U14 Boys lose to South Berks
By Chris Roberts
They were a good side!
For the first ten minutes or so I thought we were going to cause an upset. Our front six were on top, at least matching the opposition across the pitch, we had three or four good attacks but then they managed to target our newer players in defence and start scoring.
Chloe and Jake showed good promise for the future with some good tackles against their skillful wingers. Oli and Isaac were busy as usual across the pitch with Ant trying to keep them in some sort of shape. Zach and Toby did well in the midfield combining with Aiden and Sean upfront (and Katie once they started passing to her) the skill level was really good, keeping the ball well and beating players. We had good 5 or 6 really good chances during the game with their keeper making a number of good saves to keep us out.
Last mention goes to Sophie, in her first ever game of hockey, put her football skills to good use and stopped the score getting too out of hand with a few goal line clearances, despite never having put a pair of pads in her life.