Blackhall Primary Football
Blackhall Athletic Football Club
The Primary School fixture list for 2016/17 is now available here.
Blackhall Girls P4/5 7-1 South Morningside
BPS P4/5s off to a winning start versus South Morningside – all good fun despite the early start.
Well done to: Abi, Emily, Kirstie, Molly, Orlaith, Poppy & Terri.
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Blackhall P7 4-7 Cramond P7
Team: Sebastian, Ismail, Iain, Sam, Jack, Adam, Lennon, Reece, Ben
First game of the season and the clichés are out already. A game of two halves.
The first half was a rout for Cramond, but the 0-4 scoreline at halftime didn’t reflect the balance of play, which was much more even. This was despite some excellent goal-keeping from Sebastian, who was frequently off his line to clear as the defence regularly pushed too far forward and didn’t come back quickly enough. All 4 Cramond goals could be attributed to Blackhall not getting back in to defence quickly enough. The scoreline didn’t tell the whole story, though, as Cramond’s keeper was playing a blinder, his positioning particularly good.
The second-half saw much more effort from the team. Cramond still managed to strike first, going 5-0, then 6-0 up before Blackhall managed to break their duck, Reece finally beating the keeper. Though the floodgates didn’t quite open, Blackhall did have more of the play now and looked more secure at the back, and further goals came from Ben and Lennon (2). At 4-6, it looked like we would snatch a draw, but Cramond held out and then scored with the last kick of the ball. Ismail played in goals in the second half and acquitted himself well, with one particularly spectacular save.
Throughout the game, Blackhall showed they were a strong attacking force, often thwarted by a giant goalkeeper who attracted the ball like a magnet. Defensively, we need to be more focused and midfield and attack need to remember their defensive duties. For some, a good night’s sleep before the match might also help! Plus points – we have two good goalies to choose from, are strong going forward, especially when we pass the ball, and we will score against anyone. Just need to get the boys to understand that we need to prevent goals as well as score them. [Joe]
Blackhall Unicorns (Girls U13) 1-1 Bonnyrigg Rose
On a lovely September morning at Broughton honours were shared in a subdued match with a last minute controversy. Both teams started the game as if a little sleepy and there were few chances at either end. Blackhall’s defence of Lucy in goal and Louisa with Ciara worked well and coped with the sporadic attacks. Most of the play was in midfield until Poppy set up Iona who found Isla to slot in with what was almost her first touch after 10 mins. Jess had a number of good runs and turns and produced some great diagonal passes. A player reshuffle resulted in Eloise playing central midfield and working hard to provide good quality passing out to Lucy and Kirsty who both attacked with no reward. Eventually pressure resulted in a back pass and indirect free kick. Poppy and Lucy took charge and played a small touch and shot wide which I’d like to claim came from the training ground but they produced that idea themselves.
The second half carried on in a similar vain with Poppy working really hard to break down Bonnyrigg attacks and release Lucy and Jess on the wings. Bonnyriggs defending was excellent and Blackhall struggled to create many chances. One corner resulted in a blast over the bar and a couple of comfortable saves but that was about it. The final reshuffle put Ciara in goal where she played very well with confident keeping and goal kicking. Kirsty had a great run from defence where she saw space and went forward, Jess was smart and immediately filled in for her to let to play continued with Kirsty getting a great cross in. Eventually in the last minute Iona got the ball and did a trademark run down the wing and cross in for Lucy to volley straight into the goal. Unfortunately the referee had already called the ball out on the touchline so the goal was disallowed but great skills from both players. So at the final whistle it was 1-1.
The feedback after the game was that maybe we had started a little sleepily and that our passing needed to be sharper. I think possibly the coach and players were a little complacent as we had beaten Bonnyrigg 8-3 in May. Looking at recent results however they lost 1-0 to Boroughmuir Thistle 2 weeks ago so have definitely improved. A good lesson learnt ahead of the game against Hearts next week. [SP]
All published Primary School fixtures are available here Football->Fixtures
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The following Primary School fixtures are scheduled:
Blackhall Girls P4/5 v South Morningside – Ravelston 9.00
Blackhall Girls P6/7 v Sciennes Rockets – Ravelston 9.30
Blackhall P5 v Broughton P5 – Warriston big 2 9.30
Blackhall P6 v Brunstane P6 Brunstane P6 – Warriston big 3 10.30
Blackhall P7 v Cramond P7 – Warriston big 4 10.30
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