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Sports Report - Mixed hockey tournament

Tonight we hosted the first mixed hockey tournament of the year with yr9/10/1 1 boys/girls from Chilton/ Haygrove/Brymore and  yr 12/13 Bridgwater & Taunton college students  playing a series of short matches. 

The Chilton squad was thrown straight into a game v the college. A little worried about playing the older students the team were defence-focussed for a while but then with Toby Knight, Morgan Edwards and the introduction of speedy Darshan the Chilton squad put pressure on the College defenders. The college students showed their strength passing around the width of the pitch and capitalised on loose marking in the D. Charlotte Halley in goal saved many shots instinctively but was unable to stop unmarked college students scoring x2 in the last 5 mins.  

The second game v Brymore boys was an end to end open game Slyvian and Jess both went so close to scoring only to be thwarted by an on form Brymore keeper. Peter Brind  threaded the ball through to Alice Pittey in classic hockey style, Xena and Eva tackled strongly and George made good space.All spoiling the Brymore attacking play. Charlotte again  pulled off several amazing saves but Brymore scored when the team were a little slow to react at a free hit . 

The final game v Haygrove again saw good attacking moves and more confident marking. Lucy Steele and Morgan Edwards with Tiffany onajaife were strong in the midfield but Haygrove's speed and strength paid dividends with Haygrove scoring from a penalty corner. A great save by Charlotte was quickly pounced on by a  Haygrove attacker as the Chilton defenders congratulated Charlotte!

A good start to the mixed hockey season but all accepted more practice together was needed!!! 

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