Our junior girls travelled to Casterton, Sedbergh School for a hockey fixture. We played four games on the day, with two U11 teams playing, one U10 and one U9 team.
The U11 teams played first with our U11 A team playing against an U12 team. This proved to be a challenging and well fought contest. Both teams attacked well in an end to end game. However, Sedbergh scored first with their playmaker and centre midfield finding some space in the D to score. AKS hit back though with Lucy doing well to beat the last defender and hit a clinical strike in at the near post.
We continued the pressure and Lucy scored again to put us in the lead. Half time was 2-1 to us and the second half continued to be a fast flowing game. Unfortunately though, we could not quite win the match with the Sedbergh centre scoring again from a deflected penalty corner. This was however a good result against older opposition.
In the U11 B team match attack was the name of the game again. We started off strongly in the first half with Patsy and Madison giving us a 2-0 half time lead. The game ebbed and flowed in the second half with three more goals being scored. Luckily we got one of them, another fine goal from Patsy, and we ran out 3-2 winners. This continues what has been a superb season for our B team in not losing a single game.
The AKS U10 team played some fantastic hockey and scored an impressive eight goals in an 8-0 victory. We attacked at will, and their impressive performance all over the pitch. Anna and Jessica worked hard in midfield to break up any Sedbergh attacks. They then played the simple game in supplying the forwards with the opportunities to create and score our goals. Charlotte, Carly and Jessie shared the eight goals between them, linking superbly up front. Lily at sweeper had very little to do but when she was called upon she kept things simple. This performance bodes well for the rest of the season.
Our U9 team were our only team to lose on the day. They played a very strong Sedbergh side and Carrera must be applauded for her excellent goalkeeping. Along with Lisa, who also played well at sweeper, they did well to keep the score down to two Sedbergh goals. On the break we looked dangerous with Zara and Kirtika’s pace and from one of our break-aways Kirtika pulled a goal back to mean we only lost 2-1. Lessons can be learned from this game and it is clear we need to practise harder to improve next time.
On the whole this was a very successful fixture for us and we would like to thank our parents for their support and Sedbergh for their lovely hospitality.