U11A Boys’ Hockey v KES U12
The scoreline didn’t truly reflect how close this game was. The aim of the fixture was to really put pressure and test our U11A’s, but playing U12A’s. KES quickly demonstrated how quick and accurate they can be on the ball putting our defence under pressure. We quickly conceded a few goals as we were still getting used to the pace of the game. We struggled to get the ball out of our half and then when we did we couldn’t keep possession. However, once we sorted our positional play and marked the opposition, we applied great pressure which lead to a number of quick counter-attacks. We managed to execute two good team goals and were awarded several short corners. When focused, we matched their ability, if not surpassed them. With maturity and experience we know need to keep our focus throughout the game to ensure we don’t give the opposition too much space and time.
Score: BCS 2-6 KES
U11B Boys’ Hockey v KES U12
The U11B Hockey team travelled to KES for a hockey game on a cold Friday afternoon. The team started well, making some good tackles to prevent KES taking an early lead with Munashe and Fotios holding strong in defence and Aarush making some excellent saves. However, once some ex-BCS pupils were substituted onto the pitch, goals started coming for the opposition making it very difficult for the defence to clear the ball out of the ‘D’. In the second half a more competitive start with the boys attempting to put the KES team under pressure and try to win the ball back. The team managed to create a couple of attacks ending with shots on target with Ahryan dribbling up the pitch with pace to create a goal-scoring chance. A tough fixture against some older and stronger opponents who made keeping possession of the ball hard work for the BCS team, but plenty to learn and put into practice for their next hockey fixture.
Score: KES Win
U10A Boys’ Football v Solihull Prep
The U10A Football team hosted Solihull, looking for a response after last week’s defeat by Warwick. With the frosty conditions causing havoc, it was brilliant to get the game on for all the players. The team started slowly and were quickly 1 down with some sloppy passing at the back, giving Solihull an easy chance for a goal, which was taken. The BCS team were off the pace not closing down and pressuring their opponents, giving them too much time on the ball. However, a brilliant driving run forward from Noah that resulted in a goal line clearance seemed to get the team wanting to be competitive, and after this the BCS boys were making some excellent tackles, interceptions and winning possession higher up the pitch. The introduction of Umar was key to this, with him closing down his opponent and always winning possession back for the team. This led to the equaliser and the team winning the ball back in midfield and then Noah charging forward for a tidy finish into the net. Half time came with a chance to recharge for the second half. The second half continued in the way the first half ended, with BCS closing down quickly and winning the ball higher up this pitch. This led to the second goal with a powerful shot from Freddie into the corner of the net that was unstoppable for the goalkeeper. Confidence started to grow in the team and at times they played some brilliant passing Football with Freddie looking to play the ball out wide to players in spaces. This was supported by the defence who knew when under pressure to play the ball into the channel to get possession away from their own penalty box. Despite the post being hit in the last moments and some last ditch tackles from Rayan and Noah, the team held on for a victory in an extremely competitive game.
Score: BCS 2-1 Solihull
U10B Boys’ Football v Solihull Prep
The frost finally thawed enough to allow for the fixture to go ahead. Despite the scoreline, there were plenty of positives to take away from this game. Solihull were able to play a lot of their initial football in the BCS half, however could not break through our defence to create any solid chances of scoring. BCS got players behind the ball and were able to regain procession and clear their lines. An unfortunate goal either side of half time quickly deflated spirits. However, once BCS were able to sort their positional play out, we stretched Solihull and created some space. A good clearance created a quick counterattack allowing Arjun to score a goal with great composure. Their were speights of great footballing ability and understanding with the likes of Jago, Jasper and Oli moving the ball quickly and into space to keep procession and set up further attacks. As we pressed higher up the pitch, we became more vulnerable to a counterattack leading to Solihull scoring an excellent team goal, for which they moved the ball quickly and effectively.
Score: BCS 1-4 Solihull
U8, U9 & U11 Swimming Gala v Holy Trinity
The BCS performance squads, for Years 3, 4 and 6, kicked off the year in front of a packed-out swimming pool to take the win on points against Holy Trinity. The opposition brought plenty of quality swimmers, which pushed our boys & girls on the evening. Anna was a standout performer for the year 6 girls, with several strong performances, including a personal best in 25m Freestyle and a great battle in the 50m Butterfly. Moving forward, the swimmers are looking to improve their turns to support any swims over 25m.
Score: BCS Win
U10S Netball v Solihull Prep
All the girls were excited for their first netball match of the Lent term. Although we played sevens on this occasion, having a sub meant we could still rotate each quarter as each player tried to define their role within the team. After a 0-0 first quarter, Blue Coat started to look more confident with their attacking play and were passing to moving players with well timed passes from Esther to Arya B into Alayna we started to score with Tamara getting us off the mark. Growing in confidence as Arya M and and Annabelle were proving too strong in defence by the third quarter we were leading 7-1. Amadora and Aria also made great interceptions and Aria was noticeably strong in her timing for her interceptions made and her runs to support attacking play. This was a great match for the girls and one they certainly deserved the win.
Score: BCS 12-2 Solihull
U9A Football v Solihull Prep & Warwick
This was an amazing experience, firstly to be playing at Solihull Moors, walking through the stadium, and secondly to be playing in a triangular against Warwick and Solihull. This provided an ample opportunity for all players to gain positive experiences on and off the ball. Our first game versus Warwick, we started off very slow, giving Warwick plenty of time and space on the ball. Despite having the majority of the possession we lacked a little discipline with our positional play. Once we spread out we created some great chances only to be denied by some good goalkeeping. The score ended in a disappointing draw – a should had been win. Against Solihull, we were a different team. We hunted for the ball, controlled the ball, and pass the ball into space effectively. This lead to a very comfortable win. Overall, a great first match experience with plenty of positives to take away.
Score: Draw v Warwick, Win v Solihull
U9B Football v Solihull Prep & Warwick
The u9B Football team had the opportunity to feel like professional footballers for their triangular fixture versus Solihull and Warwick as they had the opportunity to walk through the stadium and play at Solihull Moors FC. For their first game they played against Warwick and passed the ball excellently around the park with Arya and Roman starting the attacking moves finding Ibrahim and Jovan in the wide positions who kept finding pockets of space. Despite this they conceded to a lapse in concentration but that still did not deter the team from passing the ball and keeping possession of the ball. This was rewarding when a cross into the box was finished by George. The introduction of Arin made again for some brilliantly through balls to the wide and forward players. The defence were tested but Roman, Raj, and Arya kept the Warwick attack out to secure a draw. Into the second game versus Solihull the team again passed the ball around excellently with Jovan looking forward for passes and Arin playing some key through balls. The team took the lead with a cross form Raj put into the box with pace that was deflected into the goal, and then in the second half completed the victory with a long range shot from Roman going into the bottom corner. The defence were tested but a magnificent save from Arya ensured a clean sheet was kept.
Score: Win v Solihull, Draw v Warwick
U9C Football v Solihull & Warwick
The U9C Football team had a fantastic opportunity to play at the home of Solihull Moors FC on the 4G pitch after walking through the stadium of the team. This wowed the team and got them excited for their afternoon of Football. The team played two fixtures with the first being against Warwick and the second against Solihull. In the first fixture BCS quickly took a 2-0 lead with Arin finishing off an attack and Max getting on the end of a cross from Aarav. Despite some pressure, the defence of James and Jonathan and Goalkeeper Zar kept the Warwick attack from the goal with some strong tackles until the very last moments but still secured a 2-1 victory. Into the second game again the team started well with Max and Charles having some shots on targets and testing thr Solihull Goalkeeper. This resulted in a couple of excellent goals for the team. The defence and midfield won possession back excellently and did not concede any goals with William and Aarav always eager to win the ball back for the team. An excellent afternoon for the players at a lovely venue.
Score: BCS Win against Solihull & Warwick
U8, U9, U10 & U11 Swimming Gala v Highclare
The BCS performance squads, for all Prep years, had their second gala in as many days; this time against Highclare School. The opposition brought several quality swimmers, which pushed our boys & girls on the evening. Mia was a standout performer for the Year 6 girls, with several strong performances in Backstroke; both as an individual and as part of a relay team. Moving forward the swimmers are looking to improve their underwater phases to become more effective at the start of every swim.
Score: BCS Win
U10 Netball v Solihull Prep
The U10s made the journey over to Solihull school on Monday afternoon. A great afternoon of netball, the girls have been practicing really hard over since the beginning of term, improving their passing, space and footwork. It was a perfect opportunity to put all that practices into action. It was great to see all teams work well together, passing the ball through the court and scoring goals. It was a successful afternoon, finishing with a draw and a win. Well done girls, keep up the hard work!
Score: 1x Draw 1x Win
U11A Netball v Solihull Prep
A very competitive, fast paced game this afternoon against Solihull. It was the girls’ last practice before IAPS and so the intention was to practice lots of different combinations of players and positions. The girls worked incredibly hard and demonstrated their diverse skill sets. It was fantastic to see them play in different positions and play really good netball. The girls managed to pull away in moments of the game, but Solihull managed to always pull it back, making a competitive game right till the final whistle, where the win really could of gone one way or the other. However, on this occasion BCS were victorious and a well deserved win! Well done girls a really good squad performance. Next stop IAPS!
Score: BCS 7-2 Solihull
U11D Netball v Solihull
This Wednesday, the girls played and strong and tall Solihull side. The girls showed great perseverance constantly winning the ball back whenever Solihull had possession. We tried hard to get the ball to goal but struggled to move the ball past Solihull’s defence. Unfortunately for the girls, Solihull were slightly more clinical in converting a turnover into a goal leading to a 10-1 win to Solihull. The team showed excellent perseverance and kept fighting for the ball until the final whistle went. Well played girls, we have plenty to work on in training and hopefully next time we will come back stronger.
Score: BCS 1-10 Solihull
U11B & C Football v Solihull Prep
This was an amazing opportunity for all our pupils to play at Solihull Moors FC. Firstly, the wow factor of walking through the 1st team stadium to be led onto a superb quality Astro turf. Both games were back and forth and could had gone either way. Unfortunately with Football, if you don’t score, you can’t win. Unfortunately, at times we didn’t make the most of our chances. However, plenty of positives to take away from both games.
Score: Solihull Win
U11D Football v Solihull Prep
The boys had a brilliant afternoon at Solihull Moors FC and made the most of the incredible facilities on offer! There was a cagey first half, in which the score was 0-0 at the break. Both teams were playing their first competitive game of the football season and this was evident, with a scrappy start to the game. However, in the second half, BCS put in a wonderful performance and came away comfortable winners after 4 well taken goals by Ismaeel, our hattrick (and one extra for good measure!) hero. All of the pupils involved can be proud of their efforts and their second half display in particular. Sami and Shaan were a constant threat with their runs in behind, with Tom holding it all together in central midfield. Kabir, Daven and Aaryan were rocks in defence, alongside Jai who made some brilliant tackles and wonderful forward passes. Well done boys, a very enjoyable game!
Score: BCS 4-0 Solihull
U11/U10 Swimming Gala v Kings Hawford
A superb way to round off a week packed with galas was a close battle between BCS and our visitors King Hawford. Gaining experience each day this week from previous galas, our swimmers put on a showcase of their abilities in the pool with several personal bests swum in some closely contested heats! Our Year 6 pupils have been working closely on their starts, turns and underwater transitions which were delivered brilliantly in the 50-metre individuals. With support from some Year 4 swimmers, our Year 5 relays demonstrated smooth transitions in their relays adding to the winning streak throughout the evening. Special mention to Freddie Wood and Paul Wang as standout swimmers of the event for both their respected individual and relay efforts. Well done to all swimmers, particularly our Year 6s for an incredible week of swimming!
Score: BCS Win
U11 A Football
The U11s showed real promise in a great game against Solihull on Wednesday which they narrowly lost 4-3. Ahyran Paul showed glimpses of genius with two fantastic finishes and Noah showed what a wonderful footballer he is with his movement and drive covering every blade of synthetic grass! Leon also played fantastically in defence. The big learning for the whole team is the tenacity which we need to be successful against good players.
Score: BCS 3 – 4 Solihull