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Shakespeare v Webb Ellis House Sport

Amazing turn out today from both houses! Well done to everyone who showed up to support – the atmosphere was incredible! Both teams had wins and draws, very exciting competition. Looking forward to Thursday where Godiva take on Whittle!
 
Year 7 Girls: WE win
Year 7 Boys: DRAW
Year 8 Girls: SE win
Year 8 Boys: DRAW
Year 9 Girls: WE win
Year 9 Boys: SE win

Southam Super Sevens!

The year 7 team lit up a dull, dreary Monday afternoon with a fantastic opening football fixture of the 2018-19 season against a spirited Henley side.

The boys understood it is an honour to represent Southam and all wanted to get the season underway with a win. Noah was named as captain and led the squad in a warm up before we got down to business.

The year 7’s started well, using the conditions to their advantage and playing some neat football through the commanding Fred  and Will at the back who were marshalled very well by Charlie. All three boys looked to start attacks and create space for the midfield to work their magic. It wasn’t long before Southam got their first chance, good work from Ollie down the right before flashing a ball across the box. Things continued in the same fashion with Jasper not having much to do apart from clear up a few long balls from the Henley defence. The breakthrough came after the ball was won in midfield and played forward, the Henley defence miscommunicated and allowed Ronan to smash in a strike from 20 yards. The half time score 1-0 to Southam.

Changes were made at half time but Southam still applied the pressure. Harry got a deserved, well-taken goal after smart play by Leo, again down the right side. Henley got back in the game after a break away goal. This only encouraged Southam. Jack, Joe and Reshawn continued to start attacks. Ronan scored his second goal of the game after good work in the midfield before he struck a ball into the top corner. Southam continued searching for more goals and were denied by good saves and the woodwork on two occasions. The final goal of the game was scored by Harry after good solo work before striking powerfully past the goalkeeper. Final score 4-1 to Southam.

A fantastic performance from the whole team but man of the match goes to Ollie for continued accuracy and precision with his passing and being the vital link between the defence and attack. A superb first Southam College performance.

The team all played well together and I am looking forward to seeing the team progress throughout the season. A fantastic start, well done.

Mr Turton

House Sports

Godiva and Webb Ellis battled it out in their first House Sport! The supporters on the side line created an amazing atmosphere! Both teams played extremely well, the year 7 girls netball team was a very tight match all the way to the end where it finished a draw. Webb Ellis fought hard in the year 8 girls match to keep Godiva from scoring but Godiva turned up the heat in the second half with a final score of 3-1 to Godiva. The year 9 Webb Ellis team dominated and won. The boys football was extremely close, a draw for both the 7’s and 8’s, with the year 9 Webb Ellis dominating agin for the boys.

Overall scores;

Year 7 Girls: DRAW

Year 7 Boys: DRAW

Year 8 Girls: GV win

Year 8 Boys: DRAW

Year 9 Girls: WE win

Year 9 Boys: WE win

Year 7 Rugby

Belter Pelter  offers no shelter!

 

A worrying start to the day, already a first choice prop out we were dealt a double blow when Tom H. and Sam R. were unavailable through illness.
A quick shuffle of the pack and  Jay W. a call away we set off with a desire to perform for those lads and play hard for their mates who were not there. Coundon had many club players and there was a concern that we may lack shape with those players missing. However Southam showed that their dedication to training and their ability to listen to objectives, resulted in a convincing win. The main objectives were to improve in the tackle and most importantly to latch on in the ruck to secure the ball.
The first try was a great piece of set play. A strong run by Callum M, ( one of several), and a good  set ball, resulted in a perfect pass from Josh E to give a to Harry L. who ran in and finished one of his 4 scores! It was simple but the best play often is. Harry L. was not however just looking for the glory and put in a great shift in defence with tackles and rucks. Joe C. was also a star in the ruck and tackling – securing it when needed and when he had to getting the ball out to the backs where the spaces were. Unselfish play and a future backrow in the making – well done Joe – heart of the team. Jay W. is also learning the game and did not take a backwards step. He was persistent in getting around the park and stopped a giant in midfield.
Charlie S. was called into fly half and once he adjusted his defensive roll in this position was excellent. He ran in 3 Tries that showed power but also agility to evade the tackle as well. A great lesson – lads as long as you are moving forward avoid contact and keep your looks!
However you need to make the hard yards as well. You need  a mentality and a natural instinct not to hesitate Ally M and George P exhibited this in spades- We need to keep that attitude and it needs to spread amongst all players. Ally M is made for Hooker and when we allowed contested hooks in the second half he disrupted the ball as well as continuing to hit rucks. This allowed  Josh E to dominate his opposite man and prevent the Coundon runners to get going, as well as deliver quality ball for runners when we had it.
The big men Thomas W. and Tommy B. continued where Callum M. had started in the first half. They ran hard set rucks and linked with backs. Both boys deserve credit for this front foot rugby – they are two of the most improved players. Oli G. also let know one score on his wing keeping Coundon to 0 points. William M. equally was set the challenge to make more shoulder hits and he stopped several good runners in the Coundon backs line. Spencer B. made some great scrambling tackles in the first half in particular when Coundon pushed the line.
James E scored a great try in the second half where the ball was kept alive and he made space for himself with great jinking runs. He was able to both distribute the ball and dummy past his opposite man by keeping the ball in both hands. He learnt to give the pass and support whilst taking yards. well done for listening and learning. Both you and the team reaped the rewards. Much improved tackling was also noted in the second hald with 2 great tackles.
The Champaign moment was a great linking move where forwards, setting  great ball for the midfield  who  moved the ball out wide for Jack M. to skin several players outside on the wing to score a  great try. This was after jack had made a great tackle on a large Coundon Forward who had inadvertently jumped into him.
So for man of the match: It is hard when Harry and Charlie scored 7 tries not look beyond them. But look we will ….and we shall find George P. he did a great job at centre but it was more so securing great ball that allowed for fantastic link work and hard running outside. Hard graft and doing the right thing at the right time by George gave presentation for a quality  pass and power runners to set up and score. He represented all the great things in the teams performance today. Well done fella!  George can be seen with Tommy, Jack and Josh after the final whistle.
Final score Coundon 0 Southam 45.
‘work ons’ – moving the ball forward and passing before contact rather than shipping ball too late. This beagn to happen in the second half keep it going.
y7 rug

Year 7 Rugby

Southam Roar at Rugby Lions. ( or is it Joe Tidy’s up?!)

With a game against Coundon Court on Wednesday a large squad was taken to Lions for a tournament. Several schools took large squads which meant we split into 2 teams in a ’10’s tournament. The emphasis was on performance not winning and looking at new players. In total 6 new caps for the school were gained – well done to Jack M, Ausin O, Jay Ws, Freddie C, Noah M and Blake Cr. Of these Jack M made a big impression on the wing and has forced his way into the starting team with his pace, movement and tackling. Best of luck on Wednesday Jack! Southam Won 25-0, 5 – 0, 15 – 0, 15 -5 and I believe a draw 5-5 in strange shortened 7 aside version at the end. I thought it was a loss but remembered a great finish from Joe earlier. We will take 4 wins out of 5 though with plenty of lads getting on the pitch.

Try scorers were Charlie St, Hayden W, Joe C, Harry L. Hayden W needs to be noted for his hard running efforts as does Tommy B in the last game. On the back of this we are hoping to have an A and a B team game vs Ashlawn later in the season. If anybody knows of a club that could host with floodlights please ley me know.
Champaign moment was not a try but a quality bit of helping to tidy up from Joe C who always gives 100% as he did with his tackling and running at the tournament. He ran around collecting up cones that were try lines and side lines. It is a shame the game was still going on! Quality Joe! but what a smiling character. Apologise we were 10 minutes late parents – but as the photo shows – you need to feed your kids more!
Special note – we wish Lewis S a quick recovery from an injury at the weekend. Get back quick fella #inittogether #oneforall.

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