First match in Vixens social league

Posted by Terri Davey on 19 November 2019

Our first match in this informal league was played on Sunday 17 November at Badminton School against Westberries. We had a mixture of Back to Hockey players and juniors to make up the squad. Westberries had a couple of very useful adult players who had good stick work and skills.

It took us a while to get into the game and for players to understand their positioning but it was a very even game between the two 25s. Meg held the midfield together well and worked really hard to link the defence and attack. Charli organised the defence and Holly had a couple of good runs on the right. We managed to get the ball into their circle on a couple of occasions in the first half but we mainly defended and managed to keep the score to 0-0 at half time.

A few positional changes were made at half time and Tabitha came into the midfield which strengthened the left. We continued to work very hard but were beaten on a break by Westberries and from a goalmouth scramble when we couldn’t clear the ball out of the circle. With the score at 0-2 we continued to put some good passes together towards the end of the game but the opposition's defence was solid and we couldn’t quite get through.

This was a good start by the squad and with a couple more games together we’ll improve.

The next games are on 1st December against Bristol and West Jaspers at Badminton at 11.30am and 8th December against Bath Buccs in Bath.

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