U11A Girls’ Hockey v Oakham (H), 2.30pm
Team: U11A Hockey
Venue: Home - Astro
Date: Wed 22nd Sep
Coaches: Mrs Felton & Mr Mayhew
Change: 1.50pm, SH Changing Rooms
Lunch Time: Normal
Start Time: 2.30pm
Estimated Return/Finish Time: 4.00pm
Team: Amelia F (Captain), Sophie T, Angelina B, Florence L, Mahreen H, Peyton B, Ailsa F , Millie B, Jemima (GK), Poppy (GK)
Blue games kit, water bottle essential.
Hot match tea served after fixture. Players dismissed outside Pavilion approx 4.00pm.
Spectators welcome - refreshments in Pavilion from 2.45pm. Gates open at 2.15pm.
Result: Win 7-0
St Hugh’s faced Oakham for their first match of the season on Wednesday afternoon. The girls were delighted to be back on the pitch after what seems to have been an eternity! The team started well and took an early lead in the first quarter, going on to score a further two goals after ten minutes. As the game progressed, we started to use the space on the larger pitch and there were some great phases of play, particularly when we used our wingers! Although relatively new to short corners, the team responded quickly to the umpire and demonstrated good awareness both defensively and on the attack. It was impressive to see us score from a short and the girls should be pleased with their performance. In training we have spent some time looking at the importance of post players and it was great to have five goal scorers - Ailsa F, Sophie T, Angelina B, Florence L and Millie B. Defensively, we put in some great tackles but there is still work to be done on distributing the ball on the counter-attack. Poppy and Jemima had their first match in goal and though they did not have a lot of pressure they showed good movement and communication with their defenders. Well done to all players for a pleasing first performance. We look forward to developing our game before our next match against Highfields.