RUGBY

U10A Rugby v Eversfield
Date: Monday 1st October
Result: BCS 40-15 Eversfield
Most Valued Player: William Smallwood
Report: This was a very physical game of rugby with both teams fronting up and making some big tackles. Blue Coat started strongly, running hard at the opposition, passing out of the contact and scoring some good tries. We dominated the defence, knocking Eversfield back and contesting and winning the rucks. The momentum switched for a short period in the second half, Eversfield came out strong and some poor tackling allowed them to score 2 quick tries. It really took the boys by surprise but thankfully they were able to turn this back around. It was a great test of character for the boys. A great game – well done boys!

Miss Crews

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U10B Rugby v Eversfield
Date: Monday 1st October
Result: BCS 65 – 15 Eversfield
Most Valued Player: Richard Mahlberg-Schilling
Report: The U10B team put in a fantastic display of running rugby to run out comfortable winners against Eversfield. The offloading and support play was superb and numerous players stood out. Adam Bashir for his elusive running, Ben Southall for his great tackling and strong running with the ball. However, the player who really stood out like a shining beacon was Richard Mahlberg Schilling whose tackling and tenacity was superb. It was great to see so many boys playing so well for the school.

Mr Protherough

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U11A Rugby v Eversfield
Date: Wednesday 3rd October
Result: BCS 5 – 55 Eversfield
Most Valued Player: AY Ogunlola
Report: The U11A saw Luke Allen make his first A team appearance of the season playing against a well drilled and fierce Eversfield School. Despite a loose start and quickly conceding tries, the game started to even out as the likes of Oli Smith, AY Ogunlola and Luke Allen started to make crucial tackles and rucked well at the breakdown. The constant support from James Scurlock and Flynn McLoughlin allowed the ball to be recycled and to continue with the attack. Today saw a game of two halves, where the second was a lot more positively played than the first.
Scorer: AY Ogunlola

Mr Melia

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U11B Rugby vs Eversfield
Date: Wednesday 3rd October
Result: BCS 25- 20 Eversfield
Most Valued Player: William Do
Report: The U11B started slowly and were 2 scores down relatively quickly, however a fantastic fightback saw the team turn it around with some excellent running rugby. William Do and Dhruv Sasala both ran well with the ball and Luke Allen put in some excellent tackles. The pace of Felix Iliff made a huge difference on the wing and the tenacity of Jake Meyer and Kieran O’Reilly was really pleasing to see. A huge improvement on last week against a better side, well done!

Mr Protherough

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U9A Rugby vs Eversfield
Date: Tuesday 2nd October
Result: BCS 20 – 35 Eversfield
Most Valued Player: Sam Hodges
Report: In a highly entertaining game both sides played some excellent rugby but it was Eversfield’s superiority in tackling that helped win the game. Both teams ran with the ball well and as a side we offloaded the ball very well but in the 2nd half we missed too many tackles. Sam Hodges was the stand out player for his brave tackling and strong running with the ball.

Mr Protherough

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U9 B Rugby v Eversfield (A)
Date: Tuesday 2nd October
Result: BCS 50 – Eversfield 20
Most Valued Player: Oliver Smoldon
Report: An electric game for the Bs who, when they get going, are a hard team to stop. Oliver and Toby Smoldon led the way with superb evasive running and man a try between them. Samuel Tan opened up his legs and scored some great tries from wider areas. Our tackling is the real focus, when we come up against a stronger boy, getting low and stopping him before at full speed.
Mr Harrison

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HOCKEY

U9A Hockey v Hallfield
Date: Tuesday 2nd October
Result: BCS 2- 2 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Elena Mirza
Report: It was the girls’ first away fixture of the season, playing against Hallfield on a full size astro. The girls were excited and eager to start, resulting in the team scoring within the first few minutes. Hallfield fought back and equalised soon after, leaving the score 1-1 at half time. The girls’ determination to win continued in the second half, but at times they lacked the ability to use the width of the pitch and pass to each other effectively – something we need to work on. However, the team did once again take the lead but shortly after Hallfield levelled, leaving the score 2-2 at full time. A fair result! The girls should be really pleased with their performance. There is still lots to work on but I know the girls are determined to work hard at training and together we will succeed.
Scorer: Alex (2)

Mrs Somerville

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U9B Hockey v Hallfield
Date: Tuesday 2nd October
Result: BCS 2- 0 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Imogen Brinkman
Report: The girls fought hard and at times played some lovely hockey. We still need to spread out more and look up and give the early pass out wide. But I can’t fault the effort in defence to make the tackles and the determination going forward with the ball. A good win, well done girls!

Miss Crews

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U11A Hockey v King’s Hawford
Date: Wednesday 3rd October
Result: BCS 3 – 3 Kings Hawford
Most Valued Player: D. Xuan
Report: From the start we knew that this would be a difficult match as we faced our nemesis, King’s Hawford. We started with a clear game plan and initially it worked with Bea playing the ball forwards and us scoring an early goal from Lexie. Hawford realised they were in for a great match and their star player dribbled through our whole team and scored a goal to equalise. The opposition took the advantage quickly with Maya and Daphne protecting the goal and Ojal clearing a shot off the line. Unfortunately they broke through and scored again in quick succession. From the next start we outplayed Hawford and they could not cope with our strength, particularly Kate moving down the right hand side of the pitch. We got a penalty corner and, whilst not the best delivery, we managed to still be in our set places and Storm scored to equalise. With a tactical error made from our own corner, King’s Hawford ran away with the ball and scored to go ahead although Bea made an excellent sprint back to make the tackle. Hawford moved ahead. It was now time for our girls to suck it up and prove that they are a fantastic team – they did not disappoint! In the second half we closed the ball down quickly and quite literally threw our bodies into it. The frustration for Hawford players was noticeable. We simply hassled the opposition and did not let them play. When we had the ball we drove forwards quickly and Hawford could not seem to get out of their own half. With a solid tackle made by Ojal she released Kate down the right and Kate had a point to prove as she went passed players and smashed the ball into the back of the net 3.3. We continued to dominate and King’s Hawford’s teacher at the end said we were the hardest opposition that they have ever faced. The way in which the team has grown is a fabulous example of how ‘team work is dream work’. Their definitely is no “I” in TEAM!
Scorer: Lexie, Storm, Kate

Mrs Bennett

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U11B Hockey v King’s Hawford
Date: Wednesday 3rd October
Result: BCS 5- 1 King’s Hawford
Most Valued Player: Joanne Bobin
Report: The U11B team worked hard together to take the lead very quickly in the game. They didn’t let there lead lower their expectations of themselves and they fought right to the end using every opportunity possible, finishing with a 5-1 victory. The girls should be very proud of their determination – they played really well as a unit, it was a well deserved win. Very well done ladies!
Scorer: Joanne (2) Natasha, Lily
Mrs Somerville

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U11 D Hockey v RGS
Date: Wednesday 3rd October
Result: BCS 4 – RGS 5
Most Valued Player: Danae Karaiosifidi
Report: The girls started out with a 3-0 deficit after the first quarter but continued to fight back and managed to gain possession with a higher percentage on the ball than RGS. More work is needed on controlling the ball rather than just hitting out blindly which is where we were losing the ball. Danai did a fantastic job in defence hitting long shots to get the ball away from the opposition’s goal and Jaya worked really hard on intercepting and running the ball forward to give us more chances on goal. Had the game been fractionally longer the result could have been very different , but bravo girls for your tenacity and teamwork.
Scorer: Amelie Black (1), Jaya Kanda (2) Jasleen Toor (1)

Mrs Barrowclift

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U11 C Hockey v RGS
Date: Wednesday 3rd October
Result: BCS 2-1 RGS
Most Valued Player: Lauren Claridge
Report: A great afternoon of hockey. The girls worked really hard all afternoon and by the second half were trying to get in front of the ball and play the pass to a team mate. The girls are also learning where to stand in the D to receive the pass and shoot and Daisy scored a great goal from this. Solid defence kept RGS out of our D for most of the game. The girls are working really hard for each other and I look forward to watching them play on the Astro next week.
Scorer: Daisy Drake, Marshami Ahmed

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U10 B Hockey v Hallfield
Date: Monday 1st October
Result: BCS 3-0 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Poppy Brigham
Report: The girls had a great start to the match, applying pressure and winning the ball high up the pitch. Blue Coat had lots of shots on goal in the first half, with a good chance from Jessie Hong in her debut match. Poppy Brigham scored two goals in the first half and another in the second half to give her a hat trick. The opposition came back hard in the second half, which caused some problems for our defence, but the girls did not give up. Well done girls!
Scorer: Poppy Brigham (3)

Miss Owen

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U10 A Hockey v Hallfield (H)
Date: Monday 1st October
Result: BCS 1-1 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Sofia Philips
Report: Both goals were scored in the first half in what was a really even game between the schools. Spatial awareness is still a focus as we tried too often to attack through the middle and came up against flat sticks. Working the ball into wide positions using Simran Bansal and Indira Singh allowed us to create more chances, but both goalkeepers did well to kick clear from danger.
Scorer: Holly Willson

Mr Harrison

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U10 Hockey Tournament at RGS The Grange
Date: Wednesday 3rd October
Result: Completed group stages, didn’t make it to the semi final
Most Valued Player: Sofia Philips lead the way in terms of intensity, work rate and made superb ball carries forward
Scorer: Holly Willson, Sofia Philips, Indira Singh

Mr Harrison