Our sports staffing has had a boost with the addition of Mr Roberts, Mr Lomas and Mr Wiseman. We now have an active presence on both school sites throughout the week. The first half term has been busy with sporting achievement:
Football - Rosedale House
U11 A Saturday 14 September - lost 3-2
The first fixture for the U11 As saw us lose 3-2 to Kimbolton. The game was very evenly matched but the team initially went 3-1 down. After some good passing football they brought it back to 3-2 chasing the equaliser and almost making it level before the end.
U10 A Wednesday 18 September - vs Sancton Wood won 6-1
The U10 As outplayed Sancton Wood meeting the half time whistle with a score of 6-0. During the second half we focussed on trying to play more as a team aiming to score a goal after making five passes without the other team getting the ball. We didn’t manage to score but everyone was touching the ball and playing as a team a lot more.
U9 A Thursday 26 September - vs The Perse lost 5-2, U9B lost 9-0
The first games for the U9 A and B teams were a tough challenge, playing two very strong Perse teams. The As were 4-0 down at half time, however they came out strong in the second half, scoring two quick goals. Unfortunately ThePerse got one more to kill the game off. The Bs battled well but were playing a very strong team and unfortunately lost. Both A and B battled to the end and didn’t give up.
U9s vs Kimbolton 3 October As lost 2-1, Bs lost 5-0, Cs lost, Ds lost 2-0
All four U9 teams played well and kept the games close against Kimbolton. Although they didn’t win, each team continued to work hard right to the final whistle with some great play.
U11 A Chigwell tournament Friday 4 October Drew 0-0 Lost 1-0, Lost 2-1, Lost 1-0 Lost 2-0 Lost 1-0
The U11A team played some great passing football throughout the day to challenge some very strong sides and kept the score lines close. Every person worked hard for their fellow teammates and gave everything they could on the pitch.
9 October vs Sancton Wood As Win 7-0, Bs Lost 2-0
The U11 A team played Sancton Wood, producing some amazing passing football and won 7-0, showing great positional play.
The B team continued the nice passing football in the second half playing against Sancton Woods A team. The final result didn’t reflect where the better football was played as the Bs couldn't quite get a goal and lost 2-0.
Hockey - Rosedale House
The season kick started with the annual hockey festival at Latham Road. Dame Bradbury’s, Kimbolton and King’s Ely joined us for an exciting day of hockey. The U11 A girls played some fantastic hockey, transferring the ball well and creating many goal scoring opportunities up front. A special mention to Nina T for her outstanding defending.
19 September - U9s girls hockey vs Kimbolton
First match of the season for the U9s vs a strong Kimbolton side. The girls started well and passed the ball around the pitch with confidence. There were many great tackles and the girls worked well as a team.
25 September vs Kingshott
A very exciting game with end to end attacks from both teams. Orla C gave a great performance in goal, denying the opposition forwards. Towards the end of the match the score line was 2-2 and with seconds left on the clock, Beatrice H scored the winning goal. Final score 3-2.
A great performance from the girls, Francesca F played well in defence along with Imogen T. The score line didn’t reflect the hard work the girls gave during the match. Lost 2-0
Outstanding performance from the girls C team in the second half. Of particular note: Pipsie F linked up well with Sophia E. Won 2-1.
A close game that could have gone either way. Both goal keepers were on top form for both teams. Saving a number of well struck shots that could easily have resulted in goals scored. Draw 1-1.
9 October U11 A - England Hockey County Tournament
An outstanding performance from the girls from the very start. Plenty of chances upfront, and some great runs down the wings from Natalie G and Beatrice H. Imogen P-H worked extremely hard in midfield and Caterina V made some fantastic saves in goal.
Vs St. Faiths 0-0 draw
Vs The Perse 0-0 draw
Vs Kings Cambridge 0-1 lost
Vs Kimbolton 1-2 lost
Vs St. John’s 1-0 win
10 October vs Kingshott U9s
The U9s gave a very good performance against Kingshott. Moving the ball into space and communicating well with each other around the pitch.
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