Year 7 Football

Tuesday evening saw the year 7 football team play their cup quarter final against Kenilworth. Southam started brightly and were passing the ball round with control and composure. The team created 3 fantastic chances with Leon, Sam and Tobias all going close and forcing the keeper into 3 good saves. Kenilworth grew into the game and started creating a few attacks but strong defending from Logan, Luke and Dan kept them at bay. Southam then scored three quick fire goals. The first came from a great cross from Sam to Liam who volleyed into the ground to send the ball into the net. Soon after the kick off, Tobias won the ball, fed Leon who passed to Liam who unleashed a great strike into the top corner. The third goal was a fantastic header from Ewan after a terrific corner from Logan. At this point Southam were passing the ball round with real flair and carved out 3 or 4 more brilliant chances but didn’t add any more goals. Half time score 3-0.
Southam were pegged back at the start of the second half and had to defend resolutely to keep Kenilworth from scoring. Good blocks from Dan and Luke prevented any score. Tobias was a constant threat with great running and forward passing but Southam were unable to score again. Kenilworth did get on the score sheet with 3 minutes to go, a long ball over the top was pulled back to the striker to tuck into the bottom corner. Final score 3-1 to Southam.
A fantastic performance with some really good football. Man of the match goes to Leon for tenacious running and intelligent defending.  Well done boys on reaching the semi finals.
See you all at training on Monday.
Mr Turton

Warwickshire Schools Cross-Country Championships

Students from across the college showed up on a bright, chilly morning at Kineton High School to pit themselves against the best runners from across the county.
We started off with 2 excellent performances from Lexie T. and Esme du B. who finished 9th and 11th. They both worked brilliantly together during the race, moving through the field to both qualify for the Warwickshire Team in the National finals.
Next up was the gutsie Marie G., who showed fantastic perseverance and courage to finish the testing Kineton course in 29th.
Our Junior Boys team continued with the impressive performances from our students to battle with a highly competitive field to finish 16th (Oliver W), 26th (Jonathan I.) and 31st Jasper J.
The most successful of our teams was the Inter Girls. Lead home by Elspeth U. (5th) and closely followed by the Emily L. (10th) and Emily L.(11th), they comfortably won the team race, and all have been selected as members or reserves for the Warwickshire English schools squad.
Also in the same race, but running in the Senior girls event was Rositsa G., who ran a typically brave race and finished in a well deserved 7th to also gain county selection.
It was a fantastic performance from all of our students and I look forward to seeing many of them competing for the county in the National Schools finals in March.
Congratulations to you all,
Mr MacGibbon

Year 7 Football

On a bitterly cold and windy Monday evening the year 7 football team hosted their first league fixture against Stratford.
Southam knew that the weather conditions were going to play a big part in the game and started well. There was lots of good inter play with Tobias, Logan and Liam linking up well without creating any clear cut opportunities. The defensive pairing of Luke and Sam helped to start attacks and kept the Stratford attack at bay. Unfortunately Southam conceded the first goal and Stratford led 1-0 at half time.
As soon as the second half started Southam were on the front foot and soon capitalised after a good pass from Harrison who found Tobias who drilled a shot into the far corner to level the scores. Southam continued to look for the second goal and came close through Dan, Liam and Ewan who were all denied by the defenders last ditch blocks. Southam defended well with Alfie, Luke and Dan clearing up any long balls in readiness for the next Southam attack. The second goal did eventually come after a well timed through ball from Sam found Ewan who calmly shot past the keeper into the bottom corner with 2 minutes to go. Southam held on to take the 3 points with a 2-1 win.
A fantastic performance from the year 7 team especially with the atrocious weather conditions.
Man of the match goes to Luke for a fantastic commanding performance at the heart of the defence.
A special thank you to Miss Parr and Mr Elkerton who both stayed and watched the game in its entirety despite the bad weather. Your support is very much appreciated.
Well done boys on a great win.
Mr Turton and Miss Oakley

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