The 3rd team hockey boys hosted Loretto – a return fixture after travelling to Musselburgh in the second week of term. Despite the cold conditions, the boys took control of the match early on, keeping most of the possession for the duration of the match. Passing in the midfield was good and the defenders quickly snuffed out any approaching threat. Possession was so good that our goalkeeper didn’t get to touch the ball for the whole game – frustrating for him but a good sign for the team. Opportunities to score were therefore plentiful but sadly only one was converted into a goal. Loretto did an admirable job defending their D as Cargilfield missed numerous opportunities to score. The boys can celebrate a hard earned 1-0 win but will be disappointed they could not capitalise on their chances to increase the goal count. We will continue to work on improving finishing in practice sessions.