U8C Football v West House (H)
Date: Thursday 9th November
Result: BCS 0 – 0 West House
Most Valued Player: Jack Whiting for an energetic performance in both attack and defence.
Report: There was plenty of endeavour and effort from both teams but neither team really tested the goalkeepers with any meaningful shots at goal. Both defences held firm and were hard to break down and much of the game was played out in the middle of the pitch. A deserved result for both teams.
Mr Davies

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U9A Hockey Festival at Winterfold
Date: Tuesday 14th November
Result: BCS 6 – 0 Wolverhampton GS, BCS 4 – 0 King’s St Albans, BCS 0 – 0 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Sofia Phillips
Report: The U9A side haven’t taken to the field for a while after the fixture last week against Hallfield was cancelled. They were certainly raring to go and came out of the blocks at some pace in the first match of the festival against WGS. Sophia Phillips scored a hat-trick inside 5 minutes and really impressed with her silky skills. Indira also continued her strong run of hitting the back of the net and her positional play was certainly improving. It took a while opening the account against King’s St Albans in Game Two, but once the first went in more followed and it was brilliant to see Holly Wilson and Ishani Shah grab a goal in that game. Two comprehensive wins set up a fantastic finale against a strong Winterfold side. Both teams were incredibly aggressive and determined, so much so that neither side could break each other down. The tackling of Simran Bansal and Glory Benjamin-Raj was immense and Masoon Haroon produced 2 saves that were top class. A draw was the fair result and ended a great afternoon.
Scorer: Sofia Phillips x 4, Indira Singh x 3, Holly Wilson x 2, Ishani Shah x 1
Mr Newman

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U9, U10, U11 A&B Swimming Gala vs Warwick
Date: Monday 13th November
Result: Blue Coat 85 – Warwick 88
Most Valued Player: Everyone
Report: Our first home gala of the year against Warwick turned out to be a very exciting and close-fought fixture, with swimmers from both schools putting in fine performances. It was nice that all swimmers could swim an individual and a relay at our first gala of the year. We had some outstanding performances, notably from the U9 Boys and U11 Girls teams who demonstrated excellent race skills and won their relay events. The Blue Coat team battled hard, narrowly missing out on a win by 3 points. Congratulations to all who swam in what was a very entertaining gala!
Mr Kelly

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U8, U10, U11 A&B Swimming Gala vs Bromsgrove
Date: Tuesday 14th November
Result: Bromsgrove 151 – Blue Coat 175
Most Valued Player: Samuel Tan
Report: Our U8, U10 and U11 swimming teams travelled to Bromsgrove to swim in what would be a very thrilling fixture. For our U8 teams this would be their first swimming gala and they all swam well on their debut, notably Samuel Tan who swam up into the U10 and received a round of applause for his win in the U8 25m Butterfly swim. Notable wins came from Storm Henshaw, Alex Bryans, Poppy Couzens, Anoushka Hart, Maya Hart, Neave Rees, Alex Forty and Samuel Tann. As a team we battled hard and had great team spirit, resulting in a win for Blue Coat.

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U11C Rugby
Date: Wednesday 15th November
Result: Game 1: BCS 4 -4 King Henry VIII Game 2: BCS 2 – 6 King Henry VIII
Most Valued Player: Daleep Rai for excellent running with the ball and effort in the tackle
Report: The U11C team put in a credible performance against a strong King Henry’s side. A slow start saw us reeling conceding 4 tries in quick succession. However a resurgent Daleep Rai started causing havoc in the Henry’s defence with some powerful running scoring a number of good tries. This combined with a much better defensive effort from the players with Hamoodi Fakir hunting them down with vigour. The 2nd game was against a stronger Henry’s side who had some powerful runners. The lads though tried really hard and put in a lot of effort demonstrating great improvement especially in their tackling.

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U11A Rugby
Date: Wednesday 15th November
Result: BCS 20-25 King Henry Viii
Most Valued Player: Yuvraj Kanda for strong forward running with the ball
Report: A tough game against a physical King Henry’s side. The Blue Coat boys battled hard and put in some fantastic tackles to stop King Henry’s attack. Excellent contact skills from Freddie and Michael helped us to get some crucial turnovers and retain possession. In the second half Blue Coat began to believe in themselves and run onto the ball at pace, breaking through tackles, offloading the ball and we were rewarded with 3 tries.

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U11B Rugby
Date: Wednesday 15th November
Result: BCS 0 – 30 KIng Henry VIII
Most Valued Player: Elias Papaiannou sought to carry the ball forward and passed before contact to aid the attack.
Report: From the outset Blue Coat were on the backfoot conceding 2 early tries. They gradually got into the game gaining more possession but solid opposition tackling proved decisive. Once again a failure by Blue Coat to tackle consistently proved costly as the opposition ran out comfortable winners.
Mr Davies

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U11B Hockey v Bromsgrove
Date: Wednesday 15th November
Result: BCS 0 – 0 Bromsgrove
Most Valued Player: Sarab Sian
Report: Mr Newman was rather cross with the side for the way they began the game against Bromsgrove on Wednesday. The girls did not have their mind on the task at hand early enough in the day and as a result, the first 5 minutes was really sloppy. It was only thanks to our goalkeeper, Gabrielle E-W, that BCS managed to stay in the game. The BCS approach changed when Sarab Sian clattered one of Bromsgrove’s defenders in a thumping challenge – this spurred on the rest of the side and from then it really was ‘game on’! BCS always looked dangerous on the attack and had their chances but in the end just lacked that killer instinct in front of goal.
Mr Newman

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U11D Hockey v Bromsgrove
Date: Wednesday 15th November
Result: BCS 0-1 Bromsgrove
Most Valued Player: Charissa Brobbey-Sarpong
Report: Although we lost, the overall result really didn’t matter to me as a teacher as the girls have progressed in the stick work and team development rapidly since switching from the grass pitches to the Astro turf. The girls have adapted really well to the fast moving game and had Bromsgrove for the majority of the match pinned in their own half. Bromsgrove’s only real attempt at goal through the entire match resulted in a goal as our girls dominated in every area except the final finish. Well done girls!

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U11E Hockey v Bromsgrove
Date: Wednesday 15th November
Result: BCS 1-3 Bromsgrove
Most Valued Player: Maya Kapil
Report: Again after having spent the entire time in Prep on Grass pitches the speed of the new astro surface is something they have all had to adapt too. Our girls showed so much spirit and enthusiasm for the game and ran their hearts out both when going forwards and in defence. I have never seen Flora cover so much ground spriniting from one half to the next keeping up with play. Sascha was tring her hardest to get the ball forwards to Zaara and we must have had at least 10 shots at goal but we could just not convert them. Brilliant effort girls you are growing in skills weekly!
Scorer: Zaara Bhatti

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U8C Football v Warwick (A)
Date: Thursday 16th November
Result: BCS 0 – 0 Warwick
Most Valued Player: A very good midfield performance with players running back to assist the defence and getting forward to support the attack.
Report: Blue Coat were unfortunate not to win the match dominating possession and territory and creating several good goalscoring opportunities in each half. Blue Coat deservedly won a second half penalty following a handball on the line but the penalty taker dragged the ball wide of the left hand upright. The Blue Coat defence held fast and the goalkeeper only had to make a couple of goal kicks.
Mr Davies

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U8D Football v Warwick
Date: Thursday 16th November
Result: BCS 2 – 0 Warwick
Most Valued Player: Aryan Sharma
Report: An excited group of boys, playing their first away fixture, took to the pitch on Thursday afternoon and produced a fantastic display winning 2-0. The BCS goal was never really threatened – Inigo H, Maximilian C and Daniel S would have impressed Jose Mourinho with their work at the back. The trio cleared the ball effectively and allowed our creative attackers to run hard at the defence. Aryan S, Noah J and Nathan M all showed some very silky skills and threatened the Warwick goal regularly. Josh W, Tobias M and Hriday P all provided effective support to make this a real team performance, which meant the post match hot dog tasted even better!
Scorer: Aryan Sharma 1, Nathan Molsom 1
Mr Newman

 


U8C Football v Crackley Hall (A)
Date: Thursday 16th November
Result: BCS 1 – 0 Crackley Hall
Most Valued Player: Gurtej Hunjan for scoring the solitary goal and setting a good example by continually competing for the ball and covering all areas of the pitch and remaining focussed on the match.
Report: Blue Coat followed up their performance against Warwick with an equally good performance against Crackley Hall. A superb through ball in the first half led to Blue Coat scoring. Once again Blue Coat were rarely troubled in defence and much of the game was played in the opposition half. Overall two very good team performances in one afternoon.
Scorer: Gurtej Hunjan (1)
Mr Davies