Weekly Sports Bulletin 14.11.16

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Year 8 Football Match Reports

National Cup Fixture

The Deeping School 2 Bourne Grammar 0 (AET – After Extra Time)

The year 8 team were pushed all the way by their local rivals in the second round of the National Cup, but after dominating large parts of the game, were able to come through after extra time. Bourne Grammar were determined to stop The Deepings rhythm by working really hard without the ball and thanks to some excellent goalkeeping. To the boy’s credit they kept continuing to play excellent possession football and created numerous chances in front of goal, however some poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping meant that the game would go into extra time. Having played most of the game in centre midfield, a change was made, meaning that Keelan Walker went upfront and this provided to be decisive. In the 5th minute of extra time, Keelan picked the ball up on the edge of the area, beat a defender and coolly slotted the ball into the corner of the net to give The Deepings the advantage. For the rest of the first half of extra time the game was dominated by the home side but they were unable to find that crucial second goal. The second half of extra time was much the same, but The Deepings were able to find the second goal this time, just before the end, a corner was whipped into the box and Keelan Walker rose highest to score a fine header to make the score line 2-0. This is the way that the game finished, credit must be given to the away side who never gave up and gave a stern challenge to the boys. The Deepings year 8 team now go into third round where they will play the English Martyr’s Catholic School from Leicester.

Man of the Match: Keelan Walker

Mr L Hipwell

League Fixtures

The Deeping School 5 Bourne Grammar 3

The year 8 team were once again in action against the team that pushed them all the way the previous week, however this was a much more open affair with lots of chances and goals being scored for either team. The first half was all action with 6 goals being scored; 3 for either side, which produced some excellent football and some very good finishing – some could say there was some suspect defending as well! The second half was much tighter with both teams looking to take the lead once again, and credit must go to The Deepings boys as they have a great determination to win and this showed during the second half in which they dominated. The fourth goal came midway through the half and then a second just before the end to give an end score line of 5-3. Once again a very good match from both sides, but again to their credit The Deepings came out winners.

Mr L Hipwell

The Deeping School 12 Spalding Academy 0 

This game was more of a contest than the score line would suggest with Spalding Academy working hard all game and never giving up. Credit must go to their goalkeeper whose numerous excellent saves prevented the score line from being further increased. The Deepings finished their chances well, playing some excellent football. A special mention must go to Ben Brittain, Lewis Anthony, and Larson Cook, who were playing their first games of the season for the team and acquitted themselves brilliantly, with the highlight performance coming from Larson Cook. Another mention goes to Bailey Coe, who stepped up for the team to be the goalkeeper in the absence of goalkeepers James Roberts and Max Rigby.

Man of the Match: Larson Cook

Mr L Hipwell

Year 9 Football Match Reports

League Fixtures

Spalding Academy 1 The Deeping School 1

The Deepings year 9 team came away frustrated in a game that they probably had enough chances to win 3 games. Spalding Academy started brightly and took the lead early on from a free kick which was finished off in excellent style. After this however it was all The Deepings, who created some wonderful chances by playing great possession football. At the end of the first half it was important that having created so many chances in front of goal that the boys didn’t become frustrated and continued to the play the football that had created them the chances in the first half. This continued in the second half, which meant an early equaliser, which came from a well worked move and then some excellent individual play from Oskar Storti to put The Deepings level on terms. After this, the domination continued but due to some excellent goalkeeping the boys were unable to find that crucial second goal to give them all 3 points. An excellent performance though, with lots of very good performances.

Man of the Match: Will Ferris

Mr L Hipwell

The Deeping School 0 Bourne Grammar 2

This was an excellent contest with both teams working very hard and nullifying each other’s attacks on a regular basis. In the first half both teams had chances, which came mainly from free-kicks and corners but both teams were unable to convert. The game was at a stalemate until some well-worked play from the opposition resulted in a free-header, giving Ben Asplin no chance in The Deepings goal. At half-time the boys were positive and believed that they could get a result, and this showed in a half in which they the better team, creating some good chances but were unable to convert. As the boys were pushing for an equaliser, Bourne Grammar broke away and scored a decisive second goal which decided the match with only a few minutes to go. In terms of points, not the greatest of starts for the year 9 team, however the performances that have been produced have been pleasing and should give the boys confidence going into the rest of the fixtures this season.

Man of the Match: Taylor Smith

Mr L Hipwell


Cross Country

ESAA Cross Country Cup – Round 2

On a wet and dreary autumnal day, six girls made their way to Leeds for the second round of the ESAA National Schools Cross Country competition. Niamh Rushton and Lara Kidder - both year 7 - were racing in the junior girls category. Up against some tough competition in a field comprised of year 7 and 8, Niamh came 38th - brilliant considering half the race was a year older. The course was muddy and hilly and unfortunately Lara took a tumble meaning she could not finish. Both girls are looking forward to next year when they will be a year older with more experience.

The inter girls team (year 9/10) was comprised of Hannah Knight, Eden Oldfield, Chloe Jones and Alexandra Cooper. With their starting order decided, they waited anxiously to be called. Hannah had a fantastic final lap, overtaking plenty of other runners on the final hill to come 14th. Eden and Chloe ran at similar speeds right up until the end and came 25th and 26th respectively, with Lexy coming in at 32nd.

The girls all represented themselves and the school in the best possible way and they should be very proud of their achievements.

Well done, girls!

Miss K Lee

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