Match Reports: Wednesday 14 March 2018 - Amesbury School
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U10C Amesbury vs U10C Felton Fleet
It was a brisk Wednesday afternoon when the mighty U10C hockey team traveled to Charterhouse. The game was fought with great pride and hard work from the boys and with this they managed to come out on top with a 1-0 victory.

Report by
Mr Stephens


U10A’s hockey v Feltonfleet

Score: Amesbury 2 v 1 Feltonfleet

For the penultimate game of the season the boys had a windy afternoon at Charterhouse venturing out to face Feltonfleet. The opening exchanges were a cagey affair with both teams aware of the others strengths. The boys defended hard with a superb save helping the boys keep a clean sheet in the first half. In the second half as both teams grew into the match it was Amesbury who started to dominate. The boys simplified their game, attacked wider and pushed up as a collective. It wasn’t long before the boys won a short corner. With clinical accuracy the boys fired a ball into the man on the post who delicately flicked it in. A great goal. With the wind in their sails the boys went back out and continued the good work. Another short corner was awarded, a different play planned for this one. They fired it into a pivot player who passed it on the someone else to finish leaving the defence lost and confused. With a minute to go, credit to Feltonfleet, they had on long range effort and took it will great control. The game finished 2-1. It was a great spectacle for all who observed. The attitude, humility and accuracy was excellent.

Report by: Mr O’Reilly


Amesbury U10 Red Team (U10 A & B mixed) v Longacre U11 B

Won 3 – 1

Players Player: Maia

Lady of the Match: Elsie

Amesbury U10 Green Team (U10 A & B mixed) v Longacre U11 B

Players Player: Isobel W

Lady of the Match: Tallulah & Iona

Won 3-0

This was a triangular match against Longacre with Amesbury U10 A & B team mixing to allow for a fairer match. Both the Amesbury Red and Green team dominated their matches against Longacre with the centre midfield players passing wide to the wingers who dribbled the ball many times down the right and left side of the pitch crossing the ball into the D for some excellent goals. The Amesbury defenders were very strong and the Longacre team only had one shot on goal in which they scored.

Miss Godet


U11 A Hockey v Longacre
Score: 9-5 lost
Lady of the match: Ruby
Players player: Jasmine

The U11 A girls hockey team worked really hard in their match today. Today’s match was a tough one, although the girls tried their best and never gave up. The girls worked well together as a team despite Longacre scoring quickly. Clara and Charlotte worked hard, clearing the ball from the D, marking their players and continuing to put pressure on Longacre. Jasmine, Katie and Lyla were determined and worked well together putting pressure on Longacre’s defence line up which resulted in a Amesbury scoring some great goals. The girls in the midfield positions Ruby and Millie didn’t stop running the ball up the pitch and then helping in defence. They were passing strong and wide which enabled Amesbury to use the whole pitch. The second half was much closer where the U11 A’s scores 3 and Longacre scored 4. Alice kept her head up in goals and communicated well with our defenders. Amesbury were determined and didn’t give up, they were hungry for the ball and worked really well as a team. Great work girls!

Miss Phillips

U11 B Hockey v Longacre
Score: 3-1 won
Lady of the match: Lissie
Players player: Alice

The U11 B team played a great game today. The girls adapted well to the smaller pitch and worked really well as a team. Emily and Anna were great at moving the ball up the pitch and giving the girls up front the opportunities to score. Alice and Lucy were attacking brilliantly and scored some great goals. In the second half the girls continued to put pressure on Longacre and worked together to score yet another great goal bringing the score the 3 excellent goals. Lissie and Flora defended strong with their sticks down. They worked hard to clear the ball wide. Camilla saved some excellent goals and was encouraging the team the whole match. Well done girls, what a great match you played today!

Miss Phillips


U11 B v Feltonfleet

The Under 11B team took on Feltonfleet on the astro up at Charterhouse on Wednesday afternoon and just edged the encounter 1-0. The match was well contested, but with few clear-cut chances to score. We had the best of it, though, managing one or two good build-ups after playing the ball through the space out wide. One such attack resulted in a well-directed shot which was blocked before being bundled over the line in by Charlie following up. We had to defend fairly doggedly late on and perhaps made the job more difficult than it needed to be by playing the ball straight back to the opposition instead of clearing into the space out wide. However, in spite of this slight assistance, Feltonfleet were not able to put our goal under much pressure and we held out for a safe win in the end. Well done to you all!

Mr Lawrence


1st and 2nds Hockey vs Duke of Kent

1sts Won 5-0

2nds won 3-0

1sts players: Gracie and Emily B

1sts Lady: Georgie

2nds Player: Sammy

2nds Lady: Isabella

This was the last hockey match of the term for the 1sts and 2nds and so they were raring to go. Duke of Kent could only field one team and so they played a match against our 1sts and then a second match against our 2nds.

The 1sts started quickly, scoring a goal within the first minute. Some lovely interplay between the mid field and forward line meant that the ball was moved swiftly up the pitch. This created a number of opportunities to get shots away. The Duke of Kent keeper made some excellent saves to limit the score line, however the shots coming in were accurate and powerful, leaving the score 4-0 at half time.

In the halftime team talk the girls were asked to chose a different position to that of the one they were just playing. The girls adapted quickly to their new roles and continued to pass and move well. Understandably the girls were not as confident in their new positions and so only 1 goal was scored in the second half, making the final score 5-0.

Next up were the 2nds. The girls picked up where the 1sts left off, again scoring in the first couple of minutes of the game. This match was a much closer affair with some exciting end to end hockey. Some great saves from our keeper ensured that we kept a clean sheet and some strong clearances from the defence created attacking chances of our own. Some excellent movement from the midfield and some early passing resulted in 2 very well worked goals in the 1st half.

The second half was much the same as the first, close, but with Amesbury dominating possession. Amesbury had several short corners but found them difficult to convert. Amesbury scored late on in the match to make the score line a comfortable 3-0.

Overall, it was a fantastic final afternoon of matches for the 1sts and 2nds to top off a successful term of hockey. Well done.

Miss Toynton.


U11 C – Hockey vs Feltonfleet

W 1-0

The boys arrived at the astro at Charterhouse to play their penultimate match of the season. Whilst dry, there was a cold wind blowing across the pitch. The first half was a well fought affair, with the ball moving back and forth over the length of the pitch, a couple of good saves by the keepers of both teams kept the score at 0-0 at half time.

In the second half Amesbury dominated possession and started to move the ball around the pitch and as the final whistle was about to sound, they managed to move the ball around the opposition keeper. Final score 1-0.

Mr Randall


U11 A – Hockey vs Feltonfleet

D 1-1

Having watched their peers play three excellent hockey matches, the U11 a’s were keen to get on to the pitch and show what they could do. The match got off to a fast start, the team moving the ball confidently arounf the pitch and it was not long before Amesbury put the ball towards the goal and an excellent deflection off an Amesbury stick, saw the ball into the back of the net. After some more even play Feltonfleet got a goal back on the stroke of half time, leaving it at 1-1.

In the second half, despite some excellent play and some good shots on target in the D, the score remained at 1-1.

Mr Randall


3rd XI v Feltonfleet Hockey 

Won 6-3

This was an exciting match wherein we conceded a goal in the first 5 seconds but then played well to score three goals before conceding again with the last play of the half. Early in the 2nd half Feltonfleet equalised although later it seems the goal may have been disallowed; however, your correspondent thought it had been given, so 3-3 with all to play for. Amesbury played some astute tactics constantly probing down the opposing left flank and this worked well with three goals coming from forays down the right being followed with crosses which were turned in by forwards attacking space from the left. Hopefully, the team will remember to use the whole width of the pitch with the wide players getting right out to the side-line to create easier angles for the passer and space to attack in what is often a crowded midfield.

Well played, everyone!

Mr Hamilton


U11D Amesbury Hockey vs Feltonfleet U11D


On a crisp yet at times sunny Wednesday afternoon, we played Feltonfleet at Charterhouse. The rush of playing back to back matches meant we had a limited preparation time before the start of the match. None the less we quickly settled into our stride and produced a fine display of hockey. All players worked on keeping their sticks on the floor. This enabled us to regain possession with ease and counter attack quickly. Some well taken goals by Raff meant that the team came away with a fine victory.

Mr A. Alesbrook


U9A Amesbury Hockey vs Edgeborough U9A

Lost 6 v 4

A great afternoon weather-wise for a game of hockey. The large attacking D meant that shooting from distance could result in goals. We showed good resilience when going down to some well worked Edgeborough goals. Two quick goals at the start of the second half enabled us to level the score at 4 v 4. However a couple of late goals by Edgeborough meant we lost 6 v 4. Areas to keep working on are holding our positions in midfield in order to pass outwide.

Mr A. Alesbrook

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