SPORTS ASTON CUP WINNERS The Year 7 Football team have had an excellent first season at HGS. They have gone from strength to strength winning not only the league, undefeated I may add, but also winning the Aston Cup. They have amassed a staggering total of 56 goals in the league alone, whilst only conceding 6. The team have been excellent ambassadors for the school, displaying exceptional sportsmanship. They hope to emulate this success into next year’s season! We wish them the best of luck. Going into the game we had recently won the Aston league, with the chance to go undefeated so our confidence was up. The game started pretty evenly with both sides having a chance until we broke the deadlock with Adam Ahmed scoring first. Shortly after that first goal there was a second from Gavin Shergill putting us in a comfortable position at 2-0 up. The next goal once again came from Gavin Shergill more or less claiming the game. It was coming up to half time when Corey Wainwright was fouled leaving us with an opportunity to go into the half 4-0 up. This free kick was then scored by Zane Baker (35 yard screamer) taking us into the half 4-0 up. At this point the game was basically ours, but nevertheless we still wanted more goals and that’s what came: Nigel Agboola scoring a goal to make the scoreline 5-0. It was coming to near the end of the match now with the cup in sight and then with one minute left, the game was surely won when Ateeb Ilyas finished the game off with a headed goal. As a result of winning this game we now progress to the Champions Cup Final where we play the winner of the Erdington cup [John Wilmot] and we will hopefully put our name on another trophy! Zane Baker 7G CRICKET SUCCESS The Year 7 Cricket Team got off to a great start to the season with a win against Nishkam High by a staggering 43 runs. For many of those involved this was the first time they had represented the school and they were fantastic ambassadors. Player of the match goes to Ismaeel Khan in 7G. We hope their success continues in their conquest to win some trophies in their remaining league games. TOP OF THE LEAGUES! Both our Under 16 and Under 14 Badminton teams finished top of the Aston Badminton Leagues for 2017/2018. The Under 14 team played 6, won 5 and lost 1 which meant they were top of the league with 16 points and their nearest rival was 9 points adrift of them. The Under 16 team played 7 and won 7 and their nearest rival was 10 points adrift of them. Congratulations to both teams and Mr Gallagher for a fantastic season. 21