On Tuesday 25th March, Court Fields year 10 students played host to their inaugural fixture against Wellington School. A much anticipated local derby had Court Fields players chomping at the bit to get the game started. Wellington school started brightly and quickly settled into the game with some slick passing. Good defence kept them out and allowed Court Fields to counter on several occasions. Myles opened the account 15 mins into play with a ground shot that passed swiftly under the keeper. Shortly after the ref judged that a Court Fields player had been pushed in the area and promptly pointed at the spot. Tom smashed the ball into the net giving the keeper no chance of a save.
The second half was more of an even affair with Wellington school coming close on several occasions. A final flourish from Court Fields saw Kieran find the net to round off a deserved 3-0 victory. This was a great fixture and one that both parties felt should remain in the calendar.
Court Fields 1 – 0 Kings College
Court Fields welcomed a very talented Kings College side. Both teams played some really neat football, creating numerous chances. Court Fields School players Gould and Hollick, resumed normal duty, winning the central midfield battle as per usual. Great defensive performances from Currie, Salter, McCabe and the ever-reliable Buttle reduced Kings to minimal shots on goal, and even when they did, Mitchell was certainly more than equal to it. It was particularly down the wings that Court Fields cause Kings most problems through the engines of Nutkins, Sears, Roncaglia and Channon. The goal finally came through the prolific Grabham with 5 minutes remaining, cutting in from the right hand side to slot home with a clinical finish, giving Court Fields a well deserved win. The girls must now take this performance and take it into next week’s game away at Taunton Academy. Superb work girls!!!
The year 9 started in winning form for their first league game of the year beating Taunton Academy 3-1 at home on Thursday evening. Coming off a heavy defeat from Heathfield in the cup the year 9’s had a point to prove. The first goal of the game went to Taunton Academy with a well taken one on one chance from their extremely fast centre forward. Court Fields came straight back into the game with their first goal which was credited to Tom who forced the ball over the line in what can no other be call a goal line scramble, with Court Fields coming off best. to make the score 1-1. As both teams settled into the game Court Fields began to take control, Their second goal came from a well hit ball which was judge to be over the line by the referee. At 2-1 the game was still in the balance, but a well judged pass from Jimmy out on the right to put Josh through on goal with just the keeper to beat. This was a chance Josh rarely misses.
A big thank you to the Year 11 boys Conor who refereed the game extremely well and his two lines men Aaron and Luke.
Court Fields School 1 – 4 Castle School
Team; Vernon, Coppin, Hawkings (Captain), Clarke, Sellick, Ware, A.Campbell, Webber, Butler, Hodgson, Evett, M.Campbell, Richardson, Salisbury, Maunder, Scarlett.
Due to the horrendous weather which has been upon us throughout January this was the first Year 11 Boy’s fixture of the season in the Taunton Deane Schools Cup. It was always going to prove a tough ask as they were drawn against Castle School, who play in the league above.
Castle started the brighter team passing the ball around and creating space around the Court Fields midfield. Despite this they found it hard to crack down the rock that is Court Fields defence of Coppin, Hawkings, Clarke and Sellick. The pressure told and the break-through finally came in the first real chance of the game with 15 minutes gone; a neat bit of trickery from the Castle midfield and a well executed finish from their impressive striker. Court Fields responded well to the goal and began to threaten the Castle goal. Lone striker Butler was proving an absolute handful for the Castle defence with Evett, and Hodgson starting to take control in midfield.
Year 7 Central venue league
Court Fields A and B faced a tough CVL at Heathfield school last week, which saw both teams play very strong teams from the Taunton area. Court Fields A played extremely well beating strong teams like; Heathfield, Taunton Academy and Bishop Fox’s. Court Fields A finished the tournament unbeaten which was down to the commitment and enthusiasm from the team.
Court Fields B also participated in the tournament, and just like the A team, they showed impressive commitment and enthusiasm. The B team played very well, facing very strong teams, with a stand out result being a 2-1 victory against Taunton Academy. After a hard fought tournament the B team came away with a respectful tally, only losing once.
Year 7 football vs Castle
The year 7 football team played a decent match against Castle team last week, which saw a game of two halves. The first half was poor, with the strong wind being a contributing factor, Court Fields allowed Castle school too much time on the ball which resulted in the first half finishing 5-0 to Castle. The second half was a much better performance with Eren Boga standing out with his impressive stamina which allowed him to continuously put pressure on Castles midfield. Another player who stood out was goalie Fin Pocock, making some fine saves to keep the score line at 5-0. With a much better performance, Court Fields could’ve scored a few themselves, however failing to beat the opposition keeper. Overall with the mixture of poor weather and a lethargic start it meant Court Fields lost 5-0. However there were positives to take away from the game, especially the second half, which saw Court Fields improve dramatically which they can now take into the next game.
After all the bad weather, the year 7 Football at Court Fields finally got their first match. Having a depleted squad for their tournament due to injury and illness. The boys knew it was going to be hard going. Led by Chris Coupe the boys held their own even with a man down on their opposition. Losing narrowly to Heathfield ‘A’ 1-0 and drawing 3-3 with Heathfield ‘B’. The goal of the night came from a well hit volley in to the top corner by Tyler Fyfe with a wonderful assist by Eren Boga who place his cross on a pin head for Tyler to fire home, in a tense 1-1 draw against Bishop Fox’s. Well done to all the boys involved on a bitterly cold Wednesday evening at Heathfield. We are looking to be back to full strength for the next tournament running an A and B squad.