King's St Alban's

13 September

Weekly Sports Round-Up 13.09.19

Boys’ Rugby

U11A v Berkhampstead

This was a tough but encouraging game for the boys.  Facing a team of big, physical boys with some pace, this was always going to be a game of dogged defence and the boys showed great character, determination and bravery in putting in a complete 40 minute ‘shift.’  With ball in hand, Rupert, James and George looked dangerous and Max’s tackle count was particularly impressive.  The work we had done on line speed and defensive patterns was very much in evidence and the team is definitely making progress.  Berkhampstead deserved a 4-0 victory but there is much to be encouraged about for this hard-working team

Mr Chapman.

Girls’ Hockey

U11 A&B Hockey v Hawford and Bromsgrove

This was a testing start to the hockey season for the girls but I was pleased with the gritty performance they all put in through the afternoon. Both teams showed some progress and the A teams defence was excellent in the Bromsgrove game with both Arabella and Phoebe M constantly tackling in the circle. Molly also made some goal saving tackles in the B team against Hawford. Both of our GK’s, Lily and Larissa, had to work hard and both made some excellent saves. Piper, Ruby and Harriet were exhausted by the end of the afternoon as they played for both teams. I came away proud of all the girls for the determined and committed attitude they showed through all the matches.

Jo Clark

U10 A and B hockey v Bromsgrove and King’s Hawford

There was some excellent teamwork shown on Wednesday afternoon with our U10 fixtures against Bromsgrove and King’s Hawford. The U10As drew 1-1 against Hawford and were unlucky not to win. They worked well as a team pushing the ball into our attacking D but couldn’t quite finish it. They lost 0-1 to Bromsgrove and for future games need to remember to run back and get behind the ball when defending. The U10Bs played Bromsgrove twice as Hawford didn’t have a second team. They played well and certainly improved their game in the second match, however focus was an issue at times and the girls need to remember to be strong when tackling and to follow the ball out. They lost 0-2 and 0-1. These first matches were a good start to the season and the girls can now improve upon their performances. Well done!