St Francis CofE Primary School

St Francis Y5/6 Football Team


St Francis Football Team - 2017/18

 

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

 

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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

                          Luke

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

Luke

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)

Harry

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.