Football and Netball vs Park Lea Primary

On Thursday 3rd October, the Owls travelled to Park Lea Primary School (formerly Sundon Park Junior School and Cheynes Infant School) to play in their second football and netball matches of the season, both looking for good performances against a strong sporting school. 

Var Required

Park Lea 1 St Matthew’s 0

The boys played a very competitive game and were on the wrong side of a 1-0 defeat thanks to a dubious penalty decision. VAR required was the message to the leagues after stand-in referee Mr Campbell awarded a penalty to the home side after the ball struck an arm/shoulder in the penalty area. 

After the game Fabian and Junain said:

“We did very well, fought hard against a physical team.”

Player Of The Match was Lewis who stepped up in goal and made some great saves. Overall it was a fair result and Mr Campbell was very happy with the boys’ performance. 

The Owls team comprised: Alieu, Damian, Fabian, Fadl, Junain, Lewis, Lucas and Omarion.

Be the best we can be… 

Park Lea 7 St Matthew’s 4

The girls played one of the best teams in Luton at netball. They fought incredibly hard and never gave up in their 7-4 defeat.

The game started very frantically with both teams fighting for the ball, after the first quarter it was 3-1 to them. The girls continued to battle and gave everything to try and get a result with scores of 1-1 in both of the next two quarters, making us two goals behind with one quarter left to go.

The Owls played really well but ran out of steam in the end, with some strong play from Player Of The Match Ulani

Captain Courage said:

“I’m disappointed with the result as I thought we could have done better.”

Girls’ Netball v. William Austin

St Matthew’s 12 William Austin 1

Last Thursday 19th September the girls’ netball team travelled to William Austin Junior School for their first match of the season. After having a practice match the week before the squad were anxious to play their first game.

The Owls ended up running out comfortable winners with player-of-the-match Miriam the star of the show.

The Owls started very strongly with some strong passing and moving from Aysha and Husna which led to four goals scored in the first quarter. Some great play at centre from Amie who helped out in both defence and attack.

St Matthews worked really hard and had some great interceptions and displayed fantastic marking from Lidia and Courage to prevent William Austin getting near our hoop. Miriam popped up and scored three points in the second quarter with help from some great forward passes by Maja.

After the game, Mr Horton said

“The girls played amazingly well considering it was their first game of the year, they have so much potential and can really become a great team if they continue to work hard.”

Player of the Match Miriam and team-mate Lidia said

“It was a fun game where we played really well and we could have scored more goals.”

The St Matthew’s Team comprised: Amie, Aysha, Courage, Husna, Lidia, Maja and Miriam.

Sports Competitions – Autumn Term 2019

The table below shows the sports competitions that we will be taking part in during the Autumn Term. Work hard in your PE lessons and you might be spotted by the talent scouts to be part of one of the teams. Remember that we only choose children to represent the school in sports competitions if their behaviour and attitude to their learning in class is the best it can be.

Tag Rugby5 & 63 Oct10am – 3pmLuton Rugby Football Club
Invasion Games Festival1 & 216 Oct10am – 12pmInspire Sports Village
Sports Hall Athletics5 & 630 Oct10am – 1pmInspire Sports Village
Table Tennis5 & 631 OctTo be confirmedLuton Table Tennis Club
Sports Hall Athletics1 & 26 Nov1:30 – 3:45pmInspire Sports Village
Futsal5 & 6 boys8 Nov1 – 4pmLuton VI Form College
Futsal5 & 6 girls12 Nov1 – 4pmLuton VI Form College
Dodgeball5 & 613 Nov9:30am – 3pmInspire Sports Village
Football5 & 621 Nov9:30am –
Basketball5 & 626 Nov1 – 4pmLuton VI Form College
Sports Hall Athletics3 & 411 Dec1:30 – 4:30pmInspire Sports Village
Kurlingmixed12 Dec1 – 4pmLuton VI Form College