Sils hold their own against strong opposition
U10s show great promise with 2 draws and a narrow defeat
2 draws, 2 clean sheets, 2 goalkeepers, 1 narrow defeat. All in all a really good festival for the U10s, many of whom were playing competitive hockey for the first time. With 2 "no shows" from the 10 selected, Sils were unable to have a substitute, meaning that everyone played the full 45 minutes (3 x 15 minute games) v Atherstone, Olton & Leamington.
"OPTA scores" for the team (out of ten)
Libby - 8 - confident in goal, keeping a clean sheet v Atherstone. Made some good saves.
Flo - 8 - strong and reliable defender. Made several key clearances and marked well
Dominic - 8 - solid in central defence and tackled/marked well. Kept a clean sheet v Leamington.
Jess - 9 - shows great promise in midfield, both attacking and defending.
Bethany - 9 - worked very hard and did well in all three games, particularly strong v Leamington
Matthew - 8 - versatile player, defended well v Olton. Had a couple of great shots v Leamington
Caspar - 8 - developing into a good player who can tackle as well as attack.
Alastair - 8 - really good first tournament for this young man. Good spacial awareness and full of running.
Well done everyone. Can't be with you at training next week, so Merry Christmas to you !