goals each. Anya Khalid, our goalie, had a fantastic game along with our defence by keeping the ball out of Mahurangi’s attacking end. An excellent game overall.
Boys’ Year 7 & 8
The last two weeks of games for the intermediate hockey team have seen the team win a close game and lose a close game. The 1-0 win came against Orewa College, a team that were made up of players well known to the boys, with an early goal followed by a mix of strong possession play and effective scrambling defense. The team came away feeling satisfied with their performance and it meant a third equal placing on the ladder. Player of the Day went to Elliot Houghton for his effort on defence and impressive attacking display.
The loss came the following week against a Whangaparaoa team that were on top of the points table. After an early goal by Jack Austin, as a result of early possession and territorial advantage, Whangaparaoa started to hit their straps and combined well on attack to overwhelm our defenders and score two goals before half time. With the game still in the balance for most of the second half and opportunities for both teams to find the back of the goal, Whangaparaoa put the result to bed with a late third goal. The boys again felt satisfied with their performance against a team that had previously scored a lot more goals on us earlier in the season. Player of the Day went to Louis Straker for his contribution as a defender – a position unfamiliar to him until now. The team are looking forward to pushing for a spot high up the ladder in the coming games.
Win 27-19 against Whangaparaoa Underrated
The Wentworth Lions played the Whangaparaoa Underrated team this week and won 27-19. We played well and should have won by a bigger margin but we had no structure. The other team were all very small so we managed to get past them but they still had good skills. It was a fun game and was good to get a win.
Team 1 NNH
Win 31-18 Whangaparaoa College 3
Team 1 played a great game on Saturday against Whangaparoa College 3 and won the game 31-18. This was Round 4 of the competitions and next week is finals week. The team is currently second in the table based on goal difference and need to win on Saturday as well as having the best goal difference in order to become the Grade 6 Champions – good luck to the girls!
Win 20-15 Northcross 7/4
The Year 7 team had a tense game on Thursday against a well matched Northcross 7/4 team. Either team could have won on the night but Wentworth outplayed Northcross in the last quarter thanks to Charlotte Santo-Jones’ strong performance in defence. The team are playing their final game on Thursday for first or second place in Grade 3 Flight and will have to play against Northcross 7/4 again. We wish the girls the best of luck!
Year 7 – Final on 30 August 2018
Win 20-19 Northcote 7/4
The final game of the season had spectators absolutely enthralled and the Year 7 Netball girls were brilliant! It was end-to-end play for the first half of the game, however after the third quarter they were down by several points. Nevertheless, they held their nerve to produce outstanding play in the final quarter, winning by a couple of goals. Fantastic result girls!