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U15 Girls Football v's St Angela's - Monday 29 November 2021
On a fresh Monday afternoon, SMMA U15 girls certainly brought the heat to the football pitch, standing 5-1 victorious in round 2 of the London Cup against an athletic and hungry opposition. An early opener from Sude allowed the team to gain confidence, keeping possession throughout the first half to finish 2-0 at halftime. Flo was filling the field with a loud voice, vital in the teams’ communication. Despite 2 phenomenal saves in a row from Liamara, who leapt like a salmon, St Angela’s scored a goal to take the score line to 3-1. This did not come as a threat to SMMA as Edie battled through to score a hatrick and Sude topped up the scoreline to make it 5. Some notable solidarity in defence from Eleanor and Rachel kept the goals against at just one. A stellar effort from the whole team who demonstrated admirable teamwork and encouragement throughout the game. This moves the team into the next round of the London Cup.
Team Sheet: Sude, Florrie, Edie, Liamara, Rachel, Eleanor, Debbie, Jada, Milla, Willow, Olivia, Ava.
Year 7 Junior NBA League vs Skinners Academy January 2022
Year 7 put their skills to the test in their first basketball game in the Junior NBA League. The league provides an exciting opportunity for schools to play the NBA format, each representing a different team. Here at SMMA, the year 7 girls are playing as The New York Knicks! On Tuesday, they travelled to Skinners Academy. There were many nail biting moments in the game, which ran into the third set of over time before Skinners scored the winning basket in the final 10 seconds. Some excellent attacking play was provided from Molly, Daisy and Fatima. Each player displayed excellent resilience, learning and developing the rules throughout the game. A court full of energy, encouragement and enthusiasm, leaving the final score at 8-6 to Skinners.
Team: Molly, Taliyah, Fatima, Simren, Daisy, Tiana, Maddie, Esmie, Manaar, Samaria, Rosalie, Yeabsera
Girls Year 8&9 6-a-side Tournament - Monday 7 February 2022
After a year’s hiatus due to COVID, this year saw the return of the LycaMobile 6-a-side competition run by West Ham United. A different challenge to the usual. SMMA girls demonstrated a strong sense of team cohesion and enthusiasm on the pitch. The dynamic duo, Sude and Flo, delivered plentiful goals and some remarkable assists. Both girls rose to the challenge of scoring with their left foot and pulled off some blinding finishes. Calista showed great resilience and perseverance in goal, an asset to the team. The girls left the tournament undefeated, winning 5 games and drawing 3. This advances them on to the LycaMobile finals day later on in the year.
Team: Sude, Florrie, Ava, Nicole, Calista, Chloe, Sophia
Girls Year 7 Netball Team
Over the past half term, our Year 7 girls have developed their netball skills in the Islington Netball League. Although most players are new to the sport the girls demonstrated great integrity, and enthusiasm to learn the many rules and positions. Some fantastic demonstration of encouragement and resilience was shown by all girls. Grace B making interceptions for fun, Samaria using fantastic positional vision to find spaces and Molly was reading the game like a very good book. The girls will continue to develop their game with some friendly games later on this year. Well done to all who played in the squad.
Team: Molly, Summer, Maisie, Yeabsera, Grace G, Grace B, Samaria, Daisy and Iggy.