The boy’s hockey team travelled the short distance to Edenvilla for their first competitive outing of the year. The boys went into the tournament full of convidence and were well prepared and determined to do well.
This confidence and determination was clearly evident throughout the whole tournament with the boys winning their group comfortably. With excellent pace and passing the boys won all their matches in the group scoring an impressive 15 goals in three games and conceding 0.
They continued this excellent form into the semi final. They played Abercorn (Banbridge) and ended up comfortable 3-0 winners.
The boys had been thinking about this all afternoon, finally it was here, the final. Hardy stood in the way as they did last year. The match started with the boys playing excellent hockey but they just couldn’t find the opening. Shot after shot saved by the excellent Hardy keeper. The first half finished a cagey 0-0, however the boys were still confident they could find the winner.
The second half started just as the first had ended, Bocombra on top. There was a scare though when the Hardy striker broke away from the defence and only for a terrific save from Riley, our goalkeeper, Bocombra would have conceded their first goal of the tournament. The boys responded quickly and finally made all their attacking count when they scored their first. The second and third followed and the boys finished the game comfortable winners again.
A brilliant result for a brilliant team effort. Every player played their part and followed the game plan excellently. Well done to all the boys involved and I have no doubt more silverware will follow. Watch this space!
The team; Riley Marney; Ben Thompson; Harry Taylor; Josh Osborne (C); Danny Guy; Charlie Taylor; Oscar Eakin; Max Nicholson; Ethan Annett.
Special mention to our two P5s who played on Tuesday, Charlie and Riley who made their debuts for the A team. Additionally I would like to thank all our supporters who cheered the boys on all afternoon.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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