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School Sport

December – Y5/6 Selby District Cup Winners!
Barkston Ash 4 – 1 Saxton

Barkston Ash became Small Schools’ Selby District champions after a thrilling final at Ulleskelf FC. Barkston started well and took the lead after 5 minutes with a superb long range shot from Finn – shooting in the top left hand corner from outside the area. Saxton hit back though and began to dominate the match. Rhys and Matthew stood up well to the pressure on the defence and William made an excellent save to keep the score at 1-0 at half time. Saxton started the second half well and forced two further good saves from William. Oscar had a shot saved at the other end before Saxton got a deserved equaliser – a good cross from the right was hit with a bullet header that gave William no chance. Barkston responded really well though and started to create chances of their own forcing a couple of good saves from the Saxton goalkeeper. With the full time whistle bringing the game to an end, there was 5 minutes of extra time to play. Barkston were now dominating the game and from an excellent through ball from Sam, supersub Oscar ran clear to finish well and pick the perfect time to score his first goal for school. A minute later, Oscar scored again as Sam’s corner was only partially cleared and Oscar volleyed home. With a minute to go, Barkston made it 4-1 when Finn’s excellent cross found its way to Tom who finished well into the bottom corner with his left foot. Well done to the whole team for a fantastic performance and for becoming Selby District Champions! The team were presented with their winning trophy during Celebration Assembly.

December – Y5/6 Girls’ Football Semi-Final
Riccall 5 – 1 Barkston Ash

Barkston Ash put up a brave fight but were well beaten by an excellent Riccall team. Barkston Ash started well and took the lead when Honor broke through and finished well into the top right hand corner. Riccall fought back though and were 2-1 up at half time. They added three further goals in the second half and forced Sophie into a number of excellent saves. Barkston Ash never gave up though and Elenia and Izzy both had near misses. Congratulations to Riccall – good luck in the final. Well done to the whole team for giving their best throughout the match and for an excellent cup run. Player of the match was Elenia who never stopped running and gave an excellent performance.

December – Y5/6 Boys’ Football Semi-Final
Cliffe 2 – 5 Barkston Ash

The Y5/6 boys’ football team made it through to the final of the Selby District Small Schools’ Cup with an excellent performance away at Cliffe. After a good start to the match, Barkston were rocked by a good opening goal from Cliffe. They responded well though and goals from Finn (2) and Sam (1) gave them a deserved half time lead. William made two excellent saves to keep Cliffe at bay and great midfield link up between Finn, Sam and Tom helped two more goals to follow – Finn completed his hat-trick and Sam finished well from close range to give Barkston a convincing lead. Cliffe scored with a late consolation, a just reward for all their efforts. Well done to the whole team who performed very well. Man of the match was Sam for an excellent midfield display.

November – Y5/6 Girls’ Football Quarter-Final
Tadcaster Riverside 0 – 3 Barkston Ash

The girls’ football team produced their best performance of the season with a fantastic victory in the quarter final of the cup. In freezing cold conditions, and with icy rain falling, the girls were tenacious throughout the whole match. Just three minutes were on the clock when Barkston took the lead. Excellent build up play from Elenia resulted in an excellent finish from Honor to give Barkston the lead. Lauren and Emily were both defending strongly and reducing the Riverside attack to few efforts on goal. In the second half, Barkston extended their lead with another good Honor finish. Izzy S, Maisie, Eva and Izzy H were all working hard to keep Barkston moving forward and after a great through ball from Emily, Honor completed her hat-trick. It was a fantastic all round performance and very difficult to pick a player of the match. The award was shared between Elenia, for a brilliant midfield display, and Honor for another amazing hat-trick. Well done to the whole team!

2017/18 - 100% of children left KS2 with the expected standard for swimming
2016/17 - 100% of children left KS2 with the expected standard for swimming
November – Y5/6 Girls’ Football
St Joseph’s 1 – 3 Barkston Ash 

Barkston Ash girls’ football team turned in a very good performance to beat St Joseph’s. With many of the girls playing in their first ever match, the team ran their hearts out and never gave up. Barkston started well and from Sophie’s clearance, Honor ran clear and finished brilliantly into the bottom corner. Chances came at either end with Sophie making an excellent save to deny St Joseph’s an equaliser. Honor then showed great determination to run through and finish well to make it 2-0. Lauren and Emily were defending well with Eva, Elenia and Izzy working hard in midfield. St Joseph’s did get a deserved goal back before half time with a very good close range finish. In the second half, St Joseph’s put the pressure on but came up against an inspired Sophie in the Barkston goal, making a number of fantastic saves. Libby and Emma helped to give Barkston more energy and Izzy almost scored twice before Honor completed her hat-trick with a well taken half volley. The whole team deserves great credit but player of the match has to go to the goalkeeper Sophie who made a number of brilliant saves. Well done to the whole team.

November – Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics
17 children in Years 5 and 6 joined 7 other schools to take part in the annual Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics competition. The children enjoyed taking part in a variety of relay and field events performing very well and finishing as tournament runners up. Well done to the whole team for a fantastic performance.

October – Y5/6 Boys’ Football League Fixture
Monk Fryston 2 – 10 Barkston Ash

The boys’ Y5/6 football team made it four wins in a row with an outstanding display away at Monk Fryston. Fast attacking football, built upon a solid defence helped Barkston to hit double figures. There were two goals each for Finn, Tom, Rhys with Jayden, Matthew and two own goals making the score 10-2. Well done to the whole team for another fine performance. Man of the match was the excellent Finn for a great display of passing and shooting.

October – Y5/6 Boys’ Football – Small Schools’ Cup Quarter Final
North Duffield 0 – 2 Barkston Ash

The boys’ team continued their excellent recent form with a hard fought 2-0 victory against North Duffield in the quarter final of the small schools’ cup. A fantastic team move ended with a defence splitting pass from Tom and an outstanding finish into the top corner from Finn to give Barkston the lead. Further chances came and went as the North Duffield keeper made a number of very good saves. Matthew and Rhys were defending superbly to keep the North Duffield attack at bay. A second goal followed in the second half when excellent anticipation from Tom led to him netting a rebound from close range. North Duffield thought they were about to score in the last few minutes but Tom again showed good anticipation to clear off the line. Overall, this was an excellent all round team performance with Matthew picking up the man of the match award for a terrific defensive display.

October – KS2 Cross Country
In fantastic weather, very unlike the usual cross country weather conditions, forty children took in Key Stage 2 took part in the annual Sherburn cluster cross country event at Sherburn High. All forty children successfully completed the testing course, giving their best and not giving up when the going got tough. Well done to all forty runners. A special congratulations to the following runners who achieved top 8 finishes and have qualified for the level 2 cross country final:

Y3 Boys - Ruben O'Mahony - 3rd Oliver Bird - 6th
Y3 Girls - India Tonks - 3rd
Y4 Boys - Jasper Groot - 2nd Joseph Adam - 8th
Y4 Girls - Emma Hutton - 1st Paige McBride - 2nd Isabel Neale 7th
Y6 Boys - Sam Falk - 1st Thomas Eckford - 6th
Y6 Girls - Lauren Lilley - 2nd place

October – KS1 Beanbag Rounders
Our KS1 beanbag rounders’ team had a wonderful afternoon at Kirk Fenton Primary school as they took part in the cluster beanbag rounders competition. Led by captain Evan, the children showed excellent skills to compete extremely well in each game. The team finished in a very credible 2nd place overall. Well done to the whole team for behaving and competing so well.

September – Y5/6 Boys’ League Football Fixture
St Joseph’s 3 – 10 Barkston Ash

The Y5/6 boys’ team built on their excellent previous performance with another convincing victory at St Joseph’s, Tadcaster. Captain fantastic Finn had a brilliant match as he netted four times! Further goals from Sam (2), Jayden (2), Tom and Max gave Barkston an excellent victory. It was great to see some wonderful passing and shooting on display. Well done to the whole team. Man of the match was Finn.

September – Y5/6 Boys’ League Football Fixture
Appleton Roebuck 1 – 7 Barkston Ash

The boys’ team got their league season on track with a convincing away win at Appleton Roebuck. A poachers’ goal from Jayden gave Barkston a 1-0 half time lead but Appleton Roebuck hit back early in the second half with an equaliser. The team responded really well though and two goals from Finn – the second a stunning long range strike – as well as one from Rhys, two further goals from Jayden and an own goal gave Barkston a resounding victory. Well done to the whole team. Jayden was man of the match for an excellent hat-trick. Finn (2), Jayden (3), OG, Rhys (1)
September – Y5/6 Boys’ Football League Fixture
Tadcaster Riverside 4 – 0 Barkston Ash

The boys’ Y5/6 football team started their league season with a tough fixture against an excellent Tadcaster Riverside team. With the team still learning to play with each other, they faced a tough Riverside team who played very well and thoroughly deserved the win. Barkston Ash never gave up and played with a good spirit throughout the match. Rhys was the man of the match for an excellent defensive display.

September – Y5/6 Boys’ Football Sherburn Tournament
Our Y5/6 boys’ football team kicked off their season with a tournament on the 3G surface at Sherburn High School. We took two teams and both teams finished 3rd in their respective groups, facing each other in a 5th place play off! There was lots of potential to build on for the season. Well done to all the boys who played.

September - Y3 Multi-skills Festival
Ten Year 3 children started a year of sport by taking part in a multi-skills festival at Kellington Primary School. The children really enjoyed taking part in a range of different sporting activities. Well done to all the children who represented the school so well.