Match Report
King's College, Taunton Girls-U15B vs  Sherborne Girls
On: Saturday, 14 Oct 2017
Venue: Away

King's visited Sherborne Girls' School this weekend for a hotly anticipated final fixture before the half term break. After watching both U14 games, King's took to the pitch.

The game started with a little bit of nervous energy flying around, and King's had most of there attacking forays via Natascha Looker and Olivia Tingey on either flank. Lucy Crossman was everywhere, as usual, and ably supporting the attack. Marney Davies and Mathilda Siemes were the pillars at the back, trying to direct the players so that Abi Howells had a nicer time of it in goal. Abi performed many splendid stops, but was asked to do too much to keep the opposition from taking the lead. Marie Bukow joined them later on, and did exactly as asked by being first to the ball, without fail. Slick running and movement of the ball up the pitch allowed for a number of visits to the opposition 23m, but a slight lack of awareness and willingness to go for goal meant that none were converted. Half time came about; the score 2-0.

Further changes were made, and along with a few very simple areas to concentrate on, allowed for some rather exemplary hockey to be played by all players across the entire pitch. Attackers were defending, and defenders attacking. Spectators were on the edge of their proverbial seats, and the substitutes eager to rejoin the game. Olivia Tingey and Callie Stead were running the show in the middle, excelling as conduits in attack, and not letting the opposition go when we were hunting the ball. Bianca Lam, Anson Chau and Jenna Craig worked their socks off on the flanks, beginning to understand that the hard work is done off the ball, not on it. Reshma Rao and Daisy Baker were always looking to get into positive attacking positions, and did so on many an occasion. Hannah Schutte has found her niche in centre half - enabling her to run in attack, go hunting for the ball, and shout continually.

The game was called to a halt, and the players of the match were given as Callie Stead and Natascha Looker. All who watched were very impressed with the quality and competitiveness of the game, and how much the team had improved in their game play since the first fixture. Well done to all, and enjoy your recuperation over half term.