28 January 2020
Week 3 proved a very successful week for the Hockey Club.
The U13s had two midweek fixtures against New College and the County Championships.
Against New College, the U13 As produced their best performance of the season running out 8-1 winners, they really applied what they had been training on in the match and reaped the rewards. The U12 As came together and battled in a tough match, unfortunately they lost 4-2 but the progress in their game play was substantial from last week.
The U13s then played in the County Championships on Friday, with some brilliant grit and flowing counter attacks the team managed to qualify for the Regional Championships, some highlights were the 3-0 win against St Hugh’s and the 7-1 win against Bloxham. A special mention must go to Oliver Veal who scored 4 in one match!
The block fixture of the weekend was against Bloxham. The seniors played superbly at the fortress; ‘Tilsley Park’, all teams running out winners. The 1st XI won 6-2, 2nd XI 2-0 and the 3rd XI 4-0. The highlight of the weekend was getting a 4th XI, this is the first time it has happened and they put on an amazing display, winning 4-0. The U16As got another win under their belt with a 1-0 win, they created so many chances but couldn’t quite find the finishes to see Bloxham off convincingly, but nevertheless another win for them.
The U15 As continued their unbeaten run, drawing 2-2 to a strong Bloxham opposition, and the U15Bs were on the end of a 3-0 beating. The U14 As and Bs continued their excellent start to the season winning 8-1 and 6-0 respectively.
It was great that the U12 Bs won 4-1, with some good performances all round. The U13 Bs had a close encounter, but were hit on the counter attack a few times, leading to a 3-1 loss.
Overall, another great week for the club. This week, we host the U12s County Championships, the 1st XI play their 2nd round national cup game vs Pangbourne, the U14s go to Oxford Hawks for their county tournament and we welcome MCS on Saturday for a block fixture. It is all go, so huge credit to all for their commitment and effort.