On Tuesday, we played a tournament at Dr Challoners secondary school and there were four teams: Chalfont St Peter, Robertswood ‘A’, Robertswood ‘B’ and Great Missenden.
Some of the other teams we have played matches against CSPA (Chalfont and Peter) we lost and they were really good but this time we looked at the positive sides and how brilliantly and hard-working our girls are at football and no matter what they (and me!) keep trying and never give up whatever they are trying to succeed.
So for the first game, my team played against CSPA. At first, we were really all very nervous but after a while we were okay. Fortunately, we didn’t concede any goals (for the first time actually!) And Mr L was very impressed with us. The score was 0:0.
By this point we were really excited and drew 0:0 in the second game as well against Great Missenden. Sadly, we lost against our own team basically because Robertswood was split into two groups and that was actually rather disappointing as we tried and couldn’t of done more.
As a results stood, Robertswood B came second and we were really impressed. Of course CSPA won but it doesn’t really matter and we tried our best and that’s what counts
(report by ARM)
A lightning fast start saw Robertswood storm into a 3-0 lead with goals from Nik, Joe and Adam with St Mary's struggling to deal with Robertswood tactics. As the half wore on, they began to get a foothold in the game and we were disappointed to concede just before half time to end the first half 3-1 up.
The focus in the second half was defending the lead which the boys did with great desire, however, with energy levels dropping after such an intense start, we concede 2 late goals to end the game 3-3. This meant extra time, another 10 minutes of football.
Again, the boys came out with desire to get a goal, but were hit with a sucker punch on the counter to concede and make it 3-4. Despite the very best efforts of the Robertswood team, we were unable to force and equaliser and send the match to penalties.
A heartbreaking way to lose after such a determined, positive and resilient performance. We are all so proud of the team and all they have achieved this year.
Chalfont St Peter Academy 3
There were some really good individual performances which needed more consistency and game time as a team to overcome the visitors– which should come with experience in the future. The visitors certainly benefited from more time together as their performance demonstrated. Unlucky Robertswood but a win looks like it could be round the corner.
Gerrards Crosds 0
A slow start almost saw us caught out early but the boys recovered well with some great battling from the midfield saw us gain a foothold. Jack and his lethal throw ins became a danger and after a half time discussion about 'attacking the ball', Nik did exactly that, scoring a much deserved goal. 15 minutes of defending and looking to score a second on the break followed before disaster almost struck.
A long ball through was missed and all of a sudden a Gerrards Cross chance, but it was swiftly snuffed out with a stunning double save from Josh. That was how it finished, 1-0 to Robertswood and a cup final to come after Easter!
Gerrards Cross 3
A story of what could have been for this ‘friendly’ encounter. Despite losing 3-nil, the visitors had plenty of chances which were not taken. If they had been taken, then this encounter would have been a much closer game. Some good football played by both sides which can be built upon.
After the excitement of the cup on Tuesday it was back to League action and the boys started slowly conceding an unfortunate early goal which was certainly assisted by the wind. They battled hard and the score remained 1-0 at half time. A strong start to the second half saw us begin to create some chances.
However, we were soon 2-0 down. Not perturbed, the boys hit straight back from the resulting kick off, the wind may have played a part again but all credit to Josh for the accuracy from the halfway line. That was how it ended, a disappointing 2-1 loss to end the league campaign so all eyes on the cup semi-final next week.
Transported back to the modern day after a trip to Lincolnsfield, the boys were at it from the first minute with a throw in from Jack glanced in by Noa. The pressure continued and the boys were rewarded with further goals for Joe and Ralphie. Iver briefly threatened a comeback with a good strike to make it 3-1 but a strong defensive effort and great saves by Josh in goal kept us 3-1 up at half time.
The boys began slowly in the second half and were almost punished but weathered the storm and struck once more on the counter attack, a great finish by Yosef from a tight angle made it 4-1. That was how it stayed as the boys continued to battle all the way to the end. An immense team effort built around resilience and aiming high!
Game 1 vs CSPA, a sleepy start saw us concede early but the girls battled hard to keep in the game and were unfortunate to concede a second. Result: 0-2
Game 2 vs Berkhamsted Prep, much brighter start with lots of Robertswood pressure beginning to create chances but without a goal and then heartbreak at the end as a breakaway saw a great goal from Berkhamstead win it at the end. Result 0-1
Match 3 vs Chesham Prep B, the girls were clearly growing in confidence and bossed the game, creating lots of openings but still not able to find that elusive goal, in a mirror of the last match, a late winner from Chesham seeing us lose 1-0.
Game 4 vs Great Missenden, girls were determined to get a positive result and were rewarded with a battling 0-0 draw, only denied a win by some outstanding goal keeping from the opposition.
Game 5 vs Chesham Prep A, another great battling performance against the best side of the tournament (and eventual winners) a 2-0 loss but the girls put in arguably their best defensive performance of the day.
Game 6 vs Chesham Bois, determined to get a win and finish the tournament (and season) on a high, the girls piled on the pressure pinning Chesham Bois in their half and were finally rewarded with their first goal of the day, scored by Amber, and a well deserved 1-0 win to the end the day on a high.
A great morning of football, super battling performances and really unlucky not have scored more goals!
St Mary’s 1
Robertswood won a football match without scoring a goal. A great game of football resulted in a win for the visitors courtesy of 2 own goals from the home side. Despite claiming assists from Robertswood, all the goals were scored by St Mary’s – 2 in their own net and one in Robertswood’s. Football is a funny old game.
Gerrards Cross 2
Robertswood registered their second league defeat of the season with an unlucky result against Gerrards Cross. The match was an entertaining spectacle with some good tussles around the pitch and some great saves from Lucca to keep the home side in the game. The visitors were literally able to get the ball across the line on more occasions to register a narrow victory and secure the points for the win.
The Stoke Poges School 9
The scoreline doesn’t reflect how close the match was for the majority of the game. It was 3-2 to the visitors until concentration and energy levels got the better of the home side and substitutions had to be made. But, it is a league match meaning that other matches are out there to be won Robertswood.
Gerrards Cross 5
Gerrards Cross 3
Both teams narrowly missed out on a double victory against Gerrards Cross coming back from going behind 0-3 in both games. Words such a resilience, determination and desire aptly sum up both teams' performances and both were unlucky not to go on and win with chances not going there way late on in both games.
· Each house will play each other once over the course of the Spring term.
· Each match will last 15 minutes comprising of X5 3 minute rounds.
· Each team will be made up of 12 players per side and must include at least one representative from year 3, 4, 5 and 6.
· A team will receive 1 point at the end of a match if their representative is in the ‘king square’ when the 3 minute games have elapsed,
The team that accrues the most points over the ‘season’ will be adjudged as the winners.
If the two teams at the top of the league finish the season with the same points, then an additional match will be played out following the rules above to establish a winner.
· Each match will start at 12.20 p.m. on the days listed below.
· Each match will start with alternating players from opposing teams lining up in chronological, year group order from y3 upwards. A toss of a coin or another method will be used with captains to determine the order and subsequent year 3 that will start in the ‘king square’