Football vs St Thomas More

On Tuesday the Y5/6 football team played their first game of the season against St Thomas More. It was a highly competitive game that ended 2 -2, a fair result on reflection.

The team started slowly and although they played some nice football saw themselves 2 nil down at half time.

After a quick pep talk the children reacted well and thanks to goals from Connor and Zach we were level at 2-2 just 2 minutes after the start of the second half. The game could then have gone either way with both sides having chances to win it late on.

Well played everyone it was a great game and a fantastic start to the season.

Player of the Match (Picked by St Tomas More): Connor

Thanks to Mrs Walsh for sending in the photos.

Football Rally

Congratulations to the football who finished runners up in the football rally on Monday 16th May.

Having won our group with 2 wins and a draw the boys faced St Thomas More in the semi final, the only team to beat us in the league this year. As expected it was an extremely close game that finished 1 -1 at full time. This meant that the game had to go to golden goal extra time, however this couldn’t even separate the teams and therefore a player from each team was removed every minute until either 2 players remained or someone scored. Finally with only Ethan, James and Ryan left we managed to score a goal that took us through to the final.

The final was against St Augustine’s and although all of the children were either extremely worn out or injured they still managed to put in a great performance despite losing the game 1-0. Many of the children played in positions they were not used too and some even played through their injuries, this is a great credit to the boys who played really well as team throughout the competition. Well Done!

Below are pictures of the boys celebrating winning the league, a trophy they share with St Augustine’s as both schools finished with same amount points.

 

Coventry 4-a-Side Football Tournament

Yesterday (Tuesday 23rd February) both the boys and girls football team took part in the finals of the Coventry 4-a-Side tournament at The Conextions in Ryton.

Both teams got off to a great start winning their opening game. The boys also won the second game with the girls drawing 1-1 in theirs. With these great results it meant that both teams were through to the semi-finals before they had even played their final group game. The girls came across a strong Wyken Cross team and although initially leading the game lost 3-1. The boys played Christ the king in their final group game and played a hard fought game that ended 1-1.

The girls were handed an extremely tough task in the semi-final as they faced Christ the King, a team who have not lost a game all season. Unfortunately, although they played well and tried their absolute best they were just too strong for us and beat us 6-0.

The boys team played Bablake School in their semi-final match and despite going 2 goals down early on they managed to fight back to win the game 4-2 after extra time.

The final was a fantastic match against Finham Park School, both sides played some great football and had chances to win the game. We forced their keeper to make 4 or 5 superb saves and when we did beat the him we unfortunately kept on finding the crossbar. The deadlock was finally broken after Finham broke late in the game to score the only goal and win the final 1-0.

It was a great effort from both the boys and girls this year and to finish in the top four and runners up out of all the schools in Coventry is a fantastic achievement. Well done everyone.

Football vs St Osburg’s

Congratulations to the football team as they managed to beat a very determined St Osburg’s side 4 – 2 yesterday and remain unbeaten for the season.

The pitch wasn’t in the best of conditions but this didn’t stop the boys trying to play good football, creating lots of chances early in the game. These chances finally resulted in Jack scoring a fantastic team goal which was shortly followed by Ewan after a superb through ball from Kayden. The defence remained strong throughout the first half with James making some crucial tackles meaning we went in at half time two nil up.

The team had a few changes at half time with children playing in positions they were not used to. This meant that we allowed St Osburg’s back into the game as they scored early in the half. Any nervousness this created though was soon gone as Tyler and Owen both scored to make the score 4 – 1. St Osburg’s then scored a great goal late on but luckily it only turned out to be a cancellation goal.

Well done everyone and thanks to all the parents and grandparents that came along and supported the team.

You can see how the team are doing and look at the new Coventry Catholic Sports Website by clicking here.

Football vs Clifford Bridge

The Year 5/6 football team maintained their unbeaten record with a great win over a very strong Clifford Bridge side in the Small Schools Cup.

On a very wet and soggy pitch the boys played some great football early on  in the match and managed to take a small 3-2 lead in at half time thanks to two goals from Jack and one from Ryan.

The second half was even tighter with both sides creating fewer chances. Clifford Bridge did however manage to break late in the half but, thanks to a fantastic save from Ethan the score remained 3-2.

Congratulations boys a well deserved, hard fought victory. Good luck in the next round.

Girls 4-a-side Football Tournament

Congratulations to the girl’s football team for reaching the Finals of the 4-a-side football tournament yesterday. The girls played and won all 4 league games against Stoke Heath, Holbrooks, St. Lawrence and Whitmore Park meaning that they have now qualified for the finals on Tuesday 23rd February.

For many of the girls it was their first experience of playing in a competitive game but they didn’t let it show as they dominated most of the games from start to finish. They managed to score a remarkable 14 goals in their 4 matches and because of tight defending and excellent goalkeeping only conceded 2.

Well done girls and good luck in the finals.

On Tuesday 9th February the boy’s team will be trying to emulate the girls and qualify for the finals night.

Football vs Our Lady of the Assumption

The football team continued their great form tonight as they beat Our Lady of the Assumption 4 – 2. The team, who are now unbeaten in four games winning 3 and drawing 1, produced a real team performance to go top of the Coventry Catholic League.

The next game will be against St Anne’s after Christmas (date to still be arranged) in the Catholic Cup.

Player of the match: Ryan from Y6

 

Football vs St Augustine’s

Yesterday the football team played their 3rd game of the season against St Augustine’s. They continued their unbeaten start to the season with a highly entertaining 0-0 draw.

St Augustine’s had the better of the first half as Ethan from Year 6 made 3 or 4 brilliant saves to keep the score at 0-0. The second half saw us dominate more and we had a few chances late on to win the game but it was their keeper this time that made a few great saves resulting in the game ending goalless.

Everyone played superbly and the game could have ended 4-4 if it wasn’t for both the keepers, a draw was probably a fair result as neither team deserved to lose. Great effort boys well done!

Football vs Manor Park

On Monday 30th March the football team played in the quarter finals of the Harry Shaw Cup against Manor Park School. It was a highly entertaining game with both teams pressing the ball high up the pitch from the beginning.

The day didn’t start off well as 4 of our 9 players were away ill meaning we had to draft in 2 extra players, Kupa (Y6) and Ewan (Y4). Both of these played exceptionally well, you wouldn’t of noticed they hadn’t played in the team before. Kupa and Ryan/Ciaran were solid at the back the whole game and only gave away 1 chance in the first half which unfortunately for us they scored. Although we had the majority of the possession in the first half we failed to create any real clear cut chances and went into half time 1-0 down.

The 2nd half was much like the first as we had all the possession again, this time though we did manage to create 3 or 4 good chances with Michael, Ewan and Jude all going close, however we couldn’t convert these into goals. The one time we did put the ball in the net was unfortunately deemed to be a foul on the keeper as Michael kicked the ball from under their keeper’s hand. Then in the final minute as we pushed everyone up to try and get the equaliser they hit us on the break and after Ethan had made a couple of great saves they scored a 2nd goal to end the game.

Everyone played superbly, it was a real team performance we were just unlucky on the day not to win the game.

All Souls vs St Augustine’s

The Year 5/6 football team played their 4th league game of the season on Monday and managed to battle their way to victory. All Souls’ dominated the game from start to finish creating numerous chances, but it was St Augustine’s who took the lead catching us on the break just before half time to take a one goal advantage. The team however did not drop their heads and kept on battling throughout the second half. Eventually all our pressure paid off and a super long range effort from Callum found its way into the net. One goal soon became two as Daniel latched onto a through ball and finished coolly, with his shot going in off the post. The victory was sealed when Patrick ran through on goal and slotted the ball past their goalkeeper to put us into a 3-1 lead. This is how the match ended, it was a great battling performance from both sides and now puts us in second place in the league table. Well done boys!

Man of the Match: Daniel

Next game: Thursday 21st November vs Christ the King