Success at Witham Hall U9 Hockey Tournament

29 Nov 2017

U9A Team

Witham  2 – 0  Barlborough
Witham  1 – 0  Bedford Girls School
Witham  4 – 0  Stamford JS
Witham  3 – 0  Witham U9B (semi-final)
Witham  1 – 1  Kimbolton (final)

            Penalty Shuffles
            Witham  3 – 2  Kimbolton

At the end of a very busy fixture week for the U9 girls, the Year 4 girls (plus two Year 3s), did incredibly well to perform so fantastically! Georgia, Chiara, Katie S and Rosie all scored goals throughout the day, showing resilience when under pressure in the ‘D’. Millie, Imogen,Scarlett and Matilda all did very well both in defence and midfield, making strong and clean tackles and passing the ball out wide.

The final was very close with a 1-1 draw at full time, followed by a 0-0 draw after 5 minutes golden goal time. We had run out of steam and were making mistakes. Luckily Witham managed to hold their nerve through the pressure of Penalty Shuffles and won 3-2. Well done U9A team on being crowned tournament winners!

U9B Team

Witham  1 – 1  Bedford Modern U9A
Witham  2 – 1  Laxton JS U9A
Witham  0 – 2  Kimbolton U9A
Witham  0 – 3  Witham Hall U9A (semi-final)
Witham  0 – 1  Bedford Girls School U9A (3rd/4th play-off)

Witham U9B team enjoyed their Tournament experience last Saturday at the Witham Hall event. In the group stages they played matches against Bedford Modern (1-1); Laxton JS (2-1) and Kimbolton (0-2). This set of results were good enough to place the team 2nd in their group and through to the play off for 1st – 4th place. This was indeed excellent as the matches were all against other schools A teams. Highlights were the goals – scored by Jemima and Maddie; the great clearances from Olivia; the fierce tackling from Katie; the work-rate of Eloise; the attacking play from Elizabeth and Hetti and the common sense and understanding of Flora.

It was the semi-finals next and the girls faced the Witham A team who they lost to, 0-3. In the 3rd/4th play off the girls kept up their fine standard of play and challenged Bedford Girls’ School right up to the final whistle. In fact, it was a draw at that stage and the game then went to a ‘golden goal’. Unfortunately, the girls narrowly lost out and came 4th overall. Nevertheless, a great effort. Well done!