Y11 Cup Final
Huge congratulations to our Y11 footballers who on May 1st 2013 won the first major competition ever won by PCS. The team played against Blachington Mill school in the final of the Brighton Schools’ Cup and beat them 2-1, both goals scored by Connor Tighe (one of which is caught on film in the video above, a fantastic free kick!). All the boys played brilliantly and we are extremely proud of their amazing achievement.
Y7 GRAND SLAM WINNERS
Our first game was against Ratton, PCS started strong with a good early scrum from the forward pack (Shyair, Nat, Luke, Austin, Harry). PCS controlled the game and scored early with some good link up play from scrum half Adrigh and fly half George. There was some great running from Myles and Will which put the opposition on the back foot. PCS scored quickly after a strong tackle from George turned the ball over and Eziam quickly picked it up and broke through three tackles to score a try. PCS went on to win the game, but not before Eziam, Eli and Adrigh made it five tries to nil.
The second game was a tougher test for PCS, but the team held strong, winning the set pieces and rucking very well to retain possession of the ball. PCS won the game through a very good try from Eziam, battling through tackle after tackle. Followed by a lovely piece of play from the back row, through the hands to finally find Jay - timing his run on the wing perfectly to take the ball over the line in the corner.
These two wins meant that PCS were to play the best team from the other pool. It was a physical battle from the start and no tries were scored in the first half of the game, just crunching tackle after crunching tackle. The defences of both teams were holding strong, but PCS were building the pressure. Early in the second half Eziam scored a Try after the forwards turned the ball over with a fierce scrum, and Adrigh quickly made a ten yard pass into the path of Eziams run. Miles then finished the game off and put the game out of the opponents reach with a thirty yard run to score in the corner.
PCS YR 7 boys are now holders of the Southdowns sports partnership shield! Proudly following in the footsteps of the yr 11s who also won the competition at their age group, and the yr 9s who came third. Write-up by Eziam and Luke.
The year 7 rugby squad have had an amazing season - playing 10 and losing zero games!
Handball star Mark Hawkins
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Peacehaven Community School students were visited by Team GB Handball star Mark Hawkins on Wednesday 1st May. He gave an inspirational talk to the students telling them all about his career, including the ups and downs of playing in a handball team abroad and the sacrifices he had to make to get into team GB. He described his training, diet and fitness routines and the hard work necessary to succeed. This was followed by a question and answer session, with PE teachers Mr Gore & Mr Butterfield as keen as the students to ask the Olympian questions.
Then it was out on to the Astroturf, where the students especially appreciated training with Mark. He also refereed some matches for them and ended the session by showing off some off his skills by scoring some goals. At the end of the visit the enthused students were all queuing up to shake Mark’s hand.
The visit was part of the Sportivate programme which is seeing young people across Sussex reaping the benefits from a sports programme that aims to fulfil the London 2012 Games legacy to ‘inspire young people to choose sport’. Thanks to Miss Barry and Wave Leisure for organising the event.
There were 48 competitors in total at the Ringmer Triathalon and all 11 PCS students came in the top half.
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Thanks to the generosity of the James Daniels Memorial Fund, Alastair in Y11 has recently completed his official football referee training. Once he has completed his six probationary matches, he will become an accredited Sussex County FA Referee.
The Y10 team were in a very tight game against Warden Park Academy, Jason opened the batting and got the game going with 2 runs. Peter was next in line to bat. Unfortunately for the young chap he was out for a GOLDEN DUCK! Jack Norman entered 4th and scored a grand total of 1. Next in was young Paul and scored 8 runs, Jack came into bat with Paul and the pair scored a lovely 17 runs together but then in a flash Paul was bowled out. Guy was in next and also went out for a GOLDEN DUCK. Daniel stepped onto the grass and had a good few runs with Jack before Jack was caught and bowled. Dan walked out and it ended shortly when the fast bowler struck gold and Danwas out...another duck! Sajid was also out 1st ball. PCS then started to bowl and Paul took a fantastic wicket in the first over to give PCS hope! it clearly proved Warden Park might not be up for the challenge but unfortunately they reached 29, winning Narrowly by 1 run (in 4 overs!).
Team: Jason Greenwood, Peter Sowerby (Capt), Jack Norman, Paul Woods (Vice Capt), Jack Sutton, Guy Bolton, Daniel Rowland (WC), Dan Grimble, Sajid Rahman
Yr 9 rugby report
On Tuesday 30th April the PCS year 9 rugby squad travelled to Eastbourne to take part in the Southdowns sports partnership shield. The squad got off to a flyer against their local rivals, Ringmer. There were some fantastic runs with ball in hand early on from Dan and Dean - which led to very well worked tries from Max and Ethan. The PCS forward pack rucked well and put in some fierce tackles, with one notable collision from Captain Peter, backed up by another straight away by vice captain Tom, giving no time to the opposition to settle.
The half back combination of Harry at scrum half, and Max at fly half was working well, and Harry distributed the ball to the back row with efficiency - leading to more tries throughout the tournament from Tom and James, as well as Ethan and Max scoring again. Then on the third game the boys continued to play with a high tempo and intense work rate - with Mo making good ground and using 'the big hand' to good effect, and Connor, Lewis and Alieu repeatedly breaking the gain line and putting their bodies on the line for the team.
Unfortunately the team were out played in the last part of the match and lost narrowly to a well organised Lewes Priory. This put Peacehaven in a third place play off match against Cavendish, which PCS triumphed in, and finished powerfully with outstanding runs from Cian and tries from Freddy and again from Max. Overall the team played their hearts out, and showed passion, discipline and a great deal of skill. The boys would like to dedicate their performance to Mr Gore, who has supported and developed the team since year 7, and will be sadly missed next year. By Tom Evans and Mo Bacha
Y11 Rugby Win
The year 11s won the South Downs sports partnership Rugby 10s tournament on Wednesday 24th April. We are now under 16 Sussex County Shield champions. It was a great final swan song from the yr 11s and a well deserved memory to take with them on the next stage of their journey.
I can honestly say that I've never witnessed a more outstanding, technical and physical performance from the team than I did last night. Our sporting reputation as a school now precedes us whenever we travel to fixtures, and our conduct and attitude is equally respected. This is a fantastic accolade for a school that punches well above its weight amongst the Brighton schools and the independent system. It is also something that our students can hold their heads up and feel great about themselves for. Written by Mr Gore.
PCS Sports Awards 2013
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On 28th March the PE team took some students for an awards evening at Donatello's, the students were very well behaved and enjoyed the evening. Several awards were handed out including most improved sportsman which was handed to Alaister and Junior PE teacher which was given to Sian.
The main award that was up for grabs was the sports personality award, which the students voted for having been given several nominees chosen by the PE staff. The nominees were Tiphanie, Sam, Rob, Craig, Izzy, Connor and Margaret. Rob won the PCS sports personality 2013 and Margaret was runner up.
BHAFC U18 Youth Team visit
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Miss Barry who is Peacehaven Community School PE Teacher & also Academy teacher for the BHAFC youth team organised a coaching afternoon on Thursday 14th March. 8 players from the youth team planned and delivered an hour’s coaching session to 40 Year 7 & 8 students from PCS. This was part of the BTEC Level 3 Sport diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence which the boys do alongside their football. Miss Barry quoted “The sessions were excellent and the students all had great fun. They practiced their passing, dribbling, shooting technique and played matches. They loved being coached by BHAFC future stars and hoped they may become professional footballers one day too!”.
Cross Country News
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The Sussex Schools Championships was held at Christ Hospital school in Horsham on February 28th. There were 4 students representing PCS - Milly, Chelsea, Myles and Claude. All 4 of them ran such good races and really put so much effort in. They should be really pleased with themselves and they did the school proud with their attitude and commitment to the race.
Milly came 7th - she ran like the wind! She's now representing Sussex schools in the East counties Inter cross country on 23rd March up in Chelmsford. Chelsea came 96th out of around 200 girls, so she did brilliantly and a great sprint finish. Myles ran a fab' race and came 33rd, out of approximately 200 boys, the competition was very strong. Claude came 105th, he ran extremely well and fought to the end with another sprint finish.
Lilly's Dance Awards
Yr 8 student Lilly recently won 5 medals and a trophy at the South Theatre Arts Festival. She came 1st in Tap and Group Dance, 2nd in Ballet, Duet 1 & Duet 2 & 3rd in Choreography. Lilly trains at Theatre Express who hold their classes at Woodingdean Community Centre, Woodingdean.
Y7 & Y9 Rugby Squads
Cross Country Result
On Saturday February 9th Aiden came second out of 47 entrants in the junior boys 4000m at the Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships and qualified to go to the English Schools Cross country Championships at Catton Hall in Derbyshire with the Sussex schools team on the weekend of the 15th March. He is also representing Sussex at the Nationals later this year. Aiden has been training with Lewes Athletics for a couple of years now under Coach, Dave Leach.
Ella's Swimming Success
On Sunday February 3rd Ella South represented the school at the Sussex Schools final in Horsham. She competed in the 100m butterfly in an amazing 1.08.11 not only becoming the Sussex schools junior champion and qualifying for the regional final but she also broke a 10 ten year Brighton swimming club record! Ella's sister Alice who left PCS last year, also competed and became Senior champion in 100m back, 100m free and 200m free, breaking two club records. While another former PCS student Chris Wiles became senior champion in 100m butterfly.
Y5/6 Netball Tournament
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Well done to all 6 schools that entered the yr 5/6 Netball tournament which took place at PCS on Monday 4th February. The Yr 10 B sports leadership group ran the event with great enthusiasm and efficiency. The results:
6th Telscombe B 8 pts GD 1
5th Meridian B 8 pts GD 2
4th Peacehaven Heights 10 pts (Hoddern)
3rd Telscombe A 11 points GD 2
Runners Up Meridian A 11 points GD 5
Winners Harbour 12 points (South Downs)
Harbour go through to the Partnership finals in March at Eastbourne Tech College.
Pcs vs Seaford Head
On the 5th of February Year 9 PCS rugby squad played a very hard quarter final match against Seaford Head. The game started out quite level and PCS had very strong rucks and scrums from the forwards - Tom Evans, Freddy Mouland, Mo Bacha, Peter Winyard, Ethan Bick-More Vaughn, Alieu Secka, Dan Goodlad and more. However Seaford were very well drilled and managed to put a few tries past PCS. This didn't stop the PCS team and they continued to battle against the opposition with very strong runs from some of the backs - Owen Lambe, Max Usher-Wheatley, Dean Hollingworth, Nathan Richmond and more. By the second half both teams were very focused on the game and PCS managed to prevent a few tries against the Seaford team, but still conceded a few. It was a good first game for Seb Thomas on the team, and overall PCS were happy with their effort.
PCS 60-0 Ringmer
The match started off at an excellent rate and ended the same. Ringmer gave the first kick and PCS received it well, then an amazing scrum to put PCS in a good position. Eziam Dimas made an outstanding run towards the try line, but then getting stopped by three players. Luckily Eli Bos was on his shoulder and received an amazing offload and scored a try. Many a try were scored in the first half and many amazing scrums were won. By the second half PCS were dominating with outstanding runs, scrums, line-outs and kicks, but one amazing run was made by Jacob Nunney as he picked up the ball from a ruck and ran three quarters of the pitch. Well done to all the boys and good game to Ringmer, everyone was trying one hundred percent and well done to Adrigh Cole for keeping everyone organised. By Nat Smith, Freddy Evans, Jacob Brazier and Adrigh Cole.
Yr 10 sports leaders had to organise an event within the community and invited some Peacehaven Town councillors to PCS to play Boccia on Tuesday 22nd January. The competition lasted 2 hours and there was fun had by all. The final score was PTC 53 - PCS 45.
Well done to the following sports leaders: Caitlin Deller, Sophie Ford, Charlie King, Coral McCimarron, Sammie Morgan, Katarina Needham-McGuinness, Hope Turner, Michelle Twist, Ophelia Steveson.
PCS V Cardinal Newman
It was a great day for PCS year 9 Rugby team, the forwards played an outstanding scrum and the backs made great runs, but it was the forward’s game with their amazing tackles and try’s. Harry made a contribution with his kicks that never miss. Cardinal Newman played outstandingly well and even at few points they were winning. It was anyone’s game, but thanks to a amazing second half PCS pulled ahead to win the game. The score was close 33-27 to PCS but we didn’t care as we are now through to the semi-finals of the Sussex Cup.
Squad - Dan Goodlad, Harry Docherty, Connor Gibson, Mo Bacha, Max Usher-Wheatley, Myles Cookson, Freddie Mouland, Nathan Richmond, Jake Allen, Peter Winyard (C), Dean Hollingworth, Lewis Sheppard, Tom Evans (vc) Owen Lambe, Ethan Bickmore, James Moore, Harry Ewens, Cian Furlong, Alieu Seca. Report by Peter Winyard.
PCS V TIDEWAY
Rugby match Report for Monday 14th Jan 2013. Tideway started the match with the kickoff, which gave us the ball straight away. It wasn't long before Adrigh Cole at scrum half, and Eli Bos playing at centre, combined to break through the Tideway defence. From then on everyone worked very hard and played outstanding for their first match. With some strong scrums and aggressive rucking, PCS gained a tight grip on the match and at half time found themselves 4 tries to 1 up.
PCS started the second half by letting Tideway in with a soft try, but this seemed to wake everyone up, especially Miles Bickmore-Vaughn, who caught a high ball and ran the length of the whole pitch to score the fifth try.Everyone continued to play their part, and with some fantastic tackling from PCS, another three tries went over the line before the end of the match. Overall this was a fantastic result, as it was the first match for the yr 7 squad, everyone should be very proud of thier performance. The team have been training hard and growing in confidence every week - and the result against Tideway reflected that. Final score 40 – 15. Thanks to Mr Gore for all of his support and inspiring team talk. Match report by Adrigh Cole and Eziam Dima.
Bognor Regis Rugby Match
On December 18th the Y9 rugby squad played against Bognor Regis in a very tight game. PCS started strong, making lots of tackles and over-running them in the rucks. Unfortunately Bognor secured the first try but PCS still kept fighting. The game continued and PCS made some excellent runs from the backs Max Usher-Wheatley, Dean Hollingworth, Bradley Simmons, Connor Gibson, Cian Furlong, and Lewis Shepherd. PCS scrum half Harry Docherty did well in feeding the ball out to the team, but PCS struggled in penetrating the defence. Then Ethan Bickmore Vaughn smashed through earning PCS the first try, which sparked up the squad. The second half came and PCS continued to push against Bognor. The opposition was shocked at how strong PCS scrums were, pushing Bognor back metres! In the scrum there was Tom Evans, Sirus Nimmo, Peter Winyard, Myles Cookson, Ethan Bickmore-Vaughn, Harry Ewens, Alieu Secka and Freddy Mouland. Freddy Mouland at tight head prop was outstanding in the front row. PCS conceded a few more tries but this didn't stop them. Tom Evans made a brilliant run from the PCS half and made it over the Bognor try line, however the referee didn't see the ball touch the ground so he didn't give PCS the try. Ethan managed to score a second try from some great team work at the breakdown, keeping PCS on their feet. Overall PCS played a fantastic game and an unfortunate loss, but walked away proud from their effort. Also it was a good first game for Myles Cookson and Harry Ewens. Final Score 27-14. By Tom Evans.
Y10 boys Brighton Cup quarter final victory
The year 10 boys bagged a second historic victory of the season over big hitters Hove Park, this time in the Brighton Cup. An excellent all-round team performance was capped off by a second half goal from Guy Bolton and a last minute of extra time own Goal. Y10s now in two semi-finals, well done boys!
Squad: Paul Woods, Callum Carruthers, Daniel Grimble, James Hoad , Pete Sowerby, Zac Briffa, Daniel Rowland, Julian Paz, Sajid Rahman, Jason Greenwood, Kieran Davies, Liam Hall, Guy Bolton, Jack Sutton.
PCS year 9's unfortunately crashed out of the national cup in round 4. Oasis Academy in Croydon fielded a very big and quick side which caught PCS off guard with 2 early goals. It was clear that Oasis were defintely fired up for the match whilst PCS were standing off and allowing their bigger opponents too much room. Oasis were given the chance to extend their lead from the penalty spot but Alieu Secka in the PCS goal saved well. PCS started to get into the game and a couple of chances came and went for firstly Chandler Perrin and then Jonah Bos. Oasis bundled in a third before Chandler had a goal ruled out for PCS when he had wandered offside. Oasis added a fourth with a free kick which squirmed through Alieu's grasp just before the break.
PCS started the second half much brighter and the Oasis keeper had to make a good save from Chandler in the very first minute, the scoreline remained the same for the next 10 minutes although both sides were creating chances, with Kyle Woolven and Luke Robinson at the heart of the good PCS play. When Oasis snatched their fifth the game was effectively over, a sixth goal followed after a defensive mix up. Kyle grabbed a consolation for PCS with a lovely penalty after Chandler had been fouled but Oasis weren't finished and with their confidence high and PCS's low they added a further two goals to make it 8-1. With time running out Luke went on a great run and was fouled just outside the area, Kyle curled a lovely free kick over the wall and it seemed destined for the top corner but the Oasis keeper somehow saved it to deny PCS a deserved second goal. Squad - Alieu Secka, Bradley Symonds, Harry Mills, Tom Evans, Declan Torgesen, Max Usher-Wheatley, Harry Docherty, Luke Robinson, Kyle Woolven, Chandler Perrin, Joe Radley-Martin and Nathan James.
Cross Country RESULTS
Miss Barry took 27 students to Eastbourne Sports Park yesterday for X country the students were excellent! The top 15 places go through to the Sussex Trials in January in Horsham. The students highlighted in red are going through!
YEAR 7 (girls 1 mile, boys 1.5 miles)
Myles Bickmore 3rd, Claude Cheta 13th, Millie Usher-Wheatley 1st, Chelsea Cook 10th, Holly King 21st, Maya Tedeschini 19th, Morgan Lambert 25th, Austin Packham 17th, George Todd 25th
YEAR 8/9 (girls 1.5 miles, boys 2 miles)
Jem Teken Fisher 10th (1st Yr 8), Max Smith 18th (2nd Yr 8), Chandler Perrin 2nd, Aidan Briffett 1st, Sarah Kemp 35TH, , Briony Lawrie 20th, Darcey Brett 33rd, Lily Stone 21st, Sophie Philp 23rd, James Hooper 53rd, Faye Pentecoast 31st, Melissa Poulter 44th
YEAR 10 (girls 2 miles, boys 3 miles)
Kyle Lawrie 6th, Charlotte Markham- Injured DNF, Chloe Evans 18th
YEAR 11 (boys 3 miles)
Sam Kitchen 1st, Alastair Ryan 11th, Callum Blunt 19th
Y9 Rugby Victory
On Monday afternoon the year 9 PCS rugby squad left early to travel to Crowborough for a Sussex Cup match. When they arrived it was pouring with rain but they still had high spirits. PCS began the game very strongly and within the first few minutes they had their first try from Nathan Richmond. PCS continued to dominate, winning every scrum and ruck. Their forwards, Tom Evans, Mo Bacha, Peter Winyard, Dan Goodlad, Freddy Mouland, Alieu Secka, Sirus Nimmo and Ethan Bickmore-Vaughn made some very strong tackles and kept pushing the opposing side back deep into their own territory. Fly half Max Usher-Wheatley controlled the backs very well and also managed to score 2 tries - along with Ethan. Also, Owen Lambe played very well for his first game in the squad, making some crucial tackles and running some good attacking lines from the outside centre position. Harry Docherty linked well with Max, controlled the forward pack at the breakdown and kicked some impressive conversions. Cian Furlong played well at fullback and produced some good running with the ball in hand. Bradley Symonds, Jake Allen and Nathan Richmond played well on the wings, providing good attacking width and strong tackles when needed. Dean Hollingworth worked tirelessly and was extremely effective in the position of centre. Captain Tom Evans, and Vice Captain Peter Winyard led by example and destroyed the heart of the opposition with strong collisions and great ball carrying. They motivated the team and led them to a well deserved victory in some very tricky weather conditions - at times holding onto the ball was like trying to catch a wet bar of soap!! Final score 27-0 to PCS. Write up by Tom Evans and Mo Bacha.
Y8 PCS v Tideway
PCS Year 8 team very rarely play a home match but this week we faced Tideway in a league fixture, we Came out 17-0 winners. It was an outstanding performance by all. Well done to the team and now we can focus on our cup matches ahead. Scorers: Fin:4, Max:3, Jem:3, Jack:3, Ben:2, Joe:1, Own Goal:1
Team: Liam Butler, Callum Morris, Joe Mills, Luke Cotton, George Bonner, Ben Lane (captain), Billy Stanbridge, Josh Edwards, Tom Ford, Jem Tekin- Fisher, Max Smith, Fin Tucknott, Jack Lapage, Jack Walsh and Harry Lorraine.
Swimming Gala Results
Well done to all KS3 swimmers who took part in the Southdowns School Partnership Swimming Gala. An overall position of third is a great result and a reflection of excellent team work.
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Y7 Win Match 10-1
PCS year 7s played their second league game of the season on October 8th 2012 at home to local rivals Tideway. Tideway kicked off and were at us right away, but the defence of Owen Hoad, Jacob Nunny and Liam Dunwell stood strong and saw the attack off. It all turned around when the ball fell to Max Lindsay and Claude Cheeta in centre midfield, who passed along to Myles Bickmore Vaughan who broke through the Tideway defence then took a venomous shot that seemed to be going in, but the keeper parried it out. Suddenly the ball was in the air and fell to Thomas Hughes who struck the ball into the back of the net. This was followed by another stunning Thomas Hughes goal from a volley. The defence broke and it seemed to be a Tideway goal, but Dane Tasker pulled off an amazing save. The keeper had the ball in his hands, the wingmen were shouting on the run for the ball. The kick came to Billy South who flicked the ball onto Taylor Torgenson who kicked the ball over the defence for Myles to run onto he got to it and hit it straight at the keeper who rebounded it for Billy to run onto at an angle, he hit it at the goal but this time the keeper held onto it. A little reminder of the rules as the ref makes a Tideway player go off, because he wasn’t wearing shin pads. A shock as right back Liam is injured; he was subbed for Kristian Hammond. With some amazing play Taylor scored a hat-trick with an amazing overhead kick. A Tideway player wins himself a free kick just outside the box; it looked dangerous but soared wide. The first half finished 5-0 to PCS.
At half time Max Lindsay was subbed for Fenton Bingham and Billy South was subbed for Jimmy Collingbourne both. PCS year 7s kicked off and the Tideway players were putting our defence under pressure and eventually managed to poke in a goal. Tideway got several opportunities, but Dane pulled off many spectacular saves. We were on the attack again with Taylor striking the ball on the inside of the post. Thomas scored again as he strikes the ball beautifully on the volley. The centre mids were flooding through the opposition and the ball was played to Myles who placed the ball in the corner. The ball was played to Myles on the run, who played the ball on to Harry Lewis who whipped a good cross into the box but the keeper came out and claimed the ball. Tom scored again after some amazing football. Then it looked to be a goal but Claude was flagged offside. Later on Claude redeemed himself when he used his pace to break the Tideway defence and scored a goal. The local derby was won by PCS year 7s 10-1.
The Squad: Dane Tasker, Owen Hoad, Jacob Nunny, Liam Dunwell, Max Lindsay, Billy South, Harry Lewis, Claude Cheeta, Myles Bickmore Vaughan, Taylor Torgenson, Thomas Hughes, Jimmy Collingbourne, Fenton Bingham, Kristian Hammond.
PCS Y9 Match Report
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PCS year 9's progressed through the 3rd round of the National Cup after a hard fought victory over Bromley. PCS were stunned by the size of the Bromley players and sat back too much in the first few minutes allowing Bromley to take control. Bromley took the lead when they broke down the left and fired the ball past Alieu. PCS gradually started to settle down and it wasn't long before they grabbed an equaliser, when Kyle Woolven drilled a free kick into the far corner. Bromley kept pressing though and managed to restore their lead when they poked a shot in off the far post to make it 2-1 to Bromley at half time.
The second half started well for PCS as their midfield including Jonah Bos, Max Usher-Wheatley and Joe Radley-Martin who were getting more of the ball and they also now had the wind in their favour. PCS levelled the scores again when a long range free kick from Harry Docherty was fumbled by the Bromley keeper and Luke Robinson reacted quickest to poke home the loose ball. PCS were now starting to get on top, and when Kyle slid a pass through to Chandler Perrin who raced clear and slotted home PCS went ahead for the first time. Bromley were now trying to throw everything at PCS but they couldn't find a way past the PCS defence. PCS extended their lead from an unlikely source when Alieu Secka launched an enormous drop kick the full length of the pitch which bounced over the Bromley keeper and in off the bar into the net to make it 4-2 to PCS. Bromley were getting frustrated now and got caught out again when Bradley Symonds clearance put Chandler through against the Bromley keeper, the keeper raced out of his area to clear, but his clearance went straight to Kyle on the half way line who lofted a first time shot back over the keeper's head and into the empty net to make the final score 5-2 to PCS. They now progress to the 4th round and hopefully can get through that as well.
Squad - Alieu Secka, Max Usher-Wheatley, Harry Mills, Tom Evans, Declan Torgesen, Chandler Perrin, Harry Docherty, Luke Robinson, Joe Radley-Martin, Jonah Bos, Kyle Woolven, Reece Edwards, Bradley Symonds and Daniel Goodlad.
Y10 Penalty win in County Cup
Peacehaven Y10 boys played Regis School from Bognor in the County Cup. The team had a great first half scoring 2 excellent goals and playing well. Jack Sutton scored a 25yrd curler into the top corner half way through the half. Guy Bolton doubled the PCS lead when he ran half the pitch, rounded the keeper and calmly passed the ball in. The first 5 minutes of the second half belonged to Regis with two quick goals. PCS came back with another fantastic individual goal finishing into the bottom corner from an impossible angle. Regis left it to the last minute to equilise with a controversial goal. In extra time PCS showed brilliant spirit going 4-3 down with 6 minutes to go, they rallied and through an unbelievable overhead kick from Daniel Rowland equilised with vertually the final kick of the game.
This brought us to penalties when Paul Woods became the hero saving 2 penalties in some style to win us the match. Great effort and well done to all the players.
Squad: Paul Woods, Callum Carruthers, Daniel Grimble, Oliver Groves, Pete Sowerby, Zac Briffa, Daniel Rowland, Julian Paz, Sajid Rahman, Jason Greenwood, Kieran Davies, Liam Hall, Guy Bolton, Jack Sutton.
Y11 Netball Results
Well done to yr 11 girls netball team who beat hailsham 21-2!
Team included: Nepheli Akrivopoulou, Megan Cox, Izzy Smith, Margaret Gyasi-Addo, Cara Evans-Gillen, Tiphanie Aeschliman, Sian Plant
Y8 Football Reports
PCS Vs Tanbridge. PCS Year 8 football team went on yet another long trek to Tanbridge this time to play the next round of the county cup.
The game started fairly evenly, both teams having clear goal scoring opportunities, but failing to hit the target narrowly, Tom Ford did extremely well to latch on to a Max Smith cross but his volley just sailed over the bar.
PCS however broke the deadlock from nowhere with a spectacular goal from Jack Lapage to give us the lead. After the restart PCS looked a lot brighter and after a beautifully weighted pass from defencer Joe Mills and a mistake from their defender, the ball fell to Max Smith who made am incredible quick run forward to slot it in and make the score 2-0 at half time.
After Half-time, Tanbridge looked a little brighter and got a goal back to make the score 2-1, even though they scored, George Bonner was having a superb game in goal, which isn’t his normal position. Jack Lapage then went on and added PCS’s 3rd to make it 3-1. With a few minutes to go, Tanbridge scored and they were pressing very hard, however our defence of Josh Edwards, Luke Cotton, Joe Mills and Jack Walsh were holding out well and clearing their lines. In the last minutes Jem Tekin-Fisher moved the ball on to Billy Stanbridge who played an outstanding pass to Max Smith on the wing, who crossed to Tom Ford, passed on to Ben Lane to slot the ball into the bottom corner to make the score 4-2 to PCS!
Well done Lads, through to the next round of the Cup and another addition to our unbeaten cup run! A special well done to the players that didn’t play in their proper positions as we lost some players to injury and we only took 11! Team: George Bonner, Josh Edwards, Luke Cotton, Joe Mills, Jack Walsh, Tom Ford, Jem Tekin-Fisher, Ben Lane (captain), Max Smith, Billy Stanbridge, Jack Lapage.
PCS Vs Patcham. PCS were at home on this wet and windy October afternoon where we entertained Patcham High School. Patcham took the lead very early on with a cheeky toe-poke into the near post after a piece of skill from their tricky right winger. PCS heads didn’t drop and we came straight back at them with a goal from Max Smith after a good flowing move from the team. The first half was closely contested both teams looked dangerous going forward but were strong at the back, which caused the half to finish 1-1.
The second half began and we were pressuring straight away, however we conceded after an insanely long kick from the patcham keeper, it was very unlucky for Callum but he mistimed his dive by a millisecond and their striker just tapped it passed him into an open net.After this PCS started to turn on the style, we looked extremely dangerous going forward and this lead to a goal for Jack Lapage to bring the game back to level terms. Now we made the best decision we made all game, we decided to believe we could win this game and get to the quarter finals of the Brighton Cup!
After a fantastic save from Callum (who was playing in goal when he is normally a centre back) and kept us in the game we got the ball down in midfield and passed it well which lead to a Jem Tekin-Fisher cross and a fantastic Jack Lapage volley to make the score 3-2 to PCS! After that, Patcham’s heads dropped, we didn’t get complacent and pushed for that goal that would give us a 2 goal cushion for the last 10 minutes, and after some more beautiful football we got that goal through Max Smith with a great finish.
For the last 10 minutes we stayed tight to our markers and kept thinking to ourselves that the score was 0-0 and still needed to work our socks off, we did that for the remainder of the game and that led to a 4-2 win against a very good Patcham side for PCS!!! Well done! Everyone played superbly and we’re now through to the quarter finals of the Brighton Cup!
Team: Callum Morris, Luke Cotton, George Bonner, Joe Mills, Tom Ford, Max Smith, Billy Stanbridge, Ben Lane (captain), Jem Tekin-Fisher, Findley Tucknott, Jack Lapage, Jack Walsh, Josh Edwards. Special thanks to Mr Thomsett for managing us, Mr Clyne for refereeing the game, all the parents that came to watch and also some Year 8 girls who came and stood in the pouring rain to cheer us on! Thank you all! Report By Ben Lane
Patcham v PCS. This was the first game of the season for our new year 7 players and they were fantastic! Chloe Buckingham scored twice and Holly King scored twice to complete the score 4-0! Maya and Chelsea were very strong in defence and Dani was confident in goal keeping a clean sheet! Hannah Paul made some excellent tackles in midfield and distributed the ball well! Great first win! Team: Chelsea Cook, Maya Tedeschini, Holly King, Chloe Buckingham, Hannah Paul, Dani Hollingworth.
Patcham v PCS. This was a tough first game for the combined year 8 and 9 girls football team. Heidi Craven was making her debut in goal and unfortunately we were down 2-0 in the first 5 minutes. Ellie O’Brien changed her position from GK to defence and she was outstanding in her new position. Emily Linscer slotted the ball home after a great pass from Sophie Tennent. Half time we were back in the game 2-1 down. Patcham came straight back at us after the break to go 3-1 up. PCS got their heads down and played superlyb for the rest of the game. Leyla Ertan make it 3-2 then Chloe Jackson got the equaliser and the game finished 3-3, great comeback from PCS. Team: Heidi Craven, Niamh Hunt, Ella Morgan, Emily Linscer, Leyla Ertan, Ellie O'Brien, Louise Tennant, Sophie Tennant & Chloe Jackson.
Y10 Football Report
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On the 1st of October PCS played Varndean, both teams seemed quite evenly matched in the opening 10 minutes with a couple of half chances at either end. Then PCS seemed to step up a gear and dominate for a spell which saw Sajid Rahman pass to Guy Bolton for a simple tap in. This was repayed when Guy crossed the ball to Sajid to tap in a few minutes later. Varndean tried to make a comeback and had a period of dominance but couldn't score. Guy took a corner towards the end of the half which Jack Sutton headed in, bringing it to 3-0 at half time
Varndean tried to rally themselves back into the game but it was all over when Dan Rowland passed the ball to the feet of Guy who went around the keeper before slotting it home. Varndean did score a long range consolation goal before the match ended 4-1 to PCS! Congratulations to Guy who has been selected for Brighton Boys U15's.
Y9 Football Match Report
PCS year 9's travelled to Bede's this week and narrowly lost 3-2 after a hard fought match. The game was very close right from the start, PCS had the better of the early chances though and they took the lead when Kyle Woolven drilled a free kick over the keeper. Bede's started to gradually gain a bit of control in the midfield and were soon back level thanks to a shot into the bottom corner which Alieu Secka could do nothing about. PCS thought they were going to retake the lead when Chandler Perrin broke away down the right wing and his cross was met by a first time shot from Kyle, but unfortunately a Bede's defender managed to block the ball on the line. Bede's had a few chances but Harry Mills and Tom Evans were doing well to restrict the number of shots that got through, but just before the break Bede's did manage to find a way through and took a 2-1 lead into halftime.
The second half was much tighter with less chances for both teams, Jonah Bos and Chandler did look like they might get the equaliser but some solid defending by Bede's kept them out. Bede's had a couple of chances but Alieu was in fine form in the PCS goal and was stopping everything. He had no chance though when Bede's were awarded a penalty after Harry Mills accidentally tripped the Bede's striker, and Bede's slotted the ball home to make it 3-1. With time running out Harry Docherty pulled a goal back with a long range free kick, and PCS finished the game camped in the Bede's half. Harry Mills had a spectacular overhead kick in the last attack of the game but it went wide and the game finished 3-2 to Bede's.
Squad - Alieu Secka, Reece Edwards, Harry Mills, Tom Evans, Declan Torgesen, Chandler Perrin, Harry Docherty, Max Usher-Wheatley, Joe Radley-Martin, Jonah Bos, Kyle Woolven and Bradley Symonds
PCS VS Imberhorne
On Tuesday 25th of September, PCS’s Year 8 team made the long trip on a wet and windy day over to Imberhorne for the first game of the new season in the County Cup. The first five minutes looked quite even with both teams trying to challenge goalkeepers in the windy weather early on. Imberhorne nearly scored in the first few minutes of the game but Liam Butler carried on from his fantastic season in goal last year and kept the ball from going into the back of the net.
Then PCS Scored the first goal of their season, Findley Tucknott finished it off after some good football and outstanding pace from Max Smith on the wing to pass the ball across. We then scored again basically straight after, Fin finished the ball off again with a similar move coming before it. We were then bossing the game from then. Max scored his first of the game to make it 3-0. Imberhorne’s heads then dropped and that was a good opportunity for Max to score his second of the game after another good flowing move from the team.
So with Fin and Max both on two goals and PCS running the show, a personal competition between Max and Fin took place, who could score the first hat-trick. Fin had a difficult chance and adjusted well but the ball just trickled past the post, and then Max found himself in the six yard box, he headed home to win the challenge between himself and Fin. Fin then got his third with a good goal from the edge of the box, the six goals showed how well the team were working together. It also showed our attacking superiority because Imberhorne had chances but didn’t take them. Then Jem Tekin-Fisher scored from out of nowhere with one of his long range specials, so at half time, we were leading 7-0!!
The second half was a lot closer contested than the first. Imberhorne were playing a better and it gave us a harder challenge than the first half, but we were playing good football and were unlucky not to add to our seven goals. Imberhorne did score two goals in the second half but we were still very much in control and that lead to a chance for Ben Lane to score but then he slipped and the chance went. However Ben then scored his first in the closing minutes to make the score PCS 8-2 Imberhorne! Well done to the lads, through to the next round!
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Congratulations to Robert who has been accepted by Harlequins on their Youth Programme and training with them over the summer.
For those who don’t know, Harlequins are the current Aviva Premier League Rugby champions and a rugby equivalent of Arsenal or Man U.
This selection to an elite programme is fantastic for Robert and also for PCS PE faculty who have coached and supported Rob.
Y9 Football Win
PCS year 9 had their first game of the season this week when they played St Andrews in the cup. PCS started the game strongly and immediately the midfield of Chandler Perrin, Luke Robinson, Harry Docherty, Joe Radley-Martin and Jonah Bos were dominating possession and putting St Andrews under pressure. PCS thought they had got a penalty when Kyle Woolven was brought down as he went round the keeper, but no foul was given so PCS got a throw in instead. PCS were soon in front anyway though as straight from the throw in Kyle controlled the ball on his chest and then produced a stunning overhead kick which left the keeper with no chance. PCS kept the pressure up and Kyle thought he’d added a second but was flagged offside. Despite having the wind in their favour St Andrews were struggling to cope with the PCS midfield and when they did break forward the PCS defence of Reece Edwards, Tom Evans, Harry Mills and Max User-Wheatley were proving unbeatable. It wasn’t long before PCS got the second goal they deserved when a neat one-two between Kyle and Jonah resulted in Kyle firing into the far corner to make it 2-0 at half time.
St Andrews came out much stronger in the second half and Alieu Secka in the PCS goal was called on on a couple of occasions to charge out of his box to clear the danger. The PCS defence was a lot busier now but the second half back line which now included Bradley Symonds coped well with the pressure and kept St Andrews out. PCS gradually regained control thanks to the midfield which now included subs Daniel Goodlad and Matthew Heaver, and eventually PCS put the game beyond doubt when Chandler raced onto Luke’s through ball and finished neatly by chipping the ball over the keeper to make it 3-0. Kyle added a fourth when he sidestepped a defender and fired in from the edge of the area to complete his hat trick. Luke then won a penalty for PCS when he was fouled in the box, after a bit of discussion it was decided that Kyle should take the penalty which he proceeded to fire home to increase the lead to 5-0. With time running out St Andrews grabbed a consolation goal to make the final score 5-1 to PCS. By Kyle Woolven