Tuesday, 14th March
Well done to all Year 9 and 10 girls’ who played Cambridge International School on Tuesday 14th March. The girls played 2 separate games. The first game ended 9-2 to Cambridge. After a rocky start Gosfield gained confidence and moved the ball down the court successfully linking some strong accurate passes. A special mention has to go to the defence who worked very hard showing super determination intercepting the ball successfully many times. The second game Gosfield won. A special mention has to go to all the shooters who scored some fabulous goals.
Tuesday 7th March
With a number of influential older players absent, Gosfield travelled to Walden School but were unable to repeat the heroic home win of last week. With only 3 older players available, Gosfield competed for the majority of the match but conceded some soft goals with chaotic defending. Walden took every opportunity whilst Gosfield didn't take their chances. Year 8 keeper Charlie Bell did a splendid job and I am sure all the boys will learn from this match.
Friday 3rd March
Gosfield travelled to CIS and played with good fluency to lead 2-0 at half time. An excellent header from Bo McCrory and a well struck cross from Brad Kent saw Joe Skillicorn score. Unfortunately the second half saw a much less enthusiastic effort as the Gosfield boys let two penalties given against them and several other decisions get on their nerves. Hopefully they should learn that in sport they should focus on what they can control rather than what they can't. Bowen's second goal was a brilliant volley after combining with Tony Tibaldi.
Wednesday 1st March
Gosfield lost to a very talented CIS team but will rue a large number of missed opportunities. Defender Thomas Mellon had a great game as did fellow back Henry Shadrack. George Bowers and Zac Matthews were always dangerous going forward but couldn't quite get their shots on target.
A very enjoyable and even contest saw Gosfield come from behind to draw the match. Harry Durrant was very influential when he came on and scored an excellent brace. It was good to see some team work developing which augurs well for the future.
Tuesday 28th February
This was an extremely competitive, well fought match, with the lead changing throughout. Gosfield got off to the best possible start with Brad Kent firing in a volley right in the corner in the first 30 seconds. This sprung the opposition into action and despite desperate defending by Chris Crowley and first half keeper Sam Hume, Walden equalised after a great passage of play. Walden were in again shortly after when a mix up after a corner saw an easy tip in. At this point striker Ben McQuillan came into his own. He dribbled past two defenders and beat the keeper to make it 2-2. In the final seconds of the half, Walden capitalised on a poor clearance to take the lead at the break.
With Gosfield playing the second half into a stormy wind, things didn't look too promising for a comeback, but come back the Gosfield boys did. Freddie Bowers and George Redfern gave some excellent assists and this provided two more goals to Ben, in almost identical fashion to his first, to give him a hat trick and Gosfield the lead. With some entertaining goal keeping, Jasper Gladman kept the opposition at bay, whilst Henry Thorne, Michael Freeman and Arthur Winmill were getting the better of the attack and sending good ball forward. Sam Hume now in midfield was causing havoc and all the time the cool head of Kyron Moon kept the opposition guessing. With 5 minutes to go the dangerous opposition striker made a break and beat the keeper to make it 4-4. With literally 20 seconds to go, Kyron Moon slotted home the winner to make it 5-4 to Gosfield. Both teams deserve praise for the attitude and commitment they showed.