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Senior Football

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Charleston Academy 1-2 Kingussie High School

Charleston were knocked out of the League Cup at the quarter final stage as they narrowly lost 2-1 to Kingussie away from home. Charleston had a nightmare start and found themselves 1-0 down early in the first half when a Kingussie forward pounced on some indecisiveness in the Charleston penalty area. Charleston grew in confidence however as the game progressed and deservedly scored just before half time through a well taken William Robertson goal. In the second half, Charleston had good chances through David Robertson and Danny Kelly to get in front but were unlucky to see efforts saved or go just wide. Kingussie then scored the decisive goal with fifteen minutes left to play. Charleston rolled the dice and threw bodies forward in an effort to claw their way back into the match but were unable to get the goal that would have taken the tie to penalties as the game finished 2-1.

Goal scorer – William Robertson

Man of the Match – Ben Watson

William Robertson, 5T1

William Robertson, 5T1

Ben Watson - 6K1

Ben Watson – 6K1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Ryan Mackintosh – PE Department

Football Match Reports

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Senior Football

Charleston Academy 3 – 1 Golspie High School

Charleston bounced back from a heavy 5-0 defeat vs Fortrose last week with a morale boosting and well deserved 3-1 win against a tough tackling Golspie High School team. Goals from Fraser G MacKenzie (5S2), William Robertson (5T1) and Jake Fraser-Lee (4S2) were enough to overcome the physical Golspie side and earn Charleston the 3 points. Charleston play Golspie in the returning away fixture next week and will be looking for a similarly positive result.

Fraser G Mackenzie (5S2)

Fraser G Mackenzie (5S2)

William Robertson (5T1)

William Robertson (5T1)

Jake Fraser-Lee (4S2)

Jake Fraser-Lee (4S2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Under 14 Football

Charleston Academy 1-5 Millburn Academy

Charleston’s second league fixture of the campaign ended in defeat to a very strong Millburn Academy side. Millburn raced into a four goal lead in the first half with Charleston struggling to get to grips with the game. However, after regrouping a half time, Charleston took the game to Millburn and dominated proceedings in the second half. A goal by Ethan Brown gave Charleston a glimmer of hope after 50 minutes but Millburn scored late on to ensure they came away with the 3points.

Goal and Man of the Match: Ethan Brown (2T1)

Ethan Brown (2T1)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Charleston Academy 6-6 Golspie High School

Charleston and Golspie played out a thrilling 6-6 draw in the third league fixture of the campaign. In a game with many twists and turns, Charleston were unfortunate not to come away with a win after creating some good chances throughout the match. However, some exceptional saves late on by goalkeeper Aiden Reid (S1) and solid defending by David Cameron (S1) ensured Charleston did come away from the game with a share of the spoils as Golspie looked to snatch a late winner.

Goals: Ethan Brown (2T1) – 2, Logan Dunmore (2T2) – 2, Craig Shand (2K1) – 1 and Marshall Green (1T2) -1


Logan Dunsmore (2T2)

Logan Dunsmore (2T2)

Marshall Green (2T1)

Marshall Green (2T1)

Craig Shand (2K1)

Craig Shand (2K1)

Staff V Pupil Football

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Each Friday during term time S6 pupils take on the staff in a friendly but competitive football match. At the end of term the students from Botswana joined our S6 students and Mr Seloke joined the staff team.

Staff 6 – 2 Students

The staff still won though!

Mr MacLeod, Biology Department

 

Senior Football Result

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Millburn Academy 2-5 Charleston Academy

Goalscorers: Ross Harrison (2), Robbie MacLennan, Paul MacMillan, Scott McIntosh.
Man of the Match: Ross Harrison

Charleston continued their fine start to the 2014-15 league campaign with an excellent 5-2 victory away to Millburn Academy. Charleston started the game poorly and went a goal down in the first minute. However, a Ross Harrison header was stopped on the line by a Millburn defender’s hand and the Millburn player was subsequently sent off. Harrison made no mistake from the penalty spot to pull Charleston level at 1-1. Paul MacMillan then got on the scoresheet with a composed finish to send Charleston in at half time with a 2-1 lead. Charleston continued to play well in the second half and raced into a 4-1 lead with Robbie MacLennan and Ross Harrison adding two more goals to leave Charleston within touching distance of a superb away victory. A Millburn consolation goal only spurred Charleston on again and Scott McIntosh added a fifth late on from the penalty spot to make it 5-2 when he was brought down in the box. Charleston have now started the season unbeaten through 4 games with two wins and two draws.

Mr Ryan MacKintosh, PE Department

Senior Football Report

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IRA 3-3 CHARLESTON ACADEMY

Goal scorers: Ross Harrison S6, Steven MacLeod S6, Finlay Forsyth S4.

Man of the Match: Aiden MacKenzie S3.

A young Charleston side containing many S4 pupils and Aiden MacKenzie (S3) starting in goal, started off the new league campaign with a well earned 3-3 draw away to Inverness Royal Academy. Charleston started quite tentatively and had to withstand a lot of early IRA pressure. However Charleston settled into the match as it progressed and took the lead through a fantastic Ross Harrison strike. Charleston doubled their lead when Steven MacLeod fired home five minutes before half time. However, IRA responded right on the half time whistle and the game was 2-1 at the break. Finlay Forsyth restored Charleston’s two goal advantage ten minutes into the second half when he headed home a Steven MacLeod cross at the back post. However, defensive lapses cost Charleston and IRA managed to pull two goals back to tie the game 3-3.  Aiden MacKenzie then pulled off three fantastic saves late on to ensure Charleston came away with a point.

Mr Ryan MacKintosh, PE Department

Senior Football – North Of Scotland Cup Quarter Final

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Charleston Academy 0-3 Nicolson Institute

Charleston crashed out of the North of Scotland Cup to the Nicolson Institute at the quarter final stage for the second year running, losing 3-0 at home. Charleston started the game very brightly and Ronan Cousins had a great chance to open the scoring in the opening five minutes but fired his effort just wide. Charleston then found themselves one down when Nicolson scored with their first attack of the game. Charleston pressed for an equaliser and Reece Paterson drove a shot straight at their goalkeeper before Ross Harrison forced the goalkeeper into a magnificent one handed save with a stinging free kick which was tipped just over the bar. Again like the first goal, as Charleston pressed for an equaliser, Nicolson broke and against the run of play and Charleston found themselves 2-0 down when Nicolson converted a penalty. After half time, efforts from Jack Hosie, Ronan Cousins and Robbie MacLennan forced their goalkeeper into saves as Charleston desperately searched for a goal back. It wasn’t to be Charleston’s day as Reece Paterson then struck a wonderful free kick which cannoned back off the post. Late on, Nicolson scored a third to kill the game off and end Charleston’s magnificent cup run at the quarter final stage for the second successive year.

Mr Ryan MacIntosh, PE Department

Under 14 Football Success

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Charleston Academy’s Under 14 Boys team have made excellent progress in another cup competition.

Charleston Academy 3 – 1 Millburn Academy

Last Thursday night saw Charleston’s U14 boys go head to head with Millburn Academy for a second time this season.  Having been on the end of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Millburn in the league, the boys were a little pessimistic about the tie.  A few injuries within the squad gave some boys their first start of the season.

Mr Mezals felt it necessary to not only have the normal warm up and talk about tactics but also a little pep talk to motivate the boys before the game.  The boys were told to work hard, press the ball and give 100% from the whistle.  Mr Mezals also used Sunderland as an example having beaten Man Utd on penalties the night before.

Senior Football

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Charleston Academy 3 – 2 Kingussie High

Reece Paterson, 6K

Reece Paterson, 6K

Alasadair Stark, 4K1

Alasdair Stark, 4K1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alasdair Stark (2)

Reece Paterson (1)

Man of the Match – Alasdair Stark

Charleston battled back from 2 goals down to earn a fantastic 3-2 win and progress into the Quarter Finals of the North of Scotland Cup last week. Charleston started the game positively but went behind due to a freak goal where goalkeeper Azhar Khan’s kick was blocked and then rolled into the empty net. The game then got rather scrappy with neither team able to mount any serious pressure. Out of the blue, Charleston found themselves 2-0 down due to an unstoppable half volley into the top corner. Then just as half time was approaching, Ally Stark pulled a goal back to bring Charleston back into the game. This gave Charleston a huge boost and they went on to dominate the second half. Reece Paterson had the opportunity to draw Charleston level but seen his spot kick well saved after Scott MacKintosh had been felled in the box. Paterson was to redeem himself 15 minutes later by dribbling his way through the Kingussie midfield and then letting fly with an effort from 25 yards which flew into the top corner to draw the game at 2-2. Charleston continued to press and got their rewards for an excellent second half performance when Ally Stark smashed home an unstoppable left footed drive off the underside off the bar 5 minutes from time to send the Charleston players into jubilant celebrations. Ross Harrison could have added a fourth late on had he not seen his superb 25 yard effort cannon off the bar. However, the fourth goal was not to come and Charleston won the game 3-2 to book a place in the last 8 of the North of Scotland Cup.

Mr Ryan Macintosh, PE Department and Senior Football Coach

Football – Charleston Start term with win

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Iain Mackenzie, 2S2

Iain Mackenzie, 2S2

Last week saw Charleston’s U14 boys football team play their first North of Scotland Cup fixture against Kingussie High School. Having already played Kingussie in the league this season and winning 4-2 the boys went into the game with confidence. A few injuries meant that the starting 11 was different from the team that faced Kingussie in the league. The most noticeable change was Iain Mackenzie playing in a more attacking role form the start.

Kingussie kicked the game off having won the toss and they started well. Kingussie certainly saw more of the ball and dominated the midfield battle. A display of wonderful passing saw Kingussie have a number of shots saved by Aiden

MacKenzie early in the half. Charleston struggled to get into a rhythm with their passing and seemed on the back foot for much of the half. Charleston’s back four were not their normal composed self and gave the keeper a few nervous moments. Captain, Lewis Jamieson, was working extremely hard in midfield chasing down every ball to try and get a lucky break.

Aiden Mackenzie, 2T

Aiden Mackenzie, 2T

It was midway through the half that his diligence paid off. He managed to intercept a pass and thread a long ball down the wing to Iain MacKenzie. Iain’s first touch took the ball past Kingussie’s right back and he slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net, Charleston 1 – 0 Kingussie.

Kingussie kicked off again and seemed to find another gear, giving Charleston very little of the ball. It was much of the same for Charleston, an awful lot of defending and only managing to string together 2 passes before losing the ball. However, another fast break saw Iain MacKenzie net the ball for a second time close to the end of the half. Charleston went into half time with an undeserved lead of 2 – 0.

A quick team talk and a few subs for both teams proved to be beneficial for Charleston. We got a lot more of the ball and were now able to play more attacking football. With the boys playing further up the park they were exposed at times in defence and Kingussie capitalised on a defensive error to get one back. Lewis Jamieson was quick to respond to the Kingussie goal and hit one from range to restore the 2 goal cushion.

Lewis Jamieson, 2S2

Lewis Jamieson, 2S2

The game then went through a period in which the ball was held up in the middle of the park, with neither side getting an advantage in midfield. It was another error by Charleston that saw Kingussie get on the score sheet a second time. The score was now Charleston 3 – 2 Kingussie. A final few substations were made and this saw Lewis Jamieson once again restore the 2 goal cushion. With both Iain and Lewis on a hat trick this made for an interesting final 5 minutes. Iain came close having beat the keeper only to have a last ditch effort by a defender hook it off the line. From the resulting corner Lewis saw his effort on goal stopped by a fantastic save by their keeper.

The game ended Charleston 4 – 2 Kingussie. The next fixture will be next week versus Millburn Academy in a different cup competition.

Mr Alex Mezals, Maths Department and Under 15 Coach