The Junior 1st Girls clicked from start to finish in their victory over St Joseph’s U13A. Co-captains Maddy and Steph led from the front, encouraging the players from start to finish: it made for a fantastic team atmosphere. Woodbridge had the perfect start when a training ground move to the right, down the flank and back into the goalmouth worked brilliantly. Maddy fed the ball to Lexie who made the high lead, Lexie playing the perfect pass across, and Georgie on hand with the finishing touch! Maddy made it 2-0 shortly before half time with a great strike. The team was buzzing at the break having played really well, in attack and also in defence. Isabel, Ada and Chloe being rocks in defence and distributing well to allow Steph, Esme, and other midfield and forward players to play with freedom. Great structure in the defensive press gave Woodbridge confidence as well, as they were able to turn a lot of ball over and start counter attacks.
Libbie’s goal halfway through the second half secured the win for Woodbridge and now it was a matter of pride to fight for the first clean sheet of the season. Ruby in goal did just that and played another faultless match. Shortly before the final whistle Maddy scored her second with the second perfect team goal, mirroring the first. Every player had their ‘match of the season’ to date and produced great hockey to watch: fast, tough, and skilful in a quality end-to-end match. Well done to everyone!