U11’s Match Report: 7th January 2017

U11’s Match Report: 7th January 2017

King’s Lynn Home Tournament

Kings Lynn U11's 7th January 2017On Saturday 7th January 2017, King’s Lynn Roller Hockey club hosted the latest Eastern Counties under 11’s tournament of the season at Lynnsport. The hosts played four games throughout the day, two of which were friendlies.

The young Lynn side got off to a good start in their first game against Cottenham. Working as a team and passing well they won the game 4-2. Scarlett Castle defended the Lynn goal in a strong manner to deny the opposition and both Alfie Poppy and Billy Davey dominated the attacking side of the game grabbing two goals each.

They entered their next game against Letchworth with confidence.  Imogen Senter, Poppy Cooper and Thomas Ess held a strong defence, with an outstanding performance from Alfie Poppy scoring an amazing eight goals after being supported well by Alex Holford going forward.

The third game of the day got off to bit of a shaky start and resulted in the team being 3 – 2 down at half time.  However sheer determination and great team spirit saw the team take control of the game in the second half pulling it back beating the ECU 3 team 6 – 3.

In the team’s fourth and final nail-biting game of the day they played ECU 1.  The team started to show their tiredness from the three other games in the day and found themselves two goals down going into the break. In the second half the team stepped up with Nancy Rutty demonstrating great support for Alfie Poppy to set up for his final goal of the day. Lacey Vincent defended her goal exceptionally conceding no further goals in this half despite relentless attacks from strong opposition. Unfortunately the team lost 2 – 1.

Overall a successful day for the young Lynn side who are improving game on game. With the league looking very tight, the second half of the season is going to be an exciting one for all involved.

Thanks to all the helpers and timekeepers for their support during the day.

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