Before the game started we had 2 crucial late withdrawals from the starting list, which meant that we took the field with a severely depleted team.
Leehurst Swan fielded a team who were significantly bigger in size than we were and this meant that we found it difficult to compete for the ball. Lee Hurst Swan dominated possession and although Moyles Court battled valiantly, we were well beaten by opposition who were simply better than we were.
Credit should go to Joshua in goal, who made some amazing saves and Aidan and Harry who tried their best to break up play in midfield.
This was a return match between these 2 teams with our girls narrowly losing in the previous meeting.
The junior netball squad have been working with Mrs Wall on Wednesday afternoons to build on their skills and tactical play and started strong in this game. Margaux was shooting brilliantly, hardly missing a shot with Lea supporting and shooting to add to our score.
As well as our attackers working well, Farah and Tatum worked fantastically hard in defence. In the centre court Eleanor was intercepting well and Mrs Wall commented: “This game was the best I’ve seen them play.”
Huge congratulations to all the girls.
Final Score: Moyles Court – 14 Avondale – 3
Player of the Match: Lea
Laura Mulliner, Artist, came in to Moyles Court School this morning to inspire and run a ‘Portrait Painting’ workshop with our Year 11 GCSE Art students.
The students will continue with their ‘identity’ themed artwork when Laura returns to run a second workshop next week. They will also benefit from the expertise of the artist Emma Mount, who successfully exhibits internationally and will join them to work with acrylics and oils.
From the kick off Moyles Court dominated play and passed with great skill, including most of their players in their passing movements. In the first half we ran in 4 goals with 2 from Harry and 1 each from Callum and Josh, with Bukholme Towers scoring just one in reply.
However, the second half was more evenly contested and in fact both teams scored with Harry adding to Moyles Courts goal tally and Buckholme scoring 2 in response. The match was played with great spirit from both teams and the sporting conduct displayed by both teams was a credit to all the players. Moyles Court ended up winning 5 – 3.
Man of the Match: Harry
Following a warm welcome from our hosts BCS, we played 3 games against a BCS A, B and C team. In our first game against BCS A team we took an early lead through a well taken goal from Harrison. BCS got back into the game shortly afterwards, when MCS conceded an unfortunate own goal when the ball was turned into our net directly from a corner. However, persistent pressure for the remainder of the game allowed Harrison to score 2 more goals, to give us a well-deserved 3 -1 victory.
Both our second and third games were very closely fought games, with several goal scoring opportunities at both ends and some really great goalkeeping from our keeper Edward and both opposing keepers, particularly the keeper in game three. However, both games ended in 1 – 1 draws, with again Harrison scoring a goal in each game. Although everybody really played well, a special mention should go to Lewis and Adam who both had excellent games in defence, sticking to the jobs they were given and staying on task in all the games and off course Harrison who scored all our goals.
Men-of-the-Match: Harrison, Lewis and Adam
Don’t miss out on the fun and come along this Friday! We look forward to seeing you there in your ‘Whites and Brights’!
As Sopley had not played a hockey match before and as the Moyles Court team were considerably younger – the fixture was a training match. After warming up with skills and tactics the girls all began to improve. It was good to have Moyles Court partnering Sopley girls.
When the match started, Moyles Court instantly moved into attack and scored the first goal within 20 seconds leaving Sopleystill standing in their start positions! With coaching and encouragement the game progressed well with both teams improving. Sopley certainly developed and two of their players played especially well. Moyles Court showed skill, speed and versatility and won by 8 goals to 1.
Although Moyles Court won easily, both teams learnt from the session and enjoyed the afternoon.
Final Score: Moyles Court – 8 Sopley – 1
Player of the Match: Margaux
This was destined not to be one of our better performances. Just as we arrived, it started raining and it continued to rain throughout the game, this made playing good football a real challenge. Moyles Court struggled to put their passes together and hold on to possession of the ball. The defence were out of form, our forwards failed to take advantage of goal scoring opportunities that came their way and our midfield players found it difficult to string passes together. So it was no surprise that we lost by 6 – 1. However credit should go to Harrison for the goal he scored and Josh who seemed to be fighting against the incoming tide, as he ran his socks off trying to win the ball and tackle the opposition.
We played two games against a FSM A and B team. In the first game Moyles Court took an immediate lead after a well taken goal scored by Roy. We had further chances to add to our lead but ended up leading by 1-0 at the end of the first half. Early in the second half Aidan added to our lead with another well taken goal, however FSM pulled one back with a few minutes to go and in fact they could have equalised but for some good defending from George and Elliott. However Aidan deserves a special mention, as he was our main playmaker throughout this 2-1 victory.
In our second game FSM started strongly with a lot of early possession and they took a 2-0 lead by half-time. Opportunities fell our way, but we were unable to take advantage of them. Moyles Court began the second half by scoring a well created goal involving some excellent inter play between Harry and Aidan, with Ajdan slotting the ball into the corner of the net. Despite further opportunities to score, we ended up conceding another late goal and ended up losing our second game 3-1.
Man-of-the-Match: Aidan Geary
Moyles Court started well in both attack and defence. Unfortunately, Forres Sandle Manor were the stronger team right from the start. Moyles Court struggled to get the ball past the half way line in the first half but played much better in the second half being able to stop and clear the ball well.
Moyles Court defenders showed skill and determination by not letting the ball past them as much as possible. Our attacking players began to position themselves better, and also supported and worked with each other well. However, despite great teamwork and enthusiasm, we lost the game 11-0.