Ashton St. Peter’s Year 5/6 Boys Team with coaches Mr Bower and Mr Singh
Ashton St. Peter’s Football Teams Update:
29 November 2019
The boys played their third league game this week against a strong Beecroft Academy side. It was nice to see some of the boys already knew each other from their weekend teams. This was by far the boys toughest test to date and despite scoring 3 goals in the first half, the defence were not at the races and we conceded three sloppy goals. 3-3 at half time and we knew we had our work cut out. After a productive half time team chat, the team switched on in the second half and everyone turned it up a gear. The team went on to score 6 more goals winning the game 9-4 in a commanding second half performance to keep their 100% win record. Some excellent individual performances were on show and well done to Oliver who proved what a sturdy, reliable defender he is, earning him the man of the match. It is also worth mentioning some stand out performances by Adedapo and a wonder solo goal from Elisha!
22 November 2019
This week the boys had another football match, at home, against St. Christophers. Another amazing first half performance saw Ashton St Peter’s in a commanding 5-0 lead. The second half proved to be much tougher and after 10 minutes we had conceded. This is where the true character shone through and the boys battled to score another 2 goals and finally win the game 7-1 again! What a fantastic start to the league the boys are having. They looked the real deal in the new school kit this time and are now playing as a real team. Well done to Joshua N who won ‘man of the match’ and scored some lovely goals.
15 November 2019
The girls and boys football teams are now well and truly underway. After several weeks of training, both teams have
competed in league fixtures against other local schools. The girls have played two matches to date. The first game was against The Vale in which they lost a competitive game 3-0. Not bad for a first ever match! In their second game vs Ardley Hill, the girls stepped up to the larger 9 a-side pitch and learnt lots about positioning and tactics throughout the game. This was a fantastic match which remained 1-1 for the majority. Unfortunately, towards the end, the girls ran out of steam and conceded two late goals to result in a narrow 3-1 defeat. More games are lined up and I am confident they will continue to grow as a team and represent the school proudly.
The boys have only played one game to date. This also was against The Vale. Things were looking bleak as they turned up looking like a professional outfit with smart kits and all the gear. Still waiting for our new school kits to arrive, the boys were dressed in a mismatch of clothing and red bibs. Despite the writing looking like it was already on the wall, the boys played some superb football and grew as a unit throughout the game. Getting stronger and stronger as time ticked on, they managed a heroic 7-1 victory sparking great hope and optimism for the rest of the season. Again the boys have many more tough fixtures on the horizon but now sporting the new school kit, exciting times lay ahead for both teams.