Leehurst Swan came with a team of 7 good rugby players and were able to control much of the possession. However Moyles Court produced a number of excellent running movements only to lose possession through lack of support when close to the try line. Harry, Edward and Joshua in particular, had outstanding games, making numerous tackles and all combined well together to provide a pass for Harry to score our only try. Unfortunately we ended up losing 38 – 5, but credit must go to a spirited performance from those names mentioned above.
Men-of-the-Match: Joshua, Edward and Harry
Posted by Greg Meakin on Fri, 28 Feb 2014
Due to the weather being so poor this week, Leaden Hall had contacted us to invite us to go along to their school regardless of the weather to enable us to play some kind of game. As it was raining for most of the afternoon, we were invited to play a new kind of Bench Ball. There were lots of netball rules included and the game was new to each school so it was a level playing field.
During the afternoon we were able to play 3 games of Bench Ball against different teams from Leaden Hall and the girls all had a great time. We were lucky enough to win the first 2 games but they were both very close. In the final game, the game was an exact draw with both teams catching the last balls on the bench at the same time.
This was our first game against Leaden Hall and the standard of the two schools seems very similar so we are looking forwards to having more games against them in the future.
Final Score: Moyles Court - 3 Leaden Hall - 1
Player of the Match: Nia
Posted by Greg Meakin on Mon, 10 Feb 2014
This was the first hockey match our year 4 girls had ever played in so they went into the game with a few nerves. After a couple of minutes of playing against BCS U8 team, the girls settled down and the forwards began to play well. We conceded an early goal to BCS, but responded straight away with a great goal by Lea. This was followed up by Marguax who took us into the lead with our second goal. At the end of the first quarter, the score was level at 2 – 2.
The girls found it difficult to keep up with the attacking play made by the BCS team and although we had several goal attempts and another 2 goals, we couldn’t seem to take the win.
Even though we only had 7 girls in total to play this game, and with no reserves available the girls played so well. I am so proud of their attitude and commitment to the game and they showed perseverance throughout the afternoon. They are a real credit to the school.
U9 Moyles Court - 4 BCS U8 – 4
U9 Moyles Court – 0 BCS U9 – 6
Player of the Match: Lea
Posted by Greg Meakin on Fri, 24 Jan 2014
After the girls’ previous hockey game against this team a few weeks ago, they and I had spoken about the purpose of taking part in competitive fixtures, and the desire to win. They set out today with a more positive and purposeful attitude to the game.
We have worked on the teams weaknesses and the players in defence showed more determination to get the ball away from the danger zone and were going towards the oppositions attackers with their sticks down. Within the first 2 minutes of the game, our defence were under pressure and our players worked well with a brilliant save from our goal keeper Lucy.
With such a positive start by our defence, the team were spurred on and quickly responded by getting the ball into the attacking half of the field. Not long after this, one of our midfield players, Nia, scored a goal, and followed this up with another goal before the end of the first half.
A quick half time team talk to encourage the midfield and attack players to spread out and we were playing again. BCS, came back at us in the second half and managed to claw back 3 goals, but a comfortable 2 goals from our other midfield player Rachel, saw us win this first game 4-3.
Straight away we were playing our second match of the afternoon, but with time constraints we were only able to play a one half game. Our girls were starting to feel tired, but continued with their positive, determined attitudes against the fresh legs of the BCS team. Unfortunately we conceded a goal early on but that did not deter the Moyles Court team. Nia spaced herself well in the attacking D to receive a perfect cross from Rachel and found the back of the net to even up the game. However, the girls just couldn’t keep up with the fresh pace of the opposition and conceded another goal to finish the game 1-2.
A really great afternoon of hockey was played and the girls should feel very proud of their performance.
Game 1 Moyles Court - 4 BCS – 3
Game 2 Moyles Court – 1 BCS – 2
Player of the Matches: Rachel GoffContinue Reading…
Posted by Greg Meakin on Tue, 19 Nov 2013
The opposition had a strong start and by half-time had scored 4 goals to Moyles Courts’ zero. However, after changing around our players positions we began to be more successful. The score in the second half was 2 - nil to Moyles Court – a good ‘fight’ back. Both teams played with determination and the shooters did very well to score goals in rings higher than they were used to. Final Score: Moyles Court 2 - Bournemouth Collegiate School – 4.
Player of the Match: MargauxContinue Reading…
Posted by Greg Meakin on Mon, 11 Nov 2013
During today’s games the girls tried hard to use what we have focussed on in lessons. Working together as a team to attack and defend together, and thinking about their formation and how it can be executed in a competitive situation. This was difficult against an academy team from BCS. Our girls worked very well in mid field, and the players supported the attack and dropped back to help defend. This was especially evident with Nia and Rachel.
Our defence needed to be encouraged to go towards the BCS attack with their sticks down to try and stop the ball. Due to our girls not feeling confident in doing this, we conceded several goals.
Our goal keepers Eleanor and Lucy, made several great saves and kept the score to a minimum. However, even with Rachel scoring a lovely goal, we were unable to make much headway in attacking in either game. The girls have come away knowing the importance of using what we have learnt during lessons, and now need to execute this during fixtures and gain more confidence in themselves.
Final Score : U 11 Moyles Court - 1 BCS – 5
U10 Moyles Court – 0 BCS – 1
Player of the Match: U11 – Nia U10 – FarahContinue Reading…
Posted by Greg Meakin on Sat, 12 Oct 2013