4th March, 2019
Another busy week of hockey kicked off on Tuesday, with three block fixtures against Fettes College. The U14 boys started the busy week with the home fixture. We had a big squad of players again, with a number of boys trying the sport for the first time. There were some much improved performances, and Max scored an excellent equaliser in the first half. In a tight second half, Fettes eventually scored the decisive goal to win 2-1.
The U15 boys travelled away, and put on a great first half display to blitz the opposition early on. Oscar and Glen (3) made it 4-0 before half time. In the second half, we tried to work on a few things and gained some good experience, despite not adding to the goals. The 1XI played Fettes 2XI and, despite playing some good hockey, were undone by two breakaway goals in the second half, 2-0.
This was great preparation for the Aspire Plate Semi Final game at home to Harris Academy on Thursday afternoon. Despite a slow start, when we found ourselves 1-0, our midfield three, consisting of Max , Alex and Magnus, worked tirelessly to get us back into the game. Max and Owain scored two goals in response as we led at half time. Fred made some timely saves in the second half to keep us ahead, and as the oppposition tired, Owain and Alex finished off some slick counter attacks to end the game 4-1 winners. We now go through to the Finals Day in Glasgow, which will be an excellent experience for the group.
The U15 team finished off a hugely successful term this year, with a 1-1 draw at home to Stewart’s Melville College. We dominated the game for large parts but never scored the crucial second goal after Glen had finished off a super team move to give us a 1-0 lead. After losing to Glenalmond in the Cup last term, this team has played seven games, winning six, scoring 22 goals, conceding two goals and winning the Scottish Junior Boys Plate with their win against Edinburgh Academy. Well done boys!