Clockhouse so close to Leicester
After qualifying from the regional event recently the Clockhouse Girls Football Team took to the field for the Area Finals of the Premier League Stars Tournament. The winners would travel to Leicester City FC to represent West Ham United against schools from the other premiership clubs that were also running similar events across the country.
Clockhouse were up against other regional qualifiers from across the West Ham region. Clockhouse played the best flowing football in their group. First up Clockhouse met St Luke's Primary School and despite dominating the game they fell behind to a soft goal against the run of play which ended up being the only goal. In a repeat of the regional event Clockhouse then met Aveley Primary School and just like last time Clockhouse beat Aveley. First win of the finals 2 -0. Clockhouse then faced St Michael's which ended in a frustrating goalless draw. With the girls needing a win to advance from the group Clockhouse met Brampton School. A late goal saw Clockhouse advance to the semi-final just two games away from the grand final in Leicester.
In the semi-final Clockhouse met Shenfield St Mary's C of E School. The game remained goalless until there was just 17 seconds left to play where a long throw from Shenfield caused problems in the box resulting in a winning goal. This was a shame especially for Kayleigh M in the Clockhouse goal as she had already pulled off some fine saves.
Thank you to Mr McGlinchey who works so so hard with the girls to give them the opportunities to play fantastic stylish football at these such events.
Overall joint 3rd, a fantastic result against some of the best girls teams this end of the country! Mr Yarrow, Mr McGlinchey and the school are proud of the girls efforts!
SQUAD: Kayleigh M, Rameen S, Rachel C, Grace D, Lily S-E, Sophie L (c), Ruby N, & Emily G
SCORERS: Ruby N, Rachel C, & Sophie L
PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Emily G
Mixed fortunes for boys and girls in Havering Cup competitions
Tuesday night was a busy evening of important cup football for the Clockhouse boys and girls teams.
The girls played at home hosting the defending champions St Joseph's. The game was a battle from start to finish with both teams having a chance of gaining victory. At half time the scores were level thanks to a Rachel C goal. Rachel's impressive scoring recorded continued with 3 goals in her last 2 games.
Sadly the second half favoured the visitors who managed two more goals without reply to knock Clockhouse out of the cup at tje quarter final stage. A fantastic effort against the reigning champions who are favourites to retain their crown. A game that could of so easily been the final and nobody could fault the heart, passion and work rate of the Clockhouse girls.
Final Score: Clockhouse 1 vs 3 St Joseph's
Squad: Kayleigh M, Rameen S, Grace D, Lily S-E, Ruby N, Sophie L (c), Beth C, Holly W, Rachel C, & Darci L
Player of the Match: Holly W
The girls were unlucky not to qualify from their quarter final where as the boys were still looking to qualify for the last eight. Clockhouse boys had to travel away to Benhurst.
The boys had the dream start going ahead in less than a minute from a lovely strike from James O. James O also keeping up his impressive goal tally for the season actually having a high goal to game ratio.
As Clockhouse settled into the game their domanace was clear to see. But sometimes the boys were guilty of trying do a little too much with the ball. Benhurst were happy to take advantage of the Clockhouse errors to counter attack in numbers and were unlucky not to score some fearless keeping from Charlie B.
It took the boys until late in the second half to seal the win Charlie M scoring after some individual brilliance from Max N. Charlie G & Bobby L were unlucky not to extend the Clockhouse lead further following some fantastic vision from Kaylan B. Clcokhouse boys got the victory and equalled the girls progress through to the quarter finals.
Final Score: Benhurst 0 vs 2 Clockhouse
Squad: Charlie B, Alfie P (c), Bobby I, Bobby L, Max N, James O, Charlie M, Kaylan B, & Charlie G
Player of the Match: Max N
Next Stop Beckton for Successful Girls Football Team!
Following the success of the boys in their Premier League Stars Tournament last week, the girls equalled their male counterparts by finishing third in their regional qualifying event.
Despite being freezing cold and not playing to their usual high standards. The girls team dug deep and ensured they finished the tournament undefeated having conceded no goals.
Clockhouse opened their campaign with a 0 - 0 draw against Thameside Primary School.
Clockhouse got their first victory in their next outing against Aveley Primary School. Jodie S giving Clockhouse the 1 - 0 victory.
Clockhouse then faced St Helens Catholic School in a game either team could of won but the game finished goalless.
Finally Clockhouse played Kenington Primary School and despite bombarding the goal with shots. Clockhouse left it until late on to score two goals and pick up the 2 - 0 victory. Goals from Jodie S ans captain Sophie L.
A frustrating day had a fantastic outcome and the girls will have the opportunity to warm up and regroup before hosting St Joseph's on Tuesday at Clockhouse in the Havering Cup. As always your support is more than welcome! Today team Clockhouse played by far the most attractive style of football out of all the schools on show, but just struggled slightly with the shorter time format. This is something we can work on before the finals in Leicester. A great opportunity for the players and a proud moment for Clockhouse sport!
Well done Girls!
Squad: Kayleigh M, Grace D, Rameen S, Lily S-E, Ruby N, Sophie L (c), Emily G, & Jodie S
Player of the Tournament: Grace D
Girls football team building momentum nicely for important block of fixtures ahead
The girls football team looked fantastic tonight in their new football kit, but it was the football that did the talking!
With some new players being brought in due to their hard work and dedication to training it took the girls a few minutes to find there feet as our visitors Harrow Lodge Academy tried to attack. But the Clockhouse defence was solid all game. Rameen S and Darci L both putting in some strong tackles.
Once the team was familiarised with each other there was no stopping them. Captain Sophie L looked untouchable the whole afternoon and deservedly opened the scoring. It was not long before Sophie and Clockhouse doubled their tally for the day following some nice passing play in midfield from Beth C and Holly W.
Before the half time break debutant Rachel C had time to grab herself a brace.
Credit to Harrow Lodge who never let their heads go down despite a great team performance from Clockhouse.
Sophie L went on to grab her hat trick and a 4th in a master class performance, following some accurate passing from Lily S-E and Ruby N who were both unlucky not to get their names on the scoresheet.
A great Clockhouse win as the team advance to the quarter finals of the borough cup. The girls will host a very strong St Joseph's team next Tuesday at Clockhouse. The girls are undefeated this season but both schools will fancy their chances. If you are free please feel free to come & watch thus fantastic group of girls in action!
Final Score: Clockhouse 7 - 0 Harrow Lodge
Squad: Kayleigh M, Rameen S, Grace D, Ruby N, Beth C, Sophie L (c), Rachel C, Lily S-E, Holly W, & Darci L
Player of the Match: Rachel C
Dedicated Clockhouse win West Ham Premier League Competition!
After a wet and unfortunate result on Wednesday Clockhouse boys football team were back in action today at West Ham United's region of the Premier League Stars Football Tournament.
Clockhouse travelled outside the borough to The Brentwood Centre to meet numerous school, most of whom were outside the borough and the school has never played before. In the Premier League Stars Tournament you must go through regional events with an aim of actually representing the Premier League Club in a national event later in the year.
Clockhouse played some beautiful football and won their first game against West Horndon 2-1. Next up was the battle of Havering as Clockhouse met Benhust, again the boys won 2-1. This result was of specific importance as Clockhouse have been drawn against Benhurst in the next round of the Havering Cup. Next up was a narrow defeat to Ingatestone 1-0 despite having chances to get a draw. Clockhouse then met a strong St Peters (South Weald) side knowing a win was required to stay in contention for the tournament. A fantastic game ended 1-0 to Clockhouse. The final game saw Clockhouse play Shenfield St Marys. The group was so close and any of three teams could of won the league and progressed to the next stage of the Premier League Tournament. Clockhouse went behind early on, but drew level midway through the game from a corner. With time running out Clockhouse scored a late goal to win 2-1. The late goal was vital as it took Clockhouse through to the 2nd stage of West Ham United's Premier League Stars Tournament.
Congratulations to all the boys involved in the last two days of football. Some fantastic football was played and the boys really did deserve some success. The next stage of the tournament will be Thursday 22nd February.
Squad: Charlie B, Alfie P (c), Bobby I, Bobby L, James O, Max N, Kaylan B, Micah R, & Charlie M
Scorers: Charlie M x 4, James O x 2, Alfie P
Player of the Tournament: James O
Mixed emotions after Havering Boys Football Tournament
Despite horrible weather condions the boys football team were on fire at the Havering Football Tournament. Clockhouse met local school Oasis Pinewoods first up and in a flawless performance won 5-0. Next Up for Clockhouse was reigning champions Branfil, who were also dispatched with ease by the impressive Clockhouse boys, this time 3-0. The next group game was a Collier Row derby as Clcokhouse met St Patricks winning 2-0. The next game ended up being the group decider as Clockhouse lost 1-0 to a strong Towers side who deserved their victory. Clockhouse had a final group game against Hacton and a thrilling end to end game finished 1-1.
Clockhouse finished 2nd in their group overall. After the tournament Mr Yarrow reflected saying ' I have a bitter sweet feeling. The boys played so well and did the school proud. We lost just one game which is a good record considering the short, sharp, intense games. As you can imagine the Borough boys football tournament was very popular and all six group winners along with the best two runners up went into the quarter final. We got 10 points out of a possible 15 so we must have only missed out narrowly on a quarter final place. Well done lads!'
Squad: Charlie B, Alfie P (c), Bobby I, Bobby L, James O, Max N, Kaylan B, Micah R, & Charlie M
Scorers: Bobby I x 2, Max N x 2, Charlie M x 3, James O x 2, Kaylan B, & Micah R
Player of the Tournament: Charlie M
Clockhouse look grEIGHT as they ease into the next round of the Havering Borough Cup!
Last night Clockhouse made the trip to the other side of the borough to face Newtons Primary school in a boys football match. The boys turned up and looked switched on and it did not take long before Charlie M scored his first goal of the match. Clockhouse and Charlie M doubled their tally shortly after, fantastic build up play from Bobby I and James O allowed Charlie to beat the keeper.
Clockhouse were dominating possession, the speed of play and the selflessness in the play was a pleasure to watch! Max N added to the Clockhouse lead with a nice half volley after some good control and a great cross from Kaylan B.
Clockhouse went in at half time with the game all but over as a contest. The nice thing about the performance is Clockhouse were not finished and put on a mature ruthless second half performance! Micah R was next to put his name on the score sheet following a goal line scramble. Captain Alfie P did not want to miss out on the action and scored a rocket from far out, a real contender for goal of the season! Kaylan B playing out of position due to players not being able to play at short notice, put a real shift in and was rewarded with a goal following some quick thinking and distribution from keeper Charlie B. Despite time running out there was still time for Micah R to grab his second goal, his impressive goal scoring form now sits as 5 goals in 2 games. Riley V's long ball gave Charlie M a deserved final say in the game with an impressive strike from outside the area to grab his hat-trick.
Credit to Newtons who held their heads high throughout the game, but Clockhouse put in their best performance of the year so far. Fingers crossed we can play like that every game!
FINAL SCORE: NEWTONS 0 vs 8 CLOCKHOUSE
SQUAD: Charlie B, Bobby I, Alfie P (c), Kaylan B, Max N, James O, Charlie M, Riley M, & Micah R
SCORERS: Charlie M x 3, Max N, Micah R x 2, Kaylan B, & Alfie P
PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Charlie M
Clockhouse victorious in Collier Row derby!
Clockhouse boys football team welcomed local neighbours Pinewoods tonight for a boys football friendly.
Clockhouse put a marker on the game in the first half. With the main share of possession Clockhouse tried to control play but were missing the target when shooting opportunities arose.
In the opening exchanges Clockhouse pinned Pinewoods deep in their own half but just could not finish. As the game broke up just before half time Clockhouse had five minutes to remember, scoring all four goals in the five minutes leading up to half time. James O continued his impressive goal to game ratio, while debutant Micah R bagged himself a brace and Bobby L also found the net.
Pinewoods grew in confidence as the 2nd half went on and were unlucky not to grab a goal or two back on the counter attack with Charlie B pulling off numerous fine saves to keep his clean sheet. Clockhouse had opportunities to extend their lead through Max N and Alfie P but the Pinewoods goalkeeper was pulling out some fine saves to keep his side at a respectable scoreline.
Both Micah R and Riley V impressed highly on their school debuts making competition for places even higher. Thoughts also go to Charlie M who was selected for the game originally but was unable to play due to injury.
Final Score: Clockhouse 4 v 0 Pinewoods
Squad: Charlie B, Alfie P (c), Bobby I (vc), James O, Max N, Bobby L, Kaylan B, Riley V, & Micah R.
Scorers: James O, Micah R x 2, & Bobby L
Player of the Match: Micah R
Girls follow in boys footsteps with outstanding first victory!
In some of the weirdest weather conditions Clockhouse girls finally got the opportunity to play their first game tonight at Pinewoods.
The girls controlled the game territorially and with 5 minutes gone new captain Sophie L powered home with a strike from the edge of the area.
With roughly 8 minutes to play in the half the Year 5 girls Ruby N and Lily S-E were introduced to the game. The girls played confidently making good runs but the highlight was the passing game that seemed to bamboozle Pinewoods. Ruby N finishing off a nice team move to double the Clockhouse advantage before half time.
Pinewoods came out more physical in the 2nd half but the game remained in the greatest of spirits with all the girls from both sides enjoying their opportunities. Both sides grew in confidence as the game went on but it was Ruby N with her 2nd goal of the afternoon that sealed the victory. The cherry on the cake for Clockhouse came when Emily G hit a powerful shot that the goalkeeper struggled to deal with and Clockhouse went four goal to the good.
Pinewoods and Clockhouse both finished the game smiling after a fun game with the game really opening up in the last 5 minutes.
FINAL SCORE: PINEWOODS 0 - 4 CLOCKHOUSE
SQUAD: Kayleigh M, Rameen S, Grace D, Emily G, Beth C, Sophie L (c), Jodie S, Lily-Jo G, Ruby N, Lily S-E
SCORERS: Sophie L, Ruby N x 2 and Emily G
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Ruby N
In form Boys Footballers keep winning run going!
Last week Clockhouse visited St Mary's for a boys football. The match was a good warm up for the league matches coming up as Clockhouse will face St Mary's in the league too.
The boys started where they left off against Crowlands and took an early lead with a James O goal. The pressure built up throughout the half with Clockhouse going in at half time 3 - 0 up. Max N scoring a tap in following a nice assist from Kaylan B and Charlie M scoring a perfectly curled free kick.
St Mary's came out for the second half stronger having made a few changes. The game became more of a struggle with Clockhouse guilty of trying to do too much with the ball and St Mary's becoming a lot more physical in the tackle. St Mary's got themselves back in the running with a goal before Clockhouse finished the game off with 2 more goals following some neat passing. Charlie M and James O both getting their brace.
The boys are next in action Tuesday at the league tournament on Tuesday where they will meet St Mary's again along with Parklands and Engayne.
FINAL SCORE: ST MARY'S 1 - 5 CLOCKHOUSE
SQUAD: Charlie B, Alfie P (c), Bobby I, James O, Max N, Bobby L, Kaylan B, Charlie M, Hayden M, Morgan N, & John O
SCORERS: James O x 2, Max N, & Charlie M x 2
PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Charlie M
Boys football team put Clockhouse on cloud 9!
Clockhouse boys kicked off the football season in flawless style last night. A dominant workmanlike performance ensured that Crowlands were not given a chance.
Clockhouse handed debuts to many new players tonight. One of which was James O who gave Clockhouse the lead within the first five minutes.
Clockhouse doubled there lead within ten minutes. Bobby L striking a free kick from considerable distance, leaving the keeper no chance.
Clockhouse were in no mood to hang around adding two more goals to their tally before the break. James O grabbing his second from some selfless fast paced build up play and Kaylan B poking one in past the keeper.
The second half was much of the same. Sadly for Crowlands the floodgates opened and Clockhouse went on to score a further five goals. James O completing his hat trick, Kaylan B adding a second, and other scores included Charlie M, Charlie G and Max N.
Credit to Crowlands who finished the game still smiling and a big well done to a Clockhouse team who had a brilliant day. It was great to see debutants like Max N really getting stuck in and creating chances across the pitch. While the rest of the midfield were fizzing passes everywhere. A great way to finish the week!
Tuesday evening sees the girls kick start their football season, with another boys game away next Thursday night.
After the game Mr Yarrow said 'with plenty of competition for places the boys new they had to perform tonight, and that they did. Competition for places was already high but these boys have laid down a marker and expectations will now be high! Just a reminder to all the boys looking to play that a 95% minimum on the dojo is essential and I would hate for us to have players missing out on availability. Brilliant start to the football campaign! Well done lads!!!'
Mr Koten said 'the work rate from start to finish was out of this world! Mr Yarrow and myself are looking forward to the selection headaches coming up. Well done to all the boys tonight.'
FINAL SCORE: CLOCKHOUSE 9 - 0 CROWLANDS
SQUAD: Charlie B, James G, Alfie P (c), James O, Max N, Bobby L, Charlie M, Bobby I, Charlie G, & Kaylan B.
SCORERS: James O x 3, Bobby L, Kaylan B x 2, Max N, Charlie M, & Charlie G
PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Kaylan B
A Fun Day of Year 2 Football
Clockhouse attended the Year 2 football competition on Thursday 28th September 2017 at Play Football. The tournament was played in great spirits with development and enjoyment at the forefront of the day.
With the sun shinning Clockhouse made a fantastic start beating RJ Mitchells amd St Peters. Clockhouse also had the two finalists in their group, Harold Court & Benhurst. Each team played each other twice with results staying the same, resulting in Clockhouse finishing 3rd overall in their group.
Chelsea scouts in attendance were really impressed with Harry M who scored 11 goals on the day, our other goal scorer was Alex C.
Mr Yarrow said 'It was great to see so many Year 2 children out enjoying sport! The children who represented the school today were amazing and played the whole day with a smile on their faces, I couldn't ask for more than that. I am hoping for many more opportunities to take Year 2 children out to sporting events. Thank you to all the parents who helped with transportation. A fun day out for all involved!'
TEAM CLOCKHOUSE: Alex C, Alfie S, Lucia G, Isabelle H, Harry H, & Harry M