U8’s unbeaten at Andover Tournament
For the final tournament of the season, held at Andover on Sunday 25th April, the U8’s put out a strong squad and were undefeated in their six matches. The early morning rain had stopped by the time play got under way and the whole team played determinedly against opposition from Salisbury, Andover and Southampton. James Baxter, Giles Hocking and Sophie Saunders led most of the attacks and were fed by some impressive passing out of midfield and solid defending. The team won 3 and drew 3, and finished the season on a high note. It was pleasing to see the real progress in teamwork and tactics since the start of the season.
Most of this team will be making the transition up to U10’s next season and we look forward to them honing their skills and achieving more good results. Thank-you as ever to the long suffering parents for all their encouragement and support.
Enjoy the summer break and watch out for announcements about the resumption of hockey in September.