Success on the Hockey Pitch

23rd May 2016

Year 10 Boys and Girls Hockey Tournament 

Match Reports from Mr Goss 

Girls Competition

The squad (Maya Metcalf, Lauren Ellis, Poppy Chapman, Anna Godwin, Libby Cooper and Sophie Lane) were in high spirits before the first game. In the first couple of minutes Lauren was agonisingly close to opening the scoring. Unfortunately, after a hard fought game they lost 3-1.

They were a little down hearted leading into the second game but after an early goal for Humphreys and some expert tactics brought in by their coach instantly lifted spirits and the Humphries girls began to dominate. The Humphreys girls showed some excellent play in both defence and attack and soon they romped home with a 2-0 win.

It was all to play for in the final game. It was all square in results and goal difference. It was a tense affair however they found themselves drawing 1-1 leading into the final minute but the occasion got a little too tough for the Humphries girls who tried their hardest but ended the game losing 2-1. It was a gallant effort for the girls who had not played together before. However, the silver medal they received soon cheered them up.

Boys Competition

As favourites leading into the tournament the Humphrey's boys (George Godwin, Harry Allen, Sam Williams, Hugo Jessop, Louis Mowbray, Jaimin Metcalf and Ethan King) did not disappoint. They gave a truly dominant display in the first game by a skilful team. Harry ‘goals’ Allen scoring freely and George ‘the puppet master’ Godwin pulling all the strings in midfield. They went on to win 6-2.

The second game was a little tougher and complacency had set in. Beauchamp college looked a tough opposition and started brightly. The free scoring Harry Allen couldn’t find the net and tension begun to rise. As the game went on Humphries began to compose themselves and eventually came out 2-1 winners with Hugo Jessop getting on the score sheet.

After the relief of winning the second game Humphries only needed a draw to clinch gold. It was a cagey start for both teams. Then the unthinkable happened. Humphrey Perkins found themselves 3-0 down. It looked bleak Sam Williams took an injury and had to be replaced. What more could go wrong but then they managed to pull a goal back 3-1. Humphries were back in the game. They pressed forward but a lapse in defence and 4-1. It looked beyond hope, but George Godwin rallied his team and with the support of the crowd managed the comeback of the year and eventually drew the match 4-4 with virtually the last hit of the ball. Humphreys were deserved winners of the gold medals showing skill and heart throughout the tournament.

 


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