Colts B Soccer v Maidwell Hall 14/1/15

On Wednesday the Colts B soccer team played their first match of the season, away in the picturesque grounds of Maidwell Hall.
The team consisted of Will M (goalkeeper), Will McE, Karan M, Sidd B (captain), Spike M, Oliver H and Kian D.

This proved to be a hugely entertaining match. It had eight goals, three changes of lead, four comeback goals, three ‘wonder’ goals, three hit goal posts, one own goal, one missed penalty and great spirit and teamwork from both sides.

In the first half the score went 1-0, thanks to a Maidwell own goal, 1-1, 1-2 then 2-2, thanks to a Spike free kick that David Beckham would have been proud to have scored (the first of his two ‘wonder’ goals). Right near the end of the half Maidwell scored again to lead 2-3.

Throughout the second half Stoneygate showed a little more skill in possession than their opponents. Sidd, Oliver, Kian, Karan, Spike and Will McE all looked calm on the ball and we developed our play patiently. Maidwell were more physical in their approach, but it was effective and they deserved their lead.
Will McE was outstanding in defence and I had decided to give him the ‘Man of the Match’ award after just ten minutes of play. Will M looked composed in goal and could do little with each of Maidwell’s goals. Hence, all of the boys contributed to a proper team performance.

Trailing 2-3 it looked like we may miss out, but the best was yet to come.
Firstly, Spike crossed in a super ball from a free kick, Kian headed it goalwards, for what would have been an early contender for ‘goal of the season’, only for it to crash against the post and to bounce away.
Minutes later Kian did hit the target, taking us to 3-3, after some fine build up play.
Then Spike picked up the ball inside his own half and set off on a dribbling run. He beat one, two, three, four players and then smashed the ball past the goalkeeper – a goal that is unlikely to be bettered all season and an event that the ‘Champagne Moment’ award was invented for. Thus the score moved to 4-3 and the lead returned to Stoneygate.
The game looked won, until almost the final play of the match when Maidwell scored their own ‘wonder’ goal. It was a superb volley from well outside the area. As the final whistle sounded the score was left at 4-4.

In the final reckoning it was a fair result, as neither team deserved to lose and ‘football was the true winner’!




U11A rounders v Maidwell

U11A Girls Rounders v Maidwell
on Wednesday 14th May

On Wednesday 14th May 2014 the U11 A team played at home against Maidwell Hall. They won the toss and chose to field first. On our first go we all seemed nervous and did not score anything but on Gracie’s (despite having a bad finger), Eloise’s and Jojo’s second goes they each scored an amazing rounder. Clemmie, Mia and Caitlin joined us for this match and all seemed determined and played very well. Well done to them! Antonia scored three tremendous rounders and Gracie scored another one. By the end of the first innings we had scored 11 rounders.
When our turn came to field, we were confident and they did not score anything on their first go. Gracie caught someone out. We fielded well and stumped three girls out. By the end of the innings they had scored 1 ½ rounders. Our turn came to bat again and Gracie scored an outstanding three more rounders and Pippa and Molly both scored an excellent rounder. We scored another 10 rounders, scoring 21 in total. When our turn came to field again we were more determined, as the parents supported us and cheered us on. Gracie and Georgina caught someone out. Our fielding slightly let us down as we lost focus and panicked leading them to score a rounder. Molly caught a superb catch and got a girl out at inner. By the end they had scored another rounder making the score 21-2 ½ to us. The team was Molly Johnson, Gracie Fraser, Josephine Chawner, Antonia Veary, Freya Astill, Pippa Neal, Eleanor Benson, Eloise Furber, Georgina Tyler (captain) joined by Clemmie Parr, Mia Rhodes and Caitlin Musto. Well done to the whole team! An excellent win!

By Georgina Tyler (Capt.)

Player of the Match – Antonia Veary whose batting has moved onto another level. She scored 4 rounders


Colts C & D v Maidwell

On Wednesday a combined squad consisting of both Colts C and D teams competed in a fixture against Maidwell Colts C.

 This combined team, dominated possession and were able to capitalise on the opportunities that arose during the game.

 The strength of both the Colts C and D teams was evident throughout the game. Various player combinations were used during the course of the match, all of which experienced success.

 Highlights of the match included; Olly penalty save, a weaving run and superb finish from Tom B and hat-trick from Kian.

 Final score 6-1.

Goal scorers; Kian (3), Tom (2), B. Leverett.

Stoneygate Rugby U9 Vs Maidwell U9 – Tuesday 19th November

In this high scoring encounter against Maidwell both teams showed fantastic attacking ability. Rotating the team throughout the game highlighted the strength of our squad in this 9 a side fixture.

Hesitation early in the game at the breakdown allowed Maidwell to retain possession and score with some explosive play. Stoneygate responded quickly with some strong running of their own which kept the scoring level.

In the second half the team showed more confidence in the contact area as they started to turnover ball and retain possession. James Bird led the scoring tally with four fantastic tries whilst Kian, Will McEuen and Will Murray score one a piece.

Final Score Stoneygate 35-35 Maidwell.