Year 7

On Tuesday 22 May, the Year 7 Boys' Soccer team travelled to St Kentigern's College to participate in the South Eastern Zone Soccer Competition. The competition was divided into two pools, with Somerville being in Pool A. The other schools in our pool were Howick Intermediate, Farm Cove Intermediate and Elim.

 

The boys performed brilliantly, winning all pool games, with particularly impressive wins over Farm Cove Intermediate and Elim. Not only did we play an excellent brand of football built around passing and keeping the ball, we also did not concede a single goal in all 3 games.

 

These performances put us into a semi-final with a very handy BBI side. They too looked to play a similar brand of football and a cracking game resulted. Through an excellent defence and a well-oiled and creative midfield and attack, we managed to dominate with a 5 – 1 win.

 

The final was against our hosts St Kentigerns. By this time we had adjusted to the full pitch [every player bar one had never played on a full pitch before]. From the start we totally dominated possession and quickly converted this into goals. Every player was magnificent! We utilised the extra space effectively and overwhelmed our opposition 7 – 0.

 

I am so proud of the way we played. Every player did themselves proud and played with so much confidence and poise that opposition coaches and players were impressed. Most importantly, each player played for their team mates and our school, and in doing so, were truly great ambassadors for Somerville. I wish to thank all those parents who came and supported us on the day. We were easily the most supported and encouraged team in the tournament.

 

Year 8

On Thursday 28 May, the Y8 Somerville Boys' Soccer team played in the SEZ Soccer competition. Overall we won 7/7 games, scoring 17 goals and conceding none.

 

In our first game against Howick Intermediate we won 1-0. In game 2 we won against Sir Edmund Hillary 3-0. Our third game was against Mission Heights and we won 2-0. The fourth game was played against Sancta Maria which we won by a whopping 6-0. Our last pool game was played against Elim and we won by 1 goal.

 

Our very successful pool play put us in to the semi-final. In our semi-final we played St Kents and we won 3-0.

 

Now it was the final, the business end of the tournament, and we were playing our friendly rivals, BBI. This game was the toughest yet and within the first half, both teams were goalless. Then the ball was played to Daniel Bargh's weak foot and he shot - It went over the goalie and in! It was in the last minute as well and we secured the final 1-0.