For this week’s fixture, XII Apostles faced St Thomas’ on Bedford High astro turf. XII Apostles kicked off the match at 4:00pm on 27nd January 2017. Minutes later, St Thomas’ tested the goalkeeper, Jack Farrar, however he was in fine form after a succession of immaculate saves yet after a bombardment of shots his defence weakened which allowed St Thomas’ to take the lead. As the blues (St Thomas’) smothered the midfield, it made it difficult for XII Apostles to get a hold of the game.
During half time, we had a change of tactics and formation meaning George little coming on for Anthony Pilling making his debut for the school and Leo Pye came off for Jayden Blakely.
As the second half got under way, XII Apostles patched up the defence causing St Thomas’ to give away a penalty. Noah Hodkinson added to his season tally from the penalty spot. After the positive start, XII Apostles began to tire which consequently lead to St Thomas’ expanding their lead. At the last kick of the game, XII Apostles found a consolation goal from an unlikely source, defender Louis Sumner.
On a rainy day, XII Apostles clashed with their rivals Newton West Park. Kick off was at 4.00 pm. X11 apostles met at Bedford high school and the date was 3.2.17.
As soon as the whistle blew, they attacked the ball and the reds passed it to Finlay Eastham who laid off an excellent ball to Evan hall and he bagged the ball into the left corner in the blues net. This gave XII Apostles a confidence boost. However, the visitors came back with a phenomenal free kick from near the touch line and beat the goalkeeper of XII Apostles to result in a goal. This made it 1-1; it was end to end football.
Five minutes before half time, Newton West Park scored past the goalkeeper and it was a unfortunate goal by them and it took the reds confidence down and the blues , who were now in the lead, finished the half 2-1 up. At half time, the managers Mr Rowlands and Mr Forshaw made 2 changes – they took off Finlay and George for Leo and Jack.
After a five minute break, the reds scored again by harry and he took them back in the game to win. From this, the reds found a competitive edge. The blues came back after 15 minutes and took the lead. XII Apostles thought it was over for them… Then, Evan, the lone striker, was about to score for XII Apostles; unfortunately, it hit the post. Amazingly, he got a touch to the ball and scored a game changing goal to score.
From this, the tight match ended with a score of 3-3.
For this week’s fixture, Twelve Apostles hosted St.Gabriels at Bedford High school on the AstroTurf pitches. St.Gabriels kicked off the match at 4:00pm on Friday 25th November 2016. For ten minutes, no side dominated possession or took hold of the game until XII apostles got hit on the break which led to them slotting it past the red’s goalkeeper.
St.Gabriels doubled their lead with a long hopeful ball which created a path for their striker who finished low and hard. Nearing the half way point XII Apostles’ confidence was shattered consequently the coaches (Mr.Rowlands and Mr.Forshaw) had to make a change. Finlay Eastham and Jessikah Anderson came off for Jayden Blakeley and Jacob Thompson.
With fresh legs, XII Apostles started the second half well. After repetitive attacks from the reds, Leo Pye struck the ball into the back of the net. Five minutes later, Jayden scored a fantastic goal to bring XII Apostles a chance to win. After the equaliser, XII Apostles battled for a last minute goal from Noah Hodkinson completing the comeback. St. Gabriels pushed for a very late equaliser but XII Apostles stayed strong and Joshua Hopkins denied all shots.
This performance brought XII Apostles their first victory of the new campaign and filled them with confidence for the forthcoming fixtures.
At 4:00pm on Friday 18 November, Twelve Apostles joined St Ambrose at Bedford High for the opening fixture of the football season.
At kick-off, St Ambrose started off well and caught XII Apostles off guard with an early goal from the striker. Evan pushed St Ambrose further ahead with an unfortunate own goal. Not long after, Evan took a shot at redemption with a solid assist by Noah. This gave XII Apostles a confidence boost and brought them back into the game. After a tough battle, St Ambrose pushed further ahead with a goal from the wing. However, Evan brought XII Apostles back into the game with a well-played shot laid off by Jayden.
Just before half time, St Ambrose fired a long range attempt at goal that caught XII Apostles off guard; this caused XII Apostles to lose their confidence. It was a close few minutes till the half time whistle blew.
At half time, Bradley Morris and Jessikah Anderson replaced Noah Hodkinson and Jayden Blakeley. Unfortunately, yet another goal from St Ambrose took XII Apostles out of the game. In an attempt to bring the game back, the XII Apostles coach took of Leo Pye and Louis Sumner and replaced them with Finlay Eastham and Anthony Pilling. However, St Ambrose had a late two shots which finished off the game and left St Ambrose fans delighted.
It was a disappointing result for XII Apostles but an encouraging first half against a strong team. XII Apostles will definitely be looking forward to the rest of the season.
The year 4 harvest assembly was AWESOME! It was definitely one to remember. They sang Get Loud from choir, Roar by Katy Perry, and Heroes by Alesso. They really portrayed the message they were trying to get across. The message was that we have to give money to CAFOD so people in warzones can actually play outside. I think I speak for everyone when I say, this assembly was the BEST!!!!
Our first collective worship was in year 3 on the topic of homes. It was an amazing experience doing a class collective worship with the liturgical prayer group. Even though we were new to this group we felt that we did well.