Sports Results

Football
The First XI bounced back from their disappointiung loss the week before to record a crushing 8-1 victory against Onehunga High School. In a dominant display with a hat trick of goals from Koasigan Regunathan and a double to Tim Thursfield, the King’s boys were never troubled by their opponent. The team now travel to play against Rosmini College on Saturday, needing just one point to secure automatic promotion to the Premier Division for 2015. Good luck to the First XI footballers for this match.

In other football, congratulations to the Under-15s who beat St Peter's College 2-0 in a result which saw the team clinch the 15A2 Championship with one game left to play. Well done to the Under-15s for a great season.

Well done also to the 14As who beat Rosmini College 2-0. In their final match this weekend against Lynfield College, the boys need a win to secure the championship.

Hockey
Congratulalions to the First XI who booked themselves a spot in the SuperCity Final with a controlled 3-0 win over Rangitoto College. The wet conditions made it difficult to play a fast game and it took both sides the first few minutes to get used to the slow ball speed on the turf. Two goals scored from Max Rasmussen and one from Zander Fraser were a satisfactory reward for some patient and well constructed periods of play from the King’s side. Overall, this was a pleasing win in trying conditions. The entire team played well but there were particularly good games from Daniel Bayly and Shaan Kesha with Max Ruffell called upon to make some important saves.

The First XI play against Westlake Boys' High School in the final tonight at King’s College at 6.00pm. It would be great to see as many students there as possible to support the team.

In other hockey, congratulations to the Under-15A side who beat Mount Albert Grammar School 3-2. This was a reversal of a loss against the same team earlier in the season. The whole team played very well, but goalie Max Harder-Barfoot made some key saves to keep King’s in the match. This win meant that the 15As finished as the joint winners of their competition – well done to them.

Netball
In a tough weekend for the girls, injury and illness meant that many teams were short of players. Credit to those girls who played two matches to fill in the gaps. Congratulations to the King’s Black team who had another strong win and are playing off for the title this weekend. King’s Blue also had a very pleasing 24-21 win over Southern Cross College, with Madeleine Murray having an outstanding game.

Netball
In a tough weekend for the girls, injury and illness meant that many teams were short of players. Credit to those girls who played two matches to fill in the gaps. Congratulations to the King’s Black team who had another strong win and are playing off for the title this weekend. King’s Blue also had a very pleasing 24-21 win over Southern Cross College, with Madeleine Murray having an outstanding game.

Rugby
It was a mixed weekend of results for the teams in their respective semi-finals. The 2nd XV, Under-15s and 6A sides all lost their matches. The 2nd XV played some excellent rugby and were leading 15-5 at half-time. However their opponent, Auckland Grammar School, was a very good team and overran a determined King’s side to win 29-20.

The Under-15s had a disappointing 24-3 loss against a well-drilled De La Salle College team. The boys never gave up but in a frustrating performance, too many basic errors handed De La Salle easy territory and some soft scores. The 6A team battled hard and at 5-0 the game was in the balance. Unfortunately a late intercept allowed Sacred Heart College to run away at the end and win 12-0.

In the 7A game, three tries from George Bennett, Nelson Greenwood and William St John lead the team to a dominant 22-8 win over Sacred Heart College. In a much improved performance, resolute defence was the difference between the two teams. 7A will face a very strong Auckland Grammar School side in the final next weekend, so we will need to be at our best to win the title.

5A beat Auckland Grammar School 21-5. The opposition put us under huge pressure at the start of the game and were the better team in the first half. However King’s was still able to go into half-time with a 6-5 lead. The second half was much better as the team started getting good front football and scored two excellent tries through Sebastian Simson and Stephen Lim.

The 4B team showed great character to scrape through to the final by the skin of their teeth. Their match against Tangaroa College ended in a 12-12 draw. Having been 12-7 down with only minutes to play, the team engineered a good try to Sam Clark to tie the scores at 12-all. As King’s had scored the first try of the match, they were deemed the winners.

Congratulations to 7A, 5A and 4B who have all won through to the final this weekend.

Skiing
Congratulations to William Cashmore who, in the last week, has won both the New Zealand Under-14 Giant Slalom and the Under-14 National Youth Slalom races at Coronet Peak. The best skiers in the country were there, and William beat them with some fantastic skiing.