Last week, the Newcastle Girls County team played a terrific match. They dominated the fist half, keeping the score at 0-0. One of the St. Charles Sports Council, Bella, played a part in this match, helping her team score a goal and take the lead. Unfortunately, the opposing side scored a couple more goals and won the game. The score did not reflect how well the girls played.
Last night, the boys took part in their final fixtures of the Simpson league for this season. The boys played fantastically well but didn’t manage the wins. The final league table sees us finish 6th this year. Great effort boys!
The girls football team were back in action last night at Wallbottle campus with three more league games. Although it was freezing, the girls pulled another 2 wins out of the bag and a competitive draw. The team are now at the top of the table going into the Christmas break – the team spirit is certainly high!
The boys’ football team were back in action last night at Gosforth Academy to carry on this year’s league campaign. The boys had some tough fixtures last night in which they lost to two competitive middle schools (Gosforth East and Gosforth Central); however, showed great resilience in their performance against Kingston Park which they won 5-0. Next league fixtures will be Thursday 28th November.
The girls started their league campaign this week with two lots of matches in one week! The girls firstly played on Tuesday where they won 1 game, drew 1 and lost 1. The girls felt that they had more to give and, by Thursday, they certainly showed it! Despite horrific weather conditions (including hailstone), the girls dominated all of their matches winning 3 and narrowly drawing 1 despite fantastic shots on target. They currently are sitting comfortably 2nd in the league table with a game in hand. Well done girls!
Last night, the boy’s braved the weather down at Gosforth Academy with Mrs Clasper to take part in 3 football matches in the first of their fixtures in the Simpson League. The boys played Jesmond, Benton Park and St. Oswalds; they won 2 of their games and lost 1. Well done boys on a fantastic start to our league campaign!
The boys football team played the best I had ever seen them play tonight in the Bob Maddison Cup. They beat St. Bede’s 14-0 with goals from a variety of players and some of the boys were even playing out of position.
Their positive attitudes towards each other and the opposing team was a credit to the school. In the next round, we play St. Michael’s.
The girls had a fantastic night on Tuesday taking part in the Northern Cross Cup. There were 4 schools taking part in the first round in which all teams had to play against each other.
The girls started their first game with a ‘nervy’ first half which ended 0-0. Although this was the team’s first ever game together, the girls really started to play comfortably; they moved the ball well and Bella eventually opened the scoring with a great goal in the right hand corner. This quickly spurred the team into gear and two more goals (from Diana and Bella) quickly followed. 3-0 to St. Charles’.
The second game started in a similar fashion and the game, again, was 0-0 at the break. There was some fantastic defending from Colombe, Heidi and Bea before Bella once again opened the scoring. Nyree-Channel was a great presence up front; however, the opposing team equalised shortly afterwards. Anna pulled off a fantastic save in goal to deny St. Mark’s the win and then Bella fired a goal in to secure the game. 2-1 to St. Charles’.
The final game was a continuation of fantastic football. Annie was a real powerhouse in midfield along with Emily and Annabel. The goals were firing in and – although we conceded once to make the score 1-1 – the girls pulled the game back to end on a real high. 3-1 to St. Charles’.
This was a brilliant first tournament from the girls who topped their group and now sail comfortably through to the next round. Well done girls!
On Friday night, the boys’ U11 football team competed against 3 other schools in the next round of the Bishop’s Cup. We hosted the matches here at St. Charles’ and welcomed St. Aidan’s (Ashington), St. Cuthbert’s and English Martyrs.
The competition was intense as all of the teams had to play each other with the rest watching on. St. Charles’ started off fantastic with a win over St. Aidan’s. Unfortunately, we lost the second game to St. Cuthbert’s due to miscommunications in the team; however, the boys pulled it back for the final game with a confident win over English Martyrs.
St. Cuthbert’s won the overall tournament, with St. Charles’ in second place. Both teams will progress to the next round.
A team of 10 year 6 children made the trip to Gateshead Stadium on the 8th October to take part in the huge Northumberland SAA competition. It was a very muddy route which included a steep hill and was over a mile long. The ten children ran fantastically well and were a credit to the school.
Well done to Aidan who came 9th out of over 200 runners!