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Weekly Sports Report - June #1

Posted on 09/06/2017

Year 7 Boy Football
In the semi-final we travelled to Grenaway Middle School in Hertfordshire for our anticipated match. We set off at 8am and the boys were in superb spirits in the mini bus and were definitely up for this match. The boys warmed up superbly and once the whistle went we certainly were ready. There was a great atmosphere as there was about 50-100 people watching and supporting the home team (apart from Mr and Mrs Hawkins that made the long journey to support us which was greatly appreciated). Harry had to make some early saves and we struggled to get into our stride. Eventually we settled and just before half time Harrison scored a fantastic header to give us the lead. We were thirty minutes away from playing at a Premiership Ground! Grenaway started with impetus but our defence stood firm. If we could grab a second I would be confident of a victory. Unfortunately we conceded an equaliser with under ten minutes to go and this certainly disheartened us. We then quickly conceded three more goals before the end. What pleased me was that we did not drop our heads and Connor scored a great long range strike and we nearly quickly added a third. We eventually lost 4-2. It was ever so sad to get so close to an English Schools National Cup Final but reaching the last four in the whole of the country is just a magnificent achievement. Let us savour that statement again by stating we were in the last four of the whole country! We should be ever so proud of our journey and the way we have represented ourselves. We have had disappointments in finals throughout this season but reaching them and reaching a national cup semi-final shows what a fantastic season our boys and girls have had in all the football teams (writing match reports in June proves that the season has been over ten months) and we will certainly be looking forward to next season in about three months!Under 13 Boys Cricket
Our Under 13’s played St Michael’s in the East Dorset Qualifier for the 8 aside hardball competition. We won the toss and bowled and with the very first delivery Kristian took a wicket, bowling middle stump. We fielded superbly and Barney kept wicket with confidence and soon Will took a brilliant catch of Edison’s bowling. Joe and Nathan looked lively bowling and Barney ran out one of their batters from Keagan’s accurate fielding and St Michael’s got 50 runs. In the reply Will and Kristian batted sensibly and Will soon hit a couple of sixes that put us in a commanding position. Joe came in to bat and managed to hit a couple of fours to give us a victory with an over and a half to spare. The boys worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserve to look forward to their county finals.

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