Our Year 11 Boys traveled to Dinnington for their second game of the season where we came away with the victory that our play deserved. Read more
The year 7 lads had another run out this evening against Dinnington, in what was a thoroughly entertaining encounter we found ourselves 4-1 down early on but rallied fantastically to get back to 4-4. Read more
Sporting our new kit for the first time we were slow out of the traps allowing Oakwood the best of the opening exchanges. Read more
Unfortunately, today’s result saw the Y7 lose out to a very good Maltby team in the Rotherham plate final. The final score ending 5-1. The lads were very competitive and the scoreline didn’t reflect the hard work and football they played. The lads are very disappointed and a few tears have been shed so please rally round them tomorrow and show them support. These lads have been amazing this year and make myself and Adam extremely proud. This will make us stronger and we will be looking to go one step further next year and lift some silverware. It was amazing to see the support we had at today’s game. Extra mini buses being put on for students and staff. We would like to thank you all for supporting our lads and showing how much these kids mean to us all.
Last Sunday we took the Year 11 football team to Wembley to watch England play Lithuania in a World Cup qualifying match. What a day! After getting fuelled up with a Morissons breakfast in preparation for the long journey we headed off down the M1. When we arrived, we soaked up the atmosphere and stopped by the famous Bobby Moore statue. After heading to our seats we then enjoyed a cracking 90 minutes of football which saw a comfortable England win.
Mr Hall’s prediction competition was also a big hit with the lads. The students were once again a credit to Clifton and great fun to be with.
Y8 has a new scoring hero. He’s a student who came in from Spain in the summer transfer window. He wears neon pink boots. His name is Oscar.
The Y8 lads played on a full-size pitch for the first time, given the Grass pitch at Clifton is a 9 a side one. This didn’t, however, deter them from having a good go. The boys impeccably behaved on their first away fixture and showed real character after to going behind early, a fantastic goal which the keeper could do nothing about.
The game was what you might describe as a physical encounter. Our lads got stuck into the Wath team, hustling and jockeying the players and winning challenges fairly. although Ibby Bostan did catch a lad in the face with his boot by accident.
The game was littered with chances, Jamie Hartley in the second half produced an amazing double save from 6 yards out which kept them in it.
With about two minutes to go, a one-two from Oscar and Logan played Oscar clean through, which he dribbled around the keeper and rolled it into the net. The lads all raced to him and celebrated. Wath was devastated, we had threatened all game, and didn’t deserve to lose.
The lads showed great maturity when the whistle went, shaking hands with the players and doing the three cheers without prompt.
It was great to see the lads actually talking and encouraging each other. The best game so far this season. It felt like a win.
So next we go to Thrybergh. Perhaps we’ll do another away day!
Well done to the students below who took part:
Oscar Santana (MOTM)
Logan Hewitt (Captain)
The Y10 boys were in action this week in an away fixture at St Bernards. The team started the game against the wind and had trouble getting out of our own half before Amaan Ghani drew a smart save from the opponents goalkeeper.
St Bernards missed 2 open goals as the action began to swing from end to end. The team went in at the break a goal behind after a good finish. Rio Barker in goal then made a good save. Clifton fancied their chances in the second half and pushed for the equaliser. Brendan Walker went close and Louis Waterhouse fired over. Unfortunately as Clifton threw more and more players forward we were caught on the break and a long clearance resulted in a one on one well dispatched to double the St Bernards advantage.
The Y10 lads tried their best to get back into it and Amaan Ghani and Connor Coady both had good chances narrowly missed.
A very pleasant evening with a well contested game and a good spirit from both sets of players.
Fantastic performance from the lads winning 4-3 on penalties.
The game started with Clifton on top attacking up hill, after missing a few chances a definite penalty was awarded to Clifton to where Jensen was denied by an unbelievable save from the St Bernard’s keeper. Moments later we took the lead with a header from Finley and soon after doubled our lead with a great touch and lob from Josh. 2-0 at HT.
The second half was tough with St Bernard’s pressing and us looking tired, they pulled it back to 2-2 but lads dug deep to keep it at 2-2 until FT.
Penalties were next… Some brilliant penalties scored and saved from Luke Steane. After 10 penalties each, it was back to Finley to step up and score, it was all down to Luke who pulled off a fantastic save to send Clifton to the final. Sending everyone into mass celebration with tears flying around everywherem with almost a tear shed from myself and Mark.
What a fantastic evening with so much support from both pupils and staff. There must have been over 80 – 100 children and at least15 staff coming to watch which made winning all that better and really showed what a fantastic spirit is around Clifton.
We can not wait for the final!!!
Please congratulate the lads on this fantastic achievement.
COME ON CLIFTON!
The cup draw has been made for the Semi Final…
Clifton Vs St Bernards
Wednesday 8th March 2017 4.00PM
Kick off on the astroturf here at Clifton
Come down and show your support!
Last night was the Y7’s quarter final cup match against Rawmarsh. Thankfully we saved our best performance of the season for tonight coming out a 4-2 victory in a dominant performance what flattered Rawmarsh.
The game started with us on top creating a few early chances with balls from Jensen and David finding Finley upfront was unlucky not to get on the score sheet early hitting both the post and making the Rawmarsh keeper pull off a number great saves. It was only a matter of time before our dominance paid off, 5 minutes in a ball through by Omar was raced onto be Finley and dispatched into the bottom corner. Our early dominance continued when a long ball from Luke again found Finley and again he found the bottom corner. Rawmarsh were finding it hard to cope with our intensity and a third followed. A free kick 25 yards out into the top corner from Finley again. 3-0. Towards the end of the first half, Rawmarsh had a corner which was headed due to poor defending. 3-1 at HT.
The second half started as it did in the first with Clifton on top. Creating plenty of chances but failing to find that fourth goal. Eventually, it came from a long range effort from Jensen and we got a feeling the job was done. Towards the end of the second half, Rawmarsh got a consolation to make it 4-2 but it was our day.
All of the lads were exceptional today and their hard work and commitment were something that is becoming a feature with this team. It was also great to see so much support from both staff and students coming down to watch.
The night was summed up when a few of the Rawmarsh lads complained that Clifton Team are ‘too good!’
Please congratulate the lads on their performance and on reaching the semi-final.
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