RUGBY

U10A Rugby Festival Moseley
Date: Sunday 7th October
Result: 4 wins from 4 games
Most Valued Player: A great team performance
Report: It was a fantastic day at Moseley Rugby Festival. BCS won four games out of 4. The boys played some great attacking rugby and are starting to identify space and pass the ball out wide. As the games progressed, our defence improved and we learnt to press up hard, put the opposition under pressure and force the mistakes. To improve we now need to get more aggressive in the rucks. A very enjoyable morning of rugby – well done boys!
Miss Crews

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U10A Rugby v King Henry VIII
Date: Monday 8th October
Result: BCS 45-0 King Henry VIII
Most Valued Player: Will Smallwood – strong evasive running
Report: A very physical game of rugby. The boys put in a superb effort in defence, pressing hard and making some big hits which resulted in turnovers. In the first half in attack we tried to do too much on our own, often running into traffic. This however improved in the second half and we began to play some exciting rugby, drawing the players and passing into the space.
Miss Crews

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U10D Rugby v King Henry VIII
Date: Monday 8th October
Result: BCS 50 – 30 King Henry VIII
Most Valued Player: Ali Ahmed – immense tackling
Report: These boys were given a great deal of praise after the match from the referee for a terrific display of rugby – King Henry’s had equal amounts of possession throughout the games, which emphasises how good the boys were in defence. Ali Ahmed led the way with this and gave a technical masterclass in how to tackle. All of our strong runners looked dangerous with the ball and it was pleasing to run in several tries. Overall, the side did the basics very well and fully deserved their success.
Mr Newman

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U10C Rugby v King Henry VIII
Date: Monday 8th October
Result: BCS 40-45 King Henry VIII
Most Valued Player: Oliver Tucker – Exceptional defensive tackling and rucking
Report: A team of challenging and well suited opponents for our first game of the season led to a display of strong running with the ball and plenty of tries to match. A solid performance by all the players in the squad who all demonstrated a huge progression in ability and understanding from the start of term. The game was fast paced with plenty of physical tackling and rucking from both sides. The boys all played in the right spirit and did themselves proud on the rugby pitch. A great first game of the season. Well done!
Scorer: Aidan Zhang (4) Macca Ros-Nalugon (3)
Mr Melia

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U10B Rugby v King Henry VIII
Date: Monday 8th October
Result: BCS 75- 10 King Henry VIII
Most Valued Player: Alessandro Salvi -Great evasive running
Report: The U10B team played exceptionally well to win comfortably against King Henry VIII Coventry. The team displayed all of the fundamental skills we have been working on in training with strong forward running, great evasion, offloads, and fantastic passing skills, Alessandro Salvi and Yusuf Douis both showing great skills. However it wasn’t just our attacking play which was great, it was our defence as well. The tackling from all the team was excellent with everyone showing real improvement, none more so than Ben Southall and Freddie Williams who once again put in fantastic performances. An area to work on would be holding width across the pitch so when someone does run across there is support.

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U11A Rugby v King’s Hawford
Date: Wednesday 10th October
Result: BCS 10 – 60 King’s Hawford
Most Valued Player: Felix Iliff
Report: Another tough game for the U11As this week as they played at home against King’s Hawford. However, despite the score line, each player is starting to show resilience and is growing as a player and as a sportsmen. The team put up a solid defensive wall with exceptional tackling from Felix Iliff, AY Ogunlola and Ashley Jindu. The boys were able to pull together and continued to create as many chances as possible resulting in two fantastic team tries. Onto the next game with our heads held high.
Scorer: AY Ogunlola (2)
Mr Melia

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U11 B Rugby vs King’s Hawford
Date: Wednesday 10th October
Result: BCS 10 – 65 Kings Hawford
Most Valued Player: Amir Mirza for excellent effort in defence
Report: In a one sided affair, the U11B Team struggled against a very strong King’s Hawford side. The main issue being the lack of willingness to tackle, with far too many boys shying away from tackles and allowing the opposition to run through untouched. There were notable exceptions with Amir Mirza and Luke Allen both showing how to tackle properly. The boys must understand that rugby is a game where commitment is a core value and if players are not committed physically they let themselves and the team down.
Mr Protherough

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U11D Rugby v Kings Hawford (H) Tag
Date: Wednesday 10th October
Result: Not recorded
Report: The 7 boys selected had a great time playing tag rugby. We used the mini pitch and it took a while to get used to body position when tagging. Will Cowley, Zahid Ahmed and Rajan Sall were electric breaking lines of defence. Our best defenders were Hassan Afzal and Pardeep Sohal. In the second half we started the games with a drop kick and continued to learn advanced rules around the game
Mr Harrison

 

HOCKEY

U11C Hockey v Bromsgrove
Date: Wednesday 10th October
Result: BCS 1-1 Bromsgrove
Most Valued Player: Serena Sall
Report: The girls battled hard on a very hot afternoon. Bromsgrove got off to a strong start passing the ball around our defenders and pressurising our D. Solid tackling at the back kept them out for a while but the pressure was too great and Bromsgrove were rewarded with a goal. In the first half Blue Coat played a very narrow game and struggled to get the ball up into the opposition D. In the second half Blue Coat came out strong, dribbling the ball into space and passing to team mates. We still need to use the width of the pitch but our determination to go forward was rewarded in an equalising goal. A great effort in hot conditions, well done girls!
Miss Crews

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U11D Hockey v Bromsgrove
Date: Wednesday 10th October
Result: BCS2 – 0 Bromsgrove
Most Valued Player: Jaya Kanda
Report: Another good effort from the girls who who had a tough afternoon on an extended pitch on a very hot day. The game started well and it was very apparent that we were the stronger team in terms of defence, with an impassable barrier created by Amy Agadagba and Mahshami Ahmed (our poor goalie did not get to touch the ball at all). We
 were able to keep pushing forward and take time to stop and control the ball more. Our next challenge is to ensure that balls are delivered to waiting players rather than hitting out blindly, and the girls are starting to move towards this with more confidence. Jaya Kanda was energetic as ever in providing ample opportunities for scoring. A very good result.
Scorer: Jaya Kanda (1)

Mrs Barrowclift

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U11B Hockey v Bromsgrove
Date: Wednesday 10th October
Result: BCS 3- 0 Bromsgrove
Most Valued Player: Natasha Page
Report: The girls worked hard on a very hot afternoon. They dominated in attack and was able to quickly score taking the lead. The girls battled on in midfield keeping the ball forward and not giving Bromsgrove any opportunities to drive the ball forward into our defence. Well done girls – another nice win against a big school!
Scorer: Storm (2) L.P (1)

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U11A Hockey v Bromsgrove
Date: Wednesday 10th October
Result: BCS2-1 Bromsgrove
Most Valued Player: Bea Neeson
Report: After a delayed start the girls quickly got into their playing and for a good 9 minutes had pinned Bromsgrove into their own half. Every girl was placing immense pressure on the Bromsgrove players and were not giving them time to play, closing them down quickly and positively. Kate had several shots which went into the side of the net and Tara came close to getting on the end of a cross. Unfortunately, completely against play Bromsgrove scored with 6 minutes to go till half time. Again we pressed high up the pitch with Bea and Lexie linking well down the left and Kate making positive runs. Finally she got the goal she deserved. We went into half time 1-1 and with the intense heat the team somehow kept their energy levels up. In the second half Bromsgrove had more of the ball but still struggled to get past Bea and Ojal who hustled them off the ball. Bromsgrove had a free hit just outside the circle and Maya did well to clear, protecting Daphne in goal. We had several penalty corners but could not capitalise on the advantage and Bromsgrove broke, but luckily Bea had enough desire to chase the ball down and stop the attacking play. The play was end to end and I could see our girls were tiring physically. It was their mental strength that was keeping them going to want the ball more. With 2 minutes left we continued to press the ball and Kate came out with the ball solidly and drove down the right. The shot at goal was saved but Storm was tactically positioned and shot the ball into the back of the net. This was a great win for BCS and the team gets stronger and stronger in skills and belief in themselves each week. We have now had one half term unbeaten – let’s see what next term brings!
Scorer: Kate (1) Storm (1)
Mrs Bennett

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U10A Hockey v Eversfield (H)
Date: Monday 8th October
Result: Blue Coat 5 – Eversfield 1
Most Valued Player: Sofia Philips commanding centre half role
Report: At half time Blue Coat were ahead 2-1 but dominated the half. The girls need to get stronger at keeping calm on the ball with their sticks down to protect feet and not give away a free hit. There was some lovely link up play with Emily Whitehouse passing many free hits from defence. Indira Singh is also becoming a goal scoring threat finding good space in the D. The second half we ran away with it, building our ball pace and movement off the ball. This team keep progressing nicely!
Mr Harrison

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