Past Fixtures & Results
On Friday 10th May 30 pupils from year 8, 9 and 10 attended the district athletics competition at K2 sports ground in Crawley. The Beacon put on a strong showing in all events and competed hard throughout the day. There were a number of standout individual performances. Firstly Abbie making it through to an extremely competitive intermediate girls final. A very strong run by Will finishing in 2nd place in the junior boys 800m final. An outstanding run by Tom winning his intermediate boys 400m heat and qualifying for the final. Tom ran a terrific 400m in the final and was narrowly beaten into 2nd place but clocking an impressive time of 54.68 seconds. The Beacon also qualified for 3 of the 4 4x100m relay finals. It was a great day of athletics and all Beacon pupils should be very proud of their efforts.
Mr M Barnard
Teacher of PE
Year 10 District Cup Final 2019
The Beacon Year 10 boys football team are a special bunch. I have managed them for 4 years and have been astounded time and time again by their talents, determination and high levels of sportsmanship. The boys found themselves in a cup final for the 3rd time, to make this 3 years running that this team have won both the league and cup double. The game was to be played at Glyn playing fields versus a strong Oxted team. The pitch was dry and crisp which made the ball very bouncy and difficult to control. The game was very scrappy to start and both teams could not seem to get a foot on the ball or keep possession. Will was chasing every single ball down and not giving their defenders a seconds rest. His efforts were truly rewarded when he chased down a ball over the top and managed to put it high past the keeper and into the top corner. Half time at 1-0 both teams were tired and the heat was clearly playing a massive part in this one. After half time Oxted came out determined and managed to get their goal with a neat lob from their striker. At 1-1 the game was tight and both teams were pushing for that winning goal. Beacon had their fair share of set pieces and managed to get a goal from a scrappy corner, that was headed home into the roof of the net by Josh. We killed the game off keeping possession and cam out deserved winners 2-1. I have loved every minute managing this group of boys and could not be prouder of what they have achieved. Thank you once again to our amazing parents for all your support! Another season comes to a close and I am already looking forward to next year. Come On Beacon!
Man of the match- Reuben
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