U10A Soccer v Solihull School (A)
Monday 13 February
Blue Coat 0 – 10 Solihull
Most Valued Player: Bradley Roberts for being tenacious and never giving up in the face of adversity

The U10A’s came up against a very good Solihull team who obviously play football outside school at the weekends and they were excellent. This will have been a good lesson in the standards needed in the future if we are to be successful. Only Bradley Roberts showed the resilience needed in adversity to keep working hard in a losing cause and the others could learn a lot from his attitude. They must learn to work hard for each other and never give up, as this allowed Solihull to score more goals than they should have.

MR PROTHEROUGH

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U10B Soccer v Solihull (A)
Monday 13 February
Solihull 8 – 1 Blue Coat
Most Valued Player: Ibraheem Mahmood never gave up and found a great position inside the box to score.

This performance was quite an eye opener, with a strong side like Solihull playing some exquisite football. Blue Coat didn’t help themselves by doing fantastically well to win possession, only to give the ball straight back to Solihull in front of goal. The highlight of the game for Blue Coat, was a corner in the second half played in to pinpoint accuracy by Elias and Ibraheem volleyed the ball into the net.

Scorer: Ibraheem Mahmood

MR HARRISON

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U10C Soccer v Solihull (A)
Monday 13 February
Blue Coat 0 – 2 Solihull
Most Valued Player: Daleep Rai for tremendous work in defence, covering and closing down space and clearing the ball.

A thoroughly entertaining, high quality C team game of football. Blue Coat played superbly well and can feel aggrieved to come away with a defeat. Blue Coat played against the wind and the slope in the first half and kept the score to 0 – 0. The second half began evenly before Solihull scored a fortuitous goal from a corner. Blue Coat created several goal scoring opportunities to equalize before Solihull sealed victory with the final kick of the game.

MR DAVIES

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U10D Soccer v Solihull (A)
Monday 13 February
Result: BCS 4 – 5 Solihull
Most Valued Player: The whole team played well.

This was a thoroughly entertaining fixture, with both teams creating goal chances galore! Solihull began brightly and took an early advantage before Blue Coat responded to trail 4 – 2 at half time. Blue Coat scored first in the second half and had chances to equalize before Solihull gained a 5th goal. Once again Blue Coat responded but couldn’t find the equalising goal they deserved.

ScorerS: Tristan Wong (3) Morgan Heagren (1)

MR DAVIES

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U10A Netball v Solihull (A)
Monday 13 February
Blue Coat 9 – 15 Solihull
Most Valued Player: Poppy Couzens

After a long coach journey it took a while for the girls to warm up and get their game faces on. We were strong in our defence and throughout the match intercepted and turned over the ball; we moved swiftly and effectively in attack but the ball just would not sink through the net. It was a mighty battle but somewhat frustrating as we got the ball into our shooting circle 26 times and only made 9 count, whereas Solihull made every attack count, scoring each time they had the ball in the circle. Our game play is improving and our positional knowledge is getting stronger but we need to now make the most of the shots taken. We are so much better than the scoreline suggests: keep practising girls, it will come!

MRS BENNETT

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U10B Netball v Solihull (A)
Monday 13 February
Blue Coat 0 – 4 Solihull
Most Valued Player: Teresa Zygmunt for actively defending in the D.

Willow began by finding the hidden string, giving Blue Coat the first centre pass. Unfortunately the opposition’s speed and height of passing meant that by the end of the first quarter we were 4 goals down. The girls stepped up and put their earlier drills of defending the ball into practice; for the rest of the match play was much more evenly distributed. Space was opened up and Isabella snatched every opportunity to gain possession. There were good links of 4 or 5 passes involving quick decision-making. Gracie and Kiran persevered in shooting and everyone kept trying right up to the final whistle. Well done.

MISS GREEN

 

 

U11A Netball v EHS (H)
Wednesday 15 February
Blue Coat 11 – 2 EHS
Most Valued Player: Amy Wilson – great movement around the court and accurate hard passes.

A fantastic win! The girls are playing some excellent fast-paced netball and were a pleasure to umpire. Passes are hard, fast and accurate and the ball whips down the court into the D. A great performance and a good building block for IAPS in the first week back after half term. A special mention goes to Zoe Willcox who stepped up to play out of position as GS and did extremely well.

Scorers: Zoe Wilcox, Sofia Knight

MISS CREWS

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U11B Netball v EHS (H)
Wednesday 15 February
Blue Coat 3 – 5 EHS
Most Valued Player: Tanya Leech – great movement on court.

Blue Coat got off to a slow start, allowing the opposition to take an early lead 2-0. However the girls picked up the pace, marking tight and driving forward for the ball. Successful shooting allowed us to close the gap. In the last quarter the game could have gone either way, but unfortunately shooting accuracy let us down. A strong performance, but we must make interceptions count and punish the opposition with a goal.

MISS CREWS