A round-up of this week's sports results!
The Year 10 girls took on six other schools in a netball tournament this week. After a few weeks' training the girls were feeling very confident in the lead-up to the tournament. It took us a while to get into the first game, which we lost 6-3. However, during the following two matches, we started to gel as a team and brought it back, winning them both. We then drew 2-2 in our final match, one of the semi-finals. Overall, we came third out of six schools.
Girls’ Football: U15 cup game
After a full football trial the previous week with 35 in attendance, a squad of 13 was selected for their first game. We travelled to Heathside in Surrey. The game started slowly but after conceding one goal, the pace picked up quickly. The game went goal for goal until we came to a 3-3 draw with 5 minutes to go. Unfortunately, a last minute goal from the opposition took the game, and it ended 4-3.
The W12 Elite Squad took on Borehamwood at home. The boys have been training extremely hard over the last couple of weeks, and they have been really pushed by Head Coach Tom Hart. This week, everything seemed to click, and the boys won by twenty goals to one (yes, 20-1!). Che was on form scoring five, and Andrew has now scored fourteen goals in five games with nine assists. The team is away in St Albans next week and are preparing for their game against Stevenage Football Club in the half term.
The Phoenix Squad, third in the table, travelled away to Cheshunt where they played the league leaders, St Mary’s. The boys rushed into a 2-0 lead. However, they took their foot off the gas, and conceded before and after half-time. The team went behind for the first time in the game and had to really push for the equaliser, which they finally got after being camped in their half. The team will regret not taking their chances but will take the positives moving forward, as they played some of their best football this year.
The Year 7s played against Chelsea Academy at Westway and were raring to go after a good training session early in the week. The team started well and really tried to play a passing game from the back. The team were under pressure from the start but held firm, with some courageous blocks in front of the goal. However, after being caught in possession, Chelsea Academy swung in a fizzing cross, and their striker side-footed into the bottom corner. After half-time the team pressed again but just couldn’t put the ball into the net. Romero was superb in the game and put in a real captain’s display. Chelsea Academy nicked another goal going into the last ten minutes of the game, which finished 2-0. However, the team won’t have too long to feel sorry for themselves, as they play in the next round of the cup away against the Charter School in Dulwich.