Hockey - 1st VII vs Orwell Park (A)
The end of our undefeated status!! This was a close game against evenly matched teams but Holmwood never really found their stride. Orwell scored early in the game and gained in confidence whilst Holmwood had numerous attempts on goal but were unable to find the target. Orwell scored again before half time due to misjudgements in defence. The second half was much more in Holmwood’s favour with the Orwell goalie having to make numerous saves but despite more accurate passes and attacking runs, the second half remained 0-0. A slightly disappointing game where the girls never really reached the standard of which we have begun to expect.
Final score Holmwood 1 - 2 Orwell Park
Hockey - 2nd VII vs Orwell Park (A)
From the off, Orwell were on the attack. The midfield and defence worked hard, making some great tackles. Lottie L made some fantastic saves. She was assertive, intimidating the attackers, making some amazing saves. We would have lost by a greater amount, if it had not been for her goal keeping skills. Our main problem, was not that Orwell were much different in ability, but that their positional play and desire to win was better and greater. We had no formation, did not space out and did not use the width of the pitch, continually passing through the centre, mainly to the opposition. The ball was not moved from the our defence effectively in order for the mid field or attack to have a chance of making an attack. The girls struggled to adapt to the astro pitch, which is much bigger than on grass, and lacked determination. The final score was 4-0 to Orwell Park. There is lots to work on in training next week.
Girl of the match : Lottie Lfor great goal keeping.