Maidstone Junior Team Roundup
Tunbridge Wells, Holcombe, Gore Court, Ashford
|Date||Sunday 16th October|
First Round of Matches
The first round of junior matches this season have now been completed and it was a positive start for the girls, but some work to do for the boys.
U10's played their first triangular tournament against Tun Wells and Holcombe, unfortunately losing all games, but the squad showed good improvement through the day, and the final game was very close. Great effort by all involved. A big thanks to Wendy Emery and Julie Wood for taking team out.
U12 Boys also played against Holcombe and T Wells, losing all 3 games but again improvement through the day particularly the last game where Holcombe won 1v0 with a break away goal.
U12 Girls won all of their matches against Tun Wells and Holcombe at South Park. Coach Lee Slater confirmed it was a great all round effort, with all the girls contributing to the sucess. A big thanks to Mike Chapman for his umpiring and ensuring a smooth running tournamant
U14 boys hosted Gore Court, but lost 4 v 0. The game saw a much improved performace from the boys, who kept a quick Gore Court side at bay until 20 mins from end of the match, when the midfield started to run out of puff. Daniel Bristow gave a man of the match performance at centre back, and great work down both wings Ben Hartnell and Will Bourdillion, always meant the game was end to end.
U16 Girls started their campaign with a 1 v 0 win against Tun Wells. With 3 no shows it looked bleak for Maidstone, but after agreement with T Wells, 2 of the U14 boys were allowed to play, meaning we were only 1 player down. The girls with Zach Stiff and Max Robson gave a superb performance and played some really great hockey. Annys and Olivia Fearon gave outstanding performance's in midfield as Maidstone controlled most of the game. It was only when the fatigue of being a player short kicked in that Sarah Ward in goal was called into action. Harriet Day who was a constant threat on the wing scored Maidstone's winner with 5 minutes to go.
U16 boys, lost a thrilling and physical game against Ashford 2 v 1. All the boys contributed to a great team performance, and coach Jimmy Christmas was very pleased with the effort and commitment from everyone. David Thompson scored Maidstone's goal from a slick short corner routine.