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Thursday 22nd September U8A v Solihull   Drew  3 – 3 This was a very encouraging start to football fixtures for the U8…

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Thursday 22nd September

U8A v Solihull   Drew  3 – 3

This was a very encouraging start to football fixtures for the U8 A team as they drew 3-3 with Solihull in a very exciting game. Hallfield took the lead and then defended well to go in at halftime 1-0 up. After the halftime break, Solihull scored two early goals to make it 2-1. Shortly after they made it 3-1 and Hallfield had some work to do in the final 10 minutes. Hallfield continued to press and scored with about 5 minutes to go. Then, through a great team effort, an equaliser ended the match as a draw. Well done boys!

U8B v Solihull    Won 7 – 1?

U8C v Solihull   Won  13 – 1?

U8D v Solihull    Won  3 – 2

The B, C and D teams all played some great football and showed that they had grasped the skills needed for playing full games. Well done to everyone who played, not just the goal scorers. A great start to the season!

 Image of Hallfield Pupils on a football field.

Monday 26th September

U10 A v Highclare    Won  7 – 1

Right from the off Hallfield attacked the Highclare goal and had several opportunities but the ball tended to fly over the goal or wide of the posts. By the end of the first third, we had managed to go into the lead. This was extended in the following two-thirds. Well done to everyone who played, a convincing win.

U10 B v Highclare  Won 9 – 0 

There was a slight gulf in class between the two teams with Hallfield attacking relentlessly to open up an early 4-0 lead. Yousef Marie scored a deft hattrick and Oscar Chaudry added another. Mark Tricoli made a couple of good stops in goal after he was left exposed by the marauding defence before Dhian Johal completed his hattrick to make it 7-0. Joshua Emms added an eighth before Oscar put a last-minute penalty into the top corner to finish the game in style at 9-0. A promising start to the season.

 

Wednesday 28th September

U11 v Norfolk House Win 2 – 0

The sun shone on the U11 Girls in their first hockey match of the season. We lost the toss, so Norfolk House started with the ball. Our girls quickly overturned possession and we were soon on the attack for the remainder of the first half. With excellent teamwork from Sophie, Japmeh and Arissa, there was attack after attack on the Norfolk House goal – the only thing missing was a goal! The Norfolk House keeper was superb and made some excellent saves. Japmeh was fantastic on the wing, making some super runs up the pitch and helping to prevent the field from clumping. Jasmine was a rock in midfield, overturning possession and controlling the direction of play well. The first half ended 0-0.

After a quick half time talk about tactics, we started off strongly. We were soon attacking the goal again and Sophie was successful in slotting in our first goal of the game. Piya, Sophia and Sumayyah were an unpassable force in defence and ensured our goalkeeper, Akshara, remained a spectator for the duration of the game! With the help of the wings, Sophie and Rayna, Arissa took possession of the ball and hit it so hard at the goal there was no stopping it! Rayna did not stop running for the entire half of the game and put in some good tackles. The final score was 2-0 to Hallfield and Arissa was voted as Girl of the Game. A great start, well done girls.

Image of Hallfield Pupils.

U13 v Repton    Lost 7 – 4

Our 16 Hallfield Seniors boys played Repton U13s in their first competitive match of the year. Given Repton have around 200 Year 7s and 8s, to lose 7-4 was a solid first result. With every goal, Repton scored, the Seniors responded well and never gave up.  A valiant effort and great team spirit were shown; well done to all the Senior boys.

 

U11A v Repton     Lost  5 – 1

After an even first ten minutes, Repton scored first which dented our confidence and led to them scoring a second before halftime. In the second half, we threaded together some passes and created a few good chances to score. As the game opened up, Repton made use of the extra space to score a couple more goals. In the final kick of the game, Aashrith scored from the penalty spot after he had been brought down in the penalty area.

 

U11B v Repton    Lost 8 – 6

We started quickly and found some good passing and space. Three early chances were put wide and Repton gathered and ended up with a 3-0 lead. Hallfield started putting some pressure on and managed to come back strongly to get back a goal but the same problems with closing down and marking players happened ending the first half, 5-1. The second half was a lot more even with Hallfield getting some luck in front of goal to get up to 7-4 with goals for either side. The game ended at 8-6 with a hat-trick scored by Hari Sunnar.

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