Independent Co-Educational Day School
U9 Football (Wed 7 November 2018)
Leehurst Swan 1-3 Moyles Court School
The U9s played really well against a well organised opposition, apart from the first few minutes when Leehurst Swan found itself 3-0 down.
Led by team captain Piers, Leehurst Swan went on the attack after settling down and getting used to the pitch and each other. For a full 10 minutes the opposition was pinned down in its own half, defending well to stop Leehurst Swan from getting a goal. A pass from Rufus to Monty, who then found Charlie who fired and scored the goal to bring Leehurst Swan back into the game. With lots of attacking and many more shots on goal, it was a wonder that Leehurst Swan had not taken the lead. Zayan had a couple of shots saved, Charlie hit the post and Monty watched his shot 'flash' across the goal line. John and Fergus kept the defence tight so that no opposition came near goalkeeper Ethan.
Half time 1-3.
The second half was again one-way traffic, with Leehurst Swan trying to get those two goals back to level the score. Zayan caused lots of problems as striker with Charlie, Piers, Rufus, and Monty all attacking trying to score. The opposition goalie played out of his skin to keep his team in the lead.
Fergus, John and Ethan made sure that no counter-attack worked, and they passed the ball up to our attackers to shoot.
A big thank you to all the parents and family members who came to watch and support.
By Bru Baker
U15 Netball (Thu 8 November 2018)
Rookwood 5-20 Leehurst Swan
Although the Rookwood shooters remained excellent, the improvement made by our U15 squad should not be underestimated. There was plenty of positive attacking play down the court and confident interceptions made by the defence. A brilliant step in the right direction – well played!
By Mrs Woodman
U11 Football (7 November 2018)
Leehurst Swan 8-7 Moyles Court
The Under 11 boys had a good half term break and were hungry to get in to a match. Leehurst started very positively, moving the ball quickly and confidently. After a few minutes we broke the deadlock with a goal scored by George C. After the kick off, Leehurst pressed high, received the ball in the final 3rd and managed to score a goal through Oliver W, who finished with great confidence. Some great confident play in the first half saw us score another 6 goals courtesy of George C, Wilf B who scored 2 , Neave M who played very well and also grabbed a goal with a clinical finish in the bottom left corner.
We went in to half time 6-0 up.
In the second half we started confidently, but Moyles grew in to the game and gained confidence scoring 2 goals in a short space of time. Leehurst grabbed another 2 goals, one from a set piece from a throw-in, which saw Harry T hit a volley sweetly and the ball rocket in to the top corner. George C finished calmly and confidently to grab his 3rd goal which completed his hattrick.
Moyles gained more confidence all the time started, playing some excellent football and grabbing another 2 goals in quick succession. This saw the score at 8-4. Growing in confidence and having the momentum Moyles put pressure on Leehurst who got chance after chance after chance, and saw them grab another 2 goals. A corner ball was given to Moyles and from this set piece they scored another making the score 8-7, which could this be the best come back in football history! After a few attacks and nerves flying around, Ethan stood tall and confident making an outstanding save in the dying minutes to give his team victory.
An impressive performance by all. They all showed a lot of character. The most pleasing thing everyone in the football squad improving and gaining confidence.
By Mr Digby
Leehurst Swan 2-0 Rookwood
We started brightly, keeping possession and playing with confidence. Some good runs off the ball saw Leehurst create several opportunities without any success. Rookwood started to create a few opportunities, but some good defending kept them at bay until the end of the first half.
The beginning of the second half saw Rookwood play with some good width. They grew in confidence, spreading the play around. Some solid defending and good goalkeeping kept their attacks out. Leehurst kept the intensity up which saw us score from a counter attack: A good through ball was played by Marley which saw Alex finish clinically.
After the kick off Leehurst pressed high, building pressure resulting in the ball going out for a corner. From a corner kick the ball was whipped in and Marley hit it over.
Rookwood had several attacks to score from the play but some good saves by Ned kept them at bay. From a Rookwood attack, the ball got deflected off a shot which saw the ball loose. Marley picked up on and fed another through ball to Alex who again finished with composure and saw us take the victory.
By Mr DigbyGo back