Week Beginning 28th November 2016
St John’s College R11/12 Football team played Fitzalan High on Monday afternoon in what turned out to be an excellent game. The game was played at Leckwith Stadium on 3G. Both teams started brightly with both sides creating some good goal scoring opportunities. Fitzalan took the lead after 15 minutes with a well executed shot from close range. St John’s responded fantastically with two goals in the space of 10 minutes, Sayaam S scoring both. St John’s deservingly led at half time 2-1.
Fitzalan High started the second half the brighter and eventually drew level. The game then became stretched with both teams producing some fantastic goal scoring opportunities. With the game drawing to an end Fitzalan took the lead which meant St John’s really had to push for an equaliser. This left the St John’s defensive really exposed and Fitzalan added a fourth with practically the last kick of the game. Final score Fitzalan High 4 – St John’s College 2. Congratulations to all involved.
Our visitors, Rhymney Comprehensive School, brought a mixed age group squad. The match was played at Cardiff Metropolitan on Astro Turf. There were outstanding performances from both junior and senior squad players against a strong opposition. The first game started with some excellent backhand sweeps up the wing, resulting in a goal scoring opportunity. Rhymney Comprehensive came back strong on the counter attack almost scoring. The first game was evenly balanced. Final result 0-0 Draw.
The second game was full of exciting tackles with good passing displayed by both teams. Rhymney Comprehensive scored a goal after several clearances by the SJC defence. SJC pulled back with an excellent pass resulting a fabulous equaliser by Tomos H. Rhymney did quickly react to this, with one key player taking on several players and going on to score! The final result 2-1 to Rhymney in this game.
Finally the 3rd match was played, and much like the first game it was very close. The final result 0-0. The juniors played 3 matches in the development teams and the final results were: 1-1, 2-1 & 0-0. Congratulations to all involved. The two nominated Players’ Player of the match went to: Tomos H and Maddy B.
Squad: Luisa H, Ella H, Jamie L, Lewis W, Ben P, Izzy O, Sinead HB, Livia B, Isel HE, Harshita A, Tara G, Oscar H, Elys M, Estee C, Sinetra B, Maddy B, Olivia P, Harry E, Tomos H, Ananya A, Zahra R, Kelsie Y, Nadia A.
On Monday the R12 girls played a very strong Corpus Christi squad. Congratulations to all the R12 girls who played in the fixture. There was some excellent play throughout the game. It was lovely to see the girls’ progression from the beginning of term. Congratulations everyone. Player of the match was awarded to Carys R.
Congratulations to all players who played in the R13 match against Corpus Christi. The game was full of exciting interceptions and some good passing. Well done to Grace, Ella and Charlotte who were awarded with player of the match.
On Thursday afternoon eight pupils from R12 were chosen to represent St John’s College in the Cardiff games netball tournament. All pupils were excited to compete in their first tournament. Isabelle was the chosen captain for the day and provided excellent motivation and encouragement prior to the start of each game. The girls competed in pool A against Stanwell, Cardiff High, St Illtyd’s, Bro Morganwnwg and Radyr. The girls played extremely well with some excellent interceptions and passing down the court. Elizabeth and Carys partnered up extremely well and shot some great goals. The girls played very well against Bro Morgannwg and came away with a draw. Well done to Isabelle, Carys, Elizabeth, Poppy, Jemima, India, Livia and Ella who all competed in the tournament. They have all made excellent progression from the beginning of the season.
2 December 2016
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