The Parrot LLS April 2014 - Page 18

In Sport Relief week we had many fun things happening like gunge the teacher, cake selling and the mile run. All the money went to Sport Relief, a charity that make wells to give clean water to people in Africa to stop all the terrible diseases like malaria. With all the money that we raised, we made a difference with the sponsored mile run, gunge the teacher and the non-uniform day. The video is some of the highlights from the run.

Sport Relief Mile

by Curt Hoggarth

Y11 Mixed Hockey

by Alex Baker

Big wins for LLS at Eskdale

by Matthew Rose

On Tuesday 4th March, Years 7, 8 and 9 played a full-time football tournament vs Eskdale school at Eskdale. All the teams played well with LLS winning every match. Each team played 11-a-side, and each team’s coaches gave a motivational team talk at half time; clearly the Lady Lumley’s coach was a very successful motivator because the scores at the end of the fixture were:

Yr7 LLS 12:1

Yr8 LLS 7:1

Yr9 LLS 2:1

Year 7 played well and after a team talk at half time they continued scoring accurate goals. Alex Johnson and Harry Southren did great defending and tackling. Tommy Wright, their captain played well. Year 8 played very well and defended most goals with only 1 going in.

Year 9 had a harder time with Eskdale only one goal behind them.

Bradley Hodgson scored their first goal 22 minutes in and Tom Poor did very well in goal stopping most shots.

Match highlights:

A man of the match performance by goalkeeper Toby Mennell was the highlight in a match of few chances between Lady Lumley’s and Norton.

Lumley’s started off on the stronger foot with some neat play leading to a chance for forward Will Wrench but his shot struck the post. The first half pressure applied by Lumley’s showed in the form of a goalmouth scramble before the Norton defence managed to clear the lines and Luke Dixon dragged his effort just wide. The home team were nearly made to pay as Mennell was forced to pull out a smart save to deny the Norton attack just before the half time whistle. Norton came out after the break rejuvenated and nearly took the lead at the start of the second half but the post came to Lumley’s rescue. The team from Norton showed the skill when their captain made a mazy run the heart of the Lumley’s defence but was unable to release a shot.

The Lumley’s side were unable to muster much of an attacking threat in the second half due to a strong showing from the Norton rearguard and both teams struggled to control possession. However, Lumley’s were able to hold out for a valuable clean sheet thanks to some spirited defensive play from Isaac Turnbull and Evie Sellars.