Football - Boys

Football Tournament - November 2017
 
A very windy Playfootball was the setting for this year's Year 6 boys football tournament on 23/11/17. A strong team of boys were keen to continue their league form into the tournament and did well in their four group games, winning four games and losing one:
 
Bramingham 3 - 2 Icknield
After going 2-0 down, the boys did very well to keep their heads up and took it upon themselves to adopt the name of 'comeback kings'.
Scorers: Tristin, Harry and Courtney.
 
Bramingham 1 - 3 Chantry
The eventual winners of our group were by far the toughest opposition we faced in the group stage.
Scorer: Kristian
 
Bramingham 3 - 1 Surrey Street
The boys picked themselves up very well after the last game and quickly went into a 3-0 lead, with a fantastic strike from the opposition proving to be nothing but a consolation.
Scorers: Courtney, Charlie and Arnez
 
Bramingham 3 - 0 William Austin
The boys knew they needed goals in their final two games to push for qualification into the next round. They did not disappoint and played very confidently in their penultimate group game. Scorers: Harry, Tyler and Arnez
 
Bramingham 2 - 0 Downside
Still pushing for second place in their group, the boys kept another clean sheet in the last of their group games and increased their goal difference by two more.
Scorers: Charlie and Arnez
 
Over lunch the boys had a fairly unique opportunity to have their photo taken with a famous visitor. The Premier League trophy was in town and the boys were very excited and given some added inspiration going into the afternoon knockout round. See photos of the boys and the trophy below.
 
After finishing second in their group, Bramingham qualified for the plate competition, narrowly missing out on a place in the cup competition.
 
Bramingham 4 - 0 Surrey Street (Plate Quarter Final)
The draw saw us face Surrey Street again. This was the boys' best performance of the day by far and their biggest winning margin too.
Scorers: Kristian, Arnez, Tristin and Harry
 
Bramingham 0 - 5 Arnold (Plate Semi Final)
The boys came up against a very good side and were unfortunately blown away by some excellent football but showed a lot of maturity by shaking hands and congratulating the winners.
 
Bramingham 1 - 2 St Matthews (3rd/4th Place Play-off)
The boys had a lot of chances but struggled to convert enough to finish 3rd in the plate. 4th place is nothing to be ashamed of and the boys thoroughly deserved to make it to the semi finals.
Scorer: Kristian
 
Bramingham's spirits were lifted with a visit from two more famous visitor's (human ones this time) and were delighted to receive autographs from two Luton Town players, Glen Rea and Luke Gambin. The boys enjoyed chatting to them and photos of our squad with them are also below.
 
A massive well done to the boys who played in difficult conditions today. It was a long day with lots of football involved but all gave 110% and that's all we can ask for.
 
 
 
 
 
Waulud 0 - 4 Bramingham - November 2017
 
Bramingham made the short journey to Waulud on 01/11/17 to play their final football match before the winter break. Bramingham began the game well, with Tyler and Kristian linking up incredibly well down our right hand side to create some good chances going forward, whilst Harry C helped out down our left hand side playing against one of Waulud's better players. Courtney was working hard up front, using his strength well against a tough Waulud defense. His pace proved the key needed to unlock the opposition defense, as he broke clear before half time to put us 1-0 up. Makai came on down the left and made an instant impact, coolly finishing with his left foot after an excellent cross from Kristian. After nearly breaking the crossbar with a thundering effort that was very unlucky not to go in, Harry B dropped back into defense which allowed Charlie to move further forward. Charlie made use of this opportunity to score his first goal this year, ending up in the back of the net with the ball himself. Courtney added his second of the game before Craig came on to solidify Bramingham's defense and see out the rest of the game to keep another clean sheet. A lot of credit should go to Scott who stayed alert in goal, commanding his area with a loud voice where needed and pulling off some acrobatic saves to keep Waulud from scoring. 
 
Four wins from five games this side of winter put Bramingham in a very strong position. The agonising wait now commences as other schools still have time to get fixtures played in the next few weeks. A massive thank you to parents for your ongoing support, travelling all over Luton to cheer on the boys. Well done to the following boys who have represented to school team so far in 2017/18:
 
Scott  
Arnez
Charlie
Tyler
Harry B
Kristian
Harry C
Courtney
Adham
Craig
Makai
Tristin
 
 
 
 
 
Check out Kristian's excellent finish during the Beech Hill game by watching the video below!
 
 
 
 
Bramingham 4 - 0 Beech Hill - October 2017
 
Our first home game of the season bought the visit of Beech Hill on Tuesday 17th October. The boys were looking forward to playing on our big home pitch for the first time and got off to a flying start, with Tristin making it 1-0 to the hosts very early on. Bramingham couldn't quite get their football going, with Adham becoming very isolated up front but he did cause some problems at the back for Beech Hill. Makai came on during the first half to change our shape and try something different, and was joined by our other substitutes Craig and Courtney for the second half. Craig scored his first Bramingham goal a couple of minutes into his debut to make it 2-0 and some fantastic deliveries from corners by Harry and Tristin contributed to our third goal. Scott stayed alert in goal to make some excellent saves late in the second half, with Tyler and Charlie's defensive work and positioning proving key to winning Bramingham's first clean sheet of the year. Late on in the game, Kristian came back on in a central role played excellently. Both him and Courtney were causing problems for the opposition and worked very well together before Kristian coolly finished in off the post to score Bramingham's fourth and final goal of the game. 
 
A hard fought victory for Bramingham and the first clean sheet of the season. One more game to go in the winter league which is scheduled to be played just after half term. 
 
 
 
 
 
See action photos below from our latest match. Bramingham won 5-2. Well done, boys!
Wigmore 2 - 6 Bramingham - October 2017
 
Another away trip for Bramingham's football team this week, Wigmore being the destination for the next game. The boys started quietly, but a cool, calm finish from Harry B and an equally good finish from Tristin proved enough to send us into the lead after a quarter of the game had gone. Courtney came on at the beginning of the second quarter and quickly made a difference, scoring two goals in quick succession. Arnez had very little to do in goal during the first half but his kicking up to Adham made it hard for Wigmore to defend. Tyler was not letting anything past him in our defence, with him and Charlie being very unlucky to concede a second goal. Scott stayed alert in goal during the second half, as did Kristian who capitalised on an opposition mistake to score, followed by another excellent finish to grab a second. 
 
Another excellent performance from Bramingham. We have two games left in the winter league with Beech Hill our next opponents. Keep a look out for the next results.
 
 
 
 
 
Putteridge 3 - 2 Bramingham - September 2017
 
After a great start to the season last week, Bramingham made the journey to Putteridge on Thursday 28th September to play their second fixture. 
 
A quick start from the hosts sent them into an early 1-0 lead and before long it was 2-0. Some good goal kicks from Arnez allowed Adham to have some good chances in the first half, and some excellent corners from Harry B also bought some chances for Charlie but no goals before the break. Bramingham looked much more up for it in the second half, with substitutes Harry C and Tristin making a difference. Some quick thinking from Harry B and Tristin led to the latter scoring a great goal from  short corner. Shortly afterwards, Putteridge made it 3-1 but the boys did not give up. Kristian and Makai played very well out wide, making space for others to get involved and before long, Bramingham got themselves back in it again. Some confusion in a Putteridge attack and some quick thinking by Tyler released Tristin who fantastically assisted Adham to make it 3-2. Scott continued to be excellent in goal to keep us in with a chance, but unfortunately we could not find that final goal to draw level. 
 
Although the result was not what the boys wanted, their second half performance was very encouraging against a very good Putteridge team. 
 
 
 
 
 
Surrey Street 2 - 7 Bramingham - September 2017
 
Bramingham travelled away to Surrey Street to play their first match of the season on 21/09/17. The boys got off to a flying start, going into a 4-1 lead by half time thanks to goals from Kristian (2), Adham and Charlie, with Adham playing very well up front and contributing in all of the goals. Scott began the second half in goal and pulled off some excellent saves as well as a clever piece of goalkeeping just outside the area to limit Surrey Street to just the 1 goal in the second period. Arnez joined the other outfield players to score a great header, and our goalscoring was completed by Kristian finishing nicely to gain his hat-trick and another from Adham. Throughout the game, Harry's passing was strong with both feet and started many attacks after getting his head up to unselfishly play in his team mates. Makai's defensive work down the right helped Tyler and Charlie at the back, with the two defenders working very well alongside each other to only concede two goals.
 
A very encouraging start to the season with a 7-2 win and 3 points for Bramingham. Our next fixture will be played away to Putteridge so keep a look out for the next match report. 
 
 
 
 
 
The football season has begun and Bramingham have several upcoming fixtures that will be played before October half term. These games will be against the following schools:
 
Surrey Street
Wigmore
Putteridge
Waulud
Beech Hill
 
Further match reports will follow once the games have been played.