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!
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.
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.
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.