The U11 rugby team came up against a very strong Avondale side this afternoon and despite the afternoon ending in defeat, there were plenty of positive signs from this emerging group of players. Jack led the team with his usual commitment and skill and there was always plenty of support from Tommy, Freddie and Archie in particular. Anthony was outstanding in defence in his first game for the team and Adam finished off a flowing passing move to break clear of the Avondale defence and score a well deserved try. Well played boys!
Man-of-the-Match: Anthony for his ferocious and consistent tackling in his first game for the school
Moyles Court played two games against an A and B team from the Park. Both games were really exciting with the score staying within one try of each team until almost the end of both games. Both teams passed the ball around well, always supporting the ball carrier and we scored some very good tries. It would be impossible to pick out one player as this was such a great team effort and the sportsmanship displayed was a real credit to the players from Moyles Court. The results were a loss in the first game 8 -7, but the second game we won 9-8.
The U11 rugby team got their season underway with two very closely fought matches against The Park School. In the first match, the boys created some excellent passages of play to put the visitors under pressure and a number of good tries from Jack, Harrison, Tommy and Freddie kept the scores level. However, with time running out, The Park capitalised on a couple of mistakes from the home team to sneak home 14-12.
The second match was a similar story with Moyles Court always in the game. Good tries from Tommy and Freddie early on and with Jack always causing the visiting defence some problems, it was turning into a very entertaining and competitive match. However, the game was eventually won by The Park 11-6.
It was an impressive start to the new season and one that holds plenty of promise. Well played boys!
Men-of-the-Match: Jack and Freddie
Come to Moyles Court on Saturday 25th March 2017 (from 10am to 2pm) where we will be hosting the Crocus Craft and Gift Fair. A wide variety of stalls will be showcasing a range of local talents, selling a range of wonderful goods. Do drop in with your friends and family, treat yourself to some delicious homemade cake or a BBQ delight, whilst browsing the goods on offer.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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.