On Thursday, the boys B team travelled to Sutton United for their first league match of the season. After a cagey first half, Avenue B’s performed excellently in the second half scoring two goals, one from Ryan (5W) and the other from Talha (6H). Ryan’s dazzling footwork danced through Cheam Park Farm’s defence and he struck the ball fiercely passed the goalkeeper. It was also a defensively excellent performance; Luke (5A), Shane (6B) and Yohann (6C) kept their first clean sheet of the season. Well done Year 5 and 6!
Last Thursday we took two tag rugby teams to The John Fisher school to play some tag rugby. We took a team of players who are new to the game, these children were given the opportunity to practice some of the skills we have learnt in our club and apply them into game situations. They had a great day, learnt loads and drew all of their matches bar one.
Our festival team also did fantastically well. Considering this was their first time playing together this season they are definitely a team to watch at Avenue this year! They started the heats by winning their first three games and drawing their fourth which meant they came first in their category. Despite some absolutely incredible rugby they unfortunately lost in the semi-final but went on to win their next match meaning they came 3rd out of 10 schools.
All of the children who came had a great attitude throughout the whole day and showed fantastic sportsmanship. Well done to everyone who came!
On Thursday, the boys A team traveled to Sutton United for the third league match of the season. A brilliant first half implementing everything that we had been working on in training gave us a comfortable 6-0 lead at half time. The second half was quiet until the last 5 minutes when 3 quick goals, including a goal of the season contender from Xavier, meant the match finished 9-0. With the team yet to concede in the league, confidence is growing and we will look to take this into the next match in a few weeks.
A tense match at Sutton United saw Avenue come out on top against a strong Robin Hood team. Starting brightly Avenue missed a few tough chances before Alex scored a well taken goal. With excellent attitude throughout, we constantly put their defence under pressure and made it difficult for them to play. As the second half went on, the tension started to the team and we started to drop deeper and deeper to defend. One moment left our hearts in our mouths as the ball made its way into the goal through the side of the net. Avenue held on to take the deserved in. Lessons will be taken from this match and we will look to continue our solid start to the season in our next game.
Well done to all the players involved!
Players of the Match: Alex J and Arjun (for their fantastic effort throughout the game)
Good luck to the England Men’s and Women’s cricket teams, who are in Australia ready to start their defences of the Ashes. This small urn is competed for every 2 years. The ladies will have lots of confidence after winning the World Cup earlier this year whilst the men had a great series win in the summer!