RPS v St Anselm’s U14’s Saturday 9th Feb - Home
A 3-3 draw for the U14s side was an encouraging result but the outcome should have been different after leading by three goals to one.
Some excellent individual performances and some great team goals from James Copeland, Cal Earle and Alex Starling.
More work on team defending will enable us to capitalise in the next game. Man of the Match Alex Starling and it was good to see debuts from Dan Lazurenko and Noah Langford.
RPS v St Anselm’s U16’s Saturday 9th Feb - Home
A really encouraging fixture on Saturday versus St Anselm’s. Alex Starling scored Rydal Penrhos’ only goal. The result of a 4-1 loss did not reflect the performance of the lads.
A great goal keeping display by the St Anselm’s keeper meant we only scored 1 goal when in reality we had numerous chances. To be fair St Anslem’s were more clinical but and they would have scored many more had it not been for Theo Bryant making a superb debut in goal for RPS.
Man of the Match: Tegid Goodman-Jones who controlled the defence and midfield really well.
Birkenhead School v RP Wednesday 6th Feb Away
We had over an hour’s drive to Birkenhead School. The team got off the bus to start to warm up, however found themselves in a game straight away.
Despite being thrown into the game suddenly, the team worked together and maintained control over the ball, scoring a goal in the first few minutes, finished beautifully by Max Robinson. Sadly, resting on our laurels, we lost our intensity and with an inexperienced team we failed to maintain our lead by not marking the opposition's attack.
By half time we were losing 5-1. However, in the second half Rydal Penrhos came back with a refreshed attitude and with Jacob Heaton-Rue, coming on to help the side, he scored our second and final goal, despite having multiple shots on goal he was unfortunate with the results, with one shot even hitting the posts and crossbar three times without crossing the goal line.
With some solid defence and good hockey, the team drew the second half by only conceding one goal, however, the final score of 6-2 to Birkenhead School did not reflect the team’s performance.