Boys’ First XI & U18B v Box Hill, 28.11.2018

By Spencer Leach, Director of Sport

The goals have come thick and fast in the last few weeks. The U16s staged another remarkable Bedales comeback in our block fixture against Box Hill. 5-2 down just before half-time, they never gave in and got their rewards with a highly improbable 6-5 victory. The U14s shared the honours in a ten goal frenzy and the seniors lost in two close and well contested matches.

Thank you to Molly Dineen for contributing photos.


Boys’ U14 Football v Alderwood School & Boys’ U14 & U15 Football v LWC, 17.10.2018

By Spencer Leach, Director of Sport

The U14 & U15 footballers have been in action this week. On Tuesday the U14s played an ESFA cup game against Alderwood School. A nervy first half saw each side score a scrappy goal each but the second half was a classier affair. Both teams created some excellent chances but with five minutes to go it was Alderwood who clinically finished from just outside the penalty area to go through to the next round. On Wednesday, Lord Wandsworth College brought U14 & U15 teams for two cracking games. There were goals a plenty as the Bedales U15s won 7-5, while the U14’s showed great determination against very spirited opposition to hold on and win 4-3.

Bedales Boys’ First XI Football v Lord Wandsworth College, 26.09.2018

By Spencer Leach, Director of Sport

Lord Wandworth College took on a confident Bedales 1st XI and on this occasion the strength and footballing nous of the Bedales students proved too much for the opposition. A Jack Cecil hatrick and a goal for Sam Wilson were the highlights.

Thank you to Molly Dineen for sharing some fantastic photos of the match.


Boys’ 1st XI Football v Marlborough, 15.09.2018

By Spencer Leach, Director of Sport

The 1st XI started very strongly after the long journey to Marlborough and at half-time the score was 0-0 with both teams creating a number of good chances.

Marlborough rotated their large squad to good effect and as Bedales tired a flurry of quick goals midway through the second half gave Marlborough a deserved win.

Sport update: 09.03.18

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By Spencer Leach, Director of Sport

On Thursday, the U16 football team competed in a semi-final against Chigwell School for a place in the U16 ISFA national cup final, to take place at the home of English Football: St George’s Park. In a tense first half, neither side created clear-cut chances, and honours were even at 0-0. Bedales came within a whisker of taking the lead when Kyle McKillop-Hall hit the post with a trademark free kick, but Chigwell went on to take a two-goal lead. Bedales set up a nerve-racking finish when Raffy Clark Hall served up a freakish free kick from his own half that flummoxed the opposition: a truly fantastic effort from the team to have got so close.

In Basketball, the senior team continued their winning ways and have earned a place in the final of the Super Sixes after beating Pangbourne College.  

The U18 girls’ football team had a good result against Charterhouse on Thursday, drawing 2-2. Maud Bonham Carter opened the scoring with a superb individual goal. Charterhouse rallied and hit two quick-fire goals to take the lead. With the game coming to an end Bedales pressed for an equaliser and after good work from Scarlett Croft, Maud grabbed her second of the game, drawing Bedales deservedly level. Great effort from all.

By Kevin Boniface, Head of Hockey 

The junior hockey side travelled away to Kings’ School, Winchester on Wednesday. Having made great strides forward in the first half of their previous match, only to lose concentration and drop standards in the second half, the boys were keen to make amends. Bedales survived an early onslaught from the home team and slowly began to work their way back into the game through the calm distribution of Arthur Lingham in defence and the industrious and skilful combination of Hugo Burnett-Armstrong and Ed Marshall-Smith in the inside forward positions. Bedales really took a grip on the game when Oscar Amis twice powered his way forward and scored for the away side. The second half saw a talented Kings’ side exert even more pressure and an increased control of possession. Despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Laurence Johari and the rest of the Bedales side, Kings’ won the tie 4-2. An excellent game of hockey from both sides.


Sport update: 26.01.18

By Spencer Leach, Director of Sport and Helen Retter, Head of Girls Sport

The U16 Football team have done fantastically well to reach the semi-finals of the ISFA U16 Cup with a thrilling quarter final win against Ibstock Place in the third round. It was a pulsating match that Ibstock Place refused to let go of. Bedales extended their 2-0 half-time lead to 3-0 midway through the second half. With only minutes of full-time remaining Ibstock pulled off a remarkable come-back to take the game to extra-time. Again Bedales took the lead only for Ibstock to immediately bounce back yet again. Eventually, a 20 yard curling free kick from four-goal hero, Kyle Mackillop-Hall, sealed the win for Bedales.

Girls’ U16 netball played Churcher’s last week: a fantastic match leading to a 26-21 victory. Hannah Mazas led the team well, with Maddy Jeffreys scoring goals from the edge of the circle. Great team effort.

By Kevin Boniface, Head of Hockey

For the first time during the boys’ hockey season we decided to create a junior side that is a mix of Block 3 and 4. The first fixture for this side was on Tuesday at home to Winchester College. Despite a 2-1 loss, the Bedales side showed attacking intent throughout and gelled as a team. The team was led by Arthur Lingham and Hugo Burnett-Armstrong and the goal scorer was Sam Wheeler who finished calmly at the back post after a lovely flowing team move.

The junior side followed up their initial game together with a fixture away against Lord Wandsworth College U14B on Wednesday. This proved to be a closely fought and well-matched contest with the Bedales team eventually winning 2 -1.

Also on Wednesday, the 1st XI travelled to Hampshire Collegiate School; having been on the receiving end of a couple of heavy defeats in previous seasons the side knew that they would have to be on top form to get anything from the fixture. A few absentees meant some enforced positional changes and a call up for Barney van Hoeken. One of the changes saw Joe Murray fill in at full back and he was exemplary in defence. The team as a whole were resolute in defence and this ensured that despite some heavy pressure they went in to the break only 1-0 down and still very much in the game. The second half continued in much the same fashion, however, a fast break and a clinical finish from Loet Brouwer saw the Bedales side level the scores and were unfortunate to succumb to a last minute short corner and end up losing 2-1.

In a week of ‘double-headers’ the 1st XI had their second fixture and were at home to Winchester College on Thursday. Having turned the ball over cheaply in their fixture on Wednesday there was a clear target area for the home side and they responded well, retaining the ball better coming out of defence. However, loose passing higher up the pitch meant the home side were under constant pressure and once again found themselves 1-0 down at half time. The Bedales side showed a huge amount of grit and determination to try to force their way back into the game in the second half but with little success. Then, with less than 8 minutes to go there was a flurry of activity, a short corner strike from Loet Bouwer drawing the sides level and in the final 2 minutes another searching drive forward from Loet forced an own goal from Winchester and the home side had come out as 2-1 winners.