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MISSION MATCHED!
 
Friday 9th June 2017
Friendlies
Venue- Mission Grove School E17.
 
Thorpe Hall ‘A’ v Mission Grove ‘A’ 0-0
Thorpe Hall ‘B’ v Mission Grove ‘B’ 1-1- Scorer- Meeha.
Thorpe Hall ‘A’ v Mission Grove ‘B’ 1-0- Scorer- Nell. 
Thorpe Hall ‘B’ v Mission Grove ‘A’ 0-0
 
Thorpe Hall v Mission Grove 0-1 H.T. 0-0
 
T.H. ‘A’ team- Maya, Elisha, Martha, Shani, Nell, Jada sub- Roxy. 
T.H. ‘B’ team- Hira, Hafsa, Faith, Maha, Meeha, Isla.
 
Players of the tournament- Hira and Martha. 
 
We hadn’t kicked a ball in a competitive fixture since November 2016 and it showed. However there were some commendable performances on the day with Roxy, Maya, Elisha and Jada making their debuts at Mission Grove Primary School. The weather was warm and there was a good turn-out of parents and carers in the Walthamstow sunshine.
 
The girls’ had been badgering Mr Orman for a proper game for some weeks now, but possible opponents didn’t materialise for one reason or another. However the girls’ seemed to enjoy the occasion and the manager learnt a lot about the experience. Nell and Meeha were goal scorers during the day, though we should’ve got more. Mission Grove were the better footballing side and some of our veteran players didn’t get going and looked tired. In the final game, everyone got a run out, but we couldn’t get an equaliser to end the day undefeated. Well done everyone especially Hira and Martha for getting stuck in throughout and making some important saves. 
 

    

Quick Sticks Hockey - On Thursday (18/5) year 5 pupils visited Lea Valley Tennis and Hockey Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to take part in a tournament. We had two teams and they both managed to win 2 games each in their matches against other schools. The sun was out and the rain did not strike until we arrived at school! They all had fun and met Rose Thomas (a member of the GB Women’s squad).

On Friday (3.3.17), Thorpe Hall Primary Tag Rugby teams (A & B) took part in WF Tag Rugby tournament. The rainy day started with a walk to the grounds. Both teams played well and had a fun filled morning. Children are already waiting for the next tournament to show their improved skills!

Thursday 23rd February Storm Doris is blowing the team left and right but this didn't stop the determination to come back to school with some glory. Thorpe Hall sent two teams to play in the Quicksticks tournament involving two teams of 4. Team A consisting of Joshim, Adam, Nell and Maha won all three games 8-2,8-2 and 5-1, excellent leadership from Joshim being a key factor in these victories. Team B consisting of Cooper, Ishmael, Tianna and Faith also won all three games 4-0, 4-3 and 6-1 with all around team work being a key factor noticeable runs from Tianna and Defensive mastery from Cooper. 

Last 16; Team A face off against Newport, struggling to adapt to new goals it takes Team A a while before finally slotting 2 goals against Newport’s 1 to seal a place in the quarters. 

Team B encounter South Grove, it's a deadlock. Neither side is able to penetrate the defence. After a while South Grove fumbles a shot in, disaster. This doesn't deter  the team and Cooper hits back with an excellent shot to level it 1-1. Penalties. Cooper assigned defensive duties  he saves the first penalty and up next is Tianna. Tianna wastes no time and leaves the pitch a blaze with a shot that even she is surprised by. South Grove fail to make any of their penalties count and succumb to the wall that is Cooper. Nothing was getting past this boy today. 

Quarters: Team A face off against Copper Mill. Both teams engage in an excellent match with Cooper Mill taking a deserved lead. This inspires the team to make a furious comeback scoring 3 within minutes.  Team B once again cannot break a 2-2 deadlock with another team from South Grove; this again, goes to penalties.  This time around we are not so lucky and lose on penalties. 

 

Semi- Team A waste no time in getting the game started and score from the off. Thorpe Hall beat South Grove 6-1 and avenges the other teams score from the quarters.

 

Final- In the Final we are met by Handsworth School, despite fighting the good fight the team are unable to compete with the speed and technical ability of the opposition, losing 5-0.

 

Both teams played amazingly well and were a credit to the school, the Waltham Forest Hockey club coaches were amazed with the attitude of the children and the desire they had in each game. Silver medals all around.

 

 

HANDSWORTH HELD!
Wednesday 16th November 2016
Essex FA Football Tournament.
Venue- Peter May Centre E17.
Thorpe Hall v Handsworth 1-1
Team- Hira, Martha, Nell, Maha, Shani, Meeha, Isla Sub- Hafsa
Goalscorer- Nell.
Player of the Match- Nell.
It had nearly been a month since we had kicked a ball competitively since our last victory against, Larkswood. Since that time, the girls had been training hard and we’d been working on things to improve our fortunes. We showed resilience in a tough encounter against eventual tournament winners, Handsworth. The girls were buoyed by ex-pupil and coach, Georgia Harper. The Buffalo’s fell behind to a brilliant individual goal as the Thorpe Hall team succumbed to a player running through our players with ease. The opposition player skipped around the girls and challenges to beat Hira in goal to give Handsworth the lead. Credit to the blues and yellows, they got back in to it and Nell rose a few challenges to equalise soon after. The game ebbed and flowed and either team could’ve nicked it at the end, but a draw was a fair result. 
 
DOUBLE TROUBLE!
Wednesday 16th November 2016
Essex FA Football Tournament.
Venue- Peter May Centre E17.
Thorpe Hall v St Joseph’s RC 0-2
Team- Hira, Hafsa, Nell, Maha, Shani, Meeha, Isla Sub- Martha.
Player of the Match- Hira
A disappointing encounter for Thorpe Hall as hopes of progressing in the tournament all but disappeared. St Joseph’s were stronger in all areas and just wanted it more. The Buffalo’s just never got going in the match and the opposition pounced on two defensive mistakes to take the victory. Some harsh words were said at the end as the girls had let themselves down with a poor performance. Sometimes football is about who wants it more and Thorpe Hall’s desire was lacking today. If it wasn’t for Hira in goal, the result would’ve been worse. A bad day at the office.
 
TREMBLE TRIUMPH!
Wednesday 16th November 2016
Essex FA Football Tournament.
Venue- Peter May Centre E17.
Thorpe Hall v Woodside ‘B’ 3-0
Team- Hira, Hafsa, Nell, Maha, Martha, Meeha, Isla Sub- Shani.
Goalscorers- Nell (2), Maha.
Player of the Match- Hafsa.
Back to winning ways for Thorpe Hall. The girls were never really troubled and should’ve won by more, but a better all-round performance saw the Buffalo’s secure an important victory. Woodside were intent on bunching and chances seemed to be at a premium, but Nell steadied the nerves with Thorpe Hall opening goal. The Buffalo’s laid siege to the opposition goal, but some resolute defending enabled Woodside to keep the score respectable. Nell added a second and Maha missed a sitter with the goal gaping, but atoned to add the third goal near the end. It was a morale boosting victory and showed the girls’ what a more committed performance can achieve. 
 
DISAPPOINTING DEFEAT!
Wednesday 16th November 2016
Essex FA Football Tournament.
Venue- Peter May Centre E17.
Thorpe Hall v George Tomlinson 0-1
Team- Hira, Hafsa, Nell, Maha, Shani, Meeha, Isla Sub- Martha.
Player of the Match- Hira
The last game of the group stages of the tournament and a bad way to end the evening. One lapse in concentration allowed George Tomlinson to snatch the winner in an evenly contested encounter. Nell had a great chance to open the scoring, but the keeper pulled off a smart save. Shani was more accomplished as head of the triangle and made some valuable interceptions. However from a throw, the Thorpe Hall defence were asleep and the opposition player was unmarked to smash the ball home. Where was our defence? The game was headed for a draw, but another costly error saw Thorpe Hall defeated for the second time of the evening. Maybe we’ll learn in our next encounter?
THORPE HALL DOWNED!
Monday 17th October 2016
Waltham Forest Girls’ Football League.
Venue- Goals Centre E4.
 
Thorpe Hall v Henry Maynard ‘B’ 1-2
Team- Hira, Hafsa, Meeha, Nell, Maha, Shani Subs- Harany, Martha.
Goalscorer- Nell.
Player of the Match- Meeha.
 
Back to the Goals centre in Chingford and it was the same old story. Thorpe Hall dominated and should’ve been out of sight, but again we gifted the opposition two goals and lost three priceless points in the process. Shani’s presence in the side was an added bonus, but while the defence did their job. The strikers had left their shooting boots at home. Maha and Nell were guilty of spurning chance after chance and when Henry Maynard got a whiff of our goal, they took it. It was frustrating all round as we allowed the opposition take the spoils and leave us downcast. Nell had equalised before the Maynard winner, but it was the same old story. Back to the drawing board me thinks!
 
DOUBLE DELIGHT!
Monday 17th October 2016
Waltham Forest Girls’ Football League.
Venue- Goals Centre E4.
 
Thorpe Hall v Larkswood 2-0
Team- Hira, Harany, Martha, Nell, Maha, Shani Subs- Hafsa, Meeha.
Goalscorers- Nell, Shani
Player of the Match- Shani. 
 
A post mortem was held after the Henry Maynard fiasco and the girls were given a stern lecture about focusing throughout. We had gifted our opponents their goals and knew that a similar lack of concentration would see favourites, Larkswood roll to victory. Mr Orman made some necessary changes, Shani went up front, whilst Maha dropped in to the head of the triangle. Martha and Harany came in to the back and we were hoping for better fortune under the on-coming rain clouds. The game was a classic, with Thorpe Hall working hard throughout to frustrate Larkswood. Everyone did their jobs and when the opportunity arrived, Shani and Nell were on hand to sweep the ball home. It was great to watch and after a few weeks of angst, the girl’s managed to find a way to beat their opponents. It was not a fluky victory, but a hard fought win. The girls’ faces at the end said it all. Well done everyone! A victory at long last…

DEFENSIVE WOE FOR THORPE HALL!

Monday 10th October 2016
Waltham Forest Girls’ Football League.
Venue- Goals Centre E4.
 
Thorpe Hall v Chingford C of E ‘A’ 0-1
Team- Hira, Hafsa, Martha, Nell, Maha, Harany Subs- Meeha, Faith.
Player of the Match- Hira.
 
Last season had many positives, we managed to score in practically every game and made it through to the semi-finals of the borough league. However a new season saw the learning curve begin again for the fledglings of the Thorpe Hall team. Only Nell and Maha remained from last year’s team and a lot was expected of the Hornbeam class duo. From the initial proposed team, two players had to drop out and there were frantic phone calls earlier in the morning to find replacements. Backs were scratched, favours called in and some luck was involved to get a team out against Chingford C of E. However considering six girls were about to make their debuts, we put in a performance which merited a draw. Chingford had one chance and scored it through a defensive mistake, but we live and learn. We had chances, but Harany, Nell and Maha left their shooting boots at home. On another day we would’ve got a positive result, but sometimes football can be cruel. It was not the way we wanted to start our season, but that’s football!

 

COMEBACK QUEENS!
Monday 10th October 2016
Waltham Forest Girls’ Football League.
Venue- Goals Centre E4.
 
Thorpe Hall v Hillyfield ‘A’
Team- Hira, Meeha, Faith, Nell, Maha, Harany Subs- Hafsa, Martha.
Goalscorers: Maha, Nell.
Player of the Match- Maha.
 
They say football isn’t good for your health on occasion and today Mr Orman’s blood pressure reached new heights. Again we were slow off the block as Hillyfield raced in to a two goal lead. They capitalised on our hesitation at the back with Meeha and Faith making their debuts. We lost the concept of tackling and it was only the quick thinking of Hira in goal to keep the score respectable. Both Nell and Maha were a shadow of their former selves as the game passed them by. However it looked like it was game over as the minutes ticked away. Sometimes in football it depends on who wants it more and Hillyfield thought it was game over after scoring two goals. Luckily for us, Maha woke up and fired through the opposition defence to give us some slight hope. Then in the dying minutes of the game, Thorpe Hall had a free kick. Maha fired it in, it ricocheted of the Hillyfield wall and fell invitingly for Nell. With the goal gaping, Nell hit it low and it deflected in of an opposition player to give us an equaliser. What a game! We were dead and buried at two nil, but fortunately the veterans of the team managed to save the day. Well done Girls!
 

Monday 10th October 2016
Friendly
Venue- Goals Centre E4.
 
Thorpe Hall v Chase Lane 0-0
Team- Hira, Meeha, Faith, Nell, Maha, Harany, Hafsa, Martha.
Player of the Match- Meeha.
 
With both league games completed, we were about to head home when Chase Lane asked for a friendly. The girls’ were still buzzing from the comeback draw against Hillyfield and we wanted to keep the enthusiasm and momentum going. We can only get better by playing more games. This match wasn’t a classic, but we got a penalty when a Chase Lane player handled in the area. Maha and Nell were the natural choices, but Harany was chosen to seal the game. However she struck it straight down the middle and the keeper saved it with ease. The game ebbed and flowed from then on and it probably didn’t help that the players bunched on such a small pitch. In the end it was a fair draw and a lot of lessons learnt.
 

SOUTHEND SOCCER!
 
Friday 29th April 2016
Venue- Len Forge Sports Ground, Southend on Sea, Essex
Team From- Rachel, Kadejah, Eliezer, Maha, Nell, Jessica, Ana Subs: Maggie, Aeryn
Player of the Tournament: Kadejah
 
The Buffalos were brought back down to earth as they conceded their unbeaten run in deepest Essex. It was National Girls’ Football week and Thorpe Hall got to play against sides from across the county. The girls huffed and puffed, but made mistakes against quality opposition who punished them. It was a good learning experience for the children and the weather held - which was nice!
 
V Woodside Academy (Thurrock) drew 1-1. Goalscorer: Ana. Our first game against the eventual winners. After going a goal down to a sloppy goal, Thorpe Hall equalised with their only real attack of the game. Ana found the net and it was a positive start.
 
V Belmont Castle Academy (Grays) lost 1-0. Kadejah scored yesterday against Chase Lane, but was on the wrong end of an own goal against Belmont Castle. Belmont’s star player put in a corner, Kadejah headed it past Rachel. Ouucchh!!! Our unbeaten run comes to an end. We had five glorious chances but couldn't seem to get them in the back of the net.
 
V St Edward’s (Upton Park) Won 2-0. Goalscorers: Jessica, Ana. A vital win. It was a hard slog, but we managed to find a way through twice. Goals from Jess and Ana won it!
 
V Our Lady and St George (Walthamstow) Won 2-0. Goalscorers: Jess (2). Experience shown through against near neighbours, Our Lady and St George. A double from Jess allowed us to gain Walthamstow bragging rights.
 
V Westborough (Westcliff) Lost 1-0. A game we should’ve drawn, but lost in the last minute. Our game plan worked excellently, but we allowed Westborough’s most dangerous player to have the final say.
 
V Lee Chapel (Basildon) Lost 3-0. A game too far against the strongest team of the tournament. Lee Chapel had girls who play regular football and it showed. We were no match, but a good learning experience for us all.
 

Thursday 28th April 2016
Venue- Chase Lane Primary School E4
Chase Lane v Thorpe Hall 5-3 HT 2-2 (Friendly)
Team from- Adas, George, Idris, Kacper, Lynden, Charles, Joel, Yaseen, Harish, Husayn.

 

The boys unbeaten run came to an end in Chingford as Chase Lane grabbed two goals at the end to halt Thorpe Hall's comeback. The game was evenly poised with the Green and Whites unlucky not to be out of sight within the opening exchanges. However poor defending allowed the home side to open the scoring. Thorpe Hall hit back thanks to Charles, but Chase Lane took the lead soon after. Then Joel was on hand to grab the equaliser before half time. The second half saw the game yo-yo again, with the Chingford side retaking the lead. Thorpe Hall hit back again for 3-3, but too quick fire goals saw a Chase Lane victory. A valuable learning experience for the team.

ONE AND ONE ARE SOMETIMES ELEVEN!

Thursday 28th April 2016
Venue- Chase Lane Primary School E4
Chase Lane v Thorpe Hall 0-11 HT 0-7 (Friendly)
Team- Aeryn, Kadejah, Eliezer, Maha, Nell, Jessica, Ana Subs: Maggie and Rachel (Both used).
Goalscorers- Ana (5), Nell (3), Jessica (2), Kadejah
Player of the Match: Ana.
 
The girls’ team recorded their highest ever football score against David Beckham’s old primary school, Chase Lane. We had the luxury of playing on grass and the girls’ team got to work straight away to keep up their unbeaten run. First half goals from Kadejah (her first ever for Thorpe Hall), Jessica, Ana (2) and Nell (2) saw the Buffalos cruise to a seven nil half time lead. Chase Lane are an inexperienced side, but showed plenty of spirit throughout the game. Further second half goals from Jess and Nell added to Ana’s double saw the final score 11-0. Well done girls.

Thursday 21st April 2016

Venue- Peter May Sports Ground E17

Thorpe Hall v Handsworth 8-0 HT 5-0

Goalscorers- Ana (2), Nell (2), Jessica (2), Maha (2)

Player of the Match: Kadejah

 

Jessica, Ana, Nell and Maha all scored twice as Thorpe Hall advanced to beat their strong opponents, Handsworth with a final score of 8-0, keeping our unbeaten run going. Helping to achieve this victory was Kadejah and Eliezer, whose solid defending kept Handsworth from the goal. The rare chances that Handsworth had to break through Rachel and Aeryn were always there with their safe hands and skilful goalkeeping. Head of the Thorpe Hall triangle was Maha who showed her skills scoring two goals in the first half. Jessica, Ana, Nell and Maggie all pushed up the field overpowering Handsworth and ending the game with victory.

 

Match report by Jessica.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Friendly (Girls’ Football)
Thursday 10th March 2016
Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Ground E17.
 
V Mission Grove 2-0 HT 1-0
Team- Rachel, Kadejah, Eliezer, Jessica (Capt.), Anna, Maggie, Maha, Nell, Faizah Subs- Kacey, Aeryn (Both used).
Goalscorer: Nell, Jessica.
Player of the Match- Anna.
 
After the disappointment of going out of the London Youth Games against Parkside last month. The Buffalos got to play their first ever 9 a side match on a junior pitch. Last week they had entertained Hillyfield in another friendly, but wanted to avenge a match against today’s opponents, Mission Grove back in October. Earlier in the season, the girls had been defeated 2-0 and were looking for a better performance this time around. Debuts were handed to Faizah and Kacey at a cloudy, Douglas Eyre Sports Ground.

The match wasn’t a classic with Thorpe Hall dominating throughout. However their shooting boots were not evident, with the Mission Grove keeper rarely tested. Frustration was growing in to the game and it took a cross from Jess to set up Nell to score the opener. With that goal, things became a bit more relaxed throughout the team. There was the usual bunching and some last ditched defending which meant Thorpe Hall couldn’t add to their tally.

It was pretty much the same in the second half. The Buffalos found the large pitch a struggle and the length of the match (40 minutes) was truly testing for some of the girls. Luckily, after more wayward shots, Jess was on hand to wrap up the win with a goal near the end. It wasn’t a classic, but a win breeds confidence. Thanks to our travelling support!

 

Friendly (Y6 Boys' Football)
Thursday 10th March 2016
Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Ground E17.
 
V Mission Grove 3-1 HT 1-0
Team- Adas, Idris, George (Capt), Yaseen, Kacper, Joel, Charles, Lynden, Harish Subs- Hassan and Elliot (both used).
Goalscorer: Charles (2), Kacper
Player of the Match- Charles

 

The boys carried on with their winning ways with an accomplished performance against fellow Walthamstow outfit, Mission Grove at Douglas Eyre. The 3-1 score line suggests a comfortable match, but the boys were made to work for their victory. The pick of the goals was from Kacper, who scored direct from a free kick. Thorpe Hall goalkeeper, Adas had to be substituted when he collided with a post whilst trying to stop the opponents consolation goal. The team played well and have some more friendlies after Easter. Thank you to Mr Smart and Mr Farmer for their coaching skills on the day.


  

Friendly
Thursday 3rd March 2016
Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Ground E17.
 
V Hillyfield 2-2
Team- Rachel, Kadejah, Eliezer, Jessica (Capt.), Anna, Maggie.
Goalscorer: Jessica (2)
Player of the Match- Kadejah.
 
The girl’s hadn’t kicked a ball in anger for nearly a month and this was the first time they had actually played on grass. However due to depleted numbers, we had to loan Hillyfield two of our players. Step up, Nell and Maha who weren’t perturbed by such a suggestion. They got stuck in from the start, although the early signs looked promising for Thorpe Hall, as they raced in to a two goal lead thanks to a double from Jessica. Hillyfield however hit a goal back before the break, when Rachel didn’t react quickly enough and an opposition player broke through a static defence to score.

The second half was an even affair, with Hillyfield growing more confident. From a corner, the Buffalos failed to clear their lines and an opposition player managed to get a flick which eluded Jessica and Rachel on the line. The ball flew in and it was 2-2. Thorpe Hall huffed and puffed, but just couldn’t get through. A draw was a fair result at the end with Kadejah doing a great job in defence.

BUFFALOS BOUYANT!

 

Girls’ Football League- Quarter Finals.
Monday 8th February 2016
Venue: Goals Centre E4.
 
V Chingford C of E 1-1 (AET) 3-2 on pens
Team: Rachel, Kadejah, Eliezer, Jessica (Capt.), Nell, Maha. Subs- Anna, Maggie.
Goalscorer: Jessica. Penalty goalscorers- Jessica, Anna, Maha.
Player of the Match- Maha.
 
After what seemed like an age since we last kicked a ball in anger, Thorpe Hall managed to get in to the semis of the borough competition after a 1-1 draw against Chingford C of E. We had two girls’ making their debuts on the substitute’s bench in the shape of Year 6 pair, Anna and Maggie. We knew this quarter final game against one of girls’ footballs form teams in Chingford would be a tough encounter. They certainly had some tall players and the Buffalos were doubting themselves even before a ball was kicked.

 

However the girls’ started brightly and it was Chingford on the back foot. We were causing them all sorts of problems, but our opponents got the opening goal against the run of play. Mr Orman made a tactical switch and put Anna in place of Nell. This seemed to work as the Chingford defence were tested time and time again. Time was running out and it was left to Captain, Jessica to get the equalising goal. The ball found her unmarked in the box and she managed to calmly slot it home. Relief all around. Unfortunately we didn’t have the legs to see the game out, though the team had put in a commendable effort, especially Maha.

 

It was penalty shoot-out time and Rachel who had made some important saves had to step up. There was a lot of nerves and Thorpe Hall managed to score their three spot kicks. However, Rachel still had to make the saves to keep us in the competition. She managed to save penalty number two, which gave Maha the chance to seal it. Up she stepped and up she scored. Jubilation all round and Thorpe Hall were in the semis. Well done!

 

SEMI SIZZLER!
 
Girls’ Football League- Semi Finals.
Monday 8th February 2016
Venue: Goals Centre E4.
 
V Parkside 1-3
Team: Rachel, Kadejah, Eliezer, Jessica (Capt.), Nell, Maha. Subs- Anna, Maggie.
Goalscorer: Nell.
Player of the Match- Anna.
 
All good things come to an end. We were beaten by the better team in a topsy turvey semi- final. Thorpe Hall managed to lose to eventual competition winners, Parkside of Chingford. The Buffalos had been buoyed by their win against Chingford C of E, but lacked composure and stamina in the game that mattered. Parkside were a well organised team and their number 17 ran the show scoring a hat-trick in the process. We huffed and puffed a lot, and even took the lead with Nell’s speculative shot from distance. However we gave Parkside’s most dangerous player plenty of room and she punished us. Had we been a bit more alert and forceful we might’ve made it through, but that’s football.

 

To make it to the semis is no mean feat and the girls’ should be proud of their performances leading up to this match. It was just a game too far! Thanks to our supporters for coming to a wet and windy, Goals Centre.

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Spurs Tournament Friday 15 January

 

Thorpe Hall Team: Adas, Idris, George, Charles, Lynden, Joel and Kacper

Coaches: Mr Orman and Mr Smart

 

On Friday we turned up at Goals in Chingford to participate in the Spurs Tournament (Winners to play at Goodison Park).

 

Round one - We got straight into it playing our first match against South Grove.  It was a great 1-0 win with an outstanding goal by Lynden.  We then played Davies Lane, where we were 2-0 up with goals from Lynden and Joel but in the last minute, we conceded 2 lucky goals. Drawing 2-2.   Mr Orman had words of encouragement for us after that match.

In the penultimate game of the first round, we won 6-0 against Sybourn with Charles, Kacper and George all scoring twice.  Our toughest opponents (Chingford C of E) were in the next game who held us to a 0-0 draw.

 

Round two - We played South Grove wining 4-1, scorers Lynden, Charles and Joel (2); And then Davies Lane where we had a repeat performance winning 4-1. Sybourn were unlucky when we thrashed them 12-0, scorers George(2), Charles(2), Lynden, Idris and with  Kacper scoring an amazing 6 superb goals.

Our last game of the day (and we were glad of it!) was a decider match between us and Chingford C of E.  We had to win this match.  We were winning with a goal from Charles but then the opponents got a lucky header that passed our amazing Keeper Adas which ended in a draw.

 

At the end of the day, we came second in our table without losing a single game but were beaten to first place by Chingford C of E.

 

It was an exhausting but fun day.  As a team we played fantastic football and hopefully this will continue this season. Thanks to all the parents and Mr Orman and Mr Smart who made the day possible.

 

 

Total Goals: 30

Conceded: 5

Goal difference: +25

 

By Charles

PENALTY PAIN FOR THORPE HALL!

Saturday 17th October 2015

Venue: Score Centre E10.

Leyton Orient 6 a side tournament.

Team From: Adas, Lynden, Charles, Jessica, Joel, Yaseen, Husayn.

Thorpe Hall put in a commendable performance on a gloomy Saturday in the Leyton Orient tournament at the Score Centre. The squad had been quickly mustered together and the pupils didn’t disappoint. We faced the unknown as we were put up against opponents not just from Waltham Forest, but Essex, Redbridge and Newham. Maybe lady luck was shining on us that day, but we qualified from our group to commence to the semi-finals, where we lost on a penalty shoot-out. There was some questionable decisions, especially the Burnt Mill equaliser in the semi. Thorpe Hall lead one nil through Yaseen’s goal, but the Essex side equalised through a dubious penalty which was given ten seconds after the event. This decision seemed to knock the confidence out of Thorpe Hall as they succumbed to penalties in the shoot-out. However the boy’s and girls’ did themselves proud and hopefully will take this positive form in to the league. Well done everyone!

Group Games:

V Newport (Waltham Forest) (won) 2-1 Goals- Joel, Charles.

V Aldersbrook (Wanstead) (drew) 0-0.

V Henry Moore (Harlow) (won) 1-0 Goal- Jessica.

V Curwen (Plaistow) (won) 2-0 Goals- Joel, Charles.

 

Semi Final

V Burnt Mill (Harlow) (lost) 1-0 penalty shoot-out after 1-1 draw. Goal- Yaseen.

FRIENDLY FIRE!

 

Friendly

Thursday 8th October 2015

Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Ground E17.

 

V Greenleaf 1-0

Team: Rachel, Kadejah, Eliezer, Aeryn, Jessica (Capt.), Nell, Maha.

Goalscorer: Jessica.

Player of the Match- Kadejah.

 

We arrived early to face George Tomlinson School for the group decider. However they hadn’t arrived so we played our deadly rivals, Greenleaf in a 7 a side friendly. The opposition were keen to get some credibility back after their defeat to the Buffalos in last week’s fixture. Changing from 6 to 7 a side proved a bit of a distraction as both sides bunched and the composure of last week’s performance evaporated under a mass of bodies and air shots. It wasn’t a classic, but Jess was in the right place at the right time to smash the ball home past the Greenleaf keeper to give us a confidence boosting victory. Kadejah made some important interceptions and clearances and deserved her player of the match performance.

 

 

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE!

 

Friendly

Thursday 8th October 2015

Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Ground E17.

 

V Mission Grove 0-2

Team: Rachel, Kadejah, Eliezer, Aeryn, Jessica (Capt.), Nell, Maha.

Player of the Match- ?

 

There was still no sign of George Tomlinson, so instead of moping around, Mission Grove who were in a similar predicament to ours opted for a friendly. Again we participated in a seven a side format and again we looked a bit disjointed. The Buffalos put in a disappointing performance against a Mission Grove side, who are fast becoming our nemesis in Girls’ football. We just never got going and it took two simple goals to beat us. The first goal was poorly defended and Rachel let the ball slip through her fingers. It was a bad goal to let in, not soon after there was a repeat when Thorpe Hall failed to defend. The ball came across the goal and hit the post. A Mission Grove player was on hand to tuck in the rebound. It really was a bad day at the office. Thorpe Hall were outplayed and disappointingly outfought. Jess and Nell just couldn’t break through and when a glorious chance fell to Nell she scuffed it. Mission Grove deserved the victory and clearly were more up to it then we were.

 

DALLY’S DOUBLE!

 

Girls’ Football League- Southern Section

Thursday 1st October 2015

Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Ground E17.

 

V Greenleaf 2-0

Team: Rachel, Kadejah, Eliezer, Maha, Jessica (Capt), Nell (Capt) Sub- Aeryn.

Goalscorer: Nell (2).

Player of the Match- Nell.

 

A positive start to the new season as we returned to the familiar surroundings of the Douglas Eyre Sports Ground in Walthamstow. There was uncharacteristic sunny weather on the day and the girls’ shone through as well. Rachel and Maha were making their debuts and we knew it would be a tough encounter against our old rivals, Greenleaf. However, Thorpe Hall who hadn’t trained put in a good solid performance from back to front. Nell managed to find the target twice during the match as she skipped through to give Thorpe Hall an opening day win. The team looked solid, with captain, Jessica getting involved though out and Eliezer making some vital tackles. Well done everyone!

 

HILLYFIELD HUMBLED!

Girls’ Football League- Southern Section

Thursday 1st October 2015

Venue: Douglas Eyre Sports Ground E17.

 

V Hillyfield ‘B’ 3-0

Team: Rachel, Kadejah, Eliezer, Aeryn, Jessica (Capt), Nell (Capt) Sub- Maha.

Goalscorer: Nell, Jessica (2)

Player of the Match- Jessica.

 

The Buffalo’s managed to secure their second win on the night, with an easy victory against a spirited Hillyfield side. Straight from kick off, Nell raced through to score to give Thorpe Hall the lead. Then moments later, Jessica doubled Thorpe Hall’s tally with an identical goal straight from the restart. It was a great start, though the opposition stayed in the game and battled intensely. Jessica managed to slip through Hillyfield’s defence once more to give Thorpe Hall a deserved victory. The defence was rarely troubled, with Aeryn supporting the rear. Nell and Jess had chances to add to their goals, but managed to hit their shots straight at the keeper. It looks like it will come down to goal difference and next week’s game v George Tomlinson to see who qualifies for the next stages. Hopefully it will be Thorpe Hall!

Thank you to our travelling support.

Year 1 and 2 children competed at the Waltham Forest Athletics competition. The children competed in running, long jump and javelin. They had a great day meeting children from other schools and represented Thorpe Hall with pride. Well Done!
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On Thursday 19th  March, myself and 9 other juniors took part in a gymnastics competition at Leyton 6th  form college. There we were many other primary schools taking part so we had a limited amount of space. However, it did not affect us in the slightest, as we had been training for the competition. There were 3 events: body management, vault and floor. Year 5 & 6 were separated from year 3 & 4. There were many great teams although I personally thought that Thorpe Hall was the best! We all had a great time and made Thorpe Hall proud.

By Zahra (Year 6)

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