Score: Won 3-1
The Junior 1st team started their season on a high, beating Norwich School U13A 3-1. Woodbridge dominated the first ten minutes of the match, with the Year 8s, Clara Simpson, Olivia Buchanan, Jessica Elmer, Molly Marshall and Ella Walker making their experience count. Woodbridge scored first through Bea Thomas after building pressure and attack after attack. Two more great goals were scored by Clara Simpson and Olivia Buchanan. Molly Marshall and Ella Walker were solid in defence and Molly managed to react quickly to stop shots at goal when Norwich found themselves unmarked in the D. Elsa Trevor-Pallares made her debut as goalkeeper and made a couple of telling saves before Norwich School got one goal back from a penalty corner. Woodbridge had to consolidate their defensive efforts during the last 5 minutes to make sure they maintained their lead. This was a great way to start the season and hopefully a sign of many more good performances to come. Player of the match was Clara Simpson for a mature performance – communicating well, distributing well and making good decisions.