Calendar Addition:

Wednesday 23 November at 2.30pm – U11A,B,C & D Rugby v King Henry VIII School (A)

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Netball Explorers v Moseley Primary School
Monday 7 November
Moseley 19 – 0 Blue Coat
Most Valued Player: Amulya Maganty

Our Year 5 Explorers were up against an experienced (and in some cases, rather tall A team) comprising of five Year 6 players, but despite the result, the Blue Coat girls did themselves proud. It was a very competitive match, with both sides using good signalling and quick recovery and passing of the ball. Amulya Maganty, as goal keeper, did an excellent job in defence, continually going for the ball on rebounds and deflecting passes. On centre passes the girls were efficient in getting the ball to the “”D”” but were confounded by the defence every time.

More work is needed on using different throws to avoid tall payers! Team work was good and the girls were certainly hungry for the ball with quite a few toss ups resulting. Their improved footwork (no stoppages), zone work and quick reactions are a very positive result to their work over the last term.

MRS BARROWCLIFT

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U10A Rugby v King Henry VIII School (A)
Monday 7 November
Blue Coat 20 – 30 King Henry VIII
Most Valued Player: Alex Bryans – strong attacking running, great defence.

This was a very competitive match. Blue Coat started strong, running hard and looking to get the ball wide. The boys tried hard to keep the ball alive, looking for the offload in contact. Strong defence by both teams kept the scores down. At half time the scores were tied at 15 all.
In the second half Blue Coat improved their rucking but tried to do too much on their own. A close game in which we were unlucky not to win or draw.
To win we must continue to play as a team, offloading and getting the ball wide.

MISS CREWS

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U9 A Hockey v RGS The Grange (A)
Tuesday 8 November
Blue Coat 1 – 1 RGS The Grange
Most Valued Player: Joanne Bobin

Storm led by example from the start leading her team in a warm up after the long journey to Worcester. It took a while for us to find our form and we defended well in the first half but found we were losing the ball in attack too easily. We went down 1-0 at just before half time.

From the moment we had the ball to start the second half, we dominated and kept possession of the ball. Kate made some fantastic tackles in the goal mouth whilst Natasha showed her growing confidence, swiftly moving the ball from defence to attack. Storm and Joanne were now dribbling the ball with their heads up and looking for the pass. Bea completely took RGS’ best player out of the game and showed them who was the boss of the pitch. Elspeth and Lexie continued to work hard upfront and were working better to get in front of RGS defence and receive the ball. With increasing confidence, Elspeth eventually scored but we had many shots saved, just go wide and one hit the post. I am really enjoying working with the girls and seeing them grow weekly in skills, confidence and match play.

Scorer: Elspeth Martin

MRS BENNETT

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U9B Hockey v RGS The Grange (A)
Tuesday 8 November
Blue Coat 1 – 2 RGS The Grange
Most Valued Player: Ojal Rao for his strong and determined tackling.

A very competitive fixture. The girls worked really hard and are learning to spread out and pass the ball out wide. Maya Hart scored a great goal after a hard pass into the D from Matilda.

Scorer: Maya Hart

MISS CREWS

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U9A Rugby v King Henry VIII School (H)
Tuesday 8 November
Blue Coat 65 – 40 King Henry VIII School
Most Valued Players: Ayooluwa Ogunlola and Ashley Jindu for direct running and offering support to the ball carrier.

The Blue Coat team began well, closing the opposition down, forcing mistakes, converting turn over ball, with tries and running hard at the opposition. King Henry became an increasing threat, with their offloading and passing out wide away from the contact area. However, Blue Coat maintained the advantage and ran out comfortable winners.

Scorers: Ayooluwa Ogunlola (6) Ashley Jindu (4) William Brett (2) Luke Dolan (1)

MR DAVIES

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U8B Soccer v West House (H)
Thursday 10 November
Result: Blue Coat 0 – 0 West House
Most Valued Player: The defensive unit of Richard Mahlberg-Schilling, Vinay Ratti and John Meering played superbly well to ensure a clean sheet.

This was a very entertaining game with both teams giving 100%. West House arguably dominated possession and territory but Blue Coat put in a resolute defensive display to restrict West House to minimal clear cut goal scoring chances. Blue Coat created two very good goal scoring chances to snatch a win but this would have been harsh on the opposition and a draw was probably a fair result.

MR DAVIES