Moyles Court started off very brightly and quickly raced into the lead thanks to some superb solo play from Harrison. Avondale were stunned and quickly conceded another after some excellent interplay between Bobby and Jack. Moyles Court should have added a third and possibly another goal soon after that, but were sloppy in finishing their chances. They were made to pay for their lack of composure in front of goal and gave away a penalty after Alex brought down their attacker as he was through on goal. The penalty was converted and Moyles Court then conceded a second towards the end of the half, bringing the score to 2-2.
Moyles Court again started the next half brightly and scored after the impeccable Harrison tested their keeper from long range. He had hit the bar in the first half after his effort had appeared to be goal-bound, partly thanks to a beautiful save from the opposition keeper. Moyles Court were creating all of the chances and had the majority of the best play, with Avondale looking quick on the counter. Their tactics worked as they scored to bring the match level to 3-3. Moyles Court can count themselves desperately unlucky in what was a pulsating end-to-end and very competitive fixture that should have ended in a victory. The opposition dug in deep and rightfully deserved something from the game. Final score: 3-3.
Man of the Match: Harrison Hughes
Moyles Court worked hard against BCS’s A-Team, but struggled to retain possession. They kept fighting to the very end but lost by seven goals at the conclusion of the second half. Finley and Tommy worked hard in defence, and Oliver was brave and industrious against larger opposition.
After a break, Moyles Court took on BSC’s B-Team and enjoyed lots of possession, keeping the ball in the BSC half for long periods of play. Evan played well and Moyles Court twice hit the post, also seeing the ball roll agonisingly across the goal line minutes later.
Moyles Court pushed forward, desperate for a well-deserved goal to round off their domination, but were caught on the counter and punished with two quick goals against the run of play. The boys played with great spirit and improved as the afternoon went on, and were extremely unfortunate not to win their second game.
Man-of-the-Match: Evan Goulding
The Moyles Court team was a mixture of ages due to a hockey match being played at the same time. Moyles Court made a good start and by half-time the score was 4-1 to us.
After changing a few players around, the 3rd quarter was a really strong one for Moyles Court. We were beginning to learn by our mistakes in order to improve as well as scoring more goals, hence the score now was 12-2.
Consolidating the play in the last quarter allowed us to win by 12 goals to 2. A pleasing result!
Final Score: Moyles Court – 12 Avondale – 2
Player of the Match: Farah
Moyles Court History Club arranged a memorable ‘Remembrance Day Bake-Off’ as a Poppy Appeal fund raising activity. The students designed and created sold the most amazing and delicious homemade shortbread and cakes. A cheque for over £130 will be sent off to the Royal British Legion.
The results of the Bake-Off were announced at their school assembly this week and the overall winner of the ‘Remembrance Bake-Off Award’ went to Lucy Brimble and Rachel Goff in Year 9 for their design and authentic and traditional Red Cross Trench cake.
Headmaster, Richard Milner-Smith adds: “Our weekly History Club continues to provide an excellent forum for the exchange and discussion of ideas for our pupils and I am immensely proud of the pupils’ efforts and money raised for the Poppy Appeal.”
Moyles Court started the game with a fantastic attitude and this team spirit allowed them to close the opposition down and deny them space and time on the ball. The players supported each other brilliantly when in possession and some great counter attacking football saw them take an early 1-0 lead.
Just after half time, against the run of play Yarrells equalised, and despite unrelenting pressure Moyles Court seemed unable to grab a second goal. Jimmy worked tirelessly in midfield, and the defence was well organised by Captain Leo. Hayden and Bobby worked hard to get the ball into dangerous positions, and finally their persistence was rewarded as Moyles Court grabbed two late goals they thoroughly deserved to win the match 3-1. A few outstanding saves in injury time from keeper Alfie saw them hold onto this lead.
Man of the Match: Jimmy
Leehurst Swan got off to a good start and scored the first 3 goals while Moyles Court took longer to begin to score!
After half time and with encouragement, Moyles Court showed much more ‘fight’ and determination to win the ball. This, along with stronger defence and improved shooting, allowed the score to improve in our favour to 2 all in the second half.
A good result in the end (improving each ¼) after a shaky start!
Final Score: Moyles Court – 4 Leehurst Swan- 6
Player of the Match: Amia Cook
Moyles Court played well throughout the tournament and always played in the spirit of the game. We lost 3 games and won 1, but this was not a true representation of how we played, as we were competitive in every game. All the squad played well and there was some good passing and attacking moves. Joshua was brilliant in goal; Tyler was solid in defence and Jake lead the team up front. All our players deserve credit for their sportsmanship.
Man-of-the-Match: Jake Penrose
The Junior School children and parents were treated to the annual European Language Day performances held by children from Reception all the way to Year 6. Year 7 were also involved as they introduced each act. The children performed wonderfully and were a joy to watch. We thank them for all of their hard work in the build-up to their performances.
The show was an enormous success and is proving to be a very important Moyles Court tradition. A huge thank you to all who were involved and who stayed to watch. The Languages Department are already hard at work looking at ways to improve this even more for next year!
Moyles Court were in good spirits following their previous narrow loss against Hampshire Collegiate School, which ended in a 3-2 defeat. However, it was Park who scored the first goal in the game to break the deadlock. Moyles Court responded through a high quality passage of play from Harrison, man of the match in the last outing and Jack. The two combined for Jack to slot in his first ever goal for Moyles Court. He soon followed it up with a second before Harrison slotted home to make it 3-1.
Moyles Court were well on top in this match and provided some of the football that has ever been seen at the school. Notably, the positioning of the players, passing and first touches of the MCS players were of a good standard. Jack and Harrison both completed their hat-tricks, with Jack netting another to bring his tally to four. Bryan and Alex also found the net to bring the final score to 9-2 in favour of Moyles Court School. Rohan and Alex were also notable performers who ensured that Moyles Court nullified the Park attack and were able to start moves off on their own.
Final Score: Moyles Court School 9 – 2 Park School
Man-of-the-Match: Jack, with four goals to his tally and a performance that he will never forget! An honourable mention must go to Harrison Hughes for also scoring a hat-trick.
This was a very encouraging team performance and all the players made a significant contribution to an excellent victory. Max scored an excellent goal with a long range effort, Harry added another after a well worked passing movement, Pedro added another two individual goals and Roy top scored with a hat-rick of well taken goals.
Any chances created by FSM were well defended and we competed well for possession in midfield. The final score was 7 – 0 in favour of Moyles Court.