U11A Football v Warwick

The U10 Football team played their first fixture of the season versus their Warwick counterparts and were outdone by some clinical finishing and some sloppy mistakes in the defence. In the first half the contest was fairly even with BCS creating some good chances through Loic and Noah testing the Warwick goalkeeper. The BCS defence held firm and attempted the start some attacks with direct passes by Rayan, James and Jasper. Into the second half a sloppy start gave possession straight to Warwick who finished to go 1-0 up. After this the team were really deflated and two more mistakes trying to pass the ball out from the defence enabled some simple goals for Warwick. A disappointing second half after an even first half with the team not looking to get the ball forward quickly or make simple passes to players in good spaces. The Player of the Match was Noah Jordan for constant workrate trying to win the ball back for the team without much service as the striker from his team.

 

U11B Football v Warwick

The U10 Football team played their first fixture of the season against Warwick. The team started off brightly trying to create early goal-scoring opportunities with Oli making some key passes and Jago showing dribbling skills taking the ball past opponents. Despite this, Warwick were able to create some goal-scoring chances However were met by the agile George who made some excellent saves in goal. Into the second half and the BCS team started to run out of energy with Warwick using their athleticism to continue running up and down the pitch to score some goals. The team continued to work hard with Jago looking to start attacks in possession and Siyuan working hard to try to win the ball back for the team. Player of the match went to Siyuan for constantly trying to close opponents to win possession back for the team.

 

U11C Football v Warwick 

The boys made the long trip to Warwick witnessing a lorry on fire on the M40 on the way! Whilst the team weren’t able to deliver any fireworks, it was great to see the progress the boys have made already. Their football was vastly improved and although this was a tough game against good opposition, the performance showed real promise. The first half saw BCS penned in their own half soaking up pressure. A quick reshuffle at half time gave the team a bit more structure and the team was able to attack more fluently, with Lucas and Zimo shining with their effort and concentration.

 

U10D Football v Warwick

On lovely, bright, wintery afternoon, all the Under 10s travelled to Warwick Prep School to play their matches. This match was very even in the first half with both teams using the width of the pitch and putting in some useful crosses into the box, but were unlucky not to convert. The first goal came from a defensive error from The Blue Coat School, the Warwick Centre Forward pounced upon the opportunity, and tucked the ball into far corner of the goal 0-1 . James then took on several of the Warwick defence and weaved through to the top of the box and struck bottom right hand corner, despite the keepers efforts the score just before half-time was 1-1. The second half saw lots of attacking play by both teams, but Warwick Prep School had at least half a dozen shots saved by Jerry who had a huge amount to do in the final half to keep the score line at 1-1. Well Played everyone.

 

U10E Football v Warwick

The boys were very keen and excited to play this fixture, and they got off to a flying start! Jayden L scored a hat trick in the first half as did Zayan, the score was 6-0 at half time, with some reflection on how they could play better the boys started to use more width and made some excellent runs down the wings. After each goal the boys rotated their positions, Krish also got on the score sheet with two goals. The team played with great spirit and were elated with their emphatic result! Super well done everyone!

 

U9 Awesome Netball v Highclare

The girls were extremely excited about the fixture against Highclare and after a fantastic warm up were ready to play. There was some great attacking play from Carla and Elizabeth as we comfortably moved the ball down the court with no hesitation. As we were playing the match and rotating positions it was great to see the majority of the team happy to shoot and all having a good understanding of both attack and defence. Our defence was very good with great marking from Hannah and intercepts from Stephanie meant that Highclare just could not get the ball to their attack to shoot. A great start to the term!

Score: BCS 6 – 0 Highclare

 

U9 Splendid Netball v Highclare

On a bitterly cold day the Under 9s had their first fixture against Highclare Prep School. Playing five a side, the first quarter saw the girls settling into their positions and focussing on positional play, the match was very even with both teams having opportunities to score. After rotating positions the second quarter saw Highclare have a few more opportunities to score, but some very good defending by Anna Sun and Frances Li intercepted the passes to the shooters. The next two quarters were also closely fought , but Valentina Shi made an excellent shot and put The Blue Coat team ahead, despite a few more chances in a very even game, the score remained 1-0 .Well done girls!

Score: BCS 1 – 0 Highclare

 

U11 Matty Thacker Football Tournament at Winterfold House School

The U11 football team travelled to Winterfold House School on a snowy and cold day for the U11 Matty Thacker tournament. This was the chance to compete against other schools in the area for the first football fixtures of the the season.

The team were put into Pool B and had 6 games with the top two places going into the shield, 3rd and 4th into the cup and 5th and 6th into the Plate competition. In their first fixture versus Beaudesert, a 1-0 victory was comfortably achieved with a smart finish by Ahryan in the bottom corner and a heroic save from Aditiya in the last minute kept BCS with the three points.

Into the second game, BCS played a strong Wolverhampton Grammar School team and a well taken goal from the opposition and an amazing double save from their Goalkeeper resutled in a 1-0 loss for BCS.

Into the next game versus Kings St Albans, BCS were comfortable victors with Toby and Noah scoring the goals in a 2-0 victory.

The fourth fixture versus West House was a 0-0 draw with plenty of possession and good passing football from the team but not testing the opposition Goalkeeper in the short 10-minute game.

The last two fixtures were against teams in similar positions to them and positive results would mean progression through to the Shield Semi-Final. BCS took the lead versus Warwick with a goal bundled over the line by Noah, but Warwick equalised immediately and then a defensive lapse meant Warwick took the lead and the three points.

In the final game versus Hereford Cathedral School, the team were still disappointed from the game before and this showed as within a flash they were 3-0 down and despite a much improved second half performance, it was for no reward, showing in tournament football there is no room for thinking about past games and you need to be prepared for the next fixture.

The team finished in 5th position in their group and were through to the Plate Finals. In the plate semi-final, BCS faced The Downs Malvern and were comfortable 3-0 winners playing some excellent passing football with Toby, Noah, and Ahryan scoring some lovely goals.

The team were through to the final versus Kings St Albans and dominated possession again, finding space and moving the ball well but without testing the opposition’s Goalkeeper. The game then went into Golden Goal Extra Time and in the second half, Dan Tyler, made a great run to finish at the back post after a great cross from Toby to ensure the silverware came back to BCS.

A positive way to finish the tournament after the disappointment for the last two group games with player improving in testing conditions, however, the focus now has to be to understand and get into positions quicker defensively and to transfer the ball quicker into the attacking third.

 

U11B Netball v Bromsgrove

This match was quite even from the start with both teams trying to do their best in very cold conditions. BCS took the lead with some excellent link play from Nanda and Madalen into the shooting circle. Umaiza and Lara started strong in defence with Katie making her debut in a new position. All of the team worked hard to intercept and break down any Bromsgrove attack. As the match progressed the conditions deteriorated and fingers were getting cold and passes were going awry. Instinctively even though their hands were freezing, Sinai, Rubie and Tarini were making intercepts and we continued to move the ball end to end in a tightly contested match. All the girls should be pleased with their performance!

Score: BCS 4 – 5 Bromsgrove

 

U11C Netball v Bromsgrove

The U11’s played their first netball match of the season in very chilly conditions! The girls started well and played some lovely passes through the mid court into the attacking circle, and took an early lead of 2-0. Despite the opposition’s efforts, The Blue Coat School’s defence made some great interceptions to prevent them from scoring.The second quarter was very similar to the first with good flowing passes. The girls used lots of space on court and kept their passing short. At half time the score was 4-1 . The third quarter did not flow as well as the previous two, but there were some strong attacking movements around the attacking circle, but just failed to convert. With only a difference of two goals, the final quarter saw The Bromsgrove School step up a gear and they managed to score 3 goals in quick succession winning the match 4-5 . A very positive start to the netball season, well played to all the girls.

Score: BCS 4 – 5 Bromsgrove

 

U11 D Netball V Bromsgrove

What a great first game of the season! This Wednesday, the U11s played their first game against Bromsgrove. The first rotation of play started off confident with BCS having the first centre pass. The girls worked hard to maintain possession of the ball, however, due to the cold weather, the girls took a while to warm up leading to some end to end play. In the second rotation, the team gained some more confidence in the shooting circle leading to Mei-Li scoring two goals. As the third and fourth rotations came around, the girls began to demonstrate some excellent defensive skills turning over ball after ball. This allowed for two more goals to be scored by Aditi and Lucy. As the final whistle blew, the final score was 4-2 win for BCS. This was an excellent start to the season for the U11s and was brilliant to see their determination to win and teamwork! Well done to Emily de-Bono for receiving player of the match!

Score: BCS 4 – 2 Bromsgrove

 

U11A Netball v Bromsgrove

The U11A team played their first fixture of the term on Wednesday, we faced Bromsgrove, normally a school that bring some tough competition for us. Within the first quarter BCS stormed ahead, making it a 8-1 lead. This filled the girls with confidence and rightly so! The girls looked after the ball on their centre passes and turned over the ball time and time again on theirs. Moving into the second half of the game, Bromsgrove fought back and tightened the score line. This wasn’t enough though for them to take the lead and BCS scored goal after goal. Player of the match went to Anna Newman for her excellent movement around court and many interceptions across court. A super effort girls and a great first match.

Score: BCS 24 – 15 Bromsgrove

 

U11A Boys Hockey v KES U12

Score: BCS 2 – 6 KES

Player of the match: Noah Olatayo-Moses