Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Abberley Hockey Under 13 C/D Tournament
It was very exciting to play in a tournament!
We had two equal teams in the tournament both played superbly. It was the team with Julia as GK who had a brilliant tournament and finished runners up! Poppy set the team up well getting the warm up and pre match practice organised.
In the first match against Cheltenham we scored two goals to win 2-0. Mia held space out wide and Darcey often made the pass through to Mia on the wing and we were dominating possession. This was Amelia’s best match. She watched with great determination to time her defending moves.
Against Packwood we moved at pace and soon became 1-0 up and won the game. Scarlet, in defence, made some superb block tackles and put the ball back into play.
Now the nail biting match was Abberley v Abberley. After some end to end play we came out the winners with a score of 2-1. The pace on the pitch of Maisy, Carmen and Darcey seemed to swing the match in our direction.
The final match we faced Winterfold who had just had a ten minute rest. We had played all our matches straight off one after the other. So it was necessary to dig deep and keep up with the pace of play. Winterfold are particularly good at running at pace towards the goal. Before we had blinked we were 0-1 down. Try as we might to score, the goals just did not go in. A super match against the winners of the tournament. We then finished runners up.
Julia was a super keeper only letting two goals in the whole afternoon. Thelma scored 2 goals, Mia and Carmen one goal each.