OFSTED Inspection, November 2018


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Under 15 Aston Villa Cup Final

Lode Heath 1-4 St Thomas Aquinas

STACS started the game on the front foot and had much of the ball in the early minutes. Lode Heath were resolute in their defending however and difficult to break down. STACS were limited to shots from well outside the box. Just past the fifteen minute mark, STACS created their first real opportunity of the game: Ryan Makuzva 1 on 1 with the keeper, with the keeper making a good save. Luckily for STACS, the miss did not mean much for long, as captain Nico Gordon glided through the defence and beat the keeper at his near post. A well deserved goal for both the player and the team.

STACS continued to dominate the ball, with some intricate play but again couldn’t create any meaningful chances. Again, STACS had a few shots from outside the area and did force a good save from the goalkeeper but could not break them down. This was until just before half time when Nico Gordon went 1 on 1 with the keeper and this time the keeper had no chance of saving the powerful effort placed to the bottom left corner. 2-0 at half time.

After the restart it was much of the same, STACS however sitting back just a little to stop any counter attacking football from Lode Heath. This allowed Lode Heath to have a little more of the ball and they created a few half chances. Following the spell of play, STACS upped their game again, and scored a 3rd goal: an incredible effort. Nathaniel Henry took the ball on the halfway line, slipped through a few challenges before unleashing an incredible effort into the top left corner of the goal: a great goal from an incredibly hardworking player.

Lode Heath seemed to up their game in response, and created a great opening and were rewarded for their consistent hard work with a wonderful finish. 3-1.
As the game seemed to be in the balance, STACS needed another, and got in, by scoring another wonder goal, this time from deep-lying playmaker Harrison Burley who scored a well placed shot into the top left corner. 4-1.

This score line proved too much for Lode Heath, and STACS were able to retain the ball and create further chances but couldn’t add to the score.
A special mention should go to the defence; Max Cornbill, Brendan Evans, Ed Lane and Gashaun Johnson, who defended brilliant and started every attack that we did today.

All in all, a great team performance!

Squad: Aidan, Max, Brendan, Ed, Gashaun, Trev, Nathaniel, Harrison, Nathaniel, Ryan, Nico.
Subs: Jayden, Liam, Nabil, Amandeep

Mr Pickard
Teacher of Physical Education

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