With two U.8s in their squad, the U.10 Boys travelled to Broxbourne on Sunday morning, to play in the Herts County Tournament.
In their opening game, they played the hosts & in a very close contest both teams had chances. Unfortunately, the only goal of the game came when when a ball rolled gently over the Letchworth goal line, during a goal mouth scramble, to give Broxbourne a 1-0 victory.
It was a different story in their second match, when they faced St Albans. The goals flowed and Letchworth were convincing 6-0 winners, with goals scored by captain James scoot (2), Addison Scott (2), Leo McKenna, & George Watt. The team played some good flowing hockey, taking full advantage of their superior speed and skill.
In their third game they came up against Hertford, who have won this competitiion in the past. Fatigue was starting to set in, allowing an older and stronger team to exploit the midfield. Seven goals were conceded but Letchworth did score a consolation goal through Addison Scott.
A hard fought "local Derby" with Blueharts, in their last match, resulted in a frustrating 0-0 draw. Blueharts were saved by their 'keeper on a number of occasions and a final minute run on goal, by Letchworth's James Scoot, was stopped with a scything smash to the knee from a beaten defender. A sure foul was lost in the shriek of the final whistle!
SQUAD: ELIJA PEARCE (GK); JAMES SCOOT (CAPT); LEO GRAVATT; LEO McKENNA; TOBY WADE; GEORGE WATT; MORGAN RANDALL & ADDISON SCOTT.
The boys should be very proud of these results, in most cases against older & physically stronger players, and their effort & enthusiasm is to be applauded. Unfortunately, their regular coach Matthew Scott was not available to coach the team on the day but they were more than ably managed & supported by Richard Pearce & Phil Scoot. Many thanks to them & congratulations to all those boys who took part.
An U.18 Mixed team competed in the Bedford Tournament, also on Sunday. Missing some of their higher ranked team players, they acquitted themselves well. They lost one & won one in their pool games but then lost both their play-off matches.
Many thanks to Gary & Connor Pond for umpiring & managing the team on the day.
Updated 13:28 - 22 Mar 2017 by Rowena Wehrmann