St Francis CofE Primary School

Football - Y5/6 Team

St Francis Football Team - 2018/19


School Football ‘Team A’ 2018/19

For details of St Francis’ league position (Northern League)


St Francis 10 - Tadpole 0     League    22.11.18  

On a cold day St Francis entertained Tadpole at home. When our opponents turned up they looked a very big side so we thought we would be in for a tough game.

The first half started at a very fast pace with St Francis scoring quickly. this was followed by more goals leading us to a 7-0 score at half time.

The second half started as the daylight began to fall and it took some time to add to the score, but eventually we did with the final tally being 10 - 0.

Liam and Joe both scored hat-tricks plus goals from Finlay and Jacob. Sean in goal had an easy afternoon as Charlie, Sam and Jayden did their work in defence. Other star players were Reece and Harry.



Man of the match: Sean for keeping a clean sheet!

Red Oaks 3, St Francis 5 – 11/10/18

Our second game was more successful with a great win over Red Oaks. The team swarmed over their opposition with a goal after just 18 seconds from Harry. Despite going two ahead, Red Oaks refused to give up with getting one back at half time.

Full marks goes to the Red Oaks keeper for some magnificent saves which, along with the posts, prevented at least ten further goals in St Francis’ favour. Red Oaks managed a comeback but with Harry scoring another two and with Finlay and Liam bagging a goal each, the best team prevailed.

Man of the match: Harry for scoring a hat trick!



Peatmoor 4,  St Francis 4 – 4/10/18

This was the first game of the new season with the team keen to defend their last year super performance as title holders of the Northern league.

St Francis were ahead for most of the game but the opposition managed to pulled back and keep in the game and, at one time, pulled ahead to lead 4 to 3. Fortunately, St Francis equalised towards the end to make it level at 4 all.

Scorers for St Francis were: Harry, Jacob, Reece and Finlay.

Man of the match was Jayden for a sterling performance in defence.

Gratefully, the team was well supported by parents.





St Francis Football Team - 2017/18 

St Francis win the Northern League!!

We are pleased to report that as well as winning the Swindon Primary Shield, St Francis football team have achieved a double by winning their league! Although they have the same number of points as the runners up, Abbey Meads, by the fact that St Francis beat Abbey Meads in their league game they, as a result, take the title! This is the first time the school’s football team have won their league. Well done to the players who richly deserve the title!

Please click here to see the results (under the North section).


Report on the Primary School Shield Final – St Francis v St Marys - 18th May '18

On a Sunny Saturday morning, Millbrook School hosted four primary school finals. St Francis played against St Marys who have been undefeated in their league fixtures this year. It was a festival feel to the celebrations with excellent organisation and great support from parents’, carers’, family and friends.

After a slight delay due to the first match going to penalties, the Shield finally got underway. St Marys proved to be strong in all areas of the game and in the fourteenth minute of the first half the St Marys striker eased past two defenders and put the ball past Bradley’s left side and into the net to take the lead. In the second half, St Francis had more control of the ball with more chances at goal but despite this they could not find the equaliser. However, after several further attempts, including Evan’s shot from outside the box which deflected off a defenders arm, Bailey found himself in the St Marys box, turned a defender and shot at goal to hit the back of the net to make it level at 1-1. The game then went into extra time.

Despite an all attack line-up with Jamie at central back and defenders Finn, Aaryan and Charlie left on the bench, after extra time it remained 1-1 with the dreaded penalty shoot out to come. Only those players on the field could participate, so the first brave lads volunteered to take penalties. Thankfully, Bailey, Keon and Seb were successful with theirs. Similarly, St Marys had the same result leaving it even at 3-3 on penalties.

This led to a final showdown with the 6th player having to take their penalties on a ‘sudden death’ basis when the pressure was at its highest. The blood pressure levels were now dangerously high with the parents’ and managers. Fortunately, Liam stepped up and successfully converted his, leaving St Marys to equalise to stay in the game. Up to this point, keeper Bradley had had an excellent game saving several goals and, at this crucial moment, he didn’t buckle. Literally, with the last kick of the match, Bradley stopped the opposition’s attempt with his feet and was immediately swarmed by his team mates as the game was won.

Celebrations followed and respect was rightly given to St Marys as it could have easily gone their way. This is the first time a St Francis’ football team have won a title so well done to all who participated and supported the team.


This season, we kicked off with an away match versus Red Oaks Primary School in Round 1 of the cup.  It was a great match and we won the match 7-0.

Ferndale 0 - 7 St Francis

                        Jamie (3), Liam, Keon, Bailey, OG

Please see below the match report written by the Bailey (captain) and Jamie (man of the match).

On Tuesday 4th October, St Francis played a cup match against Ferndale in the cup.

We won the match 7-0 and we shared the goals around the team.  I was captain and I chose Jamie as man of the match for a debut hat-trick for the team.

"Ferndale put in a great performance, but the difference was our clinical finishing in front of goal.  A fine first performance." Mr Bloys

 Our next fixture is a cup match versus Millbrook on Tuesday 14th November 2017.

Millbrook 1 - 1 St Francis (4 - 2 on penalties)

Please see below the match report written by Bailey (captain) and Bradley/Keon (men of the match).


"It was such a close match.  Bradley kept us in the game in the first half and we could have scored three in the second half.  We performed well, but we just couldn't put the ball in the back if the net." Mr Bloys



St Francis Football Team - 2016/17


This season, we kicked off with an away match versus Red Oaks Primary School.  It was a great match and we won the match 1-0.

Red Oaks 0 - 1 St Francis


Please see below the match report written by the Harrison (captain) and Luke (man of the match).

Our first game of the season was an away trip to Red Oaks.  With a new squad we were hoping to start with a win.

Red Oaks pushed hard from the whistle, yet we created some perfect chances that we just didn’t score. Despite our hard work, they were having their fair share of chances. The second half was as difficult as the first. However we broke through their defence and scored halfway through the second half. Harrison played a great pass into Luke, who did a step-over and whacked it into the bottom corner. Luke later had to come off the pitch through injury, leaving us to defend our slender lead for the final few minutes with six men.  

"Red Oaks were a tough opponent and pushed St Francis all the way. I was very pleased with the attitude, determination and commitment the team showed throughout the match.  It was a well deserved first win of the season." Mr Bloys


Our next fixture is a cup match versus Moredon on Thursday 6th October 2016.

St Francis 15 v 1 Moredon - Round 1

Harrison 3, Jake 3, Ellis 2, Bailey 2, Luke, Josh, Harry, Own Goals 2.

Please see below the match report written by the Luke (captain) and Bailey (man of the match).

Our second game of the season was a home cup match where we welcomed Moredon Primary to St Francis.  Riding high in confidence, we were hopeful of another positive result.

It was a tricky match against a determined Moredon team, who were playing their very first match of the season.  The St Francis pitch made passing difficult for both sides during the early moments.  St Francis adapted to the pitch quickly and were able to build a lead.  Moredon were incredibly determined and played well and deservedly scored their goal.  We look forward to the next round of the cup and wish Moredon well with the rest of their season.                             

"Moredon grew in confidence during the match and showed great promise for future games.  I was pleased with the sportsmanship of the St Francis team and the manner in which they represented the attitudes of our school positively." Mr Bloys


Our next fixture is a cup match versus Hazelwood on Tuesday 22 November 2016.

St Francis 6 v 0 Hazelwood -Round 2

Jake 2,  Bailey, Luke Own Goals 2.

Please see below the match report written by the Bailey (captain) and Ruben (man of the match).

Our third game of the season was a home cup match where we welcomed Hazelwood Academy to St Francis. Riding high in confidence, we were hopeful of another positive result and a safe passageway to round 3.

We started the game strongly and scored in the first few minutes.  This gave us confidence and we became more settled on the ball.  We finished the half well and we 3-0 at half time.  In the second half we changed formation to cope with Hazelwood's attacking threat and were able to create more chances and score a further three goals.  It was an entertaining match on a bitterly cold afternoon.  We look forward to the next round of the cup and wish Hazelwood well with the rest of their season.

Our next fixture is a cup match versus Greenmeadow on Thursday 9th February 2017.

Greenmeadow 2 v 3 St Francis - Round 3

Luke, Jake, Ellis

Please see below the match report written by the Ruben (captain) and Callum (man of the match).

 After a positive opening we found ourselves a goal down.  We kept our heads and continued to play goo passing football.  We were able to score three goals without reply.  Greenmeadow scored towards the end of the match which set up a thrilling finale. It was an exhausting game and we are excited to be in the quarter finals.

Our next fixture is a league match versus Oakhurst  on Friday 24th February 2017.

Oakhurst 1 v 2 St Francis

Jake, Keon

Please see below the match report written by the Callum (captain) and Keon (man of the match).

This was a tough game against table-topping Oakhurst. Similarly to the previous match, after a bright opening we found ourselves a goal down against a very strong team.  By half time we had managed to equalise through a great team goal, scored by Jake.  With everything to play for, we pushed for a second goal.  It finally came through Keon's first goal for the team.  We were hanging on towards the end, but we managed to hold on for the win.


Our next fixture is a league match versus Catherine Wayte on Thursday 2nd March 2017.

Catherine Wayte 2 v 6 St Francis

Luke 1, Bailey 2, Jake 3

Please see below the match report written by the Keon (captain) and Ellis (man of the match).

 After a tough game against Oakhurst, we cam into this game brimming with confidence.  We started quickly into our passing game and took our chances well.  Catherine Wayte pushed us hard all the way, however we were able to put the game beyond them with a further three goals in the second half.  Catherine Wayte played well and never gave us the opportunity to relax during a hard fought victory.


Our next fixture is versus St Mary's C of E Primary in the cup Quarter Finals on Friday 10th March 2017.

St Mary's C of E 1 v 2 (AET) St Francis - Quarter Finals

Bailey, Luke

Please see below the match report written by the Ellis (captain) and Harrison (man of the match).

This was our toughest game of the season.  Full of promise after our  previous victories, we approached the game full of positivity.  We started brightly and pressed our early dominance with a half time lead. The balance of power shifted in the second half as St Mary's put us under immense pressure.  Even the most dogged defending and goalkeeping couldn't prevent the equaliser, just before full time.  Tired and a bit disappointed at being so close to victory, we headed into extra time.  A wonder strike from Luke put us ahead.  St Mary's desperately searched for a second equaliser, but we managed to hold on to win.  What a match!


 Our next fixture is a league match versus Abbey Meads on Friday 10th March 2017.

St Francis 1 - v - 3 Abbey Meads


Please see below the match report written by the Harrison (captain) and Jake (man of the match).

Fresh after our quarter final victory and full of confidence, we struggled to get going against a very determined Abbey Mead's team. We found ourselves two goals down at half time, a position that we haven't been used to.  We mustered a reply to give us hope, however Abbey Mead's sealed victory with a third goal midway through the second half.  Their goalkeeper played a blinder and we struck the post and crossbar.  It wasn't to be for us today, despite our best efforts. Congratulations to Abbey Meads, who played extremely well.


St Francis 2 - v - 2 Haydonleigh

Bailey, Jake

Please see below the match report written by the Jake (captain) and Josh (man of the match).

We welcomed Haydonleigh to St Francis for another league fixture. looking to bounce back from defeat, we started the game well.  We were hit with a quick goal from Haydonleigh.  By half time, we had managed to draw level, which restored our confidence.  As the second half progressed we conceded again, which set up an exciting end to the game.  We managed an equaliser, but couldn't push on for the win. Two points were earned in a very tough match against a strong Haydonleigh team.


St Francis 1 - v - 2 Ruskin (Semi Final)


Please see below the match report written by the Josh (captain) and Harry (man of the match).

This was the match we were most looking forward to this season.  Ruskin put us under a lot of early pressure and we found ourselves a goal down at half time.  Determined to improve, we started the second half with purpose and equalised with a super team goal.  As the game entered the final ten minutes, we conceded again.  We battled for the remainder of the half, but couldn't force an equaliser to take the game to extra time.  We were really proud to have reached the semi final and came off the pitch knowing we gave it 110%.  Next year, maybe?

St Francis 11 - v - 0 Westrop 

Jake 4, Harrison 3, Bailey, Keon, Luke, OG

Please see below the match report written by the Harrison (captain) and Harry (man of the match).

Our penultimate match of the season saw us welcome Westrop to St Francis.  In the end it was a positive result for the team as we were able to put the disappointment of being losing semi finalists to one side.  We played some good attacking team football and won the game.  Westrop played well and showed some good promise for the next season.  

St Francis 6 - v - 0 Orchid Vale

Jake 3, Luke 2, Bailey

Please see below the match report written by the Harrison (captain) and _______ (man of the match).

The final match of an exciting season was played on May 5th.  We knew that a win would take us to the top of the league and we certainly didn't lack focus.  In an all-round good team performance we scored some great footballing goals and were pleased to achieve the three points.