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Football vs. Bedgrove
 
The team was me (Mickey), Sam, Harry, Freddie, Max, Benito, Finley, Zach.  Sadly Jared could not make it so a special thanks to Sam for going in goal.  We were allowed kick off because they chose the non-ditch end of the pitch.  With a minute into the game mickey pressured them out of play and we had our first corner.  With a great ball by Max into the box the ball was headed into the goal by Freddie.
 
We felt strong, but Bedgrove made a quick comeback and with Sam's boots getting stuck in a ditch he couldn't dive as the ball flew into the goal.  At half time the score was 1-1.
 
We entered the second half ready for anything they threw at us.  The team did well but Bedgrove pressured us and scored.  It was a good game but sadly we lost 2-1.  We would like to thank Miss Daly for coaching us.
 
 
Netball vs Buckingham Park 06/11/18
 
On Tuesday 6th of November, the school netball team went to Buckingham Park to play a netball match.  The team was Max, Imogen, Katie, Ellie, Hannah E, Hannah G, Charlotte, Alana, Olivia and Phoebe.  In the first quarter, Max luckily scored but they scored as well to make it 1-1.  In the next quarter they scored two goals to make it 3-1 to them.  In the third quarter, Max scored another goal as well as them but we carried on just as Miss Telfer said.  In the last quarter, unluckily they scored four more. Sadly, the final was 8-2 but they were very tall.  All well domes to the team and we will hopefully win our next match.

Football vs. William Harding 01/11/18

On Thursday the 1st of November we had a football match against William Harding.  The people on our team were Max, Freddie, Finley, Oliver, Jack, Mickey, Sam, Cezar, Jared and I.  It was a really good game with Max scoring the first goal.  We felt like we were going to win then William Harding got frustrated and scored a goal we knew we had to make up for it we tried as hard as we could to score another goal and working as hard as we can Mickey managed to score a goal.  Just before the whistle blew for half time with 1 minute remaining they managed to score another goal.  After half time we went back on the pitch and give it all our might but just as we went back on William Harding managed to score another goal and believing in ourselves 1 second before the whistle blew for full time Max scored.  Because it was a draw we had extra time, we tried as hard as we can to not let them score but unfortunately they scored.  The end score was 4-3 to William Harding.

Zac Year 6

Netball vs. Berryfields 31/10/18
 
On the 31st of October we participated in a netball match, we played against Berryfields.  The team was me, Hannah, Charlotte, Max, Olivia, Katie, Emily, Phoebe, Alana and Hannah.
 
The first quarter we sadly lost 1-0.
In the second quarter, Max had many chances to score.  Eventually he had a well deserved score, so the score was now 1-1.
In the third quarter we were able to score twice thanks to Hannah and Emily.
In the fourth quarter we not Berryfields were able to score any goals.  Due to that we won 3-1 to us.  However Berryfields did extremely well due to they had 7 year 4's and 2 year 5's.
 
Some highlights - Miss Telfer fell over in excitement over Phoebe and a special well done to everyone on the team, especially Max for being the only boy.
Haddenham Football Tournament October 2018
 
vs. Brill
We all arrived at the tournament in torrential weather.  After watching the first game Miss Daly arrived.  We did some warm ups and then we were on in our first game.  We got the kick off the the ref blew his whistle and the game was off.  Max pushed the ball unluckily we were tackled, they charged up the pitch passed and scored.  It was like that for a bit and at half time we were 3-0 down.  We kept our heads up and carried on, sadly the final score was 6-0 to Brill.  The team was Finley, Zac, Max, Jack, Me, Mickey, Jared, Jay D, Archie and Cezar.  Our format was 1 keeper, 2 defense, 2 wingers, 1 midfield, 1 striker.
 
vs. Haddenham
At the flip of the coin Haddenham got kick off.   We got off to a cracking start applying a lot of pressure to the other side, unfortunately they scored in the bottom corner of the goal.  At half time the score was 1-0 to Haddenham.  We kept playing with courage and passion.  Sadly at the end of the game we lost 3-0.
 
vs. Bedgrove
Amazingly we got kick-off again.  Max passed and we were off.  I flicked the ball over my head, Finley received it unluckily we got tackled.  They headed up the wing and accidentally Zac made a hard tackle which led to a penalty.  We were all relying on Jared - he sprung up and miraculously they hit it over the crossbar.  We were doing well to stay at 0-0 but unfortunately by the final whistle it was 2-0. 
 
We didn't win any of our games but that doesn't matter because we all enjoyed our trip to the Haddenham Festival.
MANDEVILLE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
 
We set off to the Mandeville school determined and willing to win.  The following players that went were Cesar, Freddie, Max, olly, Benito, Jared, Jack, Mickey, Sam and Harry.  Open minded, we started warming up on the side of the pitch practising the skills we had been going through over the past few lunchtimes.  After waiting a game, we were finally announced onto the pitch.
 
Immediately after the whistle was blown we pressured them in an attacking style of play.  After a mouthwatering first half we came off delighted with our play but neither team were yet to score a goal.  Once again we were underway with the game.  Unfortunately, Thomas Hickman scored a late goal to give them the victory.
 
After three games we had one win but sadly two losses, but with Max scoring two great goals and Jared being a beast and saving everything in his path we were still eager to win our last game.  Building up to this game we thought that Wendover was our hardest opponent.  Unfortunately Jared got winded but was determined to keep playing yet again they scored a late goal.  
 
Everyone in this team gave 110% and we all had fun.  All of us want to say thank you to Miss Daly and Mr Charlton for bringing us to the tournament.  We are very grateful.
Stone vs Stoke Mandeville 26th April 2018
 
We headed to Stone excited but sad as this was to be our last football match of the season.
 
The team was:  Sam, Ryan, Toby A, Max, Daniel, Lewis, Ross, Zac and me.  The weather was kind to us as we kicked off for the first half.  We started off as the better team, however a quick attacking move saw Stone score in the first few minutes of the game.  We were all very disappointed, but we still had several chances to score in the first half.  As the half time whistle blew, our heads were down and our boots were heavy, but Miss Daly still believed in us and we headed back out on the pitch determined to score.  In the second half we still had lots of shots on goal but it seemed impossible to score past their impenetrable defense.  We persevered and carried on until the final whistle blew; the final score was 1-0 to Stone.  It was a bit of a disappointing end to the season, but we were all very proud of what we had achieved and have enjoyed playing together immensely.  We had a number of Year 5 playing up this season and they will help to form a strong team next year. So if you fancy being involved next year, get practising over the summer and who knows, it could be you in the team.
 
Finally, the team would like to say a big thank you to Miss Daly for arranging and supporting us at matches and for all our mini bus chauffeurs.
 
BRING ON THE NEW SEASON!!
 
By Harry Year 6 - Footballer and Sports Journalist
Swimming Festival 08/03/18
 
On Thursday 8th March some people were taken out of their classes to do a swimming gala.  The people were Natalie, Freddie, Lily, Zara, Ruben, Keiran, Calvin, Katie, Hannah and I.  Also Rebecca, Harry, Toby, Megan, Evie and Daniel.  We were sorted into groups of confident and un-confident swimmers.  The confident swimmers swam 25m backstroke first, followed by 25m breaststroke then 25m front crawl and to top it off we did a few relays.  The un-confident swimmers swam a width of the pool using floats, kickboards and floating balls.  After that we ate our lunch and came back to school.
Netball vs Stone 08/03/18
 
Yesterday we had a netball match at Stone School.  We had a good team which was me (Ruby), Evie, Ella, Megan, James, Robert and Kaitlyn.  It was a tough match. We played the match in 4 quarters and in the first quarter the scores were tied 1-1.  Our 2nd quarter was amazing as now we were 4-1 up/  In the next quarter it was very intense as the scores became even at 4-4. In our last quarter our luck died out as they got 2 more goals to make the score 6-4 to Stone.  We think that James was the best player as he amazingly scored all 4 of our goals.  Well done to all the players.  We are lucky to have you all on our team.
 
Evie and Ruby Year 6
Netball - SMCS vs. St Marys C of E
 
On Thursday 25th January we had our first netball match against St Marys C of E School.  Our team was me (Evie), Rebecca, Ruby, Ella, Robert, James, Harry, Megan, Hannah and Ellie.  It was torrential conditions.  The match was in 4 quarters.  In the first quarter they were winning 2-1.  At this time it was pouring down.  In the second quarter it was dry and the score was 3-2 to us.  Quarter three it was the same and it was hailing.  Finally the fourth quarter.  Ella and Ellie scored so it was 5-2.  Our first match, our first win.  Our other scorers were me (Evie) and James who scored 2.
 
Evie and Rebecca Year 6
Football Festival 30/11/17
 
Yesterday, Stoke Mandeville Combined School went to play an awesome Football Festival at The Mandeville School!
 
Our first match was against Haydon Abbey 1.  The first five minutes saw frantic play as we found ourselves 1-0 up from a brilliant goal from Max!  Although the last few minutes they fought back to draw 1-1.
 
Afterwards, we played two extreme matches!  As we won both games 1-0 to give us hope to win our next few.
 
After that, we had a break to get our energy back!
 
Our next match, we found ourselves playing Bierton!  We played out of our skin (but not literally).  We beat the 6-0.  HOORAY!!!
 
Our furthermore match was against Thomas Hickman 2!  Unluckily in the opening few minutes, we conceded a goal.  But we pulled ourselves together and that's what we did from Lewis with a header!  Unfortunately, they score a goal in the dying seconds!
 
The final two we desperately wanted to win so we set out destruction to win two terrific matches!  We one one 7-0 and the next 3-0!
 
A big thank you though to Miss Daly for supporting us on the way and Mr Charlton for taking us the mini bus.  Thank you for reading.
 
Max and Freddie Year 5
 
Basketball Tournament
 
On Thursday the 11th January a group of children from Years 5 & 6 went to a basketball festival.
 
We played four games altogether.  The teams we played were Bedgrove (teams 1 & 2), Haydon Abbey and Bierton.  We won three and lost one.  We came second overall which is good.
 
Benito and Max Year 5
SMCS vs. Brookmead
 
On Tuesday 7th November, a wet afternoon meets a shocking result.  Stoke Mandeville tried their best but with no subs we were extremely tired.  In our part matches, we have lacked on communication.
 
As the game started, Brookmead kicked off.  Max had to run straight up behind the last defender, as he was the striker.   Freddie and Ryan were on the wings, Sam was in the centre of our team.  Saniel and harry were playing in defence and Ross was playing in goal.  Brookmead got a lot of shots on goal but weren't able to score until a goal 5 minutes into the match.  After that, we had a few shots and it was half time.
 
As the second half began, we had the kick off and played the same positions as before.  Unfortunately, they scored quite early into the second half, that was quite annoying and unlucky for us.  After that third centre kick from us, Sam was using his skills to try and get the ball up to Max but when the ball was there, the keeper kept intercepting it.  Once Brookmead made a sub, someone on their team ran the whole way up the pitch, got a corner, then scored.  Unlucky! After that, the game ended, we shook hands and ate some biscuits.
 
Max, Year 5
Cross Country 04/11/17
 
Many people took place in the Cross Country race on the 4th November and some people even got medals!  People from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 could take part in the race although we don't have a big team we still achieved good scores for our school and we also had some very fast runners on our team.  Although on the Year 5 team we only had 2 running (Freddie and I) Freddie came 3rd and I came 16th and Jasmine came 1st in the Year 3 race.  It was a cold wet morning and the grass was wet but that didn't stop us from running.  Personally I think loads of other schools including me went too fast at the start and got worn out but the middle part was quite hard but we achieved it because we are Stoke Mandeville.
 
Jack Year 5
Football Tournament 12/10/17
by Harry Year 6
 
On a beautiful autumnal morning, Stoke Mandeville football headed to Haddenham hoping for and expecting success.  We made it through the group stages with a 2-0 win over Cheddington, a 1-1- draw against Ashmead and a 0-0 draw against William Harding.
 
We made it to the semi-finals and we were to play Bedgrove.  It was a great semi-final with great defending, excellent midfield, brilliant saves from the goalkeepers and outstanding attacking.  Neither team were able to get the ball in the back of the net, so we had to go down to penalties.  Unfortunately we lost the penalty shoot-out.  It felt a bit bitter at first, but we all played extremely well and what fun we had!
SMCS vs Halton 12/10/17
 
As we stood in our positions, our legs were shaking in excitement.  The shrill tone of the whistle echoed around the pitch as the match had begun.  The first 5 minutes saw frenetic play.  Unfortunately we found ourselves 1-0 down.  Being 1-0 down focussed our minds as we started to play more as a team.  The result of which saw us starting to out the goals in.  At half time we were 3-1 up, as a result of great team spirit and teamwork.  We started the second half positively as we put in another four goals.  The score ended 7-1 to us and everyone had a great afternoon.  Now we are looking forward to our next match.
 
Freddie Year 5
 
SMCS vs Cuddington and Dinton 23/11/17
 
Yesterday on 23rd November the school football team played a football match against Cuddington.  The first goal I ran down the wing, crossed it into Sam and he scored.  The second goal was I passed it to Ryan he passed it to Sam and scored.  The last goal was Sam skilled out the defenders and scored from the right side of the goal.  The overall score was 3-0 to Stoke Mandeville.  Thanks for reading.  Well played guys!
 
The people who played in the match:
Ross - Goalie
Daniel - Left back
Harry - Right back
Freddie - Left mid
Me - Right mid
Sam - Centre mid
Ryan and Max - Strikers
 
Lewis Year 6
SMCS vs Haddenham 15/03/18
 
On Thursday 15th March, Stoke Mandeville played Haddenham in a football match.  The team was Freddie, Harry, Sam, Ryan, Lewis, Toby A, Zac, Daniel and Max.
 
In the first half, we had a few shots then luckily Sam got the ball through to me and lobbed it over the keeper and scored.  That made it 1-0.
 
In the second half, we had an early opportunity.  Sam ran down the middle, had a shot and deflected off the defender and scored.  After that, unluckily they scored.  After a few minutes the game was over.
 
The final score was 2-1 to Stoke Mandeville.
 
Max Year 5