Shrewsbury School

U14 girls' hockey team - still unbeaten this season

Friday 17 October 2014

The U14 girls’ hockey team remain unbeaten this season, after a 2-0 win against a strong Moreton Hall side on Wednesday.  The squad were confident going into the match, having recorded stunning results to date: played 6, won 6, goals for 40, goals against 3.

However, we knew this would be a tough game against strong opposition, so had to play well from the start.  Shrewsbury did just that and spent the majority of the first half in attack.  A goal came quite early on from a strong drive into the D, Phoebe Wasdell scoring. 
Shrewsbury continued to dominate the first half, with a number of short corners being awarded that just fell short of scoring.  We did convert one of the short corners just before half time, but unfortunately the umpire had already blown for another Moreton infringement, leading to another short corner which this time we were unable to covert. 

In the second half, Shrewsbury took their foot off the gas a little and allowed Moreton into the game.  There was some excellent end to end hockey played, despite the weather taking a turn for the worse and rain beating down on the pitch and players.  Shrewsbury remained strong though, keeping a clean sheet, and a break from Daisy McMullen led to Lizzie Ware scoring our second goal. 

A fantastic team effort and great result against a strong Moreton side.  This gives us huge confidence going into the county tournament next week, though we are a depleted and weakened team due to it falling during half term.
NJB

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