This week the Premier team had a good 5-1 win over Auckland Grammar School Boys' 3 team.
Our players really relished. Alex Qu, the captain, once again led from the front with the best score of 31-11. Our second seed, Vincent Chen, secured the second best score of 31-17.
Boys' First XI
The Boys' First XI Football team had a disappointing 2-0 loss at home to newly promoted Rangitoto College. Despite dominating possession and territory for long periods of the match, King’s was unable to find the back of the net. As with the previous week, some promising passages of play were let down by some simple mistakes and lapses in concentration, allowing Rangitoto to score a couple of easy goals.
This Saturday the team play against Mount Albert Grammar School in a vital home game. Kick-off is at 12.00pm and the team would really appreciate your support on the sidelines.
Even better, support the First XI Football team at 12.00pm and then hang around for the First XV match at 2.15pm.
The Premier Reserves had a hard fought win over Rangitoto College 3-2. After a difficult game last week against Sacred Heart College, it was good to see the team compete physically. Passages of play in the midfield were outstanding with Jayden Weston receiving Player of the Day.
Rangitoto College had a direct approach, playing long balls from defence. Initially, this caused some distress for our back four so Ethan Stupovski dropped a bit deeper as a sweeper.
Both sides let soft goals in with the half-time score 2-2. Kai Woodhams sealed the game with 10 minutes to go with a superbly finished shot into the bottom corner of the goal. The score could have gone to 4-2 when Kohki Kawata was unlucky to have his goal disallowed for what was a good solid challenge. A much better performance all round.
The netball teams are playing three weeks of grading and results to date include:
The Premier team has had three wins and three losses, with captain Ema Lees being dominant on defence while Olivia Dunn has been an effective link in mid-court.
King’s Black 2 has had two games; one loss and a good win against St Cuthbert’s College on Saturday, and King’s 3 has had one win and one draw.
Grading is completed this weekend.
While King’s managed to beat Epsom Girls' Grammar School 8-7, our number one Ryan Simpson played against Ellie Epke, who attends Epsom Girls' Grammar, and has a world ranking. Hoping to play in the Commonwealth Games next year, she bet Ryan 15/2, 15/3, 15/1.
Number two Alex Simons lost 3-2, but did well to gain two sets against a player in the Auckland A squad. Our number three player George Li moved his opponent around until she became real stressed out and he won in three sets. Equally, Elliot Taylor won three sets to one.