Team Sports Day – Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Our annual team sports day took place today, where each year group took turns to carousel around activities: archery, golf, netball shooting, bowling, tennis ball balancing and penalty kicking. Points were awarded for scoring goals, hitting wickets binning balls and extra points were awarded for teamwork and cooperation.
Thursday 3rd October 2019 (Away) - Edge Hill 10 v 0 Windsor Park Middle School - Staffordshire Schools’ Under 11 Cup 1st Round.
The first game of the season saw the team compete in the Staffs Under 11s cup away to Windsor Park Middle School. The boys were not used to playing on such a large pitch but it definitely suited our play. Straight from the off, after some great battling in midfield from Charlie F, Joe ran down the line and hit a left footed cross which lobbed the goalie to put the team 1-0 in the first few minutes. Soon after, it was 2-0 after the ball was knocked out to the left again but to Max T this time who cut inside and hit a shot from the edge of the area before hitting the post and going in. The 3rd goal was an incredible piece of football which started at the back from Charlie P and Zack before Charlie F spread it to Max T who found Joe to grab his second of the game. Soon after, it was 4-0 when Zack fired a shot into the top corner from distance. Max B scored the 5th on his debut in the competition finishing off a slick passingly move from the team.
The 6th goal was a fantastic left-footed effort from Olly F who stepped up at last minute to the side as Ollie G could not make it. Despite being in Y4, Olly F was full of confidence and always wanted the ball. A quick free kick from Charlie P saw Olly fire home from a tight angle to the team’s delight! The referee allowed play to continue after a foul on Zack which led to him smashing home another long range shot. At 7-0, the boys did not take their foot off the gas and continued to press for more. It was soon 8-0 when Tyrun made a darting run into the box to get on the end of a ball from Zack and nod the ball in. Max T slotted home a penalty for 9 with Joe scoring the final goal and his 3rd of the game.
Well done to all involved.
Boccia Competition - Thursday 10th Oct @Robert Sutton
Edge Hill’s three teams got off to an amazing start in the group games, winning two of their first fixtures easily. Each team of three was separated on the bench by their three opponents, but that didn’t stop our children from leaning over, swapping tips and tactics and always communicating!
We had some really exciting games… At one point Harrison W. smashed the opponents’ balls out of the way, leaving four of our balls nearest the jack and notching up our point score.
After four matches each, it was our A team who progressed to the semi-final against Windsor Park. Sadly we lost that but it was a very close call and quite difficult to figure out how the amalgamated points edged us out.
Competing in the 3rd place play-off, Harrison W., Harry S., Sophie I. and Zack W. did us proud and defeated Windsor Park’s second team to win bronze for Edge Hill! Great fun and terrific team spirit all round!
Y5/6 Fooball - Edge Hill V Scientia @ Edge Hill
A superb night of football for the first league fixtures of the season. Great performances all round from both of our teams.
Edge Hill 1 9 - 0 Scientia 2
Edge Hill 1 5 - 0 Scientia 1
Edge Hill 2 0 - 4 Scientia 1
Edge Hill 2 7 - 2 Scientia 2
WINNERS - Netball Tournament @ Edge Hill - Tuesday 15th October.
After a hard fought tournament, Edge Hill’s A team are pleased to say they won the competition. It was a real nail biter with Edge Hill getting through to the final on goal difference!
All of Edge Hill’s teams performed admirably with a particular highlight being Ty Goddard’s 6 goals in one match. There is so much potential in all of the players this year and we are really excited to see how they play throughout the year.
3rd Place - Y5/6 Girls' Football Competition @ Shobnall - Tuesday 22nd October
Two teams of Y5/6 girls entered the competition tonight - most of the girls had very little (if any) competitive experience. They both competed in two separate groups with 7 minute games. The games were fast and at times, very crowded for both teams.
Edge Hill A 0 v 0 River View
Edge Hill A 0 v 1 Towerview
Edge Hill A 2 v 0 Scientia (Marnie x2)
Edge Hill A 1 v 0 Oldfields B (Marnie)
Edge Hill B 0 v 0 Anglesey
Edge Hill B 0 v 0 Outwoods
Edge Hill B 0 v 1 Oldfields A
Edge Hill B 0 v 0 William Shrewsbury A
Each team developed in confidence as the games passed by and each girl improved their understanding of the game and continued to play with a smile on their face throughout.
Edge Hill A qualified for the semi final where they were pipped at the end by Richard Wakefield in an end to end game. The game finished 3-2 to Richard Wakefield after Deni had put EH 1-0 up. Richard Wakefield soon equalised before Marnie put EH back into the lead. Unfortunalely for EH, Richard Wakefield were able to take their two other chances to advance to the final.
Congratulations to all of the girls involved - especially those who had never played before!
Y5/6 Fooball - Edge Hill V Holy Rosary @ Edge Hill - Wednesday 6th November.
The second set of football league fixtures saw Holy Rosary visit Edge Hill.
Edge Hill 1 8 - 0 Holy Rosary (Max Tx3, Charlie P, Tyrun, Sonny, OG & Max B)
Edge Hill 2 1 - 5 Holy Rosary (Harry)
Edge Hill 1 5 - 0 Edge Hill 2 (Charlie P, Max Tx2, Zack and Max B)
Y5/6 Fooball - Edge Hill V Anglesey - Friday 22nd November
Two fantastic games full of some excellent pieces of football.
Edge Hill 2 2 - 2 Anglesey (Harry J and Ole)
Edge Hill 1 7 - 0 Anglesey (Cole x2, Max B x2, Max T, Charlie P and Sonny).
For the second year in a row, our Y5/6 children won the Sportshall Athletics competition and will now represent East Staffordshire in the County Finals in February.
18 children from Y5/6 competed against various other schools from the area in a variety of track and field events. Each child completed two events from each with their scores being combined to give a team total.
Congratulations to all involved!
2nd Place - Staffordshire Y5/6 County Finals - Wednesday 27th November @ St George's Park
After winning the East Staffordshire competition, the boys qualified to compete in the Staffordshire County Finals held at St George's Park. The competition was made up of two groups of 5 who would play 8 minute games against each other - with the top two teams qualifying to compete in semi-finals.
Our first game, saw us play Moor Park (a school from North Stoke), where our boys hit the ground running. After some great feet down the wing, Sonny whipped in a cross for Max B to smash home to put the team 1-0 0 up. Moments later, Max T beat 2 defenders before taking a shot which was saved by the keeper only to fall to Cole who scored the rebound. Cole added the third and final goal of the game after Tyrun zipped down the wing and hit a hard and low cross into the area - the game finished 3-0 to EH.
The second game proved much closer where Edge Hill played against Goresmoor, who were a team from Cannock, in a very tight game. EH were lucky not to be 1-0 down after the first 10 seconds after a mix up at the back. Luckily, the opposing striker hit the post and Charlie F cleared the ball to ease the pressure. The game proved very compact with little clear-cut chances. During the last few minutes of the game, EH found a break through when Sonny hit home after some fantastic work by Max T down the left.
In the third game, Edge Hill faced fellow East Staffordshire representatives Oldfields - who had also started well in the group. It proved to be another close game with both teams nullifying each other. A quick throw resulted in the ball falling to Max B who smashed home to put the team 1-0 up which won the game.
The opponents in the final group game were St Peter's (a team we had never faced before) who had quite a few decent players. Some great defending from Charlie P and Charlie F at the back proved too much for the opposing team which spurred the rest of the team on to continue to create chances. Max T was starting to enjoy himself down the left and this resulted in yet another chance for EH which Cole took advantage of when he smashed the ball into the net after some last ditch defending by the opposition.
After topping their group, EH faced a school called St Teresa's - who were from Stoke - in the semi-final. The boys started off well from the kick-off and continued to show high levels of confidence. As the game went on, our chances were coming along quick with Max, Cole and Sonny dragging shots wide. However, another great piece of football down the wing from Max T saw Cole find himself in the right place at the right time as usual to send the team into the final.
The final was a repeat of the Staffordshire County Cup final from last year as we faced off against Codsall from Wolverhampton. Both teams were full of confidence and believed they could win. Our boys were fantastic throughout and even more so in the final as they continued to play some excellent football and create multiple chances. Unfortunately for us, the chances did not result in a goal as each shot was saved by the keeper or deflected wide by a defender. Codsall also had numerous chances with McKenzie making some first class point blank saves to keep us in the game.
After the 8 minutes, it was 0-0 and the dreaded penalty shoot-out loomed. Cole, Max T and Charlie F were extremely brave to step up and take a penalty and obviously McKenzie in goal too. The penalties did not go our way and we lost the final 2-1 on penalties.
A fantastic achievement for the team going the whole tournament without conceding a single goal and only losing out on penalties.