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Posted on October 21st 2016
Handball - HBAED 6 Glenthorne 12 and HBAED 5 CBSC 7
On Thursday evening we hosted a mini tournament between three of the more developed handball schools in the south of England.
Many of the Year 10 handball players also represent the football team, who also had a match scheduled for the same time, so it was a good opportunity for a few new faces to make their first appearances for the Academy.
The opening game saw Glenthorne beat CBSC 16-12.
The second game was HBAED against a Glenthorne side who had brought a full squad of Year 11 students. Having to play a year up (David and Adrian two years up) meant we had to learn very fast and deal with a physicality that our players had not yet experienced. Nevertheless we were competitive and caused them several problems with Michael carrying the ball well and Abdul-Rasheed flourishing as the line player. The later scoring four goals!
HBAED 6 – 12 Glenthorne.
The final game saw an old rivalry ignited as we battled hard against a well oiled Carshalton Boys side. Battered, bruised and tired from our run in with Glenthorne we struggled to keep the zonal defence tight and on more than one occasion relied on the Davies, the goal keeper, to take a big hit for the team. HBAED 5 – 7 CBSC.
Man of the Match: Abdul-Rasheed led the attack in the line player role, managing to break through the Glenthorne defensive zone on four occasions to devastating effect.
Stepping up: David drew plaudits from the CBSC teacher who is the South of England Handball coach for his tireless work on the wing and his skills with ball in hand.
Thanks to Rochelle and Samira for coming in to cheers the boys on!