The 1st girls played their last game of the season today against Dollar. The match was a great way to end the season with both teams showing great skill and determination and the play flying from end to end. We passed the ball around well in the first half and Sophie and Izzy broke through on numerous occasions however the Dollar defence held strong. Izzy played particularly well today, demonstrating a sound level of individual skill and running through numerous players. Our defence worked particularly well today too, with Ellie, Emma and Amelia all reading each other’s play and supporting each other. Ellie had some fantastic hard hits through, all the up the pitch which the Dollar girls simply could not react to. Just before half time Izzy got on to the end of a pass from Sophie and neatly slotted one in to sneak ahead 1-0 at the half time break.
The game continued pretty much in the same fashion in the second half with both teams playing physical but fair hockey. We did have the upper hand in midfield and it was only going to be a matter of time before we scored. Saphira popped one away in the first 10 minutes and Sophie followed not long after with a particularly amazing goal, hit on her reverse and ending up high in the net. Amy was not troubled too much today but kept her cool when needed and she recorded another clean sheet. Katie and Flora kept the width on the right and Flora made some strong drives in to the circle. A final run up front nearly gave Katie a goal but it was not to be.
Well done to all the girls; it’s been a fantastic season lead well by Ellie both on and off the pitch.