St Michael’s played their last football match in their group this evening against Panshanger. The first half was tricky and, with a fast pitch and some missed opportunities, the team found themselves 2-0 down by half time. The second half saw better control and a more confident approach with Ben and Teddy feeding the ball carefully to the forwards. Harry scored 2 goals and the whole team were disciplined and held their positions into the closing stages of the game. Samuel’s goal then gave us the advantage until a penalty was awarded with 3 minutes to go! Fortunately Marcus saved the ball - final score 3-2. Mr Allam was really pleased with the team’s perseverance and Miss Prentice was so excited by the result that she forgot to take a team photo! SORRY BOYS!!
January’s fixture night provided the team with a challenging first match against a well organised and fit team from Creswick. Although the score was 2-0 at half time, the boys battled back and it was 2-1 by the end of the game.
In the second game they played a team from St. Mary’s and were more disciplined in their structure and more confident in their marking. Whilst a few opportunities were missed in the first half, they managed two goals in the second. Final result 2-0.
Well played team and thank you to Mr Allam for his guidance.
October’s fixtures night was an opportunity to see some of our Y5s and Y6s playing together as a team for the first time. Mr Allam kindly joined us to share his experience as Manager.
St. Michael’s played the first two matches against St. John’s Digswell and Oaklands and these were league games - one win, one draw. We then went on to play Sherrardswood and Oaklands B - one draw, one win. A strong start to the season and plenty to work on for future games.
In November we travelled to Ridgeway Academy to play Peartree and Watchlytes in two more league fixtures. The squad remained the same and certainly showed greater confidence and structure as they played. The boys beat an enthusiastic and energetic Peartree side before facing Watchlytes on a floodlit pitch. Goals were scored by each team and it was level pegging as we entered the final minutes. A last minute penalty gave Watchlytes the match - a close and exciting game. Well played team.