It was a busy week of fixtures in ISACK this week with the boys ISACK gala taking place on Sunday, two U13 football games and a big U13 netball game for the girls. The week started fantastically with the U13 swimmers performing brilliantly to win the overall boys ISACK gala. On Monday the boys beat ESF 3-2 in a thrilling football game. On Tuesday unfortunately the boys lost out to TEA which leaves them needing a win against NES to qualify for the semi finals. However, the U13 girls netball team were fantastic and beat KES to cement their place in the semi finals.
Boys ISACK Swimming Gala
On Sunday the first ISACK boys swimming gala took place at TES. The TES squad competed in the U13, U15 and Open competitions. The U15 and Open competitions are used by TES for some of the tridents swimmers to gain experience of competition against much older pupils. The U13 squad are TES strongest squad and the top swimmers compete to try and win the U13 overall category. All of the boys put in some great performances and should all be congratulated for their efforts. In the U15 category the squad came 4th overall which is a great achievement, swimming against much older and stronger boys. In the U13 competition TES boys reigned supreme, winning a host of events and finishing way ahead of the other schools in the overall U13 competition. It was a super triumph for the squad and everyone that swam should be very proud of their efforts. *Well done to: Jack, Max, Cameron, Matthew, Mano, Will, Stuart, Owain, Omar, Ben, Orestis and Sam*.
U13 Girls Netball
TES 39 - 4 KES
On Tuesday the girls U13 netball team played their closest rivals KES. They were a team with a good reputation; professional, strong and very good netball players. With some apprehension, the TES girls stepped onto the court- within minutes the girls shook away all nerves!
The game was neck and neck to begin with, then the attacking threesome of Kira, Davina and Alex stepped up to create pure magic in the attacking third. They were well supported by Millie, Zeina, France, Hannah and Ella, whose interceptions and tenacity throughout ensured KES were not going to score easily. Sydney proved why she is the number 1 GK- interception after interception, the ball was not going through her - a job very well done around TES defensive semi circle!
KES fought back during the second and third quarter, but the TES girls stepped it up again and again demonstrating true strength to thwart any attack made by KES. The final score was 39 – 4 to TES. Alex was named player of the match with a terrific performance.
A job well done yet again girls- enjoy the weekend!
U13 Boys Football
TES 3 - 2 ESF
TES played ESF in the third game of the season on Monday. The game was held up for 30 minutes while the pitch was made ready for use as the workers at Hasan Abul had decided to relay the astro turf. After the pitch was cleared TES started the game brightly and had a number of opportunities to go ahead in the game. However, with their first attack ESF broke and finished clinically to lead 1-0. TES soon equalised through Omar, who poked the ball home from the left hand edge of the area. It was 1-1 at half time with TES much the better team. In the second half TES again missed a host of chances to go ahead and after possession was carelessly given away in midfield, ESF broke to score and lead 2-1. TES again fought back and moments later from a Basil shot, Rami followed up and put the ball into the net. TES continued to press for the winning goal and after a goal line clearance from Danny, Basil raced through to slot home in the final minute. It was a hard earned victory for the boys and a crucial one. Basil was named player of the match for a tenacious performance.
U13 Boys Football
TES 1 - 3 TEA
After the tense game against ESF the afternoon before TES took on TEA knowing that a win or draw would take them through to the semi finals. The game started well for TES and both teams played some good football. TES had a couple of chances but with a couple of minutes of the half remaining the strong left winger from TEA raced down the line and poked the ball into the corner. In the second half the boys worked hard and could have scored a couple of goals right at the start of the half. However, there was no conviction in the TES finishing and TEA broke up field to make the score 2-0. Immediately TES scored from the kick off as Basil bundled the ball in after the TEA keeper made a good save from Rami. TES pressed for an equaliser but with 3 minutes to go TEA broke and scored with a 20 yard shot into the bottom corner. The score finished 3-1 to TEA. It was a disappointing defeat and leaves TES needing victory against NES to qualify for the semi finals. Basil was once again named player of the match for a non stop energetic performance.