The girls’ first hockey team travelled to Cambridge on a very hot afternoon to face The Leys, and after only a short and sharp warm up surprised the hosts with a strong star. Taking the game to the Leys, our girls won a penalty corner in the second minute, only for the chance to go begging. It gave the Leys the chance to gain some confidence in their turn, and now it was our girls who had to soak up the pressure. And they did, tackling well and winning the ball to start counter attacks. Poppy F and her fellow forwards worked tirelessly up and down the pitch in defence and attack, and Mollie B and Ianthe worked wonders in midfield to keep The Leys at bay, but despite best efforts and those of Sophie L in goal the Leys took the lead half way through the half, and scored again just before half time to cement their advantage.
It was a great second half, end to end at times; the Leys managed to sneak through once more, and Woodbridge could just not make half chances count. Kiya S had a good second half and linked up well with Flora P; and Molly M (Year 10) made a brilliant and seemingly nerveless debut. Player of the match was Annabel Y for her outstanding all round contribution.
Photo: debutant Molly and Player of the Match, Annabel Y