ALSTON GIRLS ARE RUNNERS UP IN THE CUP
Our super girl’s footballers played in the final of the Erdington and Saltley cup on Tuesday at Hobmoor academy. In probably the best match of the season the girls fought hard and played as a team brilliantly. There were fantastic saves from Amna in goal, superb defending against a determined opposition and some fast attacking with some shots that went very close. A penalty in the last five minutes was awarded to Hobmoor and with the score at 1-0 the Alston girls raised their game even further but alas the score remained and they can be proud of being 2016 runners up. Well done to Amna, Yasmeen, Alisia, Haana, Meymoona, Sadiyah, Aasha, Sanjidha and Satara.
CLOSE FOR ALSTON IN THE HMS CUP
The year 5/6 girls football team played their cup tie against Perry Beeches Academy on the 17th March. On a hot afternoon the girls started off with a fantastic ‘freak’ goal scored straight from our goal kick by our goalkeeper, Amna! The girls continued to impress and despite letting a goal in before half time were certainly the better team. After halftime Perry Beeches scored 2 more but a wonderful goal from Yasmeen after a superb pass from Meymoona set up an exciting finish. Unfortunately Alston just couldn’t get any more goals despite a huge effort. A Special mention must go to Haana from 5F who had a great debut game as a battling defender. Well done to Amna, Yasmeen, Alisia, Haana, Meymoona, Sadiyah, Aasha and Satara.
ALSTON IMPROVE FAR TOO LATE
The boys only have one remaining game of their league competition and are currently in 7th place. Although only winning once and drawing once they have only narrowly lost their last few games. Losses against St Bernadette’s, Lea Forest, Audley and Saints Peter and Paul have been keenly contested, with huge sighs of relief from opposing teachers!! Two goals from Dawud Ali and a debut goal for Ismail Ahmed were fantastic and shows that this team is vastly improving. Alston can take pride in their overall play, sportsmanship, determination and spirit which has as ever been outstanding. Well done to Faizan, Amaar, Mohammed Janjua, Ayaan, Ibraheem, Dawud, Ismail, Sam, Shahzaib, Saeed, Adil and Eduard.
YOU'VE GOT TO ROLL WITH IT
Alston took part in their first ever gymnastics competition on Thursday 14th at Small Heath School. The two teams from year 3 and 4 had a wonderful time and even got some advice from an Olympic gymnast who was there for the event. Despite not gaining gold, silver or bronze Alston put together their sequences very well and were very sporting towards all the other teams. The children are now determined that next year we can win it!! Well done to Elise, Ayaan, Dauwd, Misbah, Mohammed and Adyan and to our year 4 team Awais, Laila, Husna, Hira and Aleena.
ALSTON IS NOMINATED
We are pleased to announce that Alston Girls have been nominated to represent East Birmingham in the HMS cup. A primary school cup competition for girls which is open to nominated teams from the whole of Birmingham. Fixtures will start next year and the team is looking forward to competing and scoring more goals!!
ITS RAINING GOALS FOR THE GIRLS
The 4 a side football girls tournament took place on the 24th of November at Yardley Powerleague. Our fantastic girls once again put in a great performance but unfortunately did not reach the final. However the girls started to score goals for fun with Aasha scoring 4 Sadia 1, Yasmeen 1, and Sanjida 1. Well done also to Amna and Alisia (Who both almost scored too).
Alston’s girl footballers powered their way to the final of their cup competition with two convincing wins against Montgomery. They will now play Hobmoor in the final. The opposite team did not even have a shot on the Alston goal which lead to a boring afternoon for our goalkeeper Amna. Two well taken goals from Sadia sealed our place in the final. Come on girls you can do it!! Well done to Sadia, Amna, Yasmeen, Alisia, Aasha, Sangjida, Hasna, Satara, Safa and Maymoona.
ALSTON BOYS FOOTBALLERS PUT UP GOOD RESISTANCE
Alston boys took part in their cup competition on Monday 12th October. Placed in a very tough group they found their opponents hard to beat and struggled again to score enough goals. However they were also very hard to beat and many teams failed to score against an increasingly confident disciplined Alston team. Special mention for Eduard playing his first matches who controlled the midfield well, Dawud for scoring his first goal, and Amaar for some wonderful defending. We will not be in the final but I was very proud of this improving team.
ALSTON YEAR 3/4 FOOTBALLERS KICK UP A STORM
Our school took part in a 5 a side football tournament on the 5th October. Two separate teams went to compete against 17 other schools from our part of Birmingham. Team 1 were very unlucky to not make the finals and although every game had more than its fair share of bad luck the team kept going until the final whistle. They eventually ended up 4th in their group. Team 2 started very nervously and grew and grew into the tournament with each game and finished with a wonderful win from their last game. Both teams showed great respect and sportsmanship all through the competition and they competed very well which bodes well for the future. Well done to Abbas, Zidaan, Shaked, Hamza, Laila, Alayah, Malaika, Abbas S, Haider, Mussa, Haris, Filsan, Zara and Sana.
SEASON OFF TO A NERVY START
Alston under 11 team got their 2015/16 campaign off to a mixed start against St Bernadette’s and Erdington Hall. First up was a very good St Bernadette’s team and after a torrid first half the Alston team steadied the ship and began to play their way back into the game but eventually losing soundly to some excellent attacking by the home side.
Erdington Hall were next up and the experience gained from the first match was matched with a convincing first win of the season. Two goals from Sam and one from Amaar saw Alston romp home with a 3-1 win. Well done to Ismail, Ibraheem, Amaar, Dawud, Adil, Shazhaib, Amna, Abu and Sam.