U11 Hockey v Wisbech Grammar (A) 2.30pm
TEAM: U11 B&C Boys Hockey
VENUE: Wisbech, PE13 1RH
DATE: Wed 26th Jan
COACHES: Mr Sinnott & Mr Mayhew
CHANGE: Morning Break
LUNCH: Early -12.15 pm
START TIME: 2.30 pm
FINISH TIME: 5.00 pm
B Team: Elias H-B, Matthew H, Arthur R, Austin S, Wilf H-S, Rupert, Charles
C Team: Ted J, Raul P, Josh L, William S, William C, Fergus V, Charlie T, Toby W
NOTES: Blue games kit, mouthguard and shin pads essential. Skins recommended. Hooded sweatshirt and tracksuits to travel in. Snack after game. Spectators welcome - face masks compulsory indoors.
The B team travelled away to Wisbech in high spirits looking forward to their first Hockey match of the term. The boys started strongly against Wisbech in a tight game. Wisbech had possession for the majority of the first half meaning St Hugh’s spent the majority of the half defending.The whole team defended the Wisbech attacks with Elias making multiple saves to keep the score level. The defence could only last so long however as Wisbech scored their first goal towards the end of the first half and then quickly made it two before the half time whistle. The second half saw a more attacking St Hughs’s team with Rupert, Fregus and A-J leading strong attacks. As we grew into the game, this left spaces behind which Wisbech exploited twice making the final score 4-0. Well done to all the boys who worked tirelessly throughout the match and showed great determination despite the score line.
For the C team, this was their very first game of hockey and they should be commended for their efforts throughout the game. In the first half, everyone from both teams tended to migrate to the ball and then dribble through everyone, a tactic that was unsuccessful for both sides. By the break, Wisbech had scored one breakaway goal but, for the rest of the time, play was restricted to a small area. In the second half however, as they started to get used to the game, everyone started to spread out more and try to get the ball down the wings rather than through the middle. The game became much more fast moving as a result. Though we eventually lost, the boys will have learnt a lot from the experience and will hopefully make more use of the space from the start next time.