Football League Update – Autumn A 2023

What a busy half-term it has been for our football team. Two action-packed tournaments and the first of our league matches. 

On Thursday 26th October, a team of 10 children visited Cwmbran Stadium to participate in the EFL Football Cup run by County in the Community. Being the second tournament of the year, and with several schools from across Newport in attendance, it was set to be a great day. 

The team got off to a good start with a 2-1 win over Caerleon Lodge Primary School. After a short break, the team found themselves up against Lliswerry Primary. With their precise passing and strong defence, the team quickly gained the lead which they managed to maintain for the duration of the match. The final score was 1-0!

Their next match was against a strong and well-structured Maindee Primary School. Within minutes Maindee scored and the team found themselves having to work together more than ever to have any chance of winning the match. Through determination and skill, the team managed to score and the final result was 1-1.

Due to the team’s fantastic performance, they finished top of their group and progressed to the Quarter-finals where they would play St David’s Primary School. It was a close match but thankfully we managed to win 1-0.

Despite their best efforts and even extra time, the team narrowly missed out on a spot in the finals as they lost 1-0 to Griffithstown in the semi-finals/

Mr Jenkins and Mrs Griffiths said the team performed brilliantly and should be very proud of their performance.

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The girl’s team were very excited to participate in their first tournament of the season. This took place at Lliswerry Primary School on Thursday 28th September. The team played brilliantly and finished 3rd overall. They’re already looking forward to their next tournament on 28th February.  

The first league fixture of this half-term was against Pentrepoeth Primary School. It was an away fixture, well attended by parents from both schools. 

It was an action-packed match which saw both teams hit the posts on more than one occasion. Unfortunately, the match ended 4-1 to Patrepoeth. Despite the result, we’re so proud of the team’s performance and look forward to our next league fixtures against Jubilee Park and Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd.

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