After a good week of training and working on the basics, the boys were eager to play their first competitive hockey match.
Blues: Won 6-1
A fantastic first performance from the Blues. They took a little while to get going and working as a team, which is only natural, but when they did they dominate the possession and had a lot of attempts on goal. As the communication got better, we had more opportunities and scored more goals. Tom, Rory and Adam formed a deadly triumvirate in attack while Alexander and Oliver were solid in defence. Patrick performed the role of utility man well during the match. I would encourage the boys to keep working on their communication in the coming weeks.
Stripes: Won 4-1
I was pleased with the way the Stripes performed. They increased in confidence and control of the game the more they played. Again, communication is still an area to work on. Alexander and Daniel were good in defence and kept Loretto’s opportunities in the D to a minimum. Archie, Conrad and Kit worked well in attack and were supported by George from the bench. A good first game with lots of possession and opportunities. The next area to work on is turning the majority of opportunities into goals.
Well done, boys!