Team BTC Weekly Round-up (9 Nov) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Men’s 1 Football

Team BTC 9 – 1 Weston College

Starting brightly Jake Dennis opened the scoring heading home a Will Singleton Voss corner 1-0. Weston then managed to show some resistance, mainly aided by their goalkeeper who kept out excellent efforts from Alex Parsons, Sully McKenna & Freddy Haden. On 33 minutes Team BTC increased their lead when Freddie Haden linked with Parsons to finish low past the keeper 2-0. Weston then benefited from a lapse in decision making to gain a penalty 2-1 before goals from Singleton Voss and Gabe Plant 4-1 capped off a dominant half.

In the second period Team BTC took total control of all areas of the game. Sully McKenna was exceptional scoring a hat trick, one goal was a mazy run beating two players before guiding the ball past the outstretched keeper. Blake Kearley also scored as he timed his run between the defence to finish well 8-1. Then Haden who was always a threat finished to get a brace for the day 9-1. Some intelligent play throughout, stout defending, and electric offence provided Team BTC the platform to gain the win in the AoC Premier Cup. The defence were outstanding, with Toby Warner keeping goal superbly on his debut. Tai Bewes composed in midfield and skipper Sully McKenna well deserving of his accolades in scoring three. Onto the next round of the AoC Premier Cup.

Men’s 3 Football

Team BTC 14 – 1 Winterstoke Hundred

Team BTC were welcomed to the newly formed Winterstoke 100 to play a friendly match. The game was played in good spirits. The facilities were great and the home side set up nice and compact. Although a friendly match, both sides played with a competitive edge and showed some excellent skills throughout. There were some excellent goals with Tristan Onslow scoring the pick of the bunch. Ben Cornish, Ash Higgins and Victor all getting honourable mentions but it was Tristan Onslow that won Player of the match.

Men’s Rugby

Team BTC 19 – 14 Backwell

A tight and sometimes scrappy affair ended with Team BTC coming from behind to take the win. On a heavy pitch which tested the players from both teams Exeter scored either side of Team BTC’s single try in the first half. Scored by Daniel Butt, who is excelling in the captaincy role this season along with being selected for Devon u18s this week, drove tight around the ruck to emerge from the pile of bodies with the ball and Alfie Hodge adding the extras.

The second half proved just as untidy for both teams with penalties and turnovers a regular occurrence. Through constant pressure and again some strong tight work Aiden Cable was the next to appear from a pile of bodies between the posts to score the second try with Alfie again adding the extras. In a tense final quarter with the game going from end to end it was Will Clapham who sniped to the side of the ruck with a dummy to fool the defence and slide in for what was to be the winning try.

Netball 1

Team BTC 24 – 39 Richard Huish

Team BTC Netball played against Richard Huish. A close first quarter, going goal for goal resulted in an 8-9 score to Huish. Huish managed to pull away in quarters 2 and 3. The team worked well together with moments of great space and movement down the court.

Going into the final quarter Team BTC had determination and drive to pull the score back. Although winning the final quarter 9-5, the team lost 39-24. A great performance by the whole team, who worked together and played calmly.

Tennis

Team BTC scholarship student Frankie King took part in the AoC South West regional competition held at Blackbrook Leisure Centre. He was seeded in a very tough group against more experienced players. In a keenly contested group Frankie didn’t make it out of the group stages however will use this experience next year and look forward to representing Team BTC at the Table Tennis regionals next week.

Badminton

Team BTC Badminton attended the AoC South West Badminton regionals competition. Our students competed well against tough opponents in both the male and female categories. All of our students who took part enjoyed the day and have all taken something from it and look forward to next year’s competition.

To find out more about Team BTC, visit the Sport at College and Student Life pages of our website.  If you love playing sport and are in years 10 or 11, join one of our free Sport Development Days held during half terms.

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