Work rate wins out as cup run continues
After an impressive 5-2 win against Kineton in the league the year 8 team looked to keep form going in the cup against Alcester Academy. On a large home pitch Southam started brightly and played to the width winning early corners. However, Alcester sucked up the early pressure and began to play the ball with more confidence. James P and Callum S broke play up well and timely challenges from Cameron B. shut the door. Ben D. also made a good save to keep them out. Southam began to play on the break a little more feeding Paul H. and Oli H. down the middle as well as wide on the wings. A Southam corner from Sam H. saw the ball evade everyone resulting in a strong tackle from Jake H. and the ball bundled into the net. 1 -0 Southam at half time.
The second half saw much of the same with Alcester playing the ball well with not much in the way off outcome. Southam grew in confidence and started to thread balls through. Cameron M. showed strength out wide. If we could have switched the ball from left to right we could have got more gain. Oscar W has to be noted for the champagne moment with a lovely run from right back cutting in to give the ball into the path of Oli H. on the edge of the box who tucked the ball away with a neat calm strike to the left corner. With 10 minutes to go Southam then played the best football of the match, linking at communicating with each other and could have scored another. The score line would have been a little unfair on Alcester who did work hard. However, Southam’s shear work rate at breaking up play, movement off the ball towards the end and more clinical finishing meant a deserved win. Man of the Match was James P. in midfield who worked like a trojan through out the game.
Final score Southam 2 Alcester Academy 0.
Southam College are running a HOUSE competition as part of our celebrations during Global Virtues week. We would like all students to enter at least one picture they have taken which illustrates a ‘celebration of our lives’.
All entries receive HAPS and the winning polaroid wins family tickets to the Belgrade Theatre to see ‘In the Willows’.
We must receive all entries by Wednesday 27th February.
After the previous 3 weeks of House Sport the final standings are:
1st – Godiva: 1900 HAPs
2nd – Webb Ellis: 1800 HAPs
3rd – Shakespeare: 1700 HAPs
4th – Whittle: 1500 HAPs
A very close competition! Well done to all students that took part.
It is really important that all Year 8 students on the PGL Netball trip attend all training sessions leading up to the tour. The dates are as follows;
Thursday 14th February 2019
Thursday 28th February 2019
Thursday 7th March 2019 – League Night
Thursday 14th March 2019
If you can not attend any of the sessions you MUST let Miss Evans know.