Boys' Hockey - King's Canterbury
Date: Wednesday 25 January 2012
U14 vs Kingís Canterbury
This was always going to be a tough opening fixture against a side that had already played 3 matches and boasting one South England schoolboy. Despite this, the boys competed well in the first half with sweeper James Austin marshalling the defence and keeper George Boucher proving to be in fine form. A narrow deficit at half time was unfortunately expanded upon in the second half after two quick fire goals from the King's starlet. As Finn Hunt began to exert some authority in midfield, St. Edmund's enjoyed a positive period with the hardworking pair of Tom Symons and Will Fellows making life difficult for the King's defence. As legs tired two further goals were conceded but all in all this was a positive start, from a team whom I am sure will continue to improve as the season progresses.
U15 vs Kingís Canterbury
This was a very close, very exciting match from start to finish. St Edmundís pulled themselves back from being behind twice and should have probably converted one of their chances in the final minutes. Both teams showed lots of promise with quick passing, good movement and stick skills. Kingís played with more width and St Edmundís had the edge in the midfield. A fascinating encounter punctuated with excellent finishes. Our first was a far post flick into the top corner by James Plumbly-Broughton after a flowing move and the second, an expert drag-flick from the commanding Tom Phillis. All of the team should be proud of their performances and this match bodes well for both sides this season.
Final score 2-2.