Football Update

Published 6 February

Our Football teams have been out and about playing brilliantly. Here’s a quick round up of Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 recent fixtures…

Year 7 Football

Year 7 played their first football fixture for the school, hosting Charters School from Ascot in the County Cup first round. 

The boys played some brilliant football and showed superb team spirit and sportsmanship throughout.

St Bart’s went up, 2-0, just before half time. Charters scored just into the second half, and the boys responded soon after to increase their lead, and then went on to score 3 more goals before the final whistle.

The final score was St Bart’s, 6, Charters, 1. Goals were scored by Alex (1), Evan (2), Tommy (2), and Tyler (1). Players of the match were Rupert and Alex.

 

Year 8 Football

The Year 8 boys’ Football team won their first round game in the County Cup against Luckley House School. The team performed fantastically and came away the winner, 9-0. Joint players of the match were Alden Willoughby and Rory McLellan.

Two teams of Year 8 boys also represented the school at the West Berkshire Football Tournament at Trinity School.

The tournament was a great success, with all teams playing each other.

There weren’t any overall positions, but both teams played really well, scored some great team goals and enjoyed some good wins. Player of the tournament was Omar Shaker.

 

Year 9 Football

The Year 9 football team played Park House School in the first round of the West Berkshire League.

The A team played in the first half, which was a highly competitive match with some great football and well worked goals scored by both teams. The score finished 2-2. This is a great result considering Park House are currently in the sixth round of the National Cup. Player of the match was Ricky for his 30-yard volley that nestled into the top corner.

The B team lost, 1-0 in a match where 10 St Bart’s students played their first football match for the school. The match was played in great spirits and was enjoyed by all. Player of the match was Lucas for his great defensive display.

 

Year 10 Football

St Bart’s Year 10 A and B teams kicked off their District Cup campaign with great performances against defending champions Park House School. St Bart’s A team held off a strong Park House side in the first half at 0-0. Park House went two goals up quickly in the second half but the Bart’s boys fought back to 2-2 with superb goals from Harry Alston and Patrick Groza. In a tense final 10 minutes, Park House scored two outstanding goals to secure the game 4-2.

St Bart’s B Team fought hard and played some superb football despite being defeated 2-0. Mr Wilder said, “I am proud of all the boys today – it took a lot of character to come back from 2-0 to get themselves back in the game. We are really developing as a squad and will be a real threat in the District Cup this season”.

Players of the match were Stanley Herdman, Connor Bucknell, Harry Graham and Hector Marshall.