All Saints Blackheath

All Saints Blackheath Church of England Primary School

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Life at All Saints Blackheath

15th Feb 2013

Saturday Football Club – Saturday 16th and 23rd February 2013


The Football Club will not be meeting during half-term i.e. on Saturday 16th or 23rd February.  The next meeting will be on Saturday 2nd March.


Please note, however, that some Year coaches may have arranged separately to hold a training session for their Year group on 16th February (Year 4, for example).  If players have been informed by their Year coaches that they will be training on 16th they should come along as normal.


Results and Match Reports from 9th February 2013


Year 6             (Match reports by Elliot Woods)


All Saints             v        Baring                           Won 2-0


Team Line up: Ben (Goal Keeper), Tayo, Luis (Defence) Enitan (Midfield) Oliver, Carter, George Smith) (Strikers)


With All Saints enjoying joint first place at the top of the table and Baring very close behind this was a must win game. With both All Saints and Baring starting brightly it was too close to call, with both defences playing very well with few chances at either end. It was all happening in the middle of the field. Our solid play from Tayo, Luis and Enitan was proving too good for Baring and the pace of George Smith, Carter and Oliver was beginning to penetrate their defence and it wasn't long before All Saints got the breakthrough. A super run from George Smith and an inch perfect cross ended with a fantastic header from Carter to make it 1-0 just before half time.


The start of the second half was just as fast paced as the first but All Saints seemed to have the confidence and the skill which Baring couldn't match, and it seemed clear that All Saints should go on to win the game. Chances came for All Saints before the second goal came after another fine cross from George which struck the Baring defender’s hand and should have been a penalty, however the referee played the advantage and the ball fell kindly to Enitan who struck the ball perfectly to fire home the second and deciding goal. With the game ending 2-0 it was a fantastic performance from ALL the All Saints’ players which filled with confidence heading into the second game of the day against St. Winifred’s.


All Saints             v        St Winifred’s                Won


Team Line up: Ben (Goal) Tayo, Luis (Defence) Carter, Natty (Midfield) Ted, Enitan (Striker)


This was another game which All Saints knew they had to win, with Winifred’s on our heels in the table it was going to be a tough game.


The match started as we expected with Winifred’s testing our midfield and defence with some strong and aggressive play but our defensive players were outstanding, with every pass and run at our goal our players matched theirs. We were too strong in defence and our passing play was first class which caused St Winifred’s lots of problems which they were not able to handle. It was half way in the first half that this showed with a fired shot by Ted which the keeper made a good save but rebounded to the feet of Enitan who calmly slotted the ball into the net to make it 1-0. The second goal came shortly after with some Barcelona type passing within the St Winifred’s penalty area between Natty, Ted and Enitan before the final tap was executed by Ted.


The second half was just as tense as the first but as in the first half our defence were unplayable stopping any attempt on goal with Ben hardly having a save to make. The first attempt to make it three fell to Enitan who tried to lob the keeper but forced good save. The next was from Ted also going for an awesome solo effort running from half way line passing two or three players before firing a shot just over the bar. All Saints now having control of the game made two subs. Elliot and George Smith coming on for Carter and Enitan. Chances still came our way to finish the game with Elliot's shot at close range causing another fine save from the keeper, but the third and final goal came with seconds left with a sublime pass from Luis and deft flick on from Elliot which fell to Ted with the keeper coming to the ball at the same time the two collided causing Ted to fall to the ground in agony but still managing to slot the ball in true striker’s style into the bottom left hand corner. The final whistle blew and whilst Ted was carried off All Saints celebrated another deserved victory.


A superb game and another master class from All Saints proves why we are now top of the league where they belong.      


These being the last two games before half term, and all games played, it has been a fantastic season so far for All Saints. I have decided to name Luis and Tayo as my players of the season to date, their commitment and strength, their vision and determination has been awesome. Rarely have we seen a team this far into the season only conceding 1 goal. This shows how good they are.


We must also commend the rest of the team for all their hard work, determination and desire to win.


We have all shown why we are at the top of the league.






Year 4             (Match reports by Dominic Egan)


All Saints             v        Edmund Waller                       Lost   0-1             


For a second successive week, All Saints came up against a good side and lost a hard-fought match by just a single goal. Strangely off-colour, All Saints made a slow start and allowed their opponents to dominate possession. Edmund Waller, meanwhile, played some good football and fully deserved their win.


When they did get hold of the ball, All Saints failed to make the best use of it.  Forced back into their own half for much of the match, they did manage a couple of counter-attacks, and Daniel was unlucky to see his shot cleared off the line. Battling to the very end, All Saints almost grabbed an equaliser in the last minute, when Arthur skilfully escaped the defence, only to be thwarted by Edmund Waller’s goalkeeper.


Dalmain 2            v        All Saints                                 Lost 2-0                Friendly


In this Friendly, Isaac produced a fine display between the posts, making some good saves and giving his team lots of support and encouragement. In front of him, an ever-changing line-up of defenders worked hard to keep out a dominant Dalmain 2. However, the pressure eventually told, All Saints conceding a goal in each half.


All Saints spent nearly the entire match camped in and around their own penalty area. Nonetheless, they very nearly scored when Daniel went on a marvellous run that took him from one box to the other, only to see his shot blocked at the very last moment.



David Bolt

Head Coach


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