U11A Hockey drew with Loretto

U11A Hockey drew with Loretto

A terrific game of hockey!

What a fantastic game we had today with Loretto. It was fast-paced with both sides showing some lovely skill. I was delighted with the way we moved the ball and passed with pace. We had a number of opportunities in the first half through Alexander A, Monty and Theo but their keeper was up to the challenge. Loretto hit the post in the dying seconds of the first half keeping it at 0-0 at half time.

In the second half, Theo played on the left and was excellent at tracking back to help the defenders. He picked the ball up in space and opened the scoring only for Loretto to equalise straight away when we failed to press them higher up the pitch. We scored a great team goal after Archie and Monty worked the ball well on the right but were guilty of lacking in concentration with 5 minutes to go as Loretto made it 2-2 after a through ball made it through to their unmarked striker.

I was very pleased with the work rate from all the boys. Tristan covered so much in the middle of the pitch that he ran out of steam towards the end and no one could have blamed him. Alexander A was outstanding on the right and with all that running needed a rest in the second half but Monty filled in on the right very well. Wilfred defended intelligently as he was always looking over his shoulder for that rogue defender. Charles worked hard up front and hassled their defenders, creating a few opportunities. Archie and Rafa formed a good partnership at the back and both played the ball smartly out of the back. Alexander L didn’t have much to do as we probably had the lion’s share of possession but we must always be wary of the counter attack when we are pressuring them in their D.

It would be hard to give a player of the match as everyone worked so hard for the team today. Well done, boys!

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