A round-up of the boys’ games:

  • There were narrow defeats for the 1sts and 2nds, with James preventing the majority of opposition attacks and Will being the saviour between the sticks once again.
  • The 3rds faced a strong attacking side and despite best efforts, couldn’t put a stop to the long balls being played. Jacob worked incredibly hard throughout the game, showing great physicality.
  • AJ in particular also made some brilliant challenges for Colts A, keeping down the deficit whilst Charlie brought practice straight from the training ground for a clinical defensive display, timings many a tackle to perfection.
  • Colts C played two of the opposition’s teams, which meant that come the second game legs were tiring and they faced a (literal) uphill battle for the second half. Sam S powered on through and worked continuously for the team.
  • The U8/9s away to Longacre faced some tough competition, who had some very strong and skilled players. In spite of this, both teams fought hard, with both Frankie and Fred showing outstanding perseverance, taking onboard coaching points to improve their games. On the flip side, U8/9s had a home advantage, with a solid team performance sealing the win. Again half time team talks were reflected on and James came back out to provide some lovely passes to his teammates.

And the girls’ games:

  • Both 1sts and Colts A had hockey tournaments, in which they placed 2nd and 3rd respectively; both sides playing fantastically as a team and securing some great victories over various opposition. Ellie showed fierce determination and fight in midfield for the 1sts, whilst Rebecca was playmaker extraordinaire for her team, creating some fabulous opportunities.
  • The 2nds had a narrow loss to a strong team, with some very close calls almost getting them what would have been a deserved goal. Juliet read the game superbly and was quick to close down any chances the opponents tried to make.
  • Colts B played their first match on a full size pitch, with everyone digging deep and playing for each other. Jemima held her ground against a solid defence with some fantastic attacking play.
  • The U9s also played full pitch, facing two teams – this gave them the opportunity to develop as the games progressed, resulting in one loss and a convincing win. A resilient Penny ran relentlessly to aid her teams defence, never giving up until the final whistle blew.
  • U8s played some brilliant hockey, with great passing and dribbling leading to excellent team goals. Mia showed constant determination and growth in her game.

The Year 7 & 8s are currently away on their Cross Country at Seaford – good luck to everyone involved!

Things to work on but plenty of positives to take away from this weeks fixtures; roll on next week, where our Year 2s will have their very first game on Friday!