|Date||Opponents||Played at||Match Report by Captain, Louie W.|
|27.9.18||Lowton West||Lowton High||
With Year Six on their residential it was Year Five who flew the flag for our first football fixture of the new season. Playing against a very strong Lowton West, the team succumbed to a late goal flurry in a 12-1 defeat. All the team can be extremely proud of their efforts against older and more experienced opponents. Ruby scored our goal with a cool finish and Captain Dylan awarded the Spirit of the Games Wristband for Self-Belief to goalkeeper Billy. He produced some outstanding stops throughout. A real natural!
|4.10.18||Lowton J and I||Lowton High||
We made an outstanding start to our football season with a 7-0 victory over Lowton J and I. The goals were scored by Dylan (3), Charlie (2), Noel (1) and Louie (1). We played great passing football, look confident on the ball and didn't let up throughout the game; we possibly should have scored more! Despite the scoreline, we remained humble and didn't take anything for granted. I would like to say a big well done to Dylan for scoring a hat-trick, playing against children a year above. Let's hope we can continue this level of performance next week!
(Louie and Gabe)
|11.10.18||St Luke's||Lowton High||
On Thursday, the football team played against St. Luke's (last year's champions!). We played outstandingly and dominated possession throughout the game. Even though the team only won 1-0, it could easily have been 7 or 8. The team created a well-worked goal for Gabe with a few minutes to go which was the least that we deserved after a strong team performance.
(Louie and Gabe)
|1.11.18||St Thomas'||Golborne High|
|8.11.18||St Mary's||Lowton High||
The football team continued their great form with a 7-0 win over Lowton St. Mary's. We dominated the game, playing fantastic passing football as always. Well done to Dylan for bagging 4 close range goals, Gabe for scoring twice and Louie for scoring the 7th. Olivia also deserves congratulations after being awarded 'Honesty'. It appeared she had scored at the back post following a cross from the left and the referee gave a goal. However, she admitted that the ball had hit the fence before going into the net showing great sportsmanship and thoroughly deserving the wristband.
|22.11.18||All Saints||Golborne High||
We travelled to Golborne High looking to come away with another 3 points. Playing fast-paced passing football and working hard for each other, we beat All Saints 21-1 with Gabe (7) and Dylan (9) sharing 16 goals between them. Ethan (2), Colby, Olivia, Louie also managed to get on the scoresheet in a comprehensive victory where the team remained sporting and professional despite the heavy scoreline. Ethan was awarded 'Respect' after immediately checking if an opposition player was alright after a strong but fair tackle that had left him on the ground and helping him up.
|24.1.19||St Catherine's||Lowton High||
In a tight affair, Gilded Hollins came away with the 3 points in our toughest task so far this year. After goals from Charlie and Dylan in the first half, we went in 2-1 up at the break. St. Catherine's drew level though, playing well on the break. We had shot after shot, hitting the post, crossbar and keeper numerous times. It didn't look as though it would be our night but we stayed patient and calm on the ball, getting our reward with a last minute winner. Captain, Louie was awarded 'Teamwork' for sticking to his defensive duties and putting the team first despite wanting to push into midfield.
|31.1.19||Golborne Community||Lowton High|
|Date||Opponents||Played at||Match Report by Captain, Colby D.|
|12.10.18||Sacred Heart||Gilded Hollins||
On Friday, we played Sacred Heart at home. Colby scored the first try from close range after attacking the line and then Louie scored the second shortly after. Our defence was outstanding in the first half. However, we conceded late on after three sets on our own line. In the second half, we let the game get away from us making mistakes and tiring in defence. The final score was 16-8 to Sacred Heart, in a game that we should have won.
(Colby and Noel)
|Golborne Community||Gilded Hollins|
|1.3.19||St Joseph's||Gilded Hollins||
After a long break, we played Joseph's at home but unfortunately lost 22-18 despite leading 18-4 at half time. Our try scorers were Colby, Charlie and Noel x2, also kicking one goal. Ethan really impressed with his ball handling skills and solid defence in only his second ever game of rugby. We also have to give credit to St. Joseph's who were a brilliant tea, particularly in the second half. From the previous game, we all worked better, together as a unit and everyone was a valued member of the team.
|7.3.19||Bedford Hall Methodist||Bedford Hall Methodist||
On Thursday 7th March, we went to Bedford Hall and won 20-16 (5 tries to 4). Colby and Gabe each scored with Charlie bagging an impressive hat-trick. Gabe's try came on his debut in a very solid performance with Ethan also continuing to impress by carrying the ball well and holding his position. We also did well spreading the ball out wide as shown by Gabe's try in corner from Colby's long pass. For next week, we are going to work on playing the best the rugby we can rather than thinking about what is going on around us. Golborne Community up next!
|15.3.19||XII Apostles||XII Apostles|
|22.3.19||Leigh C.E||Gilded Hollins|
|12.4.19||Newton Westpark||Gilded Hollins|
|Date||Opponents||Played at||Match Report by Captain, Lily-May H.|