Sports News from Mr Sanders – 20.10.17

Boys v Mandeville
The Boys played a Wix 7-a-side qualifier away v Mandeville on Friday 13th October and the date didn’t help the Bowmansgreen boys as they lost 4-2. It was a slow start and Mandeville took advantage, with the speedy winger exploiting the space on the pitch to score two goals in five minutes. Bowmansgreen however, fought their way back into the game before half time as first George and then Ollie scored to give some hope. They played well for most of the half and looked the most likely team to win the game. The 2nd half proved otherwise, as Mandeville scored twice on the break, even though Bowmansgreen created more chances and had more possession.
An improved performance and the boys look forward to starting the league matches on Monday.
Squad – Taye, George, Freddie, Ollie, Isa, Tommy, James & Alfie.
The boys hosted SASS in the league on Monday 16th October, hoping to gain their first win of the season. Playing with only seven players, the win came as an improved 2nd half performance gave the 3 points to the boys in green. The game started well for the Bowmansgreen lads as they managed to control possession early on in the first half. Tommy was looking to get attacks going, passing the ball wide for Isa and Ollie to move onto. James got several chances but found the SASS keeper in decent form, making two saves and keeping the score level. As the half went on, SASS got more into the game and their hard work rate and quick passing eventually produced a goal, right on half time. The SASS centre forward got to the ball before Taye and Freddie were able to clear and poked the ball into the net.
The second half went the same way as the start of the first half with Bowmansgreen having more of the ball but with no end product. Freddie and George looked solid in defence and this allowed more freedom going forward. James eventually equalised as he appeared in the right place at the right time to steer a right footed shot into the bottom corner. This seemed to urge the team forward and the winner came via Isa, who again, made a good run into the area after good approach play from Tommy and Ollie, and applied a good finish right near the end of the game.
Final score Bowmansgreen 2-1 SASS.
Squad – Taye, George, Freddie, Ollie, Isa, Tommy & James.
Cross Country Results
Girls                                                                     Boys
Laila Brown – 16                                               Zeph Lindo – 23
Mia Piper – 25                                                   Tommy Cowie – 25
Leila Odaro Burnett – 46                                James Ingham – 26
Anita Minouai – 89                                          Isa Khan – 64
Mya Hammond – 91                                        Jack Gentleman – 95
Lacey Mae Baylis Donovan – 97
Great set of results and fantastic team scores – an impressive improvement on the previous race.
Boys v Aboyne Lodge
The Boys football team played Aboyne Lodge in the St Albans Cup on Wednesday 18th October hoping to continue the recent good form. It started well as Tommy gave the Bowmansgreen side a 1-0 lead going towards half time and James doubled the advantage just before the whistle. The 2nd half was the same as James scored again, and along with Ollie, made the score 4-0. Aboyne Lodge notched one back near the final whistle to make the final score 4-1.
Squad – Taye, George B, Freddie, Tommy, Ollie, Jack, Isa, & James.
Basketball competition
Several year 6 children represented Bowmansgreen in The Harpenden Sports Partnership Basketball Competition. Against strong opposition, the team battled hard but unfortunately lost all three group games against Crabtree, Cunningham Hill and The Grove, although the performances did improve each game.
Squad – Jack, Dylan, James, Kieran, Lily, Marilena, Sienna & Emily.