Match Report
Saint Ronan's School Girls 4th VII vs  Battle Abbey School
On: Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018
Venue: Away

The 4ths travelled to Horntye Sports Centre, Hastings for an afternoon's hockey with Battle Abbey. BA had a large squad of girls playing our 4ths, so we were able to play 8 aside, and they changed much of their team at the end of each quarter of 10 minutes. All our girls in the 4ths had 40 minutes playing time. The first quarter was very even, with neither team scoring and both teams struggling to adjust to, and utilize, the width of the pitch. We were able to dominate BA's second quarter squad, with Alicia S putting away two splendid goals. Q3 saw BA bring on their strongest players, who used the pitch well and struck the ball assertively. BA created space and used it - they scored 3 goals in a very short space of time. Q4 saw another BA squad, and Dulcie C scored a great goal, so the afternoon finished on a draw. Overall, Chloe L did well in goal, with some great kicking clearances; Emma B, Tess D and Phoebe C were resilient in defence and Matilda E was persistent at CF and made some good runs to get ahead of the ball. Alicia S, Lotty C and Dulcie C worked hard through mid-field but we need to create space there and use the wings more effectively next week. Player of the Match: Matilda E.