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Hockey Round-Up – October 2022

14 Oct 22

Our Junior 1 to 4s played Orwell Park earlier this week on Wednesday 12 October.  Details of the matches, the players and the scores are included in our reports below. 

Woodbridge Junior 1-4 vs Orwell Park School  

On 12 October, it was the Junior’s turn to play Orwell Park School, the perfect last match day for our teams for the half term.  Four teams played while the Juniors 5 to 8 teams worked hard on their skills, ready for their matches after half term.   Thanks to all the parents and relatives who have supported matches so well and seen some great goals, defence and play all round this half term.   

Junior 1: Drew 1-1 

A slow start saw the Junior 1s go 1-0 behind early on.  They shook this off and got back in the game and soon they were to turn the tides and start attacking, understanding how OPS were trying to defend and using that to Woodbridge’s advantage.  Some great build up play saw Woodbridge create lots of chances, one of which was neatly put away by Year 8’s Issy early in the second half.  

The Orwell GK was up to the challenge of every other attempt, as was our own Year 8’s Eva in goal who delivered another player of the match performance.   

Some of the highlights of the game include the fantastic penalty corner defence from Woodbridge, a goal saving close down by Felicity, a cracking rising reverse stick shot by captain, Year 8’s Georgia, a telling interception and stylish counterattack by Issy, solid defending and outletting by Year 7’s Jemima. 

A top end to the half term with the team displaying all their skills and knowledge and excellent teamwork, earning a very satisfying draw.  Joint MVP’s were our Year 8 players Eva, Georgia and Issy. 

Junior 2: Won 6-3 

This was a thoroughly entertaining match and win for the Junior 2s.   It was a bit of a seesaw battle in the first half with Woodbridge taking a 2-0 lead before going 3-2 behind.   Dominance in the second half and some excellent team goals saw the team secure a very convincing win.  Year 8’s Amelia was again amongst the goals, scoring two!  One goal each for Year 8’s Rosa,  Romilly, Sophie and Year 7’s Tabitha.  Player of the match was Sophie.   Well done to this team for the character and support for each other they have shown throughout the match. 

Junior 3: Drew 1-1 

A frenetic match that saw Woodbridge attacking the majority of the time but the Orwell Park goalkeeper stood firm for large swathes of the match.  A high striker from Orwell saw the ball come through to her, unmarked and well put away to go 1-0 ahead.   This was a test for the girls to come from behind.  The Woodbridge attacks continued and finally in the second half, a rebound from a rebound and another rebound, pinball in other words, saw Year 8’s Honor finally breech their defence.  Orwell held out well for a draw in the end.  Year 7’s Charlie was voted player of the match by the opposition and a special mention from Miss Hinton would go to our defensive duo of Year 7’s Millie and Lottie who joined in our attack at every opportunity and created a lot of good plays in the match. 

Junior 4: Won 4 -0 

Great game by the team!   The girls have really listened to coaching and are using square and through passes and starting to play a passing game.   The team was effective in applying their press for the first time, having worked in this during after school practice and it worked a treat!  It was lovely to see the team all much more confident in their hockey skills and work really well together as a team each, understanding what their positions require of them. 

All in all a top effort by the team to double their half time lead and win in convincing style.   A brace of goals were scored by Year 8’s Eirann and one each by Year 7’s Millie and Taaliah. 

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