The Ripple team took on other schools from the borough at the Capital Kids Cricket competition. We played great cricket with some amazing catches in the field and our batters managing to score a good few fours and sixes, all our games were really close but we did not make it through to the final. The children came away happy with their efforts and hope to get the chance to represent the school again in the summer competitions.
In what was a really exciting cup game Ripple started brightly pressurising Thames View high up the pitch and the effort payed off with Allison scoring a great goal after winning the ball from the defender and shooting high into the net, Ripple scored again before the break when the ball fell to Tucker on the edge of the area and she slotted home calmly to make in two. Thames View worked hard in the second half but Ripple were too strong with Dickson and Lawrence limiting their attacks. The high pressure again worked for Ripple with Oriowo stealing the ball in midfield and breaking free to leave herself one on one with the keeper, she kept a cool head and fired the ball into the bottom corner. Team: Onafadeji, Lawrence, Allison, Dickson, Tucker(C), Butler, Oriowo.
Well done Girls and good luck in the next round.
Ripple start brightly, but then pay the price.
Ripple faced a tough William Bellamy team but with some solid defending and our goalkeeper Angelo being in sensational form Ripple won the game by three goals to one. Ripple went one up in the first half but then conceded early in the second half but, a bright display from striker Luiz meant that he bagged himself a hat trick with two late goals to ensure victory.
Team: Angelo, Charlie, Bobby, Keye, Kleo, Muzni, Luiz, Obaid, Dera, Aqeel, Amir, Kasper.
Ripple then played against Goresbrook and unfortunately the energy that we had shown in the first game wasn't there in this one and the opponents took full advantage, a good passing move ended with a ball being squared into the box for Goresbrook's striker to tap home the only goal of the game. Ripple improved in the second half and had a couple of chances but could not get a goal back.
Team: Angelo, Charlie, Aqeel, Amir, David, Keye, Luiz, Ahmed, Obaid, Dera, Bobby, Kleo.
Match report by: Harry