On Monday the 27th March 2017 Team Hill View were again represented by our team ,who had been so successful in the Banbury area competition, in the North Oxfordshire Netball finals at The Bicester School in Bicester.
Eleven teams took part in the competition in a two pool format. We were placed in pool one and we played five other schools who had all qualified through their area competitions. This meant the standard of netball was high. The games were all played under high five netball rules which means all players in the team rotate through all of the positions. Our team started slowly but grew in confidence and team work as the morning progressed. All players were very supportive of each other and blended well as a team. Our record in the pool was played five, lost two, drew one and won two. This gave us fourth position in our pool.
Unfortunately this was not enough to progress into the semi-final and final competitions. However we did play one more friendly game which was a close and competitive encounter ending in a 1-1 draw.
Congratulations to our team of Ethan A, Nia P, Kayla B, Alfie J, Charlie C-F, Chloe P and Tegan K. Thank you again to Miss Wythe for all the time and training she has put in with our netball squad.
Lewi M, Saif U-R, Ted P, Jack F, Ethan A, Lochi C-S, Alfie J, Anderson B, Nathan W, Milosz T, Ewan M.
This was Hill Views final game of the season and the boys were determined to finish the season unbeaten. The game started at a frantic pace with both teams showing a real attacking intent. The first clear cut chance fell to Alfie J whose shot was destined for the top corner only to see it acrobatically saved by the Hanwell goalie. Hanwell Fields would go on to take the lead when a lack of communication in the penalty box let their striker poke the ball home from close range. The lead would soon be doubled when they created space on the edge of the box and finished with a low drive into the bottom corner. The lead could have been extended if it wasn’t for Lewi M making some very important saves. Substitutions were made before half time with Milosz T and Anderson B coming on. Both working really hard to try and get Hill View back into the game.
Half time- Hill View 0 Hanwell Fields 2
This group of boys do not know when they are beaten and came out in the second half more determined, focused and a desire to get back into this match. Jack F and Ted P started to dominate at the back and Ethan A and Lochi C-S were driving the team on in midfield. The next goal was important and it was Hill View who would get it. A long goal kick from Lewi M bounced awkwardly in the Hanwell penalty area it wasn’t cleared properly and fell kindly to Ewan M who poked the ball home. This lifted the boy’s belief and spurred them on to find an equaliser. Saif U-R was put on upfront and he worked tirelessly to shut down the defence. Nathan W was showing great wing play with his positive running and skill. It would be the same player who would set up the equalising goal. A deep corner to the back post found Lochi C-S free to head home. Both teams would go on to try and find a winning goal but with no real success.
Full time- Hill View 2 Hanwell Fields 2
A very entertaining game of football from two good footballing sides. A draw was a fair result and both teams should be very proud of all the effort they put into the match. Another season over and the boys remained unbeaten. Five games played three wins and two draws. Thank you to everyone who has come to support us this season. A very proud Mr Rose. Well done boys!!!
On Thursday 23rd March the whole of year two attended a North Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership multi-skills sports festival at Banbury Academy.
All the children were very excited as we boarded the coaches to take us to the event. We were split up into six smaller teams and then had a go at seven varying sports based games on the large astro turf pitch.
The games were organised and run by Banbury Academy Year seven and eight sports leaders who did an excellent job with the children. We played football, netball, hockey, archery and other running and throwing skills games. All of the children participated fully in all of the games with great delight and enthusiasm. They learned new skills and practised existing ones and were great ambassadors for Hill View School.
A big thank you to all the children for their fantastic work and the teachers and teaching assistants without whom we couldn’t have attended this event.
Hill View went into this game looking to extend their unbeaten run this season. The game started at a slow pace with both teams getting to grips with the wet muddy surface. Queensway would take the early lead when a corner was unfortunately deflected in off Ted P. This set back seemed to wake up Hill View who went on and equalised with a rocket of a shot from Ethan A which went in off the bar. Hill View kept piling on the pressure but could not get past a determined Queensway defence. Another own goal would give Queensway the lead again when a goal mouth scramble was cleared by Alfie J into his own net. The match was levelled just before half time when Lochi C-S found space in the box after a lovely through ball from Saif U-R to slam the ball home.
Half time- Queensway 2 Hill View 2
Hill View would start the second half much brighter and took the lead when great build up play from Alfie J and Anderson B was crossed into the box for Lochi C-S to tap home from close range. Lochi would go on to score a third but unfortunately this time it was headed home into his own net to make the scores level. He did not let this faze him and showed great determination to complete his hat trick and regain the lead. He picked the ball up in his own half beat three players, he shut down the goalies clearance which hit him and went into the empty net .Ted P and Jack F defended superbly in the second half and Lewi M in goal was giving instructions and encouragement to team. This seemed to spur Hill View on who dominated the last 15 minutes of the match and would go on to score a further 3 goals. The first was a goal mouth scramble which was poked home by Ethan A. The same player would complete his hat trick with a low shot which left the goalie with no chance. The third and last goal was headed home by Ewan M.
A very eventful game with lots of goals and some impressive football played from both sides. The unbeaten run goes on. These boys are showing great determination, togetherness, growing confidence and skill which they should all be very proud of. Well done boys!
On Monday the 13th March the girls welcomed Bishop Loveday for the return fixture. After the ten goal thriller in the previous match more goals were once again predicted. Hill View played up the slope and found the going tough slipping to a quick 2-0 deficit. A penalty scored by Wiktoria and an amazing penalty save by Louisa meant that the half time score was 2-1. A quick half time team talk and a few change of positions gave the girls confidence and quickly scored 2 goals. It was an end to end game with Bishop Loveday levelling the score with 5 minutes to go. Once again, well done girls – an amazing effort!
On Thursday 16th March we sent two teams to take part in the North Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership netball festival at Banbury Academy.
Team One took part in a high five netball league and Team two played a netball variation called end ball passing to a player in an end zone instead of shooting at the net..
Team One played three games in the first pool winning two and losing one the scores were Hill View 3 – St Johns 1,Hill View 0 – St. Joseph’s 4 and Hill View 5 – Hanwell Fields 0. This meant we finished second in our group so went into pool two. Here we played two teams from Cropredy School winning both games 2-1 and 5-0. This was a fantastic achievement by the team playing five games and winning four. Miss Wythe commented on the copious amounts of teamwork and team spirit. This was particularly noticeably, when the players were off; they supported each other and gave lots of encouragement from the side-lines which really helped the team keep attacking, even when in the lead which meant more goals were scored!
A special mention to Chloe P. for excellent defensive work, Nia P. for her general outstanding effort and Charlie C-F for his excellent attacking play, team work and winning the team work award. Overall despite only losing one game we finished in fourth place due to the pool structure but we have qualified for the North Oxfordshire School finals on the 27th March at Bicester School. Congratulations to the team of Nia P, Alfie J, Charlie C-F, Ethan A, Chloe P, Teegan K and Kayla B.
Team two played five games in the B league and blended very well as a team with some good passing and movement skills on display. With two substitutes all players rotated through the games but the team continued to play well. The results were Hill View 15 – Hanwell Fields 7, Hill View 15 – St. Josephs 2, Hill View 9 – Dashwood 7, Hill View 19 – The Grange 2 and Hill View 17 – Harriers 1.A special mention goes to Lewi M. whose selfless defensive work was outstanding and earned him the teamwork award. Congratulations to the team of Sophie D, Nicole C, Lucy E, Louisa T, Harley I, Cody E, Lewi M and Lucy R. played five won five scored 75 points conceded 19 points. A fantastic team effort in winning the B League.
A big thank you to Miss Wythe for all her hard work and commitment in training our netball team again this year.