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Y11 Football Team Visit Wembley For England Vs Lituanaia

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.

Click here to view the full album of photos from the game.

Y8 Take A Good Draw Against Wath

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:
Jamie Hartley
Haris Hussain
Chad Carney
Callum Billen
Ibby Bostan
Roman Bogdan
Oscar Santana (MOTM)
Tomas Sivak
Jake Allen
Sofian Nawaz
Miroslav Hlavac
Logan Hewitt (Captain)

Year 7 Netball Tournament

The Year 7 Netballers were in a tough draw for their tournament last night and although the results did not all go our way, they did have a good win against Thybergh and a couple of well fought draws against Wales and Maltby.

It was a great night with a great group of girls.

Y8 Bow Out At The Quarter Final Stage

Y7 enjoyed a well fought and by what we saw a well-deserved victory. Unfortunately, the Y8 team couldn’t emulate the same success, crashing out with a 0 – 6 home defeat.

The boys for the first 20 minutes held their own, with both teams jostling for possession, Roman Bogdan was superb tonight in the middle of the park, tough tackles and trying his best to move the ball for the forwards to run into the channels. Unfortunately, two quick goals from the opposition saw our heads go a little, Bernards adding a third before half-time.

The most impressive thing was that we had 16 lads turn up tonight, so we decided to change things so they all got a game, some playing in new positions as we gambled and rode our luck to try and get back in contention. But the second half saw weary heads and legs, conceding another three, all through balls which the keeper did his best to smoother.

All in all, I was proud of the boys, quarterfinals are nothing to sniff at in the South Yorkshire Cup, we all wish the very best to St Bernards in the semi-final.

Well done to the Y7’s below who took part:

Iby Bostan
Dom Boyle
Chad Carney
Haris Hussain
Callum Billen
Tom Sivak
Jamie Hartley
Roman Bogdan (MOTM)
Jack Swales
Alex Ward
Logan Hewitt
Sofian Nawaz
Oscar Santana
Jake Allen
Miroslav Hlavac 
Nabeel Illyas 

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Clifton In Action Away At St Bernards

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.

Y8’s Netball – Clifton Away At Wickersley

Well done to the Y8 Netball girls who played against Wickersley last night. You all played fantastic, beating Dinnington and showing great sportsmanship.

Malak
Skye
Ellie
Shannon
Teagan
Ameerah
Sophie

Cup Final Here We Come!

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.

Luke Steane
Dylan Whatley
Bilaal Farooq
Kurtis Rich
David Santana
Omar Shafia
Josh Humphries
Jensen Murr
Finley Chadburn
Marian Ziga
Owen Bailey

COME ON CLIFTON!

The Cup Draw

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!

Year 7 Sportshall Athletics

Last night we took the Year 7’s to Rawmarsh for some Sportshall Athletics. This was a brand new experience for all of the students and they worked really hard and conducted themselves brilliantly!

Keep up the good work, guys as there are places on the ‘Year 7 Sports Residential’ up for grabs… Watch this space more info to follow!

Y7 Football Team Celebrate A 4-2 Victory Against Rawmarsh

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.

Luke Steane
Omar sharia
Dylan Whatley
Kurtis Rich
Bilaal Farooq
Josh Humphries
Jensen Murr
David Santana
Finley Chadburn

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