Ladies 6th Team vs Hornets (Home (L) L 3-7)
This week the 6s had several players having to play out of their normal comfort zone, but took to the field of play determined to enjoy the sunny afternoon. As the score line may hint to, the opposition proved to be well organised and experienced; their physicality catching some of the magpies’ team off-guard at times. The defence of Marie Davy, Sandra Elliner, Louise Davy and Elena Flatt worked exceptionally hard against a barrage of attack ensuring Hornets didn’t have it all their own way. Impressively, despite the increasing scoreline, the 6s showed their character throughout, what’s important for the 6s is that everyone gets to play hockey on a Saturday and everyone enjoys it, all players offered to play out of position with no question. Our thanks go also to our young goalkeepers Katie Davy and Imogen Flatt who were both completely happy to warm each other up and share half a game each – both keepers made fabulous saves during the game.
Buoyed by the excellent encouragement on the side-line from Captain Gillian Stokes, Magpies worked hard to find some passing rhythm to try and break down the long balls constantly played by Hornets. Treacle Griffin was pivotal in midfield with excellently timed tackles and interceptions enabling magpies to finally penetrate the Hornets well packed D. Victoria Spouncer had an excellent game, combining well with Krystal Jenkins whom it was great to see again on a Magpies pitch.
Annie Lancaster, Jane Collins and Flea Perry played well in attack; all three being rewarded a goal for their sterling efforts.
As is the Magpies spirit the Sixes will pick themselves up again ready to face Broadlands next week; sadly we will do so without the brilliant Louise Davy. In her time playing for Magpies nothing has ever been too big an ask for Louise, a super role model to all young players. We were pleased to give Louise Man Of The Match today and wish her well with her university studies.