Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Southborough 'Avenue to Angels' Champions' 2024


Well done to all the Blue team that took part in the 'Avenue to Angels' finals at the Longmead Stadium on Wednesday 22nd May. It was an incredible morning of football where we played St Margaret's Clitheroe( 0-0), Woodlands United (2-0) Win and then in the final Woodlands City (7-6) on penalties! It was a fantastic performance from the whole team with some brilliant goals from everyone in the penalty shoot out! In the end, it came down to some brilliant  goal keeping from George and some superb placed and controlled penalties from the team with Jake scoring the final penalty. A team performance to be proud off.


The team were: Reuben, Jacob, Jake, Jenson, Hamad, Frankie, George, Henry, Samuel and Charlie.


Well done everyone. 

M Sporti Tunbridge Wells District Football Competition- Saturday 18th May


The MSporti Football Competition took place last Saturday morning at St Gregory’s Football pitch. The weather remained fine despite the ever-present threat of rain but this didn’t stop the Blue team producing some brilliant football in what was a really competitive and well organised competition.

St James 1- 0 Southborough

We started off slowly in the first match against St James’s which in a ten-minute game can sometimes mean a quick goal can cause the defending team to be the back foot. This is what happened and despite starting to play the ball with more urgency we were unable to reduce the deficit. There was some excellent goal keeping from George showing a very safe pair of hands.

Pembury 0-0 Southborough

The boys started well against Pembury with both teams coming close with some slick passing from Henry and Callum in the midfield. Jake played well upfront with some superb movement with Charlie and Hamad in support. In defence, Samuel, Reuben and Frankie were strong denying Pembury the opportunity to score with their excellent tackling skills.

Claremont A 0-1 Southborough

The blue team were very aware that they would be playing Claremont A next week at the ‘Avenue to Angels’ finals which seem to boost their team performance. Following a couple of changes with Frankie moving up front and Jacob moving to midfield with his pace we started to move the ball with fluency and control. We reward with an excellent goal from Frankie who used his strength and power to pass the keeper. Claremont came back narrowly missing but we managed to win a great game of football.

Paddock Wood 1- 0 Southborough

Paddock Wood were undefeated coming into the game against Southborough and the boys knew this was going to be the toughest game. We saved our best performance for Paddock Wood and within the first three minutes we’d hit their cross bar and post twice and we’re dominating the midfield. Paddock Wood although on the back foot, passed the ball well and took there one chance with a goal. It was a compliment from their coach/teacher who said “Southborough was the hardest team they’d played all day and it would have been a great final”. However, in the end we finished 4th overall from four great games, albeit very close!

Well done to all the team: George, Callum, Jacob, Jake, Frankie, Charlie, Samuel, Reuben, Hamad and Henry.


LATWKSSP- Girls Football Competition- Thursday 2nd May

On a chilly, cloudy Thursday we travelled to St Greg’s Astro turf to play eight fiercely contested games against all the local primary schools in Tunbridge wells. It was exciting to playing in a Kent School Games qualifying event and we knew that the standard of football was going to be high with a number of district players playing across the different schools.

Southborough played eight games against, St John’s (Crowborough), Claremont A, Speldhurst, St Matthews, Bidborough, Claremont B, Bishops Down and St James. The matches were played at a fast pace and although we struggled to score we saw some fantastic runs from Isabelle D, Hana and Isabella S who all came close to scoring on a number of occasions. In defense, Ava, Isabella W and Amelia all made some fantastic tackles to deny the oppositions from scoring on a number of occasions. Bongani who was new to goal keeping made some brilliant saves and looked to be thoroughly enjoying her first time as goal keeper.

It was a fantastic team effort and the children can be really proud of their performances despite coming up against some very high-quality opponents and struggling to score the winning goal. The finals scores were as follows:

Southborough 0 - St Johns 3

Southborough 0 – Claremont A 1

Southborough 0 – Speldhurst 3

Southborough 0 – St Matthews 2

Southborough 0 -  Bidborough 1

Southborough 0 – Claremont B 2

Southborough 0 – Bishops Down 1

Southborough 0 – St James 1

The team were: Bongani G, Isabelle D, Isabella W, Isabella S, Ava H, Amelia R and Hana R.


Leigh Academy Sports Partnership Boys Football Tournament-Thursday 21st March

Yesterday Southborough Blue team took part in the Leigh Academy Football Tournament at St Greg’s School. This is the Tunbridge Wells district tournament where the two winning teams in each pool go through to the finals at Tonbridge Stadium in May to play against the winning teams from the Tonbridge district.

We were in Pool B and had drawn St James, Bishops Down, St Johns (Crowborough), Claremont B and St Matthews.

Southborough v St James (0-0)

After a fairly slow start to our match against St James we very quickly started to find our passes and although we pressed the defense extremely hard we were unable to find the net. Charlie came very close and Jenson was unlucky on a couple of occasions. Despite our best efforts we drew 0-0 in a close contest.

Southborough v Bishops Down (4-0)

The boys really found their feet for this game and after a fantastic through ball Frankie scored his first goal of the day. The boys then started to move the ball with preciseness and fluency and it wasn’t long before Jake scored his first goal, showing really good close control. Charlie playing right mid then made a couple of excellent strikes from some superb passing to score two thunderous goals.

Southborough v St Johns (Crowborough) (1-0)

This was another great game with both Frankie and Samuel having a stint in goal, both showing a safe pair of hands throughout the tournament. The game was evenly posed with both teams pressing throughout the game. St Johns had come close but with some brilliant defending from Reuben, Jacob and Hamad we managed to keep the St Johns team at bay. In the end Jenson took his opportunity and scored a brilliant goal from distance. A really good performance from the team.

Southborough v Claremont B (0-0)

A really challenging game from the start with Claremont moving the ball with precision and fluency. The boys realized they’d need to play their best football against Claremont’s attacking formation. It was extremely close with Frankie and Charlie  close on two occasions and Jenson hitting the post. However, despite our best efforts the score line remained 0-0 throughout the game. Samuel once again showed a safe pair of hands in goal.

Southborough v St Matthews (2-0)

The team were aware of the importance of this game as we knew the points situation and how close it was between Southborough and Claremont. From the start the boys played the ball wide moving the ball with fluency and control. Hamad, Reuben and Jacob played really well at the back closing the gaps when they opened. Frankie upfront was quick to capitalize on his opportunities scoring two goals to secure the win. At this stage we weren’t sure we’d done enough but the excitement was building.  


In the end we managed to score thirteen points which was enough to win the pool by one point! It was a fantastic all- round performance despite missing a number of the team through injury. We look forward to the finals in May where we will be joined by Claremont A representing the Tunbridge Wells district.

The team were: Jenson, Jacob, Frankie, Samuel, Jake, Charlie, Hamad and Reuben



Southborough Blue team v St Johns Primary- Thursday 29th February


Southborough Blue 6-0 St Johns A

The weather has been extremely challenging this week and despite all the rain we travelled to St Johns to play against a historically strong St Johns team. The blue team were not put off by the damp and cold conditions and from the start they moved the ball with purpose and precision. The first goal came very quickly and immediately the team were looking for their second.  It was Jake, Callum, Samuel and Frankie that provided some brilliant finishes and very soon we were leading 4-0. In the second half we continued to press with some brilliant tackling from Jenson, Jacob and Hamad.  Charlie moved the ball up the wing showing his strength and speed. George looked comfortable in goal throughout the game and when he was tested, he always had the answer. It was brilliant performance from the team in difficult conditions and a well-deserved victory. Well done team!

The blue team were: Jenson, Jacob, Frankie, George, Samuel, Jake, Callum, Charlie and Hamad


Southborough Green team v St Johns Primary


Southborough Green 1-3 St Johns B

The green team started the match brilliantly with a fantastic long-range goal from Deron who used his power and strength to put Southborough 1-0 up. Reuben then made some telling runs from right back and looked strong in defense. Tyler continued to defender brilliantly preventing the opposition from scoring on a number of occasions. Jaydan and Emmanuel moved the ball well in midfield and at half time we were leading 1-0. After a pitch change at half time, due to the muddy conditions St Johns began to play more freely and despite Charlie making some superb runs through midfield we were unable to stop three quick goals despite Riley making some excellent saves as goal keeper. Taylor remained strong in attack all game and made some accurate passes throughout the game. Despite the score line the green team can be proud of their performance.

The green team were: Tyler, Taylor, Reuben, Emmanuel, Riley, Jaydan, Charlie and Deron.



Southborough Blue 0 v Paddock Wood A 3 Thursday 1st February

On a crisp Thursday afternoon Southborough Blue Football team travelled to Paddock Wood to play the eagerly awaited league match. Both teams were closely matched in the first half with Jenson leading the way with some brilliant defensive play and tackling. George once again showed a safe pair of hands ensuring that the scored remained 0-0 at half time. In the second half, Callum came close to scoring from an excellent throwing from Jacob and Charlie made a couple of fantastic runs down the wing. Samuel and Frankie both moved the ball with intent and purpose and we were unlucky not to score in the second half. Paddock Wood then began to find more shape in their game and scored a couple of quick goals in succession despite some excellent defensive play from Hamad and Jake. Paddock Wood closed the game with a final goal but despite losing 3-0 the team can be proud of their performance against a team with a number of district players in their team.


The team were: Jenson, Hamad, Jake, Jacob, George, Samuel, Frankie, Charlie and Callum

Southborough Green (2) 0 v Paddock Wood B 2

The matched started similar to the previous game with both teams looking very evenly matched. It was Southborough who nearly scored early on with a excellent left footed kick from Finley that narrowly missed the goal. The Southborough team passed with finesse and kept their shape for the majority of the first half. Ben in goal made some superb saves and is really showing his potential with his excellent agility. Bay, Alfred and Finn kept the line in defense with some brilliant tackles to keep the score to 0-0 at half time.  In the second half Southborough came out and were pressing the midfield from the start. Jake made a couple of excellent runs supported by Max and Elijah and once again Finley was unlucky not to score from the through ball. Henry used his speed and skill to make some exceptional passes and it felt like a goal was close. However, in the end it was Paddock Wood who prevailed, scoring two quick goals in succession. The team can be proud of their performance against a well-structured Paddock Wood team.

The team were: Finley, Elijah, Jake, Finn, Henry, Alfred, Max, Bay and Ben

Southborough Boys Blue Football Team (5) V Langton Green Primary School (1) Thursday 25th January


Southborough Blue team started slowly against Langton who applied the early pressure before Southborough scored the opening goal with a couple of excellent opening shots from Frankie and Henry. George in goal, once again, showed a brilliant pair of hands making two diving saves to deny Langton Green from scoring early on. Jenson then did a thunderous long range shot that hit the cross bar before rebounding and Callum then narrowly put the ball wide with an excellent right foot. Langton Green then managed to pull a goal back despite a great effort from George to make it 2-1 at half time. In the second half, Southborough started to play some better through balls, pressing hard in attack with Jake being reward with three fantastic goals. Henry was solid in defense, scoring an excellent early goal with support from Samuel and Hamad. Charlie made some decisive runs up the wing and looked comfortable on the ball. The boys thoroughly deserved the win with some great support play throughout the game.


The team were: Jenson, Henry, Frankie, George, Samuel, Jake, Callum, Charlie, Hamad.

Close finish between Southborough Green and Temple Grove-Tuesday 5th December

Southborough travelled to Temple Grove to play their Green match on Tuesday night against a strong Temple Grove team. Southborough started really well with a number of excellent passes from Charlie and Adrian on the wings. Deron, Tyler and Riley proved very strong in defense and it was Jacob who used his speed to dribble half the pitch to score the first goal. Temple Grove quickly replied scoring a goal almost immediately before half time. In the second half Jaydan and Emmanuel pressed the defense almost finding a gap before Deron scored an excellent solo goal from a difficult angle. Taylor played in goal for the first time and showed a safe pair of hands, making some excellent saves. Temple Grove scored once more, before receiving a penalty in the final minute which they managed to score from. Well done to all the team for their resilience and team spirit.The team were: Tyler, Taylor, Jacob, Emmanuel, Riley, Adrian, Jaydan, Charlie and Deron.

Strong performances from Southborough verses Claremont- Thursday 30th November

On a cold, frosty afternoon Southborough Blue and Green (1) travelled across to Claremont School to play what is always a challenging match with Claremont having won the previous year. The Blue team were first up and started with intent, moving the ball with purpose and with some precision passing from the likes of Jenson, Henry and Samuel started to find the gaps in the Claremont defense. After an excellent through ball from Jake with support play from Frankie we scored our first goal from a corner. We then started to press, closing the ball down at every opportunity and with Charlie and Hamad adding strength in midfield we quickly score a second goal with some brilliant movement from Callum. George in goal was once again on the receiving end of some excellent shots from the Claremont boys but showed a safe pair of hands denying Claremont the goal that they needed. It was in the latter stages that Henry stepped around three players showing excellent close control to place the ball in the back of the net for a 3-0 win to Southborough.  Well done to Southborough Blue on a fantastic win.

The Blue team were: Samuel, Charlie, Jenson, Henry, Frankie, George, Jake, Callum and Hamad.


The second game saw Southborough Green (1) team take on a strong Claremont Green team. The Southborough boys started with grit and determination showing good close control which was exceptional at times, moving the ball with purpose and accuracy.  Finley who was leading the team, came close with a coupe of excellent opening shots that narrowly missed the target. Henry again proved difficult to mark down, making a number of telling breaks and setting up opportunities. Southborough defense stayed strong throughout the first half with Finn, Max and Milo all remaining strong in the tackle. Jake and Bay showed their skills on the wings and Joseph narrowly missed a couple of opportunities up front. In the end, Claremont’s strength and speed allowed them to pull away despite Ben making some heroic saves in goal in his first appearance. Southborough played brilliantly in the fading light almost scoring twice in the last couple of minutes. The boys can be proud of their performance against Claremont despite losing 4-0.

The Green(1) team were: Joseph, Jake, Finn, Henry, Milo, Max, Finley, Bay and Ben.

Southborough Blue and Green Football V Woodlands- Thursday 9th November


Southborough Blue 0 – Woodlands 1

Southborough Blue started the season with their first fixture against possibly one of the strongest schools in the Tonbridge District. What was evident from the start was that the game was going to be extremely close! Woodlands applied the early pressure narrowly missing the cross bar from a long-range shot. The reply was instant with Jenson thundering the ball passed the far post, again narrowly missing. Samuel then followed this up with a similar strike less than a minute later. In the second half, Henry played some brilliant through balls and we had a number of great defensive tackles from Frankie, Charlie and Hamad. Callum and Jake moved the ball well along the wings and again we came very close in the final couple of minutes. Despite our best efforts, Woodlands managed to squeeze the ball into the back of the net despite a valiant effort from George who showed great agility as ever. This really was a team performance to be proud of against a tough opposition. 


The team were: George, Hamad, Charlie, Jake, Henry, Jenson, Callum, Samuel and Frankie.


Southborough Green 0 – Woodlands 1

Southborough Green are a fairly new team this year and are learning to play together. With that in mind, the team played with real conviction and determination against a strong Woodlands team. Jacob made some brilliant runs as striker and was unlucky not to score on a couple of occasions. Edward in goal, played brilliantly in his first game as Goal keeper. Riley and Jayden moved the ball really well up the wings always looking to make the through ball and Tyler used his strength in defense, making a number of crucial tackles. Adrian and Taylor moved the ball well with a couple fantastic through balls to Dominic who looked very comfortable with the ball at his feet. In the end it was a fantastic strike from Woodland that saw them win the game but an admirable team effort from Southborough Green. Well done everyone.


The team were: Dominic, Jacob, Taylor, Adrian, Riley, Tyler, Jayden and Edward.


Southborough Orange V Skinners Kent Junior School 1-0 (Win)- Thursday 12th October


The Boys Orange Football team travelled to Skinners Junior School to play their first match of the season on Thursday. Sporting the new school Football kit the boys started off at quite a pace, moving the ball with purpose around the super- fast Astro turf pitch. It did take long before Finley narrowly missed the target with an excellent long range shot from a brilliant through ball from Jake and Henry. Joseph, playing up front also came very close to scoring with a couple of excellent runs. Elijah, Harley and Alfred remained strong in defense through the game with some excellent goal saving tackles and Ben showed a safe pair of hands in goal. Bay made a couple of excellent breaks to set up a couple of great shots and eventually Finley scored the winning goal from an excellent through ball to win the game 1-0 for the Orange team. Well done to the whole team who played with great sportsmanship and teamwork. The team were: Joseph, Jake, Henry, Bay, Ben, Harley, Alfred, Finley and Elijah.


Boys Road to Culverden Football Finals at Culverden Stadium-Wednesday 3rd May

After a tough game the night before and with the sun shining the Boys team arrived at Culverden stadium excited and eager to play some excellent football. It was clear before the boys started that the standard of football was going to be extremely high. Southborough had three games to play against the three strongest primary schools in the West Kent District, Claremont, Sussex Road and Woodlands Primary Schools.

We started against a well drilled Woodlands team creating lots of chances and on a number of occasions had narrow misses from Charlie and Max. Oscar took up the reigns in goal and produced some superb saves and direction with the ball from his placed kicks. Coby was strong in defense and Theo, Elliott and Louis all stepped up to play some great through balls and provide energy to the team. In the end the score was a 0-0 draw.

In the second game we played Claremont who we’d beaten in the qualifying rounds to the Road to Culverden and were very keen to beat again! Claremont started extremely fast, moving the ball with fluency and finesse but are defense was once again rock solid with Max, Coby, Theo and Oscar proving a formidable quartet which Claremont struggled to breakdown. Louis and Harry showed all their strength and ability to produce some great through balls and once again we came close through Elliott up front. Claremont were unable to break up our defense and with Charlie in goal showing a safe pair of hands the scored ended up as another 0-0 draw.

In our final game against arguably the strongest team Sussex Road, we changed our formation having watched the way Sussex Road had played in their previous games. Max moved into a central position and Elliott moved into goal. The game was extremely fast and Sussex Road came close to scoring early but our defense managed to scrabble the ball off the line on two occasions. This followed shortly but a magical piece of running from Max with Harry in support. Max managed to press through the midfield and despite be closed down by two defenders moved the ball effortlessly passed the goalkeeper to make the score 1-0. It was an exciting moment and well deserved with make Max producing some of his finest football against his opposite number from Sussex Road who’d recently be signed for Chelsea FC. The boys battled on and it was only in the final minutes that Sussex Road managed to equalise to draw 0-0.

It was a fabulous display of Football and the team can be proud of their performance today. The commitment and desire to win every ball was a credit to the boys and their positivity and sportsmanship was to be commended. Well Done team.

The team were: Max(Capt), Harry, Charlie, Coby, Elliott, Louis, Theo and Oscar.

Southborough Blue 1 v Pembury 2

On Tuesday the Boys blue Football team took on a strong Pembury school team at Southborough School. It was a fast-paced game from the start with Southborough getting out of the blocks first with an early goal. The boys once again showed excellent defensive work from the constant pressure that Pembury were applying. It was a well struck ball from the Pembury centre that equalised shortly before the end of the first half.  Max moved the ball well and Charlie had a couple of excellent chances which he narrowly missed. Oscar used the ball well making strong passes up wings and Coby was once again solid in defense. The second half continued at a relentless pace with early chances from both teams, it was then that Pembury scored their second goal with before Charlie rattled the cross bar with seconds to play to the end of the game. The boys played a great game and were unlucky not to draw in the end. It was decided by the Pembury team that George was man of the match having played brilliantly in goal.  

The team were: Max, Harry, Charlie, Coby, Oscar, Jenson, Henry, Frankie and George

Southborough Boys Greens Team V St Johns – Thursday 27th April- Football

As we approach the end of the Football season, it was the turn of the boy’s greens team to play St Johns in what ended up being a thrilling game. There was very little that separated the two teams in both skills and performance. Southborough took the early lead in the first half with some excellent passing from Hamad and Louis who consistently moved the ball with fluency and precision. St Johns then scored quickly to bring the score at half time to 1-1. After a couple of rotations at half time, Deron came back in defense and Jake moved upfront which proved effective as we scored quickly early in the second half. Theo, Lewis and Callum all made superb tackles whilst Charlie and Samuel both having stints in goal with both boys showing great agility at times.  As we began to get tired St Johns managed to score a couple of late goals to take the win (3-2) but it was a valiant team effort. 

St Johns then decide on our ‘Man of the Match’ with Callum receiving these honors. Well done to all the boys that took part: Theo, Lewis, Louis, Charlie, Hamad, Callum, Samuel, Deron and Jake.

Girls Road to Culverden at the Hayesbrook Academy- Wednesday 19th April

Well done to all the pupils that took part in the Road to Culverden Girls Football competition on Wednesday. We once again had a fantastic set of results with over ten schools taking part in the competition. It was an actioned packed afternoon with some brilliant defensive play from the whole team.  

In our pool we played Colliers Green, St Johns and Speldhurst without conceding a goal and although we didn’t score in each of the games we finished second in our pool by drawing all of them. In the finals we played the winner of pool four which were Claremont. It was a close contest where we narrowly lost 2-0 despite another brilliant performance from the whole team with some superb tackling and passing from everyone.

The team were: Sophia, Georgia, Elsie, Bella, Leila, Isobella, Beth, Mille and Jessica.

Skinners Kent Junior School Boys 3 V Southborough Boys 8- Tuesday March 28th

 On Tuesday afternoon Southborough Green and Orange mixed boys team played Skinners Kent Junior School on a very wet and soggy afternoon at Southborough. The pitch held up well despite the muddy conditions and the performance by the boys was superb in these tricky conditions. The aim at the beginning of the game was to make short passes, whilst keeping the ball close due to the conditions. The boys started brilliantly and scored goals from a number of the players including Jake, Callum, Ben, Theo and Samuel. Oliver, Theo and Chetan defended brilliantly making some crucial tackles when needed. Skinners started to move the ball well scoring a couple of goals in the second half but Oscar and Ben moved the ball with precision through the midfield narrowly missing on a number of occasions. Alfie was relishing the muddy conditions in goal and was happy to show great agility when Skinners pressed in attack.

In the end Skinners Kent Junior decided on our team player of the match and Callum was chosen. Well done Callum.

The team were: Oliver, Chetan, Ben, Theo, Oscar Samuel, Callum, Alfie and Jake.

‘ Southborough Road to Culverden Winners’  Friday 17th March at the Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar School

Well done to all the pupils who take part in the Football on Friday night in the ‘Road to Culverden’ competition. The team played with passion and determination and we had a brilliant set of results as highlighted below. The squad now move on to play at Culverden Stadium against the winners of the Tonbridge and Weald competitions to decide on the overall winner in West Kent in late May. 

Here's an account of the competition from the team:


‘We arrived at the Football both excited and nervous as we knew a lot of the other players from others schools and they were really good. Our first game playing Claremont gave us lots of confidence at we managed to beat them 2-0 having lost to them recently in the Football league. We played some really good football and had some great teamwork and support when passing and moving with the ball. As we played each game we felt like we grew in confidence and I really enjoyed scoring my five goals for the team. We’re all super excited about going to the finals at Culverden Stadium in late May’.



Southborough 2 v Claremont 0 Won

Southborough 2 v St Marks 0 Won

Southborough 3 v Bidborough 1 Won

Southborough 0 v Rusthall 1 Lost

Southborough 2 v Temple Grove 1Won

Southborough 7 v Broadwater 0 Won

Southborough 1 v St Matthews 0 Won

Southborough 0 v SKPS 0 Draw

For- 17 Goals Against 2 Goals


Southborough and Claremont will progress to the finals from the Tunbridge Wells Schools.


Well done to all the players who took part for the Southborough Football team. The pupils were: Max, Charlie, Coby, Harry, Oscar, Henry, Elliott, Frankie, George and Jenson.

Southborough Blue Boys Football V Claremont 0-2

On Thursday afternoon the boys Southborough Blue Football team travelled to Claremont to play their game against an unbeaten Claremont squad this year. The game was played at an exceptional pace on an extremely muddy and wet pitch which made controlling the ball tricky.  However, the boys played with a huge amount of conviction, passing the ball with composure and with accuracy.  Charley narrowly missed on a couple of occasions and George made some fantastic saves in goal. Max and Jenson showed excellent speed on and off the ball and really dominated in defence with their tackling. It was only in the second half that we made a couple of mistakes which allowed Claremont to capitalise with two early goals. The team played really well despite the final score line with Claremont’s coaching adding it was the tough game Claremont had played this season.


The team were: George, Coby, Oscar, Max, Harry, Jenson, Frankie, Henry and Charlie.


Southborough Green Boys Football V Claremont 0-3

It was another excellent performance from Green team led by Elliott in exceptionally tricky conditions following the blue game. The boys started really well with Jake showing superb close control on the ball causing problems in the midfield with his ability to change direction. Ralph made some accurate passes assisting in a couple of close strikes at goal. In the end despite some great saves from Hamad, Claremont were just too strong in the second half as their passing game improved dramatically.  Theo in defense produced some excellent tackles assisted by Charlie. Well done to the whole team who despite coming close to scoring on a couple of occasions played some good football.

The team were: Ralph, Theo, Elliott, Louis, Hamad, Samuel, Charlie, Callum and Jake.  

Southborough Mixed Boys  v St Augustine B 0-0 

On Tuesday afternoon St Augustine's B Boys Football team travelled to Southborough to play their game against a mixed Southborough team. The games was played with excellent sportsmanship and comprised of pupils from Blue, Green and Orange team. The boys played with lots of conviction with Oscar narrowly missing on a couple of occasions before saving a certain goal. George again played really well in goal with some excellent saves. Coby and Charlie played well up front moving the ball when passing the ball in front of the player. Sebastian showed excellent pace on and off the ball and Alfie made some brilliant tackles. It was a strong performance from the team to finish with a draw.

The Team were: George, Coby, Oscar, Charlie, Sebastian and Alfie. 

Southborough Girls v Speldhurst Girls 1-1

Well done to the Southborough Girls who had another brilliant performance against a strong Speldhurst team yesterday afternoon. The game started at a tremendous pace with some excellent passing from both teams. Emilia again produced some excellent saves in goal whilst Beth in defence made some goal saving tackles. After eight minutes Southborough took the lead with a powerful strike from Georgia to take the lead. In the second half Speldhurst applied more pressure despite some excellent passing from Sophia and Leila scoring a goal with five minutes to go. We again came very close to scoring with Bella and Isobel both narrowly missing. In the end we drew 1-1 in a very close game.

Well done to the team that took part: Elsie, Isobel, Leila, Bella, Bongani, Sophia, Emilia, Beth and Georgia.

Southborough Blue 0 V Woodlands 3

Yesterday Blue team played a friendly football match against Woodlands Primary School. Woodlands have always been notoriously strong and Southborough Blues after a slow start began to play some better football with Oscar and Charlie coming close to scoring on a couple of occasions. Woodlands scored their goals in the first half which made the second half a challenge. However, the team communication improved and with some fantastic defending from Max, the team started to play some convincing Football.  As we head towards the ‘Road to Culverden’ the pupils need to continue to cover the gaps, utilise the space and play with energy and urgency.   Well done to all the players that took part: Max, Harry, Henry, Oscar, Charlie, Frankie, Coby, George and Jenson.

Southborough Orange 0 V Woodlands B 8

The score line did not reflect the way Southborough Orange played against the well organised Woodlands team. Southborough made some excellent passes, played with energy and confidence and despite some confident attacking play from Woodlands, Southborough passed and moved the ball with accuracy. Jacob made a couple of fantastic runs in mid field hitting the post on a couple of occasions. Frank in goal made the save of the day, reacting instinctively to a shot from the Woodlands striker and Deron producing a number of brilliant tackles throughout the game. Well done to all the players that took part: Louis, Jack, Deron, Jacob, Sebastian, Taylor, Frank and Jared.

Southborough Girls v Skinners Kent Junior School 0-1

Southborough played Skinners Kent Junior School on Tuesday with some brilliant performances from the whole team. The game was played at a fast tempo on the Astro pitch at Skinners School and the girls showed some excellent control. The game remained extremely close and at half time the game stood at 0-0. Emilia again produced some fantastic saves in goal following a number of powerful shots from the attacking team strikers. Beth and Leila defended really well and Elsie and Georgia again had a number of great attacking runs with Georgia narrowly missing a goal in the second half. It was another outstanding performance with Sophia getting player of the match in her second game. It was in the final minute that Southborough conceded a goal but once again it was fantastic team performance.

Well done to the whole team: Issabella W, Leila, Beth, Elsie, Bella, Georgia, Emilia and Sophia

Southborough Girls v Langton Green (0-3)- Thursday 26th January


Well done to the girl’s football team who played Langton Green Primary School yesterday. It was a close game despite the final result with Langton Green scoring three goals in the final few minutes! All the girls played with desire and commitment with Emilia making some brilliant saves as goalkeeper throughout the whole game. Elsie made a couple of runs on the break and came close to scoring on two occasions and Georgia and Leila showed some excellent close control. Sophia made some excellent tackles in her first game for the team being supported by Beth and Bella in midfield. Bongani continued to impress and made some excellent passes. As a team, our next step is to practice our passing and spacing out in possession of the ball and this is something we’ll focus on during training. Here are a few pictures from the game. The team were: Elsie, Bella, Georgia, Beth, Emilia, Leila, Sophia and Bongani.


Southborough Blue v Paddock Wood A- (0-4)

Southborough Blue played Paddock Wood A at the end of last week in a very competitive Football match at Southborough School. After a strong start with some excellent passing and movement off the ball, Southborough blue narrowly missed the first goal with shots from Oscar, Harry and Charlie narrowly missing. The Paddock Wood team then started to play with more energy and although we had some strong defending from Max and Jenson, Paddock Wood proved too strong in attack. Coby, Frankie and Henry moved the ball well through mid-field and despite the score line the players played with strength and control with George making some good saves in goal once again. Well done to the blue team. Max, Coby, Jenson, Harry, Henry, Oscar, Frankie, George, Charlie

Southborough Green v Paddock Wood B (0-6)

Well done to Southborough Green who came up against a very strong Paddock Wood team. The game started at a terrific pace with Southborough again narrowly missing an early goal. Once again, the pace of the Paddock Wood passing and their strength allowed them to score two early goals despites some brilliant saves from Alfie. Elliot and Louis controlled the mid field with Callum and Hamad showing some excellent pace on and off the ball. Theo stayed strong in defence making some excellent tackles with Ralph, Ben and Samuel moving well and making some controlled passes and setting up opportunities. Despite the teams, best efforts, Paddock Wood proved to strong in the second half but the Greens showed great spirit and resilience despite the score line. Well done to the Green Team: Ralph, Theo, Elliot, Louis, Ben, Hamad, Callum, Samuel, Alfie.

Southborough (Blue) 1 – Langton Green 2

Well done to all the pupils that took part in the Blues Football match on Wednesday against Langton Green. The team played exceptionally well in their first match of the season as a team.  The game started at a terrific pace with Langton Green moving the ball extremely well scoring the opening goal within the first minute of the game. Southborough quickly responded with some brilliant passing from Charlie, Coby and Henry that resulted in a goal by Harry just a few minutes later. George in goal showed some excellent agility, making some brilliant saves under pressure. Max moved the ball well in midfield with narrow misses from Frankie, Oscar and Jenson. In the end it was a deflection that saw Langton Green score their second in the closing minutes and despite some great movement at the end of the game we were unable to claw back the one goal deficit.

The team were: Frankie, Jenson, George, Henry, Max, Harry, Oscar, Coby and Charlie.

Southborough Girls 3 v St Augustine's Girls 1 


Well done to the Southborough Girls team who won their first Football game of the season against St Augustine's. Both teams were incredible and tried their hardest but Southborough managed to win 3-1.  All the pupils played really well and knew what they had to do, whether it was either defence, tackling, setting up goals or scoring goals, all the pupils pitched in. Even though we won, credit must be given to a resilient St Augustine's team. They were a talented team with good control of the ball and great passing. Our incredible goalie Emilia only let one goal passed and it was a thunder shot. If it wasn’t for Emilia it would have been much closer.  Even though we were all very competitive and wanted to win, we had so much fun and really enjoyed the afternoon.




The team: Emilia, Georgia, Elsie Beth, Bella, Lelia, Izzy, Bongani 

Southborough (Blue) 2 St Johns 3

Well done to all the blue football team that played an incredible game of football against a very strong St Johns team last week. The team played with fantastic commitment from the start scoring early on when Charlie was given a through ball which he struck brilliantly to put in the back of the net. St Johns replied quickly with a goal of their own before George in goal made a couple of brilliant saves to keep the score at 1-1 at half time. In the second half Frankie made a strong run down the left wing thundering the ball passed the keeper to make the score 2-1. St Johns again replied with a quick goal despite some excellent defending from Max to make it 2-2. In the final seconds of the game, St Johns managed to score the winning goal. A great performance by the team in muddy conditions. Well done everyone!

Team: Max, Harry, Oscar, Charley, Coby, Jensen, Henry, Frankie, George