Learning with Confidence Together
Both the Girls and Boys football teams have been playing some impressive football with four victories. Here are Coach Andy's reports on the games:
The boys entered the EFL Kids Cup along with 60 primary schools across Richmond and Hounslow borough. The top two of each group qualified for the afternoon sessions with the rest unfortunately going back to school.
Stanley had a mixed morning with not the best of starts going down to Trafalgar with a late goal. We drew the next two games meaning we required a win against St James’s and Edward Bethan. First up was St James’s where the boys played brilliantly beating them 7-0 and then winning against Edward Bethan 4-1 so qualifying as runners up.
The afternoon was spilt into the top 10 teams with the top four competing for the semi-final places. Again we had a mixed afternoon winning two drawing two and losing one. One of the triumphs was a great match against Collis with Stanley winning 3-0. We finished Third in our group just missing out reaching the semi-finals.
The boys were a credit to Stanley and I was very proud of all of the boys’ effort.
Squad: Lucas R 6B - Jack E 6M - Oliver H 6B - Malakai D 5B - Archie O 6V - Martynas J 6M -
Jarvis M 6B - Joel W 6B
The girls travelled to SJB (St John the Baptist) for a league game. Stanley started very brightly with Isla shooting for outside the box into the top left corner of the goal 1-0 to Stanley. Stanley pilled on the pressure with another Isla shot this time the excellent SJB goalkeeper making a great save but Lilly S, sharp as ever, was there to score the rebound. The girls started to play some really good football and just before half time Josefina powered her way through the SJB’s team for a one on one with their goalkeeper … 3-0 to Stanley.
The girls continued their great form this week with a 4-0 win over Sacred Heart to remain unbeaten. A great performance in tough condition that were never going to stop the girls!
Goals from Isla and a hat-trick from Josefina. One of the goals was a fantastic effort where Josefina beat three players to find the top corner - wow!!
Well done girls!
Squad for both Girls games: Cecilia C – 5S, Matilda S – 5S, , Lily S – 5S, Lucy C – 5B, Jocelyn M – 5B, Sadie BD – 5P Isla H – 6M, Josefina P – 6M, Uma B – 6M
The boys played Collis in very tough conditions but the weather didn’t affect the result - Stanley 8 Collis 0.
With some outstanding goals and a few boys making their debuts for the school the boys produced a very good performance.
Goals: Martynas x 2, Archie x2, Xavi, Joel, Jarvis & Orley
Man of the Match: Archie O
Team: Jack D – 6M, Jack E – 6M, Martynas J – 6M, Charlie C – 6M, Orly D – 6B, Lucas R – 6B, Sam M – 6B, Jarvis M – 6B, Joel W – 6B, Xavi M – 6V, Leonard M – 6V, Archie O – 6V, Lucas W - 6V