11/12/19- Horsham District Primary Schools Netball League (Division B4, meeting 1): St Rob's Looking Good in Netball Div B4

St Robert Southwell A were in fine form at tonight's opening to netball division B4 at Collyers. They only played two matches against Plaistow/Kirdford and North Heath but managed to amass 26 goals nonetheless, just conceding one in each game. Both vanquished teams picked themselves up well however, P+K beating St Peter's Cowfold 3-1 and North Heath exacting a level of revenge by beating St Rob's second team 4-0. Plaistow/Kirdford also beat St Robert Southwell B 5-3 in an exciting game and go top by one point but having played an extra game.

Slim pickings for St Peter's with two defeats but they can take consolation from relatively modest margins of defeat.

RESULTS

St Robert Southwell B 5

v

St Peter’s Cowfold 1

Plaistow/Kirdford B 1

v

St Robert South A 14

St Peter’s Cowfold 1

v

Plaistow/Kirdford B 3

North Heath 4

v

St Robert South B 0

St Robert South A 12

v

North Heath 1

St Robert South B 3

v

Plaistow/Kirdford B 5

TABLE

POS’N

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

DRAWN

GOALS FOR

GOALS AG’ST

POINTS

1

Plaistow/Kirdford B

3

2

1

0

9

18

11

2

St Robert South A

2

2

0

0

26

2

10

3

Robert Southwell B

3

1

2

0

8

10

8

4

North Heath

2

1

1

0

5

12

6

5

St Peter’s Cowfold

2

0

2

0

2

8

2

6/12/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Girls Football League (meeting 3): Spectacular Southwater Crowned Champions

This year’s Horsham District Primary School Girls Football League was completed on Friday and what an exciting climax it was. After three tournaments, 85 matches and 112 goals, it was Southwater A who walked away as the 2019 champions. Not only did Southwater A win the league but they did so in spectacular fashion, with a 100% win record and not conceding a single goal throughout the tournament.

This was a huge achievement as there were somegood teams who put in some impressive performances against them and even took point from them in a previous meeting. After topping the league in meeting 2, it was Heron Way who finished of the tournament it second place only losing one match to the eventual winners. Third place was taken by Castlewood who managed to earn 14 points. Well done to Kingslea for winning Group 2.

Fingers crossed the girls involved in the league enjoyed it and it inspires them to either continue or start playing regularly. The women’s game in growing rapidly and there are a number of opportunities for the girls to play in and around Horsham.

MEET 3 RESULTS

Time

Pitch 1

Pitch 2

Pitch 3

Pitch 4

4.10 – 4.20

Castlewood  v Greenway

1 – 0

Leechpool B  v Southwater A

0 – 5

Kingslea   v Shelley

1 – 0

Southwater B  v Leechpool A

0 – 1

4.23 – 4.33

Castlewood v Steyning A

1 – 1

Heron Way  v Southwater A

0 – 1

Leechpool A  v Northolmes

0 – 0

Southwater B  v Steyning B

0 – 0

4.36 – 4.46

Greenway v Steyning A

0 – 0

Leechpool B  v Heron Way

0 – 3

Kingslea   v Northolmes

1 – 0

Shelley  v Leechpool A

0 – 2

4.49 – 4.59

Leechpool B  v Steyning A

0 – 0

Southwater A  vCastlewood

1 – 0

Southwater B  v Northolmes

0 – 0

Shelley  v Steyning B

0 – 0

5.02 – 5.12

Greenway v Heron Way

0 – 2

Leechpool B  vCastlewood

0 – 0

Southwater B  v Kingslea

0 – 1

Steyning B   v Leechpool A

0 – 1

5.15 – 5.25

Steyning A  v Heron Way

0 – 0

Southwater A  vGreenway

3 – 0

Northolmes  v Shelley

0 – 0

Steyning B   v Kingslea

0 – 2

5.28 – 5.38

Heron Way  vCastlewood

2 – 1

Leechpool B  vGreenway

0 – 1

Southwater B  v Shelley

0 – 1

Leechpool A  vKingslea

0 – 0

5.41 – 5.51

Steyning A v Southwater A

0 – 1

NO GAME

Northolmes  vSteyning B

0 – 0

NO GAME

Group 1

 

P

W

L

L +1

D

F

A

GD

Pts

Position

Southwater A

5

5

0

0

0

11

0

11

25

1st

Heron Way

5

3

1

0

1

7

2

5

19

2nd

Castlewood

5

1

1

1

2

3

4

-1

14

3rd

Steyning A

5

0

1

0

4

1

2

-1

13

4th

Greenway

5

1

3

0

1

1

6

-5

11

5th

Leechpool B

5

0

3

0

2

0

9

-9

9

6th

Group 2

 

P

W

L

L +1

D

F

A

GD

Pts

Position

Kingslea

5

4

0

0

1

5

0

5

23

1st

Leechpool A

5

3

0

0

2

4

0

4

21

2nd

Northolmes

5

0

1

0

4

0

1

-1

13

3rd

Shelley

5

1

2

0

2

1

3

-2

13

4th

Steyning B

5

0

2

0

3

0

3

-3

11

5th

Southwater B

5

0

3

0

2

0

3

-3

9

6th

POINTS

5 points for a win

3 points for a draw

2 points for a loss but score at least one goal

1 point for a loss but do not score a goal

6/12/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis League (Division A, Week 5): Southwater Top of the TT Pops Again

No surprises, Southwater Junior Academy's A team are the team champions in Division A of the Horsham Primary Schools Table Tennis League. They notched up another two wins at the expense of the lower halves of their own B team's and Holbrook. Well done Chloe R, Dan P, Zaib RF and Sam A you've been consistently fantastic and as well as your skills on the table being responsible for the team finishing 88 points ahead of the nearest team you've played the game in a good spirit.

The battle for second place was far more exciting. Southwater B eventually won it by just seven points in front of Holbrook. Southwater B's cause was aided by their upper half's maximum win over Greenway Upper but their lower sub-section took an expected bloody nose against the might of their A team's top two. Holbrook also experienced first match mixed fortunes as their upper two smashed their Billingshurst counterparts 20-7 but their lower two were hit hard by Southwater A Lower. In the second round of matches on the night Southwater B engaged two close matches against Greenway and whilst Holbrook scored big wins over the two sides of the Billingshurst challenge it wasn't quite enough to overturn the deficit.

Blaise W continued to be the inspiration for the Greenway team with another three wins and his only loss against Florry K 21-6 to give the Billingshurst lad his first victory was either the shock of the century or the scores were written down the wrong way round on the scoresheet. It matters not however as Greenway finished in fourth berth 21 points adrift of Holbrook and 61 ahead of Billingshurst.

Well done to the Bills' Chris Godden for gaining his first league win and well done to his team generally for competing with consistent gusto through the five weeks of the process.

In the New Year, starting on the 10th January, Division A moves into its second phase with the pairs, individual and doubles tournaments

RESULTS

Billingshurst Upper 7

Luca V L17-21 / L9-21

Josh N L10-21 / L16-21

V

Holbrook Upper 20

Zac B W21-17 / W21-16

George W W21-10 / W21-9

Southwater A Lower 20

Zaib RF W21-15 / W21-17

Sam A W21-13 / W21-2

V

Holbrook Lower 7

Jamie M L15-21 / L2-21

Oliver B L13-21 / L17-21

Southwater A Upper 20

Chloe R W21-10 / W21-9

Daniel P W21-7 / W21-18

V

Southwater B Lower 6

Callum C L10-21 / L18-21

Bobby B L7-21 / L9-21

Southwater B Upper 20

Josh B W21-9 / W21-11

Harvey L W21-17 / W21-12

V

Greenway Upper 7

James R L9-21 / L12-21

Lucas M L17-21 / L11-21

Billingshurst Lower 14

Chris G L6-21 / W21-14

Florry K D20-20 / W21-6

V

Greenway Lower 11

Blaise W W21-6 / L6-21

Aston W D20-20 / L14-21

FRIENDLY

Southwater A Lower 7

Zaib RF L9-21 / L17-21

Sam A L17-21 / L15-17

V

Southwater A Upper 20

Chloe R W21-9 / W21-15

Daniel P W21-17 / W21-17

Billingshurst Upper 10

Luca V W21-16 / L19-21

Josh N L17-21 / L9-21

V

Holbrook Lower 17

Jamie M L16-21 / W21-9

Oliver B W21-17 / W21-19

Billingshurst Lower 8

Chris G L12-21 / L19-21

Florry K L11-21 / L14-16

V

Holbrook Upper 20

Zac B W21-12 / W16-14

George W W21-11 / W21-19

Southwater B Upper 13

Josh B L9-21 / W21-16

Harvey L W21-16 / L12-21

V

Greenway Lower 14

Blaise W W21-9 / W21-12

Aston W L16-21 / L16-21

Southwater B Lower 14

Callum C L18-21 / W21-20

Bobby B W21-18 / L18-21

V

Greenway Upper 14

James R W21-18 / W21-18

Lucas M L18-21 / L20-21

TABLE

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Southwater A

16

16

0

0

61

3

313

Southwater B

16

7

7

2

33.5

30.5

225

Holbrook

16

8

7

1

31

31

218

Greenway

16

4

8

4

23.5

40.5

197

Billingshurst

16

1

14

1

10

54

136

4/12/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Netball League (Division B3, meeting 1): Low Turnout But Titanic Battle

Last night's netball Div B3 first meeting was affected by the late withdrawal of both All Saints teams due to a sickness bug sweeping through the north Horsham school and forcing it to close for a couple of days. Get well soon Sainties. This left remaining teams Heron Way B and Warnham a bit isolated but they made the best of it by playing an extended match of four quarters. A great one it turned out to be as well. Tit for tat all the way and finishing at 7-6 in Warnham's favour. Let's hope for better luck and healthier times when this division next comes together again in the New Year.

RESULT

Heron Way B 6 v 7 Warnham

29/11/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis League (Division A, meeting 4): Southerners Sailing, Greenway Grafting, Bills on the Board

Week 4 of the Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis League Division A brought some more good matches. There’s just no stopping Southwater A. They rattled up another maximum haul of 80 points to ensure they stay way ahead at the top of the tree. Yes they’ve played two matches more than all the other teams but let’s not kid ourselves, nobody’s catching the runaway train represented by the crew of Chloe R, playing with a style that suggests she’s auditioning to be the first female 007, Dan P, Zaib RF and Sam A.

Nearest, but still distant, challengers continue to be Southwater’s second string. This was despite them having their non-scoring friendly match during the night and their upper half having to take on the might of their Southwater A counterparts. Callum C and Finn H in the lower half made up for light pickings elsewhere by knocking Billingshurst’s lower brigade for the full 20 points.

Good to see Billingshurst record their first team score on the door with their upper team gaining a draw against improving Greenway. Luca V was the hero of that match with two wins. Josh N did well on his debut but despite pushing both opponents hard just couldn’t manage to tip the match into a victory. Interestingly they did less well against Greenway Lower for whom Blaise W was just too strong.

Holbrook also got their friendly match out of the way, a bit of a non-event as traffic delayed one of the teams and prevented them contesting three of the matches. They may have regretted the traffic wasn’t bad enough to prevent them getting there at all as Southwater A’s teams set about them in the second round of matches on the night. Zac B went close however to breaking the southern stranglehold, losing out on the deciding point versus Sam A.

Southwater A Upper 20

Chloe R W21-12 / W21-7

Dan P W21-11 / W21-15

V

Southwater B Upper 7

Ajaiy A L12-21 / L15-21

Harvey L L11-21 / L7-21

Billingshurst Lower 8

Ben S L15-21 / L14-21

Florry K L20-21 / L14-21

V

Southwater B Lower 20

Callum C W21-15 / W21-14

Finn H W21-20 / W21-14

Billingshurst Upper 14

Luca V W21-15 / W21-17

Josh N L13-21 / L17-21

V

Greenway Upper 14

Lucas M L15-21 / W21-17

James R W21-13 / L17-21

Southwater A Lower 20

Zaib RF W21-19 / W21-9

Sam A W21-16 / W21-19

V

Greenway Lower 7

Blaise W L19-21 / L19-21

Aston W L16-21 / L9-21

FRIENDLY

Holbrook Lower 8

Jamie M L w/o / L w/o

Oliver B L w/o / W17-16

V

Holbrook Upper 17

Zac B W w/o / L16-17

George W W w/o / W w/o

FRIENDLY

Southwater B Upper 14

Ajaiy A L20-21 / W21-10

Harvey L W21-13 / L17-21

V

Southwater B Lower 13

Callum C W21-20 / W21-17

Finn H L13-21 / L10-21

Southwater A Upper 20

Chloe R W21-7 / W21-8

Dan P W21-11 / W21-11

V

Holbrook Lower 6

Jamie M L7-21 / L11-21

Oliver B L11-21 / L8-21

Southwater A Lower 20

Zaib RF W21-12 / W21-10

Sam A W21-13 / W21-20

V

Holbrook Upper 7

Zac B L12-21 / L20-21

George W L13-21 / L10-21

Billingshurst Upper 11

Luca V L11-21 / W21-19

Josh N L14-21 / L12-21

V

Greenway Lower 17

Blaise W W21-11 / W21-12

Aston W W21-14 / L19-21

Billingshurst Lower 6

Ben S L15-21 / L10-21

Florry K L14-21 / L9-21

V

Greenway Upper 20

Lucas M W21-15 / W21-9

James R W21-14 / W21-10

TABLE

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Southwater A

14

14

0

0

53

3

273

Southwater B

12

6

5

1

25.5

22.5

172

Holbrook

12

5

6

1

22

26

154

Greenway

12

3

6

3

18

30

141

Billingshurst

12

0

11

1

6.5

41.5

97

29/11/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Hockey League (meeting 1): North-South Divide in the Primary Schools Hockey League

On a bitterly cold but dry afternoon last Friday 29 November, 13 teams arrived on the Astro pitch at Tanbridge House School to do battle in the first of three Horsham District Primary School Hockey League meetings. Southwater and North Heath A emerged as the only teams to remain undefeated on the night and will be the ones to watch in the remaining two meetings which take place after Christmas.

The 13 teams were randomly drawn in to two groups with each playing the other teams in the group on the night. In group 1, it was extremely close with four of the seven teams accumulating more than 20 points. North Heath A finished as group winners with 26 points following four victories all by a score of 1-0 and two draws which came against the teams finishing in second and third. The only goal they conceded came in their last game against Castlewood which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Northolmes A secured four wins and a 0-0 draw against North Heath A but their 2-1 loss to Kingslea meant they missed out on top spot and had to settle for second place just a point behind North Heath A on 25 points. Their opening 3-0 victory against Castlewood proved crucial as this turned out to be the only defeat Castlewood suffered all night as four wins and the draw against North Heath A meant they finished on 24 points to claim third place. Fourth place went to Kingslea who finished on 21 points following three wins, two defeats and a draw but this was good enough to see them placed in to the top division in the second league meeting on Friday 10thJanuary.

Leechpool B won their last game of the night 1-0 to help them to 12 points and fifth place. St Mary’s also got 12 points but an inferior goal difference meant they had to settle for sixth. Steyning B found it hard going and were the only team that did not manage to score a goal on the night but a good defensive display meant they were able to draw 0-0 with Kingslea and although they lost the other five games finished on 8 points and will be joining Leechpool B and St Mary’s in Division 2 at the next meeting.

In group 2, Southwater were the dominant force as they went through the night without conceding a goal. Four wins scoring 10 goals in the process and a 0-0 draw against Steyning A saw them top the group with 23 points. Leechpool A came second finishing on 21 points as they won four of their five games with their only defeat coming in a 2-0 loss against Southwater. Steyning A secured 19 points to claim third place with three wins, the 0-0 draw against Southwater and a 2-0 loss in their game against Leechpool and all three of these teams will now pit their wits in Division 1 next time against North Heath A, Northolmes A, Castlewood and Kingslea.

The other three teams in group 2 all finished on 9 points having managed to win one but lose the remaining four games on the night. Goal difference was used to decide the placings and with -7 but having scored three goals on the night, Steyning C were awarded fourth place. Fifth place went to Northolmes B who also finished with -7 but only scored 2 goals on the night and sixth place went to North Heath B who scored 1 goal but conceded 10 to finish with -10 goal difference. These three teams will be joined in Division 2 next time by Shelley School who were unable to play in this first meeting.

A big thank you must go out to the seven umpires from Horsham Hockey Club who came along and volunteered their time to umpire the games on Friday in cold temperatures. The standard of umpiring was excellent and this was fed back by a few of the teams that took part. It was really pleasing to see one of the umpires come back and help who had previously played when he was younger and this was the message I received from his Mum in advance of the event ‘X will see you Friday (it was actually this tournament that inspired him to start playing hockey to start with and he’s never looked back!)’.

RESULTS

 

PITCH 1 (WHITE)

PITCH 2 (BLUE)

4.10 - 4.19pm

North Heath A 1-0 Kingslea

Castlewood 0-3 Northolmes A

4.22 - 4.31pm

North Heath A 1-0 St Mary’s

Steyning B 0-0 Kingslea

4.34 - 4.43pm

Leechpool B 0-1 Castlewood

Northolmes A 0-0 North Heath A

4.46 - 4.55pm

St Mary’s 2-0 Steyning B

Kingslea 2-1 Northolmes A

4.58 - 5.07pm

Leechpool B 1-1 St Mary’s

Castlewood 1-0 Steyning B

5.10 - 5.19pm

Kingslea 1-0 Leechpool B

St Mary’s 0-3 Castlewood

5.22 - 5.31pm

Leechpool B 0-1 Northolmes A

Steyning B 0-1 North Heath A

5.34 - 5.43pm

Northolmes A 1-0 Steyning B

Leechpool B 0-1 North Heath A

5.46 - 5.55pm

Northolmes A 4-0 St Mary’s

Steyning B 0-1 Leechpool B

 

PITCH 3 (RED)

PITCH 4 (YELLOW)

4.10 - 4.19pm

Southwater 2-0 Northolmes B

Steyning C 3-0 North Heath B

4.22 - 4.31pm

Steyning A 3-0 Northolmes B

Southwater 3-0 North Heath B

4.34 - 4.43pm

Northolmes B 0-3 Leechpool A

Steyning C 0-2 Steyning A

4.46 - 4.55pm

Southwater 2-0 Leechpool A

North Heath B 0-4 Steyning A

4.58 - 5.07pm

Northolmes B 2-0 Steyning C

Southwater 0-0 Steyning A

5.10 - 5.19pm

Leechpool A 3-0 Steyning C

North Heath B 1-0 Northolmes B

5.22 - 5.31pm

Kingslea 2-0 St Mary’s

Southwater 3-0 Steyning C

5.34 - 5.43pm

Castlewood 2-1 Kingslea

Steyning A 0-2 Leechpool A

5.46 - 5.55pm

Castlewood 1-1 North Heath A

Leechpool A 1-0 North Heath B

TABLES

Group 1

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Position

North Heath A

6

4

0

2

5

1

26

1st

Northolmes A

6

4

1

1

10

2

25

2nd

Castlewood

6

4

1

1

8

5

24

3rd

Kingslea

6

3

2

1

6

4

21

4th

Leechpool B

6

1

4

1

2

5

12

5th

St Mary’s

6

1

4

1

3

11

12

6th

Steyning B

6

0

5

1

0

6

8

7th

Group 2

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Position

Southwater

5

4

0

1

10

0

23

1st

Leechpool A

5

4

1

0

9

2

21

2nd

Steyning A

5

3

1

1

9

2

19

3rd

Steyning C

5

1

4

0

3

10

9

4th

Northolmes B

5

1

4

0

2

9

9

5th

North Heath B

5

1

4

0

1

11

9

6th

POINTS

5 points for a win

3 points for a draw

2 points for a loss but score at least one goal

1 point for a loss but do not score a goal

27/11/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Netball League (Division B2, meeting 1); Leechpool in the Netball Box Seat

Leechpool Primary School zoomed ahead in the first meetin Division B2 of the Horsham District Primary Schools Netball League. They opened up with a big win over perennial large school rivals Southwater Junior Academy whose B team took a 10-1 opening hit. Then Kingslea's two teams took the brunt of their goalscoring power to the tune of 8-1 and 10-0. Southwater recovered from their early setback to claim two wins against the Kingslea teams, although Kingslea A made them work hard for their 2-0 victory. Kingslea A sit in third after winning the bragging rights against their own B team.

RESULTS

Leechpool 10

v

Southwater B 1

Kingslea B 0

v

Kingslea A 6

Leechpool 8

v

Kingslea A 1

Southwater B 14

v

Kingslea B 0

Leechpool 10

v

Kingslea B 0

Southwater B 2

v

Kingslea A 0

TABLE DIV B2

POS’N

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

DRAWN

GOALS FOR

GOALS AG’ST

POINTS

1

Leechpool

3

3

0

0

28

2

15

2

Southwater

3

2

1

0

17

10

11

3

Kingslea A

3

1

2

0

7

10

7

4

Kingslea B

3

0

3

0

0

30

3

22/11/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Girls Football League (meeting 2): Goal Difference Decides It

Meeting 2 of the Primary Schools Girls Football League went ahead last week and the third and the climax to the process is now in sight. We saw another close competition with some exciting football and tight score lines which has us looking forward to tournament three. Meeting 2 saw three teams remain unbeaten and the top two in both leagues being separated on goal difference. In Division 1 Southwater A and Heron Way fought it out for the top two spots. Although Heron Way won the head-to-head 1-0, it was Southwater A who finished top on goal difference. Steyning A will join them in the top tier at the final meeting.

Leechpool B and Castlewood will also be competing at the top table after a successful second showing. Both teams finished on 21 points with identical wins, losses and draws. They played each other in their final game of the evening, both going in knowing a win could give them first place. After a 0-0 draw it was Leechpool who finished on top with the superior goal difference. Greenway will be the final team competing for top spot at tournament three after managing to accumulate 15 points, which was enough secure third place.

The divisions and some of the scorelines were close and the standings could have ended differently. All the remaining teams will be competing in Division 2 in the final meeting. Although they are not in with a chance of winning it, overall they are still competing to win their division. We look forward to a thrilling finale to wrap up this year's competition.

RESULTS

Pitch 1

Pitch 2

Pitch 3

Pitch 4

Kingslea  v Steyning B

0 – 0

Heron Way  v Southwater A

1 – 0

Southwater B  v Castlewood

0 – 1

Shelley  v Greenway

0 – 0

Kingslea  v Steyning A

0 – 0

Leechpool A  v Southwater A

0 – 2

Leechpool B  v Northolmes

3- 0

Southwater B  v Greenway

0 – 1

Steyning B  v Steyning A

0 – 3

Heron Way  v Kingslea

2 – 0

Castlewood  v Northolmes

0 – 0

Shelley  v Leechpool B

0 – 2

Leechpool A  v Steyning A

0 – 1

Southwater A  v Kingslea

3 – 0

Southwater B  v Northolmes

0 – 0

Greenway  v Leechpool B

0 – 1

Steyning B  v Heron Way

0 – 3

Leechpool A  v Kingslea

1 – 0

Castlewood  v Shelley

1 – 0

Southwater B  v Leechpool B

1 – 1

Steyning A  v Heron Way

1 – 1

Southwater A  v Steyning B

3 – 0

Northolmes  v Shelley

1 – 0

Greenway  v Castlewood

0 – 1

Steyning A v Southwater A

0 – 2

Leechpool A  v Steyning B

1 – 0

Southwater B  v Shelley

0 – 1

Leechpool B  v Castlewood

0 – 0

Leechpool A  v Heron Way

0 – 0

NO GAME

Northolmes  v Greenway

0 – 1

NO GAME

TABLES

Group 1

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

GD

Pts

Position

Southwater A

5

4

1

0

10

1

9

21

1st

Heron Way

5

3

0

2

7

1

6

21

2nd

Steyning A

5

2

1

2

5

3

2

17

3rd

Leechpool A

5

2

2

1

2

3

-1

15

4th

Kingslea

5

0

3

2

0

6

-6

9

5th

Steyning B

5

0

4

1

0

10

-10

7

6th

Group 2

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

GD

Pts

Position

Leechpool B

5

3

0

2

7

1

6

21

1st

Castlewood

5

3

0

2

3

0

3

21

2nd

Greenway

5

2

2

1

2

2

0

15

3rd

Northolmes

5

1

2

2

1

4

-4

13

4th

Shelley

5

1

3

1

1

4

-3

11

5th

Southwater B

5

0

3

2

1

4

-3

9

6th

POINTS

5 points for a win

3 points for a draw

2 points for a loss but score at least one goal

1 point for a loss but do not score a goal

22/11/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis League (Division A, week 3): Blaise of Greenway Glory

Week 3 of the Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis League Division A brought some more good matches. Blaise W was on good form for Greenway as part of their lower half, winning three of his four close encounters of a ping pong kind. An improved points haul for Greenway on the night but they still lie well adrift of third place Holbrook. Holbrook slipped back as a consequence of two tight matches against Greenway, one drawn and another lost courtesy of a single bonus point. Oliver Bilotto continues to impress in the Holbrook lower half.

Ben S performed well for bottom team Billingshurst by gaining a win and a drawn share of his other game in the match of the Billingshurst and Southwater B upper halves but unfortunately the Bills just couldn't break their team wins duck. Their lower half came close with a 14-13 points to defeat to their Southwater B equivalents; if Ben S had got one more point to go beyond 10 in his loss to Bobby B he would have claimed a bonus point for the team to have achieved a draw, but it wasn't to be.

Southwater B edged into second spot inspired by Ajaiy's maximum haul in his team's top half but they still remain 49 points behind leaders Southwater A who had another dominant night with Chloe R, Zaib RF and Sam A all going unbeaten through it.

RESULTS

Billingshurst Upper 9

Luca V L20-21 / L14-21

Ben S W21-20 / D13-13

V

Southwater B Upper 18

Josh B W21-20 / D13-13

Ajaiy A W21-16 / W21-14

Southwater A Lower 18

Sam A W21-8 / W21-7

Callum C L19-21 / W20-19

V

Southwater B Lower 9

Bobby B L8-21 / L19-20

Harvey L W21-19 / L7-21

Greenway Upper 13

Lucas M W21-7 / L20-21

James R L6-21 / W21-20

V

Holbrook Lower 13

Jamie M L7-21 / L20-21

Oliver B W21-6 / W21-20

Greenway Lower 18

Blaise W W21-15 / W21-19

Aston W L16-21 / W21-18

V

Holbrook Upper 11

Zac B L15-21 / L18-21

George W W21-16 / L19-21

Billingshurst Lower 5

Chris G L9-21 / L4-21

Florry K 12-21 / L8-21

V

Southwater A Upper 20

Chloe R W21-9 / W21-8

Zaib RF W21-12 / W21-4

Southwater A Upper 20

Chloe R W21-14 / W21-1

Zaib RF W21-11 / W21-15

V

Holbrook Upper 7

Zac B L14-21 / L15-21

George W L11-21 / L1-21

Greenway Lower 10

Blaise W L20-21 / W21-19

Aston W L9-21 / L19-21

V

Holbrook Lower 18

Jamie M W21-20 / W21-19

Oliver B W21-9 / L19-21

Southwater A Lower 18

Sam A W21-18 / W21-7

Callum C W21-15 / L16-21

V

Greenway Upper 10

Lucas M L18-21 / W21-16

James R L15-21 / L7-21

Billingshurst Upper 13

Luca V W21-20 / W21-20

Ben S L13-21 / L10-21

V

Southwater B Lower 14

Bobby B L20-21 / W21-10

Harvey L W21-13 / L20-21

Billingshurst Lower 7

Chris G L14-21 / L16-21

Florry K L12-21 / L7-21

V

Southwater B Upper 20

Josh B W21-14 / W21-7

Ajaiy A W21-12 / W21-16

TABLE

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Southwater A

10

10

0

0

37

3

193

Southwater B

10

5

4

1

21.5

18.5

144

Holbrook

10

5

4

1

22

18

141

Greenway

8

1

5

2

9

23

83

Billingshurst

8

0

8

0

3.5

28.5

58

20/11/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Netball League (Division B1, meet 1): Northolmes Netball Joy

Division B1 of the Horsham District Primary Schools Netball League got underway at Collyer's on Wednesday with four teams participating from three schools. Northolmes' two teams enjoyed contrasting fortunes. Their A team won all its games convincingly and did not concede a single goal. Their B team struggled throughout the night though losing all matches heavily with their only crumb of comfort coming with a goal scored against St Andrew's Nuthurst in response to the 10 they conceded. When the two Northolmes teams met the gulf was a 12 goal one.

Shelley had a good night. They contributed to Northolmes B's misery before being pinned back by Northolmes A to the tune of 5-0. However they bounced back with a last game humdinging 11-4 win versus the Nutties which left them in second place.

RESULTS

Northolmes A 6

v

St Andrews Nuthurst 0

Northolmes B 0

v

Shelley 8

Northolmes A 5

v

Shelley 0

St Andrews Nuthurst 10

v

Northolmes B 1

Northolmes A 12

v

Northolmes B 0

St Andrews Nuthurst 4

v

Shelley 11

TABLE

POS’N

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

DRAWN

GOALS FOR

GOALS AG’ST

POINTS

1

Northolmes A

3

3

0

0

23

0

15

2

Shelley

3

2

1

0

19

9

11

3

St And’s Nuthurst

3

1

2

0

14

18

7

4

Northolmes B

3

0

3

0

1

30

3

5 pts for a win, 3 pts for a draw, 2 pts for a loss where score 50% or more of opponent’s score

1 pts for a loss where score less than 50% of opponent’s score, 0 pts for a no-show

15/11/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis League (Division A, meeting 2): Ollie Proves Hardy

Southwater A consolidated themselves at the top of the A division of the Horsham District Primary Schools League on Friday at Collyer's with four more wins in the second week of the competition. Holbrook are on the rise though as their nearest challengers after picking up three team wins themselves, two against Southwater B's halves who they overtook in the standings, and the other at the expense of Greenway. Greenway and Billingshurst both played out intra-team friendlies as well as matches against the top two teams so they didn't add many points to their total on the night although the fixture schedule should get easier over the remaining weeks. Mind you I've been saying the same about the weather recently and look how that's turned out!

Before settling into a family friendly which the upper half beat the lower half Billingshurst felt the full force of the Southwater A steamroller. Chris G provided solid resistance for the Bills but Sam A was in devastating form. Up top for the Southies Dan P was also imperious but Chloe R only just survived an unexpected stiff test from Ben S on a final point decider.

Holbrook's main man was Oliver B in the lower half. He won all his four matches in fine style on the night and was given good support by Jamie M as his wing man. Zac B and George W also did well on the upper deck, bouncing back after their initial defeat to Southwater B Lower to gain a full house at Greenway Upper's expense despite all the games being tight in scoreline.

Greenway's family friendly showed there's not much difference in strength between their top and bottom halves and both sides of their team equation will be looking to tip the balance their way in the remaining weeks.

RESULTS

.

Southwater B Lower 17

Bobby B L21-14 / W21-20

Harvey L W21-20 / W21-19

V

Holbrook Upper 11

Zac B W21-14 / L21-19

George W L21-20 / L21-20

FRIENDLY

Greenway Upper 14

Lucas M L21-19 / W21-7

James R W21-14 / L21-12

V

Greenway Lower 13

Blaise W W21-19 / W21-12

Aston W L21-14 / L21-7

.

Billingshurst Upper 6

Luca V L21-10 / L11-21

Ben S L21-10 / L21-20

v

Southwater A Upper 20

Chloe R W21-10 / W21-20

Dan P W21-10 / W21-11

.

Southwater A Lower 20

Zaib RF W21-14 / W21-12

Sam A W21-9 / W21-9

V

Billingshurst Lower 6

Chris G L21-14 / L21-9

Florry K L21-9 / L21-12

.

Southwater B Upper  11

Callum C L21-12 / L21-11

Ajaiy A L17-21 / W21-14

V

Holbrook Lower 17

Jamie M W21-12 / L14-21

Oliver B W21-17 / W21-11

.

Southwater B Lower 10

Bobby B L14-21 / L7-21

Harvey L L21-14 / W21-14

V

Holbrook Lower 17

Jamie M W21-14 / L21-14

Oliver B W21-14 / W21-7

.

Southwater A Lower 17

Zaib RF W21-18 / W21-15

Sam A W21-11 / L20-21

V

Southwater B Upper 11

Callum C L21-18 / W21-20

Ajaiy A L21-11 / L21-15

FRIENDLY

Billingshurst Upper 16

Luca V W21-13 / W21-4

Ben S L4-21 / W21-20

V

Billingshurst Lower 10

Chris G L21-13 / L20-21

Florry K W21-4 / L21-4

.

Southwater A Upper 20

Chloe R W21-15 / W21-8

Daniel P W21-7 / W21-18

V

Greenway Lower 6

Blaise W L21-15 / L21-18

Aston W L21-7 / L21-8

.

Greenway Upper 8

Lucas M L19-18 / L21-15

James R L21-16 / L21-18

V

Holbrook Upper 20

Zac B W21-18 / W21-18

George W 21-16 / W21-15

TABLE

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Southwater A

6

6

0

0

23

1

117

Holbrook

642016892

Southwater B

6

2

3

1

6

2

83

Greenway

4

0

3

1

2

14

32

Billingshurst

4

0

4

0

0

16

24

8/11/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Girls Football League (meeting 1): Leechpool Set the Standard

The 2019 primary schools girls football league got underway last week with 12 teams involved in this year’s competition. The teams were randomly organised for meeting 1 into two groups and were competing for their place in the top group going into the second meeting. Leechpool A set the bar high  after managing to go unbeaten in the first outing, not dropping a single point or conceding a single goal. Tournament two will see them compete in league 1 along with Kingslea and Steyning B who finished second and third in the group.

Heron way got off to a great start also remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament and only dropping point with a draw against Southwater A who eventually finished second in the group on goal difference. Both teams will be starting in league 1 heading into tournament two along with third placed Steyning A.

The remaining teams were unlucky not to pick up more points and compete for a place in league 1. There were some close games that could have gone either way, which saw some great goals and some resilient defending. These teams will play in league 2 during tournament two but are still in with an opportunity to win promotion back into league 1.

We look forward to seeing what the next instalment brings.

Pitch 1

Pitch 2

Pitch 3

Pitch 4

Castlewood v Kingslea

0 - 0

Southwater B v Leechpool A

0 - 2

Leechpool B v Heron Way

0 - 3

Steyning A  v Greenway

1 - 1

Steyning B v Kingslea

0 – 2

Castlewood v Leechpool A

0 – 2

Northolmes v Southwater A

0 – 4

Leechpool B v Greenway

0 – 1

Kingslea v Southwater B

1 – 0

Castlewood v Steyning B

0 – 1

Heron Way v Southwater A

0 – 0

Steyning A  v Northolmes

1 – 0

Castlewood v Southwater B

0 – 1

Leechpool A v Steyning B

2 – 0

Leechpool B v Southwater A

0 – 3

Greenway v Northolmes

1 – 0

Leechpool A v Kingslea

1 – 0

Steyning B v Southwater B

2 – 0

Heron Way v  Steyning A

1 – 0

Southwater A v Greenway

2 – 0

NO GAME

NO GAME

Leechpool B v  Steyning A

0 – 1

Northolmes v Heron Way

0 – 2

NO GAME

Southwater A v  Steyning A

0 – 1

Leechpool B v Northolmes

0 – 0

Greenway v Heron Way

0 - 2

TABLES

Group 1

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

GD

Pts

Position

Leechpool A

4

4

0

0

7

0

7

20

1st

Kingslea

4

2

1

1

3

1

2

14

2nd

Steyning B

4

2

2

0

3

4

-1

12

3rd

Southwater B

4

1

3

0

3

3

0

8

4th

Castlewood

4

0

3

1

0

4

-4

6

5th

Group 2

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

GD

Pts

Position

Heron Way

5

4

0

1

8

0

8

23

1st

Southwater A

5

3

1

1

9

1

8

19

2nd

Steyning A

5

3

1

1

4

2

2

19

3rd

Greenway

5

2

2

1

3

5

-2

15

4th

Leechpool B

5

0

4

1

0

8

-8

7

5th

Northolmes

5

0

4

1

0

8

-8

7

5th

POINTS

5 points for a win

3 points for a draw

2 points for a loss but score at least one goal

1 point for a loss but do not score a goal

8/11/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis League (Division A, meeting 1): Powerful Ping Start By the Southies

Southwater's two teams made a powerful start in the Horsham District Primary Schools League Division A opening at evening at Collyer's. Southwater A's crew went undefeated and their B team were not far behind just suffering two individual match reverses at the hands of Greenway Lower's Blaise W by the narrowest of margins. Greenway emerged from a double helping of Southwater treatment with a creditable 18 points and look forward to some easier evenings ahead. Holbrook occupy third with lower half duo Jamie M and Oliver B doing most of their damage against Billingshurst's lower half. Billingshurst had a tough opener, not managing to register a single individual win on the night although Luca V will rue coming out the wrong side of two final point deciders against both his Southwater A lower half opponents.

Excellent behaviour and focus was exhibited by all players on the night and there was enough first night time left after the team matches to play some informal top table competitions.

RESULTS

Southwater A Lower 20

Zaib RF W21-20/W21-9

Sam A W21-6/W21-20

V

Billingshurst Upper 6

Luca V L20-21/L20-21

Chris G L6-21/L9-21

Southwater A Upper 20

Chloe R W21-8/W21-9

Daniel P W21-9/W21-8

V

Greenway Upper 4

Lucas M L8-21/L8-21

James R L9-21/L9-21

Southwater B Lower 14

Bobby B L19-21/W21-14

Owen S W21-14/L20-21

V

Greenway Lower 14

Blaise W W21-19/W21-20

Aston W L14-21/L14-21

Southwater B Upper 20

Josh B W21-14/W21-15

Ajaiy A W21-20/W21-10

V

Holbrook Upper 7

Zac B L14-21/L10-21

George W L20-21/L15-21

Billingshurst Lower 6

Ben S L20-21/L6-21

Florry K L11-21/L9-21

V

Holbrook Lower 20

Jamie M W21-20/W21-9

Oliver B W21-11/W21-6

TABLE

 

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Southwater A

2

2

0

0

8

0

40

Southwater B

2

1

0

1

6

2

34

Holbrook

2

1

1

0

4

4

27

Greenway

2

0

1

1

2

6

18

Billingshurst

2

0

2

0

0

8

12

6/11/19 - Horsham Primary Schools Netball League (Division A, meeting 1): Southwater Open Up Strong in the Netball

The Horsham Primary Schools Netball League got underway for the season at Collyer's tonight with four Division A matches taking place. Southwater A made an impressive start to their campaign putting both Greenway A and B teams to the sword with great ruthlessness, 15-1 and 18-0 respectively. Heron Way also completed a similar Greenway double to get their season up and running successfully but they were far more gentle in their treatment, beating the A team 5-3 and the B team 6-1.

RESULTS

Southwater A 18

v

Greenway B 0

Heron Way A 5

v

Greenway A 3

Southwater A 15

v

Greenway A 1

Greenway B 1

v

Heron Way A 6

TABLE

POS’N

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

DRAWN

GOALS FOR

GOALS AG’ST

POINTS

1

Southwater A

2

2

0

0

33

1

10

2

Heron Way A

2

2

0

0

11

4

10

3

Greenway A

2

0

2

0

4

20

3

4

Greenway B

2

0

2

0

1

24

2

 

Plaistow/Kirdford A

0

      

5 pts for a win, 3 pts for a draw, 2 pts for a loss where score 50% or more of opponent’s score

1 pts for a loss where score less than 50% of opponent’s score, 0 pts for a no-show

4/10/19 - Horsham District Primary Schools Football League (Year 3+4, meet 1): Year 3+4s Get Primary Schools Football Underway in Style

After last week's weather related cancellation of the Year 5+6 age group, the Horsham District Primary Schools Football Leagues finally got underway in Horsham Park as the Year 3+4s took to the stage. It was worth the wait as 13 teams provided some excellent games that involved skills aplenty, super enthusiasm and were played with fantastic and fair spirit. Unfortunately the entry for one of the 13, Greenway, had not arrived in advance so they had to make do with playing friendlies on a hastily erected fifth pitch but credit to them they accepted the situation with grace, put on brave faces and made the best of the situation.

Despite ongoing weather uncertainty during the day as it turned out overhead conditions were fair and ground conditions lush and excellent. The format involved an extended round-robin system of all teams playing each other once over the two meetings. Most teams played five matches on the first night, some played six. As well as the overall competition there is a sub-plot at hand to see which team comes out as top large school involved and which one as top small school.

Heron Way had a great night with both its A and B teams performing well. HWA clocked up six straight wins to finish top at the halfway point. Traditional big rivals Southwater A provided stubborn resistance to them at the start only succumbing to a single goal but progressively their momentum increased. The juggernaut only threatened coming off the road in the last round of matches when St Mary’s Horsham had the temerity to take the lead against them with the only goal the Herons conceded all night. Parity was eventually established however late in the second half and from there on in it was one-way traffic in a match that finished 4-1. HWB was also impressive in registering four wins and a draw, only Loxwood cramping their style with a 1-0 win in their opening game.

Loxwood indeed appear to be leading title contenders, winning all of their first night games too to sit second only by virtue of having played a game less. Their victims included a number of large school teams including both Southwater ones; not many teams have done that on a single evening before. Loxwood v Heron Way A is a fixture to particularly look forward to in the second meeting in two weeks’ time.

St Mary’s Horsham was another of the small school big-hitters winning four games but falling to both Heron Way sides and as a result they lie a full seven points ahead of Southwater B going into the second meeting. St Mary’s v Loxwood looks may be a seminal game next time out in seeing who tops the small school standings.

Southwater B head a clutch of mid-table teams that got into double-figure point totals. Goal difference elevates them above St Robert Southwell and Plaistow/Kirdford. Surprisingly Southwater A lie near the bottom of this pack, just behind Castlewood and just above, Leechpool A, another school with a strong footballing tradition and surprised to be seeing more teams above it rather than below it.

Kingslea lie in eleventh without a win but recording two draws and Leechpool B prop up the table; despite losing all their games they played their hearts out and deserve much credit for keeping their heads held high. Well done to Miss Simpson too for her energetic sideline efforts for keeping her team buoyed up to do their best.

Overall player behaviour was exemplary and thanks to parents for spectating in a nice spirit and observing the new rule not to stand between pitches.

MEETING 1 RESULTS

5pts for win, 3 for draw, 1 for loss. 1 extra for losing team that scores 50% or more of opponent's winning score.

 

PITCH 1

PITCH 2

PITCH 3

PITCH 4

4.08-4.20

Leechpool A v Castlewood

0 v 0

Loxwood v Heron Way B

1 v 0

Heron Way A v Southwater A

1 v 0

Plaistow/Kirdford v Leechpool B

2 v 0

4.22-4.34

Kingslea v Robert South

0 v 0

Southwater B v St Mary’s

0 v 2

Heron Way B v Leechpool A

3 v 0

Loxwood v Southwater A

2 v 0

4.36-4.48

St Mary’s v Kingslea

2 v 0

Robert South v Plaistow/Kirdford

2 v 1

Leechpool B v Heron Way A

0 v 8

Southwater B v Castlewood

2 v 0

4.50-5.02

Plaistow/Kirdford v St Mary’s

0 v 2

Kingslea v Southwater B

0 v 0

Heron Way B v Castlewood

0 v 0

Leechpool A v Southwater A

0 v 0

5.04-5.16

Loxwood v Leechpool B

8 v 0

Heron Way A v Robert South

2 v 0

St Mary’s v Leechpool A

2 v 1

Castlewood v Plaistow/Kirdford

0 v 1

5.18-5.30

Leechpool B v Southwater A

0 v 7

Robert South v Heron Way B

0 v 1

Kingslea v Heron Way A

0 v 3

Southwater B v Loxwood

1 v 3

5.32-5.44

Heron Way B v St Mary’s

2 v 0

Leechpool A v Southwater B

0 v 2

Loxwood v Kingslea

5 v 0

Heron Way A v Plaistow/Kirdford

2 v 0

5.46-5.56

Leechpool B v Castlewood

0 v 2

Southwater A v Robert South

0 v 2

Heron Way A v St Mary’s

4 v 1

Plaistow/Kirdford v Heron Way B

0 v 2

TABLE

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

DRAWN

GOALS FOR

GOALS AGAINST

POINTS

Heron Way A

6

6

0

0

20

1

30

Loxwood

5

5

0

0

19

1

25

Heron Way B

6

4

1

1

8

1

24

St Mary’s Horsham

6

4

2

0

9

7

22

Southwater B

5

2

2

1

5

5

15

St Robert Southwell

5

2

2

1

4

4

15

Plaistow/Kirdford

6

2

4

0

4

8

15

Castlewood

5

1

2

2

2

3

13

Southwater A

5

1

3

1

7

5

11

Leechpool A

5

0

3

2

1

7

10

Kingslea

5

0

3

2

0

10

9

Leechpool B

5

0

5

0

0

27

5