Sports Roundup – Friday 2 December
Lots of thrilling matched played this week in both football and hockey.
2 December 2022
U11a v Birchfield
After an even first 10 minutes, Birchfield broke the deadlock with some good passing and a solid shot on goal. They then put in a second and our heads started to drop. Not long after half time Birchfield scored again but Hallfield did not give up. As they switched their squad around there was a bit more space and, after three attempts, we managed to get the ball in the back of the Birchfield net. This gave us added energy and then Zain scored soon after! Again, spirits and confidence increased, and now the passes were being completed accurately, 50-50 balls were being won and we pressed for the equaliser. Fortunately, Max scored his second to finish the game in an exciting 3 – 3 draw. Well done to everyone for your enthusiasm in the second half.
U11b v Birchfield
Starting slowly, we were pinned into our own half for most of the first half. We started the second half strongly with lots of quick play through the transitions. Both the defenders managed to turn defence into attack with driving runs up the pitch with one run converting a cross into a goal. This boost lead to the defenders pushing too far up the field and the opposition got a goal from the transition. Hallfield had lots of opportunities to take the lead but couldn’t capitalise so the score ended 1-1.
U10 Football Tournament
It was a thrilling tournament on Monday for the Year 5 Girls as we hosted a selection of local primary for our now annual football tournament. There were 70 girls in total competing. The teams were split into 2 groups and played everyone in their section. From these results, the teams achieved their place in the semi-final and then final.
Hallfield C had some stiff competition in their group but saw some positive play throughout with definite improvement. Kathryn was superb in goal and Avni is to be commended for her resilience in play after taking a ball to the face.
Hallfield A and B were in the same group. Their group round match finished as 1-1 and, although the girls went into different semi-finals, they ended up in the same final for 3rd place. Again, it was a tough match which ended in a draw, so we needed a penalty shoot-out. After the first round of penalties, it was still all square! We then had to go for a second round of penalties. Hallfield B came out triumphant!
It was testament to the girls’ transferrable skills to compete against other schools who had been playing a lot longer than we had. I was proud of all the girls’ efforts and achievements in representing the school. Fun was had by all!
Final results were:
1st = Woodhouse
2nd = Welsh House Farm
3rd = Hallfield B
4th = Hallfield A
5th = Oasis Academy Woodview
6th = Chad Vale
7th = Hallfield C
U9 Hockey Festival
All the Year 4 girls were involved in our festival of hockey on Tuesday this week. The girls played in mixed ability teams against each other and Norfolk House. It was a great experience for the girls to play with other people and sometimes in different positions than they usually do. The children definitely demonstrated some excellent skills and proved just how far their hockey has developed this term. We had an additional focus on teamwork and supporting each other which certainly came through. Well done to all the girls, your hockey has gone from strength to strength!
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