Northern House School (Solihull) vs Woodfield School (KS4)
The first ever Key Stage 4 Northern House School (Solihull) sports fixture!
Northern House School (Solihull) 9
Woodfield School 10
First third score: 3 – 5
Second third score: 4 – 9
Northern House School (Solihull) scorers: Ryan C (x4), Shaun (x3), Owen and Jordan
Squad: Shaun (Capt.) Ryan C, Jordan, Owen, Jamie, Bailey, Ceejay
Man of the Match: Ceejay
Result: Northern House School (Solihull) 9 – 10 Woodfield School
Mr Farrell’s Report
On Friday 21st November 2014 Northern House School (Solihull) (NHSS) Key Stage 4 travelled to GOALS at Star City, whom very kindly let us host our first sports fixture as NHSS at the impressive 3G astro-turf pitches.
Mr White and Mr Farrell loaded the mini-bus with a slightly depleted squad however the boys were certainly up for the task ahead fully equipped in the Brazil style colours. Upon arrival the team posed for their first team photograph. Then Shaun assumed leadership of the squad taking the boys on a thorough warm-up before kick off.
Woodfield completed their preparation and Mr White called the two sides in for a respect handshake immediately prior to kick-off, both teams conducted this in a truly professional manner which set the tone for the game which ensued.
Woodfield kicked the game off and they took control of the first 5 minutes scoring three very quick goals.
0 – 3
NHSS then found their rhythm and shape with Ceejay tackling everything that moved. Some nice link up play between Shaun and Ryan led to a swift response of two goals.
2 – 3
But this did not deter the rampant Woodfield side and they hit another two quick goals passed the stand in goalkeeper Jamie.
2 – 5
NHSS snatched another goal before the break through a cool finish from Owen.
3 – 5
Mr White blew the whistle to indicate the end of the first period. Mr Farrell gave the team talk and urged the team to remain positive. However the chat did not seem to have great effect as the team went out and conceded three goals without reply.
3 – 8
Shaun made a Captains decision and replaced Jamie in goal. This did seem to steady the ship and the outfield players began to play more as a team with Shaun making some good saves and it wasn’t long before NHHS pulled back a couple of goals through Jordan and Ryan (completing his hat-trick)
5 – 8
But even Shaun could not prevent Woodfield from scoring yet another goal, making the final third an up-hill challenge for the boys.
5 – 9
Mr Farrell shuffled the team about bringing Shaun back out of goal and encouraged Jamie to get the ball forward a lot quicker in the last period as the team had nothing to lose.
The team had found a new freedom with Shaun bagging a hat-trick bringing the score back to
8 – 9
Woodfield scored the next goal on a breakaway which proved to be the winning goal, but NHHS were not giving up…
8 – 10
Ryan got his fourth goal of the game and in the dying seconds of the fixture NHSS had penalty appeals turned down and hit the frame of the goal at least twice.
Final Score 9 – 10
Once again the boys should be extremely proud of their efforts because Mr White and I are most definitely bursting with pride; for the way that the squad has conducted themselves from the minute we left school to the minute the boys went home they were a credit to us.