Over the past half term during lunch, pupils across all year groups have been participating in an Inter-House Indoor Football Tournament. As the Christmas break reaches us, as does the finale of this beautifully played tournament. Each house has been fully represented by enthusiastic and talented individuals, displaying great teamwork and effort across all year groups, girls and boys.

Rivalries have been created (in good spirit) which will continue throughout next term, leading into the 2021 Sports day.

Lets have a look how it played out:

Y5 Boys results

Lindisfarne v Iona 1-0

The boys first game started off a cagey affair, with both teams struggling to gain a foothold. Although the game brightened up after a series of precise passes from Lindisfarne, opening up a well organised Iona back line, only to see the shot hit the side netting. This game needed a young man to take all the headlines. Up step Sam S (5BCU) who secured all 3 points for Lindisfarne with a fine bit of individual skill and accurate shot into the far corner.

Jarrow v Whitby 4-0

If the first game of the tournament was anything to go by, then this match would have been a tight affair. However, a very strong Jarrow team looked confident straight from the whistle. Excellent link up play saw Harrison H (5SMC) take an early lead for Jarrow as they capitalised on their good start. It was soon 2, this time Rory G (5EBE) fired off an early shot, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. Two more were soon to follow, a 2nd for Harrison and a 1st for Ayaan M (5MWI). A strong Jarrow team setting out their stall early on.

Lindisfarne v Jarrow 0-0

After such a strong start, all eyes were on Jarrow after their impressive demolition of Whitby in the previous game. Both teams went into the fixture with confidence, however, it was a show of defensive masterclass from both teams, nulling out opportunity after opportunity, leaving both teams joint at the top of the table leading into their final fixture.

Whitby v Iona 0-0

Iona started where they left off last game, unable to hit the back of the net. As was the same for Whitby, although they had secured up their defence and didn’t look like conceding. A cagey affair, saw a goalless draw, which puts points on the table for both teams.

Lindisfarne v Whitby 0-0

After a mixture of defensive mistakes in their first game, Whitby did not look like conceding for 2 games on the spin. This led to only a handful of chances for Lindisfarne, who thought they had pinched it at the death, but the whistle had been blown for a free kick seconds earlier. Another well fought 0-0 display from both teams.

Iona v Jarrow 1-0

Jarrow knew, if they bettered Lindisfarne’s result, the tournament was theirs!

Lindisfarne looked on in hope, although, deep down didn’t expect much. Iona started with a strong line-up, looking confident and ready to stop Jarrow’s celebrations. But they hadn’t scored all tournament, could they now? Could they upset the favourites? Surely not…

The whole Jarrow team started off on fire, it looked a full gone conclusion, Jarrow were to be crowned Champions… but they could not find the back of the net. Attack after attack was broken down or saw the ball whistle past the post. Then saw a young man who wanted to make a name for himself, Jamesy F (5EBE) stepped up and scored a screamer from near the halfway line. As soon as he hit it, everyone spectating knew it was going to nestle in the top corner and that’s just what it did!

  • – game over. Titled handed to Lindisfarne!

Champions – Lindisfarne

2nd on goal difference – Jarrow

3rd Iona

4th Whitby

Top goal scorer – Harrison H 5SMC

Well done to all involved, and my apologies for all that missed out this time. Your names have been noted and you will get 1st refusal on next terms Inter-House tournament (sport to be confirmed).

Happy Christmas

Mr Gallinagh and The PE team

*P.S – Results and fixture write ups will be sent this week for all of the girls fixtures and the boys the following week.


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