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MAYFLOWER WIN THE LEAGUE CUP FINAL 2014,
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 38 YEARS!!
BEATING CHASE LANE 1-0
WELL DONE MAYFLOWER !
Report by Alex Farnworth
Saturday 8th March saw the League Cup Final played at Harwich and Parkeston football club, between Chase Lane and Mayflower schools. Right from the start Mayflower knew it was going to be hard against their unbeaten local rivals. Mayflower's Harvey Smith had to work harder than ever alongside Josh Kirk in defence to stop wave after wave of attack. With endless corners to Chase Lane time and time again, they were kept at bay by smart saves and bodies on the line. Amazingly by half time the score was 0-0. Mayflower survived to play another half. In the changing rooms, after an encouraging pep talk, not to mention a scrummy flapjack.... or two...... eh Josh? Both teams were ready to play the second half.
Straight from the start Mayflower's midfielders got the ball to feet and started to pass and move, putting Chase Lane under pressure with three good attacks. Chase Lane then started mounting the pressure back, desperate to get a goal. Suddenly, out of the blue, Mayflower made a few quick passes and Cameron Bergerman was through on goal. He veered to the right and chipped Brandon Eastwell, Chase Lanes keeper. The ball soared through the air, dipped lower and lower, passed the goal line and scored! The game was fairly even until the last five minutes when Chase Lane made a substitution and played with one defender at the back. Throwing players forward, they had another corner. The ball swerved to the edge of the box where Chase Lanes star player, Sam Cooke, volleyed it and skimmed the cross bar. In the dying seconds of the game, Bailey, another one of their strikers, hit the ball as hard as he could. However Alex, Mayflower's goal keeper was unsighted and only saw the ball at the last moment. He made an instinctive save and pushed the ball out wide. On hand was Josh Kirk who hoofed the ball up field for the last kick of the game.
Great play by Josh Pearce, Jack Cottee, Josh Kirk, Morgan Campbell, Cameron Bergerman, Harvey Smith and Thomas Stacey, resulted in the final score Mayflower 1 Chase Lane 0.
Alex Farnworth was voted 'man of the match' for his outstanding first half performance.
Dear Parents and Carers,
I’ve just returned to the office after organising Pancake Races for the children, which was great fun for me and, I hope, for the children as well. These special occasions – of which there are many at Mayflower – are the sort of thing our children remember when they look back on their schooldays, and we will never be too busy with our studies to have a bit of fun.
The Reading Rockets are displayed in the hall and look great – thanks to all who gave their time during half term to display them. It is so important to hear your child read every day if possible. The children who regularly read at home really do make quicker progress in reading and writing.
Everyone has been sent a text requesting volunteers to become Parent Governors. This is quite a time-consuming task, but if you would like to discuss it my office door is always open.
Key Stage 2 children can now buy flapjack or shortbread for 20p at breaktime on Wednesdays. Once we have established routines for helpers etc we will extend this to Key Stage 1. One of our more gifted Mathematicians informs me that we sold 148 items last week, so they obviously enjoy Mrs Chopping’s cooking!
As always, please do pop in and see me if you have any concerns. You can either see me most mornings outside school, or come into the office and see if I’m free.
MAYFLOWER GARDENERS - WE NEED YOU!
We are about to take delivery of a small boat, which we plan to fill with compost to make a raised planting area for our pupils. We are appealing for donations of rubble, bags of compost and any suitable plants for this new growing opportunity.
If you would like to donate any of the above items we would be extremely grateful.
Many hands make light work…we mayalso need some keen gardeners to help our pupils with this project. If you, or someone you know, is interested in helping please contact Mrs Sampson via the School Office. Thank you.
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