YEAR 5 SOCCER V WITHAM HALL YEAR 6 C and D TEAMS

The year 5 soccer teams played away to the year 6 C and D teams of Witham Hall on Wednesday 25th February. This was due to the fact the year 6 boys were playing their second hockey match away to Stamford and thus were not available for selection.

CITY TEAM 12, WITHAM HALL C TEAM 0
SCORERS: Will M 5, Dan R 3, Max W 2 and George B 2

The City team consisted of Max W (Captain), Tom M (Goal Keeper), George B, Will McE, George H (late replacement), Will M and Dan R.

It was early on in the game when it became apparent the City team were far too strong for the Witham boys. Rarely did the opposition get into Stoneygate’s half and when they did the well organised defence lead by Will McE ensured it was not for long. With overlapping full backs in the guise of George B and George H attacks were many and chances came and went. Will M had most of these and until he began to show composure on the ball, the majority were missed. Max W and Dan R played in the wide positions and the opposition had no answer for them. Tom M in goal had very little to do. Half time score 3 – 0.

Second half the flood gates opened and wave after wave of attacks lead to many more chances and goals even when the team was reduced to five! Champagne moment though came from our goal keeper, Tom M. He had very little to do yet he kept his concentration throughout and made a fantastic save at the end of the game to keep a clean sheet.

Man of the Match was difficult to select but was given to George H who played a magnificent game, never missing a tackle and showing great composure on the ball when passing.

UNITED TEAM 3, WITHAM HALL D TEAM 2
SCORERS: James B 2, Max H

The United team played a very entertaining game and throughout attempted to pass the ball on the ground as opposed to simply kicking it. Despite playing against larger and quicker boys the passing skills prevailed and Stoneygate lead throughout.

Special mention should go to Alex M and Ed B who played the whole match from the start and performed well. Ed B picked up the man of the Match trophy for his performance and James B was awarded the Champagne Moment accolade for a wonderful strike for one of his goals.

Well done everyone who played. thanks to the parents who travelled to watch and a special thank you to the returning Mr Thompson who acted as coach for the United team on the day.

YEAR 4 SOCCER V MAIDWELL HALL

STONEYGATE 3, MAIDWELL HALL 3
SCORERS: Harry H, James K and Freddie C.

The Year 4 soccer team consisting of James K (Captain), Will W (GK), Harris A, Ed N, Arush B, Amy W, Dylan I, Harry H and Freddie C played the return fixture against Maidwell Hall on Tuesday 24th February at school on the astro turf.

The match was very similar to the one played earlier in the season and once again many chances to score came and went. Defensive errors cost Stoneygate the lead on two occasions and despite a thunderous shot by James K to equalise Maidwell lead into the final minute. A stunning volley from Freddie C (playing with a sore hip from an earlier fall in the yard) with 30 seconds on the watch enabled the game to be tied at 3 each and maintain the teams unbeaten run.

Champagne moment went to James K for his goal and some outstanding performances from Amy W, Will W in goal and Ed N backed up by Arush B, Dylan I and Harry H contributed to another wonderful performance from this small group of players. Man of the Match went to Harris A who showed brilliant composure throughout the game. Well played everyone.

Thank you to all parents who braved the cold and supported the team so well.

Mr Jelly

Year 6 Boys Hockey Vs Stamford School

On Wednesday 25th February Stoneygate year six boys (A and B teams) travelled away to Stamford Junior School for their second hockey fixture of the term. Having gained some match experience against Dixie Grammar earlier this month, Stoneygate looked confident in their prematch warm up routine. We showed a huge amount of improvement in our match play.

Stoneygate A V Stamford

Score: Stoneygate 0-2 Stamford

The Team
Karan M (GK), Oliver H, Jake M-C, Mathew W, Kai W, Spike M and Edward B

Man Of The Match: Spike

Champagne Moment: Karan M

Stoneygate B v Stamford

Score: Stoneygate 1 – 1 Stamford (Alfie W)

The Team
Thomas W (GK), Hugo F, Sid B, Alfie W, Henry T, Jack U and Bertie L.

Man Of The Match: Bertie L

Champagne Moment: Thomas W



Stoneygate In Conversation With……… Dave Coleman

We are delighted to announce our next speaker event will take place on Thursday 26th February in the School Hall from 4:20pm to 5:20pm.
Children in the Senior School will be attending, but younger children and parents are most welcome to join us.
Our speaker is Dave Coleman.
He is a record breaking long distance swimmer, an Ex-All Black rugby player and a teacher at Maidwell Hall prep school.
He has completed a number of iconic open water swims, including Europe to Asia, across the Straits of Gibraltar. He has swum the length of Lake Windermere three times, including a double (2 way) swim of the lake (which took thirteen and a half hours!)
In August 2014 he became the first person in history to swim to France from two different Channel Islands when he swam from Alderney to France, having previously swum from Jersey to France.
We look forward to hearing all about his adventures and to finding out how he motivates himself to overcome these challenges.

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Under 10 Netballers on Tip Top Form v Bilton Grange – 11/2/2015

What an exciting match! The U’10 A Team has worked extremely hard in training recently, listening hard, learning new skills and thinking hard. In this match they transferred these skills and put everything into action – it was a privilege to umpire this match!

Team: Tallulah, Milly B (Capt.), Katie, Fran, Daisy, Jemima, Liana, Hattie
RESULT: Stoneygate 12 – Bilton Grange 5

Stoneygate took the first centre pass and a delighted Katie and Milly B put their ‘secret’ receipt of this into use – The Stack! Katie always has a mischievous look on her face as they set this up and Milly just says “it works every time, hee hee”. Perfect delivery of the centre pass by Fran and the first goal for Stoneygate was scored within the first 30 seconds. How smug everyone looked!
A very effective start was made and Stoneygate ‘turned over’ play several times due to their tight 1-1 marking. Hattie really shone in this quarter as she watched both her opponent and the ball with absolute concentration (Hattie’s favourite netball word!) and stole the ball before it reached the GS.

A 4-2 lead going into the 2nd quarter and Bilton were finding it difficult to match the speed of the Stoneygate flat and accurate pass. Katie delivered some stunning passes into Milly and Tallulah, so much so that we heard Liana’s Dad say ‘wow’ as he supported at the side of the court. It certainly was, and Katie’s pass is vital to our super attack. Her early vision of the free player is outstanding and her pass cuts diagonally through play, arriving safely in the hands of Tallulah or Milly. Stoneygate steamed ahead in this quarter and scored 4 goals to Bilton’s 1, the score was now 8-3. Jemima stood out as she supported the back line pass and helped to progress the ball securely into attack. She plays a fast and leapy WD position and is always ready to react quickly.

By the third quarter Stoneygate relaxed and played such flowing netball. Fran was intercepting the ball all over the court and really enjoying herself! Her fitness is such an asset and she never stops working hard and anticipating the ball. Her reactions are quick and she links the defence and attack superbly, her netball really maturing. In defence, Daisy came on as WD to consolidate her own play and that of the team before the Oakham Tournament. She made some important interceptions in mid-court and stopped Bilton’s attack. We just need to tighten up her forward pass but this is easily sorted. Her marking of the ball is excellent and her judgement of her marking distance is now very accurate. Well done in this match Daisy. Stoneygate 11-Bilton 4.

The final quarter and Bilton had made a few changes but our strong defence were playing with such determination, leaping high, tipping and intercepting the ball. Liana played her usual stunning GD and she commanded the Bilton attacking third. She is so aware of play and the ball position and always plays such an intelligent game. The team depend so much on Liana and her link and understanding with Hattie is solid!

Congratulations must go to our 2 skilful shooters, Tallulah (5 goals) and Milly (7) who played using superb movement within the shooting circle, working together well and offering their free space continually to Katie and Fran. The whole team can rely on them – well done girls, tremendous shooting!

The perfect match before the Tournament! Many thanks to our supportive spectators – we would very much like to see you at Oakham.
Player of the match and day goes to confident Katie for her ‘wow’ passes into the shooting circle. Brilliant!

Mrs S. Frisby

YEAR 4 NETBALL MATCH

STONEYGATE V  WELLINGBOROUGH SCHOOL

Won 13-6

TEAM; Joanna, Evie, Millie, Amy, Tasia, Eliza and Gizella (Captain).

Player of the Match; Evie for her dominant play in attack and defence throughout the game.

Special mention; Amy for her supportive play in the centre court and ability in sending the ball into the attacking circle.

Another fine performance from all the girls in year 4.

Well done!

YEAR 4 NETBALL MATCH

STONEYGATE V  LEICESTER GRAMMAR

Won 8-1

TEAM; Joanna, Evie, Millie, Amy, Tasia, Eliza and Gizella.

Player of the Match; Millie for her outstanding shooting and defending skills.

Special mention; Gizella for her tight marking throughout the game.

A great performance from all the girls in year 4.  Everyone played with great effort and determination.  They out shone Leicester Grammar by far showing great athletic ability and good understanding of netball.

Well done!