Chew Valley School News
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Year 9 and 10 Football Champions
Keynsham Town Football Club hosted the five age group finals of the 2012 B&NES Football leagues. Organised by the School Sport Partnership, these matches form part of the new School Games programme.
The games were all keenly contested and played in excellent spirit. The boys enjoyed the experience of playing on the new astroturf surface that allow participants to wear normal boots on the artificial surface. Indeed, the quality of the pitch led to some fantastic football being played from all teams.
Chew Valley’s Year 10 won their final against Norton Hill (6-1) but pick of the finals was the Year 9 match between Chew Valley and Beechen Cliff. They defeated Beechen Cliff in a closely fought final 3-2 thanks to a late wonder goal from Jacob Sparks.
Year 10 football
Following 5 wins out of 5 in the group stage of the BANES cup, the Year 10 team played against Norton Hill in the final. The match was staged on Keynsham's 3-G hi-tech astroturf pitch, somewhat fortuitously in the circumstances as it was the only pitch in the area not to be flooded. With suitably polished boots and balls to conform to the strict '3-G dress code' Chew began brightly, some early pressure finally being rewarded with a well struck shot from Scott Parsons finding the corner of the net from 15 yards out. The score remained 1-0 until the start of the second half, when Norton Hill deservedly equalised from a penalty. At this point, Norton Hill were looking the stronger team, Ryan Butt pulling off a superb save and Chew also needed some luck as two opposition efforts struck the woodwork. A break-away goal by James Heron proved to be the turning point however, as Chew began to get on top.
James Phillips scored the third with a very well-taken shot at which point the Norton Hill side's heads dropped allowing Chew to score 3 late goals which resulted in a rather flattering scoreline that was no reflection on the quality of the opposition's general play or the competitiveness of a very good final.