Since September, the boys have played 25 competitive Football fixtures against schools inside and outside of the Chester District. Against Queens Park High School we beat Year 7 (7-3), Year 8 (4-1) and Year 10 (2-0).
Against Catholic high School, Year 8 won 2-1 and Year 7 won 8-3 in entertaining games. Against Bishops Heber, year 8 lost 9-4 and year 9 lost 4-0 in tough games. Year 10 lost 3-2 to a last minute wonder goal despite goals from Whitehouse and Shone. Year 7 lost 6-1 to Upton High School and despite a well-taken goal by Corey Lea Cooper, year 9 lost 2-1 to Upton. Year 9 got knocked out of the Chester and District Cup 5-0 to Abbeygate but Year 7 bounced back from three defeats with a 6-1 win, Louis Harrison hat trick, Leo Evans, Lewis Hopley and an own goal.
In the Cheshire Cup, year 10 lost a thriller 5-2 to Bishops Heber with Harry Whitehouse and Joe Thompson getting the goals. They also lost 5-2 to Kings High School in the Chester and District Cup with the same students scoring the goals.
In the ESFA Small Schools Cup, Year 8 are flying in the competition, beating Lakelands Academy 6-0, Newall Green 7-0 and reached the last 16 of the competition with a penalty shootout win against Newsome High School. Mason Cooper opened the scoring but Blacon were taken to penalties. We scored five out of five and Will Wilson scored the winning spot kick. Year 11 showed a lot of potential but lost in round 3 of the competition after beating Everton free School 4-3, 7-0 against Notre Dame College but lost 5-4 on penalties to De La Salle after a 1-1 draw. A devastating defeat for year 11 after playing so well and making so much progress as a team this season. Year 9 lost a thriller 8-6 after extra time to St Martins High School with Mason Picken scoring all 6 goals. Year 10 lost 4-1 to a good Grange School in round 1, Harry Whitehouse scored from the half way line. Year 7 lost 7-1 to SFX in ESFA National Cup despite drawing 1-1 at half time thanks to a Tom Harrison goal. It was a learning experience for the team before they play the ESFA Small Schools Cup after Christmas. Year 8 lost 5-1 to Holy Trinity in ESFA B team cup, Josh Jones with our goal.
Year 11 boys’ football team played extremely well at the Chester and District 8 a side tournament at Kings School. Unbeaten in the group stages, they beat a good Upton High School 4-1 in the semi final but lost a close final 1-0 to Christleton High School and were runners up in the competition. Year 7 came 3rd in the group stages at the 5 aside competition and year 10 on goal difference came 4th overall in a Chester and District round robin 7 a side tournament. The year 7 b and year 9 have played their Chester and District 7 a side football tournaments with both teams finishing 4th in the group stage and missing out on the semi-finals.
The following players have been stand out players for their respective teams:
Year 7 – Tom Harrison, Conah Ward and Dylan Chard
Year 8 – William Mead, Jay Jackson and Ben Paterson
Year 9 – Mason Picken, Callum Cooper and Kelnei Jones
Year 10 – Joe Thompson, Mason Cree and Harry Whitehouse
Year 11 – Robbie Davies, Charlie Cottis and Luke Jones
Marcel Aziamale has represented the Cheshire Schoolboys and Mason Picken, Josh Wakefield are a part of the U14 Chester Schoolboys. Harry Whitehouse is a key member of the U15s Chester Schoolboys squad.
The girls started the Football season playing our first ever fixture in the English Schools FA SS Cup. Our year 7 & 8 girls played a brilliant game and lost 7-3 against an excellent Footballing school – St John Boscoe. There were excellent performances from Morgan McCarthy, Alisha Wright, Kym Stenning and Libby Williams.
The football season continued positively with some great wins in the Chester & District U13 & U12 indoor competitions.
The Netball season has been fantastic so far. With the start of the new Small Schools League in Chester, we have had regular fixtures against Abbeygate, Catholic High and Queens Park. Our Year 8 team have lead the way, losing only four matches out of twelve. We topped the league table for most of the season with outstanding performances from defence and attack.
GK – Millie Challinor
GD – Alisha Wright
WD – Morgan McCarthy
C – Leah Davies
WA – Jenna Saunders
GA – Halena Halliwell
GS – Alisha Halliwell
Special mention goes to Alisha Kelly-Burgess, Poppy Ellams and Chloe Crangle for their super-sub performances.
Our Year 7 Netball team has improved greatly throughout the autumn with many attending practice regularly. We started slowly in the SSL league but grew with confidence as the girls learned their positions. We have had some fabulous results in recent weeks and the following girls have particularly impressed us;
Meg Smith – GK/WA
Lilly Morris GD
MaKenzie Cree - GA
Leticia Rowlands – GS
Well done to the following girls who continue work hard and improve;
Year 9 and 10 Netball teams have played six matches each and with a little more confidence should look to secure some good wins in the new year.
The girls U14 Basketball team had a great Chester & District Tournament on 17th November. They played really well as a team, with their zone defence being difficult to beat.
Lewis Bridges in year 11 has had successful trials and is apart of the U16 Wales National team Basketball squad. He has been representing the North Wales Basketball team and is looking forward to playing the best teams and players in Europe. The year 10/11 Boys Basketball team played four games in the Chester and District league, winning three games and losing one match. They lost 54-20 to a talented Catholic High School team but won close games 24-19 against Kings High School and 42-37 against Queens Park High School. In our final game we beat Christleton High School 26-14 and throughout the matches, showed excellent team work, levels of fitness and clinical fast break attacks. Well done Charlie Cottis, Marcel Aziamale, Lewis Bridges, Bayleigh Price, Joe Thompson, Jack Chaloner and Iain McDonald for a good campaign.
Within the BEV PE, Mr Forbes has delivered and coordinated three high quality BEV PE competitions to our Blacon primary schools for Year 5 and Year 6 students. The girls and boys Football tournament was officiated by our GCSE PE referees. Dee Point won the boys’ and Highfield won the girls’ competition. The Tag Rugby competition was enjoyed by all schools and was won by Highfield. The Basketball completion was umpired by GCSE Basketball referee Lewis Bridges and Highfield were the winners.
The boys Year 8/9 team are Chester and District champions, overcoming a talented Upton High team with excellent doubles and singles play to win the tournament. Well done Henley, Ben, Callum and Will. The Year 10/11 team came 2nd in a Chester and District five-school doubles tournament, runners up to an excellent Christleton High School team. Well done Tyler, Joe, Marcel and Charlie for playing some decent games and rallies.
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