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U12 Girls go to first competition

By Andrew Wishart

Girls learn the hard way, but do well!

This triangle was going to test our U12 girls in their resilience and resolve as the opposition were, on paper, nothing to be scoffed at. 4 matches were to be played against Tunbridge Wells Wolves, Folkestone B and both teams from Canterbury.

9 girls turned out for the club, which was brilliant to see, and all played to the best of their ability showing flashes of outstanding play and dogged determination. A special mention must go to Libby, our GK, who made some absolutely class saves with the score line of some games not reflecting how amazing and fearless she was. The girls played well as a unit and gave as good as they got against teams who train and play together a lot more than SV.

Canterbury A vs SV 0-0
An excellent end to end game where both sides had lots of opportunities but keepers and steadfast defenders kept the goals out. This was a brilliant display of U12 hockey and an enjoyable game for all to watch
T Wells Wolves vs SV 1-0
An early goal from the oppo meant SV were initially on the back foot. The girls fought hard but, sadly, none of their attempts made the back of the net. Another good game with lovely passes and end-to-end action ... should have been a draw!
Canterbury B v SV 4-1
The score really doesn’t reflect the game in any way. The score was 0-0 for the majority of the game but once a certain member of the opposition got her aim adjusted there was no stopping her every time her team mates passed her the ball. At 4-0 down it would have been easy for our SV girls to give up. It is a credit to their strength and character that they continued to battle and were rewarded by a goal which developed from passes between Hannah, Olivia and Caitlin resulting in Anna scoring – it was a great goal! Unfortunately the 12 minutes were up too soon to be able to fight back any more
Folkestone A vs SV 1-1
Again an early goal meant SV were on the back foot for the first half of the game but the girls battled on. A couple of tactical substitutions at the start of the second half allowed Caitlin to score in a goal face battle.

The girls were an absolute joy to be with and were willing to listen to advice from myself and Rob. The teams they played had 4-0 and 5-0 wins against others that day so they did incredibly well to keep the games as close as they did and finish 4th out of the 7 teams – bring on the next Triangle on December 3rd!

Updated 20:34 - 29 Jan 2018 by Andrew Wishart

Where next?

U12 Girls enjoy Goals galore! U12 girls team had an outstanding triangular to start 2018!
U12 Girls have a great weekend ! U12's go unbeaten on a cold December Sunday !! :)


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