Y7 Girls Football Report
On the 4th February the year 7 girls football team played against Tideway at home on the astro.
We started off strong Jess, Charlotte and Rebecca holding the defence firmly and Llibby standing well. We attacked and attacked, we got a corner. Ellen firmly took the corner and it flew over all their defenders and Sophie jumped straight in and kneed it in the goal! We were one nil up.
We started the second half really well, Amy and Holly strong up front. Lauren and Sophia were amazing on the wing. Lauren suddenly got the ball and out ran 3 players on the wing and passed it to Ellen, who cross to Sophie to score! 2-0 to us. As we were fighting for victory Jess got the ball and hoofed it right up the field, Ellen got it and shot but the keeper spilt it, all of our players ran in quick and Sophie without even thinking booted it right in the goal. "Yeah!" We won 3-0.
When you see Ellen, Lauren, Libby, Amy, Holly, Sophie, Sophia, Jess, Charlotte and Rebecca, say a big well done for winning their second league match.
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Year 10 sports leaders were in charge of the Tag Rugby Festival, as referees, coaches and keeping the scores. As well as helping the Year 5 and 6 students that were visiting, two teams from Peacehaven Heights, two teams from Harbour School and one team from Denton School. The winners were Harbour School and they will now go through to the South Downs Partnership finals on Thursday 20th March representing the Peacehaven and Newhaven area. Good Luck!
Our year 11B core sports leaders level 2 PE class planned, organised and hosted a Boccia competition for members from Peacehaven Bowls Club on Wednesday 22nd Jan.
This is part of their course where they have to host a competition for the local community. We have now developed a relationship with the local bowls club based at Piddinghoe and we have invited them back on Friday 31st Jan and we hope to play there in the summer on their outdoor greens. Thank you to Frank and his members from the club. Written by Miss Barry (Sports leadership co-ordinator).
Epic Y10 Football Victory
The year 10 Boys football team overcame National Cup Finalists Hove Park in a performance that was testament to their ability, discipline and self-belief. All fourteen members of the squad made significant contributions in what had looked like an unlikely victory. The first half saw heavy pressure from a very confident Hove Park team, eventually leading to an opening goal. Aleu made a series of excellent saves with the entire back four digging deep. The front three of Chandler, Kyle and Luke looked dangerous when they could get into their opponents half. One of these attacks ended in Kyle being brought down. The resulting free kick was driven ferociously by Kyle from 35 yards causing the goalkeeper to spill the ball into the net, 1-1. Towards the end of the first half Hove park finally beat Aleu to leave the score 2-1 at half time.
A similar pattern followed in the second half with the back five defending heroically and forays forward at a premium. The full squad was used with our midfield tiring and the fresh legs had an impact. PCS started shutting the ball down quicker leading to rapid counter attacks with Reece pulling the strings on he ball in midfield. Kyle was terrorising the Park back line and eventually made a breakthrough, outpacing the back four before calmly slotting home. Having promised coach Mr Butterfield a hatrick before the game, he made it happen, again beating the defence before slotting home, 3-2. Luke put the icing on a strong performance with the fourth goal..........EPIC. Final result, 4-2 to PCS
This was a true TEAM performance and every member of the squad deserves congratulations.
Y8 Match Report
PCS played well to defeat a strong Blatchington Mill side who proved to be tough to beat. PCS made a quick start soon going up 1-0 from a counter attack, then Blatch responded promptly and equalised. Then PCS got two more goals before half time. Once again PCS started quickly and got 2 more goals in quick succession, then after a good move about 5 minutes later we had scored again! The boys knew the game was pretty much all tied up at 7-1, but in their blindness let 2 sloppy goals in.
The game ended 7-3 in favour of PCS. Goals went so, Billy(1), Myles(4), Taylor(1), Spencer(1). A good win for the team as we are most likely getting promoted! Well done to everyone in the team, it was tough battling in the rough conditions of the pitch. Good game boys!
Year 8 Rugby
On Tuesday 14th of January the year 8 1st XV rugby team played St. Andrews in the quarter finals of the County Cup. PCS started aggressively, with many powerful phases of play from the forwards. St. Andrews were immediately on the back foot and were struggling to cope with the intensity and power of the PCS pack. St. Andrews turned the ball over and scored a break away try in the corner. All of a sudden St. Andrews began to play to their strengths. They recycled the ball well and through quick passing along their back line they began to create space and break holes in our defence. All of a sudden it was PCS on the back foot and the score at half time was 38-0 to St. Andrews.
The captian Adrigh re-energised the team and PCS came out for the second half fired up. The half started with some powerful running from both sets of forwards. Again, St. Andrew's back line managed to score two tries from their early pressure. PCS battled again and spent most of the second half in St. Andrew's twenty-two. The PCS forwards began creating space for our backs who were pressurising the oppositions defence. A well deserved try was scored in the final minutes by the man of the match Eziam Dimas. The final score was 48-5 to St. Andrews. A truly brilliant team effort from start to finish. The performance demonstrated how hard each individual will work for each other. What a brilliant achievement reaching the quarter finals, well done!
PCS Vs Longhill
In the last game of a tough season, we faced Longhill School, desperate for our first win of the season and our first EVER victory against our opponents, pumped for the game was an understatement.
As the game kicked off, you could see that PCS wanted a win. Strong tackles and exceptional football was being played everywhere on the pitch. After a few chances and some good saves from goalkeeper Callum, PCS gained the breakthrough, some top stuff from Ben, Joe and Findley, enabled a wide ball to be spread out to Max who cheekily lobbed the keeper and put PCS 1-0 ahead.
After that goal, all the momentum was with PCS, still solid in defence with Tom, Luke, Jem and Billy, and still great football being played across the midfield by, Ben, Joe, Fin, Max and Brandon, who was giving their left-back a difficult time with jolting runs and trying to complete a successful move always looking for striker, Jack. PCS fought hard in the first half and lead the game 1-0 at half time.
The Second half didn’t go exactly the way PCS wanted it to, with the wind in the oppositions favour and them bringing on 2 Sussex Starters at half time, PCS were always going to have to dig deeper. We were doing just that, with some monster challenges and again some very respectable football being played, PCS didn’t look like conceding whatsoever. However, that all changed when Findley, who was again, having an absolute storming game, unfortunately got injured in a tackle and had to come off. We did bring Scott on and he was playing some nice football and getting stuck in well, however, Fin was one of 4, maybe 5 of our players that could efficiently handle the physicality of the 2 substitutes that Longhill had brought into the match. Especially, Jem, Luke, Joe and at times, also Ben, were all trying to deal with them by putting in some crucial challenges and then getting the ball out to, Tom, Max, Billy, Brandon, Scott and Jack up top to get another goal.
However, PCS, as much as they tried to, they couldn’t restrict Longhill enough, and in the space of about 10 minutes, Longhill had scored 4 goals to make the game have a unfair score line of 4-1. Max grabbed a consolation goal late on from a spectacular cross from Jack and nearly grabbed himself a Hat-Trick through a Ben pass but it wasn’t meant to be and PCS, again found themselves unfairly loosing again to Longhill, this time at a score of, PCS 2-4 Longhill. We really deserved a win lads, unlucky to all of you. Thanks to Mr Thomsett for being our manager/referee/linesman all season, you’ve been a top manager.
PCS Vs Downlands
PCS Year 10's progressed to the County Cup quarter final today after beating Downlands in a close fought match. PCS started well and Chas had a great early chance but the keeper managed to block his shot. Downlands then started to get into the game and put PCS under increasing pressure, Alieu made some a couple of great saves to keep Downlands at bay though. At the other end Luke went close but the Downlands defence crowded him out. The game went from end to end and it took until 10 minutes before half time for either team to make the breakthrough. Eventually though the opening goal went to PCS when a quick throw in led to Luke laying the ball off to Kyle Woolven who fired into the far corner of the net to give PCS the lead at half time.
Downlands came out fired up for the second half and were soon back on level terms, Alieu made a great save from the initial shot but unfortunately the rebound went straight to a Downlands striker who tapped home from close range. Downlands then had a good spell of pressure but the PCS defence of Harry, Tom, Joe and Jack kept them at bay. PCS gradually worked their way back into the game and their midfield trio of Harry, Max and Brad were winning the ball well and feeding the strikers who were starting to look really dangerous, first the Downlands keeper came out well to deny Chas and then Kyle headed over from Harry's corner. With time running out it looked like the game was headed for extra time but then Kyle found some space on the edge of the box and his low drive crashed in off the post to put PCS back in front. Downlands tried desperately to get back in it but PCS stood strong and held on for the 2-1 win. Written By Kyle.
PCS VS PACA
PCS kicked off and played well, knocking the ball around nicely but not being able to score. Then after a good run down the line and a good pass across the 18 yard box from Taylor, Myles bundled the ball into the goal. PCS were in front but not for long after some sloppy defending the ball rebounded off a PCS defender into the net. After half time PCS looked as if they were going to try their hardest to win,with some good passing play that led to Taylor breaking through and scoring with a convincing finish. Suddenly out of nowhere a PACA player spotted the PCS keeper off his line and went for a chip shot from about 30 yards out, which caught out Spencer, who was awfully close to the saving the ball, the game was tied at 2 – 2. Then Taylor broke through and scored again. PCS were ahead once more, but it wasn’t that simple, straight from kick-off PACA practically walked through the PCS defence and scored again, 3-3. The game stayed even throughout the rest of the half until Myles broke through the PACA defence, went round the keeper and passed the ball into the empty net. This time PCS stayed in front and won 4-3. Written by Billy.
Girls football report
PCS V CARDINAL NEWMAN 10.12.13
Well done to all the girls who played in this friendly match at home. We played 7 a side one game on the astro, one game on the field. On the astro it was a great game 1-1 at half time thanks or a goal from Kirsty. In the second half we showed lots of commitment and determination. It was 2-1, a superb game by Jessica . Then it was 2-2 and then Kirsty scored the winner! Final Score 3-2 PCS!
On the field it was another skilful game, the opposition were strong and we saw ourselves 2-0 down at half time. We were much stronger in the second half and Ellen passed a fab through ball to Katie who slotted the ball in the corner of the goal. Unfortunately Newman came back at us and scored twice more. Final Score- 4-1 to Newman.
KS4 swim results
Well done to the PCS swim team who took part in the Southdowns Sports Partnership swimming competition. Everyone worked very hard and PCS did really well.
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Y7 Netball Result
Well done Y7 girls! A great team effort from everyone, pulling together their individual skills to outwit their opponents. It was a fantastic game with Peacehaven girls barely giving Causeway School any time on the ball. They won convincingly 16-0 and collectively put together the match report below:
On Wednesday 4th December we had a netball match against Causeway School in Eastbourne. We had lots of good passes, interceptions and fast moves against the other team. The shooting skills of Ellen and Sophie were really accurate, scoring 16 goals between them. Georgia and Ellen were really strong and tough defenders, not giving their opposition any chance of shooting or even getting close! The central players were key to keeping possession of the ball. Libby was great at finding space, Lauren was really fast around the court reserving and giving the ball to the team and Sophia made effective and quick interceptions around the court.
U16 win 5-2
The under 16 girls football team won against Tideway 5-2. Charlotte scored 3 goals, Chloe 1 and Emily 1.
Squad: Leyla, Sophie, Louise, Nepheli, Ellie, Emily, Millie, Charlotte, Chloe, Chloe, Sarah, Zita & Rosie.
Y7 Football results
On Thursday 28th of November the year 7 football team played Blatchington Mill in the Brighton league. PCS started quickly and Callum scored a well worked goal from a brilliant through ball from Beau. A few moments later Blatchington's winger scored a lucky goal by crossing the ball and it creeped in to the top corner. Then they scored again when the winger crossing the ball into the box and their striker scored a volley into the top of the goal.
After half time PCS were ready to fight back and we worked really hard, but Blatchington scored on the counter-attack to make it 3-1. From a sloppy pass Blatchington scored again placing the ball into the bottom corner. From the restart PCS passed the ball around the other team and Callum put the ball over the top of Blatchingtons defence and Keiten scored a good goal to make it 4-2. The final score 4-2 to Blatchington Mill. Written by Charlie.
PCS vs Cardinal Newman
PCS played Cardinal Newman in pur last game of the season. Even though we played a good game and scored a top goal through a pass from Joe to Jem, it wasn't meant to be and we lost 4-1 Even though we haven't won, it had been a good season lads. Team: George(GK), Tom, Luke, Callum, Brandon, Billy, Ben (Captain), Joe, Jem, Max, Fin, Jack & Scott.
On the 21st November the Y7 girls team travelled to Sussex university to play in a football tournament. When we got there we where all excited and nervous at the same time. We started the first game against Stringer, Lauren making lovely tackles. Unfortunately Josie was running and accidently hand balled it so they got a free kick and scored. After the free kick there was no time to get a goal back because the games only lasted 3 to 4 minutes, so the score was 1-0 to Stringer. As we went on to our second game against Hove Park A we started well with Amy strong in mid-field and Holly up front. Ellen shot from a distance and scored, then Ellen scored again to make the game 2-0 to PCS.
We did not want to lose against C Newman because we wouldn't go to semi's. Our team started rock solid with roll on and off strikers. Josie and Jess amazing in defence keeping it strong and Skye amazing in goal. We passed the ball around amazingly and Ellen scored 4 goals to make the score 4-0 to PCS. Unfortunately we did not go through because Stringer had the same points as us but as they beat us in the first game, it meant that they got to go through. We where so devastated but we came as a team and finished as a team and that’s all that mattered. Thank you to Skye, Ellen, Jess, Josie, Lauren, Holly, Amy and Amy. Written by Ellen Sheppard.
The Yr7 boys won all their group matches and got to the semi final but lost 2-0 to Blatchington Mill.
PCS Y8 Vs BACA
The game started and both teams were playing some nice football with PCS getting the better chances. The game stayed even throughout the first half with neither teams getting too close to a goal, PCS had been unlucky but had not played to their full potential. After a very inspiring team talk from Mr Clarke the team was pumped and ready to get the game started again. Within a few minutes PCS had scored, which was a good start to the second half. Then PCS scored again and again. PCS were 3-0 up and cruising through the game. PCS were awarded a penalty for a mistimed challenge from a BACA defender. Myles took the penalty and hit it straight at the keeper who spilled the ball straight back out to him which he then smashed over the bar. A few subs were made and PCS scored three more goals before the match ended. The game finished at 6-0 to PCS, a much better second half. Well done to Myles and Taylor who both scored 3 goals! Well done to everyone in the team, a great first win! Report by Billy.
Year 7 brighton knockout cup
On Friday 13th November, PCS played PACA in the first round of the Brighton knockout cup. Without any idea of what this team were like, all the lads got stuck in from the first whistle. In the early minutes of the game, Beau put a fantastic through ball in for Callum to run into and score the first goal. Straight away PACA scored a goal by sending a through ball to the unmarked right winger, so he could then place the ball in the bottom corner. Not letting our heads drop, we won the ball and Callum scored his second goal in the 10th minute. Not long after that we got a free kick outside the area and using the wind, Callum scored his hat trick to make it 3-1 to PCS. Then Callum scored his 4th goal by knocking the ball past the opposition right back and putting it into the bottom corner.
After half time we were getting shots and crosses in but not scoring any until we won a corner. Beau put in a corner near the front for Charlie to run onto with a header to finish it, flying through the keepers arms. After that another great through ball led to a goal from Keiten as he got to the ball from the cross to tap it in. Shortly after that, Beau scored from a shot just outside the box leading into the bottom corner. Callum scored from a ball over the top of opposition defence for him to score his 5th goal to make it 8-1 to PCS. It was the 90th minute and PACA put a ball up into the air, Charlie won the header and guided it to Beau, taking on about 3 players, Beau shot from quite far from the box and it just crept into the bottom corner. The final result was 9-1 to PCS, a great performance from the boys for the first round. On to the second round! Written by Charlie.
On 18th November the Yr 7 girls won the area 3v3 basketball tournament. They were undefeated in 8 games and battled hard non-stop to win the title. If you see them around school give them a well done or a high five as it's thoroughly deserved. The boys played really well and worked incredibly hard as well, but it was not their day and the basketball seemed to do everything but want to go into the basket. Yr 7 Girls team - Ellen, Georgia, Lauren & Amy.
Year 10 Rugby
On Monday 18th of November the year 10 1st XV rugby played against Ringmer in the county cup. PCS started off at a high tempo and Ethan broke through their line of defense just short of the try line, but great hands from Max sent a long pass that found Dean who managed to score a brilliant first try. Ringmer matched PCS and managed to score a converted try. The first half was very even and it ended 7 all.
The second half was followed by a converted try from Ringmer. PCS responded and attacked Ringmer with power and great team work. Ethan broke through the Ringmer defense, which gave the team a two point lead. Ringmer responded by scoring another converted try. The team demonstrated their resolve through fantastic support play and Ethan managed to break through two to three tackles and scored under the posts. Brad increased the score by converting the kick. We got a penalty near their try line and captain Peter took a quick tap and a well worked pop pass allowed Mo space to score a try in the far corner. With ten minutes left the forwards made some outstanding breaks. This resulted in a penalty 10 yards from their try line. Freddie took a sneaky tap and drove three of their players over the line to score a vital try for PCS. The final score was 31-22 to PCS. On to the quarter finals! Written by Mo and Pete.
U14 Girls football report
Well done to the yr 8/9 girls football team on their first competitive match of the season. We travelled to Blatchington Mill school and faced several teams. We were a little rusty in our first match and were beaten 2-0 by Blatchington B team. We defended really well second match and drew 0-0 with Newman A team. We then faced Blatchington A and again draw 0-0. Excellent performances from Hannah in goal and Chelsea in defence. We just needed to be more accurate in front of goal. We beat Stringer B 1-0 from a great goal from Zita! Sadly we just lost our next game by 1 goal against Hove Park. We drew 1-1 against Stringer A another great strike from Zita. In our final game we draw 0-0 against Newman B. Great performance from our girls looking forward to the league matches coming up soon! Also we were missing 2 key players due to injury. Therefore we only had one year 9 player which was Zita! We finished 4th place out of 8 teams with 4 draws, 2 loses and 1 win.
Cross Country Results
Well done to all 40 PCS students who took part in the cross country at Eastbourne Sports Park. We had some excellent performances. Special mention to Ellen, 7th place and Kirsty, 8th place in the year 7 girls’ race. Callum, 2nd in the year 7 boys race. Jamie, in yr 11 was in 16th place. Milly came 1st in the year 8/9 girls race. Also Aidan in Year 10 came 1st in his 3 mile race of a time of 17 minutes 40 seconds!!! Aidan raced against year 10,11,12 and year 13 athletes and still came first!
PCS VS Cardinal Newman
On Monday 11th November Y10 PCS had a league game against Cardinal Newman. PCS were in their yellow kit and Newman in their white and green striped kit. Both captains were at the centre spot for the coin toss. The whistle was blown to start the game. For the first few minutes PCS had very little possession, losing the ball in midfield trying to get the ball into attack. Newman had another attack which was seen to be put wide. Soon after the goal kick PCS were down 1-0. PCS started the game again trying to push forward, unfortunately a pass was intercepted and Newman were on the attack again. Another goal was scored 2-0 down. The back four (Declan, Jack, Harry and Joe) were doing well to get the ball into midfield but it couldn’t be collected quickly enough. PCS were trying hard to keep the ball, but with the wind against us it wasn’t happening. An attempt to clear out from defence was intercepted and taken out wide. Newman’s attempt to cross was put in at the far post. 3-0. The whistle went for the half time break.
Team talks were over and the start of the second half was kicked off by PCS. PCS were attacking well playing nice football in the second half which lead to a goal scored by Luke, making the score 3-1. PCS were defending really well in the second half, with Jack and Harry keeping a key man in Newman’s attack quiet. A ball through defence couldn’t be caught which lead Newman to lead 4-1. PCS still had their heads up not worried about the score. PCS were still attacking hard, passing and moving well. A good cross by Luke to Tom was volleyed just past the post. Newman had another opportunity which was stopped by Jack keeping their key man off the ball using strength and some wrestling techniques. They both slid in the wet, thick mud, with PCS winning the ball. The pass was then cleared out with the sound of the whistle after the kick. It was a well battled game by the whole team. Written by Jack (man of the match).
PCS VS Hove Park
PCS Year 9 squad, had another league game this week against Hove Park, with 4 games played and 4 undeserved losses, we were hungry for a win today. The pitch was a bog, so the ball was annoyingly being held up in the middle of the park, however if you like slide-tackling, it was perfect football weather. PCS had a very bright start, with some quick, sharp passing in the awful conditions by the midfield of Callum, Joe and Ben, and some testing shots from striker Jack early on was making hove uncomfortable. However a slight mistake led to Hove Park scoring the opener of which we deserved. PCS heads stayed high and some good forward play from the midfield and a fabulous ball from Mills led to winger Max Smith to slot home a equaliser almost immediately. For the rest if the first half, Hove were restricted from playing football with some brilliant strength and challenges on show from the PCS team, credit must go to the PCS defence of Tom, Luke, Randal and Brandon who were not letting their striker get through anything or anywhere, this lead to him becoming annoyed and making a few fouls that Mr Thomsett picked up on. Half Time 1-1
In the second half, the only words to describe the first 20 minutes were disapointing and horrendously unlucky. PCS didn't do anything differently than they had in the first period, however a free kick that keeper George (who had a solid game), could not do anything about and a couple of cheap goals led to them gaining a 4-1 lead. PCS however fought hard untill the end and got a slight consolation goal when good build up play by Jem found Max who scored an identical goal as he did in the first half to make the final score PCS 2-4 Hove Park. Again, unlucky boys, we didn't deserve to loose today.MOTM-Joe, ran the show on the awful surface in centre midfield.
Year 7 Football Report
On November 7th PCS played Cardinal Newman in a football league match. In the first half Cardinal Newman took the lead with an overhead kick from a corner. Riley equalised through a well worked goal. Then they scored two goals from two set pieces. Newman led 3-1 at half time. At half time we all had an inspired team talk led by Charlie (the captain) and came at battling and focused on setting a high tempo.
On the first whistle of the second half everyone was fired up. In the last fifteen minutes, Callum was able to pull a goal back. We pressurised Cardinal Newman’s defence and could not manage to convert all the pressure to score the equaliser. The final score was 3-2 to Cardinal Newman. Another great performance from the team. Written by Charlie.
Year 10 Football Report
On Friday the 8th of November PCS Year 10 football squad fought against Shoreham as part of the County Cup. The game kicked off and PCS pressured Shoreham but couldn't keep much possession.Our full backs did well to defend against Shoreham wingers, stopping numerous goal-scoring opportunities. PCS gave away a few free kicks but goalkeeper Alieu prevented Shoreham getting ahead early on. The game continued fairly evenly through the first half, with an average performance from both sides. However the second half came and PCS got off to a great start creating opportunities for the forwards. A brilliant ball was passed through to Chas on the wing, and he headed it across the box to the half time substitute striker Tom who volleyed it past the keeper giving PCS the first goal. Both teams carried on fighting with excellent defending from Jack and Harry. Unfortunately Shoreham managed to scrape a chance on their attack and caused PCS to concede an own goal. However the squad got straight back in and Kyle moved the ball across just outside the box, and fired it into the top corner making the score 2-1. Overall PCS played a great game and now are through to the next round in the County Cup. Well done to the whole Squad. By Tom Evans.
Year 8 Rugby Report
Their second cup fixture was away against Hailsham. The game started off at a high tempo with end to end running from both teams. There was some aggressive tackling and Hailsham were a good side. PCS passed the ball well and scored a great try finished by Myles. Hailsham turned the ball over and scored a try against the run of play. At half time the score was 14-12 to Hailsham.
PCS started the second half by scoring a try, but missed a difficult conversion. After fighting for the ball Hailsham won it back and gained a converted try. After many rucks, scrums and a battle for the ball, PCS scored a well worked try, followed by an outstanding kick by Fenton. The forwards were keeping the ball alive through 6-7 phases. After some hard work and long play Adrigh kicked to start and Nat ran to the ball and slid along the floor tapping a Hailsham players ankle and turning into a scrum. Unfortunately Hailsham gained possession of the ball, when PCS were a few metres out from the try line, and threw the ball out to end the game. This was another great performance and team effort. Final score 26-19 to Hailsham Community College. Written by Nat and Adrigh.
World Marathon Challenge
Well done to everyone who took part, excellent running by all. The top 4 mentor groups were:
4th place: number 2 MCU/SWS 6.07 min mile
3rd place: number 30 CGR/LMU/LHI 5.59 min mile
2nd place: number 10 NBO/LMA 5.51 min mile
1st place: number 1 RWA/RBI 5.35 min mile
The top 4 will receive certificates. The overall time once all added up for the marathon challenge was 2 hours 08 mins 12 secs! We didn't quite beat the marathon time of 2 hrs 03 but did very very well.
Yr 10 Football Report
It was a wet and windy day on the 6th of November, when the PCS squad battled hard against St Thomas from Greenwich, London. The game kicked off and the boys got stuck in from the whistle. PCS were up against the wind in the first half, yet still created many chances from the forwards Luke, Kyle, Max and Harry. Our opponents were using the wind to their advantage and the PCS defence (Harry, Jack, Joe and Joe were standing strong while tackles were flying in. When the opposition gained a throw in, the ball was launched into the box and a looping header just crossed our goal line after a valiant attempt by Mills to head away, 1-0 St Thomas. A strong collision involving PCS’s central defensive midfielder, Tom led to a substitution. Jonah immediately created chances and blasted a shot just wide of the post. PCS did well to hold the score line to 1-0 at the end of the first half due to the gaining power of the wind.
PCS now had the upper hand in the second half with ball winning from the industrious Brad and good balls through from the midfield, and Alieu goal kicks leading to chances that the team were unlucky not to put away. Luke was consistently running at the defence and his skill led to a rash decision by an opposing defender who brought him down, a penalty well deserved. Kyle calmly stepped up to take it and slotted it into the bottom corner. This raised the PCS teams morale and made everyone want to win their personal battles more. Alieu’s kicks with the wind behind helped us to build many counter attacks. However, a counter attack by our opponents saw a shot hit a PCS defender and bounce up perfectly for a St Thomas player to score a scrappy goal which hit the post before going in, making the score 2-1 to the opponents.....game over. We now aim to turn our disappointment into a victory against Shoreham Academy in the County Cup this Friday. Written by Harry Mills.
Yr 7 Girls Football Report
Brighton Schools Tournament 24.10.13. The new Year 7 girls football team were excellent during their first ever competitive matches. We travelled away to Blatchington Mill School in Hove for a tournament. We were in League 2 and drew our first match 0-0 against Hove Park B and Ellen controlled the midfield. Our second match saw us draw 0-0 again this time against Cardinal Newman, Rebeeca was strong in defence. In our final league match we faced Dorothy Stringer. Sophia and Josie showed some excellent tackling skills and we controlled the game well. Ellen dribbled through the Stringer defence and scored, we won 1-0. We finished on 7 points as did Cardinal Newman. We had to play them again to decide the league winner. It was a golden goal game and we passed the ball around well, Amy was strong and Sophie scored the winner to make it 1-0!
We faced the winners of League 1 Hove Park A team in the final. It was a tight encounter and Lauren was displaying some great skill and successfully completed many passes in midfield. We pressurised their defence but could not find an opening. It finished 0-0 and went to a penalty shoot out. Hove Park went first, Skye made a great save! Unfortunately I think the pressure got to us and Ellen, Josie and Lauren all missed. Amy scored a cracker to keep us in it but Hove Park stepped up to score the winner. PCS were fantastic and the girls are looking forward to the South Downs Partnership league starting in November.
Y10 squad v Battersea
On Thursday 24th October the Year 10 PCS squad travelled up to Battersea, London for their fourth game this year, the National Cup first round. PCS started off well and pushed forward. After just three minutes Kyle created a chance slotting it in after a deflection off the keeper. PCS carried on attacking and Chas played a ball through to Luke who was brought down in the box for a penalty. Chas stepped up for the penalty and calmly finished, putting the ball in the bottom corner making it 2-0. PCS were defending well with defenders Harry, Jack, Joe, Joe and Bradley all outplaying their attacking opponents. Towards the end of the first half Kyle played a ball through to Luke who was brought down again in the box with Chas stepping up again to score his second and make it 3-0. After defending well Joe played a lovely ball to Harry who passed it through to Chas who ran on past the defenders and finished well in the bottom corner for his third goal, a first half hat-trick.
In the second half Battersea starting showing some life in the game when their best player rainbow flicked the ball over our players to their striker, but some brilliant defending from Harry and Jack protected Alieu in goal. Kyle made a chance down line out of nothing, taking on three players on the wing before curling a lovely shot into the top corner making the score 5-0. PCS were dominating in midfield with excellent displays from Max, Harry and Brad. When Max played a great through ball through to Chas he brilliantly chipped the keeper to score his fourth. Battersea looked out of energy and made a desperate challenge on Luke running forward creating a freekick opportunity 20 metres out which Harry stepped up and dipped it in bottom corner for the final goal of the game making the score 7-0. Great display from the whole squad. Well done lads. Written by Chas Perrin.
U16 Football Tournament
PCS girls football team travelled to Cardinal Newman for an U16 tournament on 15th October. There were several teams there on the day which included Longhill, Hove Park, BACA, Blatch, Varndean, BHHS, Stringer and the hosts Newman. In our first match against Stringer we just lost 2-1 it was a close game and Chloe put PCS ahead. Louise made several strong tackles in defence. In our second match we drew 1-1 against Hove Park another close match with another great goal from Chloe in year 11.
We then faced the hosts Newman and beat them 2-0 goals from Chloe and Emily. Excellent defending by Amelia and Sophie. In our final game in pool A we played BHHS and won 3-0 a brace from Emily and another from Chloe. Ellie was strong in midfield and Leyla's passing was superb.
We made it through to the semi-final and faced a strong Longhill side. It finished 0-0 after extra time and went to penalties. Charlotte was solid in goal making several fine saves. It went to sudden death and Nepheli scored the winner to send PCS to the final!
We played Stringer in the final who beat us in our first pool game. We were determined to win now we had got that far, Chloe had scored in every game and did not let us down by scoring the winner in the final for a 1-0 victory! The girls did brilliantly as this was our first match all together as the South Downs Partnership league starts after half term, well done!
Y7 Football win 7-3
The year 7 team played their second match away at Longhill. The boys were buzzing and as soon as they got off the bus, were straight into the warm up. Before you knew it, it was kick off and within the first 6 minutes we were 3-0. Callum scored 2 and Beau hit a long range effort which beat the keeper at his near post. Then we scored again and now it was Brad's turn. We were 4-0 up after 10 minutes, what a start by Peacehaven! All of a sudden, Longhill replied with 2 well worked goals. PCS led 4-2 at half time.
However, we didn't let our heads drop and quickly after the kick off Callum scored a screamer, then their heads dropped and we scored another a mesmerizing volley from a beautiful cross by Callum and neatly tucked away by James. After that they scored their third but still Callum felt the need to score his fourth which summed up his excellent man of the match performance. The final result was 7:3 to PCS. Overall, a great performance by the team. Written by Beau.
Y11 Brighton Cup success
This was the first game for the year 11's this year, their opponents were Tideway. Straight after kick off Peacehaven were strong on the ball and aggressive. In a matter of minutes Peacehaven bagged a goal, due to a mistake from one of the Tideway defenders clearing the ball. However Tideway did not give up and soon after they pushed forward and made a chance. They did score a goal but from their team, it was an own goal from Peacehaven, this made it 1-1. Both sides were strong for the rest of the first half.
Second half, Peacehaven pushed for another goal, and they succeeded. A ball through the defence by Daniel, and an easy finish by Guy. This made the score 2-1 to Peacehaven. Tideway fought back making the score 2-2. Peacehaven wanted the win and the tried as hard as they could. The third goal for Peacehaven was created by Zach who played an amazing through ball to Daniel giving him the perfect opportunity to finish. The last goal was played through again by Daniel to Guy allowing him to tap it into the bottom corner. The end result was 4-2 to Peacehaven. The Team now face Downlands in the next round. Report by Man of the Match Sajid.
"This game was a genuine derby were no quarter was given or asked for. The spirit, attitude and conduct of both teams should be applauded and was aided by an outstanding refereeing display." - Mr Butterfield
On Wednesday the 25th September the year 9 girls netball team went to Hailsham to play Hailsham and ETA (Eastbourne). It started off well with Hannah, Ella and Abbie on attack and making some amazing shots. Emily as centre covered the court making tactical passes. At half time we were 6-2 up, this looked like a promising match! With Isabella, Emma and Loren on defence and intercepting where they could, the team were strong the whole way through! The match ended on 15-2 to PCS! The second match, against ETA had a changeling start when we were 5-2 down. However, after a team talk, we came storming back with an 8-7 win!
The next day (Thursday 26th September) we went to Seaford to play three teams, Seaford, Caversham and Causeway. The first match was a tough one against Seaford, which we unfortunately lost 4-7. The next game against Caversham was a well-played match, which resulted in 11-2 win! The final match against Causeway was a slightly easier game, ending up with an 8-1 victory to PCS!! The team came away both days feeling very proud, with victories worth celebrating! Written by Isabella.
Y7 Match Report
The year 7 football team played their first match of the season against Dorothy Stringer on Monday 7th October.
In the first half, we conceded three goals before Callum scored a well created goal from excellent build up from the whole team. During that time Dorothy Stringer scored three goals.
After an inspired team talk with Mr Monk we went out ready to fight back and we did. With a few changes all the team played much better than the first half. After conceding another two goals, Beau scored a ‘Benteke’ goal by powering his way through three players. The final score was 8-2 to Dorothy Stringer. Report by Charlie.
PCS VS Longhill
PCS Travelled to Longhill on their first away fixture of the season. Knowing that Longhill had a very strong side, it would be a tough game from the off. It turned out to be exactly that, PCS had a ok start, however some standing off Longhill’s huge centre midfielder allowed him to spray the ball all around the pitch and Longhill scored their first of the game in the opening few minutes. PCS then turned off again and conceded their second in quick succession.
Despite this PCS tried to keep their heads up and start to play some football. Some good, strong tackles from the defence of Tom, Luke, Randal and Jack and with our pace on the wings from Max and Jem we were starting to make them uncomfortable. However once again our momentum was short lived with a lucky counter attack we found ourselves 3-0 down. We did manage to get a goal on the board with some good build up play from the centre midfielders, Ben, Joe and the slightly deeper Findley, the ball found its way up to Max and Jack and PCS reduced the deficit to 3-1. Some sloppy play again led to a 4th for Longhill going into half time.
After a hard half time team talk from Mr Thomsett, PCS started the second half far brighter than Longhill. After 5 minutes of the second half, substitutes Billy and Brandon came on and made an impact on the game straight away. It wasn’t meant to be though as a couple of shots hit the post and an astonishing effort from Fin hit the woodwork, the game ended Longhill 4-1 PCS.
Unlucky again boys, let’s just work on the negatives in training and strengthen our game. Mr Thomsett.
MOTM: Fin, constant hard work, well played Fin
Y10 Football Report
PCS year 10's started their league campaign off with a hard fought win against Downlands this week. PCS started well and took the lead when Kyle broke down the right before crossing for Luke to slot home, however the lead was short lived as Downlands broke straight up the other end and equalised thanks to a wicked deflection. PCS seemed to switch off at this point and Downlands started to control the match and were soon 2-1 ahead and it could have been worse if it wasn't for a couple of great saves from Alieu.
The second half was much better from PCS and they equalised soon after the restart when Chandler broke free and fired into the corner. PCS then took the lead when Luke hassled a Downlands defender into a mistake and Chandler nipped in to poke home his second. PCS were now controlling the game and sub Jonah was linking up well with the PCS strikers and causing problems down the left, the PCS defence was standing strong and protecting Alieu really well at the other end of the pitch. The game was made safe when Kyle added a fourth after chested the ball down and volleying into the far corner. PCS finished the game in total control and with time running out Kyle grabbed his second of the game when he raced free onto Jonah's long throw and went round the keeper before flicking the ball into the empty net. So a very average first half performance was followed by a good second half show and PCS ended up with a deserved 5-2 victory. Match report from Kyle.
Y9 Football Report
On Monday 30th September, the Year 9 Squad entered their 3rd season as a team feeling strong, with some new additions to the team, Randal and Brandon, to add to the PCS year 9 regulars. We have been entered into Division 1 this year by Mr Thomsett, as well as playing in the County and Brighton Cups, so lots of games to look forward to.
We started off our season facing Warden Park, Former Mid-Sussex Champions, so we knew it wasn’t going to be an easy ride. PCS started the game off stronger, getting the ball down in the centre of the park and looking to feed the ball to the 3 strikers, Max, Jack and Billy. Although we had the better start to the game, our good momentum was cut short after some sloppy marking from a corner, which allowed their centre forward to nod home from close range. We started to try and play some football again from the midfield but again the momentum was killed by a free kick from close range that Callum was extremely close to keeping out but it was just that little bit too high. Half Time- PCS 0-2 Warden Park.
After a brief half time team talk, the boys were fired up and ready to try and find a way back into the match, the second half started well some fantastic play down the right from Tom, Ben and Jem. The ball was switched to Billy and he slotted it through to Jack, who steered the ball into the bottom corner. 1-2! Unfortunately, Warden Park came straight back at us and erors from the Goalkeeper, Callum and CB (Who had a excellent debut) sadly resulted in a scrambled 3rd for Warden Park. Another unmarked corner led to a 4th for Warden Park and sealed the game.
Full Time - PCS 1-4 Warden Park. Unlucky Boys, No county cup run for us this year. However we can work on the negatives and go into Thursdays fixture vs our rivals Longhill stronger and hungry for a win! Special mention to Callum who had a blinding debut in goal making what was the save of the game! MOTM: Well played Joe, very solid performance! Manager: Mr Thomsett.
Y9 Football Report
The game kicked off with Beacon, the game was a stalemate with each team getting few chances and limited shots on goal. With Dane GK) making some amazing saves. Suddenly with some good passing and moving, the ball was passed through to Myles (ST) to run on to. After a good show of pace, dribbling skill and battling Myles had got down the line and passed across to Billy (LW) to knock the ball into the back of the net for an easy goal with a clinical finish. PCS were 1-0 up 15 minutes into the match. Before you knew it after a similar move Myles battled down the line and passed back to Taylor Torgeson (CAM) on the edge of the 18 yard box for a 1 on 1, still with a difficult job to do he stuck it in the top left corner, an amazing finish. At half time PCS were 2-0 up and looking comfortable. After half time Beacon looked pumped to get a comeback. Beacon got three goals within quick succession. After the third goal PCS started to really go for it a few of us (Jacob, Eli and Billy) went in for some good tackles and came out badly. You could tell how much both teams wanted to win merely by the look on their faces. With around 5 minutes remaining a lobbed ball went over to Taylor he headed it over the keeper it was almost over the line but a swift Beacon defender cleared the ball off the line. The match had finished 3-2 to Beacon. Well done to everyone in the team. Written by Billy.
Y10 Football Report
On Monday 23rd September, Year 10 football squad fought hard against the tough opposition Dorothy Stringer, in the first round of the County Cup. After kick off PCS pushed on Stringer and didn't give them any space. The back 4 Owen Lambe, Harry Mills, Tom Evans and Ewan Lindsay kept strong and prevented any chances for the opposition, with good control from Captain Harry Mills. PCS midfield Harry Docherty, Luke Robinson and Joe Radley-Martin were consistent on playing to ball upfield to attackers Sam Vallier, Max Wheatley and Chandler Perrin causing Stringer problems. Unfortunately towards the end of the firs half Peacehaven conceded 2 goals due to good attacks from the opposition. However PCS kept fighting through the second half and Joe came off for Reece Edwards who impacted the game well. The game ended 2-1 to Stringer but the team came away happy with their performance. Written by Tom Evans and Owen Lambe.
Y10 Football Report
PCS welcomed Tideway as their first game of the season. Tideway started off well, the ball wasn't cleared from a throw in and Tideway took there first chance making it 1-0. PCS started to get into the game more until Tideway were given a throw in and the ball was deflected in off one of our defenders making the score 2-0. We started to dominate in the midfield with some good play from Harry Docherty, Tom Evans and Joe Radley-Martin. PCS creating more chances in the second half, Harry Docherty ran forward and played a ball through to Chas Perrin, who took his shot well making the score 2-1. PCS defended very well from Bradley Symonds, Harry mills, Ewan Lindsay and Owen Lambe. PCS started to play their football in the last 20 minutes with great play from Luke robinson, Joe Radley-Martin, Tom Evans Harry Docherty and Sam Vallier. The midfielders kept trying to play the forwards in and there was some good chances for the forwards who just couldn't put the ball in the goal. In the last minute PCS had a good strike from Joe Radley-Martin but it went just over the crossbar. The game ended 2-1 to Tideway. Written by Chas Perrin.