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School Sport

November – Y5/6 Swimming Competition
The Y5/6 swimming team performed brilliantly at the Tadcaster Swimming pool competition. The team took part in a variety of different stroke races, including relay races. All the children swam brilliantly and the team finished in 2nd place overall. Well done to the whole team!

November – Y5/6 Boys’ Football Cup Semi-Final
North Duffield 1 – 3 Barkston Ash

The Y5/6 boys’ football team reached the final of the Selby District small schools’ cup final after a fantastic team performance at North Duffield. It was a remarkable start as Barkston took the lead after just 4 seconds following Jayden’s long-range deflected strike. North Duffield put pressure on the Barkston defence but excellent defending and a couple of great saves from William kept their attack at bay. The second goal was equally remarkable as William scored directly from a goal kick from his hands. In the second half, North Duffield continued to press and got a deserved goal back from a corner. Barkston had a number of good opportunities to extend their lead before Matthew sealed the victory from close range. Well done to the whole team. Man of the match was Oliver who was a rock at the heart of the defence.

November – Girls’ Football Cup Semi-Final
Appleton Roebuck 1-0 Barkston Ash

The Y5/6 girls’ football team took part in a great semi-final against Appleton Roebuck. It was a very close match with chances at either end. Honor went close on a number of occasions, Ella hit the post and Ruby had a shot cleared off the line. Paige made a number of saves but there was nothing she could do about the winning goal in the second half. It was a great effort by the whole team but player of the match was Martha for an excellent defensive performance.

November – Y3/4 Hockey Competition
The Y3/4 hockey team enjoyed taking part in the Y3/4 hockey competition at Sherburn High. The team took part in a number of matches and finished in a very credible 3rd place. Well done to the whole team.
November – North Yorkshire KS2 Cross Country Final
It was a very proud day for Barkston Ash when three members of the school took part in the North Yorkshire cross country final at Dalby Forest. Following top 8 finishes in both the Sherburn Cluster and Selby District, Ruben O’Mahony, Jasper Groot and Emma Hutton represented the district in the annual competition. All three children performed extremely well. Ruben finished in 42nd place, Jasper finished in 2nd place and Emma finished in 2nd place in their respective races. Well done to all three runners – you did the school proud!

 
October – Y5/6 Girls’ Indoor Football Tournament
The Y5/6 girls’ football team enjoyed a successful afternoon at Selby College taking part in an indoor football tournament. Remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament, without conceding a single goal, the girls finished in 3rd place. They won three matches and drew two. Well done to the whole team, especially those playing their first game for school and to Ella who scored her first goal for the team.

October – Y5/6 Boys’ Football Tournament at York
Barkston Ash boys’ team continued their improved form with an excellent performance in the TotalSports competition at PlayFootball in York. In their first game, Matthew gave Barkston the lead but with just a minute remaining Barkston were 2-1 down. A fine long range strike from Lennon gave Barkston a deserved draw. Barkston then beat Huntington 1-0 thanks to a brilliant half-volley from Isaac – a very special first goal for school. In game 3, Barkston came from behind to win 2-1 after goals from Matthew and Isaac. In the final match, Barkston fought hard but were beaten by overall winners OLQM 2-0. Well done to the whole team for a fantastic set of performances. The team finished runners up overall and should be very proud of their efforts.

October – Y5/6 Boys’ Football Tournament at Sherburn High
We took two teams of footballers to the Y5/6 boys’ football Sherburn Cluster tournament at Sherburn High. Both teams played very well and had a great afternoon of matches. Barkston blue team finished in 2nd place and Barkston red team finished in 4th place. Well done to both teams.

October – Y3/4 Boys’ Football Tournament
It was great to see a number of players play their first ever match for school during the Y3/4 boys’ football tournament in York. The team played 4 matches and really enjoyed the opportunity to play. A particular highlight was a 4-0 victory in game 3 where Ruben scored a fantastic hat-trick. Well done to the whole team.

October – North Yorkshire Cycling Final
Following a brilliant cycling day in school, 8 children went on to represent the school in the North Yorkshire cycling finals at Catterick. The children had a great day taking part in a variety of different cycling events. Well done to all 8 cyclists for an overall 6th place result. A special congratulations to Edward Young who finished in 3rd place in the circuit race.

October – Y5/6 Girls’ Football Cup Quarter Final
Brayton 1 – 2 Barkston Ash

The girls produced a brilliant display to beat a very good Brayton team and qualify for the semi-finals of the Selby district girls’ cup. Excellent defending by the whole team kept the Brayton attack from the Barkston goal and Honor gave Barkston the lead in bizarre fashion! A clearance from the Brayton defender was blocked by Honor and the ball looped over the goalkeeper. Brayton attacked with renewed vigour in the second half but Paige made an excellent save and strong defending from Martha and Caoimhe kept the score at 1-0. A second goal followed on the break when a long ball forward by Ella went past the goalkeeper for Honor to net her 7th goal of the season. Brayton got a deserved goal back in the closing minutes but the midfield trio of Eva, Ella and Izzy were working hard and battling well to ensure the score stayed 2-1. Well done to the whole team for an amazing performance. Everyone gave 100% effort and the team were proud but exhausted at the final whistle. Player of the match was Ruby for a brilliant performance in defence. 

October – Y5/6 Girls’ Football Friendly Match
Riverside 4 – 3 Barkston Ash

Riverside and Barkston Ash played out a thrilling match with 7 goals scored to thrill the supporters. Riverside took an early lead but Honor quickly struck back to make the score 1-1. Barkston had plenty of chances but a mixture of bad luck and good goalkeeping kept them at bay. Riverside took their chances well and opened up a 4-1 lead going into the last 5 minutes. The team didn’t give up though and two further goals from Honor made it a nail-biting finish. Riverside held on for the win though. Well done to both teams for a great game. Player of the match was Izzy Hargreaves for a very energetic display in midfield.

October – Y5/6 Boys’ Football League Fixture
Riverside 7 – 0 Barkston Ash

Barkston were well-beaten by an excellent Riverside team. The team kept going though and didn’t give up. Oliver and Edward were unfortunate not to score for Barkston as both had good strikes that flew wide. Credit to Barkston for battling right to the end and congratulations to Riverside for an excellent victory. Player of the match was William for making a number of very good saves. 

October – Y3/4 Boys’ Football Tournament
The Y3/4 boys’ football team gave an excellent account of themselves as they started their season with a strong set of performances in the i2i tournament at Brayton. Their first group match was a battling 0-0 draw against Riverside before goals from Oliver B, Ruben (2) and an own goal gave them a 4-1 victory against Hambleton blues. The final group game was a narrow 1-0 defeat to Brayton. This meant that Barkston qualified for the 5th/6th play off against Hambleton reds. Barkston really clicked into gear in this match as goals from Ruben (2), Oliver S (2) and Oliver B gave them a resounding 5-0 victory. Well done to the whole team.  

October – Level 2 Cross Country Final
Following top 8 finishes in the level 1 cross country competition, 9 children qualified for the Level 2 Selby District Cross Country Final. All of the children ran their very best and should be very proud of their achievements. Please see the results below. A special well done to Ruben, Emma and Jasper who have now qualified for the North Yorkshire final at Dalby Forest.
Y3 Girls - Eva – 21st 
Y3 Boys – Oliver – 23rd 
Y4 Girls – India – 11th, Poppy – 21st,
Y4 Boys – Ruben – 7th , Jacob – 22nd 
Y5 Girls – Emma – 3rd, Paige 12th 
Y5 Boys – Jasper – 1st 


October – Y5/6 Boys’ Football League Fixture
Appleton Roebuck 5 – 2 Barkston Ash

Appleton Roebuck came out on top in an end to end encounter in the latest league match. Appleton started well and raced into a 2-0 lead before an excellent long range strike from Lennon and a close range finish from Todd made sure it was 2-2 at half time. Appleton played very well second half though and fully deserved their 5-2 victory. Man of the match was Jayden for a battling and determined performance.

October – Y4/5/6 Cycling Day
35 children in Years 4, 5 and 6 had a fantastic day of cycling! Olympic cyclist Phil Bateman led a wonderful day of cycling competitions including pursuit, sprint and time trials. The children really enjoyed the opportunity to develop their cycling skills and take part in cycling competitions.

October – KS1 Beanbag Rounders
Ten children in KS1 had a great time at the Sherburn Cluster beanbag rounders competition. The children played a number of games with great enthusiasm and skill and finished in 3rd place overall. Well done to all who took part.



September – Y5/6 Girls’ Football Cup Qualifier
Escrick 1 – 2 Barkston Ash

The Y5/6 girls’ football team made a great start to their season by qualifying for the next round of the girls’ cup. Captain Honor gave Barkston a 2nd minute lead when a good pass from Izzy gave her the chance to finish well into the corner. Further good chances followed from Honor, Ruby and Eva but Escrick equalised before half time after an excellent individual run and finish. Barkston Ash dominated the second half but it seemed the ball would not go in with the Escrick goalkeeper making a series of good saves and Honor hitting the post and bar. With two minutes to go though, the winner did come. A good cross from Izzy found Honor who finished powerfully in the bottom left hand corner. There was still time for Caoimhe to hit the bar with a stunning free kick in the final minute. There were number of excellent performances but player of the match was Caoimhe for a brilliant defensive performance.

September – Y5/6 Boys’ football league
Escrick 2 – Barkston Ash 6

The boys’ league season started in style with a convincing 6-2 victory away at Escrick. Lennon gave Barkston the lead with an excellent long range strike but an own goal gave Escrick the equaliser. A good finish by Todd put Barkston back in the lead before half time. Further goals in the second half – two from Todd to complete his hat-trick and two from super sub Matthew – gave the team an excellent victory. Well done to the whole team – man of the match was Todd though for a hat-trick on his debut!

September – KS2 Cross Country
44 children in Key Stage 2 showed fantastic determination to all complete the testing cross country course at Sherburn High. Children in Years 3 and 4 ran 1200m and children in Years 5 and 6 ran 1500m and it was wonderful to see every single child finish their race. A special congratulations to the following children who achieved top 8 finishes and qualified for the level 2 final:
- Y3 Girls - Eva Friend – 5th place
- Y3 Boys – Oliver Stoney – 8th place
- Y4 Girls – India Tonks – 4th place
- Y4 Girls – Poppy Hinsley – 5th place
- Y4 Boys – Ruben O’Mahoney – 2nd place
- Y4 Boys – Jacob Kelly – 8th place
- Y5 Girls – Emma Hutton – 1st place
- Y5 Girls – Paige McBride – 5th place
- Y5 Boys – Jasper Groot – 8th place

September – Y3 Multi-Skills
Ten children in Y3 started the year of sport in style with a fun afternoon competing in a multi-skills competition at Kellington Primary school. The children took part in a variety of different ball and running games and had a great time.