In their first away fixture of the season, the U15A team had a slow start to the game against Nairobi Academy. Trailing by one goal at the end of the first quarter, the girls had to exploit their training gains to build momentum in the remaining three quarters. A consistent use of different tactical plays ensured they gained a lead and refused to relinquish. A solid performance from Larissa Stobbart (GD) in defence limited the scoring opportunities for Nairobi Academy. Final score: BGE 16- 11 Nairobi Academy.
The U15 B netball girls played yet another tough match against Aga Khan in their penultimate pool game fixture. Polina worked tirelessly in the center court to ensure the ball reached our attacking third. The girls progress is evident as we converted more scores than previous games. As we look forward to their next game they will need to work on their precision when passing in order to avoid interceptions.
Final score: BGE 11 - 21 Aga Khan
The BGE boys played very well and demonstrated excellent passing in every game, especially up front with Jamie, Jordan, Charlie and Faaez linking up with quick passes. The team scored a total of 6 goals in the tournament, only conceding 2 en route to the quarter finals. Despite dominating the match, we unfortunately lost on penalties to BGR.
Various coaches from other schools commented on how impressed they were with the team’s performances throughout the tournament. Well Done Boys!!!
BGE vs Braeside 0-1
BGE vs Brookhouse 2-0
BGE vs Rusinga 2-0
BGE vs Premier 2-1
BGE vs BGR 0-0 (lost 5-6 on penalties)
The U9 B netball team had a very tough first game against Braeside. They fought hard and at times, defended really well. Despite the opposition having a significant height advantage, the girls were able to create several shooting opportunities. Unfortunately, we were unable to convert any. Final score BGE 0 - 8 Braeside.
U9 B Rugby v Braeside
A fantastic start for the U9 Cheetahs rugby team. Strong tackling and good ball handling characterised the better part of our game. Defensive strategies were noted as key areas needing improving upon in the upcoming matches after conceding one try.
Final Score BGE 55-5 Braeside
BGE Leopards vs Braeside- 11/05/2017
In what was their first match of the season, the U9 Leopards took on the might of fierce rivals Braeside. The BGE Leopards dominated the match from start to finish and ran out comfortable winners.
Final score: BGE Leopards 55- 5 Braeside
BGE 55 v 5 Braeside
Fresh from a well deserved break after the monumental game on Friday afternoon; the U15 rugby team travelled to St Christopher's for a fixture on Monday 8th May.
St Christopher's, who were the only team to vanquish last years U15 team, were in a strong position and used solid work at the breakdown to run in four tries before the break.
However a rejuvenated and much more expansive effort in the second half saw the team in yellow, avoid the breakdowns by moving the ball and waiting for spaces to open up. The result was four tries by BGE in the second half to St. Christopher's two.
Gekara Mogeni scored two tries, was strong from the back of the scrum and in open play was hard to stop. The wingers Hussein Khalil and Joseph Kituku were elusive and fast and Hussein was rewarded for his efforts with a score in the corner, to open his account for the term. Munzir Khan was effective both in attack and defence and also picked up a five pointer. The big boys of the pack made good ground and once the confidence to ruck with more enthusiasm grows, they will be a difficult unit to counter.
Despite the 36-24 score the team continues to demonstrate heart and and an improving level of organisation and it will be interesting to see how they fare in their next fixture.