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
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.
Last night we took 7 students to Rawmarsh to take part in a climbing competition. They all took on challenging climbs and proved just how much they have progressed since the start of the year.
All were fantastic but a special mention to Jade Scott, who came second out of all the girls (across 3 schools). If she’d had 5 more minutes she would have come first!
They showed great enthusiasm but it wasn’t their climbs that drew the attention, it was their fantastic sportsmanship towards other kids. I was so proud of how supportive and encouraging they were to other schools despite it been a competition. All our kids were clapping and cheering other kids on and giving them words of encouragement. At one point TJ said to a Wickersley student ‘you can do it, I believe in you’!
Well done to all of the students who took part:
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)
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:
Roman Bogdan (MOTM)
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.
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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