The Beacon School (Year 11)
Fixtures & Results
The year 11 football team played the quarter final of the Surrey Cup against local school Glyn. It was a huge game for the students as it would mean a semi final place in the competition. The game started evenly as both teams played quite defensively not wanting to give away any advantage. Beacon went 1-0 up through Jacob who took his chance well. Towards the end of the first half Beacon gave a penalty away which made it 1-1.
In the second half Beacon were on top with many students and staff now watching. Beacon turned up the performance and Freddie scored a wonderful goal. Goal of the season so far to make it 2-1. Beacon now play Coombe Boys in the semi final of the competition
The year 11 football team marched on in the Surrey Cup thanks to a hard fought 2-0 victory over Greenshaw. The game started with Greenshaw slightly on top and creating a couple of chances but none to worry Ryan in goal. A few back to back injuries for Beacon meant we changed positions of players which actually allowed us to gain control of key areas of the pitch that Greenshaw had dominated at the start and also launch our own attacks. At half time it was an even 0-0.
The threat of Jamie's long throw was evident in the first half so at half time a strategy was formed. It was not long before this paid off as Jack's flick at the near post meant the ball dropped nicely for George to spectacularly overhead kick the ball to loop over the goalkeeper to make it 1-0 Beacon; cue Beacon celebrations. A real combative performance from both sides meant it was close until the end when Jacob was put through on goal to make it 2-0 and game over.
Beacon now face Glyn or Carshalton Boys in the next round!
Year 11 hosted the Ashcombe school in the County Cup. This is a competition as a year 9 team reached the semi finals and as year 10 reached the quarter finals before COVID disrupted the cup run.
The game started well and it was if there was never an 18 month gap with the team working well together, passing the ball around and creating fantastic opportunities to score. After 15 minutes Beacon took advantage of the dominance by going 1-0 up courtesy of Ollie. Within 5 minutes the score was 2-0 with a goal the premier league would have been proud of. The ball went out wide to Jacob whose pinpoint cross found Ollie who headed it into the net.
The second half was a close affair but Beacon held on to win 2-0 and go into the next round. Fantastic home support from teachers, parents and students. It is great to have sport back!
Mr T Gardner
Subject Leader - Physical Education