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Match Report - HTFC (5) v Marshgate (4)
Dec 2nd

Firstly well done to Marshgate this being only their second game in the league, they should do well a good bunch of dad’s.

So the continued unbeaten run continues, but it was a closely contested game yesterday morning. Again we had no subs and we was missing some key players, the squad we did have was nursing hangovers and colds. But we did really well all things considering, and dug deep when it was needed in this very close encounter.

Richie Jones opened the account with a cracker some 30 yards out on a very slippery, fast astro pitch, which the keeper just couldn’t keep his hands on. This gave us the boost we needed to calm our nerves. We seemed to boss the game early in, releasing Carl 'lone ranger' Thomas who kept his passion to playing and went to knock in 2 more solid goals in succession, especially the second with a great tight angle left footed shot - bang! this gave us a 3-0 lead and we thought we were plain sailing going into half time, but oh how wrong we was. 

As we came out in the second half with a solid plan of keeping the ball and holding the game up, an innocuous hand ball in our area gave Marshgate the chance to get back in it early, and they didn’t waste that opportunity placing to Damien’s left with ease. We we’re rocked by this, it seems to be a problem with us when the opposition scores and we lost our shape and against play Richard T from Marshgate got them another goal making it 3-2. We could really sense they were coming back strong and wanted to get back in the game. Fortunately out of nowhere Jak B slotted home from a corner to give us 4-2 lead.

We then changed tactics at this point and brought Damian out of goal replacing him with Jak so we could hold down the midfield where we had a big gap and they was winning the game in. Marshgate pounced on this immediately from a free kick outside the box, which was driven straight at Jak who had virtually just got his gloves on, along with the taunt of ‘come on then, come and test me’ and they did, pouncing on a dropped catch and BAM! 4-3

Marshgate’s tails were up and wagging now and they dominated the midfield and danced our defence. We had do something and all we could do was dig deep and put in some tough challenges to keep in it. And who stood up and got us a goal against play, Richie Jones for number 2 of the game. At this point we we’re back in our stride and was holding the game with 5 minutes to go. But it didn’t stop there, oh no a big hand ball shout from Holy Trinity in their penalty area was laughed off by Dragan the ref, and with virtually the whole team in the box the broke to our end with no defence to hold em off and Yunus Oelcer made it 5-4!

But with some good tactics from Carl and Guido, we held the ball in the corners for the last couple of minutes to see the whistle blow. A good tough worked out win, the kind of win league champions grind out.

1st half 3 - 0
Rich Jones – HT (1-0)
Carl Thomas – HT (2-0)
Carl Thomas – HT (3-0)
Second half:
Yunus Oelcer (penalty) – MA (3-1)
Richard Tufano – MA (3-2)
Jak Beula - HT (4-2)
Richard Tufano – MA (4-3)
Rich Jones – HT (5-3)
Yunus Oelcer – MA (5-4)
Final Score 5 - 4

As if Fridays weren’t happy enough, we like to start them off with a coffee and a chat in the Kingfisher club. Come along, bring your little ones and wag that chin.


Anyone interested in joining ‘The Holy Ladies Football Team’ - we have a regular kick-about/practice/laugh(!) every Thursday 6.30-7.30pm on the school astro pitch. Access via main front pedestrian gate and sorry but no children.

We are also part of a local Mum’s Football League and will have matches in the new year (this is optional). Everyone’s welcome - no matter what level of football experience or fitness!

For more details contact: 

Becky Jeffries
07970 908566
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Being a class rep is a great way to get to know other parents, and to see how the school community operates on a day to day basis. It gives you a chance to build relationships with the class teachers, as well as parents from your own class and other parents within the school.

Some classes have one class rep each year, but most people like to share the role with a friend.

Class reps, along with all the other parents, are invited to attend the PTA meetings - which are usually held once a term but may take place more frequently if planning for a special event or at certain times of the year.

Here are some of the other things you're likely to be involved with if you become a class rep:  

Communications - the PTA, and your teachers, will sometimes ask you to pass a message on to your parents. A regular email to your class with upcoming dates / reminders is also useful, and much appreciated, particularly at busy times of the year.

Arranging class drinks / coffee mornings - this is usually limited to fixing a time and date and booking some space at a local bar, or arranging a coffee morning in a local cafe or at someone's home.

Class lists - unless you're in reception class, there is probably already a class list. Its always useful to circulate the list at the beginning of the school year, and add details of any families who join your class throughout the year. If you are a class rep for a reception class, one of the first things to do is to compile a class list – it’s great for organising playdates when the children are getting to know their class mates.

Christmas fair and summer fair - each year group is allocated stalls for the the fairs.  The class reps are responsible for coordinating the preparation, rota and clearing up for their allocated stalls - with plenty of help from your class parents of course! There are notes explaining what's involved for most of the stalls, the PTA will send you these in plenty of time before each fair.

Teachers presents - the classes often do a collection for their teachers at Christmas, and end of year. Class reps are usually responsible for coordinating this, and arranging any cards / presents or other messages from the children.

Fundraising initiatives – Cauliflower cards, Northbrook wrapping paper – your participation with these depends on your class teacher. Some prefer you to take the lead others prefer you to take the roles of communicating with the parents and collecting the money only. It is good to have a conversion with your childs teacher to establish who will take the lead.

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