25 January 2017
Boys' Hockey U13 1st VII vs Felsted Prep School
Final score Lost 2-1
Finally the boys were able to try out their skills against an opposition. The pace of the game and skillful passing by Felsted was a huge shock to the Holmwood boys in the first half and we were 2-0 down by half time despite some stunning saves by first time goal keeper AJ. The second half saw the boys playing a more mature game with strong defending from Matthew B and several scoring opportunities for Captain Zeeke L. Finally Hamish I managed to sneak the ball past the keeper, affording us a 1-0 win for the second half. A really good first game which highlighted several weak points but showed potential.
Boys' Hockey U13 2nd VII vs Felsted Prep School
Final score Lost 4-1
A tough first match against a fast and skillful team. Felsted scored twice in each half but Oliver S managed to get onto the end of a cross by Matthew C to give us some hope. James N played out of his skin in goal and definitely kept the score in single figures. Robert W Captained with maturity and made numerous defensive interceptions to start the new attacks. A good game against a better side and a valuable introduction to the speed and skill level of astroturf hockey.
Boys' Hockey U13 3rd VII vs Felsted Prep School
Final score Lost 3-1
Lance LR scored the only Holmwood goal in a fairly even contest against Felsted. Holmwood had many breaks for goals but were unable to finish them. Felsted finished theirs which made the difference in the final score.
Holmwood defence with Captain Matthew J, Max D and Ethan W all learned the hard way during a match situation but it was a positive learning experience. Oliver J was excellent in goal and made some exciting saves. Tom C, Sam P, Tom L and Takura D-M all passed well in mid-field but needed to commit a little more at times during attacking situations.
A positive first match of the season. Well done!
Boys' Hockey U13 4th VII vs Felsted Prep School
Final score Won 5-2
Charlie G had a storming match and managed to smash in a hat trick, which was fantastic. Jamie K also had a great match and managed to score 2 exciting goals. Oscar C, Max G (captain) and Elliot W all passed the ball well and each set up some exciting play. Dominic T and Jack G were solid in defence whilst Oliver R saved some fierce shots on goal.
A great win and first match of the season. Well done!