U11A Hockey beat Loretto

U11A Hockey beat Loretto

Good teamwork on show!

Having had Sedbergh visit us before half term, it was nice to welcome Loretto to Cargilfield for our first home hockey match against Scottish opposition!

We played some great hockey with Cody pulling the strings in midfield and scoring a few goals. Harry scored a nice deflection from a well-worked penalty corner. We were quite quiet in the first period and I asked for the boys to be a bit more vocal in terms of encouragement not just after doing things well but also if we made mistakes. We let frustration get the better of ourselves and we always play much better with our chins up. This improved in the middle period and we linked up better on the right with Glen making some good runs to the base line and looking up to get a cross or pull back in. Charles had a nice finish at the back post before Ollie came on up front and scored with an excellent squeezed shot at goal.

Albie didn’t have much to do but commanded his goal well and did lots of talking at the back. Rory was solid as usual in defence and Harry looked to link up with him to transition the ball. Murray showed some good skill at left back and James played well on the right and made some good runs after replacing Glen on the right wing. Luca capped a fine performance off by following up a move and finishing at the back post. Cody was given man of the match for his skill in midfield but also for looking to bring the wider players into the game and put the ball into space.

We still have to work on some basics such as moving into space and giving a lead to our team mates and passing with a little more zip and accuracy but we have lots of time and we will get there before we head south in the middle of March.

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