The boys started the game well, they had great enthusiasm, which held the score tied for the first fifteen minutes. Unfortunately the boys let their defense down and Quinton managed their first goal. The boys battled for the rest of the first half with a few good attempts on goal. 

At half time the boys came in for a team talk and listened by spreading out and passing effectively in the beginning of the second half. Toby Coles, Mukutwa Malander and Gabriel Alvarez-Custodio had some great chances to get the score to one all but were stopped by Quinton's excellent keeper. The boys conceeded a second goal when Quinton managed a superb pass through our defense. 

The boys finished in good spirits but lost the game 2-0. They hope to spend some time training and have a winning result in the next fixture.

Mr Thorne

The Grove: 0
Quinton House School: 2

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Monday, 12 February 2018 14:33

Akeley Wood School U11 Football Triangular

Our colts travelled to Akeley Wood to play a local triangular against both our hosts and Broughton Manor. The boys were fired up for it and determined to come away with good results.

We started against Broughton Manor and dominated the game, pressing high up the pitch not allowing Broughton to clear their lines or progress up the pitch. Elijah Martey seemed on a mission to score and after a few near misses he found the bottom corner from the edge of the box with a lovely strike.

We comfortably saw the game out for a solid and impressive 1-0 win.

We were keen to leave with two wins but knew it wouldn’t be easy against a strong Akeley Wood team. We were in a battle from the off and neither team could get their foot on the ball and control the game. A few half chances for both teams came and went and it wasn’t until Akeley Wood were awarded a penalty that a clear cut chance was presented. Daniel Jemeljanenko did superbly to save the resulting penalty but unfortunately got no help from his teammates clearing the ball and Akeley Wood tapped in the rebound. Sadly a minute of madness and poor play cost us the match in what was otherwise another strong performance.

 

Mr Ellemore

The Grove: 1
E Martey
Man of the Match: Elijah Martey

The Grove: 0
Akeley Wood School: 1
Man of the Match: Daniel Jemeljanenko

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IMG 9732The Grove U9

With the football season well underway the U9’s faced Quinton House on the quicker, harder astroturf surface.

The game ebbed and flowed with both teams trying to attack quickly but it was our opponents who took the lead early on. Unfortunately we never quite played the right pass or got good enough shots off to get back into the game, with Quinton House being far more clinical in front of goal. We did manage to score through Kanye Nwuga but it wasn’t enough as we conceded far too many at the other end.

Mr Ellemore

The Grove: 1
K Nwuga
Quinton House School: 5

Man of the Match: Kanye Nwuga

IMG 9684The Grove U8

The boys were in high spirits before the match working well to warm up through the drills.  The match started well with Oliver Whittam, Toby coles, Kyle Dissanayake and Muku Malanda working well to push the line up, pushing Quinton back. This led to an early goal by Oliver making the score 1-0 to The Grove. The boys continued to work well with Gabriel Alvarez-Custodio, Barnaby Davison, Patrick Kingsman and Daniel Nunez Montanola mounting a great defense. Seth Okesola did a superb job keeping out any balls that came his way in goal in the first half. 

We went into the second half hoping for another goal and unfortunately two goals made it past the team with Quinton putting in a great performance. With the bit between his teeth Oliver was not going to lose the fixture and put in a superb effort to score in the last three minutes. The overall score was 2-2 and the boys should be proud of the effort they put in to achieve this result and are thirsty for more success next week. 

Mr Thorne

The Grove: 2
O Whittam (2)
Quinton House School: 2
Man of the Match: Oliver Whittam

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:44

Beachborough School U9 Football Triangular

Our U9’s travelled to Beachborough to face both our hosts and Ashfold in what was to be a cracking afternoon of football. We started against Beachborough and whilst the game was end to end we sadly weren’t clinical enough in both penalty areas, allowing Beachborough to have too many shots on our goal whilst not finding the right pass or shot when attacking. A good finish from Keith Adeleye was our one high point in a frustrating defeat.

Keen to bounce back we faced Ashfold in the seconf match and sadly we weren’t to improve on our result. At times our defence in particular showed great resolve in blocking and clearing a number of attacks from our opposition but sadly we couldn’t hold on and suffered defeat bravely.

Mr Ellemore

 

The Grove: 1
K Adeleye
Beachborough School: 4

Man of the Match: Joseph Imonioro

The Grove: 0
Ashfold School: 3
Man of the Match: Isaac Okwuadigbo

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Saturday, 27 January 2018 16:55

The Grove U9 Football vs Ashfold School

In their first fixture of the season the U9’s had to adjust to a different surface to play on in the shape of the quicker, harder astroturf. We were looking forward to starting the season well.

The Grove began positively, attacking whenever possible and defending so well that Joseph Imonioro didn’t have to work too hard in goal. We then broke the deadlock with a fantastic goal, Keith Adeleye picked the ball up on the left hand side, cut in onto his strong right foot and finished with good composure to put us 1-0 up.

The score line stayed the same for a long period with both teams having chances but failing to score. Unfortunately, in the last ten minutes The Grove twice gave the ball away in defensive areas and twice paid the ultimate price for it, conceding soft goals.

The full time whistle went and the boys were gutted to be on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline but in truth nine times out of ten they would win that match, and they will be more determined to cut out any sloppy errors to ensure they come away with victory next time.

Mr Ellemore

The Grove: 1
K Adeleye
Ashfold School: 2

Man of the Match: Keith Adeleye

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On Sunday 21st January we took 3 teams to the ISGA 4 Piece National Gymnastics Championships at Stamford Junior School in Lincolnshire.

All gymnasts had to perform a Set Floor (this was the same routine for all gymnasts), a Set Vault, a Voluntary Vault and a Voluntary Floor Routine, for the girls this was performed to music.

For our Under 9 Girls it was their first competition for some of them, so it was a big day.  Even though they were incredibly nervous, all the children performed their best, and their commitment and hard work paid off, especially in the voluntary floor routines. They came 10th Place in the competition.

Our Under 11 girls were a little more experienced, but they were still very nervous. They performed beautiful voluntary floor routines with personality. Again, all the hard work before and during the Christmas Holidays had paid off, and they performed very well on all four pieces of apparatus. The Under 11 Girls came 9th Place.

For the Under 11 Boys, the competition standard was very high, most of the boys performed to the best of their ability. They came 6th Place.

Overall, we were very pleased with the performance and effort of most of the gymnasts we took to Stamford, and they should be proud of what they did.

Well Done Team!

Mrs Paris & Mrs Allsopp

Under 9 Girls

Name

Set Vault

Voluntary Vault

Set Floor

Voluntary Floor

Total

Position

Morenike Adeleye

8.30

6.20

7.20

21.70

47

Oluwadabira Filani

7.90

6.05

7.90

6.45

28.30

=37

Oyindamola Omotosho

8.00

6.50

6.20

20.70

49

Emily Pugsley

7.70

6.20

6.60

20.50

50

Alexa O’Kane

8.60

7.90

6.10

7.35

29.95

32

Thea-Donya Kassaei

6.10

8.10

6.15

20.35

51

Top 4 Totals

32.80

26.40

29.70

26.60

115.50

10

 

Under 11 Girls

Name

Set Vault

Voluntary Vault

Set Floor

Voluntary Floor

Total

Position

Iman Komane

0.00

59=

Eve Bailey

8.00

7.80

8.65

8.40

32.85

29

Sophy Pearce

0.00

59=

Chloe Cave

7.90

7.10

8.20

8.40

31.60

42=

Hana Iguchi

8.10

6.90

8.45

8.40

31.85

41

Sophie Hartley-Wiley

8.60

7.75

7.60

8.45

32.40

33

Top 4 Totals

32.60

29.55

32.90

33.65

128.70

9

Under 11 Boys

Name

Set Vault

Voluntary Vault

Set Floor

Voluntary Floor

Total

Position

Joseph Imonioro

7.30

7.05

7.70

6.20

28.25

24

Ethan Ireland

8.50

7.25

7.95

6.10

29.80

=21

Kanye Nwuga

7.90

7.25

6.85

5.10

27.10

26

Keith Adeleye

8.40

7.30

7.05

5.00

27.75

25

Oliver Surley

8.10

7.00

6.35

5.00

26.45

27

Gabriel-Alvarez-Custodio

0.00

=32

Top 4 Totals

32.90

28.85

29.55

22.40

113.70

6

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Saturday, 20 January 2018 17:57

ISA London North Colts Football Tournament

We travelled to Barnet full of excitement for a day of football. With The Grove in a group of eight teams we were guaranteed seven matches so plenty of chances to show off our talent.

We started against a strong King Alfred team and list 6-0 and this woke us up a bit; with the pitch being in a cage the game was non-stop and we had to adjust to this. We followed this with a closer game against Rushmoor, losing 4-1 which was somewhat flattering to our opponents. Henry Lorenz scored our first goal of the day in this game.

Vita Et Pax were our next opponents and despite two fine, curling finishes from Elijah Martey we conceded four at the other end to lose 4-2, but things were improving. Two further losses against group winners and runners up Maple Walk and Norfolk House meant we were unable to qualify for the latter rounds but we fought hard to regain some pride.

After lunch we played Snaresbrook and had our best game of the tournament, fighting back from behind to draw 3-3, a hattrick from Elijah Martey gaining us our first point of the day. We finished with a 3-0 defeat to Salcombe and bowed out of the group in seventh place.

Whilst the day did prove to be a tough one, coming up against extremely strong opposition, we did continue to work hard and battle so a big well done to all the boys who played.

Mr Ellemore

Game 1

The Grove: 0
King Alfred: 6

Game 2

The Grove: 1
H Lorenz
Rushmoor: 4

Game 3

The Grove: 2
E Martey (2)
Vita Et Pax: 4

Game 4

The Grove: 0
Maple Walk: 5

Game 5

The Grove: 1
F Hovell
Norfolk House: 6

Game 6

The Grove: 3
E Martey (3)
Snaresbrook: 3

Game 7

The Grove: 0
Salcombe Prep: 3

Player of the Day: Elijah Martey

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The boys started their season determined to make it as successful as their rugby season, and we hosted Beachborough at Newton Longville astroturf full of hope.

Unfortunately, despite good preparations before the game the boys weren’t awake in the first half and found themselves 4-0 down at half time. Lacklustre and static defending all over the pitch made it far too easy for our opponent, improvements were needed.

Thankfully the second half was hugely better and we got ourselves on the scoresheet when a Henry Lorenz effort was deflected in. We went on to concede one more but to draw the second half 1-1 was considerably better than the first half showing.

Mr Ellemore

The Grove: 1
H Lorenz
Beachborough School: 5

Man of the Match: Wilfred Clark

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 08:39

The Grove U8 & U9 Rugby vs Ashfold School

2017 11 28 14.35.50 1Under 9

The Grove have had another fantastic win for the U9 boys today and have closed out the rugby season in style. 

The boys warmed up well with Kayne Nwuga working well as the captain directing his team and making clear choices from the outset. The Grove took an early lead with Joseph Imonioro, Keith Adeleye and Kayne getting in the first early tries. The Grove continued to work well with the entire team being rotated through plays and everyone getting the opportunity to represent the school. By half time the score stood at 5-1 to the The Grove. Kayne gathered in his team to discuss tactics for the second half and showed some great leadership. 

The team continued to work well together scoring a further eight tries with Keith sprinting through the opposition to score five of the tries on his own. 

The final score was 13-2 and was a fantastic way to finish their last Rugby match of the season. They've done fantastically well and should all be proud of their achievements this term. 

Mr Thorne

The Grove: 65
K Adeleye (5), K Nwuga (4), J Imonioro (2), O Surley (2)
Ashfold School: 10

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Monday, 27 November 2017 10:05

The Grove U9 Rugby vs Broughton Manor

The match against Broughton was a great success for The Grove. We won a resounding victory to close out the week.  

After a strong start with the boys working well as a team, passing along the line and making some great tackles we reached half time with the score at 30-5 to The Grove. 

In the second half Broughton came back and started making use of their team driving the ball forward, but with our boys stopping the opposing team scoring through their superb defending. The boys were tackling well with particular mention to Oliver Surley, Kayne Nwuga and Keith Adeleye who were unstoppable on the pitch.   

The overall score was 55-15 to The Grove and a superb winning result. The boys played fantastically and should be really proud of their achievement this afternoon. 

Mr Thorne

The Grove: 55
K. Adeleye (4), K. Nwuga (4), I. Okwuadigbo, R. Cheema, O. Surley
Broughton Manor: 15

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