2014 Astley Cup: Orange High School wins cup after soccer victory

WINNING FEELING: Orange High's netball team achieved just one of the wins that will send the Astley Cup home with them after Thursday's tie in Dubbo.

WINNING FEELING: Orange High's netball team achieved just one of the wins that will send the Astley Cup home with them after Thursday's tie in Dubbo.

THURSDAY, 4.45PM:

ORANGE High has won the Astley Cup despite the tie with Dubbo Senior College being marred by a brawl in the rugby league.

The brawl, involving players from both sides, forced officials to call the match off five minutes into the second half with Dubbo leading 28-6.

Orange took the overall points 521.5-278.5 to claim the Astley Cup for the first time since 2006.

THURSDAY, 3PM:

Orange High has the potential to go through their Astley Cup tie with Dubbo Senior College unbeaten.

Orange caused an upset by winning the girls' football 2-0 for a 75-25 points split.

This takes Orange High's lead to 503.5-196.5.

Rugby league is being played now.

THURSDAY, 2PM:

ORANGE High School's boys soccer team has wrapped up the 2014 Astley Cup for their school courtesy of their 1-nil win over Dubbo Campus Senior College.

The 67-33 points breakdown from the game takes Orange out to an insurmountable lead of 428.5 to 171.5, with only girls soccer and rugby league left to play.

THURSDAY, 11.30AM:

Orange High has made the perfect start to the second day of its Astley Cup tie with Dubbo.

Orange won the athletics 64-36. 

Boys' football is starting now and will be followed by the girls at 1.15pm. Rugby league is set to kick-off at 2.30pm.

THURSDAY, 9AM: 

Orange High School is just one day away from its first Astley Cup title since 2006Orange High holds a commanding 195 point lead over Dubbo Campus Senior College heading into today's final day of play.

WINNING FEELING: Orange High School won Wednesday's girls' netball 47-25 for a 65-35 points split.

WINNING FEELING: Orange High School won Wednesday's girls' netball 47-25 for a 65-35 points split.

GALLERY: Check out all yesterday's action.

DAY ONE WRAP UP: All the results and a wrap up of day one

Orange High only needs to win one of today's four events to secure the cup - athletics (9.15am), boys' football (11.30am), girls' football (1pm) and rugby league (2.30pm).

ON A HIGH: Orange High School students show their support during last week's Astley Cup tie against Bathurst High School. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

ON A HIGH: Orange High School students show their support during last week's Astley Cup tie against Bathurst High School. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

WEDNESDAY, 4.30PM:

Orange High leads Dubbo Senior College Campus 297.5-102.5 after the first day of their Astley Cup tie.

Orange won all four events today, finishing with a thrilling 32-31 (51-49 points split) victory in the boys' basketball and a dominant 16-0 (94-6 points split) win in the girls' hockey.

Orange High is just one day away from Astley Cup glory.

CENTRE OF ATTENTION: Orange High centre Alex Kennedy looks down the court during her side's 47-25 win over Dubbo in the Astley Cup girls' netball yesterday. Photo: DAILY LIBERAL

CENTRE OF ATTENTION: Orange High centre Alex Kennedy looks down the court during her side's 47-25 win over Dubbo in the Astley Cup girls' netball yesterday. Photo: DAILY LIBERAL

WEDNESDAY, 1.30PM:

Orange High have made a great start in the first day's events, winning the tennis 14 sets to two, for a 87.5-12.5 points split.

Playing in Dubbo, Orange then won the girls' netball 47-25 for a 65-35 points split.

This gives Orange a 153-47 lead with the boys' basketball just starting now.

WEDNESDAY, 9AM:

Here's a look at what's coming up over the next two days ...

Schedule of events

Wednesday: tennis (9.30am), netball (12pm), basketball (1.30pm) and hockey (3pm).

Thursday: athletics (9.15am), boys' football (11.30am), girls' football (1pm) and rugby league (2.30pm).

We will be providing updates and results across both days, so make sure you return to this story to keep up to date.

WEDNESDAY, 8AM:

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Astley Cup tie between Orange High School and Dubbo Senior College Campus.

This third tie - held across today and tomorrow - will decide the destination of the cup for 2014.

To get you up to speed, Orange High and Bathurst High School have both currently won one tie each, while Dubbo suffered a loss in it's clash with Bathurst a fortnight ago.

Still, all three schools remain in contention for overall honours.

According to Astley Cup coordinator Tegan Dray Orange High is pretty confident of her school's prospects, while Dubbo College will go this tie with an attitude that the annual competition is there for the winning, according to sports organiser Tim Berry.

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