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.
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.
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
Belter Pelter offers no shelter!
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.