The U10s played their third match v Wellingborough on 12th March. We have watched both sides improve enormously since our first game against this team in September. Much has been gained from playing this talented Wellingborough side, who have been coached very well. It is also a treat to go and play on their huge pitches where both teams are able to strike the ball hard and use the space for long passes.
Stoneygate had previously beaten Wellingborough twice but both matches were evenly matched and the scores close.
As the weather was beautiful (we had a blizzard last time we met!) we decided to play three periods of 12mins, giving us time for all eleven Stoneygate girls to play. Everyone played well! Some played their best hockey all season! Rebecca and Megan shared the GK duties and both kicked well. Jess, Annabelle and Beattie were in defence and Emily played well in defence and midfield. Our midfield players, Bea (Capt.), Ilona, Jasmine were moving well between defence and attack and fought for everything and Izzy made threatening surges towards goal.
The score this time was 2-2, a very fair result from this fast and entertaining game. Excellent play by both teams. Both Stoneygate goals were scored in the middle third, by Captain Bea and Jasmine, two well struck hits.
Special mentions go to Ilona, at right midfield, who had her most impressive game so far this season. Wow! Also to Annabelle for her well timed tackling of the ball in defence, often saving an attack by the opposition.
Player of the day goes to Emily for playing well in midfield and then coping with a switch to defence where she denied attacks from the Wellingborough forwards on several occasions, excellent.
Mrs S. Frisby