Hockey - 1st & 2nd VIIs vs New Hall (A)

Hockey - 1st & 2nd VIIs vs New Hall (A)

1st VII's

This was a fast paced and very exciting game against our strongest opponents so far. Newhall caught us napping and scored within the first few minutes but Holmwood gradually found their stride and Beth I got her eye in with a tremendous five goals.
Evie D finished off an excellent solo run and Annabel H accurately converted a short corner strike. Newhall managed to score two more goals and had several shots saved by Scarlet G in goal but Holmwood dominated the game with accurate passing and superb team work.

Final Result:  Holmwood 7 - 3 Newhall

2nd VII's

This was such an exciting match. We got off to a terrible start, with New Hall scoring two goals in the first ten minutes. We were very muddled and just seemed to lack energy and drive. We were allowing New Hall to take control. Phoebe R, who normally plays as Centre Forward, switched positions with Issy L, to Right Back in defence . This entirely changed the dynamics of the game. Phoebe R took control of the play from the back, setting up the attacking play with some great hits down the wing to
Hollie H. A couple of brilliant attacks, unfortunately without scoring, seemed to lift the entire team. They started to believe in themselves and fought to score their first goal,  from a set play from the back. The defence were amazing and kept us in the game. Another fantastic attack led to the equaliser before half time; the score was 2-2.

The next half was tense and the girls relentlessly ploughed forward, constantly pressurising the New Hall defence. After numerous attacks we finally scored. The girls held on to the lead, with some nail biting opportunities missed by both teams. It was almost painful to watch !. Lottie L, who hadn't had much to do all second half, made a fantastic save in a one-on-one situation.  It was a great game and once again the girls demonstrated not only their improved hockey skills and play, but great sportsmanship, grit and determination. Well Done !!

Final Result: Holmwood 3 - 2 Newhall

Goal Scorers: Rosie-Kate B

                          Phoebe R

                          Issy L


Man of the match : Phoebe R