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Sports/PE News - 10 March 2017

Latest Sport/PE news from the week.

Football Results 

Well done to the year 9 and 10 boys football teams who have both qualified for the quarter finals of the Bristol Schools Competition as both teams finished second in their group. 


Year 8 vs BFS lost 0-6 

Year 9 vs BFS drew 1-1 


Well done to the boys who put in a workmen like performance against a very good Bristol Free School team who had defeated Cotham 4-2 last season. All through the group games, the team have played with great intensity and started the match in the same vein. Both teams had a few chances in a tight opening half however BFS scored on the counter attack to lead 1-0 at half time. 


Cotham started the second with renewed determination and immediately put BFS under pressure creating opportunities but just couldn't beat the keeper. With five minutes to go, Jude Bounds finally found space and calmly slotted the ball past the advancing keeper. The draw send both teams through to the quarter finals with Cotham playing RGS next week at Kellaway. 


Year 10 vs BFS won 6-3

Year 10 vs Oasis Brightstowe won 8-1 


Tuesday saw the year 10 football team take on Bristol Free School in a must win encounter after 3-2 defeat to St Bedes the week before. The boys put in a fantastic display to win 6-3. Asher Marshall with 4, Dee Grey and Micheal Ilade were the goal scorers. Leon Hartl pulled off some vital saves just before half time to keep us ahead.


This meant that Thursday's game at Oasis Brightstowe was not only a must win to qualify from the group, but it needed to be by 7 or more. The boys once again rose to the challenge completing the most nervy 8-1 win there has ever been. Asher scored 3 more to take his tally to 9 goals in 3 games, Rahel scored 2, Yayha Jama, Lyle Renwick and an own goal completed the scoring. Cotham now look forward to a meeting with City Academy in the quarter finals. 


Post 16 Rugby 

The post 16 rugby team travelled to their first 7's tournament of the season this week to compete against 7 other schools from the Gloucestershire area.


Having been given the group of death, victories were not easy to come by but the team put in a series of impressive performances against schools with far greater sevens experience.


This placed us in the semi final of the plate competition against hosts QEH. The home side started with a flourish  as they scored 2 quick tries and created an uphill challenge for us. However, the boys' resolve never left them and they pulled one back with a length of the pitch try from the last play of the first half. Come the final whistle the scores were level and we went to sudden death extra time. Again the team stood strong and Will Hines went crashing over in the corner to seal the victory.


The plate final placed us against Chosen Hill who were visibly and much bigger side than us and all credit to them for using this to their advantage as they prevailed by one score.


Credit must go to all of the team who adapted to every different style of play that was put against them and scored some sensational team tries against the likes of Colstons and Sir Thomas Rich.


Fixtures w/c 13 March

Wednesday 15 March - Year 9 football vs RGS @ Kellaway; Year 10 football vs City Academy (a)



Bristol Rovers will be running a Futsal session after school 3.15pm - 4.30pm in the sportshall for all students in years 10-11. If students are interested in attending, you need to bring a change of kit and trainers please.