U12A Hockey lose to MES

U12A Hockey lose to MES

A terrific game of hockey!

The U12A girls played against Mary Erskine P7 today.  The play was end to end throughout the match and all the girls worked hard.  Matilda opened the scoring today with a great sweep shot at goal after a lovely ball through from Clemmie.  The MES girls quickly replied with 2 goals despite Valentina saving many attempts at goal.  Katinka nearly scored before half time after a good display of individual skill but we just did not manage to get the ball in the net.  

Matilda swept another ball in to the back of the net early in the second half to equalise and it was all to play for at this point.  Poppy worked hard trying to get the ball up but Josephine and Issy were the real stars today; Issy intercepted every possible pass and Josephine did not stop running all match. The MES girls managed to squeeze 2 further goals past us in the latter stages of the match, but Venetia was not for giving up and had a great run up the pitch but it was all a bit too late and the match finished 4-2 to MES.

The MES girls were particularly good at moving the ball and if I was to have on criticism of our team, it would be that we played too many balls straight through the opposition, unsuccessfully, rather than moving the ball wide.  However, still a couple of weeks left to work on this!

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