Netball and Football reports

Netball and Football reports

Netball Match versus Great Missenden Wednesday 22 October (A)

The Year 5 and 6 A teams walked to the Missenden school to play a high five fixture. Both teams worked hard and played well.

The Year 6 team were 2-0 up at the end of the first quarter but neither team were able to score in the second quarter. In the third quarter the girls were again able to put up a few more shots and went into the last quarter with a 5-0 lead. In the last quarter the girls maintained their lead and won 7-0. The team were Georgina G (2) Chantel O (1) Molly W (2) Helen N (1) and Skye M (1) Jessica C, Hannah W and India K. Molly was given player of the match.

The Year 5 team began well with a 4-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, Great Missenden scored 2 goals in the second quarter but our team managed not only to hold onto their lead but added 3 more goals. In the third quarter both teams scored one goal but Gateway romped away in the last quarter with good footwork and spacing with a final score of 16-3. The team were Hannah M (5) Kimberly G (3) Roisin G (2) Lucy L (3) and Hannah W (3) Jessica C, Esme Y and Emily B.

Well done to all girls for a really friendly match.

Football Under 11’s Gateway vs Seer Green Tuesday 4 November (A)

Next match Tuesday 11 November ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams at Holmer Green (kick off at 1545).

Gateway travelled to Seer Green to play in the 2nd round of the Chiltern and South Bucks Cup. Both teams tried to get their passing going but on a small, narrow pitch it proved difficult as midfield and defenders were quick to close down any space.

Chances were eventually created at both ends and either team could have taken the lead. Gateway’s defence and midfield worked tirelessly, tackling and blocking to keep out Seer Green’s attack. In wet, muddy conditions, Freddie B saved any shot from distance and made two superb reaction saves, from short corners, to deny the opposition.

Some excellent Gateway wing play resulted in some dangerous crosses and good opportunities to shoot. Will N and James M both came close to scoring but Seer Green’s defence also held firm. Gateway eventually broke the deadlock, when Dylan B shot from the edge of the area the goalie parried the ball back into the path of Will N who nudged it across the goal line from close range.

In the second half, a Seer Green free-kick came close to scoring but James M headed off the line! The tackling was fierce and both teams created more opportunities to score but it remained 1-0. Seer Green’s keeper saved a shot that seemed destined to hit the corner of the net, with the tip of his boots, deflecting the ball wide inches wide.

In the last few minutes Seer Green made several attacks but Gateway showed great resilience and determination to win. The final whistle brought relief and Gateway were pleased to progress to the quarter finals. It was an exciting match to watch and enjoyed by all spectators, despite the drizzle.

Squad: Freddie B, Cormac N, Zach R, Alex P, Jack W, Harry O’C-P, Jack We, Joe N, Dylan B, James M and Will N.

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