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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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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Monday, 13 March 2017 11:29

The Grove U9 Football vs Maidwell Hall

A cold and wintery afternoon greeted The Grove U9’s for their final match of the season against Maidwell Hall. We arrived in good time and this allowed Findlay Hovell to lead a very detailed warm-up giving The Grove some confidence leading into the game.           

The first half started strongly for Maidwell, with George Skillings and Alexander Chan having to defend strongly and with two great saves from Thomas Huggins the score was only 1-0 to Maidwell at halftime.

The second half saw Maidwell score two quick goals before The Grove staged a remarkable comeback with both Wilfred Clark and Findlay Hovell scoring in quick succession.

With the game poised at 3-2 Grove pressed hard for the winner with both Stellan Chinnappa and Kwaku Malanda pushed up-field and retained possession for one final attack. Unfortunately, the ball bounced of the crossbar directly to a Maidwell player who broke up-field and scored to finish 4-2 to Maidwell.

The boys were clearly disappointed, however the application and effort was superb and but for some luck a draw would have been a fair result. The boys have tried hard all season and deserve credit for the way they have represented the school.

A special Thanks to all the parents who came over to support the team in our last match of the football season.

Mr Small

The Grove: 2
W. Clark, F. Hovell
Maidwell Hall 4
Man of the Match: Wilfred Clarke

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Our third fixture in a week came against Maidwell Hall, back on the field and back to a more familiar surface we were hoping to end a busy seven days with a win. A very disappointing first two goals killed the game before half time as sloppy defending was capitalised on by our opposition. Two further goals in the second half put the game to bed and once again I find myself saying The Grove were unlucky to lose by a four goal margin. A bit more ruthlessness in both penalty boxes when both defending and attacking is needed, as the game as a whole was fairly even. We face Quinton House away in the last game of the season on the 22nd March and are looking to go out with a bang.

Once again our B team were left with a good chance to better the A team’s result and once again did exactly that, sadly again losing but by a narrow 1-0 margin. Good defending meant our goalkeeper was rarely tested and the resilience shown was impressive. Going forwards it was again a familiar story of going close but not quite finding an equaliser.

Mr Ellemore

The Grove 'A': 0
Maidwell Hall 'A': 4
Man of the Match: Elijah Martey

The Grove 'B': 0
Maidwell Hall 'B': 1
Man of the Match: Dean Quinton

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Only two days after our last fixture we came up against Birkenhead School, who visit us annually as part of their football tour. Playing on astroturf due to poor weather making the pitches unplayable, we faced a different challenge on a quicker and smoother surface. The game would also be made harder by the fact four of our opposition play in the Liverpool FC junior sides. Baring all of that in mind I was impressed by the performance The Grove put in. A 6-0 score line was harsh on us as we often defended well in numbers, but our oppositions quality shone through. We came close to getting a goal back but it wasn’t to be.

Our B team were excited to face our touring opposition and were keen to force a better result than our A’s did. They did exactly that as The Grove defended valiantly and put together good phases of play going forward. We were unlucky to lose 2-0 and goalkeeper Isaac Henshaw played very well to ensure it was only two.

The Grove 'A': 0
Birkenhead School 'A': 6
Man of the Match: Damilola Omotosho

The Grove 'B':
Birkenhead School 'B': 2
Man of the Match: Isaac Henshaw

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