KWC started well by scoring in the first five minutes which lifted the team's spirit early on. We scored lots more tries in the first half with some great hands from the backs and some great rucking from the forwards as well. Ruairi McNally was the best as he scored four tries in that half and also helped to turn over the rucks as well. The score at half time was 50-0 to KWC.
KWC began the second half very strong by scoring a try almost straight away from the whistle. The move started from a turned over ruck and then KWC went through four phases before finally scoring. After that Seb James was moved to scrum half, which then saw him making some crunching tackles, but also some piercing runs. KWC saw a change of tactics, by changing to a more defensive strategy which was successful as well. It was fantastic to see so many different names on the score sheet. All these tries kept Jake Black very busy with his kicking duties and he made some excellent conversions from really difficult positions. The game ended 62-0 giving the team a confidence boost before their tour to Worksop. The man of the match was Ruairi McNally with his amazing performance.
On Friday 13th the Under 15's played against the touring side Worksop College at home. In the first half, the defence from both sides was really good as the score at the end of the half was still 0-0. At the start of the second half, KWC started well as they scored with a try from George Sanders. After that though, Worksop came back strongly to make the KWC side defend for about 25 minutes. In the end the pressure lead to a try. Finally in the last play of the game, Worksop, who were 7-5 down at this point managed to get a try which ended the game with a narrow victory of 10-7 to the Worksop boys. A special mention as well to George Sanders who was the man of the match.
KWC started well with some early possession, however this soon came to an end when turnover ball and missed tackles saw Worksop score under the posts to make it 7-0. A few more errors in defence saw KWC concede 3 more tries in the first half to leave it 26-0 at half time to Worksop. The boys came out second half with the wind on their backs and used this advantage well. Some good kicks saw KWC in the Worksop 22 and a good line out saw the beast Conor Moroney over the line, in the corner to make it 26-5. However with some injuries occurring, KWC conceded two late unconverted try's to leave the final score at 36-5. Notable mentions to Conor Moroney, Murray Dittmar, and James Raatgever who played very well against the very strong opposition.
In the U12 hockey fixture against Ballakermeen the A team won 7-2 with goals scored by Kirsty McConnell, Sarah Long, Izzy Craig and Martha Broderick. The B/C team won 1-0 with the goal scorer Sofia Douglas. Another great performance by all.
Despite the howling wind and occasional drizzle, the U15s managed to pull off a victory against Ballakermeen on Friday. Everyone played incredible well and we scored 10 goals in total, three by Sinead Cox (including some amazing deflections) and the other seven by Daisy Loader. Strength throughout the team helped us to keep the ball away from our goal and play it through the pitch.
The U15s played another excellent game of hockey, winning against St Ninian's 3-0. The goals were scored by Daisy Loader and Sinead Cox. The team must be congratulated for denying the strong St Ninian's team many shots on target.
KWC 2nd XI team had an away match last week against CRHS 2nds which resulted in a confident win of 7-0. The girls were off the mark from the offset with a sharp five goals in the first half from Sammy Dunn, Jess Stanley, Breeshey Jansen, Ella Webster and Bridget Mildenhall. The girls continued on the winning track scoring another two goals in the second half from Breeshey and the defence conceding none. Special mention to Bridget who is on exchange and played her last game for us this week, she has been a fantastic asset to the team. Overall a clean match from the girls with impressive team work and supportive play from all.
(Match report by Captains Jo and Maddie Bell)
The 1st XI took on BHS at the NSC last week. The girls made a great start scoring from the opening goal in the fourth minute. From then they settled well and played beautifully as a team. Training hard contributed significantly to the team's performance and Captain Erin gave a true leader's display in front of goal with a number of excellent finishes. This would not have been possible without the support of her younger team mates whom she lead brilliantly. Well done to all the girls from both schools who played the match in great spirit. This week's match is against SNHS, 1600 start at home.