Sports Report September 2016

It has been a very busy but brilliant start to the year for Isca Academy sports teams:
Year 10 Netball Trip
The year 10 netball teams travelled to Condover Hall over a weekend to play in an early season tournament and outdoor education weekend. The girls played with a great team spirit and enthusiasm and also had the opportunity to watch some top level netball. The girls were a credit to the school and are now excited to get the inter-schools netball season started.
Year 7&8 Girls Footballers are off to a winning start
A mix of Year 8 combined with several fantastic Year 7 girls played their first competitive fixture against St. Luke’s Sports College last week in the first round of the National Schools Cup. The girls have been working very hard at training with 25 girls coming to extra-curricular football club each week. Their efforts paid off with an outstanding performance, particularly from some of the year 7 girls to win 3-0. Paige D played particularly well scoring two of the three goals and was awarded Player of the Match. Well done girls, a fantastic start.
Year 9 Girls Football continue to impress
Last year’s Year 8 girls, many of whom had never played football coming to Isca Academy, are now training as a squad on a weekly basis at afterschool club. Now in Year 9, the numbers have continued to increase and this week they played their round 1 game of the National Cup versus Coombeshead Academy. The practice and commitment has clearly paid off with a brilliant 6-3 win. Joint Player of the Match went to Caitlyn C and Teoni W. Good luck in the next round girls.
Year 9 Boys Football continues to thrive
Open Cup -The Year 9 boys have been keen to get back into action after a very successful season last year. This year we entered the boys into several National Cups including the Open Cup where teams can have unlimited academy players. Isca were to face St Luke’s who had many academy player compared to Isca who had none in the squad, we knew this would be a challenging start. St Luke’s were startled under the pressure that Isca brought to the game and failed to score with Isca’s defence completely impenetrable at full time. At the end of the first half of extra time the score remained 0-0, the Isca boys standing their ground. St Luke’s went on to score in the second half of extra time to eventually win the game 2-0. Huge credit to the Isca Year 9’s who fought hard against a talented side.
National Cup- With the boys keen to get back to winning ways after a tough first loss the focus was now on the National Cup playing against Torquay Boys Grammar School in the first round. Isca started a little fragmented and TBGS took an early 2-0 lead into half time. With a few adjustments and key areas to improve the boys came out fighting back in the second half. Kieran G had an outstanding game on the wing, as did captain Rio T. The defensive effort was again outstanding and TBGS failed to add to their first half score. With patience and quality play the Year 9’s went on to win 3-2 – great comeback!
Year 8 Boys begin with a win
After being knocked out of the in the early rounds last year the Year 8 boys were keen to make a strong start to the season. Coombeshead travelled to Isca in what we knew would be a tough game. They boys went 2-0 down at half time. However, heads were still high and the boys stepped up to the second half to score an amazing 8 goals to take the final score to 8-3. Well done to all of the boys involved, particularly to Year 7 Ryan G who stepped up a year to represent the Year 8’s and scored.
Year 10 Boys just miss out
The Year 10’s travelled to South Molton Community College to open their campaign. The boys had a shaky start and went down 2-0 at half time. The came out flying at half time and scored an early goal to give ourselves a chance. Shortly after we scored another through some skilful play from Cameron B and Riley D to bring the score to 2-2. South Molton came back late in the game with a well finished goal to eventually take the win 3-2.
Upcoming Fixtures:
3.10.2016 – Year 7 v Uffculme (Away)
4.10.2016 - Year 11 v Stover (Away)
4.10.2016 – Year 9 v Plympton College (Home)
4.10.2016 – Year 7 B Team v Exmouth (Home)
6.10.2016 – Year 8 Round 2 National Cup v Kings (Home)
31.10.2016 – Year 8 v Stover (Away)
2.11.2016 – Year 11 v Gryphon School (Away)
3.11.2016 Year 9 Round 2 v Torquay (Home)
Alex Goldman
Teacher of Physical Education



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