Sports Report - Junior Boys Hockey
This fixture allowed both Haygrove and Chilton to try out some new faces, consolidate understanding and build on positional and tactical play. 3 short games were played alongside training activity on the adjacent pitch. A Otley put on the GK kit for the first time and made some excellent saves showing a natural talent in goal. Defenders P Brind, L Otley and T Wheaton demonstrated how much they had improved, confidently using skills to block the haygrove attack and to feed the attacking play.
Find of the tournament was H Hambly who throughout the games got stronger and stronger. His speedy attacking runs coupled with stick skills to outwit the defenders AND clever touches to pass the ball to shooting positions was fantastic. However there were others also notable of a mention!- H Carp/A Higgins/V Marsh were 'clever' and calm players ,being tactically aware and always willing to be in the midst of action. B Cresswell / J Clist and L Jennings provided the hardworking engine of the team always chasing down play and creating openings.
The Haygrove team won the first game 3-0 as the Chilton team found their feet. Then Chilton won 4-0 as changes were made to both teams with the final game in fading light just going Haygrove's way. A good evening and continued learning curve for all involved.