Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Northwood celebrated St. Patrick's day today with a very special assembly with a twist. Sydney from Year 6 treated the school to some traditional Irish dancing. Check her out!
The last day of the Autumn term was 'Black and White' day at Northwood. The school was transformed into a sea of black and white as pupils and teachers left their uniforms at home to wear black and white in remembrance of Miss Richardson who sadly passed away last Christmas. Miss Richardson was a big Newcastle United FC fan, who play in black and white stripes. Pupils paid £1 for the day and all proceeds were given to the Ellenor Hospice.
Northwood had mixed emotions on Thursday afternoon as they won one and lost one of their two games at Thamesmead Football Club.
First up was a tough game against top of the table Alex McCleod. The opposition started well, but Northwood grew into the game. Both teams had chances but more heroic defending from Ope among other meant at half time it was 0-0. The start of the second half saw a great deal of Northwood pressure, and they really should have taken the lead with Joshua missing chances, and even a missed penalty from Lewis. A goalmouth scramble followed, but somehow Alex McCleod cleared it. Northwood would rue their missed chances as Alex McCleod struck two late goals to win 2-0.
The second game saw Northwood face St Margaret, who they had already beaten once last month. Again, it was 0-0 at half time as neither side could break the deadlock. However, Northwood started the second half with real purpose and quickly took the lead: Tim raced down the right wing and with Joshua screaming for a cross, Tim opted to shoot himself, and somehow squeezed it in from a tight angle. 1-0 Northwood. The lead didn't last long though, as poor defending saw St. Margaret quickly equalise. Northwood then had numerous chances to win it, with top scorer Joshua failing to add to his tally of 9 goals. Eventually, Joshua made up for his earlier misses: Northwood broke and he found himself one-on-one. He feigned to shoot, before rounding the keeper, only to see his shot blocked on the line. However, the ball fell back to him and he smashed it home to win the game 2-1.
The table as of 11/11/14
Northwood made it 3 games unbeaten on Thursday afternoon as they won one and drew one in their fifth and sixth games of the tournament at Thamesmead football club.
The first game saw them put in a monumental performance to inflict the first defeat on top-of-the table Delucy. Northwood raced out of the traps and into an early lead courtesy of Joshua (Year 6). Joshua then doubled the lead minutes later to put Northwood 2-0 up. Delucy equalised just before half time, making the score 2-1 at the break.
The second half saw Delucy score another to make it 2-2 with a well-worked move. Delucy continued to press after that as they went in search of the winner. Numerous clearances and blocks from the Northwood backline including Bobby and Ope, and some heroic saves from Tyler in goal meant the score stayed at 2-2. Then with minutes left, Northwood broke; the ball fell to Joshua who ran and ran and cooly finished to complete his hat-trick and win the game for Northwood.
Incredibly, Northwood had managed to put 3 past a team who had only previously conceded 2 in the whole tournament. Northwood 3 Delucy 2.
Game number 2 was against Heronsgate. Northwood fell behind first in this one, before Joshua scored his fourth of the afternoon to equalise. The scores were 1-1 at half time. More pressure from Heronsgate followed in the second half with them eventually re-taking the lead, despite more resolute defending from Northwood. Then in the dying moments, Northwood piled forward. Substitute Joshua (Year 5) picked up the ball and dribbled towards goal. He twisted and turned on the edge of the box, leaving several defenders for dead, before unleashing an unstoppable strike into the back of the net to draw level at 2-2. There was almost more drama after the restart as Northwood attacked again, but this time their shot went wide, as the final whistle blew.
Northwood 2 Heronsgate 2. Northwood go into half term on an impressive 8 points, with more games to come in a fortnight.
Northwood got off the mark with their first win of the season at the second attempt at a rain-soaked Thamesmead football club on Thursday afternoon.
The first game was a closely fought encounter against Castillion with Northwood losing 2-1. However, the second game saw much improved play. Joshua (Year 6) gave Northwood the lead in the first half with a tidy finish. The win was then sealed in the second half: Dayne crashed a shot off the underside of the bar and Joshua was in the right place at the right time to head home the rebound.
The win lifted Northwood off the foot of the table with games against Delucy and Heronsgate to come on 23/10/14.
This week Northwood played their first football games of the new season at Thamesmead Football Club.
They drew 2-2 in the first game with Joshua (Year 6) twice equalising with two well taken goals.
The second game saw them lose 5-1 with Dayne grabbing a consolation for Northwood.
Everyone played well though and the boys are determined to improve for the next two games in two weeks time.
Come on Northwood!
The coach in action.
The players warming up.