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Year 7 Hockey Tournament Report

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On Tuesday 8th March, the Year 7 hockey team travelled to Lady Lumley’s School to participate in the annual Year 7, seven a side hockey tournament.
The format was for each school to play all the teams entered. In the first two games the girls were extremely unlucky not to win.  Both Malton and Lady Lumley’s struggled to get the ball out of their own half as the team pressed the opposition high up the pitch.  Sadly both games ended 0-0, but on a positive note plenty of chances were being created.
Surely in their third game, luck would be on our side!
The next opponents were Caedmon College Whitby.  The game started in a similar fashion with Connie Bradwell-Moore setting the tone with some fierce tackling and determined running.This provided the catalyst for the other players as it was not long before Olivia Procter scored the opening goal.  Suddenly confidence and self belief was running high, and it was not long before the second goal followed.  The end result was a 4-0 victory.
Next came Ryedale A team who were also undefeated.  The game started at a frenetic pace, but Ryedale dominated the opening exchanges and somehow managed to squeeze the ball between two defenders and the goalkeeper to make it 1-0.
Determined to bounce back the girls took the game to Ryedale and created several chances and had their share of short corners, but sadly they were unable to capitalise on their positive play.  The game ended 1-0.  The final opponents were Ryedale B team.  Not dwelling on the previous game the team once again played some excellent hockey and it was not long before they were rewarded with a goal.  Great pressure followed and after several chances we scored again and the final result was 2-0.
The team finished 3rd overall even though they had lost just one game.  However there were some excellent performances on the day and to only concede one goal throughout the whole tournament showed just how well the team played.  Women of the match were Connie Bradwell-Moore for excellent tackling and determined running and Olivia Procter who scored 5 goals!
Mr Coates
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