With the end of the season in sight, Moyles Court produced their best afternoon of football all term with two brilliant performances against Leehurst Swan. In the opening game against their A team, who they narrowly lost to earlier in the season, Moyles started very strongly and very impressively. The three man defence of Tommy, Ben and Josh were dominant and allowed the midfield to put pressure on the visitors from the start. Jack and Charlie linked well with Fin and between them they kept the visitors’ defence very busy. Moyles looked like they had opened the scoring, but Sam’s curling left foot shot beat the keeper but came back off the bar to keep the scores level at half time. The second half was a similar story with chances coming and going for both teams. Fin worked hard to get himself a shot on goal, but was unfortunate to see it drift wide and a scintillating game somehow ended 0-0. “I don’t want this game to end” said one of the visiting players. It was that sort of game.
Against LHS B team, Moyles were dominant from the start, with Charlie, in particular, causing huge problems for the visitors defence. Freddie was having a superb game in defence and launched a number of promising attacks with some impressive passing from deep. However, it remained 0-0 at half time, but the pressure finally told midway through the second half. Sam picked the ball up on the right of the pitch and his cross/shot was deflected brilliantly into the back of the net by Fin’s head. Not long after, Moyles Court secured the victory with a booming strike from Sam that hit the underside of the crossbar and went in to make it 2-0. A thoroughly entertaining afternoon and two thoroughly impressive performances.
Charlie for his persistence, skill and determination throughout the afternoon and Jack for his solid performance in the first game. Well played boys.
Moyles Court History Club led the Remembrance Day Assembly last Friday followed by a cake sale at break time to raise money for Help for Heroes. We raised £46.55 which we were able to present to one of their Regional Co-ordinators when she visited the school on Tuesday lunchtime. Jen gave an inspirational talk to History Club about the work of the charity and her involvement with it. Lea, who had the idea, can be seen presenting the money on behalf of History Club.
In a highly entertaining afternoon, Moyles Court U11 played two fixtures against two very competitive teams from BCS. In the first fixture Moyles competed superbly, with another stunning performance from Ben and Tommy in defence. Lincoln provided some sublime skill and pin-point passing and despite losing this opening game, Moyles created a number of very good chances, particularly in the second half.
In the second fixture Moyles Court pushed their hosts all the way. Sam came close to opening the scoring with a booming free kick, Charlie saw his good effort saved by the keeper and Lincoln came agonisingly close to finishing off a great Moyles passing move. It was another great performance from this smashing group of boys.
Men-of-the-Match: Lincoln for his super skills and effort in the first game and Sam for his drive and commitment in the second. Well played boys.
What a Fantastic result!
The Moyles Court Under 9s produced a brilliant display football today. After a productive training session focused on passing the ball and finding space, our boys put into practise everything that they had trained on.
Lovely flowing moves, produced two early, well taken goals by Caleb and Monty. James and Ellis were terrific as a defensive partnership and limited the Ballard team to very few chances through out the game.
Bradley was strong combative and terrier like in midfield and didn’t give the opposition any time to settle on the ball.
Having won possession deep in our own half Bradley then turned defensive duties into attack. Spreading the ball out to Harry on the wing, he continued his run into the box, converting the cross into a third for Moyles Court. 3-1 Half Time.
Following the break, Ballard started well, with Moyles Court losing their shape and quickly reduced the deficit to 3-2. Having regained their composure our Under 9s settled back into moving the ball and re-established their authority with further goals from Bradley and another well taken fifth from Caleb.
Final Score 5-2
Man of the Match: Bradley Divall
Moyles Court started off extremely brightly and were very quick to gain and maintain control of the ball in midfield. Louis put in an outstanding performance, which was easily his best of the season. The team were very quick to make tackles and countered Ballard with lightning fast pace in numerous areas of the pitch. Amia opened the scoring with an excellent finish into the bottom corner of the goal. Moyles Court built on this early lead and were able to capitalise on this by scoring a further 4 goals before the stroke of half-time, to lead 5-0 into the break. Harrison Hughes provided two goals, including one from an excellently taken penalty which almost took the net off. Joaquin and Rohan contributed to the score line, with the latter finishing superbly with a thunderbolt into the top corner of the net.
Moyles Court were understandably jubilant during the half-time team talk, but understood that they had to see out the game professionally. They continued the second half in the same way as the first and quickly gained possession of the ball. Amia rounded off an awesome display with two second half goals to complete her hat-trick – an outstanding achievement and well deserved. Joaquin picked up his second of the game with a finely taken goal after some superb play by Harrison in midfield. Harrison himself had his would-be third goal unluckily disallowed following a corner kick, as a foul was called in the box – much to Harrison’s annoyance as it denied him a much-deserved hat-trick. Monty, Brendan, Joe and Leo were rock solid at the back, aided by another calm and assured display by our goalkeeper, Tom. Monty in particular showed excellent pace and determination to snuff out any opportunities for a Ballad counter attack. Overall, this will go down as one of the greatest ever Moyles Court performances and every single player today fought well for their team and for their school.
Final score: Ballard 0 – 8 Moyles Court (Amia 3, Harrison 2, Joaquin 2, Rohan 1)
Man of the Match:
Hard to choose just one after such a thrilling team performance…but it surely has to go to
Amia for her brilliant hat-trick today. Louis and Harrison were instrumental in midfield and
covered every single blade of grass on the field, inspiring their team mates in the process.
All three deserve plaudits. Well done, Moyles Court!
Moyles Court pupils are supporting ‘Re-start a Heart’ Day. Nurse Lucy is training all Senior School pupils with this vital lifesaving skill in support of this national initiative by the British Heart Foundation. We are very grateful for her expertise and patience and hope that we can make a difference.
Fresh from their two previous victories, Moyles Court went into this fixture full of confidence and made a very promising start in front of a big home crowd. However, they paid the price for giving the skilful opposition time and space and very quickly found themselves two goals down. They impressively fought back, with Charlie and Fin linking well to create a good chance and the hosts finally started to put the visitors under pressure. Tommy and Ben were working extremely hard to contain the attacking threat of FSM but, unfortunately, Moyles conceded two more goals before the end of a frantic first half.
With some slight re-shuffling at half time, Moyles started the second half superbly and immediately started to create a number of good chances. Sam hit a post and minutes later, following a fine flowing move, Charlie came even closer to scoring and getting the hosts back in the game. The pressure was relentless, but somehow the ball just would not go in the net. Sam had another long distance shot hit the bar and Fin forced another great save from the visitor’s keeper. It was clearly not going to be their day, but their second half performance was superb, leaving their manager extremely proud of their effort and resilience. The final word went to one of the visiting supporters, who praised the quality and commitment from both teams. “That was better than watching England”, he said and I’d think all there would agree. Well played boys.
Ben and Tommy for some outstanding defending and their phenomenal effort for the team.
After only 2 weeks of hockey training two Under 9 teams went to play against Park School – many girls in their first ever Hockey match.
Initially both Moyles Court teams needed to be strong in defence, as the ball was in the opposition’s attacking end much of the time. Fortunately, Moyles Court girls A Team defended tirelessly and only conceded 2 goals despite many more than this being attempted by Park! The younger ‘B’ Team struggled a little from inexperience of positioning but again, due to strong defence, only lost by 0 – 4.
The ‘A’ Team, however, were constantly learning and improving, especially in their positioning. The score for this team in their 3 part match was – 0-2, 0-0, 1-0. In effect, they lost the first, held the second to a draw and won the third by a goal in the dying minutes!
Although Moyles Court lacked experience and the knowledge this brings, they certainly did not lack determination and the will to fight until the very end!
A Team – Moyles Court – 1 Park School – 2
B Team MC – 0 Park School – 4
Players of the Match: Mia and Leila for the A Team and Evie for the B Team
The non-selective, 3 -16, day and boarding independent school near Ringwood is celebrating another year of wonderful academic achievement. The 2017 GCSE results continue to show the significant improvements being made at the school in recent years with a stunning set of GCSE results. 100% of pupils gained 5 or more GCSE’s at A*-C, including Maths and English, with nine subjects achieving 50% or more of their grades at A and A*. On average each pupil achieved over a grade more than they would normally be expected to achieved
Headmaster, Richard Milner-Smith is delighted with the improvements that continue to be made.
“For a non-selective school such as ourselves, these are fantastic results. I am thrilled for our Year 11 students who have worked so very hard to achieve these wonderful results. They have been brilliantly supported by all the staff at our school, who also deserve enormous credit. One of my key targets as the new Head was to raise the academic profile of our school and I am delighted to see such great progress being made in this area. Young people are put under a huge amount of pressure in today’s world, but we know that by creating a happy, caring environment they will perform well and, importantly, will enjoy doing so.”
“Our small class sizes, a dedicated staff, and not to mention our glorious location, all help to create a fantastic learning environment for our pupils. It has been a wonderful year for the school and we look forward to building on this success over the next few years,” said Richard Milner-Smith. “This summer has seen a new Science Laboratory and significant investment in the IT facilities of the school with our IT suite completely refurbished and the purchase of laptops for the use in our classrooms. It is a hugely exciting time at Moyles Court!”
Please click here for a full summary of our GCSE results 2017 Results