Past Fixtures & Results
Thursday 4th April saw The Beacon year 8 football team play Carshalton Boys in the semi final of the County Cup. The game was held at Sutton Football Club after both schools agreed it would be a great opportunity for the boys to play at such a nice venue.
The game started well and it was clear both sides were footballing sides, as each wanted to keep possession of the ball and play the right way. The first chance of the game fell to Carshalton as a free kick was placed into a dangerous area for their striker to get a shot at goal; Alfie pulled off amazing save number 1. Shortly after, The Beacon were put under a little pressure as Alfie pulled off amazing save number 2, 3 and 4 all at the same time. The ball was struck at goal, Alfie made the save; the striker followed up to place the ball into what seemed an empty net, however Alfie saved again; the rebound landed to another player to strike from 5 yards for Alfie to make the save AGAIN! The only word that came to mind was WOW!
Although Carshalton had some clear cut chances it was The Beacon who were on top. Freddie, Jacob and Sonny dominated the midfield, stringing lovely passing moves together. George had the better of his opposite number and was a nuisance down the left hand side. Jack was calm at the back and James won every first and second ball that came near him. Alfie M and Harry were combative as full backs which made it difficult for Carshalton to break us down. It truly was a great game for the spectator, even though it was still 0-0.
This is how it stayed as the game reached the half time stage. A tactical change at half time meant The Beacon tried to keep the ball away from the Carshalton centre backs who were extremely tough to break down. The game opened up and Beacon created some lovely chances with Jack M on the right hand side, Lorcan in the middle and Freddie on the left. This rattled Carshalton and Beacon we’re pressing to get a goal. Luis made a positive impact in the left back position as he kept it simple which is what was needed to keep us calm and moving forward. Taylor also made some great passing exchanges to try open up the Carshalton back line.
Alfie continued to make unbelievable saves in goal. However, with 5 minutes left on the clock Carshalton had an opportunity which was struck into the bottom corner, no goalkeeper in the world was getting near that; 1-0 Carshalton. Beacon continued to battle to the end, throwing everything and everyone forward, however it was not meant to be.
The final score was The Beacon 0-1 Carshalton.
Thank you to Harry (sixth form) for being our linesman; the Beacon parents for their support on and off the pitch all season and Sutton FC for hosting the semi final.
I am so proud of our entire squad for an outstanding season. The football has been first class and everyone should be extremely pleased with their achievements. We will build on this for next season with the aim to go one step further in this competition. Finishing joint 3rd in the whole of Surrey is amazing, especially as 64 teams competed. Well done boys! Have a nice Easter!
The Beacon 8 VS Royal Albert and Alexandra 2
The Year 10 football team found themselves in the semi-final of the district cup for the 3rd consecutive year and up against an always strong RAAS team. Our opponents started strongly and caught the Beacon boys by surprise with a long range strike finding the top corner. 1-0 down it was the job of the boys to respond quickly, and that is exactly what they did. A corner for Beacon got the game level with Johnny getting on the end of the perfectly flighted cross from Ollie. An absolute thunderbolt from Josh gave their keeper no chance, followed by a flood of goals from a range of different sources. Josh bagging a hatrick and Joe scoring 2 from corners finished off a commanding performance with a final score of 8-2. MOM split this time going to Josh with a hatrick, but also Ollie who racked up 4 assists. Another brilliant performance gets the Year 10 football team to another cup final. Date to be confirmed for after Easter along with the venue. Thank you again for the amazing parent support as always.
Come on Beacon!
Year 8 v RAAS
The year 8 football team played their penultimate game of the league and their first home game of the season on Tuesday. The game started well as The Beacon started to pile pressure on RAAS. Jack was causing mayhem down the right flank with several crosses landing inches away from strikers feet. Half time approached and Beacon were still on top but could not find the net.
After half time The Beacon continued to press but were caught on the counter attack as RAAS scored a great goal into the top corner; 0-1 RAAS. The Beacon continued to create chance after chance but it was going to be one of those nights. The game ended 0-1 RAAS.
Not the result we wanted but huge lessons to learn going into a huge game next week as Beacon play in the semi final of the County Cup.
MOM: Jack McNiff
Year 7 vs Warwick
The Beacon went down to a 4-2 at Warwick in the district cup semi-final. The Beacon got off to a sluggish start and were deservedly 1-0 down at half time. After the break the boys came out firing and two goals in quick succession turned the game on its head and the Beacon were in the driving seat. Warwick equalised through a wonder goal from 30 yards out to make it 2-2. The game was now finely poised and both sides were pushing for the winner. Unfortunately Warwick got the next goal after a free kick was brilliantly saved by James but was bundled in from the resulting goal mouth scramble. The boys threw everything at Warwick for the last few minutes and were unlucky to concede a late goal on the counter.
The man of the match for the Beacon was goalkeeper James who continued his fine form with some outstanding saves and distribution.
Mr M Barnard
Teacher of PE
Year 7 Girls Football
Beacon 0 vs Glenthorne 4
Glenthorne were a tough team and they had some really fantastic players. Beacon could not seem to get the ball moving and it was a difficult game. Credit to both teams for the way in which the game was played but on the day Glenthorne were the stronger team.
Well done Year 7 girls on a fantastic first season.
Beacon 2 – Warlingham 1
Beacon travelled to a very cold and blustery Warlingham School on Tuesday to face a team that had mixed results in the league this year. Beacon started poorly and some very sloppy defending lead to a well taken header from a corner from Warlingham. However, this is what Beacon needed to get them started. Although not a pretty first half, some strong performances in the middle of the pitch from Dan and Will allowed Beacon to gain some possession, threading the ball to Sonnie who placed it comfortably in the back of the net. The second half was very much Beacon’s and apart from a couple of shots on target, Warlingham never really threatened Jacob in goal. At the mid way point of the half, Tom, on his return from injury, found himself in front of goal and confidently put Beacon ahead. Man of the match performance goes to Ben for a solid performance at the back.
Year 10 vs Warlingham
Our second to last league game of the season was a home match vs Warlingham School. The game was slow-paced due to the standard of the pitch and this made getting the ball moving difficult. Both teams had passages of play and the scoring was opened by Josh smashing in a half volley from around 25 yards. Literally seconds later we conceded a penalty. Zach managed to claw the penalty out and dive on the ball an inch from the line. 1-0 at half time and the boys wanted a second to settle the game down. A fantastic free kick from Jack was followed up and slid home by Harry. Warlingham then burst through and made the game 2-1 with a neat finish under the keeper. The game finished 2-1 and the boys get another victory to add to their impressive record this season. Man of the match- Johnny
Year 9/10 Futsal
The students took part in the first ever Surrey futsal finals on Friday 1st March, and despite some fantastic individual performances, did not quite reach our full potential. We played some good technical football and created chances, but we did not capitalise on these. The boys drew 1 and lost 2 putting them out of the tournament. Man of the tournament- Joe
Beacon 6 – Oxted 0
Today we played the team that we beat in last years cup final so we knew it was going to be a tough game however when you are awarded (and score) a penalty within the first five minutes of a game, you couldn’t ask for a better way to settle the nerves. From that moment on, Beacon dominated the game in all aspects. This wasn’t your typical Beacon Year 9 game where it usually takes about twenty minutes before Beacon realise they are there to play football, this was a full on performance from minute one. The boys threw everything at Oxted and dividends paid off and a second goal from jack meant the Beacon went into half time 2-0. The second half continued very much in the same way as the first and as Oxted started to tire, Beacon used the opportunity to apply more pressure. Soon enough, another two goals from Jack, a tap in from Sonnie and a well stuck shot from outside of the box from Will saw Beacon put Oxted to the sword and win 6-0. Well done boys
Year 7 Football
The Beacon 0-1 Oxted
The Beacon came away with a huge amount of positives after an excellent performance against an extremely strong Oxted side. The game was tied at 0-0 until just after half time when The Beacon switched off defending a corner and the Oxted player volleyed home superbly at the back post. The boys kept fighting and were unlucky not to get an equaliser when Joe beat three defenders and lobbed the keeper but unfortunately was denied by the woodwork. The last few minutes were chaotic as The Beacon piled on the pressure but could not find the equaliser their effort and performance deserved. Man of the Match was Sonny for his hold up play and work rate as the lone striker.
Mr M Barnard
Teacher of PE
On Tuesday 26th February the Year 8 football team played an away match against Oxted. The squad had played a competitive fixture the night before in the quarter final of the Surrey Cup so there were some tired legs and also some players that could not play this game. This allowed some other members of the squad to play the game which was excellent. The game started well as both teams battled for early possession. It was clear that those who played the previous night felt a little ‘leggy’ as The Beacon struggled to win first and second challenges. Oxted took the lead as a through ball was played leaving their striker one on one with Rafferty; 1-0 Oxted. Shortly after, Oxted extended their lead to make it 2-0. The Beacon were playing some excellent football as they kept the ball extremely well, creating width in attack and playing some nice one and two touch football. The boys were rewarded for this excellent spell as Ollie scored an absolute thunderbolt of a strike to make it 2-1. Again, The Beacon continued to dominate possession and had 5 excellent corners delivered in by Alfie (who usually plays in goal) but no one could get on the end of them! Against the run of play, Oxted scored from a corner to make it 3-1 at half time.
The half time team talk was all about character. The team had not been in a losing position at half time all season and needed to find the motivation and determination to turn this game around. There was a change in shape and Brandon was given his debut in the second half. Shortly after the restart, The Beacon scored as Ollie chipped in a free kick for Alfie to strike into the bottom corner; 3-2. The Beacon continued to play exciting football and as the ball was passed into the centre of midfield to Ollie around 25 yards out, he struck it first time into the far corner. This was even better than his first, a fantastic strike; 3-3! The belief was installed into the team and they pushed for a winner. Freddie then produced some individual brilliance to finish left footed into the bottom corner to make it 4-3 to The Beacon. The comeback was complete!
A huge well done to the squad who have had a great week on the pitch. Man of the Match was Ollie for his 2 goals and assist in the game. Thank you to Oxted for hosting the game.
The Beacon Year 8 football team go marching on into the semi-final of the County Cup!
The Beacon travelled to The Winston Churchill School in Woking to play the quarter final of the County Cup. The game started well as The Beacon put Winston Churchill under pressure early on in the game. Jack and Freddie’s pace caused the Winston Churchill defence some problems. It wasn’t long before another through ball was played into Freddie who finished calmly; 1-0 Beacon.
The Beacon started to control the game with some lovely passing moves and combative midfield displays from Freddie, Sonny and Olly. Just before half time The Beacon extended their lead as Jack made it 2-0.
After the break, Winston Churchill changed formation to match The Beacon and scored quite quickly to make it 2-1. The boys were put under some pressure but continued to work hard and stick to our principles. Both teams had their chances second half but a superb display from The Beacon kept it at 2-1.
Well done to the entire squad for reaching the last 4 in the County. It is a fantastic achievement! Thank you to Winston Churchill for hosting and The Beacon parents for their support.
Men of the Match: Alfie and Jack
Final Score: Winston Churchill 1-2 The Beacon
A game for the Year 9 football team has been long overdue but on 14.2.19 the squad travelled to Royal Alexander and Albert School for their first league game of 2019. It was clear from the outset that the team hadn’t played together for some time as the passing was sloppy, opportunities in front of goal were scuffed and every 50:50 was going in favour of the home team. It wasn’t surprising therefore that it wasn’t too long before Beacon found themselves in the unusual position of being a goal down. Beacon really struggled to get into the game and the half time whistle couldn’t come soon enough. To call upon an old cliché, what a game of two halves this proved to be. The boys were given very clear instructions to not stop running and to battle for every ball that was there to win….and battle they did! RAAS did not know what hit them in the second half and it was clear that the tide had changed in favour of Beacon. RAAS were completely outsmarted and outplayed by a much more determined team. In a second half that saw Billy in goal only touch the ball a handful of times and a goal from Tom and Jack saw Beacon walk away eventual winners in what was a great game to watch.
Cheam High 2 The Beacon 1
A game of football to match the lovely sunny conditions but unfortunately Valentine’s Day fortune did not forgo for the year 7 girls football team at Cheam High this Thursday. In a very close game the girls fell just short in a 2-1 defeat. A very promising performance with many positives to take away from the game, but we were unable to finish some of the fantastic football that was played. Striking the woodwork on four or so occasions made not getting anything from the game a difficult result to swallow. Highlights of the game showed that Honey delivering an excellent corner with the finish just to match from Lacey as the ball curled in the top corner. An exciting time ahead for this team with hopefully lots of positive results to follow.
On Wednesday 13th February, the year 10 football team played against RAAS in a league fixture. The game started well and most of our success was when The Beacon created width in attack, putting in dangerous crosses that just needed to be finished. Johnny was causing mayhem down the right flank and Josh similar on the left. The hard work payed off half way through the first half as Jack finished a well worked Beacon move to make it 1-0. Beacon continued to launch attack after attack and it wasn’t long before Josh scored a fantastic half volley from around 25 yards, which even the RAAS crowd applauded and cheered! This made it 2-0 at the interval.
The second half started well and RAAS started to put Beacon under a little bit of pressure as they matched the 4-3-3 formation; the next goal was vital. A throw in from Jack into the danger area put the RAAS defender under pressure who unfortunately put the ball into his own net to make it 3-0 Beacon. With 5 minutes to go RAAS still piled on pressure and were then awarded a penalty which they dispatched to make it 3-1; this is how the game ended.
Thank you to RAAS for hosting and officiating and well done to all involved.
Final score: RAAS 1-3 The Beacon
Man of the match: Johnny
The Beacon go marching on into the Quarter Finals of the Surrey Cup after a fantastic 1-0 victory over Warlingham!
On a very wet Friday afternoon, The Beacon year 8 football team travelled to Warlingham to play their 3rd Round Surrey Cup fixture. The two sides met earlier in the season with The Beacon losing 2-0, so this tie was sure to be a cracker!
The game started fast as both teams battled the conditions to get control of the game. The Beacon were playing against a strong wind and rain which made it difficult to launch attacks. That being said, the boys managed to put together some lovely passing moves to get up the pitch and create two good opportunities for Taylor and Lorcan; the latter made his debut for Beacon. Jack and James worked together brilliantly in the heart of The Beacon defence as James did not lose a header or tackle and Jack was extremely calm and composed on the ball to start attacks from the back.
Half way through the first half The Beacon had a free kick just wide of the 18 yard box. The night before we had practiced set pieces so there was a plan in place, and it worked perfectly; Olly crossed a lovely ball into Jack to volley in from close range - 1-0 Beacon!
The second half began and the weather started to ease, which was frustrating as it would have been with The Beacon for the second half. The boys continued to battle and Warlingham started to put the boys under pressure searching for an equaliser. The Beacon held on to reach the quarter finals of the Surrey Cup, which is in itself a huge achievement.
Final score: Warlingham 0-1 The Beacon
Men of the match: Alfie, Harry, Jacob, Jack, James, Alfie M, Sonny, Olly, Freddie, Luis, Taylor, George and Lorcan.