Schools round-up: Teamwork clinches aquathlon title for DESC, Chloe Perry the hero for Brighton

Denzil Pinto 11:25 16/03/2015
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Job done: A runner heads to finish line during the Emirates International School Aquathlon.

Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) added another title to their trophy cabinet by winning the Emirates International School Aquathlon title.

The champions held off Dubai College and Jumeirah College in the three-race series which saw students from the UAE compete across three age groups.

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In the final race of the series held at Dubai’s Emirates International School Meadows, DESC were the stand-out performers – securing five podium places.

Dylan Maskell completed his swim-run event in a time of 11 minutes and 55 seconds in the boys Year 8/9 category with Jumeirah English Speaking School’s (JESS) Alexander Connington’s 12:22 minutes enough to seal second place. His team-mate Max Radford completed the podium in a time of 12:29 minutes.

In the Year 7 group for girls, DESC clinched second and third spots thanks to efforts from Megan Dingle (10:22) and Mabel Sylvester (10:33). They were beaten by Uptown School’s Beatrice Varley who clocked 09:35.

DESC’s success continued in the Year 8/9 group with Ekaterina Price second (12:49), with Roisin McElligott first in a time of 12:21.

Michelle Aitchison, teacher at Emirates International School Meadows, who organised the event with Dom Mann, head of PE, was delighted with the turn-out.

Brighton College beat Raha International School

Chloe Perry scored a brace to help Brighton College beat Raha International School 2-1 in a closely-fought Under-14 encounter.

The home side started strongly from the first whistle and nearly went ahead through Perry, who missed her opportunity in front of goal.

Brighton continued to dominate possession with their midfield and defence frustrating Raha.

The hosts were rewarded when Perry slotted the ball past the goalkeeper to put her team 1-0 up.

Their lead didn’t last long though as Raha capitalised on a goal-kick error to level the score 1-1 at half-time. 

In a game that could’ve gone either way, Brighton held out courtesy of a Chloe Perry double.

The hosts created more opportunities in the second half but solid defence from Raha kept the scores level. 

Yet, the visitors had their chances to take the lead but couldn’t break down a wellorganised Brighton defence.

Brighton were again celebrating courtesy of Perry’s second goal.

With less than two minutes remaining, Perry was at the right place at the right time, and scored the winner after Raha failed to clear their goal-kick.

Meanwhile, there was more success for Brighton as their boys Under-12s football team came from 3-2 down to defeat Al Yasmina 7-3.

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