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.
Thursday, 9th February
Well done to all Year 7 and 8 girls who played Netball against Stoke College on Thursday 9th February. The green team won their game 14-11. It was a very close game throughout. The girls worked incredibly hard displaying great enthusiasm and team spirit. The team managed to string together some accurate strong passes to take the lead. A special mention has to go to all 3 shooters Roxy, Madi and Grace for scoring some excellent goals. The Blue team lost their game 6-0 but showed great determination throughout their game. A special mention has to go to Libby and Bella for working really hard getting into space and making some excellent interceptions. We are all looking forward to the return match next half term. Well done to all the girls who played!
Wednesday 8th February
Pleasingly Gosfield were able to give all 20 boys a match in this good quality game. Playing for the first time at Heathcote, Gosfield fell behind early. A brilliant fight back saw George Bowers score a quick fire hat trick. His first was an exceptional volley into the top of the net, a terrific goal at any age let alone U11. Zach Mathews was quickly on the score sheet with a brace of goals, before a last minute goal to Heathcote saw the final score 5-2 to Gosfield. Thomas Mellon was superb in defence and Francis Ulrich together with Harry Whitwood were commanding in the midfield. When Aaron Wells and Sam Hope were on they looked dangerous in attack.
The proverbial game of two halves saw Gosfield fight back from 3 nil down to level the match 3-3. Luke Wells was the most influential player on the pitch and was rewarded with a well taken goal. Rowan Welch tried hard and probably surprised himself when smashing home Gosfield's second. Sam Hope completed the comeback with a good individual effort, and I am sure that if the match went on any longer, Gosfield would have taken the lead. It was very pleasing to see all the boys enjoying themselves and playing well..
Tuesday 7th February
Gosfield travelled to Stoke and came away with a convincing win. The first half saw Gosfield dominate the latter stages and with Kyron Moon hitting the post twice, and at least four 1 on 1 chances against the keeper missed, Gosfield, it could be said, were good value for their 2-0 lead. Kyron was outstanding scoring both goals whilst the Stoke keeper was equally superb making countless saves. The second half could have gone all wrong as Gosfield continued to miss opportunities whilst Stoke took their only chance to make it 2-1. This seemed to galvanise the Gosfield team and Tom Dickson booted home the last two goals. Arthur Winmill was very industrious against his old school and made several excellent runs and passes leading to some of the goals. Ben McQuillan was impressive in defence and Sam Hume was commanding in goal. An impressive, well constructed win by an improving team.
Tuesday, 7th February
Well done to all year 9 and 10 girls who played Netball against Stoke College on Tuesday 7th February. The girls started the game confidently with some very accurate shooting. The end of the first half Gosfield led 8 goals to 2. The second half started with Stoke showing determination pulling the score back to 7 goals to Gosfield’s 11. The final quarter commenced with Gosfield girls working very hard in defence making some fantastic interceptions. The final score was 13-10 to Gosfield. A special mention has to go to both Evie and Joely for their super efforts throughout the game. Well done girls!!!