The final week of term began with a fantastic victory for the Y5/6 KFSAC girls football team. The girls U13 basketball team played their third fixture of the season against BSK and in a fabulous game the girls won through to gain their third win of the season. The U13 girls basketball game brought an end to a fabulous first term of sporting success for TES.
Term 1 Sports Round Up
U13 Girls Basketball
TES 28 - 15 BSK
In a pulsating final game before the winter break TES played BSK at home. The game started at a fast pace and TES raced into a 6-0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. However BSK fought back and at the end of the 2nd quarter TES led by 13-11. It was an excellent game of basketball, with both teams playing super defence and attack. The TES girls were ferocious in defence and the ball carrying skills of Millie saw TES extend their lead into the 3rd quarter. Alex and Millie played some excellent basketball to put the score out of sight of BSK and TES led comfortably going into the 4th quarter 22-11. In the 4th quarter the girls continued to play some super basketball and extended the lead further. Although BSK pulled a basket back all of the TES squad were able to get onto the court and take part in the game and the score finished 28-15 to TES. It was a fitting end for Millie, Alex and Hannah who will be leaving at the end of the term. They have all contributed significantly to the success of the TES teams over their time at the school and will all be very much missed. They will leave a big hole to fill but hopefully the girls will take much from this afternoon’s game into the final group games after the winter break. Well done girls on a fantastic term of sport.
Y5/6 Girl Football Tournament
Super girls win the Y5/6 KFSAC trophy on sudden death penalties!
Last Saturday (December 12th) the Year 5 and 6 girls took part in the annual KFSAC football competition, this time held at Messilah. The team had trained hard and were excited to be finally putting their skills to use. After a midweek friendly win against KES the girls were buzzing and confident of doing well. The participating schools were split into groups and we were set to face NES, ABS and ATIS. Each of these schools had performed well at previous football competitions and so we knew that we would have to play well to progress from the group.
The first match was against NES and the game started at a good tempo. A lot of running and hard work was put in by all and Megan managed to power through and score to give us the lead. Despite the best efforts of NES, no further goals were scored and we were off to a great start.
The second match was against ABS and we again battled hard. After a lot of pressure and possession we opened the scoring, Megan again finishing well. Our lead was doubled with another Megan goal and we eventually ran out comfortable 2-0 winners. Rachel, our keeper, even played in midfield at one point as she had had so little to do. This gave us a very strong position in the group and guaranteed us a place in the semi-finals with a game to spare.
The third game was against ATIS. Despite a high percentage of possession we couldn’t find a way past their defence and so ended our group campaign with a 0-0 draw.
After a lot of waiting we finally lined up to face NIS, a team with a strong striker, in the semi-final. Everybody played their part and another
dogged performance from Callie, Mariam and Josefin in defence helped us to see of their threat. Tireless energy from Tamara and Sienna ensured that the NIS defence were never at rest and eventually Asmaa popped up with a crucial goal, through the keeper’s legs. We had made the final. Four games and no goals conceded!
The final was against KES and we struggled to keep pace with their attackers. However a great performance from Darcy in goal kept them at
bay. Although we had some chances, we couldn’t quite break the deadlock and the game ended 0-0.
This result meant that penalties ensued and there was a mixture of trepidation and confidence amongst the girls. The pressure was immense and the penalty shoot-out ended with the two teams still locked, this time at 2-2 (Sienna and Darcy both scoring their penalties). The game then went to sudden death penalties.
Darcy held her nerve in goal to ensure that KES missed their penalty. Callie then bravely volunteered to take the next penalty. She stepped up
and slotted the ball into the bottom corner. A fantastic team performance had ended in victory. We had won the KFSAC girls football for the first time!
The girls thoroughly deserved their win and should be commended for their hard work and commitment over the last few weeks. Their attitude and behaviour was a credit to TES. *Well done girls: Darcy (C), Tamara, Asmaa, Rachel, Mariam, Callie, Sienna, Megan, Josefin and Amelia.