Our final match before the Christmas break was against a combative Leehurst Swan School. In a closely contested game Moyles Court, despite dominating the early possession went a goal down within the first 10 minutes. However, it wasn’t long before Harrison scored an excellent goal from a shot that was well outside of the penalty area. For the remainder of the first half, chances went to both teams, but the score was 1 – 1 at half-time.
Again in the second half, Moyles Court dominated much of the possession but we were unable to take any of the goal scoring chances that came our way. In fact LHS had their own chances to win the game, but all their efforts were thwarted by some excellent defending by Anthony and some great goalkeeping from Lewis in goal. In the end, a 1- 1 draw was a fair result to both teams.
Moyles Court and Talbot House girls were considerably taller and more experienced than the opposition. This was evident in the first quarter when the score was 5-0 to Moyles Court. We continued to dominate in the second quarter with our shooters playing well and our defence keeping the ball away from Sopley’s attacking circle. So it was 10-0 to Moyles Court at half time.
Going into the second half we weakened our team by changing positions and hopefully showing good sportsmanship to a much weaker side.
The final score was 14-0 to Moyles Court.
After the match tea, Sopley stayed for a coaching session with some of the Moyles Court team. The girls played in mixed teams and the aim was to gain experience.
Final Score: Moyles Court – 14 Sopley Primary – 0
Player of the Match: Amia and Isabella
Moyles Court started brightly playing some lovely football and right from the beginning creating goalscoring opportunities. However it took 10 minutes before we scored our first goal which was a scrappy goal scored with a mishit shot from just in front of the goal from Harrison’s left foot. Despite dominating play Sopley soon equalised. However the lead was soon restored with a tap in goal from Jack and then we scored 2 further goals before half-time from Harrison and Finley.
After half-time further goals were added by Harrison (2) and 1 from Abdul. This was a game that everybody contributed to the performance of, with some excellent goalkeeping from Lewis, some fine defending from, Tommy, Evan, Freddie and Rohan, some great passing in midfield from Jack, Abdul and Finley and once again the talented forward play of Harrison scoring the goals for us. A great game with the final score Moyles Court 7, Sopley 1.
Moyles Court played brilliantly in the first half, demonstrating some good awareness and team unity. Consistent pressure led to an own goal and a 1-0 lead, and a second goal soon followed thanks to some good build up play from the entire team.
Tommy showed why he is our most improved player, and he formed a back 3 with Abdul and Rohan that the opposition struggled to get past. Harrison and Jack worked well with Finley up-front, and the boys enjoyed a 3-0 lead at half time.
In the 2nd half Avondale came out positively and scored 2 quick goals of their own. Lewis made some good saves, and the entire team battled heroically to defend their lead as the held on for the win.
Man of the Match: Harrison Hughes
Match 1: Moyles Court 5 The Park 0
Match 2: Moyles Court 5 The Park 0
Match 3: Moyles Court 4 The Park 0
Moyles Court performed superbly on a wonderfully sunny afternoon in Bournemouth and ran out convincing winners in all three fixtures. Harrison led the way in the first match, scoring 4 goals and creating the fifth for the hard working Jack. Jack scored two more goals in the second fixture, whilst right back Abdul claimed his first hat-trick for the school with 3 brilliantly taken goals. In the third fixture, Moyles Court continued to dominate and goals from Rohan, Harrison, Freddie and Jack saw them finish off the afternoon in style. With three clean sheets kept during the afternoon, much credit must be given to the defensive duo of Tommy and Anthony and goalkeeper Lewis. A wonderful afternoon and a fabulous display of football from our Year 6 boys.
Man of the Match: The entire team for their hard work, determination and willingness to work for each other.
Moyles Court worked hard against a strong BCS team, but struggled to retain possession. Calob and Evan in particular worked hard in defence, and Finley was brave and industrious against larger opposition in attack. With some good defensive work and some excellent goalkeeping from Bradley, we managed to get to half time with a score of 0 – 0.
After the half time break though, Moyles Court; despite lots of possession, conceded 2 early goals. Moyles Court continued to compete well throughout the rest of the second half, pushing forward at every opportunity, desperate for a well-deserved goal to round off their encouraging play, but were unfortunately caught on the counter and punished with two quick goals against the run of play late in the game. The team played with great spirit and improved as the afternoon went on, and the score did not reflect the effort applied.
Man-of-the Match: Bradley
Moyles Court took part in an 11-a-side fixture against FSM and were in very high spirits before the game. The boys trained well before kick-off and worked on pressing the opposition high up the pitch, which they then carried out successfully in the match. Bobby was instrumental today as he helped press the opposition into making mistakes, with Alex setting the tone for the match by winning a few early tackles. Moyles Court counter-attacked really well and looked dangerous from corner kicks. Thomas scored with an excellent volley in what proved to be the most visually appealing goal of the game. Goals from Bobby and Harry saw Moyles Court School go into half-time leading 3-0.
The back five of Oliver in goal, Oscar and Joe as centre-backs with Archie on the left and Leo on the right proved to be a force to be reckoned with as they continually broke up the opposition’s attacks, preventing FSM from having any real shots on goal. Oliver’s quick distribution and Harry’s pace combined in the second half and saw Harry finish the game with a hat-trick of three finely taken goals to his name, with the third one resulting after a fine solo-run. Moyles Court were flawless to a man and kept a very hard earned clean sheet in what was a textbook definition of how to play away from home. One of the finest performances that will be seen this season, involving Moyles Court colours. Well done team!
Man of the Match: Harry
Moyles Court lost an early goal but responded well. Lewis saved a penalty after a handball in the area and Rohan again worked tirelessly and made several excellent tackles. Tommy became our most improved player making tackles of his own and intercepting attacks with good headers.
In midfield Harrison ran past the opposition with guile and flair, and for the third week in a row only the woodwork could stop him from scoring excellent goals that would have won us the match.
A late deflected free kick meant the score line favoured the opposition 3 goals to one, but on the balance of play Moyles Court deserved more from the game and on another day could easily have won.
Man of the Match: Harrison
After making the final at their last tournament, Moyles Court arrived at BCS playing with confidence and worked hard to support each other as best they could.
Unfortunately things didn’t go our way on this occasion, and we lost the first game due to a suspicious handball decision, for which the children deserve credit for handling the situation in a sporting and mature manner.
Games 2 and 3 were against excellent opposition, and despite some industrious defending from Rohan and Tommy, Moyles Court weren’t quite able to make a lasting impression on either game, but Evan made several good saves to keep the scores competitive.
In the Quarter Finals Moyles Court scored a superb team goal that involved every player on the pitch and ended with a one-two pass between Jack and Harrison before the ball was rifled into the net. Unfortunately they conceded two late goals from set-pieces and know what areas they can work on before their next match.
Man of the Tournament: Rohan
Moyles Court participated in an away football fixture against Park School. Team Moyles have happy memories of this fixture from last season as Jack scored 4 and Harrison netted 3 as the team beat Park 9-2, so they were looking to put in another impressive performance this time around. Moyles Court had the majority of the ball and looked dangerous every time they went forward. In truth, this was a fantastic all-round performance with Harrison bossing the game from midfield, Rohan marshalling the defence and Jack creating several decent chances for himself. Three quick goals before half-time saw Moyles Court go into the interval three-nil up, with 2 impressive goals from Jack, one of which was thanks to an assist by debutant Oscar. However, the score-line should have been double that as Moyles Court spurned a hatful of promising chances. Freddie played well on the right hand side and could have scored several of his own.
The second half saw Park come into the game a bit more and they scored a well-deserved goal midway through the second half to make it 3-1. However, Harrison grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and forced an own-goal from Park before finding the net himself to make the final score 5-1. Again, the score should have been closer to double figures had Moyles Court made the most of their chances. This was a fantastic and in-control performance by the boys and they were feeling slightly disappointing at the full-time whistle that they had not produced an even more impressive scoreline.
Final score: Moyles Court 5 – 1 Park School
Man of the Match: Harrison