U11A Football Tournament (h)
Date: Monday 14 November
Result: 3rd Place
Most Valued Player: Oliver Poole

The U11 football team did fantastically well in the Aston Villa tournament at school on Monday. Considering the team had had very little practice, it was a testament to the work rate and collective togetherness that we managed to go through all of the group games and the semi final without conceding a goal, losing to the eventual winners on penalties. There were lots of excellent performances: Henry Trevis was a rock in goal, bravely putting his body in the way of all comers, while Rohan Narayan-Hull in defence read the game well and distributed effectively. In attack Oliver Poole was like a miniature Deulofeu, teasing the defences and scoring and setting up a number of goals.

MR PROTHEROUGH

***

U10A Rugby v Winterfold (A)
Monday 14 November
Blue Coat 50 -15 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Alex Forty- great support play and strong running.

Blue Coat started strong, running hard at the opposition and finding gaps in Winterfold’s defence. As the game progressed the boys were challenged to try and score out wide and look to pass the ball before contact.
Blue Coat put a lot of pressure on Winterfold in defence and were rewarded with a few turnovers. The boys have been working on coming up hard as a line in defence and this definitely got much better.

A great first win; well done, boys!

Scorers: Michael Draper (3), Yuvraj Kanda (1), Alex Forty (3), Alex Bryans (2), Kairav Singh (1), Josh Dhillon (1)

MISS CREWS

***

U10B Rugby v Winterfold (A)
Monday 14 November
Result: Blue Coat 100 – 50 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Jeevan Johal was the stand-out player throughout the afternoon.

It quickly became apparent that Blue Coat were going to be too strong for the opposition following the first quarter, so for the remaining three quarters, the teams were mixed up to ensure a more even contest. However, the Blue Coat pupils continued to dominate and every pupil got on the score sheet. There was some good running forward, offloading and finding space but all the boys still need to improve their tackling.

Scorers: Jeevan Johal (6,) Elias Papaioannou (4), Mustafa Dar (3), Shiva Sankarakumar, Aaryan Massey Arora (2) Wilf Kane, Josh Dhillon, Peter Tomlinson (1)

MR DAVIES

***

U10A Hockey v Hallfield (A)
Monday 14 November
Result: Blue Coat 5 – 2 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Lily Falahee for her continued superb spatial awareness.

This was the first game the weather played its part and slowed the game down a little. Hallfield dominated the first half, passing well, moving the ball on but had little danger in our circle. As the game progressed, we made stronger tackles and dug deep to show the quality we have. Gracie Wynne and Skye Henshaw kept their height and offered good passing options. A strong end to the match saw Blue Coat take control.

Scorer: Lily Falahee (2),

MR HARRISON

***

U10B Hockey v Hallfield (A)
Monday 14 November
Blue Coat 0 – 0 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Emma Burns for covering the full length and width of the pitch, constantly trying to gain possession and drive play forward.

Hallfield took the first centre pass and there followed a succession of changes in possession. Sophie Reason took some quick decisions to move play out to the wings and both teams got the ball into their scoring D. Sanjhu Babu,making her goalkeeping debut, kicked it clear, further supported by May Hadley. The second half saw Blue Coat attack and have more action up in the scoring D, including 2 penalty corners taken by Isabella Piggott-Kwofie and Emma Burns. Melissa Carson and Isabella Clarkson worked hard, tackled strongly and showed good stick control.

Well done, girls. Next time try to change the direction of play out of the central lane.

MISS GREEN

***

U9A Hockey v Hallfield (A)
Tuesday 15 November
Blue Coat 1 – Hallfield 1
Most Valued Player: Storm Henshaw

This scoreline really doesn’t reflect how the team played. We pinned Hallfield into their own half and played superbly as a team both in defence and attack, but seemingly just couldn’t get the ball to cross the goal line.

In the second half we again dominated in match play, with great moves forward from Joanne and Storm but all shots were saved and we couldn’t pull the score line back. Bea went on to score a fantastic individual goal, using her reverse stick to beat a Hallfield player. We need to go on now and make sure our shots are stronger and smash more into the back of the goal.

Scorer: Bea Neeson (1)

MRS BENNETT

***

U9B Hockey v Hallfield (A)
Date: Tuesday 15 November
Blue Coat 4 – 1 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Matilda Goodrham- strong in defence and working hard to get the ball forward.

A great performance – the girls worked hard to get the ball forward and are starting to look up and pass the ball wide and spread out. Blue Coat were strong on the ball and eager to go forward. The girls drove the ball into the D and took early shots, hitting the ball hard at goal and were rewarded! A great win with a number of players pushing for an A team spot!

Scorers: Chloe Liew (2), Tara Ramachandran (1), Maya Hart (1)

MISS CREWS

***

U9B Football Festival (A)
Tuesday 15 November
Result: Won 1 Lost 2
Most Valued Player: William Do for excellent evasive running.

The U9B team competed well against King’s Hawford, King’s St Alban’s, and RGS the Grange. William Do and Zuhair Ahmed ran powerfully, scoring a number of tries. Flynn McLoughlin led from the front making lots of tackles. To improve, the players need to be more aggressive collectively and take the space before the opposition are up to full speed. They also need to support the ball carrier from behind so they can run onto the ball into space.

MR PROTHEROUGH

***

U9C Rugby v King’s Hawford & RGS The Grange (A)
Tuesday 15 November
Result: Win v RGS. Loss v King’s Hawford
Most Valued Player: Ehsan Ali for superb aggression in the tackle and hard running.

Two matches for the C team, with transitional contact rules, they had to play hard and be determined in the tackle. Against RGS, we defended strongly, which created space for Dhruv Susarla and Ehsan Ali to score some fantastic break tries. King’s Hawford had superb runners and support play that were too strong for us. Whilst we made good territory, we couldn’t break their lines of defence.

MR HARRISON

***

U11A Rugby v RGS The Grange (H)
Wednesday 16 November
Blue Coat 40 – 15 RGS The Grange
Most Valued Player: Excellent whole team performance

After a couple of weeks break with half term and the Outward Bound trip, this could have been a tricky match for the U11A’s however the boys put in a fantastic team performance and ran out worthy winners. The collective defensive effort was excellent, with every player closing down space and making good positive tackles. The adventure to attack from anywhere on the pitch was also very pleasing to see as was the support play, running off the shoulder of a player breaking the line. This was a massive step up in performance levels from the match against WGJS and it is important we strive to improve further for the match against King Henry VIII.

MR PROTHEROUGH

***

U11B Rugby v RGS The Grange (H)
Wednesday 16 November
Blue Coat 2 – 10 RGS The Grange
Most Valued Player: Gibson Wilkie for his strong running and great attitude throughout the game.

The U11B team were outplayed for the first half, making too many poor passes, and RGS scored too many tries to make the game competitive. The second half was a different matter and all of the team worked harder than they had before. Billy nearly scored, Henry and Pranoy did score after some lovely running and passing. Hassan’s strength helped gain many metres and Esa was strong enough to win turnover ball at the ruck. Krishan and Gibson ran really hard and used their strength to great effect. Nivid, Roshan and Junayd put huge amounts of energy into talking during the second half. An amazing turnaround in the second half boys! Well done.

Scorers: Pranoy (1), Henry (1)

MR WURR

***

U11A Hockey v Hallfield (A)
Wednesday 16 November
Result: Blue Coat 2 – 3 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Paola Dietrich de Pablo

A fabulous start to the match with Amy driving forwards within the first minute and scoring a goal. We were off and ready to show them the force that we are. We continued to keep possession of the ball, with Tanya linking well with Paola going forwards. Sofia kept things ticking in midfield and covered the whole astro, supporting attack and defence and her hard work paid off with an excellent goal from set play.

We took the lead, but early on in the second half Hallfield took advantage of some bad decision-making and pulled the scoreline back to 2-2. Again we had all the play and were pushing forwards for the winning goal. Hallfield broke out and caught us on the break and scored again just before full time. We completely dominated even though we were missing a key player but need to work on converting out shots to goals.
Scorers: Amy Wilson (1), Sofia Knight (1)

MRS BENNETT

***

U8A Football v West House (A)
Thursday 17 November
Result: West House 1 – 0 Blue Coat
Most Valued Players: Hari PhiIlips and Freddie Trevis

On a boggy afternoon the boys had to adjust to a large pitch, where the classic over the top long ball played its part. Split into 4 quarters, West House went ahead in the second with one pass from a goal kick that split our defence. Every other attack or possession moving forward was Blue Coat. Freddie Trevis was superb in keeping width on the right of midfield and dribbling forward into space. Hari Phillips didn’t miss a tackle in defence and made good decisions with his passing range.

Further improvements on structure and finding a forward with finishing skills, Blue Coat are looking a strong force in the U8s.

MR HARRISON

***

U8B Football v West House (A)
Thursday 17 November
Result: West House 1 – 0 Blue Coat
Most Valued Player: Temi Adenopo

A close game which Blue Coat ultimately lost to a long range shot from distance. The sticky conditions made kicking the ball difficult and the players need to try and spread out more so they can pass the ball effectively. The boys showed a lot of commitment and tried incredibly hard to find an equaliser but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. Temi Adenopo was a driving force, making a number of important tackles and passing the ball forward well.

MR PROTHEROUGH