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Villa Cup Final Match Report

September 10, 2015 1:05 pm

Villa Cup Final Lordswood 2 Lode Heath 3

During the whitsun half term the Year 10 football team played their City Cup Final at Villa Park against Lode Heath school Solihull. This was the first time that any Lordswood football team had made it to the City Final and played at Villa Park. The boys all looked very smart in their brand new Lordswood tracksuits and were ready to embrace the big occasion. The excitement hit reality when we had to line up outside Villa Park using the players entrance. As we entered the ground it was announced that we were to use the away team changing rooms, the boys were amazed at the facilities surrounding us. With little time to prepare due to the schedule of the day the team was named and boys were out and warming up on what is an amazing venue. In all the excitement Mr Wells and Mr Mansfield were out quicker than the boys and living their boyhood dream by scoring a goal at the Holte End!!!

As the teams lined up in the tunnel and walked out onto the pitch there was a sense of nervousness in the air. Lode Heath won the toss and decided to kick off. The game started at a frantic pace and it was Lode Heath who looked dangerous on the attack. Lode Heath started brightly rattling the crossbar after only two minutes. Lode Heath continued to press and attacked with verve and purpose. It was Lordswood, however, who took the lead with a quality counter attack, which saw Akeem Rose burst through the Lode Heath defence and cooly slide the ball past the onrushing goal keeper. The goal seemed to have settled us down and we started to try and play, however the Lode Heath midfield had ensured that Leo Robinson, Gevick Lusamba and Ellis Moore had little time to pick out passes. Akheem Rose who was running the show for Lordswood at this stage nearly, and should have scored when he dribbled past the defence and shot narrowly wide. From the goal kick Lode Heath won a flick on and their winger shot from 18 yards into the far corner from the edge of the penalty area. There was time for some controversy when Akheem Rose was clearly pushed in the back in the box however the referee waved play on. Half time 1-1

After the restart, the two teams continued in the same vein and the game continued to be very close. Lode Heath set themselves up differently and looked more solid at the back and effectively repelled the counter attacks that Lordswood mounted. A long ball over the top caught out the Lordswood defence and a foul on the edge of the box resulted into a goal as the ball flew into far corner. However Lordswood showed great character to get back into the game when Gevick Lusamba cut a pass back to Akeem Rose, who turned and fired past the keeper for his second goal of the game. Lordswood continued to press resulting in Gevick Lusamba and Akheem Rose trying their luck . However it was Lode Heath who broke the Lordswood guard once again. A volley from distant beat Kasum Hussain as he managed to only get one hand onto the ball and push the ball into the net. There was almost more drama as Fabakary Dremmah pushed up from defence and nearlyscored. In the final few minutes Lordswood raided and attacked the Lode Heath goal and Gevick hit the post but a shot by Akheem Rose was superbly saved by the Lode Heath keeper. The final whistle blew and Lode Heath held out to lift the Villa Cup trophy. Well done Lordswood!

Man of the match Akheem Rose.

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The District is ours!!!!

May 23, 2014 9:38 am

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The District is ours!!!!

We arrived at Birmingham City Football Club’s training ground looking to avenge our defeat from last season’s final. We were nervous but felt confident that we will play well. The pitch was in great condition and we were told by Mr Arshad and Mr Wells to go out and enjoy ourselves. The game started at a whirlwind pace with Gevick Lusamba and Akeem Rose linking up well to set up Kamol Campbell for the first shot of the game. From there on, we started to play some quick one-two football and Ellis Moore was having plenty of joy on the left hand side of our midfield. At the back Fabakary Drammeh and Demari Roberts marshalled Archbishop Illsley’s strikers and made sure that they had no time on the ball. We restricted them to just one shot in the first 15 minutes. The first goal of the game came when we played some good football from the back where Tariq Hunter played the ball into Gevick whose long range effort was tipped around the post. From the resulting corner Kamol whipped in a wicked delivery that was turned in by Archbishop Illsely’s number 5. This gave us the confidence and the time to relax on the ball. We kept possession and tried everything we were taught in training. Gevick and Ellis were enjoying possession and Mansoor Ahmed was joining in from left back. This confidence led to the second goal and it came from a through ball from Akeem Rose that Kamol latched onto and slotted past Illsley’s keeper. Half time Lordswood 2 Archbishop Illsely 0 After a motivational half time team talk we were planning on going out and finishing the job and ensuring that we brought the trophy back to Lordswood. We got off to a great start and Kamol hit a shot from the edge of the box that hit the post. Dante Morgan came on for Omar McKenzie and Simao Miles acme on for Mubaru Mubaru. This change led to the third goal and saw off any come back from Archbishop Illsley. A quick one two with Dante freed Kamol and he made no mistake with a clean strike from outside the box. We now started to play keep ball and Kasum Hussain in goals had no shots to save and the goal of the game from captain fantastic Gevick who ran from our own half and drove the ball past their keeper into the roof. We really enjoyed our season and we hope that we can continue with our success next season.We have now achieved the double and won our league and cup. Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 10.33.30 AM

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Match Report – Year 9 Football vs Kings Norton

May 20, 2014 9:12 am

Report: Lordswood 3 Kingsfield 0 Lordswood Boys will go through to the semi-finals with plenty of hope of reaching the Cup finals after a spirited 3-0 victory against Kingsfield Norton at Kingsfield Norton Stadium. Kings Norton who had a really good game and played some great football, were really unlucky not to qualify through to the semi- finals. Kings Norton started the game having plenty of chances but Kasum Hussain; Lordswood Boys’ goal keeper made some great saves. Although Kings Norton dominated possession for the first 15 minutes they were not able to capitalise on their chances and they ended up getting punished. Kamol Campbell broke the deadlock following a big mistake of Kings Norton’s goalkeeper who then redeemed himself by making incredible saves and saving Kings Norton on many occasions. Not long after Akeem Rose the new young lad who recently joined Lordswood Boys’ School then scored with he’s weak foot by an assist of Fabakary Drammeh Lordswood Boys’ left winger, to put Lordswood Boys in a good position for the semi-finals. Mr.Arshad, Lordswood Boys manager decided to go for a bit more defensive side in the second half. Both sides decided to go with the same starting eleven. Lordswood Boys were playing with a defensive style, however they still managed to dominate the second half and played some great football. Lordswood Boys had a really good chance and Gevick had an amazing free kick that was saved by Kings Norton’s goal keeper Matthew. Gevick had some really great chances in this game, Lordswood Boys and West Brom’s playmaker was really unlucky not to have scored. Then his bad luck ended when Ellis Moore made an amazing pass to his companion Gevick Lusamba who then went past two defenders and smacked a rising drive into the roof of the net to seal the victory for Lordswood Boys School. After that goal Mr.Arshad decided to make a few changes and put Panashe Nyazika on for Fabakary Drammeh who had a really great game and played some nice football. Before the final whistle went Kings Norton had a last chance to score a goal and Raheel Mushtaq who came on for Demari Roberts in defence managed to stop the goal on the line and cleared it out to keep the clean sheet. I believe that Lordswood Boys have played a great game but made some mistakes at the back, if they make this sort of mistake in the semi-finals they could end up getting punished. Lordswood Boys believe that Gevick Lusamba should be Man Of The Match due to his great run of form and he’s outstanding performance at Kings Norton. Lordswood Boys School Starting eleven and reserves: Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 10.11.57 AMScreen Shot 2014-05-20 at 10.12.01 AM

Match Report written by Fabakary Drammeh.

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Ski Trip Write Up

April 4, 2014 7:57 am

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The Coach Journey

The thought of a 23 hour journey might seem daunting; but then again, time flies when you’re having fun! You have regular stops at service station allowing you to stretch your legs and go to KFC. The teachers are great too; Mr Clifford and Miss Smith welcome conversation and jokes, meaning the time goes past quickly. Another good experience about the journey is the ability to go through the Euro tunnel or on the Ferry. On the ferry there are many facilities, including an arcade.

The Accommodation

The accommodation is excellent, each room has its own bathroom, this provides a bit more privacy than other trips. Each Room consists of two bunk beds with a separate room with two single beds. This makes the most of the space, making a relatively small room feel much larger. The rooms where we are usually situated are on the balcony, being in both types of rooms, I can personally say the one with the balcony is much better. The view from out of the window is breathe taking. The stunning scenery from the area is sublime, making waking up in the morning a pleasure. The balcony overlooks the valley floor, and horizon of the Alps (perfect for panoramic photos). During the week there will be a room competition where the winner, who has the cleanest and most creative room, will win chocolates. Being the reigning champions, I can personally say that the chocolates are worth cleaning for.

 The Activities

Skiing is an amazing sport, (for parents) as well as it’s physical benefits it has educational benefits. In Gcse PE you can use skiing as a sport where a 9/10 or higher is a likely result. Furthermore skiing is terrific fun, it is enjoyable but without some of the drawbacks, for example you rarely ever in the week get physically tired. Nearing the end of the week, after learning to ski to a high standard, you go skiing across the border into France.

Each day of skiing will last 5 hours and you will be skiing for 6 days. You will be trained by Torgon’s own instructors, they are are very skilled people as well as being very friendly and funny. With them you will always progress. In addition to skiing there are many other activities like: rock climbing, the spa, snowshoe walking, night skiing and rollerskating.

Facilities

The main hall is where we get addressed, eat and chill. The centre staff are very friendly and overall nice people to meet and talk to. There are also lots of places just to have fun, there is a common room which has a TV, sofa and SKY! There is also a table tennis table where you could let out your competitive side. Topping all of this is the grand piano, usually there are people who are talented and can play, for example last year a boy from Lordswood, Kia Khan, played and he got lots of recognition. There is a sports hall, this is where you would get ready for skiing, after skiing it is open for use where you can play football with your friends. These facilities make it really easy to meet new people and make new friends.

Overall

I recommend going to Switzerland as it would be one of the best moments of your life so if you’re lucky enough give it a go!

Written by Amman Alvi

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