25th March update
The year 7 football team played Stonehenge at home. The opposition’s team started well scoring a goal within the opening minutes. John Hanson seemed intimidated by the size of one of the opposition’s players who over shadowed our boys with his 6ft2in frame. Once the players had come to realise that they could compete with him just as well as any other player we started to get into the game. Some great passing and excellent finishing kept Stonehenge pinned back for large periods of the game.
In the end what started out as a very close game became a one sided affair. John Hanson finished the game 9-2. The scorers were 3- Tom Hewson, 3- Nathan Sharpe, 1-Ozzy Hams and 2- George Copping.
The year 7-football team played Avon Valley College in their last game of the Salisbury group stage. John Hanson was very quick out of the blocks and with some slick passing was able to test the opposition’s goalkeeper from the first whistle. John Hanson were soon took the lead with more goals soon to follow. The team hassled the opposition when they had possession, keeping the ball firmly camped in their half. As a result the first half finished 6-0 to John Hanson. In the second half all substitutions were made and John Hanson took their foot off the gas but still managed to score 2 more goals. The final score was 8-0 to John Hanson the scorers were, 4- Tom Hewson, 3-Brendan Holmes and 1-Nathan Sharpe.
The year 8 football team hosted Avon Valley in wet and muddy conditions. After a defensive mix up the visitors took the lead and it took a calm finish from Cameron Styles-Nicel to draw the sides level. At 1-1 at half time it was all to play for and despite John Hanson being the better team in the second half they were unable to make the most of the opportunities that came their way. A goal from Mike Ifftner was cancelled out by the visitors and the game finished 2-2.
In freezing conditions, the year 7 and 8 girls rugby team came away from the Andover schools tournament with a pleasing result. With 6 games to play and horrendous weather conditions to overcome, it was always going to be a difficult afternoon. However, inspired by captain Alice Goodridge, the side made a great start to the day beating Test Valley 4-3. More good play saw them overcome Testbourne 3 in their second game and with confidence flowing they beat both teams from Harrow Way. A convincing 7-1 victory against Testbourne 2 meant that the final game against Testbourne 1 was a winner takes all affair. Despite the best efforts of all involved, including Nnenna Evans, John Hanson lost 6-4 to their more experienced opponents and finished 2nd in the tournament by the narrowest of margins.
19th March update
In a game played in atrocious conditions, the year 7 rugby team hosted Harrow Way in a closely fought encounter. Michael Cooke opened the scoring with a well taken try and he was able to add the conversion to give the hosts a 7-0 half time lead. Harrow Way were able to draw level in the second half and with lots of mistakes made by both teams, the game ended in a 7-7 draw.
The year 10 football team went out of the County Cup losing their semi-final to Swanmore. In a game with very little chances Swanmore took the lead just before half time with a well taken goal. After the break John Hanson dominated possession but were unfortunately unable to turn this into a goal. The team now turn their attentions to a district semi-final.
13th March Update
In two recent tournaments, John Hanson’s year 7 rugby team have competed well against some strong competition. In the Andover schools tournament two teams represented the school very well and put in some excellent performances to finish 3rd and 5th. Michael Cooke was named player of the tournament. In the Romsey schools tournament the team played some excellent rugby, winning 4 games and only losing a close game against a strong team from Westgate. A 2nd placed finish was a very respectable result and Michael Cooke was again named player of the tournament.
4th March - Sports Report update:
John Hanson year 9 football team beat Harrow Way in the Andover league. John Hanson dominated possession and turned this into goals in the first half with some well taken goals from their forwards. The midfield continued to dominate and this made it hard for Harrow Way to gain any attack but when they did the defence easy cleared their lines to leave the score 3-o at half time. With many changes in the second half the game became a lot closer but John Hanson came out 4-1 winners thanks to Charlie Wilcox and Ben Smith, with two goals each.
John Hanson year 11 football team completed their Andover league campaign with a tittle decided with Harrow Way. Having won all their games this season in the Andover & Salisbury competitions the team entered the game with a winning mentality. Unfortunately a below par performance resulted in the team losing 4-2 with goals from Callum Trickett and Matt Soper, the team now await the other results to see if the are Andover champions.
Year 10 got back to district action with a tricky game against Wellington Academy. The team started with a lack-lustre performance and a number of mistakes put Wellington 3-0 up at half time. However a much improved performance after the break and an outstanding hat-trick from Jack Hughes levelled the game 3-3.
The Y9A Netball Team – Andover Junior Team of the Year 2012 - have held on to their unbeaten record in the Andover and District League following their latest win against Winton 30-2 last night. This has now secured them winning the league for the third time in a row. Player of the Match was awarded to both Teona Carr and Beth Wright.
Year 7 played their second Andover league game and won their second game in convincing fashion beating Wellington Academy 5-0. A hat-trick from Tom Hewson and two from Nathan Sharpe added to an excellent defensive display has put the team in a good position to progress to the semi-finals.
John Hanson year 7 rugby team welcomed Rookwood in an entertaining game that ebbed and flowed. The home team started poorly and were quickly behind, however, when they got into their flow they played some attractive rugby to draw level through a converted Michael Cooke try. Rookwood used their powerful ball carriers to regain the lead but after this John Hanson were able to exert some dominance and play to their strengths. Intelligent rugby lead to converted tries for Brendan Holmes and George Copping and all seemed to be going well. However, in a catastrophic last few minutes the hosts defending let them down and they conceded 2 sloppy tries to lose by the narrowest of margins, 22-21.
Hampshire Cup Results
In the quarter final of the Hampshire Cup John Hanson welcomed Carisbrooke from the Isle of Wight. In poor weather conditions the visitors took the lead and were the better team in the first half. An improved performance in the second half saw John Hanson get back into the game with an excellent goal from captain Dan Burdock. However, in the last minute of the game the visitors snatched a 2-1 victory.