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Girls' Hockey round-up: September 25

Girls' Hockey round-up: September 25

Eryri U18 Hockey Tournament

The tournament got off to a great start with a 1-0 win over Coleg Menai. The team dominated from the off set, keeping great formation and everyone working well as a unit. This culminated with a goal by Anna Parry-Williams in the first half. We played equally well in the second half with plenty of chances, that just couldn't find the back of the net!

The second match was played against a strong Coleg Meirion Dwyfor side. The team reacted well to the challenge presented with all players working together to shut down key players. The defence worked particularly well. The matched ended with a 3-0 loss.

Determined to get to the semi-finals, the team came out with confidence against Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen. This was proven by a goal coming from Gowri Pradeep in a strong short corner routine during the first half. To follow this in the second half, Keira Bonnington scored a second goal, assisted by Amanda Sperring. The matched ended 2-0.

A final push was needed against a skilled Ysgol Tryfan side in the semi-finals. Despite having played three previous matches, the team came out strong again. The first half ended 0-0 owing to the team working together, defending well. The match ended 1-0, but despite this, there were excellent performances from all players, particularly goalkeeper Caitlin Teece who produced many good saves.

U14’s – A superb hat-trick from Philippa Thomas demonstrating how to be in the right place at the right time – some super assists by Arianna Milligan. Result 3-0 win

U13’s – The U13’s played some super attacking hockey running out 5-2 winners versus Rossall. Goals from Arianna Milligan (x2), Lily Davies (x2) and Caitriona Searl well done to all.

U12’s – A very close game and at halftime and there was nothing in it with both teams having chances but with no score. However, goals from Ella Northcott (x2) and Elise Mazers turned the game and Rydal ran out worthy winners.

On Saturday the U15 travelled to Fleetwood to play Rossall School. We played well with good defence and good pressure but we were moving slowly and did not get fully into the game. Thanks to the defensive skills of Isobel, Sophie, Lydia and Megan many attempts on goal were defended but three got past.

Player of the match went to Niamh Smith who made some excellent and skilful saves though. Although work is needed on passing into space, the match was fairly even and the girls showed some strong will and determination.

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