MOULTON COLLEGE MEN'S 1 (0-0) THOMAS BECKETT MEN'S 1 (16.3.16)
Moulton produced one of their best displays of the season to edge closer towards the Cat 2A league title, drawing 0-0 against title rivals Thomas Beckett. Moulton were the stronger side throughout the match with several players producing their best ever performance in a Moulton College football academy shirt (James Mister, Dominic Whalley, Ben Wheeler, Harrison Chipchase).
In the first half, the best chance fell to the normally reliable front man Connor Goddard, who on this occasion saw his shot flash wide of the post in a one on one situation with the Thomas Beckett goalkeeper. The outstanding Ben Wheeler also came close with a trademark set piece header from James Maddison's super delivery. Thomas Beckett were always dangerous in wide areas but they faced an excellent Moulton College defence and a goalkeeper in fine form.
Moulton were determined to win this match and were again the dominant side in the second half. The hard working Josh Healey epitomised the commitment of the side with his constant running and he was very unlucky not to get a goal for his efforts. There were several half chances with Connor Goddard, Sam Ball and Ben Wheeler but they were all denied by the Thomas Beckett goalkeeper. Moulton threw everything at the opposition within the final 10 minutes and a late Lee Felgate header again couldn't find its way into the back of the net.
Moulton remain top of the league with a three point lead and +6 goal difference over Thomas Beckett who play the penultimate game in the Cat 2A league against Tresham next week. More impressively they have finished the season with the best defensive record in England at Category 2A level. They have given everything this season and hopefully they will get the title winner’s trophy they deserve.
Moulton College 3’s 5-1 Tresham College 4s (9.3.16)
A fantastic performance saw Moulton 3’s convincingly beating Tresham College 5-1 at home.
The earlier exchanges of the match were fairly even between both teams with neither having any clear cut chances. Tresham took the lead after a cross found its way to their striker who was able to turn the ball in from close range. After this, Moulton began to dominate the game and a well worked move led to Tobi Shoyoye calmly finishing to make 1-1 at half time.
Moulton began the second half with the same energy they had finished with in the first period and caused Tresham real problems all over the pitch. After coming on during the second half, both Cardouza and Budd made an impact with two goals from Cardouza and one from Budd. Ryan Barrett saw Moulton run out 5-1 winners in an extremely convincing performance.
This was a well-deserved win for Moulton and something to build upon in the remaining games of the season.
FOOTBALL - MOULTON MEN'S 1 (2-2) AFDA LEICESTER MEN'S 1 (02.03.16)
Moulton went a point clear at the top of the league with one game remaining after an entertaining 2-2 draw with AFDA Leicester. The conditions were awful with a blustery wind playing a big part in the game.
Moulton took the lead after 15 minutes when Rhys Watkins beat his man and found space to whip in a delightful ball for Sam Ball to stroke home. AFDA Leicester then used the conditions to their advantage and penned Moulton back for the rest of the first half. They soon equalised from a corner and then went 2-1 in front when a cross hit the unfortunate Solomon Janecki to cross the line.
At half time, Moulton turned to an unfamiliar 3-4-3 to try to win the match with the wind in their favour. It worked well and they were awarded a penalty after a handball in the box. Harrison Chipchase stepped up and hit the ball well, however, the goalkeeper guessed superbly to keep it out.
Moulton kept pushing for an equaliser and it duly came as James Maddison's wicked cross was turned by an AFDA Leicester defender. The home side kept searching for a winner but the final touch didn't come with them having to settle for a draw.
Moulton can be proud of going into the last league game against Thomas Beckett knowing a win will secure the Cat 2A title.
Rugby - Henley College (45) v Moulton College (21) – (24.2.16)
Moulton travelled to Richmond on Thames to play fellow AASE College Henley. With a lovely crisp day, an open flowing game was on the cards, which was aided by a pristine playing surface at Henley Hawks RFC.
Moulton started brightly with some excellent line breaks from Niall Lawrence and Gareth Richards. First year Harry Warn benefitted from this to score the first try which was converted by Liam McStay. This stirred the home team into action and with Moulton defending too narrowly the Wasps associated College took full advantage by scoring two tries despite some excellent defending from Zac Bean and Matt Wearing.
Unfortunately the defending was made harder with a yellow card being received by Moulton which allowed Henley to go into the half 24-7 up.
Moulton made a good start in the second half with Niall Lawrence scoring a well worked try that was again converted by Liam McStay. Henley then reapplied the pressure and took advantage of penalties driving over for two try's. It was Moulton who had the last play, with almost a full first year team on the field there was some great handling and clearing from Matt Wearing and Yinka Awoyemi which allowed Liam McStay to score in the corner and convert his try leaving the game finishing 45-21 to Henley.
Despite Henley being worthy winners the Moulton team can take a lot from this game with a number of players that were making their first team debut acquitting themselves well.
Football - Moulton's unbeaten run finally come to an end at the impressive Corby Town FC narrowly losing 1-0 (24.2.16)
Corby were the stronger side with two players boasting first team experience and it showed against another dogged Moulton display. During the first half Corby had several set pieces to try and open the scoring but couldn't find a finishing touch.
They scored the vital goal after 30 minutes with a cross into the box which wasn't dealt with properly by the Moulton defence and their number 9 was on hand to fire them in front.
Jason Flowers was outstanding in the second half to constantly thwart a lively Corby attack but it wasn't until the final 15 minutes that Moulton finally sparked to life.
Lee Felgate headed over the bar before Solomon Janecki hit a superb 25 yard effort which hit the inside of the post and bounced the wrong side of the line. The Corby keeper then pulled off a magnificent stop to deny Sam Ball in the dying seconds.
Moulton can be proud of their efforts and their character showed in the final 15 minutes. They now have two games left in their quest to win the Cat 2A league, needing 4 points.
Football – Brooke House Men’s 2 (0-1) Moulton Men’s 1 3/02/16
Moulton just edged Brook House in an entertaining tactical battle at Harborough Town FC. In blustery conditions, Moulton kept terrific defensive shape to deny a Brooke House team who were determined to pass their way through stubborn opposition. Moulton created the better chances and had a Solomon Janecki header ruled out for offside inside 15 minutes. Sam Ball was then denied a superb curling effort by an impressive Brooke House goalkeeper. On the 30 minute mark, a superb team goal was expertly dispatched by the inform front man Connor Goddard. James Maddison and Rhys Watkins were heavily involved in the move.
The second half proved to be a game of few chances and Moulton brilliantly snuffed out any momentum Brooke House tried to build time and time again. Jason Flowers was in great form to organise the defence and his kicking was excellent against the wind. Brooke House's best chance came with ten minutes left when their striker found some space to loop a shot over the bar. Moulton held on to another important three points and demonstrated excellent work rate.
With three games to go, they are now three points clear with a healthy looking goal difference.
Rugby - Blackheath (19) v Moulton 2nd XV (21) 03/02/16
Moulton travelled down to London to play the league leaders Blackheath. Moulton started brightly on the 3G surface with them forcing 2 penalties from a well organised Blackheath team. First year Liam McStay demonstrated excellent composure to step up and converting both opportunities. This sparked a good period of play with captain Gareth Richards benefiting by scoring.
This spurred Blackheath into action and after some strong carrying they crossed the Moulton line setting the tone for the rest of the game. At the end of the first half Moulton were ahead by 16 points to 7.
Blackheath came out the stronger side in the second half and with the wind in their backs they started to control the territory. However some strong defending kept Moulton in the game for most of the half and Moulton eventually sealed the win with some individual brilliance from Kurtis Dorks, with him scoring in the corner but unfortunately injuring himself in the process.
Basketball Moulton College 48 Vs 90 Preston College (03/02/16)
Moulton College and Preston College met for the first time this season in the Academy Basketball League (ABL). The first quarter was a tight encounter with little separating the two sides. Preston displayed some strong inside scoring, in response Moulton nailed four 3 pointers to level the game 18 a piece after the first period. Preston made a break through midway through the 2nd quarter displaying a 10-0 run with scores coming Umar Siddique and Ebhinze Udoh to 26-37.
Moulton were having difficulty breaking Preston’s full court press and were guilty of consecutive turnovers which extended the visitors lead to conclude the quarter, 26-47.
In the second half, Moulton failed to recover with Preston continuing to extended their lead by converting four 3 pointers in the 3rd quarter. Moulton were inspired by ten 2nd half points from Guard Carlo Nieva to reduce the deficit but too many turnovers prevent any form of comeback from the home side. Moses Byekwaso and Ebhinze Udoh led the scoring for Preston College by scoring 26 and 22 points respectively. Whilst Carlo Nieva was the top scorer for Moulton College with 23 points. Moulton College Head Coach Rob Crump “ Preston College are a strong side who we found difficult to match up with throughout the game. We displayed some confident shooting in periods; however our downfall was committing too many turnovers which Preston capitalised on.”
Moulton Men's 1 (6-0) Tresham Men's 2 28.1.16
Moulton cruised to a convincing victory over Tresham and maintained their unbeaten league run to 6 games.
Harrison Chipchase opened the scoring with a stunning 20 yard free kick, Solomon Janecki then added a second slotting home in the 18 yard box before Connor Goddard added the third with a firm drive from 12 yards. It soon became four when Cory Voysey pounced inside the box to prod home.
The weather played a big part in the second half and chances were kept to a minimum until Lee Felgate came on. The burly front man showed great composure to time his run and finish on two occasions with a goalkeeper bearing down on him.
It was a great team performance in difficult conditions and Moulton have given themselves a real chance of achieving something this season.
Central Nottingham College Men’s 2 (1-1) Moulton Men’s 2 28.1.16
A good spirited and hard fought contest left both sides with a point although Moulton really should have come away with all 3 points after numerous chances were missed throughout the game.
The front 2 pairing of Josh Healey and Joe Lindsley were making a nuisance of themselves with Josh showing good skill and pace without creating clear opportunity for his team mates. Brandon Bazeley was also causing problems for the opposition full back with his positive play. However, Nottingham went in at half-time 1-0 up through a direct free-kick that somehow got through the a wall and nestle into the bottom corner.
A change was made at half-time with the hard working Joe Lindsley being replaced by Joe Lapino who went on in central defence with Elliot Bartley moving to play alongside Josh Healey up front.
Moulton came out positively in the 2nd half but chances came and went with James Mister and Connor Harper both missing decent chances on goal. However, the continual work paid off with a direct ball from the impressive Jason Flowers which was flicked on well by Elliot Bartley with Josh Healey gambled well beyond the opposition defence to slot the ball past the goalkeeper into the bottom corner.
The lads were slightly disappointed at the end of the game with the draw but positives can be taken from the game. Every player gave a good account of themselves and the effort cannot be faulted
Moulton College 3 – 1 Brooke House (20.1.16)
Moulton made hard work of their latest win against a technically gifted Brooke House side. Connor Goddard opening the scoring for Moulton with a firmly struck shot inside the area. Sam Edwards pounced to put Moulton in front from another Harrison Chipchase free kick.
Moulton then had several chances to extend their lead with Sam Ball extremely unlucky not to add to his impressive tally this season. Finally Connor Goddard appeared to put the game to bed with another powerful shot inside the 18 yard box to make it 3-0.
Frustratingly Moulton took their foot off the gas and despite several chances going a miss it was Brooke House who dominated the last 30 minutes of the match. A superb solo goal from their number 7 gave Brooke House a deserved consolation. It shows how far this Moulton side have come that their performance could of been a lot better but still won the game 3-1.
With Corby Town winning, Moulton remain 3 points behind the leaders with a game in hand, the goal difference being equal
Moulton College Rugby 2nd XV (48) v Easton & Otley College 1st XV (7) (13/01/16)
Moulton College 2nd XV hosted Easton & Otley College 1st XV in an AoC league match. With the recent poor weather conditions the expectation was that the game would be played on a boggy field. However, the pitch was in good condition and allowed for an open game.
Moulton started well with some strong carrying by the pack making inroads into the Easton defence. It was first year winger Malcolm Milligan who benefitted by scoring early in the game.
Easton came back strongly and demonstrated what an organised and spirited team they are by scoring from a well worked driven line out. This spurred the Moulton team into action and although they had to work hard for the points, Craig Coxon crossed over the line twice and Moulton went into the break in the lead.
The second half started slowly with both teams looking tired but it was Moulton’s man of the match, Gareth Richards, who got the ball rolling again by finishing with a good team try. Easton kept working hard and defended excellently but the pressure started to tell on the visitors with Moulton’s Jay Partridge, Kurtis Dorks and Malcolm Milligan all scoring.
The game finished with Moulton running out 48-7 winners.
Moulton College Football Men’s 1’s 4 – 4p NMETC Men’s 2’s (13.01.16)
Moulton can be proud of themselves as they came back from 3-0 down to eventually lose 3-1 on penalties after the game had finished 4-4 at the end of extra time.
BMETC College, who play in the Category 1 league, were technically the stronger side and two quick fire goals in the first ten minutes gave Moulton a mountain to climb. They added a third before the break which was a turning point in the game.
After a strong team talk and tactical reshuffle it was vital that Moulton got their first goal to have any chance of getting back in to the game. Connor Goddard stepped up to the plate wasting no time in firing into the top corner from 20 yards early into the second half.
The character and belief within the team grew with the opposition struggling to cope with the physical approach by Moulton. Ben Wheeler, who had a magnificent match, rose highest to thump home the second goal from another corner routine to make it 3-2. The togetherness and passion for an equaliser was fantastic. It finally came in the dying seconds as Harrison Chipchase put a long and dangerous ball on the goalkeeper which flew into the net sending the Moulton players into raptures.
Extra time showed tired players. However, it was a BMETC College who struck a blow with a super curling 25 yard effort. Moulton again had to dig deep and respond, which they did. Another Harrison Chipchase set piece was flicked on by Elliot Ratchford before Elliott Bartley headed over the line to make the tie 4-4.
Moulton were confident going into penalties from the last round and went for a similar line up. Sadly, it wasn't to be as only Harrison Chipchase was able to score, losing the tie 3-1 on penalties.
It was a brave and gutsy effort from all the players against the odds. If Men's 1 continue to work together showing such an excellent team spirit against higher opposition, there is no reason why they can’t taste success at the end of the season in the Cat 2A league.
MVP - Ben Wheeler
Advanced Football Development Academy 2 - 1 Moulton College Football 3’s (13.1.16)
Moulton travelled to Leicester for their first match after the Christmas break to play the Advanced Football Development Academy (ADFA).
Moulton started the game brightly and controlled the match for long periods of play. This dominance was rewarded by a goal scored by Tre Samson after twenty minutes. However, ADFA got back into the game through a scrappy goal which made it 1-1 at half time.
ADFA began the second half strongly and their fitness levels were to prove the difference between the two sides. A well worked move led to one of the home side’s players striking neatly into the bottom corner after sixty minutes. Although Moulton tried to push for a late equaliser this didn’t happen.
This was a game Moulton can take many positives from and build upon in the coming weeks.
Next week the team are at home to Kettering Science Academy.
Lincoln College Men’s 2 (0 v 7) Moulton Men's 2 - 7.1.2016
The match saw a resounding win for the College Men's 2 team who have started the New Year as they mean to go on! Their performance showed everything that they are capable of, both as individuals and as a cohesive squad. From the outset there was some quality phases of passing combinations which showed their fluidity, creativity and finesse. Each attack produced an end product with shots on target or dangerous balls into the box.
Although all the players performed excellently, Joe Lindsley stood out earning himself the M.O.M award on his first game starting in the Men's 2 squad. His superb work rate right from the start caused the opposition all sorts of problems. However, all the other players also did very well, all playing key roles in the squad linking good build up play to absolutely dominate the opposition. Goalkeeper Peach only had 2 saves to make but made them well. Headed goals from Joe Lapino and Lee Felgate, all from excellent set piece deliveries, were well executed and almost straight off the training ground.
Owen Stubbs contributed with a well taken goal from 6 yards scoring from an in off the post after 'megging' his defender once receiving a great pass from Felgate to cap off his 3 assists.
Well done to the Moulton Men's 2 side who will now look to turn their, so far unlucky, season around and start climbing the table to where they belong - top 2 of the league!
Hills Road 1st XV (29-19) Moulton 2ndxv - 7.1.2016
Moulton travelled to Hills Road College to play an AoC league match. With the recent weather conditions it was always going to be a physical encounter and Hills Road took the initiative. Despite some determined defending from Ryan Eaton and his second row partner Alfred Ayears it was Hills Road who had the initiative at half time.
During the second half Moulton saw a great deal of the ball and started to exert some pressure on the Hills Road team and scored some good tries with Kurtis Dorks, Malcolm Milligan and Harry Warn scoring. Unfortunately it was not quite enough with Hills Road scoring at the death to make the score 29-19 in favour of the home team.
Moulton Men's 1 (0-0) Cambridge Regional Men's 1 (Penalties 3-1) (9.12.15)
In a thoroughly entertaining clash, Moulton edged through in dramatic fashion winning the tie 3-1 on penalties.
Moulton had the better of the chances during the 90 minutes with Sam Ball, Connor Goddard, Rhys Watkins and Harrison Chipchase all going close. Cambridge were a strong side linked with Cambridge United FC and their quality at times tested a resolute Moulton back line.
The masterclass defending from Moulton was highlighted when Sam Edwards threw his body on the line three times in a row to stop certain Cambridge goals. The coaches had decided on penalties before the game and as Moulton failed to score in the final minutes this was how the game was settled.
Goalkeeper Jason Flowers was a hero in the Moulton goal, saving two Cambridge penalties with strong right hands. Moulton kept their cool with Lee Felgate, Rhys Watkins and Harrison Chipchase perfectly dispatching from the spot to win the tie 3-1 on penalties.
Moulton Men's 1 surge on to the 4th round of the BSC National Cup, still unbeaten in all competitions this season extending to 7 matches in all. More impressive is that the team have conceded just 5 goals during this period, they now enjoy a well-earned Christmas break before embarking on their challenge of staying unbeaten.
Football - Thomas Beckett 1’s 1 – 2 Moulton College 1’s (4.12.15)
Moulton earned a hard fought victory against Thomas Beckett, scoring a late set piece routine to secure all three points.
In blustery conditions, Thomas Beckett were the stronger side in the first half, passing the ball well without really testing Jason Flowers in goal. Moulton had the best chance of the 1st half when a set piece was headed over by Sam Edwards.
The game sprung into life in the second half when the home team striker swept home a good move to put Thomas Beckett in front. However Moulton never looked back after that and started playing some good football in search of an equaliser.
After an Elliot Bartley flick, dynamic front man Sam Ball latched onto the ball and after a super flick and turn, lashed the ball home to equalise for Moulton. Jason Flowers astonishing one handed save kept Moulton on top.
With 10 minutes remaining, super subs Cory Voysey and Josh Healey again made an immediate impact replacing the successful Bartley/Ball strike force. A corner routine left Sam Edwards free to attack the ball and Cory Voysey was again in the right place to prod home for his second goal in successive games.
The team showed great character to come from behind against a strong Thomas Beckett side and their determination to see the game out in the final minutes was fantastic to see. Their unbeaten run extends to six games and everyone is playing their part.
Football - Moulton College 3s 1 - 3 Thomas Becket 2’s (4.12.15)
Moulton went into this game knowing that they were going to be facing a tough opposition. Thomas Becket were well organised and passed the ball around neatly in the early stages of the match. However, Moulton’s Tobi Shoyoye was unlucky not to convert two chances in the first 30 minutes. Thomas Becket scored a sloppy goal to make the game 1-0 and were unlucky not to double the lead soon after. Before the break they made it 2-0 leaving Moulton a tough task in the second half.
Moulton came out fighting and pressed extremely well. Their efforts were rewarded with an excellent goal scored by Indica Brown and had a number of chances to level the match. Thomas Becket scored within the last 15 minutes to make the score 3-1.
Moulton showed good character in the second half and dominated the game for periods.
Netball - Moulton 14 – 16 Bilborough College 1s (4.12.15)
Another strong performance from Moulton Ladies netball team as they begin to build each week. The opening quarter saw Moulton take an 11-8 lead with some fantastic chains of passes which weaved through the Bilborough players on court. Well executed and controlled passing from Moulton College attacking players allowed Sophie Crow and Sachelle Alexander to put some well earnt points of the score sheet.
However, as the match progressed the passes were being blocked and procession was being lost. The girls continued to battle well to the end to keep the score tight and keep the pressure on Bilborough but Bilborough ran out winners by 14 points to 16.
Moulton College 7 - 40 Truro 2/12/15 (4.12.15)
Moulton travelled to meet Truro in the AASE league 9th place playoff game. Luckily SGS Filton hosted the event so each team travelled similar distances. The game started brightly for Moulton with some good incisive running from Tom Conolley.
However, it was Truro who was first on the score sheet with two try’s from Moulton handling errors. This set the tone for the game and with a number of injuries Moulton struggled to get into the game with any intensity. Despite some excellent impacts for Rhys Charalambous in the second half, with him crashing over for the Moulton teams only try. Truro ran out deserved winners and Moulton had to settle for 10th place in the AASE league.
Ilkeston Town FC 3 - 2 Moulton men's 2 (4.12.15)
The Moulton side made the long trip to Ilkeston and delayed by road accidents they didn't have much time to prepare for KO. This may have proved to be a factor in the first 20 minutes where Moulton conceded 2 quick goals at the 15 and 20minute marks.
Ilkeston applied a long ball tactic from the start which caught out a very flat Moulton back line on both occasions allowing a quick Ilkeston striker to take the ball down well on two occasions and then slot the ball past the Nathan Peach.
However the Moulton side dug deep and for the last 20minutes of the first half and had the better of the play and possession. Despite some good phases of play, Moulton couldn't beat the strong number 6 CB for for Ilkeston.
A lapse in Moulton possession early in the second half gifted an early 3rd goal. However, Moulton didn't give up and soon had the better of play again causing the Ilkeston players all sorts of problems. At 72 minutes Moutlon got a goal to make the score 3-1. (Conner Goddard). A second goal was soon to follow at 79 minutes when another good press to gain possession and a good through ball put Lee Felgate into finish well (3-2).
All the play was now with Moulton and the Ilkeston side struggled to keep the away team out of their penalty area. A suburb free kick, straight off the training ground by Felgate helped gain space for Goddard, who whipped the ball across the goal line. Unfortunately, no Moulton players could put a toe on the ball to earn the much needed equaliser.
Football - Moulton 2’s 3-2 Mansfield (25.11.15)
Moulton Men's 2 fully deserved the points this time round after unlucky results in previous games.
Conner Goddard continued his good run of form with another two well taken goals, after a slow start to the season he's now finding the net with confidence. A good performance all round with some good counterattacks completed with clinical finishing which gained the goals that Moulton deserved.
3-1 up by half time and from then on in it was down to the Moulton players managing the game properly to see out the result. Good pressing and solid banks of defending units meant that Mansfield only looked dangerous on a few of the attacks with Moulton College defending well and clearing with quality. The last 15 minutes frantic and the game could have gone either way but Moulton held out for a 3-2 win.
Brooke House Football Academy 2s 3 - 2 Moulton College 3’s (25.11.15)
Moulton 3’s travelled to Brooke House Football Academy looking for their first win of the season.
From the start of the match it looked clear that Moulton were going to be the dominate side, controlling play and dictating the tempo of the game. After creating a number of chances Moulton scored through Jovian Cardouza and were unlucky not to add another before the break.
Brook House began the second half with much more spirit and caught Moulton on the break to level the score. Tre Sampson, who caused the home side problems throughout the game, scored a spectacular second with a low drive into the bottom corner to make it 2-1 to Moulton.
However, Brooke House again levelled the score within 10 minutes. A number of chances were missed by Moulton, including hitting the bar twice and the match seemed destined for a draw. With the last kick of the game Brooke House scored an undeserved goal to take the point away from Moulton. This was a much better performance from Moulton who will be determined to get their first points of the season next week against Thomas Beckett.
Tresham College Men's 2’s 0 - 4 Moulton College 1’s (25.11.15)
Moulton stretched their unbeaten run to 5 games with a convincing win, however, they were made to work hard for it by Tresham.
After several missed chances, Moulton opened the scoring in spectacular fashion with Rhys Watkins 25 yard howitzer flying in the net. Just before half time, Sam Ball added a second when he was put through one on one, emphatically dispatching the ball into the top corner. Super sub Cory Voysey made an instant impact with 10 minutes to go, nodding home the third from a Josh Healey cross.
With seconds remaining a super Harry Chipchase free kick was met with aplomb by man of the match and team captain for the day James Maddison who slid the ball home.
A clean sheet in difficult conditions and the impact of substitutes from the bench was another positive to take into the next game.
Football: Henley College Men's 1 (1-8) Moulton College Men's 18.11.15
Moulton Football Academy cruised into the last 16 of the BSC cup with fantastic team display.
Sam Ball opened the scoring with a brilliant volley following outstanding combination play by Dominic Whalley and Rhys Watkins. Elliot Bartley poked home from close range to make it 2-0 and, after a training ground corner routine, Elliot Ratchford fired home to make it three. A pinpoint Dominic Whalley cross found Sam Ball's head for number four and then Elliot Ratchford added a fifth with a fierce drive from 25 yards out.
Henley scored a consolation goal from a rare corner following some sloppy defending. Then it was the turn for Moulton to score two more from corner routines with centre backs Solomon Janecki and Sam Edwards, who were once again magnificent, rising highest to head home.
The performance was topped off with a splendid James Maddison free kick which epitomises the confidence in the Moulton Men's 1 side at the moment. To score from three corner routines worked in training was particularly pleasing as well as managing the game in torrential rain/wind during the game.
Football - Moulton Men’s 1 (2-2) Corby Town Men’s 1 - 04.11.15
Moulton started brightly, applying pressure from the start and on the 20 minute mark, took the lead through an own goal from a brilliant Harry Chipchase free kick.
Moulton doubled their lead as Dominic Whalley made an excellent run and found Sam Ball with a through ball who confidently lobbed the oncoming keeper. However, on the stroke of half time Corby pulled one back as a shot from the edge of the area found its way into the bottom corner.
Corby started stronger in the second half and looked likely to score from a set piece. Moulton gave away several free kicks around the edge of their own box and eventually Corby levelled the scores with 15 minutes to go with a scrappy goal.
Ultimately Moulton managed to ‘hang on’ for a magnificent draw.
Football - Derby College Men's 2 (3 -2) Moulton College Men's 2 – 04.11.15
The opener came from Derby with a low drilled volley into the bottom left corner after a defensive error. Derby added to this with an indirect free kick coming from a dubious decision by the referee, giving a free kick against goalkeeper Nathan Peach.
Moulton opted for a change of formation during the break, going to a 3-4-3 from a 4-2-3-1 which provided immediate rewards with Connor Goddard latching onto a great through ball and finishing with quality.
Moulton equalised with 15 minutes to go with Connor Goddard heading in a cross from Kyran Gadsden. Derby had their chances but were constantly frustrated by some great shot stopping from Nathan Peach.
Disappointingly, they did eventually grab a late winner from a corner with a free header.
Rugby - Newcastle (22) v Moulton (35) – 04.11.15
Moulton made the long journey to face Newcastle in the AASE league playoff rounds. With Moulton desperately looking to find some form the odds on a Moulton win away from home was not good.
Luckily the Moulton students paid no attention to the form books.
With the game being played on the pristine surface at the Falcons ground, it was not long till Moulton got the scoreboard moving with James Grayson kicking an early penalty this set the tone for James who went onto score an impressive 20 points during the game. The confidence of getting on the scoreboard first inspired returning second year Alfie Petifer into finishing off a good team try to score on his 18th birthday.
A startled Newcastle started to revive and apply pressure with a long period of possession and territory. This was rewarded with two try’s, one just on the stroke of half time that allowed Newcastle to go into the half ahead 12-8 up.
However the Moulton team came out quickest in the second half with James and first year Harry Warn crossing over and with dependable James Grayson keeping the scoreboard moving with some excellent kicking.
Newcastle rallied and came back into the game scoring a converted try but Niall Lawrence, kept the leading margin by showing a surprising turn of speed scoring from the 1/2 way line.
The defense was again tested by Newcastle as they came back into the game, but the resolve of the team was epitomised by Mark Sclanders who, even with a broken Clavicle, managed to get back into the defensive line and help the team.
The Newcastle pressure did eventually lead to a try but the time had run out for Newcastle and Moulton ran out deserved winners 35-22.
With a few bruised bodies it was only the long bus journey home to face and get ready for 0900 lectures the next day.
Football – 21.10.15
Moulton Men’s 2 v Central College Nottingham
A good performance from Moulton Men’s 2 left them disappointed by not earning any points from the game against Central College Nottingham. Three very unfortunate own goals were the difference with Kyran Gaddson and Sam Wesby both finding the back of their own net from deflected set pieces.
Josh Healy, did find the right net to score in and bagged himself an impressive hat-trick including a looping half volley from 25 yards into the bottom right corner of the goal. Josh was unlucky not to score 2 or 3 more when a great save from the CCN goalkeeper kept them in front, a narrowly missed shot fizzed past the post and an acrobatic overhead ‘bicycle’ kick from 18 yards was well held by the CCN goalkeeper.
Connor Goddards good work rate and performance also found him in some goal scoring opportunities but was unfortunately unable to convert the chances. A turned down appeal for a penalty also saw Connor unlucky not to help Moulton get that crucial equalising goal they needed.
Moulton 3 - 4 Central College Nottingham
Netball – 21.10.15
Moulton Ladies vs Bilborough Ladies 2’s
Moulton Ladies Netball team earnt their first win of the campaign. The two teams were equally matched but Moulton held the lead 5 goals to 3 into the first break.
After a quick team talk the girls found some inner drive and the scoring success continued with Sophie Crow and Hannah Gibbons adding another 8 goals to the score sheet. The defence stayed solid and despite the attack from Bilborough there was no breakthrough and the second quarter ended, a very impressive 12 goals to 3. The girls held their positons well and worked together to hold procession.
A very pleasing score line of 21-11 at full time was completely reflective of the work rate and commitment of the whole team.
Moulton 21 - 11 Bilborough Ladies 2’s
Tresham Men's 2 (1-6) Moulton Men's 1
Moulton men's Football Academy 1st team turned on the style as they cruised home with a convincing win over Tresham Men's 2.
After several early chances, Rhys Watkins finally opened the scoring for the lively visitors. Sam Ball then added a neat second before Harrison Chipchase nestled a 30 yard free kick into the top corner.
It soon became four as James Mister arrowed a driven shot into the bottom corner. Another free kick from 25 yards was perfectly dispatched by Ben Wheeler to make it five. A superb solo effort from Man of the match Rhys Watkins made it six before Tresham converted a penalty in the last minute of the game.
It was an outstanding team display with Moulton marching on to the last 32 of the cup.
Moulton College (20) v Myerscough (29)
Moulton faced Myerscough in the AASE league still searching for their first win. The game was a stop start affair with a number of penalties causing problems for any continuity but did allow James Grayson to kick 2 penalties. The half ended with Myerscough just ahead 8-6.
The start of the second half proved to be the undoing of the Moulton team with Myerscough scoring two well taken tries in the first few minutes. As has been the case all season, the Moulton team rallied and showed some great character with Tom Tucker scoring and the team being awarded a penalty try, both of these were converted by James Grayson.
The game finished with Myerscough running out winners 29-20.
Loughborough College (17) v Moulton College 2nd XV (29)
Moulton College travelled to Loughborough College for the first round of the AoC East Midlands Cup. The team had so far remained unbeaten but this was going to be a stern test against a well-coached Loughborough team.
The game was as expected, a tough physical contest with the early exchanges setting the tone. With first year Malcolm Milligan proving the difference between the two sides by scoring 4 tries.
Moulton ran out the winners 29-17 and go through to the next round.
Leicester AFDA Men’s 0-0 Moulton College Men’s
Moulton’s first team started their season with a goalless draw despite good chances for both sides. It was very much a midfield battle with neither team being able to gain full control of the game. The main chances came for Moulton early on in the game as James Maddison saw his well taken free kick hit the bar and Scott Brooksbank had a good chance that was saved by the AFDA keeper. Elliot Bartley also had a shot blocked midway through the second half to keep the pressure up on a solid defence. AFDA nearly capitalised on a fumble from Jason Flowers in goal but he was able to prevent the rebound from being on target. Late on Jason saved his team as an over hit free kick was heading for the top corner but he tipped it over to keep the score line blank.
Man of the match- Solomon Janecki
Moulton College Golf Academy 7.10.15
Moulton College Golf Academy travelled to Wishaw GC for the ICT 1st Round. There were some impressive scores considering the tricky conditions;
Stuart Kinnaird - 76
Natasha Thomas -87
Kiaran Wills - 85
Jack Binch - 80
Jack Nicholls - 93
Ben Jones - 71
Charlie Lloyd - 90
Rayner Edwards - 92
James Howes - 92
Gareth Jones - 93
MOULTON COLLEGE NETBALL 30.09.15
Lincoln College 37 v Moulton College 34
The league campaign began with an away game against Lincoln College.
With a new look Moulton College side taking to the court for the first time and with lots of new additions to the team it was great to see them put up a great fight from the first whistle. Lincoln are a strong and fierce team with good positioning and technique. However this made Moulton even more motivated which was demonstrated with their determination to win the ball.
The attacking elements looked great with Paige Hobbs and Emmie Kilsby feeding shooters Sophie Crow and Hannah Gibbons. The 1st quarter ending 12-8 in the Lincolnshire’s favour which set up a competitive next quarter. The defence continued to battled hard staying close to their opponents and snatching the ball back at any opportunity. Sachelle Alexander and Tiegan Peacock also made some great blocks and leans to keep Moulton in the game.
Moving into the final quarter the score was even closer at 29-26 still in Lincoln's favour. Sophie Crow had a shooting show down but Moulton just couldn't pull ahead with the game ending 37-34.
This was a great first game where all the girls battled hard together and encouraged one another showing great promise. Well done Moulton ladies
MOULTON COLLEGE RUGBY 23.09.15
Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth( 43) v Moulton College (15)
Moulton College travelled to near neighbour Wyggeston Queen Elizabeth of Leicester in their 2nd AASE league game of the year. QE were on a roll after winning their first 3 league games and Moulton were looking to get started after a hard fought loss last week against Newcastle.
The game started brightly for both teams with some good attacking shape and some tenacious defending. Moutons approach work was good but as pressure was being applied to the QE team accuracy errors started to disrupt the flow allowing QE to gain territory and possession which was capitalised on by QE scoring the first points of the game which they successfully converted. This seemed the story of the half with QE being much more clinical in attack going into half time 17 – 3 ahead. However, Moulton were still in the game providing they could keep applying the pressure.
Unfortunately, the period following half time coincided with some lapses in defensive concentration and QE scored 3 unanswered tries in quick succession. The Moulton team could have imploded but to their credit they rallied well and with some excellent direction from James Grayson the team started to play much better and finished strong with two tries.
Even with this late rally QE ran out deserved winners 43-15 and the Moulton team has to reflect on missed opportunities that could have applied scoreboard pressure to a well organised and talented QE team.
MOULTON COLLEGE BASKETBALL 13.05.15
Moulton Men see off Priestley in a non-Conference game
Moulton College 71 – 57 Priestley College
Having conceded the EABL game to Moulton earlier in the season Warrington based Priestley College agreed to travel to Moulton to play a non-Conference game. The game was competitive for 35 minutes before Moulton broke the game open in the last five minutes outscoring their opponents by 16 points to 3 to take the game by 14 points. Moulton went out to a 18-8 lead but then, thanks to the efforts of Priestley power forward Dones, they pulled the score back to 17-20 by the end of the first period of play.
The second quarter belonged to Priestley as Moulton struggled to execute their newly learnt motion offence and Priestley went to the locker room at half time leading by 36 points to 34.
Moulton’s defence got them back into contention in the third quarter but points scoring continued to be a problem and consequently they were only able to edge the period 12-9 to take a 46-45 lead.
For the final quarter Coach John Collins switched his team to their favoured 3-2 zone defence and this had the effect of forcing Priestley turn-overs and easy scores. The final breakthrough came in the last five minutes of play after Dones had fouled out of the game with Linas Bajorunas contributing 8 points in the Moulton charge.
For Moulton, Bajorunas top scored with 27 points and he completed a double-double with 13 rebounds. Alfie Fox enjoyed his best game of the season with 12 points while George Paul chipped in with 10 points. Coach Collins was delighted that he had been able to play11 players from the Academy plus Sydney Ngobeh.
Moulton team: Lina Bajorunas, George Calvey, Jontai Curville, Alfie Fox, Kevin Green, Rhys Hill, Luke Joines (Capt), Dominc La Mura, Carlo Nieva, Sydney Ngobeh, George Paul and Brendan Ross.
Moulton College Football Team 4 v 4 Moulton College Football Academy 6.5.15
In a widely anticipated end of season clash, it was the football academy that ended up winners, narrowly beating a game College team. Conditions couldn’t have been much worse with high gale winds and blustery rain yet both teams tried to play football in the right way. It was the academy team who drew first blood, when Ben Wheeler prodded home a rebound, from the impressive skipper Lee Felgate’s free kick.
The college team then grew into the game with Silvano Obeng, who was a constant threat throughout, scoring a well-executed goal. Then out of nowhere, it became 2-1 to the college side, with Alex Walsh scoring a sensational 35 yard half volley that would have graced any match.
Just before half time, the academy were given a chance to draw level after a soft penalty, yet Brad Pettitt could only hit the crossbar from 12 yards out. A fine passing move from the academy resulted in a stunning strike from 25 yards by Lee Felgate shortly after the break. But back came the college with Alex Walsh taking responsibility from the penalty spot and which he duly despatched to make it 3-2 to the college side. Although the college side remained dangerous on the counter attack it was the passing of the academy side which finally paid dividends.
Luckily for the academy, they had skipper Lee Felgate to thank, who dispatched two powerful strikes inside the 18 yard box to turn it around.
Men of the match
Lee Felgate (Academy side)
Alex Walsh (College side)
Derby Football Academy Vs Moulton 2's Football 22.4.15
In a tense battle at the top, with a point separating both teams, Moulton held on for a fantastic draw against a super Derby team. Kieran Westbury expertly dispatched a penalty early on after Rhys Watkins had been manhandled in the area. Despite missing several players, the team worked tremendously hard and created opportunities with Jamie O'Hara and Rhys Watkins upfront. Rob Barnes in goal made several excellent saves and Brad Petit marshalled the back line superbly.
Unfortunately, Moulton tired and Derby continued to press for a goal which came in the 89th minute, with a ricochet eventually taking the ball past Barnes. The team can be proud of their performance and go into their last game against Brooke House, with a slim chance of claiming a league medal.
Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) 22.4.15
Play Off ‘Sweet Sixteen’
Myerscough College 107 – 43 Moulton College
The writing was ‘on the wall’ from the first minute of the game and seven minutes of play had passed before Moulton could score their first basket, a short range jumper from Alfie Fox. By this time the home side had scored 23 points. Moulton coach, John Collins, tried defensive changes but to no effect and by the end of the first period of play Myerscough were leading 29-2.
Moulton were a little more of an offensive threat in the second quarter managing nine points but they were guilty of turning the ball over far too frequently. Myerscough scored 27 points to take a 56-11 half time lead.
Moulton enjoyed their best period of play during the third quarter and with Coach Hopkins resting his starters and were only outscored 18-25. Whatever their technical deficiencies Moulton could not be criticised for the physical effort they were putting in but during the final quarter only having eight players showed as fatigue began to have an effect. The Myerscough ‘bench players’ proceeded to tear Moulton apart with their penetrate and kick tactics and the quality of their perimeter shooting was shown by the fact that they ‘netted’ no less than 14, three-pointers.
Moulton Cricket Academy U17 Vs Malvern College U17 22.4.15
Moulton’s hopes of progressing to the next stages of the U17 National Cup were dashed as they were beaten by a very good Malvern College side who run out winners by 70 runs. Having lost the toss the Malvern captain elected to have a bat on a green wicket, and the opening batsman wasted no time getting into their stride and pounced on any loose bowling.
Moulton fought hard in the field, and Elliot Matthews (2-39) did make the key breakthrough by dismissing one of the Malvern openers, who looked set to bring up his century with Kieran Stamnar, eventually managing to pouch the caught behind. This did not deter the Malvern batsman, and they continued to target the short boundary on the ground and pile the pressure on the Moulton bowlers and fielders. Malvern eventually posted an imposing total of 238 all out, but Moulton deserve credit for the way they stuck at their task with Ollie Tice, Ben Arnold and Ross Makin each picking up two wickets apiece.
Moulton’s run chase got off to a reasonable start, with Brennan Gough in particular displaying some high quality aggressive shots before miscuing a lofted drive, to fall for 28. He was well supported by Ben Arnold who played a nice supportive role for his 19 runs before being dismissed LBW to Malvern’s leg spinner. Moulton struggled to keep up with the run rate which was slowly rising to more than ten an over. There were some promising contributions from James Grayson (17) and Elliot Matthews, who played nicely for his 26 before having his leg stump ripped out by one of the Malvern quick’s. Lewis Terry showed some aggressive hitting to contribute a well-played 17, but the highlight of the innings has to be Emma Markland hitting one of Malvern’s academy players for six off the last ball of the innings, with Moulton ending on 152.
Moulton can be proud of their efforts on the day, against a side that possessed a number of international and county players. All of the squad were focused and supported each other well throughout the game, and it was a match that was played in good spirits between two good teams.
Score: Malvern: 238 all out. Moulton: 152/9 (Malvern won by 87 runs)
Moulton College win Saints 7’s 22.4.15
Moulton College sent two teams down to Franklins gardens to play in the Northampton Saints and Elite Insurance sevens tournament. The tournament included a number of local Schools and Colleges and was going to be a tough afternoon for the two sides, especially as they were drawn in the same pool! The tournament started slowly for the A team losing Peterborough College meaning that they could not afford to lose again if they wanted to qualify.
However, this was not going to be easy as they faced the Moulton B team who were determined and it was only a last minute try that allowed the A team to win and carry on with the tournament. This unfortunately meant that Moulton B could not progress after also losing to Peterborough.
These two tight games galvanised the A squad and they started to play some excellent 7’s and not relying on the physical aspects of the game. The team went on to close out the rest of the tournament with Mark Scalanders proving to be a force to be reckoned with.
Moulton College Basketball 15.4.15
Ring rusty Moulton go down to Birmingham “Met”
Elite Academies Basketball League (EABL)
Moulton College 53 – 62 Birmingham Metropolitan College
Moulton made the better start to the game with a 13-zero lead but when “Mets” applied a little bit of full course defensive pressure the home side just fell apart. The Met went on an 8-zero run at the end of the quarter but still trailed 8-14 after the first ten minutes of play.
Moulton had switched to a man to man defence and this forced the Birmingham College to take a number of speculative shots but Moulton continued to struggle against “Mets” press who opened the second period of play with a 15-4 rush to sneak ahead 23-18. A time out brought some more discipline to his team’s play and with George Calvey and Alfie Fox rebounding well Moulton were able to get their running game going and went into the half time break leading by 31 points to 29.
During the interval Coach John Collins stressed to his team the importance of taking care of the ball but his words fell on deaf ears and during the third quarter the turn over account mounted alarmingly. “Mets” took the period 22-10 to establish a 51-41 lead which in a low scoring game looked to be decisive.
Collins made one last appeal to his player’s pride and they responded with some committed play at the start of the final quarter. With both coaches becoming increasingly upset with the game officials Moulton closed the deficit to six points on the back of a Luke Joines three-pointer. Things looked even better when Caro Nieva stole the ball and was immediately fouled as he attempted to attack the “Mets” basket. Moulton were sure this would be adjudged an ‘unsportsmanlike’ foul leading to two three throws and possession. To their horror the referee just gave them possession and their chance of a comeback win had disappeared as “Mets” held on for just their second victory of the season.
In the nine point defeat George Paul once again led Moulton’s scoring with 16 points and he was well supported by a George Calvey double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds but a count of 33 turn overs was probably a most significant statistic. For “Mets”, Gaga led their scoring with 19 points while Pringle added 12 points.
Moulton coach John Collins said “I am really disappointed that my players obviously hadn’t done any work during the Easter break. They are supposed to be elite players and you just can’t take two weeks off; at times we looked as if we were playing from memory.”
Moulton have secured 8th place in the North Conference to secure the last Play Off place and will face South Conference champions South Gloucestershire and Stroud College while “Mets” have completed their EABL programme.
MOULTON COLLEGE BASKETBALL 25.3.15
Elite Academies Basketball League (EABL)
Moulton College 56 – 55 Charnwood College “Riders”
Charnwood College arrived at Moulton’s John Ashby sports hall on a high having beaten Preston the previous evening. The visitors were in confident mood having already beaten Moulton by 19 and 57 points in Conference and Cup meetings this season. However, Moulton have improved and the players have begun to understand their roles within the team especially on defence. This was in evidence through the first period of play which Charnwood edged 13-11 but the Loughborough based college knew they were in for a real game on this occasion.
Moulton showed how much they have matured during the season and thanks to a three pointer from George Paul and two put backs from George Calvey, they were able to tie the scores up at 43 all at the end of the period. In fact Moulton could have held the lead had another three point buzzer-beater from Paul not been disallowed.
By now Charnwood were looking visibly tired and they seemed to be paying a great deal of defensive attention to the George’s, Paul and Calvey plus season leading scorer Linas Bajorunas. This opened shooting opportunities for other players and this was exploited by Carlo Nieva, and Rhys Hill who chipped in with ten points between them early in the fourth quarter to give their team the advantage.
Moulton’s leading scorer was George Paul who had four three-pointers in his 18 point haul, he also pulled down six rebounds, dished out five assists and stole the ball six times. Excellent support came from George Calvey who recorded another double-double with 15 rebounds to go with his 11 points while Carlo Nieva contributed 10 points.
Moulton have completed their EABL Conference programme but are hopeful of reaching the Play Offs.
AOC Championships (Midlands Conference
Moulton College 68 – 12 Gateway College
Moulton girls far too strong for Gateway
For the second time this season the girls of Moulton College proved to be far too strong for an enthusiastic but inexperienced Gateway College team. In a shortened game the aim of the Moulton team was to concentrate on playing as a team and run their patterns rather than playing as a group of individuals; but in a game which offered little competitive, challenge and motivation, it proved to be a bit of a problem.
Moulton comfortably outscored their opponents in all four periods of play, led by Eden Brown who recorded an impressive triple double of 24 points, 10 rebounds and 11 steals. Lauren Brookes contributed 16 points and Stephanie Ogden 13 while the usually prolific scorer Rionan Blessyn only scored 6 points but rebounded well.
Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL)
Derby College 79 – 60 Moulton College
Derby’s first half blitz too much for Moulton
After their comeback win over Gateway College the previous week the Moulton men’s teams travelled to Derby in optimistic mood. They travelled back in more introspective mood after being conclusively beaten by their East Midlands rivals.
Derby opened with an aggressive zone press which forced Moulton out of their comfort zone and they also hit them with a barrage of three pointers from Wesselingth, and Wroe. As the first period progressed Moulton became more and more obsessed with dribbling through the press resulting in a number of turn overs and easy scores for the home side.
Trailing 17-28 at the end of the first quarter things got worse for Moulton in the second. The team effort became completely based on individual play rather than team work and a number of players appeared to be totally intimidated by the intensity of the game. Derby took the second period of play by 32 points to nine and with a half time score of 60 to 26 the game was as good as over as a contest.
Coach John Collin’s half time team talk was all about restoring pride and in fairness his players did respond in periods three and four. On the other hand it was fairly obvious for all to see that Derby had ‘taken their foot off’ the proverbial accelerator. Moulton won the third quarter 15-6 and the fourth 19-14 to give the final score line respectability but it was hardly a true reflection of the gulf in class between the two teams.
Next week Moulton conclude their official Conference programme with another tough fixture against Charnwod.
AOC Championships (Midlands Conference) 11.3.15
Bilborough College 12 – 40 Moulton College
Moulton girls in easy win
Not for the first time this season the Moulton College girls’ team was involved in a game that was over almost before it began. Without their best player Bilborough were keen to play a shortened game and could only manage a total of 12 points in the game. Despite being well below their best and with limited motivation Moulton cruised to a win with all five of their players scoring led by Eden Brown and Rionan Blessyn with 12 and 11 points respectively
Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) 11.3.15
Gateway College 74 – 91 Moulton College
Moulton men record impressive win against Gateway
Having narrowly beaten Gateway earlier in the season the Moulton College men’s team travelled to Leicester in optimistic mood of completing a double. After the first period their optimism looked ill-founded as they found themselves trailing by 11 points to 22. During that first quarter Moulton had been proverbially ‘killed’ by the penetration skills of Gateway’s guards, Johde Campbell and Umar Saddique who scored 14 of their team’s points. In contrast Moulton’s offence was too heavily dependent on the individual efforts of leading scorer Linas Bajorunas.
Coach John Collins’ message to his players was simple, “Be patient on offence and play tough defence.” He switched his team to a man to man defence and this was far more effective with the Moulton big players stepping in to ‘Help’ team mates when they were beaten. Meanwhile the Moulton offence was beginning to operate more smoothly but their efforts were hampered when Bajorunas picked up his third foul and was removed from the game. Moulton took the second quarter 24-26 but still trailed 35-38 at half time.
It was worrying times for Moulton at the start of the third period with Campbell and Saddique both driving unopposed to basket in the opening moments of the quarter. Again; defensive adjustments were made and Moulton were encourage when George Calvey grabbed a couple of offensive rebounds and scored with put backs. Midway through the quarter Moulton took the lead and went on to extend that lead to 61-52 by the end of the period.
Collins cautioned his players against complacency but as the game ‘broke open’ Gateway’s two guards began to score freely once again. Luckily Gateway’s transition defence didn’t match their offensive efforts and Moulton were able to score with a number of counter attacks. In a free scoring final period Moulton outscored their opponents by 30 points to 22 to run out winners by 17 points
In the 91-74 victory Bajorunas top scored with 35 points and he completed a double-double with 14 rebounds. Calvey also completed a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds while George Paul enjoyed his best game for some time with 16 points. Other important contributions came from Carlo Nieva and Alfie Fox who scored 12 and 8 points respectively while Campbell scored 25 points and Saddique 20 for Gateway.
Moulton College Ladies Football Team – 11.3.15
Moulton Ladies played Derby College in an eagerly anticipated league game. Tanaya was making her first start for Moulton College. The game started with Derby College keeping strong possession in the first half leaving the score 5-0 to the away team at half time. Some changes in formation were made by Moulton at half time and the home side started to see more of the ball. Moulton pulled a few goals back in the second half, however it wasn’t enough to beat a very strong Derby College ladies side.
The final score on the afternoon finished Moulton 4 – 7 Derby College.
Kettering Science Football Academy 2 -10 Moulton College 3’s Football Enrichment Team - 11.3.15
Moulton came into this fixture with high spirits after an excellent 6 – 1 victory over Milton Keynes College last week. From the start of the match it was clear that Moulton were going to be the dominate side, controlling play and dictating the tempo of the game. After creating a number of chances Moulton scored a spectacular first goal with a 30 yard half volley from Josh Murphy. Captain Brandon Hurdle soon made it 2-0 with a well-placed header from a corner. Two more goals were scored before half time from Ricky Barby and DJ Hixon to cement an excellent and well deserved lead at the break.
The second half started where the first half finished with Moulton pressing well and creating many attacking opportunities. A fifth goal was scored after a precise 30 yard pass was played over the top of the Kettering back line with Alex Welsh striking home from close range. Kettering had not given up at this point and after a number of attacking chances scored a well worked goal to make it 5-1. Mouton’s sixth goal came from a penalty after Silvano tripped. DJ Hixon stepped up and finished well to score his second of the day. Three more goals soon followed scored by Silvano, Alex Welsh and Dan Lockhart to put Moulton 9-1 up with 15 minutes remaining. After continuing to press, Moulton scored their tenth goal with an excellent header from Alex Welsh.
This was a superb performance from the team with everyone putting in an excellent performance. Man of the Match could have gone to a number of players but Alex Welsh scored a very good hat trick and deserves this accolade
Moulton College Ladies Basketball Team 4.3.15
The Moulton College girls’ team recorded yet another comfortable win in the AOC Championships. A spirited Derby team found it very difficult to cope with the speed of play and intensity of the Moulton ladies although they did compete well in the third period of the game. The game was over as a contest by half time with Moulton leading by 44 points to 8. During the first two quarters Moulton had been able to launch numerous fast break attacks on the back of rebounds secured by Atlanta Cox. Ella King and Aimee Smith chipped in with vital scores; Eden Brown standing in as a ‘big’ did a great job while Lauren Brookes and Stephanie Ogden hit a number of deep perimeter shots.
In the 45 point win Ogden top scored with 25 points with good support coming from Brown and Brookes who both scored 14 points.
Moulton team: Lauren Brookes Eden Brown, Atlanta Cox, Lauren Milne Stephanie Ogden, and Aimee Smith
Men’s football 28.01.15
Lincoln 3-3 Moulton 2nd XI
In blustery and snowy conditions, Moulton showed terrific spirit to pick up a well-deserved point against Lincoln.
However goals by Dave Hillman and Emile Benjamin were cancelled out with counter attacks by Lincoln.
A Dave Hillman penalty put Moulton ahead until the last 5 minutes when Lincoln scored a dubious goal with their player looking 5 yards offside.
It was a good start to the new year in their first game.
Man of the match - Jamie Inwood
Men’s football – 7.1.15
Moulton College 3’s 4-0 Kettering Science Academy
A fantastic performance saw Moulton producing a convincing 4-0 win at home to Kettering Science Academy. From the kick off Moulton dominated play and controlled the tempo of the match. A number of chances were created before Silvano Obeng neatly rounded the keeper to score the first goal. Soon after Moulton made it 2-0 with a well worked goal finished by DJ Hixon. The first half domination was clear with Kettering not having a single attempt on target.
The opposition started the second half with much more purpose and caused Moulton a number of problems in early exchanges. However, the defence who were superb throughout, dealt with this extremely well. Silvano Obeng scored his second and the best goal of the game with a wonderful strike form outside of the area. A number of further chances were created before Ricky Barby finished the scoring to make it 4-0.
This was a well-deserved win for Moulton achieved by a strong team performance.
Basketball England’s Under 18 Girls Championship 7.1.15
Moulton College 89 – 49 Northampton School for Girls
Despite playing with just six players the Moulton College Girls team recorded a convincing forty points win over local rivals Northampton School for Girls. This was a potentially difficult game for both teams as at weekends many of the players are ‘team mates’ and it also meant that Moulton coach Karen Goodrich was coaching against her own team as she is also in charge of the NSG basketball programme.
One of the highlights of the first half was the personal battle between Ogden and NSG’s Caitlin Stewart two of the most talented guards in the country and this confrontation continued whenever Moulton opted for a one-on-one defence. Moulton won the third and fourth periods to run out comfortable winners with Ogden showing her form and stamina by scoring 11 points in the final quarter.
Men’s football 10.12.14
Moulton 2nd XI 3 0 Chesterfield College 1st XI
Moulton finished 2014 with a very well deserved and hard worked 3-0 home victory over Chesterfield College.
Throughout the game Moulton’s work ethic and discipline was of a high standard and they were the better team in both halves. Goals came from Shane Lyons, Jamie O'Hara and Kieron Westbury. Credit also goes to Jack Menday and Jamie Inwood who marshalled the back 4 superbly.
2015 now looks good for the side who have a strong squad and are working hard for each other in all units.
Elite Academies Basketball League (EABL) men’s 10.12.14
Moulton College 65 – 74 Loreto College
Manchester based Loreto College travelled to Northamptonshire and returned home with a nine point victory thanks to some aggressive hard-nosed defence. Both teams started the game at a high tempo as they exchanged baskets on their way to an 11-10 score line in favour of the visitors. Moulton had been using a full court zone press but an adjustment by the Loreto coach saw a number of long passes destroy Moulton’s back court coverage. Loreto always seemed to have the edge and strong play in the third quarter gave them the breathing space that despite an improved fourth quarter for Moulton allowed them to see out the game by just nine points.
Moulton win the Gross and Nett in the 3rd Round of the British Schools & Colleges Competition
Seb Lovell took first place in the British Schools & Colleges Golf Tour Area 5 at Northants County this week with Jordan Boulton and Tom Forster tied for second place.
Paul Booth, Harry Rait, Stuart Kinnaird and Luke Barney came 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th respectively.
This led to Moulton ‘A’ team winning the overall Gross Team event and they also won the Nett event on count back.
This was Moulton’s best performance of the season so far and they are now 1 point off leaders Hartpury with two rounds left to play when the competition resumes in February 2015.
Girls basketball 19.11.14
Moulton girls cruise into 2nd Round of the Cup
British Colleges Cup (Round 1)
Queen Elizabeth Wygeston 21 – 73 Moulton College
The Moulton College girls’ team advanced to the 2nd Round of the BCS Cup after a routine win over Queen Elizabeth Wygeston.
Despite the game time being reduced because of an over running netball match, Moulton were able to rack up a large total whilst limiting their opponents to single figures in each of the four periods of play. All five of the Moulton’s Academy students scored in double figures lead by Lauren Milne and Stephanie Ogden with 18 and 17 points respectively, but Coach Karen Goodrich had to have stern words with her players after a lack lustre third quarter.
The team will face the internationally experienced Charnwood College in the 2nd Round at the John Ashby sports hall next Wednesday.
Moulton team: Rio Blessyn, Lauren Brookes Eden Brown, , Atlanta Cox, Lauren Milne and Stephanie Ogden
Men’s Football 19.11.14
Moulton Men’s 1st XI 2 - 2 Derby College 2nds
Moulton Men’s 1st Academy team once again started brightly away at Derby. Some great passing moves eventually lead to a neat headed finish by Lee Felgate after a terrific diagonal through ball from Elliot Ratchford. Moulton continued to dominate possession and another slick passing move was tucked home by debutant striker Josh Healey, his first goal for the team.
Derby's older heads stepped up their game after half time and the tide started to turn. After mounting pressure they pulled a goal back and continued to press for an equaliser. Eventually Moulton conceded a dubious goal near the end with the Derby player tucking home a rebound in an offside position. Moulton dug deep to hang on to a draw near the end with the outstanding Solomon Janecki providing an heroic last ditch tackle to deny Derby a late winner.
Man of the match - Solomon Janecki
Men’s Football 19.11.14
Moulton Men’s 3rd XI 5 - 6 Queen Elizabeth 2nd X1
Another slow start from Moulton gave the away team a 4-0 lead in the first twenty minutes. As Moulton approached half time they finally managed to get one back, offering a glimmer of hope.
Moulton started the second half like a new team and within ten minutes Silvano pulled another two goals back. Some outstanding football saw Moulton level things off with ten minutes to play. Silvano got his fourth goal of the game and gave Moulton the lead with a blinding 25 yard free kick. Minutes before the whistle Moulton conceded a deflected goal to draw 5-5.
In extra time either team could have scored another two or three. Unfortunately for Moulton it was Queen Elizabeth who snatched a winner in the dying minutes to win 6-5. An entertaining game, where neither team deserved to lose.
Men’s Football 19.11.14
Moulton College 2nd XI 4 - 4 Central Nottingham College 1st XI
Moulton second years may feel that this 4-4 draw was more like a loss after surrendering a four goal lead!
Moulton started the game well and soon went into the lead when skipper Greg Purcell closed down the opposition defence and nipped in front of opposition keeper. The first half continued to go well with more good goals with James Hackett and Purcell again contributing to the score line.
Unfortunately, althought the first half was a success the second half certainly wasn't.
Moulton allowed the opposition to get back into the game with unforced errors and repeatedly trying to play too long as the nerves kicked in. Nottingham scored their goals midway through the second half and Moulton were guilty of not taking their chances. Strikers Jamie O'Hara and Tom Webb worked really hard to get into great positions but couldn't find the quality to match the work rate.
A frustrating day for the second years but the unbeaten run continues.
British Colleges Cup (Round 1) Men’s basketball 12.11.14
Charnwood College “Riders” 81 – 62 Moulton College
Moulton travelled to Loughborough to take on Charnwood College in the 1st Round of the National Cup and returned home on the wrong end of an 81-62 score line but were reasonably pleased with several aspects of their performance.
Initially, Moulton were a little intimidated by Charnwood’s offence threat but with Linas Bajorunas providing energy and George Calvey rebounding with spirit, Moulton responded well.
Although trying to follow coach John Collins instructions they found themselves trailing 16-26 after the first period of play.
The start of the third period was poor for Moulton. Time and time again they were guilty of dribbling blindly into traps which resulted in loss of possession. A Charnwood blitz was a real possibility but Moulton were able to re-group but still lost the period 12-22 to fall behind by 20 points.
For the final period Moulton switched to a man-to-man defence and began to play some impressive basketball at both end of the court often disturbing “Riders” with their running game. The home side were edging the quarter but as they introduced some of their less experienced players Moulton became dominant and reduced the final deficit to 19 points to 81-62. In the 19 point loss, Bajorunas top scored with 25 points and completed a double-double with 10 rebounds. Nieva contributed 11 points and Paul 10 while Calvey hauled down an impressive 16 rebounds.
Mixed Hockey 12.11.14
Moulton 1 - 0 Bilborough
Moulton 0 - 0 Birmingham Metropolitan College
Moulton Mixed Hockey team remains unbeaten this season with a 1-0 win over Bilborough and a 0-0 draw with Birmingham Met in the AoC Midlands Mixed Hockey League.
Jack Knight slotted home a well worked penalty corner routine in the first game which remained fairly even with both teams having opportunities to score.
Jordan Scott made his debut in goal and was outstanding, particularly in the second game against Birmingham where he was peppered with balls but kept Moulton in the game.
Moulton are now second in the league, 3 points adrift of leaders Birmingham but with a game in hand.
Next week, 19 November, sees Moulton host the Men’s and Ladies AoC East Midlands Hockey tournaments, where Moulton are looking to retain the regional title for a second year running.
Men’s football 12.11.14
Moulton College 2nd 5 - 2 Lincoln College.
In blustery, wet and windy conditions Moulton proved too strong for their opponents. Moulton’s Tom Webb opened the scoring with a neat finish before Lincoln replied with a scrambled goal. Moulton centre back Dave Hillman was a constant menace in the opposition box scoring an excellent hat trick from three set pieces.
The second half was more even with Lincoln pulling a goal back but Ellis Murphy-Oakley completed the rout with a stylish goal to finish.
Men’s Rugby 05/11/14
Moulton 35 v Newcastle 12
Newcastle Gosforth made the long journey down to play Moulton in this round of the RFU AASE league. With both teams struggling for consistency gaining a fast start and some much needed league points would be vital.
Fortunately Moulton started the fireworks early with captain Tim Cardell galloping over for an early try that was converted by James Grayson, the first of his five successful conversions.
As often happens Newcastle struck back immediately from the kick off after the Moulton team gave a penalty away allowing the Newcastle team to kick to touch and drive the resulting line out. Newcastle’s driven line caused the Moulton 8 problems all game and this one was no exception with Moulton giving away a penalty to stop it.
As a result the referee awarded a penalty try and the game was all square. Moulton replied quickly with Danny Taylor crossing to score under the posts. In this backwards and forwards game Newcastle's line out drive continued to cause problem and another driven try was scored by the visitors. That was the last scores of the half with Moulton going in 14-12.
The second half started error strewn with both team struggling for rhythm and territory. Moulton settled first and Tim Cardell powered over from a quick tap after a Newcastle scrum infringement. This spurred on the visitors and a prolonged period of pressure had to be resisted before Max Titchener gathered a clever kick through to score the bonus point try after 29 minutes. With the game reaching its climax it became chaotic with multiple turnovers but, yet again, a kick helped Moulton out with Max Titchener gathering again but this time feeding James Snook to cross over.
A satisfying win but with lots to work on ahead of next week’s away fixture at Hartpury.
Mens football 05.11.14
Ilkeston 1 Moulton College 2nd 1
Our away form continued with a valiant effort and a 1-1 draw away against a good Ilkeston side. Moulton once again defended strongly with numerous blocks and good defensive work halting the opposition.
It was a great team effort but Jack Menday deserves special praise for deputising in goal and produced a great display. The team work rate in the second half deserved a goal and centre back Dave Hillman got the reward after reacting sharply to a ball into the box. With a larger squad to choose from Moulton might have been able to offer more in possession in the second half but the team can be more than proud of their achievement.
East Midlands Regional Basketball Tournament 22.10.14
Moulton girls retain their East Midlands title
The Moulton College girls’ team picked up their third consecutive East Midlands title when they went unbeaten in the Regional Tournament staged at Derby College.
Moulton went through the day undefeated amassing a massive 128 points whilst conceding just 31 in the four shortened games. Moulton will now be invited to represent the East Midlands in the National Championships to be held in March next year. Very well done girls.
Men’s football 22.10.14
Moulton 3rds 0 VS 4 Ilkeston 1st
A disappointing start to the game saw Moulton concede 3 early goals. The speed and precision of Ilkeston gave them a 4 nil advantage at half time. Brandon Hurdle almost pulled one back for the home side, when he headed just wide from a set piece.
In the second half the Moulton side were more disciplined with their defending and had a few opportunities offensively to get back in the game. A couple of substitutions seemed to help settle the team. No goals in the second half but Moulton were probably the slightly better team.
Man of the match – once again Tom Silmon it was his hard work and slide tackles which saved the team from conceding more goals.
Men’s Football 1 – (15/10/14)
AFC Diamonds 7 - 3 Moulton 1st
The game started with Moulton applying the early pressure scoring quickly from a corner off the head of Lee Felgate. 10 minutes later and from another corner Lee Felgate again scored a superb header. The AFC Diamonds managed to win a penalty 10 minutes before the half and the flood gates opened with AFC scoring 3 in 5 minutes!
Half time- AFC 4-2 Moulton.
A changed AFC formation led to strong attacks resulting in 3 goals in the second half. Moulton scored late on with a good finish from Ryan Wade.
BCS Mixed Cup Round 1 - mixed hockey (15/10/14)
Moulton Mixed 5 - Bilborough 0
(J Knight 1, L Howard 2, J Pogson 2)
A brace each for Luke Howard and Jack Pogson and a classy solo effort from Jack Knight saw Moulton Mixed sail through into the second round of the BCS Cup against a strong Bilborough side. Moulton struggled in the first quarter of the game with Bilborough having most of the possession despite some resolute defending from Andrew Bell and Elliot Knight with Freya Manning in goal.
A double substitution of Pogson and Howard saw them both score before half time.
A few changes in position improved the tempo of the game in the second half with Olivia Mason now as right wing and Caprice Critchley in the middle. Space opened up for the attack and Pogson scored his third and an ever improving Opie Charlett almost opened his account for the season.
Bilborough continued to press forward but were unable to make their chances count and a well picked out pass from Elliot Knight saw Jack Knight run half the length of the pitch, past three players and slot neatly past the wrong footed goalkeeper. Luke Howard then slotted home Moulton’s 5th and Tyler Fincham was close to scoring a sixth with minutes left on the clock.
Moulton are now through to round 2 where they are likely to face Birmingham Met and avenge the 7-5 defeat in same cup competition last year, and hopefully make it through to round 3.
East Midlands Regional Tournament men’s basketball (15/10/14)
Derby College / Noel Baker 21 – 17 Moulton College
Chesterfield College 6 – 34 Moulton College
Bilborough College 11 – 21 Moulton College
Moulton’s bid to reach the National College Finals virtually disappeared when they lost to Derby, in the first pool game of the Regional Tournament. Moulton had to hope that Derby would be beaten by one of the other two teams in the pool. This was never likely to happen and so it proved with Derby advancing to the Final and eventually taking the East Midlands title.
The game between Derby and Moulton was undoubtedly the best of the day with both teams giving a spectacular display of perimeter shooting. The decisive play of the game came with just over three minutes of the shortened game remaining and Moulton leading 14-12. Moulton stole the ball and launched a fast break which was halted by one of the Derby players kicking the ball. Unfortunately for Moulton neither of the two referees saw this happen and allowed play to continue. Even worse for Moulton, the ball went to another Derby player who duly scored to tie up the scores - a proverbial four point play. Derby went ahead with a three-pointer and Moulton were unable to close the gap despite their best efforts and Derby extended their lead to four points with a three-pointer on the buzzer.
In the remaining two games, Moulton played some spectacular basketball as they cruised to comfortable wins over Chesterfield and Bilborough. They would have loved to have had the chance of taking on Queen Elizabeth, Wygeston the winners of the other pool and, of course, another shot at Derby.
Coach John Collins was pleased with the way his team had performed but was bitterly disappointed that there had been no cross-over.
Moulton team: Linas Bajorunas, George Calvey, Alfie Fox, Rhys Hill, Luke Joines, Carlo Nieva, George Paul, Brendan Ross and Karen Virdee
Men’s football (15/10/14)
Tresham College 1 - 5 Moulton 2’s
Moulton College second year students won 5-1 away to Tresham College and continued to show good progress this season. Moulton led 2-1 at Half time through goals from Dave Hillman and Jack Menday.
It was the second half when the game opened up with further goals from Shane Lyons (2) and Aaron Frisby. Moulton played some good football throughout and could of scored several more times if they had been a bit more clinical in front of goal.
It was a good, hardworking performance from all with a solid base from keeper Barnes and strong back line of Hillman, Pettit and Alex Stampolakis.
Men’s Rugby AASE league
Worcester 8 v Moulton 23 (15/10/14)
Moulton travelled to near neighbour’s Worcester looking for their first win in the AASE league. Having lost a ‘nail biter’ against Worcester early in the year it was always going to be a tight game. The early exchanges were just that with neither side gaining ascendency however, Moulton’s better discipline started to bring rewards and with Worcester giving penalties allowing first year student James Grayson to slot an early penalty.
That was the best of the early exchanges until Tim Cardell galloped through a gap to score a converted try. Moulton started to perform well and put some shape on the game but some last pass accuracy let the side down. However, some good build up play allowed prop Harry Arnold to score on the wing. With Worcester having the last word before the half with a penalty Moulton went into the second half 17-3.
Worcester came out with renewed vigour in the second half with much more fluidity but the Moulton defence held firm, pressure was further increased on the home side with a drop goal for James Grayson. James kept the pressure on Worcester with a successful long range penalty again from James. Worcester started to enjoy more possession and territory with periods of continual attack but some excellent goal line defence kept the home team out until the last few minutes when their persistence paid off and the game finished 23-8 to Moulton.
8.10.14 Moulton Women’s 1st 1 Vs 2 Dudley College Women’s 1st
Moulton Women’s 1st team were at home against Dudley College in the BCS Cup. The game started with the away team finding their feet early and testing the Moulton defence however Moulton started to create space in the middle of the park and some great passing around the midfield forced Dudley to chase the ball. After some excellent one two play down the right wing, Eden managed to break free from the defenders and calmly took on the keeper to give Moulton a 1-0 lead. Just before the half time mark, a free kick was awarded to the away team just outside the box with the shot just beating Freya made the score level at 1-1 going into half time.
The second half started scrappy and remained tense throughout. Both teams pressed for the second goal not wanting to go into extra time. Dudley took an ambitious shot on goal from 40 yards out and unfortunately found the target making the score 2-1 to the away team.
8.10.14 Football - Brooke House 2 - 2 Moulton 2nds
Moulton held a sharp and technically strong Brooke House team to draw in a windy encounter. After taking an early lead when Macauley Beck pounced at the back post, Moulton were unable to hold the lead long as a direct free kick alluded keeper Rob Barnes to get the home side an equaliser.
Moulton started the second half against the wind and showed some real resilience to limit the opposition to long range efforts. Their hard work paid off when Niall Cooper latched onto a thrown ball to find the far post once again give Moulton a lead.
In similar fashion to first half, an equaliser came soon with Moulton not completely clearing from a Brooke House corner.
A draw was probably a fair result but the effort and hard work put in by the side deserves real credit. A few players missing but still a really team performance.
Mixed hockey – 01.10.14
Worcester 1 Moulton 7
J Pogson 3, E Knight 3, J Knight 1
Moulton travelled to Worcester 6th Form College. First year Jack Knight opened the scoring after just six minutes with a well worked effort that started from Olivia Mason who had an outstanding game in defence. Jack Pogson made it 2 just 8 minutes later as the team continued to push forward.
Tyler Fincham came close to scoring from a great cross from Fran Aldrich, but it was Elliot Knight who scored a brace at half time with some unusual penalty corner routines!!
A lapse of concentration before the half time break saw Worcester fight back through a deflection from a long corner.
The first 10 minutes of the second half were below the standard of the first half as Worcester had most of the pressure. However, with some level headed play by Caprice Critchley and Opie Charlett, and good saves by Freya Manning in goal, Worcester were unable to convert their opportunities.
Mid-way through the second half, Captain Elliot Knight sealed his hat trick and a fourth goal with a good drag flick at goal. Jack Pogson and Jack Knight linked up well for the final goal of the game with just minutes left on the clock.
A good team performance that shows a lot of promise for the weeks ahead.
Moulton Golf - Intercollegiate Tour – Area D – 01.10.14
Round 1 – Tewkesbury GC
Tom Forster and Alec Francis continued their good form by coming 3rd and 4th respectively in the Intercollegiate Tour (Area D) at a course that was new to both of them. Matt Jones was the next placed Moulton student with a round of 79, 8 shots off the winning round. The A team came 2nd in the both the Gross and the Net competition behind their hosts Hartpury College. The B team were consistent in their performance again and despite 4th place, scores had improved from the opening round of the British Schools and Colleges Tour last weekend.
Men’s football 01.10.14
Libero academy 3-1 Moulton
Moulton started well but Libero took the lead with a looped finish midway through the first half.
A much improved 2nd half display by Moulton produced some eye catching free flowing football. This resulted in an equaliser, with a cracking move finished off by Ryan Wade heading in after some great combination play down the left by Elliot and Scott.
Libero hit back with two goals against the run of play but Moulton couldn't convert their many chances into goals.
British Schools and Colleges Golf Tour – Area 5 24.9.14
Moulton A – Gross 3rd, Nett 4th
Moulton B – Gross 4th, Nett 5th
Joint third with a round of 74 by Alec Francis and Tom Forster was Moulton’s best performance at Wishaw Golf Club this week, just 3 shots off of the winning round. Matt Jones came in 11th place with a shot of 79 but a disappointing round by the rest of the A team was only enough to place Moulton third in the Gross event and 4th in the Nett. For many of the B team it was the first time in an external College competition and although the team scored in the low 80s, it was a good first experience that they can take to the next event at Gloucestershire.
Men’s Football 24.9.14 - Moulton College 0- 3 Derby College
Moulton second year students kicked off their new campaign at home against a strong Derby College. The final score of 3-0 to the visitors probably flattered the opposition and with some slightly more clinical finishing the score could well have been very different. Westbury in goal deserves a mention as does midfield pair Greg Purcell (Moulton's skipper) and Jack Menday, along with the defensive line of Stampolakis, Inwood, Pettit and Hillman who all had good games and showed great work ethic throughout
26.3.14 Mens Hockey: Worcester 3 Moulton 1 J Pogson
A mixed performance by Moulton men lead to defeat at Nunnery Park in Worcester. Despite alot of the pressure in the opening minutes it was Worcester who took the lead when a goal line clearance at a penalty corner was swept in passed keeper Tom Anderson. Jack Pogson soon levelled out the scores with a trademark classy goal! Alex Forward was close to scoring and debutant Carly Buisson just pushed the ball wide.
In the opening minutes of the second half, Moulton dominated with Jack O'sullivan having an outstanding game at right back. However they were unable to convert their opportunities with the Worcester goal keeper making some good saves when defending penalty corners. Moulton then failed to contain Worcester's Welsh International who took advantage of an unforced error and scored a reverse stick goal followed by a second good strike passed a helpless Anderson. Elliot Knight worked tirelessly in midfield but Moulton could not find that consolation goal despite pressure in the last minute of the game. A lot learned from today and with the squad back to full strength next week, Moulton host Sandwell Academy before they travel down to Bath for the BCS finals.
26.3.14 Ladies Hockey: Worcester 0 Moulton 5
I James 2, Mason 2, O'Shea 1
Moulton Ladies played their last match in preparation for the BCS National Finals next month by travelling away to Worcester. Despite some extreme weather conditions during the match the team put in a promising performance with Captain Louise Tremlett leading the team by example. Worcester's Goalkeeper had an excellent first half and denied multiple goal scoring opportunities from an on form Charlotte Maxfield, Chloe James and Imogen James. At half time the score line remained at 0 - 0. In the second half, Moulton stepped up a gear and scored within minutes of the restart with Liv Mason making an excellent run forward to draw the keeper to then slip it to Imogen James who tapped in neatly. The second and third goal were almost a mirror image from the first, as Mason and James shared one each. Mason then made it 4-0 when a penalty corner save was rebounded to her and then Harley O'Shea slipped the 5th goal in at the near post in the closing minutes
First year golf academy student Matthew Jones won the final round of the ICT Regional competition at Wishaw GC with a score of 74 and looks set to qualify for the National Finals with Jordan Boulton and Emily Mae Hall. The team also celebrated when their score was enough to keep them in the lead of the net competition. The finals are at The Warwickshire at the end of April.
26.3.14 Moulton Girls just about clinch the Conference title
BCS East Midlands Girl’s Conference
Derby College / Noel Baker School 34 – 83 Moulton College
Unless New College can turn around current form the Moulton College girls’ team will be crowned Conference champions when they travel to Nottingham next Wednesday. Derby College were in determined mood after suffering three Cup and Conference defeats at the hands of Moulton but they couldn’t handle the relentless defensive pressure Moulton were able to apply despite only being able to field six players.
Moulton led 21-12 at the end of the first quarter and they ex tended their lead in each of the next three periods of play keeping Derby below double figures in two of those quarters. Moulton were able to execute a number of fast break offences with Lauren Brookes and Stephanie Ogden frequently scoring from open lay ups. Against Derby’s zone defence Riona Blessyn was able to attack from the high post area and Hannah Nolan hit a number of nice perimeter shots. At the defensive end Moulton’s man to man defence was very effective with Amber Leiba doing a great job in containing Derby’s left handed scoring threat. Moulton’s scoring was dominated by their three Academy players, Blessyn leading the way with 29 points, Brookes and Ogden scored 20 and 6 points respectively while Nolan made a 12 point contribution.
26.3.14 Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL)
Gateway College 76 – 57 Moulton College
Only seven Moulton players were able to make the journey to Leicester to take on last season’s National Champions. They returned after suffering a 19 point defeat but could be proud of a third period rally which saw them go on an 11-zero run which brought the score to 49-44 in favour of Gateway. Gateway coach, Karl Brown was forced to take a time out and his team went back on court in determined mood and against a tiring Moulton team closed out the game dominating the final period of play 21-11.
In the 19 point defeat Bajorunas once again led Moulton’s scoring with 36 points. George Calvey had his best game since picking up a thigh injury recording a double, double of 13 points and 11 rebounds; while for Gateway Kirk and Pollock were joint top scorers with 14 points apiece. Moulton Coach John Collins was pleased that Sharif St John had been able to play in the game saying “It gave our back court a much better balance but just three ‘makes’ from 22 attempts from beyond the arc just isn’t acceptable.”
Rugby - Oaklands v Moulton College 12.3.14
Moulton travelled down Oaklands College for the final game of the year in the AASE league. It was always going to be a tight game as the corresponding home fixture ended in a draw. The game did not start well for Moulton with Oaklands scoring directly from the KO. This unfortunately set the tone for the game with Oaklands taking a spirited win.
Basketball - Raunds Manor 10 vs 2 Moulton College 27/2/14
A small squad made the short journey to Raunds. A bright start for Moulton meant that they took the lead in the first 20 minutes with Matthew Carr forcing the ball past the keeper from an awkward angle. Minutes later the home team drew level and took the lead just before half time to have the advantage. Matthew Hawes also got his name on the score sheet with a neat finish. Some good work from the Raunds goal keeper made it difficult for Moulton. The second half saw the Moulton side pickup many injuries and the home side showed a bit of class and took advantage to win significantly 10-2. A bad day at the office but a feeling that we will give them a good game when they return to us for the second fixture next month.
Basketball - Moulton 31-22 Colne College 27/02/14
Moulton College 2nd XV played Colne College travelling up from Essex for a BCS league fixture. Moulton started brightly under the guidance of Saints Coach Ben Mann. The game was a physical encounter with both sides looking to gain dominance. The Moulton team edged out the game in the last few moments winning 31-22.
Basketball - Prince Henry Grammar School 70 v 6 Moulton College 26/2/14
Moulton College took the long trek north to play the league leaders of the AASE league. With a young squad selected it was going to be a hard and tough encounter against a very good Leeds team. Despite the heavy defeat the team can take a great deal from the experience and showed good grit and determination. The only Moulton points came from the boot of first year Max Titchener.
Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL)
Birmingham “Met” College 92 – 63 Moulton College 26/2/14
Moulton travelled to Sutton Coldfield to take on Birmingham “Met” College and for three periods of the game they were competitive with the West Midlands college. At half time Moulton trailed 39-52 but had coped well with “Met’s” full court press and trapping half court zone defences. In the third period of play they completely capitulated to some half court pressure defence turning the ball over an alarming ten times in the ten minutes of play.
During the third quarter Moulton managed just six points while “Met’s” scored 21 and at 73- 45 the game was as good as over. To their credit the Moulton players stayed positive and against less pressure in the final period of play were competitive, only losing it 17-20 to go down 63 – 92 as “Met” gained ample revenge for their early season defeat.
For Moulton, Lina Bajorunas top scored with 32 points and pulled down 12 rebounds while Karen Virdee had an excellent game with 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Moulton Ladies Football 2-0 South Leicester Ladies
For the first time Moulton ladies struggled to play with a smile on their faces dues to the torrential rain and gale force winds. Both teams struggled to get the ball down and play but Moulton threatening with a shot that was saved by the hand of the defender resulting in a penalty. Harley stood up to take it with her driving it against the post, unfortunately Moulton could not get into the rebound.
The game was looking to be even when a moment of brilliance from Hannah put Moulton 1-0 up - Hannah’s devastating run past four players was a goal of the season contender for sure!
The ladies survived the storm with Moulton completing the game with Harley unleashing a 20 yard shot past the helpless Leicester keeper.
Huge win for Moulton Men’s ‘B’ team
East Midlands Participation League - basketball
Moulton College ‘B’ 134 – 12 Chesterfield College ‘A’
It has been a difficult season for the Moulton College ‘B’ team going up against the ‘A’ teams of other colleges. This all changed on Wednesday as they totally overwhelmed a game but very inexperienced Chesterfield team. Moulton scored at will throughout the one-sided game despite playing no pressure defence after the first period of play.
In the heavy win Ryan Samuels top scored for Moulton with 34 points. Kyle Hobbs celebrated his return to action with 25 points and James Grewal contributed 23 while Seagal Kuria showed how much he’s improved with a 14 point haul.
Moulton girls charge into Cup semi-final 12.02.14
British Colleges Cup (Semi-Final) Netball
Moulton College 80 – 20 Newcastle-under-Lyme College
The Moulton College girls’ team advanced to the semi-final of the British Colleges Cup after a comfortable win over Newcastle-under-Lyme College. Moulton won all four quarters of the game restricting their opponents to less than double figures in all four quarters as well.
The Moulton game plan was simple, pressurise the Newcastle ball handlers in order to force turn-overs and run the ball back before Newcastle could set up their zone defence. In the first period this game plan worked admirably and Moulton racked up 25 points while restricting their opponents to just four.
Throughout the second and third periods of play Moulton failed to run the ball back and Newcastle were able to sit back in their zone forcing the home side to take too many speculative shots from the deep perimeter. Moulton were also getting frustrated with Newcastle’s negative and at times quite physical style of play especially when the game was clearly as good as over at the end of the third quarter with a 52-17 score line.
Newcastle’s physical play continued in the final period of play and two of their players fouled out of the game with five personal fouls. Faced with just four defenders Moulton ran riot in the final ten minutes of play eventually running out winners by 80 points to 20 in a game which was eminently forgettable.
In the 60 point win, once again it was Moulton’s three AASE students who dominated the scoring. Lauren Brookes top scored with 25 points with excellent support coming from Stephanie Ogden and Rio Blessyn with 20 and 16 points respectively. Coach Karen Goodrich was quick to praise the defensive efforts of Atlanta Cox, Amber Leiba and Teri Scott who had the job of defending Newcastle’s tall player, Ogin. She also identified the importance of the defensive hustle of Hannah Nolan, and Amelia Hindle.
Match report Netball 5.2.14
Women’s Netball Team: 05.02.14: BCS East Midlands League
Moulton College 4 – 43 Bilborough College 2nd team
Moulton made a strong optimistic start to the match. They fought well but were defeated by a very strong and established team. Player of the match awarded to Chloe Isom
Men’s football 05.02.14
Moulton College 0-6 Chesterfield Blues
Moulton College 1st Team were comprehensively beaten by League Leaders Chesterfield Blues. Three goals either side of the half meant that there was no way back for the men in green. Moulton started well and held out Chesterfield for the first thirty minutes, and It wasn’t until centre back Jarred Green limped off injured that the flood gates opened. Moulton showed heart in their performance and on another day they could have sneaked a consolation goal when Jack Menday hit the post. However Chesterfield proved their class in the end as they take another stride towards winning the league.
British Colleges Mixed Cup - Hockey 05.02.14
Birmingham Met 8 Moulton College 6
A 14 goal thriller saw Moulton knocked out of the BCS National Cup at Litchfield Hockey Club on Wednesday. With a couple of key players missing through injury or illness, the first half was disappointing when scoring opportunities were missed but despite making some good saves, Tom Anderson was often left exposed at the back. Moulton went into half time losing 5 – 0. Strong performances on the wing from Nadine Moll and Alex Petitt set up Alex Forward for his goal and the score was 6 – 4. Moulton continued to push forward and were unlucky to be caught on the break despite some heroic acrobatics from Elliot Knight and Liv Mason with Captain Louise Tremlett dominating at centre defence. Pogson then scored a neat goal with support play from Chloe James, at 7-6, Moulton had to push forward for that equaliser which they thought they had when Elliot Knight struck in a Penalty Corner, however it was quite rightly deemed too high by the umpire and Birmingham took advantage and were quick to score their eight. With only a few minutes left on the clock, Moulton continued to push forward but could not find another goal, let alone 2 to force a penalty shootout.
Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) 05.02.14
Moulton College 59 – 69 Noel Baker / Derby College
Moulton took on a below-strength Noel Baker / Derby College team. The game ebbed and flowed with both teams remaining in close contact but Derby were able to pull away in the latter stages of the game despite a Moulton rally. Moulton coach John Collins was pleased with the way his team had played in the second half during which time they had outscored their opponents by 34 points to 26 but he was bitterly disappointed about the team’s performance in the second period of play. He was also disappointed that 48 of his team’s 59 points cad come from just two players.
Ladies Basketball 30.1.14
England Basketball Schools & Colleges Under 18 Girls Championship (East Midlands Pool)
Northampton School for Girls 44 – 46 Moulton College
Due to injury Moulton were restricted to just six players so their game plan was very simple; contain energy on defence and be patient on offence. N.S.G. started in positive mood and scored the first four points of the game but then Moulton sprang into life with 10 points from Academy members Riona Blessyn, Lauren Brookes and Stephanie Ogden. When Atlanta Cox connected with a short range jump shot and Brookes drained a three-pointer Moulton found themselves rather surprisingly leading 18-10 after the first period of play.
At the start of the third quarter the intensity of the N.S.G. defence noticeably increased. Moulton could only manage seven points in the whole period, all from Ogden but their own defence was outstanding with Terri Scott rebounding superbly and the school team were restricted to nine points themselves.
Moulton continued to struggle offensively against N.S.G.’s aggressive man-to-man defence in the final period of play but with four minutes of the game remaining they still led 44-35. They were then rocked by a 9-2 N.S.G. 9-2 charge which closed the gap to just two points at 46-44 and they looked favourites to take the game. Moulton were given two lifelines when Ogden, the game’s leading scorer was fouled on two occasions but unaccountably she missed all four of the resulting free throws. Off the last ‘miss’, Blessyn hustled down the rebound so denying N.S.G. a final shot to tie the scores.
Moulton Ladies 1 – Worcester Ladies 1
A very positive performance from the ladies squad where a mix of experience and enthusiasm runs throughout the team. In the first half, Emma Brennan made two excellent saves in goal and some tireless running from Imogen James, Louise Tremlett and Olivia Mason saw Moulton begin to dominate and as confidence grew in the team, Harley O’shea, Oliva Archer and Corrine Botley were resolute in defence. Still goalless at half time, Moulton came out fighting and it was Mason who broke the deadlock early in the second half. Charlotte Maxfield had an outstanding second half in midfield with some good link up play with Chloe James. However, Moulton did get caught on the counter attack for Worcester’s second where Brennan’s initial save met with a Worcester forward. In the final minutes, Moulton applied the pressure and were camped in the Worcester’s half but were unable to convert their chances. A good game and a good team performance.
Moulton Mixed 2 – Worcester Mixed 2
Moulton win 4-3 on Penalty Shootout.
Round 2 of the BCS National Mixed Cup was a very close affair between Moulton and Worcester. Worcester took an early lead and Moulton pushed forward for the equaliser and at times, playing some excellent hockey with a great goal coming from a well worked move between Elliot Knight, Emma Brennan and Liv Mason for Jack Pogson to score the equaliser. A midfield battle ensued and at half time, at 1-1, it was all to play for. The second half saw Worcester take the lead from a penalty, when keeper Tom Anderson made contact with a Worcester player and failed to touch the ball. Worcester neatly tucked the ball away and it looked like Worcester had taken the tie. However a last desperate push from the team saw defender Luke Bridger push forward and score the equaliser. Moulton continued to push forward with Chloe James and Jack Pogson both putting the ball narrowly wide of the goal. So at full time, the game went to a penalty shootout where players have 8 seconds to score a goal from the 23m line, 1 on 1 with the keeper. Moulton won the penalty shootout and are now in the last 16 of the National Cup and face Birmingham Met on Wednesday 5th February for a place in the quarter finals.
Moulton Mens 2 v Worcester Mens 5
A brace for Alex Forward was not enough to stop Worcester attack in this BCS league game. Despite replying with two goals in return to Worcester’s in the first half Moulton were unable to capitalise on their chances in the second with Jack Pogson and Alex Pettit coming close but unable to convert a penalty for his hat trick. Elliot Knight worked very hard in midfield, with Ally Rose unavailable through injury and Tom Anderson made some outstanding saves. A fair performance for the Moulton squad but more importantly, this group of players are working more effectively as a team now and look forward to improving for the future.
Loughborough College 5-5 Moulton College
A lively football match between two competitive sides ended in a high scoring draw. Moulton took a commanding lead in the first half with three excellent goals which included a brace from Ellis Oakley-Murphy and a fine solo goal from Jamie O’Hara. Moulton looked strong going in 3-0 at the break. However, at the start of the second half Loughborough came out of the blocks quickest and within ten minutes the score line was far more precarious at 3-2. A superb solo effort from man of the match Joe Webster and a cool finish from Jamie O’Hara looked to have settled the game on 65 minutes. However in the last 25 minutes Loughborough scored three late goals which included a penalty to earn a very entertaining draw.
Moulton College 3rd XV v Peterborough Regional College 1stXV Loss 7-22
Moulton College hosted local rivals Peterborough Regional College at the Holcot site in the BCS Performance league. As usual the affair was tightly contested with the early exchanges going the way of the visitors. The Moulton team was proving its metal with some stout defending but the pressure from PRC told and the visitors went in ahead at the half. The second half saw a resurgent Moulton College team who gained in confidence as the half progressed proving that they could maintain possession and be accurate in defense. Unfortunately the try from first year Alex Hales was not enough and PRC run out winners 22-7
Hereford 6th Form 1 Moulton 2
Moulton travelled to Leominster in Herefordshire to play in the BCS League. This mixed match was played on a very sandy pitch and Moulton took a while to adjust to the surface. Hereford hit the post twice in the opening minutes, with Tom Anderson making some heroic saves. Ally Rose had an awesome game in mid field as did Jack Pogson who opened the scoring with a well worked goal. Hereford battled back and it was 1-1 at half time. Moulton took the lead early in the second half with Elliot Knight tucking the ball neatly away.
The last few minutes of the game were frantic as Olivia Mason worked tirelessly in midfield with Rose and Pogson as Alex Pettite was unlucky not to score Moulton's third.Elite Academy Men’s Basketball League (EABL)
All Saints 83 – 41 Moulton College
After their encouraging performance against Gateway two weeks previously, Moulton travelled to Sheffield to take on All Saints in optimistic mood. That optimism seemed to be justified in the opening minute of the game when Linas Bajournas scored two breakaway lay ups. However All saints’ response was strong pulling away to a considerable lead by half time.
With the game out of their grasp at 24-71 the Moulton players seemed to relax and begin to play to their full potential in the last quarter. As the intensity of the All Saint’s defence decreased Moulton began to score with more regularity. Led by the energy of Bajournas they actually won the last quarter 17-12 but it was a classic case of too little too late and All Saints were good value for their 83 to 41 win.
Women’s Netball Team: 22.01.13: BCS East Midlands League : Moulton College 4 – 47 Bilborough College 1stI
Moulton made a strong start to the match only 4 goals behind Bilborough who are top of the league. They fought back in the last quarter scoring more goals but were defeated by a very strong and established team. Lady of the match awarded to Lauren Everson.
Samuel Whitbread Academy v Moulton College 15/01/14 Won 12-0
Moulton travelled down to the M1 to near neighbours Samuel Whitbread at Bedford to play in a friendly fixture. With the recent weather the pitch was boggy and playing the style of rugby Moulton like to play was going to be difficult. The Samuel Whitbread team were extremely tenacious and made Moulton work hard at the breakdown. However with wing Harry Bryant appearing in the back line and some impressive leg drive it was not long until Moulton were on the score sheet. With Harry scoring wide in the corner making a difficult but successful conversion for flyhalf Henry Rawlings. The Samuel Whitbread team upped their work rate and despite the Moulton team having the bulk of possession they were unable to score due to the defensive work of the home team. It was not until the last minutes of the game that Moulton got over the whitewash again to take the final score to 12-0 to the visitors.
Lincoln College v Moulton College 15/01/14 Won 51-19
Moulton College travelled to Lincoln College in the BCS cup. The team started well and were soon on the score board with Jack Bramston getting the scoring started. The Lincoln team rallied after this score with the game becoming fiercely contested at the breakdown. However the Moulton College team kept up the pressure and soon were on the score board again. The Lincoln College team, despite being behind, kept battling and the final score line flatters the Moulton team as it was not until the last few minutes of the game that Moulton pulled away to win the game 51-19
Super Moulton girls just go down to Charnwood - England Basketball Schools & Colleges Under 18 Girls Championship. Midlands Pool
Moulton College 72 – 76 Charnwood College
The Moulton College girls’ team lost their first game of the season going down by four points to Charnwood College from Loughborough. Charnwood arrived without one of their international players but were still packed full of talent even with a small bench and Moulton’s achievement of getting so close was a tremendous achievement.
Coach Karen Goodrich went to great lengths before the game to build confidence amongst her players and after a nervous start they showed themselves well capable of competing with their talented opponents..
The two teams exchanged baskets at the start of the final stanza but then thanks to a number of put backs embarked on a 10-3 charge midway through the period to take a 76-66 lead with less than 90 seconds left to play. Charnwood obviously thought the game was won but Moulton had other ideas and despite being very tired mounted some aggressive pressure defence which saw them steal the ball and score six points to finish just four points short of their opponents. The game would have been even closer if Moulton had converted more than four of the eleven free throws they were awarded in the last quarter
In the excellent performance Ogden and Brookes top scored for Moulton with 26 and 23 points respectively. Riona Blessyn scored 15 points and rebounded superbly while Amelia contributed 9 points while Atlanta Cox, Amber Leiba and Teri Scott played some excellent defence. Interestingly Charnwood’s top scorer was Northampton born Georgia Mae Elliott-King who netted 32 personal points.
With only one team progressing from the Regional Pool it looks unlikely that Moulton will progress.
Mens Basketball 4.12.13
South Nottingham College 5 Vs Moulton College 1
Moulton College took on South Nottingham College within the eagerly anticipated league fixture. Moulton got out of the blocks well and took an early lead with a clinical strike from Kyan. The Nottinghamshire outfit composed themselves and started to play some excellent football and soon established a 2-1 lead. Moulton continued to look dangerous on the break but Nottingham had large amount of procession going into the break. South Nottingham College dominated the second half and ran out 5-1 winners.
Mens Basketball 4.12.13
British Colleges Cup Midlands Participation League
Queen Elizabeth & Wygeston ‘A’ 81 – 34 Moulton College ‘B’
The Moulton College ‘B’ team made the short trip to Leicester and suffered heavy defeat for the second week running. Moulton were tormented by a sharp-shooting guard who had seven three-pointers in his 31 point haul. To make matters even worse the Leicester based college fielded a six feet eight inch tall player who parked himself under the basket in order to block shots and pull down rebounds. Faced by a static zone defence which just concentrated on clogging up the area round the basket, Moulton needed to run their fast break efficiently and shoot well from the perimeter. In the event they failed to do either of these things and were unsuccessful in breaking down the QE zone.
Wygeston & QE College 60 Moulton College 10
Moulton put up a good performance against a strong Wygeston team. Despite going down by 20 goals to 2 in the first quarter, Moulton fought back in the second with some good defensive play from Rio Blessyn, Hollie Western and Paige Walsh. Lauren Everson was on form in front of the posts in the final quarter when Moulton scored the majority of points. Despite the high score, Moulton did demonstrate some good team play at times and this looks promising for the future.
Women’s Football 27.11.13
South Leicestershire College Women’s 1 v Moulton College Woman’s 10
Moulton struggling to settle, conceded an early goal with South Leicestershire’s number 9 making a direct run through the middle, unleashing a powerful shot into the top corner. At half time Moulton regrouped and started the second half in thunderous fashion with our attack beginning to terrorise the South Leicestershire defence with a great runs and finishes to make it 3-1 to Moulton. Then the flood gates opened and the rout continued. An excellent performance by Moulton and people are right to have high hopes for this team this season.
Men’s Basketball 27.11.13
British Colleges Cup (Group 7)
Moulton College ‘B’ 34 – 96 North Worcestershire ‘A’
One man show too much for Moulton ’B’ team
A below strength Moulton College ‘B’ team took on North Worcestershire College in the British Colleges Cup and came off a distinct second best. North Worcs. fielded a talented guard in the shape of J. Summers and he totally dominated the game scoring over half of his team’s points. To their credit the Moulton lads kept their heads up and kept playing to the end of the game with their two ‘big’ men Ed Cherry and Ryan Samuels both scoring seven points while Cricket Academy member Kristian Antonaccio top scored with 11 points
Women’s Basketball 27.11.1
British Colleges National Cup Round 2
Moulton College 109 – 40 Richard Huish College
Girls top 100 again in Cup win
The Moulton College girls’ team advanced to the 3rd Round of the British Colleges Cup after a conclusive win over Richard Huish College from Somerset and scored over one hundred points for the second round running. Notable scoring performances from Lauren Brookes 36 points and Stephanie Ogden 21 points. In the next round Moulton will face either City of Stoke College or Derby College / Noel Baker ‘A’ team.
Football - 20.11.13
Derby College First XI 3 Vs. Moulton College First XI 1
Derby College started well with a couple of early chances but Moulton grew into the game and almost took the lead after some excellent work by Jamie O’Hara led to a near miss. Derby eventually took the lead just before half time with a well taken header. Moulton were back level after 50 minutes following a headed goal by Lee Felgate . Moulton applied pressure and looked strong until a second goal for Derby’s number 9 made it 2-1. A few minutes later Derby made it 3-1 and the game was effectively over. A strong performance from Moulton who worked well as a team and showed great team spirit against a tough opponent.
Football - 20.11.13
Northampton Town 1 Vs Mansfield Town 2
Mansfield Town took an early lead on the 11th minute with a well taken after Northampton Town failed to clear their lines. The scores stayed that way going into half time. Mansfield Town scored inside the first two minutes after half time playing some excellent . Northampton Town regrouped and put Mansfield under pressure which paid off with Northampton earning a penalty after a push in the box. Northampton’s Petranyuk stepped up and calmly finished. Mansfield kept their nerve and played out the remaining 10 minutes of the game.
Moulton College (26) v Worcester (19)
Moulton College faced Worcester 6th form in this crucial Northern AASE league fixture as both teams were desperate for some points and momentum. The game was a hard fought contest with Worcester dominating the opening sequences but some solid defending from the Moulton team managed to keep Worcester at bay.
Rugby - East Midlands Regional Tournament
Bilborough College 11 – 8 Moulton College
Derby College 27 – 17 Moulton College
Moulton College 24 - 8 New College Nottingham
Final position 5th
A disappointing performance throughout the day found Moulton struggling to avoid a last place finish. A number of key players were missing but Coach Collins was still disappointed with the overall team performance. Improvements will be sought in training.
Golf Academy: 6.11.13: British Schools & Colleges Golf Tour National Team Finals: Host: Wishaw Golf Club: Moulton Golf Academy Team B were third behind a dominant Hartpury brace as the team travelled to Wishaw Golf Club and played in very wet conditions for the third time this year! Moulton someway off the pace will be hosting the next event on their home venue at Northamptonshire County Golf Club.
Mens Hockey Academy
Mens Hockey Academy: 6.11.13: BCS regional Trials-Beeston Hockey Club : Moulton Hockey Students selected to go through to national trials. Ally Rose, Jack Pogson, Luke Bridger, Elliot Knight and Emma Brennan went to Beeston Hockey Club on Wednesday for the British Colleges North Trials. This trial was for selection to go to National Trials with players from Colleges all over the UK competing for places in the National Representative Team who will play in Home International Matches against Scotland and Ireland in the next 12 months.
Mens Football Academy
Men’s Football Academy First team: 6.11.13: English Colleges Football: GeMeg Leicester FC 2 – 4 Moulton College: “a tough away trip saw a dominant Moulton performance to take home three points. Charlie Wright scored a potential goal of the season for Moulton’s third and despite a brief rally by GeMeg Moulton effectively closed out the game with a fourth goal with four minute left on the clock.
Womens Basketball : 6.11.3: BCS National Cup: Derby College 27 v Moulton College 117: A convincing Moulton College win.: “First game of the season ends in victory for Moulton’s Women’s Basketball Academy”
Moulton College 7 v Derby College 3. In their first outing Moulton emerged convincing winners. The score however hides Moulton wins some very competitive games that the players were able to tough out. Our well balanced pairings were able to spread talent across the matches and produce a win that sets a marker for the other colleges in the league
Moulton college Ladies Football 5-3 win over MK college. Some redress to the heavy basketball defeat was effected by the Moulton College ladies football team. Despite a below par performance from the girls they were able to secure a convincing home win. They remain undefeated this season as they go into the run up to Christmas in confident mood.
Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL). Heavy defeat for Moulton at Milton Keynes Milton Keynes College 101 – 59 Moulton College. Moulton struggled to combat a strong offensive attack throughout the game including an effective full court press in the second quarter. Moulton coach, John Collins was philosophical in defeat, “We aren’t the most athletic of teams so we have to play smart. Last week against Birmingham we did this and won but this week we didn’t and lost”.
Men''s Fotball Academy (Northampton Town XI): 18.10.13
Conference Youth Alliance: MMU 3 – 2 Moulton College (NTFC XI): “the long journey up to Crewe produced a very closely fought and keenly contested game in which Moulton College (Northampton Town FC XI) just lost out in the final 15 minutes of the game. The team will on the road again to Nottingham on the 23rd October”
Golf Academy: 18.10.13:
Intercollegiate Round 2: Host: Tewksbury Park Golf Club, Gloucester: “A competitive Moulton performance puts the academy in the lead for the Nett competition and second in the Gross competition. After two rounds, Jordan Boulton leads the Order of Merit overall with Emily Mae in sixth place which puts them both in a good position to qualify for the Individual National Finals in May.”
Golf Academy: 8.5.13:
Intercollegiate Golf Tour National Player Championships: Host: Shropshire Golf Club: “Moulton’s Jack Brown wins prestigious national golf title “
Men’s Football Academy 1st XI: 8.5.13:
BCS East Midlands League 1B: Moulton College 1 – 0 Peterborough Elite Academy: “Moulton too strong for Peterborough Elite Football Academy”
Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI): 8.5.13:
Conference Youth Alliance: Moulton College (NTFC XI) 4 – 0 Corby Town FC: “Moulton’s march for the Conference title continues as they are up to second”
Men’s Cricket Academy: 8.5.13:
School Sports Magazine Under-17 Cricket Cup Rd 2: Denstone College v Moulton College: “Moulton go out in second round”
Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI): 3.5.13:
Conference Youth Alliance: Chesham United FC 0 - 4 Moulton College (NTFC XI): “It’s getting tight at the top! Northampton produced another sublime performance, four great goals and a clean sheet. This result has put them on level points with the league leaders; however Northampton have played one more game”
Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI): 1.5.13:
Conference Youth Alliance: Salisbury FC 0 – 3 Moulton College (NTFC XI): “Another fantastic win keeps Northampton in the title race”
Men’s Cricket Academy: 1.5.13:
Friendly: Birmingham Met College v Moulton College: “Moulton win by 8 wickets”
Moulton College Athletics: South Northants Schools Athletics Association District Championships: 1.5.13:
“Good day at the track for Moulton - Clinton George set a track record for his age group, winning the 100m in 11.1 seconds; Ed Cherry won the 400m in 53 seconds, and Matt Clarke won the javelin and was runner up in both the long jump and triple jump”
Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI): 26.4.13:
Conference Youth Alliance: Moulton College (NTFC XI) 2 – 1 Watford Hertswood FC: “Northampton still in title hunt”
24.4.13 Golf Academy: British Schools & Colleges Golf Tour National Team Finals: Host: Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich:
Moulton finish third in the national finals behind Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood Academies”
24.4.13: en’s Football Academy 4th XI: BCS East Midlands League 1A: Moulton College 5 – 4 Wyggeston & QE 1 College 1st XI:
“Great fight back gives Moulton a win against league leaders”
24.4.13 Men’s Football Academy 1st XI: BCS East Midlands League 1B: Moulton College 2 – 2 Lincoln College 1st XI
“Moulton blow a two goal half-time lead to end up with disappointed with a point”
24.4.13 Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI): : Conference Youth Alliance: Kidderminster Harriers FC 1 – 1 Moulton College (NTFC XI
“3rd place Moulton travelled to leaders Kidderminster in a top of the table clash that ended in stalemate leaving Moulton 6 points of the lead with 4 games to play”
24.4.13: Men’s Cricket Academy: School Sports Magazine Under-17 Cricket: Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College v Moulton College
Moulton College won by 40 runs: “First game of the season ends in victory for Moulton’s Cricket Academy
6th March 2013 - Golf Academy: 6.3.13: Intercollegiate Golf Tour
Host: Easton College (Bawburgh Golf Club): “Double victory for Moulton at Easton College as Moulton finish joint op of the Gross competition and Jack Brown wins the individual Order of Merit with a 1 over score of 73”
6th March 2013 - Men’s Rugby Academy: 6.3.13: Northampton Schools 7s Tournament
: Moulton College 60 – 10 Stowe School: “Moulton win the Northampton Schools 7s Tournament defeating the prestigious Stowe School in the final”
6th March 2013 - Men’s Rugby Academy 1st XV: 6.3.13: RFU Elite League (North)
Moulton College v Prince Henry Grammar School: “Moulton win by walkover as PHGS were unable to field a front row and so forfeit the game”
6th March 2013 - Mixed Hockey Academy: 6.3.13: Mixed Cup (League stage)
Moulton College 3 – 3 Hills Road College: “Moulton draw in the league stage of the Mixed Hockey Cup and so progress to the next stage”
6th March 2013 - Men’s Football 4th XI: 6.3.13: BCS East Midlands League Division 1
Moulton College 6 - 1 New College Nottingham 1st XI: “Emphatic win for Moulton over the NCN 1st XI”
6th March 2013 - Men’s Football 3rd XI: 6.3.13: BCS East Midlands League Division 1
Tresham College 3rd XI 4 - 4 Moulton College: “High scoring thriller ends in a draw ”
6th March 2013 - Men’s Football Academy 1st XI: 6.3.13: BCS East Midlands League 1B
: Moulton College 2 – 2 South Nottingham College 2nd XI: “Moulton first XI held at home”
6th March 2013 - Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI)
Conference Youth Alliance: Moulton College (NTFC XI) 6 - 3 Oxford City FC: “Moulton’s NTFC XI chase the leaders FootballCV Academy as they stay in second in the Conference Youth Alliance ”
6th March 2013 - British Colleges / England Basketball Elite League
Birmingham Metropolitan College 81 – 87 Moulton College: “Fantastic victory for Moulton in a tough season”
20th February 2013 - Men’s Rugby Academy 3rd XV:
BCS Elite Midlands League: Magdalen 6th Form College 5 – 12 Moulton College: “Friendly win for Moulton in Northants derby”
20th February 2013 - Men’s Football Academy 4th XI:
BCS East Midlands League 2: Moulton College 1- 1 Brooksby College: “Disappointing home draw as windy conditions spoil game"
20th February 2013 - Men’s Football Academy 2nd XI
BCS East Midlands League 1A Moulton College 1 - 2 Moulton College 3rd XI: “Moulton derby goes to 3rd XI as 2nds play 3rds”
20th February 2013 Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI)
Conference Youth Alliance: Corby Town FC 2 – 4 Moulton College (NTFC XI) “Excellent Conference form continues as Northampton XI beats Corby”
6th February 2013 Golf Academy
British Schools & Colleges Golf Tour: Host: Loughborough College (Lingdale Golf Club): Moulton A won the Gross competition at Lingdale Golf Club in Round 5 of the British Schools and Colleges Golf Competition ahead of Birmingham Met, with Jack Brown and Harry Woan coming joint first with Harry Noton in Moulton B coming in a very creditable 4th place.
6th February 2013 Men’s Rugby Academy 2nd XV
BCS East Midlands Cup Rd 3: Moulton College 34 - 10 Lincoln College: “Cup win puts Moulton into 4th round”
6th February 2013 Men’s Rugby Academy 1st XV
RFU Elite League (North): Moulton College 19 – 5 Worcester 6th Form College: “Moulton back on track after long lay-off”
6th February 2013 Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI)
Conference Youth Alliance: Moulton College (NTFC XI) 6 v 1 Salisbury FC: “Emphatic win pushes NTFC up to second”
1st February 2013 Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI)
Conference League Cup: Halifax Town FC 1 v 3 Moulton College (NTFC XI): “Great cup win after a long trip north”
28th November 2012 - Netball
BCS East Midlands Division 1:
Moulton College 16 - 12 Bilborough College B “Moulton’s ladies in British Colleges League home win”
28th November 2012 - Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI):
Conference Youth Alliance:
Moulton College (NTFC XI) 1 - 0 Luton Town FC “Moulton’s Northampton Town team go top of Conference Youth Alliance for first time”
21st November 2012 - Men’s Football Academy 1st XI:
BCS National Knockout Cup Group 4:
Moulton College 3 – 1 Sir Herbert Leon College: “An awful day doesn’t stop Moulton proceeding to the next round with a comfortable victory”
21st November 2012 - Men’s Rugby Academy 3rd XV:
BCS Men’s National Rugby Union Cup Rd2:
Moulton College v College of West Anglia: “Moulton College go through to round 3 via a ‘walkover’ as the College of West Anglia were unable to field a side”
14th November 2012 - BCS East Midlands Cross-Country Championships:
Host: Mount St Mary’s College (Spinkhill, Sheffield):
Moulton girls qualify for National Championships as Moulton’s Kayli Walford wins the EM Championships with Jessica Faulkner coming fourth
14th November 2012 - Men’s Football Academy 1st XI:
BCS East Midlands League 1B: South Leicester College 0 – 6 Moulton College:
Moulton produced another fine away performance on a pitch that was more designed for rugby than football running out easy winners in the end thanks to a Kieron Johnson hat-trick
14th November 2012 - Men’s Football Academy 4th XI:
BCS East Midlands League 1A: New College Nottingham 2 - 3 Moulton College:
Moulton College secured a vital away victory against New College Nottingham (NCN) thanks to debut goals from Jack Phillips, Bradley Matcham and Alex Palmer
14th November 2012 - Mixed Hockey Academy:
Friendly Match between Moulton College 5 – 5 Bilborough College:
All square as East Midlands friendly provides a 10 goal thriller”
7th November 2012 - Golf Academy - Intercollegiate Golf Tour
Intercollegiate Golf Tour Round 2 at Lincoln College (Woodhall Spa Golf Club):
Another good day for Moulton’s golfers as Ashley Johnson came in second with a par 72 as Moulton won the gross competition and came third in the nett event
7th November 2012 - Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI)
Men’s Football Academy (Northampton Town XI): 7.11.12: Conference Youth Alliance; Aldershot Town FC 1 – 3 Moulton College (NTFC XI):
Moulton produce one of their best performances of the season to comfortably see off a spirited Aldershot team 3 – 1 on their own turf to remain second in the league.