U13A&B Boys’ Hockey v Oakham (A) 2.30pm
Venue: Away, Oakham, LE15 6QL
Coach: Mr Goodhand
Start Time: 14:30
Return Time: 17:30
Note: A and B teams and positions still TBA.
Notes: Change 1st Break. Early Lunch 12:15. Depart: 12:45. Location: Lower Astro. Bring a water bottle & coat & hat.
The U13 Boy's A hockey team travelled to Oakham to play their U12As. The weather was poor, but things started positively as we scored first after 3 minutes as Jack pushed the ball home for his first goal of the season. Oakham replied immediately and then again after 11 minutes and they got a third from a short corner after it was struck hard after 17 minutes.
We still felt positive at half time and thought that we could see a way back into the game by defending more as a unit as well as spreading out more and playing the simpler passes to a teammate.
After 4 minutes of the 2nd half Oakham scored and this was repeated a minute later. We then started to show better possession and movement and did not concede for 6 minutes as Toby was starting to dominate his defence. At this point we swapped Louis who was up front for George in defence. During the last 10 minutes we only conceded one more goal so we are starting to understand where we play best as a team. The final score was 7-1 to Oakham.
Next week we welcome Worksop College to us and look for a better performance.