16th January 2019
Cargilfield U11A: 7 – Loretto 0
We played some good hockey in our first match of the season with some commanding performances from Ollie and Murray who looked to push forward. Ollie’s passing was strong and allowed Cody time on the ball. Cody scored 4 goals and our defence stood firm with Albie not having to make a save.
19th January 2019
Cargilfield U11A: 5 – George Heriot’s 0
At the Stewart’s Melville ground, we played two matches with a mixed U11 team on Saturday morning. There was some nice hockey on display with Seb performing well at the back and Cody showing some good dribbling skills. Charles put in a good shift on the left but enjoyed a spell up front.
Cargilfield U11A: 6 – Stewart’s Melville 0
It was another good performance from the boys with Ollie T getting stuck in in midfield and Kyan playing some good first time passes to his team mates. We weren’t troubled at the back due to our strong presence in midfield and it was nice to get a run out and see what the boys could do in what was for some, their first matches.
23rd January 2019
Cargilfield U11A: 12 – Fettes: 0
At Fettes on Wednesday afternoon, we played some of the best hockey I have seen from boys at this age group. One touch passing and excellent moving of the ball meant that we dictated the play for much of the game. Cody and Glen linked up really well in midfield and James came into the game a bit more in the second half, getting on the score sheet and getting some assists. Luca on the left was outstanding and he created some 2 v 1s with Harry who backed him up with a solid performance. Albie didn’t have much to do but made a terrific save which flew onto the post and was then cleared by Rory who was a rock in defence. Ollie played some nice first time passes into the D from James which opened up their defence well. Murray came on to play in a few positions but must work on his first touch to control the ball before making his second move. Overall, I was very pleased with the way we passed the ball but a little more accuracy and stronger passing is needed. Although we were comfortably winning from the first 5 minutes, we still must keep an eye on the lone striker who might drift in behind and be unmarked. Today was a terrific team performance but Glen and Cody were in top form when they linked up and were deservedly joint players of the match today.
Cargilfield U11C: 6 – Fettes: 0
Duncan got the scoring going with 2 well taken goals in the first 8 minute period. Max showed some good stick skill but must try to play with his head up more. Thomas was great at tracking back in defence and along with Harry and Alexander, their stopping of the ball was so good that James didn’t have a save to make in goal. Oliver controlled things well in midfield and Chay scored a terrific goal. Cameron was lively and looked to get crosses in. A great team performance – well done, boys!