U9A at Beeston Hockey Tournament
The U9As travelled to Beeston Hall for an afternoon of tournament hockey. Their first match was against Gresham’s Prep and after chances for both teams, the match ended in a 0-0 draw. Next LPS@TH played Magdalene House, resulting once more in a scoreless draw.
In the third match against Norwich School, LPS@TH worked hard and improved their performance from the two previous matches. An early disallowed goal for LPS@TH saw Norwich School counterattack and beat Oliver in goal. LPS@TH kept their heads up and with strong play by Reuben in the middle managed to equalise. Excellent defending by Finley, Raffy and Ethan kept the pressure off Oliver in goal, who made some excellent saves in the second part of the match. The match ended with a 1-1 draw.
The last match was Beeston Hall. Theo and Archie played well down the left and once again Reuben played well in the centre. LPS@TH came close to scoring when Thomas won the ball on the right side, but forward Brett was unable to convert the chance into a goal. Unfortunately for LPS@TH Beeston scored a goal which led them to win the match.
The team finished third out of five, with the highlight being the draw against the eventual winner, Norwich School. Well done to all the boys involved who took away valuable match experience and pointers to work on for future matches.
Team: Oliver W, Reuben B, Finley W, Raffy P, Ethan B, Thomas H, Brett W, Archie S, Theo C
U9B at Beeston Hockey Tournament
The U9Bs took on a strong Gresham’s side. The boys tried hard but found their Gresham’s counterparts in fine form and we lost 0-3. We then played Beeston and, thanks to strong play from Henry and George, scored 3 goals. With Jack, Sam and Ralph playing well at the back we kept them out to win 3-0. Next up was Glebe and despite trying hard and creating a few chances we just couldn’t score. Glebe scored two quick goals near the end, making it 2-0.
The last game against Norwich was a thriller, with both sides playing attacking hockey and creating chances. Harry made a couple of great saves to keep it goalless, until 30 seconds from the end when Norwich scored the winner, which meant that we finished 4th overall. Henry was awarded Player of the B Tournament for his strong play.
It was a great afternoon of Hockey with all the boys improving their skills and game-play throughout the afternoon.
Team. Harry L, Logan , Zain E, Jack J, Henry D, George S, Oliver G, Ralph N, Sam T,