On Thursday, Poulton Lancelyn attended the first of the autumn races for the Wirral Schools Cross Country season at Birkenhead Park. 25 children across years 4-6 took part and proudly represented the school. The Year Sixes started things off to show the younger children the course. Notable runs from Elizabeth, who came 6th, Owen, who placed 3rd, and Harry, who came 15th. Year Five children, although there were only 3 of them, they showed determination and finished their races smiling with Maisy, 14th, and Felix, 16th, both enjoying a top 20 finish for their respective races. In Year Four, there were strong inaugural runs from Matilda, who placed 6th for the girls, Nicky, who came 7th, Charlie, who came 9th, and Josh, who placed 16th for the boys. Well done to everyone who participated.
Corgi Cup Final
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! This was a brilliant final against a very strong St.Johns team - it was even harder after losing a playing on the morning of the game due to covid. However the team played wonderfully and an early goal from Harry gave us a 1-0 victory. The payers have been brilliant throughout the whole competition and fully deserved to win this cup. Hopefully they will go on to win the Houlihan Cup next year. Congratulations also goes to Mr Johnson for coaching the team to victory in his first full year at school. Well done to all involved!
MAT Cricket Festival
Today, the cricket team participated in the first Oak Trees MAT cricket festival. With 4 of the schools being represented, there were lots of games played. The team participated brilliantly and eventually came out as joint winners with Great Meols. It was another great team performance but more importantly we were able to play against our friends in the MAT.
Girls Football County Finals
Due to getting to the Wirral final, the girls football team were invited to reprsent Wirral in the regional finals over in Liverpool. The pitches were extremly small meaning that the players didn't have much room to play and this led to the team drawing all 5 matches 0-0! Unfortunately, this meant that the girls didn't progress through to the semi-finals but they did brilliantly not to concede any goals. What a great season the team has had!
Corgi Cup Semi Finals
Due to there being unequal teams in the Corgi Cup, the semi-final consisted of three teams: Poulton Lancelyn, Raeburn and Overchurch. Once again, the team played absolutely brilliantly and won both matches. This means that the Year 5 team are now in to the final of the competition. Good luck team, you have played superbly to get to this point!
Girls v Devonshire Park
In preparation for the regional finals day next week, the girls football team played a friendly game against Devonshire . It was a brilliant game with Poulton taking a 2-0 lead at half time. The game swung in Devonshire Park's favour early in the second half as they race in to a 4-2 lead. However the girls showed their determination and ability to bring the final score back to 4-4. What a brilliant game!
Well done to our amazing cricket team for their outstanding self-belief, determination and respect during this afternoon’s cricket competition. All of the players played exceptionally well and represented our school with pride!
MAT Cross-Country Event
Today saw the first Oak Trees MAT cross-country event held at Poulton Lancelyn. It was brilliant to see all 7 schools competing alongside each other. Children from year 4, 5 and 6 ran superbly in many different races and showed great sportsmanswhip to one another.
After counting up the race results, Poulton achieved first place. Well done to all the runners who took part - we can''t wait for next year's race.
Y6 Houlihan Cup Quarter Final
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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.