King's St Alban's

17 February

Solid performances on the pitch.

U11 In2Hockey Worcestershire County Tournament 

We couldn’t be prouder of this team of girls. They travelled to RGS The Grange on Wednesday to play in the County Hockey Tournament; the girls have not had the opportunity to play hockey this term, but they were all very excited to be participating.

Our first game was against RGS, who we knew were going to be tough opponents. We decided to play a slightly more defensive formation to start with, but found that the game went from end to end. Both teams had shots on goal and the 0-0 draw was a fair result. We then played Bromsgrove and the girls were amazing, showing real tenacity all over the pitch. After some good build up play, Lucia put us ahead with a great goal. It was unfortunate that we lost Alice, who had been very solid in defence, after a high ball struck her on the arm. We worked hard to keep the lead but Bromsgrove came back hard in the second half and managed to score an equaliser. Our final game against Malvern St James saw our girls, although exhausted, take a convincing win with Lilly- Mae scoring one goal and Lucia two more. Everybody in the team deserves a mention: Evie for her excellent saves in goal, Mia and Ivy for their solid defence, Lilly-Mae for her tackling and distribution of the ball, Olivia and Lucia for their attacking play and Mea for her amazing work rate and coverage of the pitch.

Well done, girls!

 

U11 A Football v Winterfold

The boys battled hard in their fixture against Winterfold this week, with blustery conditions acting like an extra player for the opposition. Displaying tight defending and penetrating counter attacks, the team played well but lacked clinical finishing, having had several chances that were not taken. Guy pulled off some great saves and had a storming performance in defence with the half time switch with Jack. Sam, who also had an excellent game, took his opportunity to play both solidly at the back and also as an attacking midfielder, supporting Tommy, who controlled the middle of the pitch. Lex worked well on the wing, utilising his skill and pace, and Patrick held the ball up well and chased down every ball played through to him.

 

U10/11 B Football v Winterfold

This team was made up of a mix of U10s and U11s and they instantly clicked when playing together. They moved the ball well and their passing was strong and direct. Alex impressed us with his quick, well-controlled dribbling, which made it easy for him to go past opposition players. Harry did well in goal and is demonstrating speed off his line to close down the attacker’s angle to shoot. There are a number of positives to take from the game and we also discussed a  number of things, as a team, to work on for the next half term.

 

U10 A Football v Winterfold

The U10A set up as a team for the first time this year, due to playing Colts U10 and U11 mixed teams since the start of the football term. Winterfold is always a tough place to play because of the winds coming across the open fields. Storm Dudley didn’t help the wind situation and made it ten times worse: the one target for the team was to keep the ball on the floor and move it as quickly as possible. Harry, William and Barnaby started in defence, where they looked extremely solid and made it very difficult for their opponents to break them down and get a shot off at Jack B. Eddie, Peter and Conor played through the midfield and did well at keeping the ball when in possession and also winning the ball back when out of possession. Ralphie played very well on Wednesday and was unlucky only to score the one goal. He linked up superbly well with Peter and if it wasn’t for the Winterfold goalkeeper making some amazing saves, Ralphie would have got himself a hattrick! It was a brilliant way to finish the half term for the U10s.

 

U10 Netball v Winterfold

It was a very windy Wednesday at Winterfold for the Under 10 netball teams. The A team had a closely fought match and were drawing 1-1 at half-time. However, some excellent interceptions, determined attacking and more accurate shooting by King’s in the second half resulted in a well-deserved 5-1 win. The B team had a tougher game and were unlucky to be struck down by more injuries in the first half. However, both teams showed superb sportsmanship and a wonderful but windy afternoon was had by all.

 

U8 & 9 Netball v Winterfold

On Tuesday, Winterfold brought all their Year 3 and 4 girls over for a great afternoon of netball. The weather was a little inclement, so we decided to play all the fixtures in the sports hall. With 12 teams in total, it was a little manic but fabulous to see how the girls worked hard in their games and supported from the side line.  Each team played three matches, so we had a total of 18 matches through the afternoon. It was great to see the Year 3 girls shooting for the first time and how well they did!