All reports by Mr Morton, unless otherwise stated.
The Senior XI hosted Speyside High School in the Central Schools' League hoping to capitalise on the strong performance of the previous week. Falling behind early in the game the home team fought back to score a very good team goal to level the score, two further long range goals from the visitors put Gordonstoun on the back foot and a missed penalty just before half time made a significant impact on the game. Although there were no further goals in the game both sides worked hard searching for the victory with Speyside running out winners 3-1.
Gordonstoun hosted Keith Grammar School at U15 and Senior XI l in the Central Schools' League competitions. The U15s proved too strong for the visitors winning 10-1 with a hat-trick for Kaden A to crown a very good afternoons football. In the 1st XI game Gordonstoun again proved to be too strong for the visitors who nevertheless kept searching for goals and ensured that our goalkeepers were on their toes throughout. However Gordonstoun ran out winners 6-0 to record a great result.
Gordonstoun recorded its first win in the Central Schools' League last Wednesday when they played Keith Grammar School in Keith.
In testing conditions Gordonstoun made the most of the strong wind at their backs and the hail and snow in the face of the opposition to take a commanding 2-0 lead into half time. Two goals from Osama before the break were followed up quickly by two more from the same player. This underscores a fantastic team performance that displayed great resilience and flair. Keith struck back with a 35 yard, wind assisted super strike before two more goals for the visitors took the game beyond Keith who, nevertheless, did not give up and scored once more to make the final score Keith 2 - Gordonstoun 6
Gordonstoun travelled to Perth to play Glenalmond in the Independent Schools' Cup Competition. The match was played on the excellent facility at Letham FC (thank you for your hospitality) in near ideal conditions. In an even contest Gordonstoun took the lead with a great team goal finished by captain Declan H. Glenalmond were quickly on level terms with a well taken goal from a set piece. They then moved into the lead before another goal from Declan H tied up the game. With a few minutes to go a draw looked like the most likely outcome until the home team found a way passed the Gordonstoun defence to score the winner with only two minutes to go. Despite throwing everything at the Glenalmond defence seeking a levelling goal the Gordonstoun team could not find a way through.
Gordonstoun entertained Nicholson’s Institute in the North Schools' Cup today. The visitors proved too strong winning comfortably. Well done to them for an excellent team performance.
The 1st XI hosted Albyn School in the Scottish Independent Schools' Cup competition. In an even game which saw both teams testing the opposition goalkeepers it was the visitors who ran out winners 3-0
Gordonstoun hosted local rivals Lossiemouth High School at senior level and, in a new venture for Gordonstoun, at U15 level in the Central schools football league last Thursday. Lossiemouth arrived with high hopes following good wins over Elgin Academy in the previous week whilst Gordonstoun were fielding a number of new players in their first game of the season.
In the senior game Lossiemouth got off to the best possible start forcing an error and scoring within 30 seconds of the game starting, a further defensive mix up just before half time saw the visitors leading 2-0 at the half time break. Gordonstoun, however, came out fighting and increased the pressure on the Lossiemouth goal forcing several saves from the visiting goalkeeper. Lossie also had chances and an unfortunate ricochet took the ball away from the Gordonstoun goalkeeper and into the goal. 3-0 the final score.
The U15 game similarly saw Lossie capitalise on the early season nerves of the home team who quickly fell three goals behind but the home team never gave up and, in the second half, rallied and scored twice, Hugh B and Nick H, to set up a thrilling finish before Lossie settled the game with a well converted penalty kick.
Despite the losses both squads remain positive and are looking forward to their next fixtures.