Saturday, 17 March 2018
2nd VII Hockey v The Elms
What an afternoon! Bitterly cold and sporadic blizzards made for an interesting afternoon with lots of courage needed. Luckily that is what we pride ourselves in at Abberley! It was clear from the first whistle that the Elms were strong and it put the boys on the back foot quickly. However, the boys stuck at it and although a few goals were scored against them, they kept pushing.
After a quick half time the boys summoned some confidence from deep down and their play improved; passes were more accurate and there was some more confident runs with the ball. Bill kept hassling and getting into good space and he was rewarded with 2 goals. Sebasatian showed some good skills on the wing and Lysander kept battling. Jonty controlled the middle of the pitch very well and never gave up! Will and Oliver were fantastic in defence and kept going when the odds were against them. Finally, Kian was absolutely outstanding in goal and made endless impressive saves. Great effort, boys!