Junior Sports Reports – 18th October 2012

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The U11 football team  found the game to be a stern test against a strong Foremarke team, losing 8-4. With the team getting used to the formation, Foremarke quickly scored  two quick goals. This spurred the boys into action and they replied with one goal of their own. Ratcliffe really came to life in the last period, with a flurry of goals, which will have given them confidence for the Foremarke Hall tournament after half-term. Goals scorers were Alexander Bown, Harry Culpin and Joseph Evenden (with two).

The U10s’ started brightly in their match and were leading 2-1 at the end of the first third. It could have been so many more goals, had Foremarke’ s goal keeper not pulled off some tremendous saves. The second and third periods were tight affairs, until the last few minutes, when Ratcliffe were chasing goals, with the final score being 6-2. Goal scorers were Alex Tyszka and Captain, Tom Page. Player of the Match went to Guy Mills, for outstanding heading of the ball.

The U11B  football team played against a well organised Foremarke Hall side. Man of the match, Finn Merriman, ran through the opposition with ease and was unlucky not to score. Well done to the boys for playing on and battling hard.

Ratcliffe College under 10 B team, made up largely of year 4 boys, played exceptionally well against Foremarke Hall on Saturday.  An evenly matched encounter ended in a 2-3 defeat.  However, a first half goal from Ben Ashford had the scores locked at 1-1.  In the final 3rd of the game, Roman Carpenter scored, to make for a tense last minute.  The game ended with a shot just wide from Louis Westwood that would have resulted in a well-earned draw.  Man of the Match was shared between Xabier  Zanotti in goal, who made some great saves, and Finlay Noble, who made some crucial tackles in defence.

On Wednesday, the U10 rugby team beat the Elms thirteen tires to six in an excellent game. Good tackling by Finley Back, Thomas Page and Guy Mills kept us in the game and some excellent running by Thomas Page, Connor Foster and Owen Lloyd enabled the team to score some good tries. The teams rucking and all round team play is improving but good individual play enabled us to finish with a convincing win. Man of the match was Finley Back for an outstanding all round game.

The under 11s’ battled to an unfortunate defeat at The Elms on Wednesday afternoon.  However, trailing 14-0 at half time.  Tries from Oliver Welch, William Westwood and two conversions from William Hull, meant the scores were tied with 2 minutes to play.  Joseph Evenden made some excellent tackles, whilst Ellis Gee made a valuable impact as a substitute.  Oliver Welch’s try galvanised Ratcliffe in the second half and therefore, wins man of the match