Apologies in not getting this update out sooner i’ve been away with work!?
Anyway – what a great (and long!) tournament we had at Fareham. Really proud to see so many Havant players on the pitch and big thankyou to all the parents, friends and family that cheered on the teams.
Also a massive thankyou to Nick, Woody and Rob for helping out in managing our U10 teams on the day. #teamhavant
For those players that have shirts please wash and return them on Sunday, i’ll leave the kit bag in the dugout.
Reminder to please get your membership profiles and subs paid on the club website.
Nick has also sent through a match report for the U10 B team below , if anyone has photos or pictures you’d like me to post fire them my way (and i promise not to be as slack on the updates next time!).
See you at training,
U10 B Team Fareham Match Report – Nick Crang
With the important business of the team name settled, the “Rock Star Assassins” set about the first game of the day with vigour and purpose. Our strike force peppered Haslemere’s goal with two near misses from Pippa and Noah. In our own goal, Ben’s nerves of steel and precise timing supported by Austin and Raphael’s, rock solid and dependable defensive line shut out the opposition with a clean sheet for a nil-nil draw.
The second game against Petersfield was a real test of character. A couple of early goals went against us but the team battled hard in midfield to create chances at the other end, notably a late link up from a 16 yard hit between Rebecca, Noah and Pippa that so nearly resulted in a goal in the last minute.
Further tough matches against Fareham, Portsmouth and Haslemere sides saw some epic team performances. The end to end hockey was exciting to watch with the midfield working flat out in both attack and defence. Anna and Lauren competed for every ball in the centre of the field and more often than not came away with it. Rebecca and Aishanni provided options on the wings, running hard to stretch our opponents. Finnley worked like a Trojan, winning the ball in crucial positions and putting some threatening crosses in to the opposition circle. Time and again we were denied by the woodwork and the whistle, the ball stubbornly refusing to cross the line. On two occasions we had the ball in the opposition net only to have goals disallowed. The team kept focused throughout and, despite the frustrating run of play, never let heads drop.
For the penultimate match against Portsmouth the outfield players decided to try new positions, showing great confidence and gaining valuable experience and empathy with their team mates. Both Lauren and Finnely picked up knocks toward the end but, ice packs deployed, were soon keen to get back in to the action.
The energetic support from the side lines helped lift the players and everyone played with passion and determination throughout a long, tiring tournament.
Honours were shared for the players’ player of the tournament between Anna and Pippa.