Year 5/6 Football (Girls’ Team)
On Monday 30th January, the girls took part in a football tournament at Bucklers Mead Academy. At this tournament we had six experienced year 6’s who have played in many tournaments before and we also had three year 5’s who were competing in their first tournament for the school.
We had a brilliant start to the tournament winning our first game 2-0 with goals coming from Ruby in Malta class and Evie in Mozambique class. In our second game we continued our winning ways against Martock who despite having a very good individual, couldn’t stop Ruby’s brilliant solo run and goal which eventually went on to earn us the 2-0 win. Game number three saw us suffer our first defeat against St Michael’s after they scored a deflected free kick and game number four saw us get our first draw of the tournament against Countess Gytha finishing 0-0. Our last game saw us take on East Coker and after not winning our last two games the girls were more motivated than ever. We went on to win the game 2-0 in what was our best performance of the tournament.
A massive well done to goal keeper Connie in Namibia class and defenders Jessie in Mozambique class and Keeley in Botswana class who only conceded one goal in six games. Also to our midfield group of Layla in Mozambique class, Scarlett in Vanuatu class, Amelia in New Zealand class and Chloe in Botswana class. And lastly our attackers Evie in Mozambique class who scored two goals and Ruby in Malta class who scored four goals.
Year 5/6 Football (A Team)
On Friday 27th January, the Y5/6 A Team took part in the U11 Kids Cup at Yeovil Town football club. This was an all-day event with the boys first game being played at 10am against Milborne Port.
From the first whistle the boys set a great pace and tempo winning 4-0 in their first game with Luis in Namibia class scoring a hat trick. Game number two we came up against a well-organized Maiden Beach side who kept us out for the majority of the game. When we eventually managed to get our first goal from Eryk in Botswana Class, gaps opened up with Maiden Beach trying to find an equalizer meaning we were able to add a second and third goal to finish the game 3-0 winners. After two wins from two, we moved onto our third game which was our most physical match up of the tournament against East Coker. Despite the battle both sides put on, we did manage to create some great chances through playing some lovely football. One of these chances was arguably our best team goal of the tournament with Lincoln from Mozambique class making a brilliant last-ditch tackle to then feed the ball through to Eryk who went on a brilliant run to set up Luis for the goal that eventually turned out to be the winner in a 2-1 win.
We now entered the second part of the group stage and we sat comfortably at the top of the group with the same 3 teams to play again. These results finished Milford 3-1 Milborne Port, Milford 1-0 Maiden Beach and Milford 0-0 East Coker. This meant we qualified for the quarter finals with 16 out of a possible 18 points and a goal difference of +11.
After lunch, we moved onto the knockout stage where we came up against South Petherton. The boys started the game a bit slow with South Petherton having the better chances but when we found our rhythm, Luis who had been in great goal scoring form today found the back of the net to give us the 1-0 lead. After the first goal, the boys gained a lot of confidence and went on to finish the game 4-0 winners. This victory put us through to the semifinal to play Manor Court. Throughout the game the Milford boys dominated possession and chances however they couldn’t find the back of the net due to some brilliant defensive play from Manor Court. With the game finishing 0-0 we went to penalties. Manor Court converted three out of three and we were only able to convert 2 out of three meaning Manor Court progressed to the final and went onto win that game on penalties as well.
A massive well done has to go to the boys for not only getting to the semifinals but their individual performances throughout. The goal keeper Oliver from Malta class and the defenders Lincoln from Mozambique class, Gorge from Vanuatu class and Kyle from Botswana class only conceded two goals in eight matches. The box to box midfield shifts from Ethan in Mozambique class and Riley from Vanuatu class, the all-round game of Eryk from Botswana class going on loads of runs to assist Luis on multiple occasions, and lastly Luis from Namibia class who finished the tournament with the golden boot scoring 14 goals in 10 matches.
23.01.23: Year 6 Football (B Team)
On Monday 23rd January the boy’s year 6 B Team had a football tournament at Bucklers Mead Academy. This was their first tournament together as a team and for five of the seven boys it was their first taste of competitive football having not played for a team outside of school.
Our first two fixtures started really well, winning 1-0 against Oaklands and holding out for a 0-0 draw against a strong Birchfield side. Credit to all the boys for our defensive display in the first two games and also Riley in Vanuatu class who scored a well worked goal bending the ball from the right-hand side into the far corner. Game number three saw us see defeat for the first time against Holy Trinity who narrowly won 1-0 in a back and forth game.
Game number 4 saw us get back to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 win over South Petherton. Goals coming from Kwaku in Mozambique class and Harvey in Malta class. Game number 5 was arguably the most entertaining game of the tournament despite a 0-0 score line with Countess Gytha. The game was end to end with big tackles and great chances for both teams. Game six and seven unfortunately saw us end the tournament with two losses. A 1-0 defeat to Preston who scored a brilliant free kick and 2-1 to East Coker who scored a brilliant winning goal from far out to lob the keeper.
Despite ending the tournament, a bit down hearted the boys were really happy and proud with their performance overall and loved the opportunity to represent the school in a sporting fixture.
16.01.23: Year 5/6 Football (A Team)
On Monday 16th January, the boys A Team had a football tournament at Bucklers Mead Academy in preparation for their big upcoming tournament at Yeovil Town Football Club on Friday 27th January. With two boys unavailable, we were down to only 7 players meaning all the boys would play every minute of every match.
Despite a dominant display and an early shot from Luis in Namibia class that hit the post, our first game finished in a 0-0 draw against Martock. Game number two against East Coker was the opposite. East Coker put us on the back foot early on and applied a lot of pressure throughout the game but great defensive displays from George in Vanuatu class, Erik in Nambia class and the goal keeper Oliver in Malta class meant we were able to hold out for a 0-0 draw.
In our next three games we found our scoring form with goals coming from Luis in Namibia class and Lincoln in Mozambique class on more than one occasion. As well as giving these boys credit for scoring the goals, a big well done has to be given to our two other midfielders Ethan in Mozambique class and Kyle in Botswana class for their great work rate and build up play in every game.
The boys are looking forward to their big tournament on Friday 27th January with the full squad available.
12.01.23: Year 5/6 Girls Futsal
On Thursday 12th January five members of the girl’s football team took part in a futsal tournament at Westfield Academy. In total the team played 5 matches, three in the sports hall and two in the sports dome.
Our first game was against Oaklands which finished in a 1-1 draw with Ruby from Malta class scoring the goal. Game number two was against South Petherton which saw us earn our first victory with a 2-1 win. Goals coming from Ruby in Malta class and Amelia in New Zealand class.
Games three, four and five all finished in 0-0 draws which is where we have to give credit to our defenders Layla in Mozambique class and Keeley in Botswana class for keeping the oppositions attackers out. Lastly, a big well done needs to go to Jessie in Mozambique class who volunteered to go in goal with our first-choice goal keeper unavailable. Jessie also played a big part in keeping three clean sheets in our last three games.