We've got another action packed term with lots of clubs and competitions during the months of April and May.
This week we finish the Football season with Blue Team playing Paddock Wood Primary School whilst also beginning ours sports clubs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Please have a look at the clubs page and April/May fixtures in Term 5. We're currently taking part in the Year 4 Handball competition along with the Year 3 and 4 'Road to Culverden' Football finals in mid-May and the Year 5-6 Dynamo Cricket Festival at the Neville Cricket ground in the latter part of term 5.
Year 4 Road to Culverden Football Finals - Culverden Stadium Monday 16th May
Well done to the Year 4 Football team who took part in the finals of the ‘Road to Culverden’ Football competition this week. The finals were extremely competitive with a very high standard of football being played throughout the morning. The year 4 competition was made up of Bidborough and Southborough representing the Tunbridge Wells district and Paddock Wood and Hildenborough making up the Tonbridge district teams. All three matches were extremely close with Reuben scoring a long range shot against Bidborough to win the first game 1-0. In the second match against Paddock Wood the teams were very evenly matched and we narrowly lost 1-0 despite some brilliant teamwork. Finally, we played Hildenborough who we put under a huge amount of pressure but unfortunately we were unable to capitalise to get the decisive goal. We drew 0-0. We finished 3rd in the group and went onto play Hildenborough in the play off’s narrowly losing 1-0 despite playing our best football of the day.
Well done to the whole team on making the finals: Callum, Henry, Jake, Sebastain, Reuben, Hamad, Alfie and Frankie.
Year 4-5 Handball Competition- St Greg's Catholic School- Thursday May 5th
The Handball team travelled to St Greg’s last night to compete in a heavily contested School Games Competition. We were in pool 2 against St Peters, St Matthews A and Slade School. The first match against St Peters started at a tremendous pace with some great ball skills from both teams. St Peter’s took the early lead before some swift passing between Bella and Jenson saw three excellent goals from Henry and Jenson. The final score a 6-2 win. St Matthews A(who went on to be runners up to the winners) played some brilliant handball. Rhiley in goal made some superb saves, showing great agility throughout the game along with some great assists from Charlie and Isabella but eventually, despite some great defense, we lost 7-0. Our final game was again played at a fast tempo against Slade with some sharp passing from Hana and Jake. We quickly moved ahead against Slade winning 5-2. In the end we finished second in our pool going and moved on to play St James B where we narrowly lost 3-0 in a very close game only conceding goals in the final few minutes with some excellent shooting from Teddy. Our final match saw us play a strong St Matthews B team where we played some of the best handball of the day. The ball was moved with accuracy and pace with some slick hands from all the team. We eventually won 4-1 in an exciting game. It was a fantastic performance from the whole team, well done to everyone that took part- Henry, Jenson, Prince, Charlie, Jake, Teddy, Bella, Isabella W, Hana and Isabella D.
Year 5-6 Quick Sticks Hockey Competitions- Monday 28th March
On Monday Southborough again travelled to Hawkenbury Recreational Ground to play in the Year 5-6 Quick Sticks Hockey Competition. It was a fiercely contested competition with 14 schools taking part. We were playing on pitch three and had Claremont, St James A and Paddock Wood (eventual winners) in our pool. The team started really well drawing against Paddock wood with some great passing and defending from Beau and Jonathan before we were eventually beaten (3-1). We then went on to play St James ‘A’ drawing a very close game (0-0) with some fantastic defensive play from Daniel and Jayden. We then really found our passing game against Claremont ‘A’ narrowly losing (1-0) with some superb support play from Sophia and Yasmin. We finished third overall in our pool and went on to play St Marks where we won (3-0) with goals from Marlena and Jayden and St James ‘B’ team which we won (2-0) in possibly the team’s best performance of the day and as a team we finished 6th overall. Well done to: Jayden, Daniel, Beau, Jonathan, Sophia, Sophia P, Marlena and Yasmin who all competed in this event.
Southborough Green (0) v St Augustines(1)- Tuesday 29th March
On a slightly colder Tuesday the Green football team travelled to St Augustine’s School to play in their league match. The team played brilliantly moving the ball up and down the pitch with some great passing and control on the ball. In defense, Johnson and Alex showed their strength stopping a number of chances from the attacking St Augustine’s team. Beau in goal had another fantastic game showing his great agility and athleticism with some outstanding saves. Harry and Aidan in midfield moved the ball and we’re unlucky not to score on a couple of occasions. It was a great team effort and it was only in the last minute of the game that St Augustine’s managed to score a goal- Well done to the whole team: Beau, Aiden, Alex, Johnson, Frank, Ben, Charlie, William, Harry and Elliot.
Year 4 Quick Sticks Hockey Competitions- Monday 21st March
On Monday Southborough travelled to Hawkenbury Recreational Ground to play in the Quick Sticks Hockey Competition. It was a fiercely contested competition with 12 schools taking part. We were playing on pitch five and had Claremont, St Peters and Benenden Primary schools in our group pool. The team started really well drawing with St Peters (1-1) following an excellent goal from Hana. We then went on to play Claremont(C) winning (3-0) with goals from Jake, Jenson and Anna. We then really found our passing game winning against Benenden (2-0). We narrowly missed out making the finals in the end but the progression in passing and moving was fantastic throughout the games. Well done to: Henry, Jenson, Jake, Jacob, Samuel, Anna, Hana, Ava who all competed in this event.
Road to Culverden- Year 4 Football Competition- Wednesday 23rd March
On a beautiful March evening Mr Bollato-Velda and I took the Year 4 Boys team to compete in the Road to Culverden Football Competition at Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar School. The boys had a tough group including Speldhurst, Langton Green and Bidborough in their pool. The boys played brilliantly sweeping passed Speldhurst (6-1) with goals from Reuben, Henry, Callum, Frankie and Jake. They went onto play Langton Green in their second game, producing a great team effort and individual passing play narrowly losing (2-3) with goals from Alfie and Jake. In the final pool game, they played Bidborough who were very strong with goals from Jake. In the second round, Southborough played Langton Green drawing (1-1) before winning against Speldhurst (2-1) with goals from Hamad and Frankie. The team played consistently throughout qualifying for the final where they drew (1-1) with Bidborough in a thrilling match. The Year 4 did brilliantly managing to secure a place in the West Kent Finals at Culverden Stadium on Monday May 16th. The team will play the winners from the Tonbridge area competition. Well done to all the players that took part- Hamad, Jake, Callum, Henry, Frankie, Alfie, Reuben and Sebastian.
Road to Culverden- Year 5-6 Football Competition- Wednesday 23rd March
Once again, the Year 5-6 travelled to the Tunbridge Wells and produced a fantastic set of results narrowly missing making the finals despite coming joint top in their pool. It was only on count back that one goal separated Southborough and Claremont who eventually went onto win the whole competition. Our group pool was fiercely competitive with Claremont, Staplehurst, Broadwater Down and Pembury. We started brilliantly scoring three goals against Broadwater Down within 3 minutes of play with goals from Max and Rhiley, winning 4-0. We then went onto play Pembury who were always going to be challenging. However, with some brilliant passing, movement and spacing we managed to produce a (2-0) win with goals from Oscar and Rhiley. Claremont proved to be a close game similar to a few weeks ago and we only conceded a goal in the last few seconds of the match to lose (0-1). James is goal produced some fantastic saves. Our final game saw the team play Staplehurst in possibly the most physical game but with some great passing play and goals from Kian we managed to win (2-1). It was an amazing team effort from all the pupils involved. Well done everyone- Oscar, Daniel, Rhiley, Kian, Issac, Billy, Max, James and Jack.
Southborough Blue(1) v Claremont Primary School (2)- Tuesday 8th March
Southborough Blue took on a strong Claremont boys team at home on Tuesday. The match started with some excellent passing from both teams with equally strong saves from both goalkeepers. Eventually Southborough made the first break scoring with a well struck ball from Billy. However, Claremont responded quickly with a goal a few minutes later despite some some excellent saves by James. The team played with great spirt with Max and Oscar coming close to scoring in the second half but in the final minute of the game Claremont managed to score a late goal to win 2-1. Well done to all the players who showed great support play and resilience.
Southborough Orange (0) v Claremont Primary School (6)- Tuesday 8th March
Southborough Orange started the game with real finesse, passing the ball with purpose and showing good control. Claremont then managed to score an early goal despite some excellent goal keeping from Ethan in only his second game as goal keeper. Sam made some determined runs down the wing and came close on two occasions and Louis controlled the ball well in midfield. It was another determined effort from the orange team who were up against a very strong Claremont team. The team continue to make great progress and showed resilience against a very strong opposition. Well done everyone.
After a thrilling match at Skinners Primary School Southborough the Year 6’s girls produced an excellent win. Both teams played with great spirit but a well struck ball by Isla allowed Southborough to score a crucial goal to secure the win in a close game. It was fantastic performance by the whole team with Maddie in goal producing some excellent saves despite being very new to the position. Well done to all the players that took part.
Scarlett, Harriett, Sophia, Isla, Saoirse, Marlena, Lola, Yasmin, Alice, Darcy, Maddie and Freya.
After an early goal against green at the beginning of the first half, the green team produced some excellent Football moving the ball around the Astro with some good control. It was in the second half that Aiden received the ball inside the half way line and dribbled around three players to score the equalizer with a perfectly placed finish. Once again green team played with determined spirit against a strong Skinners team producing a well-deserved draw.
Beau, Aiden, Alex, Johnson, Frank, Zachary, Rhiley, Ben, Charlie, William and Elliott
Well done to all the Pupils that took part in the Basketball Competition at Skinners School on Wednesday. The team played really well with some excellent passing and moving on and off the ball. We were in a very competitive group 1 against St James, Broadwater Down and Claremont. Despite a very close game against Broadwater who were the eventual finalist, we lost 7-5. In the end we played 5 games, we lost 3 and won 2 and finished 9th overall. All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and enjoyed experiencing such competitive Basketball. Well done to Daniel, Toby, Jack, Max, Magnus, Scarlett, Faith, Martha and Harriet who all played brilliantly representing the Southborough team.
On a cold Thursday afternoon the year 5 Girls football team travelled to Claremont to play their first match of the season. The games started at a fast pace with Claremont moving the ball at pace scoring 3 early goals despite some brilliant first time goal keeping from Jessica. The Southborough team made a number of excellent runs with Noe, Beth and Georgia coming close to scoring. It was a fantastic effort from all the pupils that took part and despite the score it was a great experience against a strong Claremont team.
Southborough Orange team came up against a very strong and fast St Johns team in their first match of the season. The pitch was far from perfect with the mud on the ground making passing extremely difficult. However, the team played with real commitment and never gave up with all the players supporting each other and communicating really well when moving with the ball. We look forward to their next game later in the season.
Southborough Girls produced a brilliant display of passing and moving with the ball throughout their game against Paddock Wood Primary School. After an early lead with Harriet scoring and Maddie making some excellent saves it was apparent that it was going to be a very close again. At half time the score stood at 3-2 to Southborough before Paddock wood scored an excellent goal early in the second half to equalise. We had some brilliant goals from Marlena and Isla and the team spirit throughout the match made for a fantastic and fun game for the player.
On a cold wet December afternoon we travelled to Mascalls Academy with a small number of pupils to take part in the Tunbridge Wells Cross Country League. The pupils once again produced some brilliant performances with Billy winning the year 6 boys race with a brilliant sprint finish. He was followed closely by Teddy and the other competitors. In the girls race both Chloe and Rose ran with determination with Rose finishing in 10th place and Chloe running brilliantly in her first race. The year 3 and 4 girl’s race saw the Southborough pupils all finish in the top 6 places with Ava managing to win with a fantastic display of front running with Bella a close second from Isabelle and Leila who finished close behind in 4th and 6th place. In the boys race, Jacob used all his speed to finish in an excellent 6th place and Frank in his first cross country race completed the course in 22nd looking really strong through the mud. Once again all the pupils produced some amazing performance on a tough and hilly course.
Rose - 10th
Chloe- 7th after first lap