U10 ‘A’ EGHA Hockey Tournament at Ardingly

I had the pleasure of taking this team today – what a great bunch!

18 Teams in total 5 in our group to start with.
Game 1 v Brambletye – Won 2-1
Game 2 v Brighton & Hove High – Won 2-1
Game 3 v Hazelwood – Drew 1-1
Game 4 v St Andrews – Drew 1-1
Game 5 v Reigate St Mary’s – Won 2-0

Having not lost a game we all held our breaths to see whether we would get through to the Knock Out Rounds.
Hazelwood & St Andrews were the top 2 teams to go through and so we had one more game to play to see whether we could go into the Plate Competition.
Game 6 v LND – Won 1-0

We were now through to a Round Robin format with 3 teams competing for the Plate.
Game 7 v Brambletye – Won 1-0
Game 8 v Hurst – Drew 0-0
Winners of the Plate!

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A fabulous afternoon of hockey and highly entertaining. I was extremely impressed with our Captain Gabi who absolutely ran her socks off all afternoon. The best centre mid player I have ever seen – attacking and defending for the full 80 minutes of play, awesome Gabi!

Great work from Biba too, who was playing up a year and scored both the goals in the Hazelwood (the eventual tournament winners) and St Andrews games after we went behind in both matches, one of which just squeezed between the post and keeper – excellent! Annabelle (Bubble) contributed massively to the attack and made some great passes into the D, also making great runs up the right wing and tackling well.

Keira, Ava and Zara were strong in defence and cleared the ball well. As the scores show they did a pretty good job! Excellent tackling and clearing out from all 3 girls! Eva was our super sub and came on in several games and played well on the left wing. GK Isabelle grew into the tournament; she made a crucial save in the St Andrews game to deny a winning goal. Well done girls, the future certainly looks very rosy for this team! Double Effort Stars to you all!

Team: Gabi (Capt), Annabelle, Biba, Zara, Keira, Ava, Eva, Isabelle (GK)

Huge thanks to the Mums who came to support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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