21 January 2020

The U16s played in the County Championship on Friday. With games coming thick and fast the team grouped together and managed some pleasing results against some tough opposition.

At the weekend the block fixture was against St Edward’s. The 2nd XI had the privilege of playing St Edward’s 1st XI and the 3rd XI played their 2nd XI. With tightly fought matches we managed to sneak a win in the 3rd XI game.

The U16 teams had a tough couple of games, competing all the way through but the U16As couldn’t take their chances and lost 3-1. They played some good hockey but couldn’t quite get over the line. The U16 Bs had their first run out and training session this week after exams, and a brand new side came together very well to perform commendably in their first fixture.

The U15 A’s, match report below:

“Abingdon started slow which resulted in us finding ourselves 1-0 down early into the first half from a well worked goal from St Edward’s. We bounced back strongly and soon Max found Josh with a long through pass and Josh battled with the keeper to tuck it home. However we could not hold on and shortly before half time St Edward’s made 2-1. After half time Abingdon had many chances that we could not take and we looked vulnerable to counter attacks. We won a short corner and with the help of a clever routine between Rory and Sam we made it 2-2. Full of belief, Abingdon looked far the better side and were unlucky not to win the game.”

The U15 Bs were leading 1-0 until the last 2 minutes and due to a slight lack of concentration ended up losing 2-1. Again a better performance than last week; they need to keep on building to make sure they play through the full 60 minutes.

The U15C’s match report below:

“The U15C team played St Edward’s at the weekend, it was a thrilling game with plenty of chances that we couldn’t take. Henry Channon broke through the defences within the early stages of the game. Our defence managed to hold out for a long time but failed at a quick short corner by the opposition to draw the game.”

The stand out results came from our U14 blocks. The A team triumphed to a 14-0 win, with some scintillating hockey. The U14 B team won 3-1, and the U14C team won 4-0.

Overall a very promising block and we look forward to the 1st XI cup game on Monday vs RHS High Wycombe, U13s vs New College on Wednesday and the U13s’ County Cup on Friday.

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