Monday, 16 March 2015

Sports Round-Up

Emma Crawford (S6) won two silver medals in the 100m & 200m backstroke at the Scottish School Swimming Championships in the Aberdeen Sports Village Aquatics Centre.


·         Christopher McColm (S6) won gold in the 100m backstroke at the same event!


·         Kate Johnstone (S4) claimed a silver medal in the 60m sprint at the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. She has been selected to travel to the Netherlands for the 100m and 200m with a group of athletes from Edinburgh – Best of luck Kate!

Liall Smith (S3) has signed for Hibernian at under-15s level. He most recently played for Leith Athletic – well done Liall!

Football Update:


As the wintery weather continues to cause havoc across the country, it has been a very frustrating stop-start month for our football teams, with numerous matches postponed due to adverse weather conditions or frozen pitches.


Mr Stewart has been very frustrated with the recent postponements, but is delighted with the way our teams are progressing as the season reaches the halfway stage.


“The weather has been really disruptive recently,” he said. “A lot of the pitches are being deemed unplayable and we’re not hearing until Friday afternoon whether the games are going to be on. On some occasions it’s whether the frost is still there on Saturday morning.”


“As for the season overall so far, all three of our football teams (Seniors / U/15s / U13s) are almost at the same stage right now where they’ve got as many wins and they have defeats and they’re all sitting mid-table in the leagues so the boys are doing quite well. Hopefully we will enjoy some success with our 1st or 3rd years who are both competing in the League Cup this weekend.”


The Seniors defeated Gillespies on Friday 6th February by five goals to three in their first game since 16th January (2-0 defeat to Trinity). A brace from duo Kieran Grant, Harry Davis and a goal from Sam Murphy ensured the points went Porty’s way! A nasty-looking injury was sustained to the oppositions goalkeeper late in the match – we wish him a speedy recovery!

Senior Team

The under-15s were sadly defeated by local rivals Holyrood 4-0, but the boys put in a spirited performance without finding the back of the net after creating several chances. Previously, they swept aside Royal High 4-0, Liall Smith netting himself a hat-trick with Michael Barfoot adding to the score line.


The under-13s league match against St Thomas’ was called off, but the team are full of confidence after beating Royal High by two goals to one in a League & Cup double-header. The goals were scored by Tom Davies and Charlie MacKinnon.

U/13 Team


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