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Y11 Snatch Defeat From The Jaws of Victory

Having won a close game 2-1 the last time we locked horns with Wickersley, we knew that we were going to face a tough battle on a sticky surface. We started slightly the better of the two teams and were passing the ball confidently but chances were few and far between for either side. We took the lead through Faisal Khairy with a shot from outside the area that caught the home keeper by surprise. We held our lead until the break.

We were aware that Wickersley would carry the fight to us in the second half. They did this in the opening minutes when two brilliant blocks from full back Jack Johnson preserved our lead. At the other end we were struggling to create many chances and a similar goal to our opener drew the home side level.

We came out and played more on the front foot with Wickersley playing on the break. They were still creating the clearer chances though and a breakaway led to a one on one with the forward rounding keeper Rio Barker. Jack somehow managed to get back and scramble the ball off the line.

It looked as though both sides would have to settle for a draw but with 30 seconds to go more heroic blocks in our defence gained no reward as Wickersley managed to steal the win. Disappointment for our boys but lots of heart and effort and great conduct. Louis Waterhouse gained the man of the match award. He was pushed all the way by skipper Brendan Walker.

English Revision Sessions

Year 11 Revision
English revision sessions will start on Wednesday 13th September. The sessions will be weekly and start after school until 4pm.

Year 10 Revision
English revision will also begin after school on Wednesday 13th September, will be every 2 weeks.

Year 7 and 8 Reading Club
Reading Club starts this Thursday, after school in the Library.  The club will be run by English teachers and students can come along to read and quiz on their Accelerated reader books or to get some extra support with their English homework.  The weekly club starts at 3.15 and ends at 4pm.

Attending revision sessions at Year 10 and 11 is really important and contributes to getting you the best grade!

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.