On Tuesday 10th March a team of Year 6 boys took part in a football match against Elmlea. It was a tough game to start with due to the opposing teams starting with 2 extra players. Shortly after we realised, the scoring was opened by Charlie S tackling the unaware defender and slotting it past the goalkeeper. A couple of minutes later we scored again, this time Charlie S slotting a ball through to Ben who outrageously tucked it into the bottom corner. Straight after half-time they scored but we knew that wouldn’t stop us with Ben getting his second of the day and Sam getting his first by ’megging the defender and smashing it in. The last goal was secured by Jayden when he ’megged the keeper. The score in the end was 5-1 to Henleaze. Thank you to Lottie and Mr Heath for arranging it.
On Tuesday 10th March a team of Year 5 children played football against Elmlea on the school field. We discussed tactics and sorted our positions and our final decision on formation was a 3-3-1. Elmlea took kick off. We pushed up the field leaving our backs in charge. Straight away we won the ball and we played the ball around in Elmlea’s half. We were dominating possession. Tom B ran up the wing and he was about to whip the ball in but Elmlea made a strong tackle. But soon enough we were back attacking and again the ball was with Tom. He managed to cross the ball in but they got a lucky interception that went out for a corner. We pinged it in a bit too close to their keeper. Suddenly the keeper made a dreadful mistake as he hit it behind him and it went over for another corner. Surprisingly the keeper made the same mistake but this time it was a goal. It was 1-0 Henleaze at half-time. Lottie told us what to work on . We kicked off and had a couple of attacks before Arlo took a smashing shot from outside the box which skimmed the keeper’s hand and went into the top corner. It was 2-0 Henleaze. Five minutes later, Tom passed two of Elmlea’s defenders and tapped it past the keeper and it finished 3-0 Henleaze. Thanks to Lottie and all the Elmlea staff for making it happen.