Week 21 Sports Review

1 March 2024

U12Bs – Triangular Tournament vs Oratory Prep and Caldicott 

Oratory Prep (Won 5-0)

The boys started strong with an individual goal from Alex C within a minute from kick off to give them an early lead. This attacking mentality was continued throughout the game with Tom Mc and Jackson R slotting home two brilliant team goals, built up from the back, to take the Beacon ahead by 3. The moment of the match came from Eeshan K who decided to attempt to lob the keeper from 10 yards outside the box, only for it to be tipped on the bar by the backtracking Oratory keeper, what a strike! Alex C scored a further two goals to complete his hattrick and settle a 5-0 victory for The Beacon.

Caldicott (Won 2-0)

The game against Caldicott was a closer affair and the credit for the slim victory must go to the mighty back three of Jahnu M, Ben F and Aiden C who battled against the attacking force of Caldicott. The change of position for Ollie F, bringing him more central, allowed him to pull the strings to create the two goals from Alex C and Tom Mc which gave Beacon a much-deserved 2-0 victory. A big shout out must go to the goalkeeper Cameron R who kept two clean sheets on the day and made some terrific saves across both matches. Well done boys!

Reported by Mr Stansfield 


Basketball vs Dr Challoner’s 

In an exhilarating debut match for our Year 7/8 basketball team, the players faced off against Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in a gripping encounter that showcased the team’s tenacity and determination.
The game began with Dr Challoner’s Grammar School taking an early lead, dominating the first quarter with a scoreline of 16-0. However, the boys kept their cool and gathered in for an all-important team talk and some key tactical changes.
The defensive adjustments paid off, and our team successfully limited the opponent’s scoring opportunities. By denying easy access to the key, we forced Dr Challoner’s Grammar School to rely on perimeter shots, disrupting their offensive rhythm. The improved defense, combined with the team’s spirit, began to generate positive results on the court.
As the match progressed, our players demonstrated great teamwork and commitment on both ends of the court. The offensive efforts saw us putting some points on the scoreboard, narrowing the gap. The boys exhibited commendable skills, both in their ball movement and passing accuracy. Despite falling short of a comeback victory, the final score reflected the team’s praiseworthy effort, finishing at 21-8.
What stood out most was the positive attitude and lack of deflation among our players. The boys embraced the experience of playing in a competitive basketball game, recognizing the learning opportunities it provided. Mr Langley and I were particularly impressed with the boy’s resilience and determination to persevere, even when faced with an early deficit.
While the final score might not have been in our favor, the invaluable lessons learned from this debut match will undoubtedly contribute to the team’s growth and development. The Year 7/8 basketball team’s ability to adapt, stay focused, and maintain a positive mindset reflects their potential for success in future competitions. This initial game has set the stage for a promising journey ahead, and the team can look forward to more opportunities to showcase their skills and determination on the basketball court.
Team – Tag L, Berik I, Charlie C, Oran O, Elliot R Kishan P, Nikoly, Finlay F, Ori B, Cassius J.
Reported by Mr Harris

U10 Hockey Tournament at St. Edward’s School, Oxford

On Wednesday afternoon the U10 Hockey squad went to St. Edward’s School for their first taste of some hockey fixtures. It was run as a 7-a-side, round robin tournament and we played 7 matches – each one lasting 10 minutes. The boys played really well during the afternoon and have hopefully taken some valuable lessons from the experience. Our results are summarised below:

Match 1 -v- St. Andrew’s 0-0

Match 2 -v- New College 0-0

Match 3 -v- Chandlings 0-0

Match 4 -v- St. Hugh’s 2-0 (Oliver K and Alex SW)

Match 5 -v- Elstree 0-3

Match 6 -v- Beachborough 0-1

Match 7 -v- MCS 0-1

The three teams that we lost to were the three teams that finished the tournament in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and Beachborough were the eventual winners – a game we could have won.

Notable performances during the afternoon were Henry S in goal, Maxwell S in defence and Zaid M in attack but the effort that all the boys put in was excellent.

Well done, boys and thank you for the parental support too.

Reported by Mr Powell

2 boys together
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