The boys were very excited for the first game of the season as we welcomed Loretto to Cargilfield. We played some excellent hockey at times and really dominated possession. Our tackling was superb but we need to work on being more composed on the ball and make a strong pass after making that tackle. It is early days but we will be aiming to improve our running into the space more and being accurate with our passing and making good decisions. Playing 8 a side on our slightly smaller than full size astro just meant that we were tripping over each other a little and what we need is good communication.
I was particularly pleased with Xander’s effort in the match; his composure on the ball was good when the Loretto defenders dived in and he is getting his head up and looking for a pass. Cody showed his usual excellent dribbling skill through the middle of the park scoring a few goals. James’ attacking prowess on the right was terrific and he is really beginning to get his head up and pick the correct pass. Overall it was a pleasing start to the term and with a high level of effort in training, we will get better. Final score Cargilfield 10 – Loretto 2.
Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.