FOOTBALL

U9A Football V King’s Hawford
Date: Tuesday 19th March
Result: BCS 1 – 8 KH
Most Valued Player: Dylan Ram
Report: A great start from Blue Coat saw a barrage of pressure and even an incident which required some goal line technology! Blue Coat looked organised and ready to fight for every ball. We were rewarded for the pressure with a through ball to Konark who produce an accurate and clinical finish. Blue Coat soon took the foot off the pedal and started to relax. We let King’s Hawford have the ball too easily and back away from challenges. As a consequence King’s Hawford built momentum and put goal after goal past us. At times, we re-focussed with the likes of Sam Tan and Harry Forty fighting for the ball and Jai Lewis trying to feed the ball up front. A special mention to Dylan Ram who had an incredible game in goal. He commanded his area extremely well and put in some brave challenges on his own goal line.
Scorer: Konark Basu
Mr Melia

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U9C Football v King’s Hawford
Date: Tuesday 19th March
Result: BCS 6 – 3 King’s Hawford
Most Valued Player: Harris Rahman
Report: It was not until the final third of this game that the Blue Coat side really began to dominate the match. The boys started to hold their position on the field much more, which created much more space to press forward quickly. Kush and Harris began to receive the ball much more often, and they did a great job of finishing the chances that came their way.
Mr Newman

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U11A Football v King’s Hawford and Monmouth
Date: Wednesday 21st March
Result: BCS 0 – 1 King’s Hawford BCS 3 – Monmouth 0
Most Valued Player: Ashley Jindu
Report: We started the gorgeous afternoon playing a tough and fiercely fought game against King’s Hawford. Ashley and Felix provided a solid foundation at the back shutting them down quickly and efficiently. An early opportunity went begging and unfortunately saw the ball going over the bar. BCS seemed vulnerable from set pieces. A lapse in concentration saw an unmarked player get a head on the ball from a terrific corner. Despite the efforts of our midfield we couldn’t finish off our attacks. The second game saw a dominating performance over Monmouth School. Constant pressure from their goal kicks saw a barrage of shots fired back at a talented goalkeeper. Will managed to break the deadlock with an outstanding strike from outside the box. Felix provided a second goal with an excellent finish from corner. Finally, Luke finished a well fed long ball over the top to finish off the scoring.
Scorer: Felix, Luke, William

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U11B Football v King’s Hawford and Monmouth
Date: Wednesday 21st March
Result: BCS 1 – 2 King Hawford BCS 0 – Monmouth 1
Most Valued Player: Flynn McLoughlin
Report: A lovely afternoon, the boys really did play well against some tough opposition. We played King’s Hawford first and it was an even game, until King’s Hawford had two chances and took them both, firing them ahead 2-0. Flynn controlled the back superbly and was able to make a great clearance which allowed Dhruv to slot in a goal. Next we played Monmouth and again this was an even game with lots of opportunities for both sides. Again, Flynn controlled the defence excellently and won many challenges. We were unfortunate to concede a goal, but the boys showed a lot of fight and kept playing till the last whistle.
Scorer: Dhruv Susarla

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U11C Football v King’s Hawford and Monmouth 
Date: Wednesday 20th March
Result: BCS 1-0 Monmouth and BCS 0-1 King’s Hawford
Most Valued Player: Arjun Bajwa
Report: Mr Newman was very proud of these 8 boys for the duration of the afternoon. They worked so hard as a defensive unit, and gave their all to make it difficult for the opposition. Everyone understood the importance of their role in the context of the team effort, and nobody wanted to let their teammates down.
Mr Newman

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U8 A Football v King’s Hawford
Date: Thursday 21st March
Result: BCS 1 – 0 King’s Hawford
Most Valued Player: Jonty Scurlock
Report: The under 8 A team played a magnificent match against King’s Hawford which swung one way then the other. Both teams showed off their skills and I was very proud of the commitment, determination and resilience the boys showed during a second half onslaught from the visitors. Scurlock in goal was outstanding and shows real promise as does Arjun Gill in attack. If anything a little more composure in front of goal may have helped the team score more, but it was a great game and I hope the boys took a lot out of it.
Scorer: James Longworth
Mr Protherough

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U8B Football v King’s Hawford
Date: Thursday 21st March
Result: BCS 1-0 King’s Hawford
Most Valued Player: Silas Saha
Report: The match started off quite evenly with the Blue Coat boys being quite passive at the start and allowing the opposition to play, rather than meeting or closing the ball down. Once we changed our mindset, however, we pinned them in their half with some great through balls to Milo and Wilf who struck one into the back of the net. Harry made a good save and remembered to pounce on the ball, and Greg and Krish remained really steady at the back, distributing the ball well to Nihal and Arjun. Although playing out of position, Silas was a midfield general winning the ball and playing it forwards with pace. We had several chances but could not put the ball away in the back of the net. We defended our lead well and came home with a comfortable victory over a good King’s Hawford team Well done boys, bring on Warwick!
Scorer: Wilf Crow – Marcetic
Mrs Bennett

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U8C Football v King’s Hawford
Date: Thursday 21st March
Result: BCS 0-0 King’s Hawford
This was an exciting match that was dominated by the Blue Coat boys.  The boys did everything right but just couldn’t get the ball over the line.  There is a lot of hard work ahead to become the finished article – but the boys certainly showed determination to succeed.  The King’s Hawford Manager commented after the game that he was desperate for the final whistle to blow and I think that sums up a very good overall performance by the team.

Mr Neeson

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U10A Football v RGS The Grange
Date: Wednesday 20th March
Result: Won 2 Drew 2
Report: The U10 A football team produced some excellent football against some very strong schools in a festival at RGS The Grange. The whole team performed well only conceding 1 goal in 4 matches. Adam Bashir scored some sublime goals and Freddie Trevis was excellent especially on the right wing supplying some quality crosses. There was no overall winner but I felt that the team were probably the strongest on the day. An area of improvement though must be our finishing where at times we were sloppy in front of goal.
Mr Protherough

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NETBALL

U9A House Netball
Date: Tuesday 19th March
Result: St Margaret’s 5- 2 St Monica’s
Report: House matches are always highly contested at BCS and the Year 4 girls were no different today. The determination to win the ball was paramount and easy to see as both teams were contacting each other in their efforts to win the ball. After being reminded that it was indeed a netball and not a rugby House match, the girls started playing some beautiful netball and the ball was going up and down the court quite evenly. This was until the first half when St Margaret’s pulled ahead. There was some stand out defending from Georgina, Aleyah and Kenza and in attack there were some great dodges seen from Caitlin and Alex. Overall, the score did not really reflect the competitiveness seen in this match and I look forward to seeing how we get on in our final netball match next week.

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U9B House Netball match
Date: Tuesday 19th March
Result: Monica’s 3- 1 Margaret’s
Most Valued Player: Danae Manolopoulos, Charlie Serban
Report: A bit of a slow start for both teams, with the girls not using the space and unable to make quick enough decisions whether to release the ball to make a pass or shoot. However, as the game continued the girls really improved. At half time the score was 1-1 so all to play for. The ball went from end to end for most of the game however, in the final quarter with some fantastic shooting from Danae the end result was 3-1 to Monica’s. Well done though girls – a very enjoyable game
Mrs Bennett

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U9C House Netball match
Date: Tuesday 19th March
Result: St Margaret’s 3- 0 St Monica’s
Report: A game played in great spirit, with both teams eager to win and do well for their house. St Margaret’s got off to a strong start, passing quickly and moving into space, which allowed them to take an early lead. Emily moved well into space and helped get the ball to move down the court and into the D. Both teams defended well and all the girls tried hard to make quick decisions of who to pass to and to move into space!

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U11B Netball v Hallfield A
Date: Wednesday 20th March
Result: BCS B 7-8 Hallfield A
Most Valued Player: D Xuan
Report: As we had previously beaten Hallfield U11B team quite significantly we set up a fixture to challenge our B team to play Hallfield A. In the first quarter we went behind 2-0 but we were still getting used to our new formation as a team with Ava stepping up, and I could see we still looked in the match. In the second quarter we looked more settled with our tactics and Chloe, Natasha and Elspeth linked well on centre passes and were fluidly getting the ball to the shooting circle. We managed to score 3 goals this quarter and Hallfield were now on 4. In the third quarter we played with real composure and Daphne in particular in defence was awesome at her interceptions. We pulled the match level to 6-6 and it came down to who won the last quarter to win the match. In an exciting end to the match, Hallfield managed to intercept during our attacking play and go into the lead with them having the next centre pass. They scored again and although we scored through Shakthi, time ran out and we found ourselves 1 goal down to lose the match. Although it was a loss the team need to really be pleased with themselves as they had new positions and players within their team and they adapted so well to this in a short space of time. This shows you the quality of our girls and their great team spirit, especially against an A team.
Mrs Bennett

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U11C Netball Tournament
Date: Wednesday 21st March
Result: BSC 0- 1 Sibford . BCS 0 – 9 Eversfield. BCS 2- 3 Warwick. BCS 1-3 Fairfield
Most Valued Player: Serena Sall
Report: A lovely sunny afternoon, perfect for a netball tournament which the girls were really excited about. They were in a group of 4 other teams and the standard was really high. The girls played well over all however, it was their own unforced errors like footwork and ball placement that had an impact on our final result. Overall we need to tidy up our play. Having said that the girls didn’t give up right up until the last whistle and there were some lovely examples of play moving the ball up the court, showing that our spatial awareness has improved over the term. Well done girls, a really good effort today and a great experience nonetheless, you were a pleasure to take!
Mrs Somerville

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U11D Netball Tournament
Date: Wednesday 20th March
Result: BCS O-3 Bablake, BCS 0- 2 Everfield , BCS 0-3 Warwick, BCS 1-1 Fairfield , BCS 2-0 Stamford, BCS 2- 0 Kingsley
Most Valued Player: Mahshami Ahmed
Report: The girls were excited for the seven matches against an array of teams and were a bit disheartened at first having lost the first three games. However some changes were made with playing positions and the girls worked hard to turn around the results. A very good afternoon of sunshine, excellent teamwork and some quick reactions, inventive passing and defending meant that the girls were able to have a taste of success for the final three games. Well done to all.
Scorer: Phoebe Hughes 5, Gargi Paneesha 1

Mrs Barrowclift

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U11B Netball V Paganel Primary
Date: Monday 18th March
Result: BCS 11-1 Paganel Primary
Report: The girls played some beautiful netball, passing the ball neatly down the court and into the D. Our timing was sharp and the opposition could not keep up with our speed of pass or movement. The girls played well against a tall and physical side and learnt the importance of getting in front and accurate passing. A dominant performance, well done girls!

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U11A GSA Netball Tournament
Date: Wednesday 20th March
Result: BCS 8-4 Cranford House A, BCS 8-4 Derby High A, BCS 14-1 EHS B, BCS 8-10 Cranford House B, BCS 11-1 Derby B, BCS 6-5 EHS A
Most Valued Player: A fantastic team performance, but for her movement and work rate – Matilda Goodrham
Report: A beautiful afternoon of high standard Netball. The tournament was organised as a round robin giving the girls 7 matches. Blue Coat were forced to make a couple of changes to our regular A team, but you would not have noticed. The girls really stepped up and slotted straight in. The team worked really hard all afternoon in hot conditions and it was lovely to see them play a variety of positions and keep their shape and high standards on court. A tough match against a strong Cranford House side meant we just missed out on the Gold Medal and ended a very close second. A fantastic afternoon and the girls should be really proud of their silver medals, well done!