Head of Hockey Phil Mather brings you his latest rundown of the week’s action, which saw another pair of superb wins for the U15 and U14 sides:
The U15s and U14s Boys’ hockey Teams played host to our old rivals St Anselm's College at the weekend.
With a number of the regular U15 side being unavailable for various reasons some of the U14s were drafted in to fill the gaps. From the push back we looked to put the opposition under pressure with Jacob Heaton-Rue targeting the midfield.
Pressure quickly turned into possession and after some nifty stick work Jacob set Tegid Goodman-Jones for a tap in at the far post. Not to be outdone Jacob scored moments later with a dazzling piece of individual skill. We then had a very quiet period with respect to scoring, despite having the lion’s share of possession and despite numerous opportunities we could not get the ball in the goal. We had to wait until just before the half time whistle to extend the lead to 3-0.
The second half played out in a similar manner to the first though St Anselm's did get a few break away attempts that were well stopped by Iestyn Williams. A further three goals, 2 by Jacob and 1 from Tegid saw us win 6-0.
With some of the U14s well warmed up, we started the game well with some good inter passing and movement of the ball.
Captain Kevin Farrell was somewhat impaired by a twisted ankle but there were numerous opportunities and eventually we managed to get the score board moving with a goal from Adrian Lewis. Two more goals were scored before half time, one more for Adrian and a third goal of the morning for Tegid. In the second half the opposition got their game together somewhat and managed to score one back. Finn Hare added to the tally to leave the final score 4-1.
Sam Bixby should be commended for his performance in goal as in the second half he had a great deal to do and it was only his second competitive outing.