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Football League 2017
Date Opponents Played at Match Report by Captain, Ethan B                    
21.9.17 St Catherine's Lowton High With only five minutes to go, we were 3-2 up. To our despair, St Catherine's were awarded a last minute free kick! Despite our greatest efforts, the ball dipped over our defensive wall and bounced into the net. Unfortunately, this resulted in a 3-3 draw. I awarded the spirit of the games to Matthew C,Y5, for determination.
28.9.17 Lowton West Lowton High With only ten minutes to go, it was 0-0. To our despair, one of Lowton West's players  ran straight through our defence and shot with all his strength, hitting the back of the net. After this, we kept our heads up and then we were so close to scoring two goals. Unfortunately, this game resulted as 1-0 to Lowton West. I awarded spirit of the games to Harvey, Y6, for determination.
5.10.17 Lowton J and I Lowton High This week we stepped on to the pitch with a strong sense of teamwork. We have learnt from our previous matches to play the game by capitalising on our stengths. With this in mind, it wasn't long before one of our strikers, Bailey, fired the ball to the back the net.This was proceeded by another two goals from myself and Jack, resulting in a 3-0 win and our first points on the table. I awarded spirit of the games to Jack, for teamwork.
12.10.17 St Luke's Lowton High This week, we stepped onto the pitch knowing that this team were very good.  St Luke's had first kick off and scored two in the first half.The first goal they scored was a cross and the second goal was a 1 on 1 with the keeper.  In the second half we got kick off yet they still scored another two goals. Suddenly, Jack through balled the ball to me and I shot, hit the fence and scored in the bottom left.  This game resulted as a 4-1 loss.  I awarded spirit of the game to Louis W, Y5, for determination for his outstanding work in defence.
2.11.17 St Thomas' Golborne High This week, we stepped onto the pitch knowing that we were not playing on our home ground,we were playing away. We had first kick off and in that half we scored one and they scored non.  Suddenly, the whistle blew for the first half to end. Throughout this period, we chose Evan to come on up front (as our substitute).  In the next five minutes, we got a free kick and Gabriel stepped up and crossed it in to Evan, who hit it in with his knee!  In the next five minutes, they scored on again. Just before the whistle blew they scored another goal.  This game resulted as a 3-2 Loss. I awarded spirit of the game Honesty to Gabriel. 
9.11.17 St Mary's Lowton High This week, we played at our normal grounds, knowing their team was very good.  Despite our opponents having kick off, I managed to score two goals from outside the box.  Then the whistle blew.  Jack and I came off for the second half, with me returning for the last five minutes.  Unexpectedly, they scored a goal. Then Evan gained possession of the ball, ran from the half way line and smashed the ball in the back of the net. Jack scored a cracker soon after this so this game ended in a 4-1 win. I awarded spirit of the games Ethan M for self belief.
23.11.17 All Saints Golborne High  
30.11.17 Golborne  Lowton High  
14.11.17 Christ Church Lowton High  


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Match report by captain, Harvey H

13.10.17 St Joseph's St Joseph's

So the first match of the season was against the experienced St Joseph's.  With half of our team making their debut appearance, we knew it would be tough.  We spent most of the first half defending our line and consequently we were 4-0 down at half time.  Nevertheless we pulled up our socks and had a team chat and came back fighting.  When we got close to their try line, Charlie waited for the last tackle before kicking a perfectly positioned ball to Billy, who caught it and went in for the try. The second try was on the third tackle when Charlie scooted and scored.  Though we were playing much better, unfortunately St Joseph's went on to score two more tries resulting in a 6-2 loss.                                           

9.3.18 Newton West Park N.W.P

On Friday 9th March, we played Newton West Park, away. Our defence was outstanding throughout and so was our attack. Our first half try scorers were Louie and Harvey, after good passing out wide. In second half, Ethan B scored, before Colby showed great determination to touchdown in the last minute! This try won us the game 4-3. Ethan S, James and Leo also made their debuts. We now play XII Apostles, this Friday!

16.3.18 XII Apostles XII Apostles

We played XII Apostles, who were a very good side, on Friday 16th March. Including kicks, we were defeated 44-12, after being 32-0 down at half time! We made a comeback late on due to our determination and never-say-die attitude, drawing the second half 12-12. Ethan and Harvey scored tries, with Charlie and Noel kicking the goals. Now, onto Tuesday!

20.3.18 Sacred Heart Gilded Hollins

At home to Sacred Heart, we walked onto the pitch with a very positive attitude, following an improved second half performance in our previous game. We won show the toss and began to show strong attacking until, after a last tackle kick from Charlie, Sacred Heart returned the ball well and began to make yards out wide. This became their tactic throughout the game, with the first half ending Gilded Hollins 6-16 Sacred Heart. Colby touched down with Charlie landing the conversion. Despite deserved tries from Ethan B and Noel in the second half, with Noel adding a conversion, we fell to a 32-16 defeat in a match where we were the better team for long periods.

23.3.18 Leigh C.E Gilded Hollins




19.4.18 Bedford Hall Methodist Gilded Hollins

We fell to a 38-6 defeat at the hands of Bedford Hall Methodist on Thursday. Putting the result and scoreline to one side, Mr Taylor was immensely proud of the spirit in which we played the game, showing determination and respect throughout, and for not giving up despite the heavy scoreline. Our try scorer was Ethan B, who powered through the middle and reached over to put the ball down, late in the first half; Noel converted from in front of the posts. In hot conditions, we also lost Harvey and Martha to injury during the game but battled until the final whistle, in the face of an extremely confident away side.