Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Under 11Bs vs Winterfold
A wet and blustery afternoon saw the Under 11B team take on two Winterfold teams at home today.
The matches were fast-paced and exciting. Inspired by Mrs Beer's wise words, Abberley Under 11s new mantra is, "Get the ball, keep the ball, put it in the net." Where we managed quite successfully in the first part of this, we struggled in the second and third. Our major issue today was passing the ball straight to the opposition because of a lack of effective dodging and getting free for the ball. We were even forced into held ball situations a few times due to lack of free player.
Lana and Olivia, in defence, were really put to the test and Lana showed excellent foresight and made fabulous interceptions in both games. A move to GD in the final quarter also showed her versatility, her ability to get free for the ball was rather impressive for someone who normally plays GK. She thoroughly deserved the accolade of player of the match in the second game.
Another change in the final quarter saw Matilda D return to a shooting position. Fed brilliantly by Scarlett, she quickly showed her strengths here scoring a goal within a couple of minutes of the start of the quarter.
Rosy cheeks at the end of the match indicated that the whole team had run hard today. We will continue to work next week on effective movement for the ball so that all energy is well spent rather than some of it being wasted.
The final scores were 8-2 to Winterfold and 12 - 1 to WInterfold.