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'B' Team friendly v Hockley

posted 7 Dec 2017, 10:52 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 13 Dec 2017, 09:19 ]

'The Plumberow 'B' Team played against Hockley 'B' Team in a football match which has long been waited for.
The game kicked off and both teams enjoyed some fine exchanges being denied by some fine defending or good goalkeeping.
In the first half, Hockley had the lions share,  although Plumberow counterattacked on quite a few occasions.Then with a nice passing move, Hockley found the ball sitting at a player's feet who swiftly tucked it away - 0v1 Hockley.
The game continued with Hockley on top but with some good goalkeeping by Alex in the Plumberow goal.
Half time 0v1
The 2nd half restart and Plumberow aimed to make amends and put the pressure on Hockley. Now the game domination had switched to Plumberow’s favour, and it was Hockley threatening with counterattacking. The game was flowing backwards and forwards! (I can vouch for this as when I ref I don’t stand in the middle, I travel with ball flow!)
Good defending was stopping both sides and it looked like 0v1 was going to be the result, then a shot was flying into Hockley’s net producing a fine save from their keeper, but he could only just get his hand to it, and the ball dropped to Asher who passed into the goal.
1v1 the result after a finely contested game which ended with the share of the spoils.
I really enjoyed being part of a sporting spectacle played in such great spirit!'
(report by Mr Toovey)
(level 2 - inter)

Year 4 v Ashingdon (friendly)

posted 7 Dec 2017, 03:53 by Sheila Bacon

'A team of Year 4s went to Ashingdon to play a friendly football game 
The Year 4s have not played in a team together so it was going to be a test for them.
The game kicked off and Ashingdon straight away showed they had a few players who could play.
Plumberow spent most of the first half trying to get out of their penalty box, and this happened time and time again. Due to the relentless pressure, goals were scored, including a wonderful strike which hit the far corner with a nice swerve.
So 4v0 down at half time, and really all that could be said was that we needed to push further up the pitch and create problems.
We started well and a fine run from Mia Hawkins finished with the ball ⚽️ in the bottom corner, 4v1.
But the game continued to be dominated by Ashingdon and eventually another two goals were scored.
The game finished Ashingdon 6v1 Plumberow.
A great effort by Plumberow and a return fixture has been asked for & agreed'.
(report by Mr Toovey)
(level 2 - inter)

Girls Football - County Finals!

posted 22 Nov 2017, 11:09 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 22 Nov 2017, 11:10 ]

'The girls' football team travelled to Melbourne Park, Chelmsford, to play in the Girls County Football Finals.
After what was not the best start to the day, we arrived at the venue, where we were told there had been some additions to the competition and they needed to write out the fixtures again.
Eventually we were told what the format was.
We were in a group of 8, which meant we had 7 games to play, 7 minutes a game.
Here is the result of the group games -
Plumberow 0v0 Whitecourt
Plumberow 0v0 Shenfield St. Marys
Plumberow 1v0 Moulsham
Plumberow 3v1 Tanya Dell
Plumberow 3v0 Epping
Plumberow 2v2 Westleigh
Plumberow 2v1 Great Berry
So we won our group and went through to the finals, where we played the winners of the other group, Heycroft.
The Final was 0v0 after 7 minutes, so 3 minutes extra time was played. Heycroft scored with a minute left! That looked like that was going to be it, but not with these girls! Great forward play and the ball was slammed home, 1v1, and that's how it finished!
So penalties - 3 each to be taken. If equal after 3, then sudden death!
We took our first - keeper saved. Heycroft score 0v1
We took our second - keeper beaten but the ball hits the crossbar!
Heycroft take theirs - Ashlee saves!
We take our 3rd and need to score, but the keeper saves!
So we lose in the final, 0v1 nn penalties!
The girls were fantastic in blustery conditions!
Undefeated in 7...Losing 1...Scoring 12...Conceding 4. A FANTASTIC achievement!
Goalscorers - Libby Cooper 11 and Katie Ogden 1'
(report by Mr Toovey)
(level 3 - County)

League game v Westerings

posted 17 Nov 2017, 08:28 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 21 Nov 2017, 10:35 ]

'In our latest football challenge we hosted a boys' league game against Westerings Primary.
I spoke to the boys before the game telling them that I didn't want them to concentrate on goals today - but more on the different parts of their game. To work on possession, keeping the ball and movement. We played with our first choice keeper on the pitch too, which allowed Alex, a fine goalkeeper in his own right, to don the sticks.
The boys were very respectful in the way they went about their football, and pushed the ball around nicely in all areas. It was nice to see them and hear them saying, 'no goals - keep the ball', just as I had asked from them.
Westerings were a credit to their school! They kept going to the end - a very big well done to them!
And well done to Plumberow for showing maturity beyond their years, led by the ever impressive captain, Piers!
Final result - Plumberow 10v0 Westerings'
(report from Mr Toovey)
(level 2 - Inter)

Parish Cup v Shenfield St. Mary's

posted 12 Nov 2017, 08:57 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 12 Nov 2017, 08:57 ]

'We welcomed Shenfield St Mary’s to Plumberow to play in the 2nd round of the Parish cup.
They arrived early and gave themselves a good, thorough warm up. Unfortunately,  Plumberow players were coming out as and when they were able, which hindered their warm up.
The game kicked off and straight away you could tell this was going to be a tough match. Not only were St Mary’s tall lads, they also had the physicality to go with their height.
We were under pressure and St Mary’s got a corner - a good ball in and a good header and we were 0v1 down.
2 minutes later they got through again and a striker was brought down in box - penalty given. The keeper saved but the taker reacted quickly and tucked away the rebound - 0v2.
5 minutes later their player was brought down on edge of box. The free kick found the top corner - 0v3.
When half time came I spoke to the boys about character, saying that I didn't care if we lost this game 0v7 but I wanted to see more from them!
They went out for the 2nd half and did just that and no more goals were scored so the game finished 0v3.
Plumberow boys faced a big, strong team and were in awe of them for the first half. We must learn to deal with physical teams from the beginning.'
(report by Mr Toovey)
(level 3 - County)

Girls' League Match v Hockley

posted 7 Nov 2017, 06:11 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 8 Nov 2017, 12:12 ]

'The girls played a football league match against Hockley Primary.
The game started with some lovely passing by Plumberow, with the ball spending long periods in the Hockley half. 10 minutes in and an unstoppable shot from a Plumberow midfielder sent the ball into the bottom corner!
Hockley rallied after that and started working with a bit more purpose, but then the ball fell to a Plumberow striker who saw their keeper was off her line, and delightfully chipped in for number two!
The 3rd followed quickly through hesitant defending and a Plumberow striker who took full advantage! So, 3v0 at half time.
The second half saw Plumberow having the greater possession but Hockley were keeping them out by fine goalkeeping and defending, but, if you are allowed too many chances eventually one will be taken,so, 4v0.
Once again Hockley pushed themselves into the game, and now it was Plumberow’s turn to save and block.
But Plumberow took their chances well on the day and the 5th was nicely slammed Home.
Great game by both teams played in the right spirit.
Final score - Plumberow 5V0 Hockley'
(report by Mr Toovey)
(level 2 - inter)

Jim Smith - Group Game v St. Mary's, Prittlewell

posted 27 Oct 2017, 23:36 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 8 Nov 2017, 11:55 ]

'Plumberow  traveled to St Mary's Primary for their final Jim Smith group game.
Playing on a pitch half the size of Plumberow,, with goals that were smaller than 12 by 6, I knew this could be a real test for the boys!
As always we kept the ball for long periods, but through the pitch being so small, it was hard to break through.
Then one of our players was brought down about 10 yards outside the box - a neatly taken free kick ended up top corner - 0v1!
That was the score at half time with St Mary's hitting our post, and us having numerous chances.
The 2nd half started and within 5 minutes, it was 1v1, St Mary's gathered some confidence from this and began applying good pressure which forced our keeper into making a great save!
Then out of nowhere, the boys picked up the pace and scored - 1v2, After that they never looked back, and continued to attack attack attack! it was soon 1v3, 1v4, and this is with St Mary's goalkeeper and defence denying goal scoring chances.
The game was now over and we continued to score. Game finished 1v7!
Well done boys!'
(report by Mr Toovey)
(level 3 - county)

Girls League Match v Westerings

posted 19 Oct 2017, 01:04 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 8 Nov 2017, 12:15 ]

'The girls have played their 1st  football league game against Westerings Academy.
The game was played with lovely passing and movement from both sides.
The game was into the 12 minute before a goal was scored - a fine bit of footwork by Plumberow's captain followed by a great finish! Soon, the same player slammed in another to make it 2v0!
Still the passing from both sides sent the game from end to end, when with 30 seconds of the first half left, Plumberow got their 3rd goal, again with a finely struck finish which was too strong for the hands of the keeper!
Half time, and subs were made.
Both teams came out for the 2nd half with exactly the same passion, but another mazey run by our captain made it 4 nil.
Both sides still pushed the ball around, again flowing end to end. Then, with 2 passes through to the captain who rounded the last defender and slipped the ball past the advancing keeper, made it 5v0!.
So 5v0 the final score with the captain scoring 4.
Westerings played really well and it was a pleasure to play them'.
(report by Mr Toovey)
(level 2 - inter)

Jim Smith - Group Game v Wyburns

posted 17 Oct 2017, 01:03 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 17 Oct 2017, 05:29 ]

'We welcomed Wyburns Primary School to Plumberow to play the next group game in the Jim Smith Cup.
During the warm up I could sense things were not quite as sharp as normal so I spoke to the boys, telling them that they needed to be up for every game.
The game kicked off and my suspicions were confirmed! We gave the ball away cheaply and were overdoing things! Half time came and the score was 0 v 0!
Once again I spoke to the boys, telling them that they needed to fully apply themselves.
In the 2nd half we went out and within 7 minutes we went 1 v 0 up! We were now playing slightly better, but not completely as I like! The 2nd and 3rd goals were in quick succession, and then a fine worked goal gave us the 4th!
So the final result - 4 - 0!
I guess to win when not playing well shows strength - a win is a win!'
(report from Mr Toovey)
(level 3 - county)
(Because of the weather conditions following Hurricane Ophelia, no photos unfortunately!)

Jim Smith - Group Game v Bournemouth Park!

posted 14 Oct 2017, 09:40 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 17 Oct 2017, 09:45 ]

It was non-stop matches for the boys' Football squad!!

'The boys' next match saw the team playing against Bournemouth Park Primary in the 2nd game in our group.
Bournemouth Park started very well and passed the ball nicely, but then we started to dictate play and dominate the wings and centre midfield and the fine passing by us led to 3 goals by half time!
The 2nd half saw us come out after 3 changes of personnel and continue to dominate the game, keeping the ball for long periods.
The boys were totally in control throughout the game and ran out 7 v 0 winners
A fine display by the boys!
Next up Wyburns!' 
(report from Mr Toovey)
(level 3 - county)

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