The boys started the game well, they had great enthusiasm, which held the score tied for the first fifteen minutes. Unfortunately the boys let their defense down and Quinton managed their first goal. The boys battled for the rest of the first half with a few good attempts on goal. 

At half time the boys came in for a team talk and listened by spreading out and passing effectively in the beginning of the second half. Toby Coles, Mukutwa Malander and Gabriel Alvarez-Custodio had some great chances to get the score to one all but were stopped by Quinton's excellent keeper. The boys conceeded a second goal when Quinton managed a superb pass through our defense. 

The boys finished in good spirits but lost the game 2-0. They hope to spend some time training and have a winning result in the next fixture.

Mr Thorne

The Grove: 0
Quinton House School: 2

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Monday, 12 February 2018 14:33

Akeley Wood School U11 Football Triangular

Our colts travelled to Akeley Wood to play a local triangular against both our hosts and Broughton Manor. The boys were fired up for it and determined to come away with good results.

We started against Broughton Manor and dominated the game, pressing high up the pitch not allowing Broughton to clear their lines or progress up the pitch. Elijah Martey seemed on a mission to score and after a few near misses he found the bottom corner from the edge of the box with a lovely strike.

We comfortably saw the game out for a solid and impressive 1-0 win.

We were keen to leave with two wins but knew it wouldn’t be easy against a strong Akeley Wood team. We were in a battle from the off and neither team could get their foot on the ball and control the game. A few half chances for both teams came and went and it wasn’t until Akeley Wood were awarded a penalty that a clear cut chance was presented. Daniel Jemeljanenko did superbly to save the resulting penalty but unfortunately got no help from his teammates clearing the ball and Akeley Wood tapped in the rebound. Sadly a minute of madness and poor play cost us the match in what was otherwise another strong performance.

 

Mr Ellemore

The Grove: 1
E Martey
Man of the Match: Elijah Martey

The Grove: 0
Akeley Wood School: 1
Man of the Match: Daniel Jemeljanenko

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Monday, 12 February 2018 14:32

The Grove U8 Netball vs Ashfold School

The long trek over to Ashfold on a bitterly cold afternoon but the U8 girls were all very excited for their first netball fixture of the season. We had time for a good warm-up which settled the girls and then we began the first quarter. It was all a bit frantic to begin with and it took at least until half-time before the girls developed a better understanding of their positions and, particularly who they were marking. Ashfold had some very competent shooters and although the game was very competitive between the two teams mid-court, when GA and GS had opportunities to score they did. Unfortunately, the times that we managed to get the ball to our shooters, the girls rushed and didn’t capitalise on the chances. At half-time we were 2 goals down and after a good team talk the third quarter saw a real improvement in how girls found space and they were trying really hard to stay with their player when marking. It was only in the last quarter that the girls lost a little focus again and conceded a goal in the last few minutes. A good start to the season. Well done.

Mrs. Hoppe

The Grove: 0
Ashfold School: 3
Player of the Match: Ewa Adekanmbi

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IMG 9732The Grove U9

With the football season well underway the U9’s faced Quinton House on the quicker, harder astroturf surface.

The game ebbed and flowed with both teams trying to attack quickly but it was our opponents who took the lead early on. Unfortunately we never quite played the right pass or got good enough shots off to get back into the game, with Quinton House being far more clinical in front of goal. We did manage to score through Kanye Nwuga but it wasn’t enough as we conceded far too many at the other end.

Mr Ellemore

The Grove: 1
K Nwuga
Quinton House School: 5

Man of the Match: Kanye Nwuga

IMG 9684The Grove U8

The boys were in high spirits before the match working well to warm up through the drills.  The match started well with Oliver Whittam, Toby coles, Kyle Dissanayake and Muku Malanda working well to push the line up, pushing Quinton back. This led to an early goal by Oliver making the score 1-0 to The Grove. The boys continued to work well with Gabriel Alvarez-Custodio, Barnaby Davison, Patrick Kingsman and Daniel Nunez Montanola mounting a great defense. Seth Okesola did a superb job keeping out any balls that came his way in goal in the first half. 

We went into the second half hoping for another goal and unfortunately two goals made it past the team with Quinton putting in a great performance. With the bit between his teeth Oliver was not going to lose the fixture and put in a superb effort to score in the last three minutes. The overall score was 2-2 and the boys should be proud of the effort they put in to achieve this result and are thirsty for more success next week. 

Mr Thorne

The Grove: 2
O Whittam (2)
Quinton House School: 2
Man of the Match: Oliver Whittam

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:44

Beachborough School U9 Football Triangular

Our U9’s travelled to Beachborough to face both our hosts and Ashfold in what was to be a cracking afternoon of football. We started against Beachborough and whilst the game was end to end we sadly weren’t clinical enough in both penalty areas, allowing Beachborough to have too many shots on our goal whilst not finding the right pass or shot when attacking. A good finish from Keith Adeleye was our one high point in a frustrating defeat.

Keen to bounce back we faced Ashfold in the seconf match and sadly we weren’t to improve on our result. At times our defence in particular showed great resolve in blocking and clearing a number of attacks from our opposition but sadly we couldn’t hold on and suffered defeat bravely.

Mr Ellemore

 

The Grove: 1
K Adeleye
Beachborough School: 4

Man of the Match: Joseph Imonioro

The Grove: 0
Ashfold School: 3
Man of the Match: Isaac Okwuadigbo

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Saturday, 27 January 2018 17:02

The Grove U9 Netball vs Ashfold school

The girls started off well, passing cleanly and staying on their players. However, they soon discovered the high speed and excellent tactics of the Ashfold girls, forcing them to try much harder to match their opponents. They did a great job doing this and it was evident in their play that they were hungry to succeed. There was some excellent defending on the part of Mikayla Martey as goal keeper and great moving in the goal circle from Arianna Vicielli-Fitch and Hannah Siddall in goal attack and goal shooter. Unfortunately, the girls couldn't match up to Ashfold's skill level, going down in the end, but they still played an excellent game making it a great match to watch.

Mrs Paris

The Grove: 0
Ashfold School: 12
Player of the Match: Mikayla Martey

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Saturday, 27 January 2018 16:55

The Grove U9 Football vs Ashfold School

In their first fixture of the season the U9’s had to adjust to a different surface to play on in the shape of the quicker, harder astroturf. We were looking forward to starting the season well.

The Grove began positively, attacking whenever possible and defending so well that Joseph Imonioro didn’t have to work too hard in goal. We then broke the deadlock with a fantastic goal, Keith Adeleye picked the ball up on the left hand side, cut in onto his strong right foot and finished with good composure to put us 1-0 up.

The score line stayed the same for a long period with both teams having chances but failing to score. Unfortunately, in the last ten minutes The Grove twice gave the ball away in defensive areas and twice paid the ultimate price for it, conceding soft goals.

The full time whistle went and the boys were gutted to be on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline but in truth nine times out of ten they would win that match, and they will be more determined to cut out any sloppy errors to ensure they come away with victory next time.

Mr Ellemore

The Grove: 1
K Adeleye
Ashfold School: 2

Man of the Match: Keith Adeleye

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IMG 9175Beachborough arrived on a bitterly cold afternoon for our first netball fixture of the term. After a thorough warm-up the B team were playing first. It was a slow start for The Grove and the girls seemed lost on the court during the first half of the game. Beachborough made some quick passes and used their tall players to effect scoring 4 easy goals. After the half time talk and a few positional changes The Grove seemed to settle into the game and started to put together some good passes and we had a number of chances to score in the second half. After some perseverance Eve Bailey managed to score leaving the final score at 5-1 to Beachborough. Lots to work on but a good effort from all. Well done.

 

 

 

 

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The A team were playing next and much like the B team it took them some time to focus in the game and put together accurate and quick passes. After The Grove settled the game did become more competitive but we had already found ourselves 3 goals down at this point. We did have a number of chances and certainly worked hard in defence to get the ball past mid-court but unfortunately we couldn’t score. As with the B team after some perseverance Amaya Saiz-Arthur managed to score but the final score ended as a 6-1 loss.

Mrs Hoppe

The Grove 'B': 1
E Bailey
Beachborough School 'A': 5

Player of the Match: Sophy Pearce

The Grove 'A': 1
A Saiz-Arhur
Beachborough School 'B': 6

Player of the Match: Carolina Diniz Fernandez-Lomana

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The boys started their season determined to make it as successful as their rugby season, and we hosted Beachborough at Newton Longville astroturf full of hope.

Unfortunately, despite good preparations before the game the boys weren’t awake in the first half and found themselves 4-0 down at half time. Lacklustre and static defending all over the pitch made it far too easy for our opponent, improvements were needed.

Thankfully the second half was hugely better and we got ourselves on the scoresheet when a Henry Lorenz effort was deflected in. We went on to concede one more but to draw the second half 1-1 was considerably better than the first half showing.

Mr Ellemore

The Grove: 1
H Lorenz
Beachborough School: 5

Man of the Match: Wilfred Clark

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:45

The Grove U9 Netball vs Beachborough School

On Tuesday 16th January, our Under 9s played their first Netball Fixture of the season away at Beachborough. We arrived in plenty of time, so we were able to do a very good warm up, it was very cold, with a bitter wind.

The girls started the first quarter with excellent confidence. With some lovely interceptions in the centre third, they managed to pass the ball and get it into their third. We had some excellent goes at at shooting, but we were unlucky. The team just needed to continue what they were doing, we were very dominant, which is what we did in the second quarter, and we were successful…. A goal scored by Hannah Siddall and helped by Arianna Vicielli-Fitch. This gave the team confidence for the second half.

The girls started the second half confidently, with some beautiful passes in the centre third from Sophie Hartley-Wiley and Alexa O’Kane, they were all over Beachborough. However, Beachborough had upped their game, and they were building in confidence by the minute. They had a few shots at goal, but with little success. Our defenders found their feet and managed to intercept and pass the ball well into the centre third. Towards the end of the third quarter, Hannah Siddall scored the second goal, we were winning 2-0. The team were getting tired now, and the cold, bitter wind was biting into their hands, they just had to spend the final quarter in possession and not give in. They worked extremely hard and won the match 2-0. Well Done Girls, our first match of the season a winner!

The Grove: 2
H Siddall (2)
Beachborough: 0

Player of the Match: Alexa O’Kane

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