Hockey Summary – Week Beginning 6 October 2014

Tuesday 7 October

Vs Truro High School (H) – Under 16s, won 7:0

 

A slow start for the Under 16s saw them score two goals in the first half. After half time the girls came out strong and took full advantage. On a very slippery pitch they kept the pressure high and never looked like they were on the back foot. With every attack they looked likely to score and this showed, as they scored five in the second half.

 

Wednesday 8 October

Vs Bodmin (A) – Under 15s, won 9:1

The Under 15s dominated the match against Bodmin winning 9:1. The score could have been greater but an overconfidence in the first half allowed Bodmin to level the score in the early stages, and at half time the team were only 3:1 ahead. After a number of changes and the emphasis on keeping the positional discipline, the team went on to score a greater number of goals in the second half.

 

Vs Penair (H) – Under 12s A, won 8:0

The Under 12s continued in their unbeaten run this week when they played Penair at home. With no subs to play due to injuries the girls worked incredibly hard and fully deserved the victory. Laura, Elinor and Rosie scored the goals and it was great to see some of the newly worked short corners proving to be difficult to defend. Another great result.

 

Under 12s, B lost

This was a valiant effort from the Under 12 B team who, at the start of the match, were very apprehensive about playing against a mixed team. During the first half Polwhele had the majority of the possession as the girls felt too intimated to tackle the male players. However after the half time team talk they went back onto the pitch with more belief in their ability and, as a result, moved the ball around the pitch creating numerous opportunities within the shooting circle. The girls should be commended on their ability to take on advice given to them and apply it in a match situation.

 

County tournament (H) – Under18s, runners up

The girls played well and reached the final of the county tournament with relative ease. The girls played some great hockey at times, but always looked like there was more to be given. In the final the girls battled hard and saw more of the ball. However, Truro College scored an excellent first goal and a lucky second which resulted in a score line that didn’t do the girls justice.

 

Stephen Dunn

Coach