The 3rd boys hockey team travelled away to play Loretto – the third match this term against this opposition for a number of the boys. Having won both of our previous encounters, the boys hoped to keep the streak going.
The boys maintained possession of the ball at the start of play and this enabled a series of attacks in the opposition D but it took a full five minutes of attack until their patience paid off and the first goal was scored. The remainder of the half continued in the same vein and the boys were able to add three more goals to their tally.
In the second half, Loretto came back strong, determined to make a match of it, but the boys held steady for 15 minutes scoring again to take them 5 goals up. Energy began to wane though and Loretto seized their opportunity to respond with two well worked goals.
The match ended 5-2.
Although all of the boys played well, man of the match, Oliver, deserves a special mention for his untiring work rate and competent finishing in front of goal.