The PE department had the pleasure of taking the year 9 team to their tournament tonight at Wickersley. The girls took on Wales in their first game and fielded excellently limiting them to just a rounder. Some brilliant batting from our girls sealed the first win. Next up was Oakwood same again from our girls in the field meant we limited them to 2 rounders. Some effective batting again made sure it was 2 wins on the board. Last game saw us play Aston which was a tough game, 2 wins out of 3 would normally see a team progress to finals day. Our girls gutted to go out to a point between two teams.
On a fine, fresh Saturday morning the Y7 boys played Oakwood at Middle Lane. Before the game, the player’s morale was still high and all still eager to play despite the results in the past not going our way. As the game started Clifton’s enthusiasm carried on to the pitch, with the first 10 minutes gone and still neither team able to break the deadlock, Gezja managed to wriggle through a few players from the halfway line with his tricky feet, he found himself with a goal scoring opportunity and took it away with a vicious strike!
The boys were really up for the battle ahead. Unfortunately, the lead was short lived as Oakwood pulled a goal back, taking a 3-1 lead at halftime, despite all of the hard work they had put in. A Fergie-
The second half began and after a short time, we scored to make it 3-2. Oakwood then responded with a goal, making sure they weren’t going to lose their lead. 4-2 the game was poised, some full-blooded tackles were going in, mainly from the Kandrack (Neville) twins. We brought it back to 4-3 from a looping free kick. With 10 minutes to go, Clifton managed to break down their defense, a strike towards the net goes and was blocked, but only by the arm meaning we had a chance to level the score up from the penalty spot, Gezja looked confident and tucked it away! Questionable celebration I may add. With little time on the clock, both teams were pressing for a winning goal, Oakwood found themselves with a bit of luck to take the ball away from what only can be described as a game of pinball in the box. Unfortunately, there was no time to respond and the game ended 5-4.
Well done to everyone who took part!
On Saturday morning, Y8 was away at Wickersley for what is always one of the toughest fixtures on the calendar. Unfortunately, we were only able to take 8 lads as illness and injury hit our squad. Wickersley were very kind in letting us have two of their players to allow a very competitive 10-a-side game to take place.
Recently, we had the absolute pleasure of taking Chad, Fernando, and Ellie-Mae to the South Yorkshire Athletics Championships at The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster. Read more
Last night the Y8 team added another victory to their impressive start to the season. Read more
Yesterday Mr Slack had the pleasure of accompanying a few very keen students to a Badminton fixture at Wales School. It was an absolute delight to see students who wouldn’t normally participate in extra-curricular activities coming out of their shells, getting involved and doing themselves & the school proud.
After many weeks of pestering from the students, the fixture was arranged and they were faced against some equally enthusiastic players from Wales. Most of them were extremely talented, played for their own badminton club and would have given me and Mr Fisher a run for our money.
Our kids showed true spirit pairing up and playing 2 against 1 to make sure everyone got a fair game. It was especially nice to see Isbah being talked into picking up a racket and getting involved despite her nerves!
The evening was an absolute success with the coach from Wales eager to return the favour and bring his students to Clifton for a rematch after Easter!
Well done to the following students:
The year 8’s took to the field last night in the Rotherham Cup against Rawmarsh who we beat on route to last year’s cup final. Read more
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