Fixture News and Match Reports
Year 3 and 4 Rounders v Beckington
Beckington School were visitors for this match bringing only 5 players with them. Positions were shared equally and Springmead were leading 6 rounders to 0 at the end of the first innings. Some great batting and fielding skills were shown amongst the year 3’s and 4’s, and by the end of the second innings Springmead were the winners with 12 rounders to 2. For the last part of the session a ‘fun’ game was played mixing the pupils from Beckington and Springmead, this was enjoyed thoroughly and luckily the rain held off.
Athletics v North Bradley
On Thursday 22nd May children from Springmead and North Bradley came together for a series of athletic events.
1st Eddie Donson Springmead 2m 12s
Standing Long Jump
1st Michael Williams North Bradley 2.28m
1st Louis Mansfield Springmead 1.97m
3rd Theo Fitz Johnson Springmead 1.96m
1st Jacob Miller Springmead 32.27m
2nd Louis Mansfield Springmead 29.57m
3rd Theo Fitz Johnson Springmead 28.02m
1st Ethan Collingwood Springmead 14.81m
2nd Louis Mansfield Springmead 12.49m
3rd Lewis Coles North Bradley 12.07m
1st Bella Pullin Springmead 2m 32s
Standing Long Jump
1st Bella Pullin Springmead 1.84m
Evie North Bradley 1.84m
2nd Gabby Doel Springmead 1.71m
3rd Holly North Bradley 1.70m
1st Bella Pullin Springmead 18.00m
2nd Ella Warmisham Springmead 15.87m
3rd Arabella Goff Springmead 14.20m
1st Rebecca North Bradley 8.42m
2nd Arabella Goff Springmead 7.40m
3rd Peggy Sparrow Springmead 6.80m
Evie North Bradley 6.80m
Tag Rugby Tournament
Wednesday 21st May saw the annual Clive Lewis Tag Rugby Tournament at Frome Rugby Club. Springmead entered a team in both the Year 3 and 4 and the Year 5 and 6 competitions.
The Year 3 and 4 team consisted of Lewis Miller, Dillon Tollworthy, Jemima Shakespeare, Lexie Chilton, Freya Buglass, Isaac Walsby, Beau Morgan, Jonny Cox, Jimmy Wright and Stanley Pagett. They were drawn in Pool 3 of the competition alongside St John’s Swords, Hayesdown Hazels, Dilton Marsh and a late second entry from Beckington. It was a mixed bag of performances from the Springmead team as they won 2 and lost 2, and didn’t manage to progress to the knockout stages. They were however up against some interesting interpretations of the laws of the game in the first match, as an American Football style score turned the game in St John’s favour. Springmead did well to pick themselves up from this cruel turn of events to win their next game against Beckington.
A narrow loss to Hayesdown Hazels all but ended Springmead’s hopes of progression in the Year 3 and 4 competition but a win in their final group game would allow them to finish 3rd in the group. Another hard fought victory was secured and Springmead could hold their heads high with particularly pleasing performances coming from Jonny Cox, Lewis Miller, Lexie Chilton and Freya Buglass.
The Year 5 and 6 team (pictured, with the winners’ cup) consisted of Jacob Miller, Louis Mansfield, Charlie Shakespeare, Jack Parfitt-Keates, Max Grimes, Theo Fitz-Johnson, Gabby Doel, Arabella Goff, William De Jaeger and Edward Ball. They were drawn in Pool 2 of their competition against Selwood Hornets, Selwood Wasps, Oakfield Saplings, Bitham Brook and Upton Noble. Springmead started a little shakily and somehow managed only to draw their first game even though they had looked like comfortable winners at one point.
From that game onward, the team grew in confidence and produced some of the best rugby played by a Springmead team in the history of the tournament. All the players contributed well both in attack and defence as they managed to squeeze past some very strong teams to top their Pool and reach the final where they would face yet another Selwood team. The final was played at break neck speed with the ball switching from side to side and end to end and proved to be a rollercoaster ride for the Springmead supporters. Several times both teams seemed to be on the ropes before fighting back and the game finished level which meant extra time had to be played. Springmead started the period of extra time well and scored the first try.
It was now a case of strong defence and look for a breakaway try to secure the win. Despite having several opportunities the second try would not come and with the last play of the game Selwood equalised. Although technically the try wasn’t scored correctly it was given which did not please Mr Munckton! Now two and a half weeks after the event he has just about got over the decision. With both teams level at the final whistle the trophy was to be shared with Springmead having it for the first 6 months and Selwood the second. Despite the slight disappointment at the end nothing can take away from a fantastic team performance.
All the players would like to thank Brian Mansfield for his help with Tag Rugby club throughout the Spring Term and working with the Year 5 & 6 team at the tournament.