Happy New Year to everyone. Students and staff have soon got back into the usual swing of things here, despite a few changes. We are now operating a ‘split’ lunch, which means half of the school is out for lunch at any one time. This has been received positively by students, as it means they are able to get served more quickly in the canteen and also have more space indoors and outdoors for social times.
I was pleased to hear the excellent news that that our year 10 football team won their first match of the year agains King’s School in Ottery St Mary, 3-1. The year 10 All Saints team travelled to Ottery St Mary, for their first round match against King’s School, which promised to be a tough tie.
The first half was a scrappy affair with neither side taking control of the game. All Saints had Carlin Coath to thank for staying on level terms, with an outstanding one-on-one save. This proved vital, as All Saints took the lead through Ace Richardson, who scored from close range, after Jake Doel had looped a free kick into the box.
All Saints came out much stronger in the second half, and created a number of chances, but failed to take advantage. They then suffered a ‘sucker-punch’ as King’s School levelled with an excellent strike from a free kick. This set back seemed to inspire the All Saints boys, who showed great character with their response to being drawn level. All Saints took the lead after a great through ball from Ace Richardson was brilliantly lobbed over the keeper by Connor Evans, who had made a big difference after being introduced at half time.
It seemed only a matter of time before All Saints scored another and the third finally arrived with 10 minutes to go from a Kieran Hodge corner, which was headed in by Josh Catterall. This was an excellent performance by All Saints, who showed great togetherness, character and quality, at different stages of the match. They will now face Newton Abbott at home in the last 16.
Man of the match: Ace Richardson
Harry McFerran (Captain)
Well done boys and thank you Mr Lucas for giving up time to support them for this match.
Finally, on Thursday we had a Mock Results Day for Year 11. They worked incredibly hard in December for their Pre-Public Exams and picked up their results on Thursday morning. There were mixed emotions but it was clear that all were determined to make the next 14 school weeks count, before their exams start.
My best wishes,