The U15A team put up a great fight and comeback against RHS on Saturday. It was an extraordinary effort by the players, especially those who doubled up on the day: Jess and Ashleigh who had already run cross country very successfully in the morning; Year 9’s who gave their all in the U14 match before and still shone in the next match (Ella P, Ella S and Maddy M); players who performed well for club before (Molly and Ella W) and those players who also helped out the team after (Julia and Myla). It was a big Woodbridge effort to make all the fixtures possible.
The U15As started the match well and looked to dominate at the start. However after the initial exchanges it was RHS who scored half way through the first half. Woodbridge came back strong and it was good penalty corner defence that denied them getting back on level terms. The Woodbridge players showed excellent discipline, resilience and sportsmanship throughout the match, coping well with frustrating situations, including RHS scoring a second goal just before half time.
Worse followed as early in the second half RHS scored the dreaded third goal: now with nothing to lose Woodbridge really pushed forward. This worked well, and Ella W scored a great team goal in the 10th minute, followed five minutes later by a goal from Molly. Woodbridge were rampant; RHS desperate in defence… but some sharp saves by the goalkeeper made sure RHS kept their lead at 3-2. Despite the loss, this was a gutsy performance from the U15A team, showing how well they have developed both as individuals and as leaders. Well done to Mr Wright and the team.