U9A Football v Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School (A)
Tuesday 21 March
Result: Blue Coat 4 – 2 WGJS
Most Valued Player: Luke controlled the game through the middle and has become quite a dead ball specialist

The boys were lucky enough to get a tour of the Wolverhampton academy before the match and to play on a 4G pitch! The game was controlled by Blue Coat from the outset, dominating possession and utilising space in wide areas. Alex Dass threaded lovely cross-field passes to Felix & William, creating good opportunities. The game opened up when Luke Dolan scored a peach of a free kick, curling the ball into the bottom corner.
It was hard work on a large pitch and WGJS managed to score a couple of goal-mouth scrambles.

I have thoroughly enjoyed taking this group of boys: they seem to have a firm structure in place and work so hard for each other. I’m looking forward to two further years with them.

Scorers: Luke Dolan (3), William Brett

MR HARRISON

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U9B Soccer v WGJS (A)
Tuesday 21 March
Blue Coat 6 – 0 WGJS
Most Valued Player: Ishan Bradstock for tracking back to defend and getting forward to support the attack.

Blue Coat quickly adjusted to the quicker surface of artificial grass and sought to pass the ball around especially seeking the incisive forward pass.The team’s confidence visibly grew following an early goal and they duly scored a further 4 to lead 5 – 0 at half time. A 6th goal early in the second half secured victory. No further goals followed as players’ roles and positions were swapped and the Blue Coat goal keeper remained untroubled.

Scorers: Harkeerat Kang (3) James Scurlock (2) Jake Meyer (1)

MR DAVIES

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U9A Netball v Winterfold (A)
Tuesday 21 March
Result: Won 1, Lost 2
Most Valued Player: Storm Henshaw – Great movement on the court, tight defending.

A fantastic afternoon of netball. The girls played 3 matches, learning and developing each game. The U9’s are starting to hold their space and sprint to receive the ball. We need to speed up our decision-making but that will come with practice.

Results
BCS 0 – 3 Winterfold
BCS 4 -1 Winterfold
BCS 2- 3 King’s St Alban’s

MISS CREWS

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U11 ISFA Soccer Tournament
Wednesday 22 March
Result: Semi Finals
Most Valued Player: Different Players in different games

On a wet and windy day at Repton School the U11’s produced some outstanding football to reach the semi finals for the first time. The games came thick and fast, as did the rain, but a record of won 3 and drew 2 in the group containing Ratcliffe College, Hawfield, Hill House, RGS The Grange, Wellingborough was an excellent return. This brought a quarter final against Fairfield which we proceeded to win with the last kick of the game. The semi final was blighted by a wonder goal in the first minute and chasing the game we conceded two late goals. Overall it was a fantastic effort from all involved. My thanks to the parents who helped to motivate and keep the boys as warm as possible in atrocious conditions. I was extremely impressed by how after a couple of draws in the group, the boys pulled really tight to win the last two group games and then put in a fantastic performance against Fairfield, showing real character and resilience.

MR PROTHEROUGH

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U11B Soccer v WGJS (A)
Wednesday 22 March
BCS 1 – 5 WGJS
Most Valued Player: Usmaan Hassun for some outstanding saves and good distribution from defence.

Blue Coat struggled to break down a stubborn Wolverhampton defence and the added pace of some opposition players. The Blue Coat boys were caught cold at the start of each quarter, conceding an early goal, however they did score a deserved consolation goal for all their endeavour and hard work throughout the match.

Scorer: Pranoy Nishanth (1)

MR DAVIES

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U8A Rugby v Warwick (H)
Thursday 23 March
Blue Coat 12 – 10 Warwick
Most Valued Player: Hari Phillips for his excellent support.

In a highly entertaining game of rugby the U8A team secured a narrow victory against a strong Warwick side. Three 10 minute periods were played, with the first being very even and both sides scoring some good tries. In the second period Warwick capitalised on a number of mistakes to take a 2 try lead into the final third. In the last third, however, a run of 4 or 5 unanswered tries helped secure a good win. There were a number of outstanding performances with Milo Dowling and Will Smallwood very effective in both attack and defence, but Hari Phillips stood out for his excellent support running.

MR PROTHEROUGH

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U8B Rugby v Warwick (H)
Thursday 23 March
Result: Blue Coat managed to pip Warwick in the try count.
Most Valued Player: Superb team effort, as they grew into the match.

Warwick unfortunately had to get a coach replacement which delayed the fixture, but once in flow it was a superb example of a sporty U8 group. Warwick were the better tackling side, managing to turn the ball over consistently. However when Blue Coat managed to release the ball before being tackled, there became a fluency to the game and you could see Blue Coat progress more and more. Simeon Hughes and Freddie Williams did well to create space, and two tries were scored when Lemuel Adjei offered superb support near the try line. Blue Coat tried to focus on releasing the ball before contact, but it’s a theme that needs working. Good fun.

MR HARRISON

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U8C Rugby v Warwick (H)
Thursday 23 March
Result: No score kept
Most Valued Players: James Padley and Bertie Chandler for some good evasive running with the ball.

Blue Coat began slowly but got progressively better as the game wore on and were unfortunate not to score more tries. They improved their team work, running with the ball and passing and had more success when running towards the opponents’ tryline. To improve, they need to spread out and pass rather than just handing the ball to a teammate.

MR DAVIES

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U8D Rugby v Warwick (H)
Thursday 23 March
Result: No score kept
Most Valued Player: Several players made good forward runs.

The Blue Coat team tried very hard and got gradually better as the game progressed. The ball handling improved, as did the running with the ball. The team had greater success when they ran towards the opposition try line rather than across the pitch. In defence, a number performed well in tagging opponents and forcing mistakes to regain possession.

MR DAVIES

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