Colts and Fillies report 24th November
Under 10 Boys Tournament, Monkstown Hockey Club 24th November 2013
Well done today boys – the Monkstown tournament is always competitive so to come through once more unbeaten is a great achievement. Draws against Monkstown and Railway (we didn’t perhaps play our best against Railway I think we all would agree) and great wins against Skerries and Weston – was overall a great performance.
We were particularly pleased with the following:
1. Passing especially in the middle two games.
2. Some really nice goals and moves.
3. Some of the defending today was really excellent also.
If we were to pick out some things to work on I would select the following and happy to hear your thoughts at training on Friday.
1. How do I get into space when I don’t have the ball?
2. How can I help my team when I don’t have the ball?
3. What do I do when I immediately win back the ball for my team?
Have a think on these points and we will discuss at training on Friday. Well done again and moving on to next tournament.
Devin, Philip, Zach and Simon
U14 1st Year Pink 1 Notre Dame 1
The Pembroke Pinks faced their toughest challenge in the league so far this season in the form of Notre Dame. Pembroke didn’t get off to the greatest start, as concentration seemed to be lacking and this caused some sloppy play at times. Despite this, PW managed to go ahead just before half-time, after a frantic few moments in the D. Five shots were taken and saved by the Notre Dame defence, before an unidentified Pembroke player finally knocked the ball over the line.
At the start of the second-half, the Pinks were 1-0 up with all to play for, but Notre Dame weren’t giving up easily. Positioning was problematic for the Pinks, and eventually an unmarked Notre Dame player slipped through and scored an equaliser. Although the Pinks threatened to score a couple of times, Notre Dame were also determined to remain in the match. Luckily, PW defended well, and got themselves a point for their troubles. Man of the Match goes to Anna for her phenomenal performance in mid-field- she showed absolute determination and exceptional skill through.
Muckross 5 V PWHC 1st Year Purple 2
Goal scorers: Martha McCready (x2)
Great game to watch between 2 physically strong sides! We found ourselves 1 down after 5 mins but super sub Martha McCready came on and received and excellent pass from Amelia who played a stormer, and slotted to be level. Just before half time Muckross hit back with 2 goals against the run of play.
In the second half the passing improved and a quick passing move involving Laura, Lucy and Captain Amy saw another great ball into Martha who put it past the keeper. 3-2. Muckross got a short,to get their fourth and then a last one against the run of play also. We were unlucky to not have won!
Zack Waters, Coach
U16 Red 3 Mt Anville 5
Goal Scorers: Katie Ryan,
Pembroke U16 Red team played Mount Anville in Mount Anville last Saturday. Pembroke got two goals in the first five minutes but unfortunately they were followed by two goals from Mount Anville due to the lack of defensive effort after Pembroke attacks. The first half ended with it being 2-2. Mount Anville came back with a new burst of energy and scored three goals in the first ten minutes of the second half. It was then 5-2. In the last 5 to 10 minutes Pembroke started working hard again and kept the ball up in Mount Anville’s D receiving a number of short corners. Pembroke managed to score one when Katie Ryan pushed it into the goal. Player of the match went to Sophie Hickey who made long runs up the pitch with the ball and put a lot of pressure on Mount Anville’s defence. The match ended 5-3 to Mount Anville and I think Pembroke really learnt from the match that everyone needs to work back and defend as a team.
Coaches: Geoff Garrett, Stella Davis
U16 Red team VS Naas Result 2 – 0
Goal Scorers: Katie Ryan, Claudia McCabe
Our day began by going to Pembroke first to go over last minute tactics. Then we made our way to Naas. We were determined to beat Naas after having to make the hour long drive to play them. We got warmed up and felt ready. The pitch was slippy and it was freezing, but we wanted to win this. Within the first 10 minutes we had 3 short corners, but we didn’t get anything from them. Then we had another in which Katie Ryan belted in. It was 1-0 up at half time. In the second half Naas had a few close goals in our D. but we managed to defend them. Claudia McCabe then scored a great goal. At full time it was 2-0, we were delighted! We’re now through to the quarter finals of our cup and can’t wait to play again! Many thanks to Geoff for making the trip with us and to Simon Watchorn for umpiring.
Hilary McKenna Long
Geoff Garrett, Stella Davis , Coaches
Umpire S Watchorn
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