Football news - Overview of the year 2017-18
This year has been fantastic for the St John’s Football Team. They won all their league matches and finished as group winners beating strong teams from Danbury Park, St Anne's and St Peter’s. The boys then progressed into the cup semi-finals where they beat St Anne's 1-0 with a super goal from Jordan F. It was then onto the finals, which was a first for St John's, where they played Great Waltham. The boys were lucky enough to play on the 3G pitch at Melbourne with an official referee to mark the occasion. Although St John's played with great defensive skills and teamwork, they were unable to beat a strong Great Waltham side. A huge well done to all the boys for a well matched performance: William S, John R, Jasper C-S, Robert B, Max H, Jordan F, Stan H, William D and Tom B. Thank you to all the parents for their support over the year and to Mr Hall for giving up all his time to train the boys, coach their matches and referee games. It has been an extremely successful year boys!
Tuesday 8th May v St Peter's AWAY
On Tuesday 8th May, St John’s played in their final league match of the season against St Peter’s. It was a warm evening and the boys were very excited to be playing. It was a tense game, full of goals and superb saves! Final score was 5-4 to St John’s. Well done to: William S, John R, Jasper C-S, Max H, Robert B, Jordan F, Stan H, Tom B and William D. Thank you to all the parents for transporting and supporting the boys and to Mr Hall for coaching them. We now await the league positions ......
Thursday 30th November v Danbury Park HOME
Last Thursday, 30th November, St John’s football team played their second league game against Danbury Park. Unfortunately due to illness, our goalkeeper William D was unable to play so Max H stepped in and he certainly showed off his skills. After going 1 - 0 down, the boys showed superb perseverance and team work and it wasn’t long before Jordan F scored 2 quick goals to take the lead. Danbury Park got 1 back and the boys went off at half time 2-2. The boys showed terrific defensive and attacking skills and it wasn’t long before Jordan F had his hat trick. To finish a great match off, Stan H scored a wonderful goal from a corner kick, making the final score 4-2 to St John’s. Well done to: max H, John R, William S, Jasper C-S, Robert B, Tom B, Stan H and Jordan F. Thank you to all the parents who braved the freezing temperatures for all their support and thanks to Mr Hall for coaching and refereeing the game.
Football News v The Priory Primary 23rd November 2017
On Thursday 23rd November St John’s played their first league match of the year against Priory school. The boys played superbly well both in defence and attack. They played well as a team, with great passing and a lot of determination. Well done to Jordan F, Jasper C-S, Max H, Robert B, John R, Tom B, Stan H and William D. The final score was 0-0 and although there were no goals, it was an exciting and thoroughly enjoyable match to watch. Thanks to parents and pupils for their support and Mr Hall for coaching and refereeing the match. Our next game is against Danbury Park on Thursday 30th November - please come along to support us.
Friday 10th November v St Anne's
St John’s football team played against St Anne's in their first match of the season. The boys played superbly well as a team, showed lots of terrific passing as well as solid defence and speed in attack. A huge well done to all the boys who played: Jordan F, John R, Jasper C-S, Max H, Robert B, William S, Stan H, William D and Tom B. The final score was 6-3 to St Johns. Goals from Stan H (1) Robert B (1) an OG and a fantastic hat-trick from the man of the match Jordan F. Thank you to all the parents and pupils for coming to support the boys and to Mr Hall for coaching and refereeing the team.
Wednesday 4th October Chelmsford Partnership Tournament
On Wednesday 4th October St John's played in the Chelmsford partnership football tournament. It was the first time the boys had played together and they were full of excitement and nerves! The group stage saw the boys play 4 games - they won 3 and drew 1, with no goals conceded! They went onto the semi-finals where they narrowly lost 2-1 to Cathedral school and were extremely unlucky to have lost in their play-off match 1-0 to Tyrells. The boys finished in a fantastic 4th place out of 20 teams and should be really proud of themselves. A special mention goes to man of the tournament - William D in year 5 who played in goal and made some outstanding saves throughout. Well done to William D, Stan H, Archie L, Tom B, Robert B, William S, Max H, John R and Jasper C-S. Thank you to parents who transported the boys and to Mr Hall for coaching the team.
26th April v The Cathedral Primary School
On Wednesday 26th April the girls’ football team played in their final league match of the season. The girls showed terrific team and enjoyment throughout also demonstrating wonderful attacking and defending skills across the pitch. A hat trick by Hermione W and a clean sheet by Laila D helped gain a fantastic 7-0 win. Goals scored by Hermione (3) Jess (2) Chloe and Melissa. A huge well done to the all the girls and a terrific way to end the season. Well done to Chloe B (captain) Hermione W, Jess K, Melissa A, Klara G, Maddie W, Anna J and Laila D. A big thank you to Mr Hall for all his hard work this year with training the girls, taking them to matches and refereeing. Plus a thank you to all the parents who have supported the girls and transported to matches.
20th April v St Peter's Primary School
On Thursday 20th April, the St John's football team played their final league match against St Peters. The boys produced their best skills throughout the match and certainly put in their best performance of the season. A great win which finished 6 - 1 to St John’s.
Goals from Ben H x3, Lucas A, Amin R and William S. Well done to all the boys that played: Ben H, Ben P, Lucas A, Maurice L, Amin R, Harry S, Samuel S, John R and William S. Thank you to Mr Hall for training the boys all season and for all the time he has given up to coach and take them to games. Thank you also to all the parents that have transported and supported the boys this year.
23rd March 2017 v East Hanningfield Primary School
The St John’s football team played a home match against East Hanningfield Primary School on Thursday 23rd March. Despite the result of 2-4 to East Hanningfield the boys played extremely well. Well done to Lucas A, Jordan F, John R, William S, Amin R, Ben P, Zach A, Maurice L and Ben H.
16th January 2017 v Boreham Primary School
A big well done to the girls who played in the football league match on Monday 16th January against Boreham Primary School. The girls played well and as the match progressed; their confidence grew against a strong and organised Boreham team. Unfortunately we were unable to stop 2 of their talented girls and the match finished 11-0 to Boreham. Well done to Hermione W, Klara G, Mia F, Maddie W, Melissa A, Annabel N, Anna J and Laila D. thank you to Mr Hall and all the parents for their support.
24th November 2016 v The Priory School
On Thursday 24th November St John’s took both its girls’ and boys’ football teams for league matches to Priory School in Bicknacre. It was the first ever league match for St John’s girls and they did themselves and our school proud showing great enthusiasm and skills to overcome a very good Priory team 3-2. Goals from Hermione W, and 2 from Klara G, were just about enough to secure the victory, but a special mention must go to our dogged defenders Maddie W and Anna J who were fantastic on the day, and to Laila D our new goalkeeper playing her first match for saving the day on more than one occasion but most definitely in the dying seconds when she saved a certain goal with a truly wonderful save. The boys’ team didn’t fare so well despite being at full strength. The Priory pitch is much smaller and bumpier than St John’s and the boys didn’t adapt to the new surroundings but kept going to the end trying to at least get that elusive consolation goal. Harry S in goal was again man-of-the-match with another series of saves using every part of his body, and congratulations to Jasper C-S from year 5 who made his school debut. Final result 0-5. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all the parents who came to support both teams: Girls Team – Laila D, Maddie W, Anna J, Jess K, Klara G, Hermione W, Melissa A, Annabel N, Fuchia P. Boys Team – Harry S, Ben P, Samuel S, Maurice L, Ben H, Lucas A, Amin R, John R, Jasper S-C
10th November 2016 - Football match v Danbury Park
On Thursday the St John’s football team played their first league match against Danbury Park. It was a competitive and evenly played match with plenty of great attacking and defending. A fantastic 'man of the match' performance by Harry S in goal who made many terrific saves. Well done Harry. The boys showed great spirit, they worked hard as a team and treated us to a wonderful game of football. Final score 4-2 to Danbury Park. A huge well done to: Harry S, Ben P, Ben H, Maurice L, Samuel S, Amin R, Lucas A and John R. Thank you to Mr Hall for refereeing and to all the supporters for coming along to cheer on the boys.
11th October 2016 - Chelmsford Partnership Girls Football competition
On Tuesday 11th October, the girls played in the Chelmsford partnership football competition. It was a lovely event, full of excitement and nerves as for many of the girls it was their first competitive event.
All the girls did superb. They played fairly, with enjoyment and got better as the games went on. After 4 games each in their pool, both teams met in the play- off final which led to much excitement and lots of cheering from the spectators.
Well done to: Jessica K, Hermione W, Klara G, Fuschia P, Melissa A, Maddie W, Gabby S, Mia F, Laila D, Evie W, Evie M, Kimberlee H, Iori P, Sydnie J, Grace W, Annabel N, Ana s, Katie W.
A special mention to Laila D and Jessica K, who were selected for an award for their team, showing great sportsmanship and skills throughout the tournament.
A wonderful afternoon and I hope many of the girls continue with playing football (especially as many parents have now brought new boots!)
Thank you to all the parents who came to the event.
25th June 2016 - London 5-a-side cup
Year 5 boys entered a school team into the London 5 a side cup and got a fantastic 3rd place overall. They played 6 games in the initial league system winning three games, drawing two and losing just once. All St Johns goals came from the boot of Ben H. That placed them into the semi-final which saw them lose narrowly and achieve joint 3rd in the competition. The team was Lucas A, Ben P, Ben H, Callum C, Harry S, Samuel S and Maurice L who all played brilliantly!
14th April 2016 - Football Match v The Priory School
St John's Girls Football team played a match against Priory. Despite the heavy rain, the girls played really well and as the game went on their confidence and skills developed. Well done to: Hermione W, Klara G, Fuschia P, Maddie W, Mia F, Chantel H, Esme J, Kerry S and Lily M. Final score - St John's 1 Priory 1. A terrific goal for us by Hermione. Thank you to all the supporters for their encouragement and support and to Mr Hall for coaching and refereeing the game.
3rd March 2016 - Football Match v St Peter's
St Johns played their final league match of the season on Thursday 3rd March against St Peters School. It was an extremely enjoyable match to watch with plenty of fine skills from both teams. Final score 5-3 to St Peters, goals for us scored by Cayden G and Ben H x2.
Well done to Cayden G, William B, James W, Finley W, Charlie W, Josh D, Maurice L, Ben P, Ben H. A big thank you as always to Mr Hall for refereeing the game and coaching the boys. And also a thank you to parents and pupils for coming to watch and support the team.
27th November 2015 - Football Match v St Anne's
On Friday 27th November the girls’ football team played against St Anne's. The girls were terrific and showed such an improvement since taking part in the competition earlier in the term. The match was full of fantastic passing skills, attacking and defending and played with such a positive spirit. Final score 5-4 to St Anne's - goals by Hermione, Chantel and 2 from Esme. Well done girls: Hermione, Klara, Fuschia, Lucy, Kerry, Chloe, Esme, Chantel, Lily M. Thank you to Mr Hall and all the parents for their encouragement and support.
20th November 2015 - Football Match v St Anne's
Final score St Johns 6 - St Anne’s 0.
It was a terrific match full of great team work, skills and passing.
Goals were scored by Ben H x2, Finley W, James W, Cayden G, Maurice L
Team - Finley W, James W, Ben H, Cayden G, Charlie W, Josh D, Chantel H, Maurice L, Lucas A and William B
11th November 2015 St John's - 2 v East Hanningfield - 6
On Wednesday 11th November St John's football team played against East Hanningfield. It was a thoroughly enjoyable match to watch and the boys showed an excellent team spirit and some good skills on the pitch. Final score 2-6 to East Hanningfield. A big well done to Charlie W, Mason B, Josh D, William B, Fredcian R, Finley W, Thomas E, James W, Ben H, Lucas A. Thank you to all the parents for coming along to cheer us on.
5th November 2015 St John's - 3 v Priory - 3
On Thursday 5th November St Johns played their first league football match against the Priory School. It was an excellent start to the season and the boys played really well as a team. Well done to Charlie W, Finley W, James W, Cayden G, Lloyd B, Fredcian R, Josh D, Ben H and Lucas A. The final score was 3-3 with 2 goals coming from Finley and a penalty scored by James. Man of the match this week goes to Fredcian, a terrific game in defence. Thank you to Mr Hall who coached and refereed the match and all the parents who came to support despite the heavy rain!!!
6th October 2015 Chelmsford School Sport Football Competition
A huge well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the Chelmsford school sport football competitions on Tuesday 6th October. All the children played superbly well and it was lovely to see lots of smiles on faces. For many of the children it was their first time playing in competitive matches.
A BIG thank you to Mr Hall who has given up his time to train and manage the children and for his kind donation of a new football kit worn by one of our girls' teams. A special mention to Charlie W for his terrific goal keeping skills during the boys’ competition. Finally thank you to all the parents for their support with transporting the children and showing so much encouragement.
Boys - James W, William B, Charlie W, Lloyd B, Cayden G, Finley W, Josh D, Ben H.
Girls - Lucy H, Nicole B, Poppie S, Alice D, Faye B, Esme J, Chloe L, Sophie G, Sarah B, Chantel H, Lily M, Kerry S, Melissa A, Mia F, Fuschia P, Annabel N, Maddie W, Hermione W, Klara G.