Borough Champions ease through group stages on route to title defence
Tonight in atrocious weather conditions Clockhouse visited Crownfield with the winner advancing through the pool stages of the Havering League Competition.
Despite the cold weather Clockhouse were on fire and Crownfield really struggled to get possession of the ball.
Lily S-E had an eye for the goal. Scoring 3 goals in quick succession to give Clockhouse a lead that would set the tone for the rest of the game. Sophie L linked up well with Bobby I as she also found the net.
Despite not having much to do in defence captain Beth C marshalled her troops well and the organisation of the side was pivotal in the flawless attacking play.
Credit must also go to debutant Grace D & to Ruby N who is still learning the game. Both looked like they had played for years.
Final Score: Crownfield 0 - 15 Clockhouse
Squad: Beth C, Charlie B, Kayleigh M, Bobby I, Ruby N, Sophie L, Lily S-E, Grace D, Rachel C, & Hayden M
Scorers: Lily S-E x 8, Sophie L x 5, Hayden M, Charlie B
Player of the Match: Lily S-E
Mighty Clockhouse stumble at final hurdle
Clockhouse took their 7-a-side netball form into the Havering 5-a-side competition this afternoon.
In fantastic form as of late, Clockhouse looked flawless in the group stages recording the following results:
St Peter's won 5-0
Oakfields walkover win
Gidea Park College won 5-0
La Salette won 5-0
Langtons won 1-0
As Clockhouse entered the knock out stages they were still to look like conceding. In the quarter final Clockhouse met a strong Upminster team. Despite their ability, Clockhouse dissected Upminster winning 5-0 again.
In the semi-final Clockhouse met Gidea Park College once again. But yet again Clockhouse looked untouchable winning 2-0.
Clockhouse now met old foes Parsonage Farm in the final. Clockhouse and Parsonage Farm have dominated the Borough netball sceene in previous years. In another fantastic final that really highlighted the calibre of players that are partaking in netball in primary schools, Clockhouse conceded their first score in the whole competition and unfortunatley that was to be decisive with Parsonage Farm winning the final.
After the competition Mr Yarrow said 'Its been a great day of netball. The children have done me and the school proud! I couldn't have asked for more from them today.
Credit to Parsonage Farm on the victory it's always a pleasure to play them and I'm sure in the next final it will be our turn to win. There are so many positives to take out of today for example keeping the opposition at bay not conceding until the final game and the amount of children that really improved their shooting through out the day, that being said it also gives us a couple of things that we can work on to make it even better, I'd like to see a varied passing game. 5-a-side is not our preferred format of the game but you wouldn't believe that considering how well we played.
Once again I'd like to congratulate the players that represent the school today. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank the parents for transport in children I really couldn't do it without you!'
SQUAD: Rachel C, Charlie B, Lily S-E, Bobby I, Sophie L, Beth C (c), Kayleigh M.
SCORERS: Beth C x 7, Bobby I x 2, Sophie L x 5, Charlie B x 5, Kayleigh M x 4, & Lily S-E x 1
PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Kayleigh M
Clocks gather momentum ahead of Borough Competition!
Clockhouse travelled outside the borough tonight to play St Peter's of Brentwood. This has become a regular in the sports calender, St Peter's always providing Clockhouse with a challenge regardless of which sport we are playing.
A confident start despite not being flat out resulted in Clockhouse taking an early lead with Goal Shooter Lily S-E in impressive form. St Peter's played very well defensively and the Clockhouse game plan needed to be adapted mixing up the passing and running lines. Hayden M working hard off the ball created more chances for Clockhouse to extend their lead.
In the third quarter St Peter's made a bit of a comeback threatening the Clockhouse third of the court. But some important interceptions from Rachel C and Charlie B proved vital to keeping Clockhouse in the lead.
With the final quarter to play Mr Yarrow asked the team to pick up the tempo of the game to ensure victory. Bobby I showed his conditioning, working hard from one end of the court to the other providing many timely passes and fighting tirelessly to regain possesion.
Clockhouse made it 2 netball wins from 2 leading into tomorrow's Hi 5 Borough Tournament. Fingers crossed for another fantastic day of netball for Clockhouse Primary School!
FINAL SCORE: ST PETER'S 4 - 11 CLOCKHOUSE
SQUAD: Beth C (c), Charlie B, Kayleigh M, Bobby I, Rachel C, Sophie L, Lilly S-E, & Hayden M.
SCORERS: Lily S-E x 11 & Sophie L x 2
PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Very close decision - Hayden M had a great game but the opposition chose Bobby I. Well done all!
Borough Champions begin with emphatic victory!
In the schools first match since winning the Havering Borough Cup there was possibly a pressure of living up to the title. The Clockhouse team travelled to Suttons Primary School, who we drew 3 - 3 with last year.
In a flawless performance Clockhouse walked away with a 16 - 0 victory limiting Suttons to just 2 shots in the whole game.
Suttons did not give up from start to finish, but the Clockhouse game tempo was hard to live with. Players made debuts, and some of the returning squad tried new positions.
Scorers on the day were Sophie L x 6, Lily S-E x 5, Hayden M x 2, Kayleigh M x 2 and Ben C.
Clockhouse are next in netball action on Tuesday evening.
SQUAD: Beth C (c), Charlie B, Kayleigh M, Bobby I, Frankie R, Sophie L, Lily S-E, Hayden M, Rachel C, James O and Ben C
PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Bobby I