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Wet and Wonderful Hockey This Week

24 Nov 22

It’s been a bit of a wet and wonderful week in hockey, with our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, U15A, U15B, Junior 7 and Junior 8 teams playing; crazy wind and rain particularly challenging at times!   Mrs Rix, Head of Hockey reports on those matches. 

Mrs Rix, Head of Hockey 

The famous quote “Sport does not breed character, it reveals it” was so true as our girls showed resilience, grit and determination, still smiling at the end of every match this week.  The U15A and U15B teams travelled to Fram with mixed success.  The U15B team fought for a well-deserved 2-0 victory, dominating in every area of the game and not allowing Fram a single shot at goal.  The U15 A team however was not as fortunate, experiencing a character building loss against tough opposition. 

Three senior hockey teams played on Tuesday – and this is the first season in a few that we have had so many players and so much depth at senior level to field three teams.  The 1st and 2nd team met Greshams in competitive matches.   Results didn’t go our way but the development and learning opportunities for the two young teams was evident, with improvements and more magic moments every game.  The first team was particularly disappointed with a 1-0 loss, despite doing everything right to try win the game.    

However, a particular highlight was the 3rd team’s match against RHS.  Due to absence and injuries the team featured quite a few players that were new to hockey, and thanks go to our Sixth Formers for stepping into the team – a friend in need is a friend indeed, the true sense of community of our School was in full force. 

The Juniors (Y7 & 8) experienced sunshine, rain, darkness, hail, wind and more at Magpies on Wednesday against Greshams!  Despite the terrible conditions and adjusted matches, it was a successful afternoon for our six teams, winning four matches, losing one and one ending in a draw when it had to be abandoned due to the flooded pitch. 

On Thursday the U14A team had a dominant performance against Langley. They played some fantastic hockey highlighted by an excellent first touch on the ball, good decision making, slick passing, clinical circle play and top tackling. The final score ended 4-0 which was somewhat modest considering the team’s play. Special mention to Bea on a hattrick and a very mature performance.  

The U15A regrouped after a tough match earlier in the week and also dominated large parts of the match against Langley on Thursday, but just lacked composure in the final third. In the second half Langley won a corner against the run of play and a very well executed set piece back to the injector ended in the net. Woodbridge fought back and got the equaliser with minutes to spare and pushing for more. 1-1 was the final score.  

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