Wednesday 5th October saw the start of the Surrey Sixth Form League fixtures for local college Strode's 6th Form College, Egham. After an amazingly successful season last year which saw Strode's collect a large amount of silverware, the players and coaches were keen to get the season off to a flying start. Strode's hosted Woking College in a block fixture which saw the Rugby 1st XV, 1st XI Football, 2nd XI Football, Girls Football, Basketball and Netball Teams all kick off their league campaign.
In the rugby the game
started at a ferocious pace and Strode's scored 17 points in the first 15 minutes. Captain and open-side flanker Joe McVey pounced on a loose ball and ran hard and direct to score again. The inter-play between the forwards and the backs was very impressive from start to finish and the line breaks came on a regular basis. This impressive performance saw Strode's win the game 45-12, following two previous wins in the two previous weeks against Vyners College and Reigate Grammar School in cup competitions.
In men's football Strode's first team began their season as they mean to carry on by beating Woking 6-2. The game saw 3 first half penalties rightly awarded to Strodes, of which they managed to convert two of them. The rest of the game saw Strode's play strongly across the pitch with excellent performances from the forward partnership of Luke Wilson and Haluma Masembi. In the 2nd XI match, Strode's pulled out all the stops to dominate the game from start to finish, in the process winning the game 9-0. Excellent performances from Ben Williamson (2 goals), Callum Nagle (2 goals) and Albert Usher with a hat trick helped Strode's towards their excellent result.
In the girls football, Strode's dominated the 6-a-side game to put 15 goals past Woking whilst still managing to keep a clean sheet. Strong performances from Rachel Johnson and Tiffany Skinner helped Strode's continue their strong Surrey form.
Basketball was another Strode's victory, 75-30. Milan Milanov and Andy Passick both lead the team well with excellent performances. Lastly, the netball saw Strode's come close to a winning start. A frantic finish saw Strode's lose in the final minutes despite an excellent performance from Natasha Masterman.
A great start from Strode's across all sports. Well done to all players in all teams.