The game started well for Moyles Court with Henry catching the ball straight from the kick-off, to then run the length of the pitch for a try. Leehurst Swan however came immediately back into the game and in fact ran in 3 tries of their own in response with Moyles Court missing some important tackles. The half time score ended 15–5 in favour of LHS.
With some re-organisation at half time, Moyles Court picked their game up and Harry scored another excellent try running the entire length of the pitch himself. LHS added another try of their own, with a well worked forwards try. Henry then pulled another try back and this left us 7 points adrift with just minutes to go. Just before the final whistle, Harry collected the ball from the base of a ruck and ran in a try from the halfway line which was converted to make the final score 27-27.
The match began slowly with Moyles Court scoring first then holding 2 all. BCS then scored several goals in succession to have a 9-3 lead at half-time.
Going into the 2nd half Moyles Court began to play with more control and determination and managed 1 all in this quarter. This effort continued to the end with only a few goals being scored but it was not enough to catch the commanding lead BCS had built up in the first half.
Moyles Court certainly showed improvements from the previous week but more experience will help and also learning from any mistakes made.
Final Score: Moyles Court – 5 BCS – 13
Player of the Match: – Rachel
The girls started strong – passing was accurate and they were soon 2-0 up in the first quarter thanks to Farah. Although the game became a bit scrappy in the second quarter, Farah kept a cool head and scored another goal to take us 3-1 up by half time.
Some positions changed around at half time and Farah scored again and her new shooting partner Lola added a further 2 goals. In the final quarter, Elle kept the goals coming and with Tatum intercepting almost every pass by The Park School, Moyles Court ended the game 9-2 winners.
Moyles Court – 9 The Park School – 2
Player-of-the-Match – Farah
Moyles Court dominated the early stages of this game, with many fine passing moves and it was no surprise when Jake scored an excellent individual goal to give us the lead. We added to our lead when Jacob followed up on a clearance to slot home from the edge of the penalty area. Half way through the second we were holding on comfortably to our 2-0 lead.
However, BCS pulled one back against the run of play with 10 minutes to go and this gave them more confidence and we lost our discipline. We then conceded another goal from a set piece situation and in the last moments of the game conceded a third goal in a goal mouth scramble that gave BCS a 3-2 victory. We had somehow turned a winning position into a loss.
Men-of-the-Match: Sam and Miguel
FSM started strongly and had 3 very strong players who dominated much of their possession and we struggled to get any quality ball. It took Moyles Court a while to gel together and during this period FSM took a 17 point lead.
However, as we began to gain more possession, Josh made a fine individual run that lead to a penalty try being awarded as a result of a high tackle, just before he crossed the try line. Also Toby had a fine run down the wing before passing to Elliott who crossed the line for another try for us. FSM though, followed up with another 2 tries of their own before half-time.
The second half was more equally contested with both teams scoring 2 tries. The final score ended up 31-22 in favour of FSM.
Both teams were fairly evenly matched. At the end of half time, Moyles Court were winning by 1 goal and the score was 6-5. Both teams were making errors, for example poor footwork and passing to the opposition. So going into the last quarter, the score was 8-8 but unfortunately during the last 5 minutes of play, BCS were able to score more goals than us and made fewer mistakes.
Final Score: Moyles Court: 9 BCS: 12
Players of the match: Rachel, Jade and Sandra.
This match report was written by Karli, Isabel and Velda.
This was an excellent game, played with excellent sportsmanship and some really good play at times by both teams. Unfortunately we lost our joint Captain Josh to injury in the first couple of minutes of the game and although possession was shared equally in the first quarter, FSM took a 12 point lead. Moyles Court came back with Henry finishing a fine running move with a try in the corner. Unfortunately we conceded another try just before half time but before the half time whistle went, Hayden scored a try to make the score 17-10 at the turn around.
Again the second half was equally contested. Alfie, Edward, Hayden and Joe made many excellent tackles and Edward and Henry in particular, broke through the FSM defensive line on many occasions. In the second half FSM added 2 more tries and Henry Howe added 2 more tries for Moyles Court that left the final score 31 -24 in FSM’s favour.
During the Moyles Court Christmas holiday break, 16 students and three teachers set off to travel to Berlin to enhance the ‘Cold War’ topic they are studying for IGCSE History.
Over the three day trip the students toured Berlin and experienced the history of Berlin. They visited the Bundestag, the Soviet War Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate and the very moving Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. They also went to Checkpoint Charlie Museum which records some of the intriguing personal stories of those who tried to escape from East to West Berlin during the Communist era.
Further visits to the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre and a preserved section of the Berlin wall gave the students a fascinating overview of the formidable border systems and methods used to prevent Berliners from crossing from East to West. This was followed by a tour of civil defence shelters and a nuclear bunker deep underground in the heart of the city. We then paid a very memorable and harrowing visit to the Stasi Prison. Here they saw the padded cells used for solitary confinement and torture, and learnt about the methods and purpose of interrogation.
Mrs Butterfield, Head of History comments: “It was a memorable and emotional visit for us all and it was a great relief to return to the present day and realise that for the majority of Berliners, the systematic use of terror is a thing of the past.”
Richard Milner-Smith, Headmaster adds: “This was a wonderful opportunity for our pupils and being able to visit such a fabulous city and experience the very places they have been studying has helped to reinforce their learning considerably. Not only that but being able to understand and empathise what happened in that city during this period has helped them grow enormously as individuals.”
Students past and present from Moyles Court School, Ringwood held a football match on Thursday 4th December to mark the centenary of the games that took place during the World War 1 Christmas Truce – in a project backed by Prince William.
The match is part of the Football Remembers project from the British Council, The FA, the Football League and the Premier League – which will see every level of football mark the anniversary in a week of commemoration between 6 – 14 December.
The students were divided into two teams – the British and the Germans. They exchanged gifts of chocolate bars, played a football match and finished with a rendition of ‘Silent Night’ in German and English.
Richard Milner-Smith, Headmaster said: ”The whole school, led by our fabulous History Club, have been reflecting on this amazing event that took place 100 years ago. It is a powerful story of hope and peace and an important one for our children to understand. Events such as this help to humanise the horrific stories from the First World War and ensure that those who made the ultimate sacrifice are not forgotten.”
We played 2 games against an A and B team. In the first game, Moyles Court started strongly with quick tries from Josh Divall, with another shortly after from Luis Sparkes. Both teams had opportunities to score but in the end Moyles Court made the most of their possession and ended up winning by 40 – 10 with Josh scoring 3 further tries, Max 1 and Luis scoring 3.
The second game was a more evenly contested match with Ballard playing some good rugby and linking well. Moyles Court also passed well between Aidan, Josh, Harry and Luis in particular with this game going right to the final whistle with Moyles Court equalising in the last minute of the game, making the final score 20 -20.
Men-of-the-Match: Josh (Game 1)and Luis (Game 2)