On Monday 6th February, Looe Academy travelled to the school to play and compete against Torpoint Community College in Netball matches. We had 32 talented students across years 7 and 8 taking part, meaning we had a total of 4 teams competing in the fixtures. This meant that the year 7 tournament was held in the sports hall and the year 8’s out on the hard courts in the sunshine.
Poppy S, Lily H, Amy J and Romily as team captains delegated the teams’ positions, allowing for smooth transitions between each half. Each team commanded the flow of the games, working effortlessly together to dominate the attacking thirds and get the ball to the shooting third. Our strong defenders continued to prevent the ball from reaching the oppositions shooting third and they made some lovely interceptions and several key passes throughout the game.
Unbelievable results across the board with four wins, one draw and one loss. The students were a true credit to the school. Not only for their performance but for their amazing sportsmanship and this was commended upon by Looe school. Looe also commended the students upon their talent, considering for some students this was their first match and especially to the year 8’s for playing up and winning against Looe’s year 9 team. They should all be so proud and please congratulate the girls if you see them! Well done to Amy J and Penny W-F in year 7 for getting player of the match and to Beau and Isla in year 8 for getting player of the match in their games. Please see the results below:
- TCC 7-1 vs Looe Y7 – Won 3-0
- TCC 7-2 vs Looe Y7 – Lost 2-0
- TCC 8-1 vs Looe Y9 – Won 8-3
- TCC 8-1 vs Looe Y8 – Won 19-0
- TCC 8-2 vs Looe Y8 – Won 8-0
- TCC 8-2 vs Looe Y9 – Drew 4-4
A special thank you to year 12 sixth form student Holly T for umpiring the year 7 matches alongside Miss Milford and to Olivia B and Lola in year 9 for helping to score the matches. Everyone appreciated your help and the event could not have been done without you all. Another thank you to all parents, carers and staff who showed their support by watching the matches and cheering on the students- it was a lovely atmosphere throughout!
Year 9 & 10
Well done to the Year 9 and 10 netball squad who organised a sponsored netball event to raise funds for their team dresses. The girls did an incredible job of raising over £1000 and were very grateful to gain HEdway as a Year 9 team sponsor and Field Fresh as a Year 10 team sponsor
The girls have now designed their dresses and look forward to wearing them in the rest of the year’s fixtures
Our older teams played Liskeard at home last week
Year 10’s hard work has paid off with them showing excellent team work to win 27-9
Year 9 Blue team won 15-0 and Year 9 red team won 5-4. Both teams playing with much better positional play and control
On Wednesday 8th Feburary year 7 made the trek across the county west to a breezy and chilly Newquay. Fresh from their 17-0 win in the previous round Newquay were a strong outfit with historically good teams in the competition having had two county winners last year and 4 of their current year 7’s on the Plymouth Argyle player pathway.
In an even game, chances were few and both sets of players gave each other a hard time whenever each team had the ball. This meant hard but fair challenges but also meant neither team really threatened each others goals. Torpoint played the better football and were the team looking more likely to score when the half time whistle went.
The second half opened up and allowed TCC to use the space better with all players looking great on the ball. Newquay became more physical which led to more Torpoint free kicks and gradually Torpoint put more and more pressure on the back line of Newquay. Then, one big clearance from Newquay’s defender went over all of TCC’s defence with their striker clear as he lifted the ball over the onrushing Eddie….the ball inching it’s way to the Torpoint goal….Cameron managed to get ahead of their striker before he could tap it in and meant the only thing the striker could do was foul Cameron before Eddie scooped up the ball! An escape! This challenge mattered even more as a slick Torpoint passing move meant that William and Oscar combined going forward, Oscar beat the last man with great poise and balance and then calmly slotted the ball into the net!! 1-0 Torpoint with only 3 minutes left!
The drama didn’t end here though. After a hand ball by Harvey in his own half, Newquay had one last chance (or not as it would turn out) to launch the ball into the TCC area. The Newquay player fired it in….over everyone…..and onto the cross bar!!! The Newquay striker followed it up and headed towards goal … Saved by Eddie! Corner! “30 seconds left” the ref shouted before it was swung in….cleared for another corner before a Newquay player could only lift the ball over the bar and to safety! One big clearance was greeted by the full time whistle and initiated wild celebrations amongst the boys in navy!!! Torpoint 1 – 0 Newquay Tretherras.
All the boys once again showed great character, endeavour and no shortage of skill to go with good sportsmanship. All players contributed to a great team performance and result and as I couldn’t pick out individuals after such a great team performance, I asked their teacher for the man of the match and he gave it to Oscar and Cameron as he couldn’t separate the two.
At the end of a long week of football fixtures, the year 8 boys, with some of the jubilant year 7 boys fresh from their victory at Newquay stepping up a year, travelled to Bodmin College looking to progress to the 2nd round.
On a big pitch with a slope from goal to goal, captain Archie decided to go down the slope first and his decision was rewarded with a positive start. Torpoint definitely playing the more attractive football on a rutted and bobbly pitch and some half chances were created with only good blocks from the Bodmin defence preventing early goals the Torpoint performance merited.
Unfortunately, a moment of miscommunication enabled the Bodmin right winger time to turn and put in a good cross behind the Torpoint defence for their striker to poke Bodmin ahead. 0-1. No sooner had Torpoint picked themselves up they were caught again and conceded a 2nd two minutes later. 0-2. Torpoint ended the half strongly and somehow the ball bobbled around the Bodmin six-yard box with no Torpoint played able to apply a finishing touch and Harry having a shot blocked well by the Bodmin goalkeeper on the line.
Half time. Torpoint 0 – 2 Bodmin.
Torpoint again started the stronger and pushed in search of a goal to get back into the game. Harry was put through early in the 2nd half but when faced one on one with the keeper, was unfortunate to see their goalkeeper pull off a great save and the ball to go off to safety. Not to be deterred TCC kept pushing and another goal mouth scramble saw the ball bounce along the line and hit the right hand post before somehow evading all Torpoint players!! It was going to be one of those games!!!
As Torpoint pushed, Bodmin saw the chance to counter attack and their left winger cut inside to apply a smart finish past Noah in the Torpoint goal.
It was not meant to be sadly but the team played their hearts out and I could not have asked anymore of them. I again asked their teacher to nominate a man of the match and he chose Oscar in the middle of midfield for his non stop running and great creativity on the ball.