Boys' Sports Report - Week Ending 25/05/2018

Boys' Sports Report - Week Ending 25/05/2018

Sport: Football

On Friday, the U14s played St Monica’s RC High School who had won the competition at U12 and U13 in the final of the Bury Cup.

The U14s were dominant from the start took a deserving lead when Ethan Harrison crossed to an umarked Harry Graham-Scott who headed BGS into the lead. Unfortunately BGS could not hold onto the lead and the first half finished 1-1.

In the second half BGS raised their tempo and St Monica’s couldn’t deal with a relentless BGS attack. Another goal for Harry and one for Tom Sullivan gave BGS a 3-1 win and the U14s their second piece of silverware this season after winning the internal school league.

Well done to all boys who took part and good luck for your Greater Manchester Cup Final on Monday.

On Monday the U14s played Manchester Creative Media Academy in the final of the Greater Manchester Cup.

After a very successful season for the team winning the internal school league and the Bury Cup the U14s continued to show their desire and determination as they swept aside a very strong opponent.

The U14s were both organised and ruthless in the first half with goals for Tom Sullivan and Joe Bangbala giving BGS a 2-0 lead. A well organised defence restricted the opposition to long shots which rarely troubled goalkeeper Charlie Newman.

In the second half BGS relied on this organisation as they protected the lead. A goal towards the end of the half for Ben Holland from a corner extended to lead to 3-0 which all but settled the tie. A conciliation goal for MCMA with the final kick of the game did little to dampen what was an excellent performance for BGS.

Well done boys on winning the internal school league, Bury Cup and Greater Manchester Cup. You are the first team from BGS to win two cups in one season.

Have an enjoyable summer of sport and we look forward to seeing you on the football pitch again next season.

Sport: Cricket

On Thursday, Forty Club visited Bury Grammar School to play a cricket match versus our 1st XI. The Forty Club is reputed to be the largest wandering cricket club in the world. As a wandering or nomadic it does not own its own ground, and so always 'plays away'.

The Forty Club batted first putting on 239 runs from 40 overs. In reply BGSB batted well with Captain and wicketkeeper Matthew Donnelly scoring 85 runs. Josh Taylor added 52 and Jamie Legg, after also bowling excellently, scored 48 runs before being dismissed. Unfortunately with absentees due to exams the BGSB middle order struggled and as the wickets fell, even the introduction of Mr Purdy could not see BGSB across the line. The school team finished all out only 9 runs short of the total set by the Forty Club.

Mathew Donnelly was award the player of the match for his work behind and in front of the stumps. The School would like to thank David Hurst, Steve Harrison and everyone involved in making the afternoon such a memorable event.

Sport: Athletics

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018

Team: U12 - U15

Opposition: Manchester Grammar School

Score: BGSB 99 - 127 MGS

In the first fixture of the season the BGS athletics team struggled against MGS.

BGSB started poorly and were 10 points behind after the 800m. The 200m was just as difficult but Joshua Jennings won his race in a PB time of 28.6 seconds. BGS picked up another race win the 1500m with Ben Chadwick winning in a time of 5 minutes 8 seconds. BGS closed the overall point’s gap even further in the 300m with Tom Dalziel winning the U12 race in a time of 53.09 seconds and Alex Lee winning the U15 race in a time of 42.5 seconds. Unfortunately, MGS extended the point’s gap again in the 100m with Chuk Ururuka recording the only win in a time of 13.3 seconds. Even though the point’s gap was tight heading into the 4 x 75m relay BGS could not gain enough points to win the overall event. Despite this the U14 team won their relay in a time of 40.5 seconds and the U15 team won in an impressive time of 39.1 seconds.