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2018-19 Sports Reports Sept - April

Staffs Schools U11 Cup Final @ Stafford town FC - 9th April 2019

Edge Hill faced Codsall Middle School in the final of this county competition - a repeat of last year's final. Edge Hill came out on top on that occasion, but unfortunately lost tonight's match by a narrow 2-1 score line.

Within 10 seconds of the kick-off the Edge Hill team fell behind to an unlucky clearance which rebounded off an Edge Hill player into the net. However, after a period of sustained pressure in front of the Codsall goal, the players worked their way back into the match with a Charlie P equaliser. 

Codsall came out battling in the second half and succeeded in getting a goal from a tight angle on the left with 10 minutes of the match to go. Despite plenty of skill and hard work on show, we were unable to get the equaliser which would have taken the match to penalties. However all the Edge Hill players put in a shift and went down fighting to the end!

Overall, Edge Hill probably had the better of the first half, with Codsall gaining the upper hand in the second half, but with 7 of our players coming from Y5 and just 3 coming from Y6, the team did exceptionally well. There is still plenty of improvement in this team and we look forward to seeing what they are capable of achieving next year. A huge Well Done for reaching the final and putting on a fine footballing show to:

McKenzie, Charlie F, Zack, Cole, Max, Jack, Omarion, Charlie P, Sonny and Harrison!

 

Y3/4 & Y5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament @ Robert Sutton - 3rd April 2019

Two teams from Y3/4 and two teams from Y5/6 entered the first of two tag rugby competitions taking place before Easter. The winners of today's Y5/6 competition will go on to represent East Staffs in a county competition next term.

In the Y5/6 competition Edge Hill A played 3 other teams in their group, winning all of their matches!

Anglesey 1-5 Edge Hill A (Zack x2, Kian, Cole, Max T)

Shobnall 1-4 Edge Hill A (Kian, Max T, Jack, Zack)

Kingfisher 2-9 Edge Hill A (Max T x2, Mia, Cole x3, Zack, Jack, Fearne)

The team won a place in the final against William Shrewsbury, the winners of the other group. It was a ding-dong match which ended as a 4-4 draw. Both teams will go forward to represent East Staffs in the county competition. Well done to both teams!

Also in the Y5/6 competition, Edge Hill B played really well and scored plenty of tries. Unfortunately, they had several tries disallowed as they got to grips with the rules of the game, but they played with plenty of passion and individual skill!

 

William Shrewsbury 6-2 Edge Hill B (Charlie C, Charlie F)

Rykneld 4-2 Edge Hill B (Charlie F x2)

Victoria 3-7 Edge Hill B (Charlie F x2, Millie, Charlie C x4)

 

In the Y3/4 competition, Edge Hill A played 3 other teams in their group: winning 1 and losing 2. They were very unlucky in their second game as it was end to end rugby with both teams scoring a try through most of their chances. In their last game, the team had found their bearings and began to understand the game and produced some good passing phases. 

 

Edge Hill A 0 - 4 Picknalls

Edge Hill A 3 - 4 Holy Rosary (Katie, Olly and Hollie)

Edge Hill A 5 - 3 William Shrewsbury (Jamie x2, Olly x2 and Millie)

 

In the other group in the Y3/4 competition, Edge Hill B played against 2 other teams as one dropped out: winning and losing. In their first game, they lost 1-0 to Richard Clarke as the team were still not 100% on the rules and how to play. This changes in their second game as they won 5-2 with some storming runs from Riley D and Sophie.

 

Edge Hill B 0 -1 Richard Clarke

Edge Hill B 5 - 2 Kingfisher (Fynn, Sophie and Riuley x3)

 

Edge Hill B advanced to the semi-finals to face the winners from the other group who were a very organised team. They lost the game but played very well and managed to score a few tries (Riley and Maisie).

 

Congratulations to all 4 of our teams who represented the school tonight!

Staffs School U11 Cup Semi-final - Tuesday 2nd April 2019

 

Edge Hill 9-0 The Willows Primary

 

Today, our Y5/6 boys faced The Willows who travelled from Stoke for this Staffordshire Under 11 Cup Semi-Final. 

 

The first 10 minutes of the game were very close with both teams cancelling each other out. It took some brilliant football down the right from Max T to force a chance for Cole, who as usual found the net. The second and third goals followed soon after with Harrison scoring two very well worked goals after some battling in the midfield which meant that EH found themselves 3-0 up at half-time.

 

Our boys continued their excellent footballing display in the second half with some inch-perfect passing and teamwork on and off the ball. Mckenzie had very little to do all game but when called upon he was brilliant in his distribution and slowed the game down to ease the team’s nerves at times. Zack, Charlie P and Omarion were solid at the back and were first to every ball and recovered well when needed. Max and Jack were menaces on the wing and created chance after chance for their teams mates with super crosses and through balls. Charlie F and Harrison ran the midfield and grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck from start to finish - winning their personal battles and keeping calm in some heated situations. Cole ran himself into the ground and did extremely well to lead the line on his own against 3 opposing defenders. The goals in the second half came from Jack, Max (x2), Cole and Zack (2) who were all cool in front of goal and began to enjoy themselves as the chances continued to arrive.

 

Congratulations boys, onto the final next week!

Year 3/4 Hockey Tournament @ Shobnall – Friday 29th March 2019

 

Nine children from years 3 and 4 participated in this week's hockey tournament. There were 13 other schools at the competition all fighting to win the trophy. Edge Hill were drawn in a group with 6 other teams: Picknalls 1, Picknalls B, Rangemore A, Shobnall B, William Shrewsbury and William Gilbert.

In our first game (against Picknalls 1), the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Edge Hill were on top for the majority of the game and were unlucky not to win after some great play from Katie and Harry. In the second game, we played against William Gilbert who were a strong side and we lost the game 2-0. In our third and fourth games, we played against Shobnall B and Rangemore A. In these games, the team ran riot and could have easily won by 3 or 4. The third game ended in a 2-0 victory to Edge Hill with the goals coming from Harry and Katie. The fourth game ended in a 1-1 draw with Katie scoring the goal. Our final two games ended in defeats but the children fought to the end.

I am incredibly proud of the team as they were excellent in every game and portrayed a fantatsic attitude throughout. 

A huge congratulations to: Harry J, Harry S, Sophie, Maisie, Hollie, Alfie, Caiden, Millie and Katie.

Football League: Edge Hill v Christ Church @ Edge Hill - 28th March 2019

Edge Hill Fives (Cole x3) 3-0 Christ Church

The Christ Church goalie was in excellent form today and repeatedly parried or saved many shots at his goal. However, Cole was in the right place to put the team ahead when the half-time whistle blew. A Zack special from the half-way line hit the crossbar early in the second half, then Cole turned cleverly in front of the Christ Church goalie to get the team's second. He sealed the win with his third goal late in the half to put the game out of reach. Well done team for a great attacking performance!

Edge Hill Sixes (Cav) 1-0 Christ Church

Debutant Cav got the only goal of the match after keeping his eye on a ball launched over the Christ Church defence then volleying it past the goalkeeper. Once again, the goalie was in fine form and kept out the other attempts on his goal. At the other end, Josh had a very quiet game and did not touch the ball once. Well done Sixes for stamping your authority on this game!

Winners and 3rd Place - UDO IT! Dance National Qualifiers @ Fenton Manor - 27th March 2019

 

Today, 13 of our girls attended our first ever dance competition which was held at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in the UDO IT! National Dance Finals. Children from year 3 to year 11 competed in a variety of categories within their own age groups. 

 

Our girls from year 5  (Dancing Diamonds) competed in the ‘All Styles’ category against 4 other groups and performed a contemporary dance routine - they were the first group of the day and opened the competition. The year 4 girls (Illumination) competed in the ‘Street Dance’ category against 5 other groups. 

 

Throughout the day, the girls completed a number of challenges set by the host: photo with the judges, handshake with someone new, triangle challenge and a rehearsal boomerang.

 

Dancing Diamonds were awarded 1st place in their category and Illumination were awarded 3rd place in their category. Both teams will now advance to the Nationals in June which is an outstanding achievement. Well done to all involved. 

 

 

Y3/4 Girls' and Y5/6 Girls' Football v Pennine Way - 25th March 2019

On a bright spring evening after school, our two girls' football teams met Pennine Way for some friendly matches.

Pennine Way Y5/6 0-3 Edge Hill Y5/6 (Mia W x2, Chloe)

The team was always on the front foot the entire match with Mia W getting the Edge Hill team off the mark after rolling the ball past a wrong-footed goalie. Lily and Fearne stood firm in defence and stopped nearly every attack that Pennine Way mounted. When Lily moved forward for a spell up front, Skye did a brilliant job as sweeper to repeatedly clear the lines. Chloe was always strong on the ball and shielded it well, as well as smashing home the team's second goal. Millie had chances when playing in a forward position, and Mia F broke through with the ball several times, just her final pass letting her down. Kacy, in the team for the first time in many years, was always busy and never let the opposing players have any time on the ball. In goal, Paris did not have a lot to do, but she got down well to smother the ball for the few scoring chances Pennine Way had. Mia W capped off another good performance from the girls by scoring the team's third goal. 

Well done girls for continuing your impressive season!

 

Pennine Way Y3/4 1- 0 Edge Hill Y3/4

The Y3/4 girls played their first ever 7 aside football game against Pennine Way. The game was end to end with most of the chances falling to Edge Hill. Jada and Alexi were rocks at the back with Millie surging forward on numerous occasions only for the final shot to be blocked. The girls were unlucky to be caught on the break and lose the game 1-0. 

 

 

Gymnastics Competition @ Meadowside – 22nd March 2019

A huge Well Done goes to the 32 children who made up the six teams representing Edge Hill at today’s gymnastics competition. The two Y5/6 teams and four Y3/4 teams all performed really well and did their very best.

Congratulations go to Indie and Maisie from the Y3/4 A team who each completed fine individual performances to take home the bronze and silver individual medals for both vault and floor routines. To cap off a great competition for them, their team also clinched the silver medal in the Y3/4 team event!

Congratulations also go to the Y5/6 A team for winning bronze medals for their excellent performance in the Y5/6 team event.

Finally, another huge well done to all the other Edge Hill gymnasts who competed today. Many of them were beginners, but they all learned their routines and performed them without any help. We are very proud of each and every one of them!

WINNERS! Derby County Ladies FC Girls’ Y5/6 Football Festival

 

Today, Edge Hill participated in the Derby County Ladies FC Girls’ Y5/6 Football Festival held at The Soccer Dome in Derby. Our team of 8 played in a group against 7 other schools from Derbyshire in 6 minute matches. The competition consisted of four groups of 8 with the winners and runners- up of each group receiving a trophy (1st place) and a certificate (2nd place).

 

Edge Hill 3 - 0 St John's Ripley. Within the first minute, we found ourselves 1-0 up after some great closing down from Lily resulted in the ball finding its way to Mia W who smashed the ball into the net. The second and Mia's second quickly followed after the ball bounced towards Mia W who then hit a first time left-footed volley into the corner. The game was put to bed when Marnie ran forward from right back, cut inside and rocketed a shot past the keeper.

 

Edge Hill 8 - 0 Hartshorne. In the girls' second game, they were rewarded for their constant pressure and work rate. Mia F intercepted a ball after some great work which resulted in the ball falling to Mia W who shot and hit the post with the ball being passed into the net by Chloe. The second goal was a superb finish by Lily after some brilliant defending from Fearne who played the ball forwards to Lily to score. Marnie also grabbed a brace with two cool finishes from defence. Millie W (to her own surprise) scored 3 vital goals in the game in quick succession to make it 7-0. The game was finished off by Mia W who slotted home another impressive finish.

 

Edge Hill 2 - 0 Red Hill Primary. The 3rd game was definitely the toughest with the opponents having 2/3 very good players. However, our girls showed no fear and attacked from the off continuing their high levels of work rate. Chloe ran down the line and whipped a ball in the box with Mia W firing home the rebound to put the girls 1-0 up. Paris then made a few important saves to keep the girls in the lead before Chloe rifled home the second goal from the edge of the area. After some great defending by all of the girls, the final whistle blew.

 

Edge Hill 1 - 0 Denby Free. This was the girls’ closest game as they competed in a very tight game with lots of chances. Unfortunately, the girls could not put it in the net with Mia F and Mia W having clear chances saved and cleared off the line. With 2 minutes to go, Fearne intercepted again on the half-way and passed the ball forward for Millie to stab the ball home to win the game!

 

Edge Hill 2 - 0 Etwall. The girls’ 5th game was against a well organised Etwall team who had defended well in their previous games. It wasn’t until the last few minutes when Chloe scored 2 very good goals after some excellent work by the midfield to create the chances.

 

Edge Hill 2 - 0 Wirksworth. The girls faced a good footballing side in their penultimate game that were unbeaten at the time. The girls started nervously with Paris stopping a few quick shots towards her near post. Minutes later, Lily finished off a good passing move to make it 1-0. Mia W finished the game off with a calm finish towards the end of the game.

 

Edge Hill 2 - 0 Duffield Meadows. In their final game, the girls knew that a win would win them the trophy. They were all full of nerves before the game but did not show this on the pitch. Mia W and Marnie scored a goal each to win the game and secure the league title.

 

An outstanding achievement to play 7 games and win them all without conceding a single goal which was all fully deserved. Massive congratulations to the girls –

Paris, Fearne, Marnie, Mia F, Millie, Chloe, Lily and Mia W.

Edge Hill v Pennine Way @ Pennine Way – 13th March 2019

Our return fixtures against Pennine Way took place after school today when the Y5 and Y6 football teams from both schools met for the second time.

Edge Hill Fives 4-0 Pennine Way Y6 (Cole, Sonny x2, Max T)

A goal each from Cole and Sonny in the first half set the match up for the Fives. They dominated the match in the second half, scoring two more goals with very little for McKenzie to deal with. Overall, a very good performance by the team.

Edge Hill Sixes 4-1 Pennine Way Y5 (Jack S x2, Max B, Harrison)

Jack put the team in front midway through the first half, but Pennine Way nabbed an equaliser after a bit of sloppy defending failed to clear the ball from the area. However, Max B put the team back in front before the end of the half. The Sixes increased the lead by scoring two more goals in the second period to seal the win.

Edge Hill Fives 4-0 Pennine Way Y5 (Cole, Charlie F x2, Sonny)

Just as in the team’s first match, Cole got the first goal, then Charlie F pounced on the loose ball following a free kick from Zack to score the team’s second. The team’s third goal came from a break resulting in the sole Pennine way defender being outnumbered by 5 to 1. Sonny put the ball in the net. Charlie F got his second to make the score another 4-0 win for the team.

Edge Hill Sixes 1-0 Pennine Way Y6 (Charlie C)

Charlie C got the only goal of the match and it was enough to secure the win for the Sixes. There were a few half chances but the team looked secure in defence the entire match. Well done Sixes for going one better than the last time you faced this team.

Runners –up! Derby County Ladies FC Girls’ Y3/4 Football Festival

 

Today, Edge Hill participated in the Derby County Ladies FC Girls’ Y3/4 Football Festival held at The Soccer Dome in Derby. One team of 7 played in a group against 5 other schools from Derbyshire. The competition consisted of four groups of 6 with the winners and runners- up of each group receiving a trophy (1st place) and a certificate (2nd place).

 

In their first match together as a team, the girls played against Ashgate and strolled to a 4-0 win with some brilliant attacking football. The opening goal from Millie was an outstanding run down the line from defence finished off with a cool strike. The next three goals followed quickly with some very good finishes from Maisie, Holly and Millie for her second.

 

The second game was against Hartshorne a much tougher opponent who defended very well. Our girls found themselves 1-0 up after a super solo run by Hollie was slotted home. Shortly after, Hartshorne equalised against the run of play. This was followed with Edge Hill attacking for the rest of the game. Unfortunately for them, they could not find the net and the game ended 1-1.

 

In their 3rd game, the girls faced the group’s eventual winners Silverhill who were a very good side. We battled throughout the game with some brilliant defending from Jada, Katie and Sophie. The game ended 4-1 to Silverhill with Hollie again finding the next.

 

The girls’ penultimate game was against Springfield in an all-South Derbyshire battle. Edge Hill were fantastic and hit their opponents with attacking play from the off. Millie dribbled past the whole of the opposing team to score her two goals. This was matched by Hollie who worked tirelessly throughput and was rewarded with 2 goals. Our last goal came from the defensive rock Katie who enjoyed a run further forward to slot home her first competitive goal.

 

The last game followed suit as the girls ran away 4-0 winners. Skye made some great saves early on before some hard work from Maisie led to the first of 3 goals scored by Millie. Being 3-0 up gave the girls massive amounts of confidence which was evident in their performance as Hollie added the final goal to finish the game 4-0.

 

Massive congratulations to the girls who finished runners-up in their group in only their first football competition together!

2nd Place ! Y5/6 Indoor Canoeing Competition @ Robert Sutton – Tuesday 11th March 2019

Edge Hill entered two teams of 8 into tonight’s competition with a mix of experience. Some children had been to the competition before, whilst others had very little experience. Each of our teams competed in a girls’ race, a boys’ race and a team race. In the last race, the teams had to paddle 1250m, taking turns to get as far as they could before handing the paddle to the next member of their team.

 

In the individual girls’ race, we had Skye win the gold with the furthest distance rowed in 1 minute with Fearne receiving silver. In the individual boys’ race, Harrison received the silver medal for the 2nd furthest distance rowed in 1 minute.

 

During the team challenge, both teams portrayed very high amounts of determination alongside excellent effort levels. A special mention must go to Ty and Mia W who both rowed a massive 225m each for their team.  EH 1 finished in second place overall with EH 2 finishing 4th.

 

Well done to all involved:

 

Edge Hill 1 – Katie, Morgan, Skye, Fearne, Harrison, Max, Sam and Richard.

Edge Hill 2 – Mia W, Mia F, Millie W, Georgia, Brooke, Ty, Jaydn and Kaiden.

Ellis Shield 1st Round, Edge Hill Fives v Christ Church – March 6th 2019

The Edge Hill Fives team played their Ellis Shield 1st round match against Christ Church after school today.

Edge Hill Fives (Max T x3, Cole, Zack, Charlie P x2) 7-0 Christ Church

The match opened with a few scares in front of the Fives’ goal, but Zack and Charlie P managed to get things under control and clear their line. Shortly after, Max T opened the scoring after some slick passing put him in a scoring position. Within a few minutes, he scored the team’s second goal to put some daylight between the two teams. Before half-time, Cole got the third goal.

Most of the play after the break took place in the Christ Church half. Zack got forward to snatch a goal after the goalie fumbled the ball. During a 5 minute spell playing in a forward position, Charlie P grabbed two goals to put the team well clear at 6-0, one of which was an impressive side foot volley into the net after a corner landed perfectly at his foot. The final goal came from Max T, capping off a hat-trick for himself and rubber-stamping a dominant performance by the whole team!

Well done Fives for getting through to the next round!

Fives: Charlie F, Tyrun, Sonny, McKenzie, Charlie P, Cole, Zack and Max!

Inclusive Festival @ Robert Sutton – Tuesday 5th March 2019

Two teams from Y3-6 represented Edge Hill in this unique event at Robert Sutton.

Our teams competed against 12 other teams in four events: goalball, boccia, seated volleyball and new age kurling. Both teams won some and lost some of their games and really enjoyed taking part in the unusual events. The girls managed to finish 6th with the boys finishing in 9th place. Congratulations to all involved and a huge Well Done to both teams for trying so hard in all the events and for those that represented the school for the first time.

Edge Hill 1 - Freya A, Freya H, Chloe K and Alana

Edge Hill 2 - Robin, Charlie, Jaydn and Joshua.

Ellis Shield 1st Round: Edge Hill Sixes v Victoria @ Edge Hill - 27th February 2019

The Sixes faced Victoria in the 1st round of the Ellis Shield competition after school today.

Edge Hill Sixes (Harrison, Jack So, Omarion) 3-0 Victoria

The team put in a strong performance by scoring three goals and keeping a clean sheet against a counter-attacking Victoria side. In the first half, Harrison put the team in front after being brought down in front of the Victoria goal. It could have been deemed a foul on him but to his credit he got up quickly to slot the ball past the goalkeeper. He was also involved in the next goal after surging forward to set up Jack on the left. The team's third goal came from a set piece after a corner hit a defender then landed at Omarion's feet for him to calmly put away. Victoria were quick to get forward and threaten at the other end, but both Edge Hill goalkeepers, Josh and Harry, were on form and got their bodies in the path of the ball every time.

Well done team for getting through to the next round!

Jack Sh, Leo, Charlie, Harrison, Josh, Harry, Regan, Max, Jack So and Omarion

County Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics Finals @ Fenton Manor Sports Complex - 26th February 2019

The Y5/6 team had done brilliantly to win the East Staffs qualifier for the county indoor sportshall athletics finals, and today travelled to Stoke to compete against the other Stoke and Staffordshire schools who had also qualified. The county finals are always a step up in class from the local competitions and today proved to be no different.

The Edge Hill athletes all performed brilliantly and gave their all in each of the track and field events they took part in. We had some successes with Zack and Harrison winning the boys' 2 + 2 lap relay and 6 lap parlauf, and some strong second and third place performances by both the girls' and boys' teams in other track events. Once again, Brooke scored highly in the speed bounce by notching up a score of 40, and Alivia launched a long throw in the soft javelin to gain a place high in the finishing order.

After nearly 3 hours of competition the results were announced. Edge Hill finished in 7th place, which was a creditable position considering many of our team were from Y5. Each and every one of the Edge Hill athletes deserves a huge Well Done for trying so hard and doing his or her best!

Y5: Katie-Mae, Brooke, Max, Zack, Ole, Cole and Charlie F 

Y6: Fearne, Mia W, Scarlett, Skye, Chloe, Paris, Charlie C, Mia F, Harrison, Omarion, Alivia and Jack

 

WINNERS and 2nd Place ! Y3/4 Indoor Canoeing Competition @ Robert Sutton – Tuesday 5th February 2019

Edge Hill entered two teams of 8 into tonight’s competition with a mix of experience. Some children had been attending our very popular canoeing after school club but others just fancied the challenge! There were a few children  who had yet to represent the school in a sporting event so it was great to see the new faces in the school kit. Each of our teams competed in a girls’ race, a boys’ race and a team race. In the last race, the teams had to paddle 1200m, taking turns to get as far as they could before handing the paddle to the next member of their team.

 

In the individual girls’ race, we had Millie take the silver medal with the second fastest time. In the individual boys’ race, we  took home the bronze (Harry S); the silver (Max S) and the gold (Jamie T) after some powerful performances. 

 

During the team challenge, both teams competed in two separate heats and both came out winners! Both of our teams had all shown extremely high levels of hard work and determination which showed in the final overall results as Edge Hill 1 finished joint second place and achieved the silver medal. As for Edge Hill 2, they scored the highest overall points on the night out of the 8 teams and raced home with the gold medal. Both teams did the school and themselves proud tonight with some of them receiving their first ever medals! A huge congratulations to all the children involved.

 

Edge Hill 1 – Alexa, Alexi, Indie, Sienna, Ollie M, Ollie N, Jack and Ted.

Edge Hill 2 – Sophie, Maisie, Millie, Jada, Max S, Jamie, Katie, and Harry. 

EFL Kids Cup @ Burton Albion - 24th January 2019

Having taken the top two spots in this competition last year, we were hopeful of a repeat showing. However, some strong opposition and a penalty shootout defeat stopped two of the Edge Hill teams from reaching the final.

Edge Hill A was the school's Y6 team who competed in group A alongside 4 other teams.  They faced off against Richard Wakefield in their first game where they scored a late penalty to win the game 1-0 (Harrison). In their second game, EH A played our other school team (Edge Hill C). Even though the game was played by children from he same school, it did not lose its competitive edge with tough tackles being put in all over the pitch. Edge Hill A proved too strong for Edge Hill C who ran away 5-0 winners with goals from Jack (x3), Harrison 2 and Charlie. The team's 3rd match was against William Shrewsbury who always prove to be tough opposition. From start to finish the game was very close with very few chances until Harrison nodded in a corner from Jack to steal the points with a 1-0 win. The final group game ended 0-0 against St Modwen's A which resulted in EH A finishing group winners and qualifying for the semi-finals.

 

Edge Hill B was the school's Y5 team and they played in probably the toughest group in tonight's competition.

The team's first match was against John of Rolleston who won the equivalent Derby County EFL competition last year. Rolleston were a good side with 2 or 3 very good players, but Edge Hill B passed the ball well and got the ball forward into the right positions. Unfortunately, some of the team's final passes were under or overhit allowing the defenders time to exert pressure and clear their area. Though Edge Hill B had the best chances and on another day would probably have won the match, the game finished 0-0.

The team's second match was against William Shrewsbury A, which also finished 0-0. Again, the team's final pass was not as accurate as usual and the opposition was quick to close down on the Edge Hill players. The scoreline looked to be a fair result.

Edge Hill B got off the mark with a 4-0 victory in their third match against St Modwen's B. Two goals from Max T and a goal each from Cole and Zack wrapped up matters in a routine win.

In order to qualify for the semi-finals, the final game against Tower View became a must win match. The team worked hard to regain possession and got the ball forward well, but there were few clear goal scoring opportunities. It looked pretty even between the two teams, but TV put one in over McKenzie's head to snatch the win. Though the team didn't quite play as well as they usually do, they were unlucky tonight and matched or bettered the teams they played against. Hopefully, next year will be their year.

 

Edge Hill C was made up of Y5 children who had never played in a team together before in a competitive competition. They tried extremely hard in each if their games and improved throughout the tournament, Unfortunately, the Y6 opposition did not show any weakness towards EH C resulting in them losing each of their 4 league games. Each player put in a fantastic amount of effort and showed a great attitude throughout.

 

Edge Hill A qualified for the semi-finals and were drawn against Towerview who had finished 2nd in the other group. Edge Hill A dominated for most of the game but just could not take their chances. This resulted in the dreaded penalty shoot-out to decide who would progress to the final. After missing each of their 3 penalties, EH A were knocked out to the eventual winners of the competition.

 

One final game awaited EH A against St Modwen's A to decide who would claim 3rd place. EH A started off emphatically and took a 3-0 lead within 7 minutes after goals from Max B and Jack 2. St Modwen's pulled two goals back late on before the game ended 3-2. An excellent overall effort from EH A who all played some brilliant football and fully deserved 3rd place.

 

 

Staffs Schools FA U11 Cup 3rd Round: Edge Hill v St Modwen's @ Edge Hill - 23rd January 2019

On a cold but sunny afternoon, the school's Y5/6 9-aside football team met St Modwen's in the 3rd round of the Staffs U11 Cup today. 

Edge Hill (Harrison x3, Cole x3, Charlie P) 7-0 St Modwen's

Early in the match, Edge Hill created chances down both wings with Max T, Jack and Harrison repeatedly getting to the byline to put crosses into the box, and this paid off when Harrison put the team in front with a fine shot from the left. About 5 minutes later, Cole made the score 2-0 after holding off the challenges of two defenders just outside of the area.

In the second half, Cole got his second goal following a fine sequence of passes between Charlie F, Sonny and Zack which Cole finished off with a side foot from in front of goal. As the scoreline increased, more players pressed forward to get on the end of crosses, resulting in two goals being bundled into the net by Harrison and Charlie P. By the time the final whistle blew, Harrison and Cole both netted again to make the score 7-0 to Edge Hill, capping off a fine attacking and defending performance by the whole team!

Edge Hill is now the last remaining East Staffs school in the competition and in the next round will face a trip to Cannock, Stoke or to a school in South Staffs. This will be a semi-final.

A huge Well Done to the team for today's excellent performance!

Charlie F, Omarion, Jack, Harrison, McKenzie, Zack, Sonny, Charlie P, Cole and Max T!

RUNNERS-UP! Y5/6 Dodgeball Tournament @ Robert Sutton – 21st January 2019

Twelve teams took part in tonight’s competition with three of them coming from Edge Hill. Two of the teams reached the semi-finals and took 2nd and 4th spots in the competition!

Edge Hill A was a mixed Y5/6 team which played 5 group matches, winning 3-0 against Anglesey A, 3-0 against Thomas Russell, losing 0-3 against William Shrewsbury A, winning 3-0 against Oldfields B, and winning 2-1 against William Shrewsbury B.

As group runner-up they faced Anglesey B in their semi-final, winning the match 2-1.

In the final, they faced the WS A team again, narrowly losing the opening game 1-2. The team stormed back to win the second game 5-0. However, WS turned the tables in the final game to quickly knock all our players out of the game, meaning the match ended 2-1 to WS A.

Well done to the players for gaining 2nd place in a tough competition!

 

Edge Hill B - A majority Y5 team with a few Y6s competed in group B also playing 5 matches. They managed to beat Oldfields B 3-1, William Shrewsbury C 3-1, Holy Trinity 3-1 and Edge Hill C 3-0 and lost 3-1 to Anglesey B. As group winners, they advanced through to the semi-final where they faced William Shrewsbury A. Unfortunately for the team, their opponents proved too strong and lost the game 3-0. They then faced Anglesey B again in the 3rd and 4th place playoff and lost the game 2-1. A brilliant achievement to finish 4th in a competition full of mostly Y6 pupils.

 

Edge Hill C - Our final team was made up of the pupils who had been attending our recent dodgeball after school club which gave chances to children to get their first taste of representing the school. They were also placed in group B alongside Edge Hill B. In their first game, they lost a close game 2-1 after slowly getting to grips with the speed of the game. They then lost 3-0 to Olfields B and 3-1 to Anglesey B. In their 4th game, they played some fantastic dodgeball and claimed their first win with a 3-2 win over William Shrewsbury C. In their final game, they faced off against Edge Hill B in a ‘fun-free-for-all’.

 

A massive congratulations to all the children who represented the school.

 

Edge Hill A: Amber, Charlie P, Cole, Zack, Harrison, Jack and Omarion!

 

Edge Hill B: Max B, Max T, Charlie F, Mia F, Ty G, McKenzie L and Marnie!

 

Edge Hill C: Amani, Sadie, Lydia, Kaiden, Geoffrey, Jack,  and Zac.

Football League: Edge Hill v Eton Park & Horninglow – 14th January 2019

The school football teams resumed their league fixtures tonight when they faced Eton Park Junior and Horninglow Primary on the astro at Robert Sutton.

Horninglow 1-5 Edge Hill Sixes (Jack, Charlie, Max B x2, Harrison)

Jack was first on the scoresheet after his well-placed free kick beat the goalie high in the net. Soon after, Charlie nodded in the second from a yard out. Horninglow broke from defence to score a fine individual goal to make the score 2-1 to Edge Hill. Max B continued his good form in front of goal to net twice in quick succession, bringing his tally to 9 goals in his last three games for the school. Harrison wrapped things up with a rare headed goal to make the final score 5-1 to the Sixes! The team played well and got the ball forward at every opportunity. Regan and Leo both had half chances at scoring, but a special mention should go to Omarion, who was calm in defence and repeatedly side-stepped around the opposition to distribute the ball to the players in front of him. Also, Harrison was everywhere on the pitch, often getting back to help out when Horninglow broke through. Well done team!

Eton Park 0-1 Edge Hill Fives (Cole)

The Fives faced a strong Y6 side from Eton Park. At half-time, the scoreline remained 0-0 but in the second period Cole made the most of his chances to put the team in front with a calm finish. The Eton Park team is probably the strongest team we have faced this year, so well done to the Fives for managing to come out on top in this match!

Eton Park 4-1 Edge Hill Sixes

The Sixes were caught out several times in the first half but rallied in the second half to match Eton Park. They did manage to get one back but unfortunately left themselves too much to do.

Horninglow 0-5 Edge Hill Fives (o.g., Cole, Charlie P, Max T, Zack)

Tyrun’s cross from the byline opened the scoring when it went in off a Horninglow defender. Cole made the score 2-0, then Charlie P made the most of his advanced position to tap in the team’s third goal. The team’s fourth goal was the best of the evening after a quick break from defence down the left wing. Max T slotted it away to polish off a stylish move which went from one end of the pitch to the other. The final goal came from Zack who had moments earlier dragged a shot wide of the far post. However, he made sure of his second opportunity by placing it high to the goalie’s right.

Edge Hill Fives (Cole) 1-1 Edge Hill Sixes (Harrison)

Back in October, a lunchtime friendly between the two Edge Hill teams ended in a 0-0 draw. This league match also ended as a draw with both goals coming from free kicks. Harrison put his away early in the match, with Cole getting the equaliser for the Fives late in the second half. It was hard fought but looked to be a fair result in the end.

 

A huge Well Done to both teams for tonight's performances!

Fives: Charlie F, Cole, McKenzie, Sonny, Tyrun, Zack, Charlie P and Max T

Sixes: Jack, Leo, Omarion, Harrison, Josh, Harry, Max B, Regan and Charlie C

Y5/6 Swimming Gala @ Abbots Bromley School – Thursday 13th December 2018

Two teams from Y5/6 attended this event to showcase their swimming skills against other schools from East Staffordshire. 

 

The teams competed in different races for breast stroke, back stroke front crawl and a woggle race. Races came thick and fast for individual girls and boys, and mixed relays took place for each of the different swimming strokes. Just like the Y3/4 Swimming Gala, the competition was of a high standard with some excellent swimmers taking part from across various swimming clubs. Nevertheless, our children portrayed high levels of determination and drive to finish every race and push themselves until the very end. We are extremely proud of both teams today for their attitude.

 

A huge congratulations to all involved - it was great to see so many new faces representing the school even at Y5/6.

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WINNERS! Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics @ Robert Sutton – 10th December 2018

 

After the Y5/6 children winning their competition, EH entered the Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics competition in high spirits. Two teams of 12 children from Y3/4 looked forward to trying something new and for some of them, experiencing competitive sport for the first time. 

 

Both teams competed in a number of different track and field events throughout the evening (various running races; obstacle relays; a chest push; a soft javelin throw; speed bounce; standing long jump; 5 strides and the vertical jump) - with the children competing in no more than 2 of each from both track and field.

 

As the boys and girls competed separately with their scores being added together at the end of the night the children were unaware how their performances would compare to those from other schools. This spurred the children on to show excellent displays of athleticism across a range of events and portray high levels of determination and most importantly enjoyment throughout. Team 2 finished a very respectable 6th out of 12 other teams achieving 244 points. Whilst Team 1 finished with a total of 344 points, finishing above Anglesey who finished 2nd with 326 points to take home the gold.

 

It was fantastic to see so many new faces wearing the school kit and representing the school which hopefully leads to them competing again very soon. A massive congratulations to both teams:

 

Team 1 - Sophie, Maisie, Indie, Alexi F, Jada, Mille H, Ibrahim, Olly, Jamie, Harry S, Harry J and Max S.

 

Team 2 - Mya, Hollie, Sienna, Katie, Millie M, Ruby, Alexi, Elijah, Riley, Caiden, Finley, Owen and Blake.

 

 

Archery Competition @ Robert Sutton - 6th December 2018

Two teams made up of Y3, Y4 and Y5 children from this term's school archery club represented Edge Hill in this annual competition at Robert Sutton. The children took four turns each at shooting 3 arrows at the targets, with their scores contributing to their team's total. Though still developing their archery skills, the Edge Hill teams racked up some good scores and did themselves proud by finishing around half-way in the 18 team competition. With a bit more practise, they should do even better next time! However, all our archers deserve a huge Well Done for doing so well!

Well done to: Sam, Richard, Finley, Maisie, Sophie, Jessica, Jack, Ollie, Keeley, Ashaz, Arthur and Oliver!

 

Edge Hill Fives and Sixes v Pennine Way Y5 and Y6 @ Robert Sutton - 3rd December 2018

Our second set of friendly sports fixtures against Pennine Way took place after school today when the Y5 and Y6 football teams from both schools met for the first time.

Edge Hill Fives 6-0 Pennine Way U10s (Cole x3, Tyrun, Charlie P, Max T)

The Fives pinned the Pennine Way team into their own half and gave them little opportunity to threaten McKenzie's goal. Although the PW team were a spirited side, the Fives repeatedly regained possession and made the most of their chances.

Edge Hill Sixes 2-2 Pennine Way U11s (Max B x2)

After going a goal down, the Sixes pushed forward and levelled from a Harrison throw-in which Max B got his head on to direct into the net. In the second half, after a scramble in front of the PW goal, Max B got his second goal when he was in the right place to bundle the ball over the line. PW equalised late in the second half and that was how the match ended. Overall, a tidy and promising performance from the Sixes, but probably a fair result in the end.

Edge Hill Fives 4-2 Pennine Way U11s ( Zack, Cole, Max T, Charlie F)

The Fives took the lead after Zack powered forward to slot the ball home, but within seconds PW got an equaliser. Cole put the team back in front, then Max T stretched the team's lead after latching on to a cross from Zack on the right. After moving into midfield, Charlie F got on the scoresheet when he was first to a fumbled loose ball by the PW goalie. The team looked to be cruising at this point, but PW made the most of too many players being at the other end and got a goal back. However, it was another great performance from the whole Fives team!

Edge Hill Sixes 8-0 Pennine Way U10s (Max B x5, Jack S, Omarion, Harrison)

The Sixes made good on the promise they had shown in their first game and ran away with the match. Max B made the most of his forward role with a haul of 5 goals, benefiting from the excellent supply he got from the rest of the team. Well done Sixes for showing your class!

Many thanks to Pennine Way for the matches. We hope to meet again in the future!

Football League: Anglesey v Edge Hill @ Anglesey Astro - 29th November 2018

Anglesey 1-1 Edge Hill Sixes (Harrison)

The Sixes played Anglesey first, creating many chances but were unable to find the net. They worked hard and defended well, getting the ball forward into the right positions but, as is often the case with a team that dominates play but doesn't manage to score, were punished when Anglesey got the first goal.  Despite going behind, the boys kept fighting and were unlucky not to pull a goal back after some excellent crosses into the box which begged to be nodded in.

However, in the second half, Harrison surged forward to level the match. It was a good performance from the team and they probably deserved more than a draw, but well done for rescuing the point, boys!

Harrison, Jack S, Leo, Max B, Harry, Josh, Jack Sh, Charlie C, Regan and Omarion

 

Anglesey 1-4 Edge Hill Fives (Cole x2, Charlie P, Zack)

The Fives went on the attack straight away with a trademark Max T cut-back from the byline to Cole. Charlie P got the team's second with a great shot from outside the area before a misunderstanding at the back gifted a tap in to Anglesey. At times, the Fives looked a different class, especially when they worked the ball wide to runners around the Anglesey defence. But to highlight the versatility in the team, the next goals both came from long range: the first from Zack who thundered one in from the half-way line, followed by an excellent free kick from Cole which found the top corner. McKenzie deserves a special mention for a flying save to his left and for a commanding performance between the sticks, though every one of the team deserves a huge Well Done for playing their part in a strong team performance.

Charlie F, Tyrun, Sonny, Zack, Cole, McKenzie, Charlie P and Max T

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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent County Finals and Staffordshire County Cup v Richard Wakefield - Wednesday 28th November @ St George's and Edge Hill.

 

A full day of football for our Y5/6 Girls' team started at the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent County School Games Finals at St George's Park. The girls had qualified for this competition after winning the East Staffordshire tournament earlier this year.

 

The competition consisted of 2 separate leagues each with 5 teams. In our first two games, we faced teams from Cannock and Rugeley then Newcastle-under-Lyme. Both of these games were extremely close with us having the majority of the play. Unfortunately, we could not put our chances away unlike the opposition who both scored late goals to win 1-0.

 

In our third game, we faced a school from South Staffordshire with us dominating the play and improving as the tournament progressed. We came close to scoring our first goal when Skye hit the post with a great effort. A special mention goes to Marnie and Fearne who both defended brilliantly to keep the game at 0-0 towards the end. The final game saw our girls play a school from the North of Stoke. We started well and had chances after some great play from Mia W and Lily. We were awarded a free kick relatively far out towards the end which was smashed home by Mia W to make it 1-0 to us. Shortly after, Chloe rattled the post after another great move down the left from Marnie and Skye. The game ended in a 1-0 win to EH. Unfortunately, the girls had not done enough to advance into the final. However, they were excellent from start to finish and have proved to be a credit to our school and East Staffordshire.

 

That afternoon, the girls travelled back to school to play a Staffordshire County Cup game against Richard Wakefield. This was the girls' first taste at a 9-aside game playing over a longer period of time (20 minutes each way). The rain began to fall which added to the already tough conditions of the muddy field. We quickly made it 1-0 with a great goal from Lily who smashed home a cross from Mia W. RW responded quickly to make it 1-1 before Chloe tapped home from a few yards out not long after to put EH back in front. RW then ran through to equalise for the second time. This did not faze our girls as they again went down the other end to score a 3rd after Mollie hit one which looped into the corner to make it 3-2 at half time.

 

During the second half, RW equalised to make it 3-3 to add to the tension of an extremely close game. Both teams were battling hard and coping very well with the tough weather conditions and it was RW who again took advantage of the open space to make it 4-3 with 5 minutes to go. In the last minute Mia W ran through weaving in and out of the opposition's defence but could not beat the GK. The game ended 4-3 to RW.

 

A massive congratulations goes to our girls today who all played with a smile on their face, giving 110% from the first game in the morning to their last kick in the afternoon.

WINNERS! Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics @ Robert Sutton – 19th November 2018

In recent years, Edge Hill has come close to winning this very competitive event several times but has been pipped to the top spot each time. This year, however, our team of 10 boys and 10 girls from Y5 and Y6 did brilliantly to win the competition!

In the girls’ team, special mentions should go to Brooke, who notched up a fantastic score of 56 in the speed bounce event; Scarlett and Fearne, whose strong running blew away the opposition; Alivia, who once again showed her amazing throwing ability in the soft javelin, and Mia W and Paris, who quickly learned how to do huge triple jumps! Also, a huge Well Done should go to Mia F, Chloe, Skye and Katie-Mae for performing brilliantly to get some excellent times and scores to help win gold medals and the trophy for the team!

There were some excellent performances from the boys in the track and field events. The boys had lots of pace in the track events, particularly from Harrison, Max and Charlie, and Kian hurled some long throws in the soft javelin. Kudos goes to Liam and Ole, who stepped in at short notice, and to Omarion, Jack, Charlie and Cole for competing brilliantly! Go team Edge Hill!

 

Congratulations all involved: Paris, Mia F, Mia W, Fearne, Scarlett, Brooke, Skye, Chloe, Katie, Alivia, Kian, Harrison, Max, Liam, Ole, Omarion, Charlie C, Cole and Charlie P.

Y3/4 Swimming Gala @ Abbots Bromley School – Thursday 15th December 2018

Two teams from Y3/4 attended this event to showcase their swimming skills against other schools from East Staffordshire.

The teams competed in different races for breast stroke, back stroke front crawl and a woggle race. Races came thick and fast for individual girls and boys, and mixed relays took place for each of the different swimming strokes. The swimmers from Edge Hill achieved their best results in the individual races, with several finishes high in the placings. We even managed to win 2 singles races. As usual, the competition was of a high standard with some excellent swimmers taking part, but the team gave it their all.

 

A huge congratulations to all involved - it was great to see so many new faces representing the school.

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Staffs FA U11 Cup 2nd Round v Ryecroft @ Ryecroft Middle School – 12th November 2018

After receiving a bye in the 1st Round, current Staffs U11 Cup holders Edge Hill faced Ryecroft Middle School in the 2nd Round of this year’s competition. This meant a trip out into the sticks to Rocester for tonight’s match.

Ryecroft 1-4 Edge Hill (Cole, Sonny x2, Jack S)

Right from the off the team camped themselves in Ryecroft’s half, creating chances down both wings and through the middle. Max was excellent on the right and was supplied again and again by Zack, Harrison and Charlie F, but it was Cole who put the team ahead when he blasted one in on the left! It was no more than the team deserved.

In the second half, the team continued to pepper the Ryecroft goal, hitting the bar and the posts several times. However, after pushing more players forward and creating a break through the middle, Ryecroft pulled a goal back to level the match. The Edge Hill players increased their effort but were thwarted again and again by a packed defence. When the whistle blew, the score remained 1-1 and went into 5 minutes each way of extra time.

The first half of extra time saw corner after corner awarded to Edge Hill, but Ryecroft defended well by crowding the near post, and the number of defenders in front of goal stopped numerous chances from crossing the line. We were starting to plan who would take the penalties when, in the second half of extra time, super-sub Sonny got one through the defence to put the team ahead again! The team didn’t let up on their pressure in front of the Ryecroft goal, which finally started to pay off with another goal from Sonny and a great solo effort on the left from Jack S!

Well done team for a great performance and a very well-deserved win!

The team: Charlie P, Zack, Omarion, Jack Sh, Sonny, Charlie F, Harrison, Mckenzie, Cole, Max and Jack S!

Y3/4 Football @ Pennine Way - Tuesday 6th November 2018

 

This afternoon, our Y3/4 football team travelled to Pennine Way in Swadlincote for their second football fixture of the year. There were 3 other teams present: Pennine Way A, Pennine Way B and a school from Derby - OVS. 

 

In the first game EH played against Pennine Way B and managed to win 2-0 with a left-footed rocket from Olly Fairhurst and a goal line tap in from Caiden after some great work down the line by Ollie Goodfellow. 

 

In their second game, the boys faced OVS, who are a team from Derby. A much closer game finished with a 2-1 win to EH after 2 more great goals from Olly F who did not put a foot wrong during the game. Throughout the game, Elijah and Harry showed some brilliant defending and looked solid until one slip which allowed OVS to score a consolation goal. 

 

In their final game, EH played against Pennine Way A who proved to be their toughest opponent of the afternoon. EH started how they had played both of their first games - on the front foot. This quickly resulted in them going 1-0 up with yet another goal from Olly F after some superb pressing down on the opposition’s defence. Pennine Way A were back level after a great run from their number 12 who weaved in and out of the EH team to make it 1-1. The final 6 minutes proved to be a ‘typical cup final game’ as it was end to end with chances for both teams. EH definitely had more chances with great efforts from Olly, Ollie and Caiden. However, the OVS goalkeeper made some excellent saves and kept his team in the game.

 

A brilliant first meeting between the three schools and a massive congratulations to EH: Louis-Eric, Charlie, Harry, Elijah, Caiden, Zack, Olly and Ollie.

Y3/4 Football Tournament @ Marston’s – 23rd October 2018

Lots of local schools were represented in this Y3/4 football tournament, with two of them coming from Edge Hill.

Edge Hill I was drawn against 4 other East Staffs schools in its group and played a match against each of them.

Edge Hill I 0-0 William Shrewsbury II

Edge Hill I 0-2 St Modwen’s I

Scientia I 0-2 Edge Hill I (Ollie G, Elijah)

Christ Church 1-3 Edge Hill I (Ollie F x2, Charlie)

The players had not played together before and took a while to find their shape. However, they got better and better as the tournament progressed and were unlucky not to go through to the semis with 2 wins and a draw. Special mentions should go to Ollie G, who was always a force to be reckoned with out on the wing, and Ollie F who was skilful and always a threat in the middle of the pitch! A huge Well Done to:

Ollie F, Ollie G, Charlie, Elijah, Louie, Jaydn, Max and Caiden!

Edge Hill II also got better as they played more matches. They were unfortunate not to win their final match as they were starting to make good progress up the pitch!

Edge Hill II 0-0 William Shrewsbury III

Edge Hill II 0-1 Richard Wakefield

Edge Hill II 0-4 Scientia II

Edge Hill II 0-0 St Modwen’s II

Another huge Well Done to:

Sam, Holly, Harry, Logan, Ibrahim, Alfie, Jack and Finley!

2nd & 3rd Place - Year 5/6 Boys' Football Tournament @ Marston’s - Thursday 18th October 2018

 

This evening, two teams of Y5 and 6 boys competed in the East Staffordshire Boys’ football competition held at Marston’s. The competition consisted of 3 groups: Edge Hill A (Y6s) were in a league with 4 other schools; Edge Hill B (Y5) were also in a group with 4 other schools. Each game was an 8 minute match one-way with the top teams from each group advancing into the semi-finals along with the best runners-up from the 3 different leagues.

 

Edge Hill A were drawn against 4 other East Staffs schools in their group and did brilliantly to remain unbeaten and win the group!

Edge Hill A (Harrison) 1-0 Holy Trinity

Edge Hill A (Jack) 1-0 Yoxall St Peter’s

Edge Hill A 0-0 St Modwen’s B

Edge Hill A (Regan) 1-0 Oldfields B

The team progressed to the semi-final stage as group winners and faced the Oldfields A team. Edge Hill A played really well and were probably the dominant side in open play. However, when the whistle blew the score was 0-0. Inevitably, a penalty shoot-out was needed to decide which team would go through to the final. Though the 5 penalty takers did their best, it was Oldfields who scored the decisive penalty. The team was disappointed to be knocked out of the competition in such a way, but all the players should be very pleased and proud of their performances tonight as they were one of the best teams there! A huge Well Done to:

Harrison, Jack, Leo, Charlie C, Jack S, Omarion, Harry, Josh, Max and Regan!

 

Edge Hill B played against St Modwen's A in their first game. and very quickly found the net with a thunderbolt from Max from a tight angle. This was followed by a great header from substitute Sonny who made it 2-0.  The Y5s ran riot in their second game beating Christ Church 7-0 in an 8 minute match which is very impressive. All the team worked well together during this game and chipped in with the goals: Cole x3, Max x2 and Zack claiming the two deflected OGs from whipped in crosses. The boys found Horninglow tougher opposition and could not break them down and drew their third game 0-0 after both teams nullified each other. In their final league game, EH B beat William Shrewsbury A 1-0 after a great move down the right wing was finished off by Cole.

 

EH B finished top of their group and advanced to the semi finals after an undefeated group stage. They faced best runners-up from Group A - Yoxall St Peters. Having never played this team before EH went into the game not knowing what their opposition were like. The game was very close throughout with McKenzie making some fantastic saves to keep EH in the game at times. The opposition goalie had a big kick which was dealt with by Charlie and Zack who won nearly every header and second ball. The final whistle blew and the team had a penalty shoot-out between them and the final. McKenzie made a fantastic penalty save during the shoot-out with Max, Charlie F and Zack all scoring too to send the Y5s to the final with a 3-2 victory.

 

In the final, EH B faced Oldfields A, who had beat Edge Hill A (Y6s) on penalties in the other semi final. Another very close game with few chances between two strong sides had its deadlock broken by a 'ghost' goal which was awarded by the referee to the surprise of both teams. EH B found themselves 1-0 down for the first time in the tournament. However, they reacted well as soon after, Cole smashed home an equaliser to send them into another penalty shootout. Unfortunately for the Y5s, this shoot-out went against them and they lost 3-1 on penalties. Even though the boys were extremely downhearted, they should hold their heads up high as it is one of very few defeats they have suffered in the last 3 years after dominating in previous tournaments as well as tonight. A huge congratulations goes to the Y5s for finishing 2nd and bringing the silver medals back to school.

 

Well done to:

McKenzie, Zack, Charlie P , Charlie F, Max, Sonny, Tyrun and Cole.  

Football League: Edge Hill v Victoria @ Edge Hill – October 16th 2018

After school today, the school football teams played their second league fixtures of the season.

Edge Hill Fives 8-0 Victoria (Max T x4, Cole x2, Zack, Sonny)

Max T made sure the Fives got off the mark quickly after converting a penalty awarded for a foul on himself early in the half. Cole slotted home the team’s second goal, then Zack left the goalie rooted to the spot with a shot from well outside of the area. The first half ended with the team 3-0 up with Mackenzie having little to do in goal, showcasing the team’s dominance. The second half continued in the same vein as the first half with the team moving forward together and arriving in front of Victoria’s goal in strength. Max T notched up 3 more goals, Cole got his second and Sonny got onto the scoresheet after following up on a save by the goalie. Overall, it was a very impressive performance by the team which attacked and defended as a unit. Well done Fives for a brilliant performance!

Edge Hill Sixes 3-2 Victoria (Charlie C x2, Harrison)

Despite plenty of effort and opportunities, the Sixes went a goal down midway through the first half. However, it took just a minute for the team to get an equaliser following a shot from Harrison which hit the post; fortunately, Charlie C was in the right place to bundle the ball over the line! A break through the Edge Hill defensive line resulted in Victoria taking the lead again, but the team raised its game to fight back to gain another equaliser, this time from a solo effort from Harrison. Not long after and following a shot on goal by Omarion, Charlie C scored his second goal from close range à la Gary Lineker, giving Edge Hill the lead for the first time in the match. Victoria threw everybody forwards in the closing minutes, leaving huge gaps behind them, but the game ended 3-2 to the Sixes. Well done team for raising your game to win this match!

Winners - Year 5/6 Girls’ Football Tournament @ Marston’s - Tuesday 16th October 2018

 

This evening, two teams of Y5 and 6 girls competed in the East Staffordshire Girls’ football competition held at Marston’s. The competition consisted of 2 groups: Edge Hill A were in a league with 4 other schools; Edge Hill B were in a group with 5 other schools. Each game was an 8 minute match one-way with the top two teams from each group advancing into the semi-finals. 

 

Edge Hill A drew their first game 0-0 with Richard Wakefield before beating Horninglow 1-0 in their second match after a thunderbolt from Lily. In their third game, the girls drew 0-0 with a team they had never faced before in Richard Crosse. In their final game, the girls beat William Shrewsbury B 3-0 after they managed to make the most of their chances - goals from Mia W, Millie and Skye. 

 

Edge Hill B played against William Shrewsbury A in their first game. Some of the girls had never played competitive football before and this showed as WS ran away 6-0 winners. However, this did not faze them as they were in action again straight after against Rykneld and came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with goals from their stand out player Chloe. The girls then lost against St Modwen’s and Eton Park in close games and managed to draw 1-1 against Scientia after a poacher’s finish from Holly in their final game. Edge Hill B should be extremely proud of their attitude and resilience as they were a credit to the school.

 

Edge Hill A qualified for the semi-finals after winning their group. They faced off against William Shrewsbury A who had finished 2nd in the other group. There were very few chances in the game as both defences stood very strong throughout the game. A special mention has to go to Paris who made some excellent saves to keep EH in the game. The game then went straight to penalties where each team had a total of 9 penalties each. Mia W, Lily and Fearne all scored their penalty with the other girls not successfully converting theirs. It fell to Lily to strike home the winning penalty in a sudden death situation to send the team into the final.

 

In the final, Edge Hill faced old rivals Richard Wakefield who had finished second in the same group as the girls. There were some fantastic performances from Fearne in defence and Paris again in goal who made some brilliant saves. Mia W and Skye were unfortunate in front of goal and came inches from snatching the game. The final whistle then went which sent the game to extra time where both teams continued to nullify each other until the very end. With seconds to go, a Richard Wakefield player hit a shot from near the halfway line which looked a certain goal until Paris made an amazing save to send the game to another penalty shootout. The girls were not fazed by a second shootout in as many games and were all wanting to take a penalty. Mia and Lily both scored their penalties and with RW missing both of their first two after more saves from Paris, Marnie stepped up to hit her penalty into the top corner. RW then missed their final penalty resulting in the girls winning the shootout 3-0. A fantastic achievement for the girls and the school.

 

Well done to all involved: Maisie, Morgan, Katie S, Katie H, Chloe, Mollie, Holly, Paris, Lily, Fearne, Marnie, Millie, Mia F, Mia W and Skye.

Football League: Edge Hill v Outwoods @ Outwoods – October 11th 2018

Today saw the school football teams’ first league matches of the season!

Outwoods 3-1 Edge Hill Sixes

The opposition had clearly been working on their crossing across the goalmouth as they went 2-0 up with close range headers. In the second half, the Sixes fought back well and got a goal back after an excellent breakthrough by Brooklyn. Though his shot was saved, it came back for him to poke his foot out, causing it to rebound off the post and goalie into the net. The teams looked evenly matched at this stage of the game and another goal would have changed things dramatically, but Outwoods caught the Sixes out again and increased their lead, leaving the Sixes too much to do. Hopefully the team will get off the mark in next week’s match!

Outwoods 1-2 Edge Hill Fives (Cole, Max T)

Within a few minutes of the kick-off, the Fives went a goal up after Charlie F crossed from the by-line for Cole to put away. The team continued to put pressure on the Outwoods defence, passing the ball neatly into space to create opportunities for each other. However, it wasn’t until the second-half that the second goal went in, when Max T hammered in a shot from a tight angle on the right. Almost immediately after the second goal, Outwoods got one back with a Charlie Adams special from the centre of the pitch which dropped in over the backpedalling Mackenzie! Though it was a fine shot, it was a one-off goal. Well done Fives for making a winning start to the league programme!

Year 3-6 Boccia Tournament @ Robert Sutton - Thursday 11th October 2018 - 3rd Place

 

Tonight, Edge Hill entered 3 teams into the annual Boccia competition. All children involved have been attending our weekly Boccia club and were eager to show off their skills. Each team competed in a group against schools from the surrounding area. There were a total of 17 teams from 9 different schools with each team consisting of 4 players with 3 pupils playing each game. 

 

Edge Hill 1 - Played 3, won 2 and lost 1.

Edge Hill 2 - Played 3, won 1 and lost 2.

Edge Hill 3 - Played 4 and won all 4!

 

All three teams played some fantastic Boccia and were extremely accurate with their throws. Unfortunately for team 2, they did not qualify for the semi-finals but still portrayed an excellent attitude. Edge Hill 1 and 3 both qualified for the semi-finals to play Windsor Park and Thomas Russell. In two very close games, both of our teams missed out in a place in the final after losing 2-1 in each of the games.

 

Overall, a very successful evening of sport for Edge Hill. Well done to all involved: Zac, Harry G, Richard, Sophie, Jack B, Jessica, Sienna, Katie, Jak F, Alexi, Faith and Harry S.

2nd Place - Year 5/6 Netball Tournament @ St Modwen’s - Tuesday 9th October 2018

 

On Tuesday October 9th, Edge Hill entered 3 teams in a netball tournament at St Modwen's School. The weather was perfect and everyone played with enthusiasm. The 'C' team were our least experienced players but they won one game and drew one game and lost one. So a fantastic effort! The 'B' team had several tough games against experienced teams but they won two games, drew one and lost two. Well done!

The 'A' team won all their games in the group stage and went into the final against Outwoods. After taking the lead with a goal from Harrison, we went down 1 goal to 2 but we scored an equalizer which meant a 'golden goal' would be the decider! Unfortunately, Outwoods scored so Edge Hill were runners up. However, a great result from 9 teams and 100% effort from everyone. A special mention to Aneira who was the only Y5 member to play this time but let's hope we get more Y5 children competing next year!

 

Also, many thanks to Harrison, who played even though he has so many other sporting commitments.

D. Gibson

Team Sports Day - September 27th 2018

This year's sports kicked off with Edge Hill's annual team sports day. The children competed in their houses to complete a series of skill based activities. Points were gained by scoring goals in netball and football, hitting targets in golf, cricket and archery, and dribbling a hockey ball and rebound catching. Extra points were gained by working together as a team and by supporting each other. It was the Red team who came out on top this year, helped by a magnificent points total of over 800 from one of their two Y4 teams.

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