Competitions

We are proud to compete in a variety of Level 2 and Level 3 events around Wirral and Liverpool. Here you will find brief reports about the competitions we compete in.
Y6 Houlihan Cup Quarter Final
10.6.22
It was the Year 6 team's turn to play their quarter final today against St. George's Primary, who had won a national trophy the weekend earlier at Wembley! We knew this was going to be a tough game and even though the boys played superbly, the final score finished 5-2 to St.Georges. It was a very good team effort to get this far in the competition.
Y5 Corgi Cup Quarter Final
8.6.22
The Year 5 football team travelled to West Kirby to play against St. Bridgets in the quarter final of the Corgi Cup. As more teams are knocked out, the competition gets tougher but the team rose to the occassion to win 4-2. It was another great results, which puts the team safely into the semi-final. Well done!
Bedford Drive - Friendly
19.5.22
As an inclusive school, we want all pupils to be able to represent our school if they wish to do so. Today, Year 5 and 6 boys represented us in a friendly match against Bedford Drive. The team consisted of players who were yet to have the opportunity to play for the school. After conceding a goal early on in the game, the team battled back; goals from Max B, Henry E and Owen O gave us a 3-1 victory. Well done to all players who participated.
Tranmere Girls Finals
5.5.22
After winning their group in April the girls' football team was invited back to Woodchurch for the finals night. Playing against a higher levle of competition, we know this was going to be a tough night but the girls played brilliantly. there were 5 group games, each lasting only 8 minutes and the team drew every single games 0-0 but this was enough to see them progress to the final! Again this ended 0-0 but unfortunatey the girls lost on penalties. Even after the defeat, the team were beaming with pride after their achievements. Well done! 
Regional Basketball Finals
27.4.22
After winning the local competition earlier in the year, the basketball team participated in the regional finals day. This meant competing again schools from all over the North West, including special sports college. The team played brilliantly and represented the school superbly. We didn't make it through to the national finals but the pupils demostrated the spirit of the games in every match they played. Well done to the whole team.
 
Tranmere Competition 
6.4.22
The final sporting competition of the Spring Term saw our girls' football team compete in the Tranmere Rovers competition. Even though some of the girls competed in the netball tournament the night before, they played magnificently, drawing one game and winning their other three. This meant that they won the competition and now go on to play in the finals night after Easter. Hopefullly they win this and go on to represent Tranmere in the EFL competition. How exciting!
Netball
5.4.22
The netball team visited South Wirral High School today to compete in their annual competition. High school tournaments attract schools from around the local area so the competition was tough. However, the girls played superbly without losing a single game and won the tournament. What a great start to 2022!
Y4/5 Corgi Cup
5.4.22
Poulton were in action again today but this time it was the younger football team playing. After getting a bye through to the second round, the boys were very eager to play competitive football. It was a tough first game against Christ the King, who always put out a strong team, however the boys were played brilliantly and won 4-0. We are excited to see who we will face in the next round.
Dodgeball
29.3.22
After winning the wirral competition, the Y4 dodgeball team were invited to the Liverpool regional finals. Considering the players had only played dodgeball in PE, they once again demonstrated their throwing and dodging skills and made it through to the semi-final. During this game, a last minute winning throw from our opponents knocked us out but the team were not disappointed and played their play-off game and won. This meant that they finished an extremely respectable 3rd place in the whole of Liverpool and the surrounding boroughs. What an achievement! 
Houlihan Cup
28.3.22
It was the final group stage game of the Y6 Houlihan Cup and it was a must win game for the team. After drawing against Gresby (and knowing that they had beaten both Somerville and Heswall) the team knew that a big win was needed to get a better goal difference in order to go through to the quarter final.
The boys played brilliantly and did not disappoint, winning 7-1 again Somerville. This goal difference along with the 13 goals against Heswall will hopefully be good enough to top the group, which we will find out about very soon!
Well done to every player, for being part of such a motivated team.
Houlihan Cup 
25.3.22
The Year 6 football competed in their second cup match against a strong Greasby Juniors team. Greasby had won both of their two games and a win against Poulton would have put them into the quarter finals. Greasby took an early lead through an own goal but Poulton battled back to make it 1-1 at half time. Once again, Greasby regained the lead but Poulton kept on battling and eventually scored another equaliser. The team pushed on for a third and Caleb very nearly scored a screamer of a goal. The final whistle blew and then game finished 2-2. This means that Poulton need to go and win at Somerville on Monday to go through to the next round. Man of the match could have gone to several players but Matthew got the award for an outstanding performance in defence.
Year 4 Dodgeball Competition
17.2.22
We participated in a new event today, a dodgeball competition. Mr Johnson, took a team of Year 4 pupils to Birkenhead High School to compete in this new tournament and our team literally knocked the opposition off the court! Out of the 9 games played, Poulton won an astonishing 8 games and finished in 1st position. We now await to hear if we have been selected to represent Wirral at the regional dodgeball competiton. A special thanks goes to Mr Johnson for clearly working hard to prepare the team.
Year 3+4 Tranmere Futsal
16.2.22
A team of Year 3 and 4 children travelled to Tranmere's futsal centre to compete in a development level competition. This tournament was designed to provide opportunities for different children, who do not play football regularly at a competitive level, to represent the school - and they representated us magnificently!
The team played four games in total, winning one, drawing two and losing one. They played with excellent sportsmanship and it was clear to see the pride that they had when playing in the Poulton Lancelyn kit. Well done to all of the team. 
Tranmere Futsal Competition
3.11.21
Mr Johnson took the team to another football competition this week, inside Tranmere's community centre, to play futsal. Again, the players played with great sprit, skill and team work. After playing six different schools, they finished second in the competition, winning four, drawing one and losing one. Mr Johnson again highlighted not only the brilliant performance of the team but also their sportsmanship and behaviour. Well done boys.

Cross Country (Arrowe Park) - 21.10.21

The second cross country event of the year took place at Arrowe Park, a course which many previous runners know to be very tough.  Fortunately, the weather remained on our side throughout the event.  It was great to see previous runners coming back to compete again as well as lots of new runners coming to their first ever cross country race.  As always, our children represented our school with passion, determination and pride.  Mr Dakin, one of the event’s organisers, commended our children for their teamwork, fairness and efforts during the event.  Thanks to Mrs Coull for supporting our runners and helping to organise our team.  There will be more cross country events in the new year.

Tranmere Football Tournament – 20.10.21

Our first match was against Riverside and the final score was 2-0 to Poulton Lancelyn, with a goal scored by George and a goal scored by Mason. Unfortunately, we then had a two-match rest when the heavens opened and we got drenched to the skin! The next match was against Greasby, which we lost 1-0 due to the fact that we were all freezing cold and dripping wet. Following a further two-match break we played Birkenhead Prep after some rigorous warm up exercises and we managed a 0-0 draw. Finally, we played St Peter’s (Noc) and defeated them 4-0 with Mason scoring a hat-trick and Jack scoring the fourth magical goal. Our coach, Mr Johnson, was tremendously proud of each and every player.

Team: Jack N, Jake H, Tom G, Toby J, George B, Mason L, Sam S, Kristian K, Alex B

Written by: Toby J – Sports Ambassador

Houlihan Cup (vs St. Peter’s Heswall) – 19.10.21

Last night, twelve very skilled Y6 boys took on the excellent school, St. Peter’s.  This was only our first match of the cup and the year but we treated it like any other.

It was some students’ first time representing the school and they did it amazingly.  It was a great start after being 3-0 up after ten minutes.  It finished 7-0 at half time and we were all buzzing to get more.  It was completely raining goals and we knew we could catch some more.

The other team fought hard until the end.  Their coach was very kind and never said a negative thing.  A few minutes in, we had already scored two more.  It was difficult for the other team as they did not have a set keeper but our own keeper, Jack, was great.

After the full time whistle blew, we were announced as the winners with a final score of 13-0.  We could not have done it without the wonderful coaching of Mr Johnson.  We all showed great sportsmanship and effort throughout the game and came back with the victory.

Team: Jack C, Harry D, Matt B, Noah D, Caleb B, Michael P, Toby J, Jack N, Tom G, Jake H, Charlie T, Cameron B

Written by: Cameron B – Sports Ambassador

Cross Country Birkenhead Park
7.10.21
It was great to see children competing in the first sport event of the year this this week, at the cross country event in Birkenhead Park. Everyone raced well and it was great to see so many new faces experiencing racing for the first time. A report from two of our Year 6 runners can be read below.
Y6 Football Competition
10.6.21
After more than a year of no competitive competitions, the Year 6 football team were able to participate in the Houlihan Cup Competition held at our school. We had two teams playing, along with teams from St. Werburghs, St. Johns and Christ the King. The boys played extremely well and behaved brilliantly. Team A played 4 games, winning 2 and drawing 2, meaning they finished on 8 points. Team B won 2 games, drew 1 and lost 1 therefore they finished on 7 points. St Johns won the competition on 10 points, but all the teams were winners as they were able to play in school sport after such a long period.