This was our first hockey match and therefore we entered the game thinking that our lack of experience would put us at a disadvantage. However the girls put all their energy into the game and despite Hurst being more technical so to speak Copthorne held possession of the ball for most of the match. Our defence was very strong with both Abigail and Gabriella preventing Hurst from reaching the D. Even when Hurst attempted to shoot our goalkeeper Antonia was impregnable. Our forwards really worked hard to keep possession of the ball and as a result both Nia and Charlotte scored. Hannah, Sarena, and Amber set the pace with some excellent passing. Overall Copthorne’s fitness and tenacity spurred them on. It was a fantastic match and it was a good opportunity for the girls to use the skills that they have been practising in an actual match. Well done!