Wednesday 8 November – Under 12 vs Newquay Tretherras
Truro Under 12 girls faced Tretherras School on Wednesday 8 November away in Newquay. From the start Truro School looked calm and in control, they passed the ball well under pressure and made strong tackles where necessary. With a mixed ability team and a new formation the girls played brilliantly together, attacking in pairs and passing the ball to beat defenders and score a beat goal in the first half. Truro School truly found their stride scoring three quick successive goals within the first 5 minutes of the second half and kept their press tight while defending so as to keep the ball away from their defensive circle. End result Newquay 0, Truro School 4.
Monday 13 November- Under 15 Girls vs Truro High School- 0-0
The majority of the game, Truro School dominated, having the majority of the possession. There were some well worked passages of play and our girls attacked into the space well, they worked towards getting upgrades near the ‘D’ which resulted in being awarded short corners. Our girls attacked wide and defended narrow working together which kept Truro High School still away from getting any chance of scoring a goal. We were unlucky not to get a goal, I think it was only going to be a matter of time.
Great Effort Girls and Well Done!
Tuesday 14 November- Under 18 Girls County Indoor Tournament
The Under 18 Girls’ Hockey team hosted the Indoor County Tournament on Tuesday facing Truro High School and Truro College. The girls struggled to get to grips with the transfer from outdoor to indoor hockey to begin with. Truro High School exploited this well, cleverly using the sidelines to move the ball up the pitch at pace. Some clinical finishing meant that a 4-1 loss was not entirely representative with us having wasted a couple of goal opportunities. The Truro College game was a much closer game with both teams now getting used to the use of sidewalls and not lifting the ball. The College quickly took a 2-0 lead but a resilient attitude along with newfound clinical finishing meant that we came back to win 3-2 in the second half. A good performance from the girls and a good way to finish some of their school Indoor careers.
Mr Ricketts/Miss Cobner
Saturday 18 November- Under 18 vs Plymouth College 1-1 and Shebbear 0-4 loss
The 1st XI were in a determined mood as they lined up for their first triangular fixture of the season with three Under 16 players making their 1st XI debut. The team scored an early opening goal against Plymouth College from some good attacking pressure and were disappointed when their opponents scored a late goal to equalise the match. The team then faced Shebbear whose pace in attack rattled the team who conceded a goal in the first minute. Truro raised their game against a strong Shebbear side but as the match went on the fresher Shebbear team who had not played two games back to back, started to dominate as the Truro girls tired. Despite losing this match the team were pleased with their performance overall and are looking forward to the next triangular fixture against Kelly College and Westbuckland.
Mr Ricketts/Miss Cobner
Saturday 18 November- Under 14/15 vs Plymouth College 3-0 win
A combined Under 14/Under 15 girls played Plymouth college in a fast paced 11-a-side Match last Saturday. Truro girls spread the play across the pitch well and attacked down both sides with good pace. Skillful play down the centre of the pitch and into the Plymouth defensive circle where a hard slap from Elinor Powell straight past the goal keeper opened the scoring. Plymouth College were far from a walk over though as the looked sharp on the attack also, however, their efforts were fruitless as the Truro defenders and goal keeper Grace Morgan-Lundy cleared the ball every time. A Truro School short corner doubled the goals to 2-0 with another strong slap into the backboard. After half time Truro came out strong once more and after some excellent linking play between left back Ellie Love and left half Rosie Bartlett the ball was once again fired into the goal, this time a strong reverse, 3-nil to Truro School. Although looking like scoring again the Truro girls finished the match on the same score with great intensity. A special mention it due to Millie Danielson who achieved Player of the Match for her great performance.
Saturday 18 November- Under 12 vs Plymouth College and Shebbear
Under 12 girls’ hockey team
0-3 Lost v’s Shebbear
It was lovely to see the 1st years play. We started off well passing the ball but couldn’t quite stretch the play to enable us to attack and score goals. We defended well but Shebbear were able to take their chances and we finished the game 3-0 down.
0-4 V’s Lost v’s Plymouth College
Going into the second game I asked the girls to increase their pace on the ball and to try and hit the ball harder. There were some lovely hard hits from the captain and the girls definitely picked up the pace but couldn’t quite take their chances at scoring goals finishing the game 0-4. Lots to work on – keep up the good work!
Saturday 18 November- Under 13 vs Plymouth College and Shebbear
Truro vs Shebbear College 0-5 loss
Truro vs Plymouth College 1-6 loss
On Saturday the 18 November, the Under 13 girls’ team represented the school in a tough 7-a-side mini tournament at Shebbear College. After arriving at 8:30am to get the mini bus, the girls proved to be in high spirits and were keen to get going. Throughout the day, they showed great tenacity, consistently aiming to improve their game play and support the team, even when injured. Both Shebbear College and Plymouth College proved to be challenging competition scoring 5 goals and 6 goals respectively against our team. However, following some excellent saves from our goalie and strong pressure against the opposition, the girls proceeded to score in the last few minutes of the match against Plymouth College. The Plymouth College coach commented on the way in which our team really did make their team panic in the second half. Following a hot tea, the team made their way back to Truro School still in high spirits, ready to take on the next challenge. ‘
Monday 20 November- Under 12 vs THS 0-1 loss
On Monday, the Under 12 Girls’ Hockey team played a very strong Truro High School team. The opening half was a close affair with both teams having chances to score but neither being able to capitalise on some very good midfield play. After half time, the High School came out with a higher sense of urgency and had several chances to score, all superbly saved by the energetic L. Mantle. With the game looking like heading towards a tense 0-0 draw, the High School finally managed to sneak a goal, and take an incredibly tight win that could have gone either way.
Miss Munn/Mr Ricketts
Monday 20 November- Under 13 vs Truro High School 2-2
It was an extremely equal game, with end to end stuff throughout. Opportunities from both teams were slowly building but Truro High School managed to break to get the 1st goal. Our girls continued to battle and fought back, with a fantastic passage of play we got a goal back. Going into the second half we knew the result could go either way but the girls continued to stay strong and focussed, with the intensity of the game slowly moving faster and with limited time to go the girls broke to get a well worked goal by using nearly every player in the team. With only a couple of minutes to go our girls were tired and struggled to keep that high intensity up, Truro High School broke and managed to score. The game was a fantastic effort from all and a well fought game from both teams.
Well Done Girls!
Thursday 23 November- Under 16 Boys County Tournament
With 7 teams in the group of who were all talented schools, we knew it was going to be a tough day of hockey. With it being a round robin each game was only 12 minutes one way as there was approx. 17 games to get through. It took us a while to wake up, get focussed and play the hockey we were capable of. In most of the games it was the same story we had the majority of the possession but didn’t take our chances and even when we were in the ‘D’ we didn’t take advantage of winning short corners. The opposition had one or two breaks and took their chances of scoring while they were in front of goal. With only scoring one goal throughout the entire day we knew our chances of getting through to the regionals were limited. Our boys individually are extremely talented players with a high skill level and there was some lovely passages of play but it wasn’t enough, the boys didn’t play as a team throughout and tried to do too much themselves which certainly affected the overall result.
Thursday 23 November- Under 18 Boys County Indoor Tournament
What an amazing indoor match! The boys battled hard, moving the ball with pace & precision scoring some great goals. After four 15 minute quarters the scored was tied 6-6. We played an extra 15 minutes and scored another couple of goals but Truro College managed to tie and with 1.5mins left on the clock they scored another goal to go one up. Unfortunately their player was injured scoring the goal so the game was abandoned. We are awaiting confirmation of whether the match will be replayed. M.Austin (capt) led the team well with a hat-trick. Alongside, T.Bradley scored 3 and Bertie scored 2. Special mention for O.Chamberlain in goal. It was a great competitive game – well done!