Satisfying Win Leaves U12s Bursting with Pride
The U12 girls were extremely excited about their first few fixtures of the season and demonstrated this in a quality warm up and preparation session before their first game of the season.
With lovely passing hockey and accurate finishing, the team blazed through the first game with ease, despite good goal keeping from the Hazlegrove keeper. They carried this momentum through to the next game against Taunton School and managed to maintain a lot of the possession with good defending at times from the two backs. This allowed us a narrow victory against our rivals, and took its toll as both teams played withenthusiasm.
In the deciding final game against an unbeaten Millfield, the girls opened well but were unfortunate not to close with some good attacking play (credit must be given to the opposing defence). Just before half time, Millfield managed a great break and thundered a ball home to go 1-0 up at half time.
After a good reflection and team talk, the girls set about to reduce the deficit to level the playing field, and consequently scored a scrappy but well fought goal with four minutes to go. It was a nervy couple of minutes for the spectators as both sides attacked brilliantly. Luckily, the team managed to maintain possession, and attack after attack ensued with Millfield’s defence holding firm. In the last 30 seconds we mounted our last attack. This was played superbly through to Katie on the left of the D, who struck a powerful slap into the top left net to take the victory with only seconds to go.
Team Coach, Sean-Michael Campleman said: “It was an absolutely incredible finish to a well-played game between both teams, and excitement lies ahead when we meet each other again at IAPS and for our next fixture.”
He added: “The team finished in a well-deserved 1st place. A really positive start to the season – well done girls!”
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