U10A Hockey v Solihull (A)
Monday 25 September
Blue Coat 7 – 2 Solihull
Most Valued Player:  Storm Henshaw
Scorers: Elspeth Martin (4), Bea Neeson (2) Maya Hart (2)

What a way to start the season! The whole team played with real grit and determination throughout the match. Our first goal came within 4 minutes from Elspeth as the ball was rapidly pushed forward from Storm into her pathway and she smashed it into the net. In the second quarter we completely dominated with our defensive line of Joanne and Kate, linking well with the midfield of Lexie, Bea and Storm. We scored another 4 goals and pinned Solihull back into their own half. In the third quarter, players were challenged to play in different positions and Solihull came back at us and scored 2 goals but this did not deter our girls. The midfield were relentless and kept linking the defence to the attack and we finished off with another 2 goals – one from Maya and one from Elspeth. We could have gone to double figures but the girls were up for the challenges that were set, such as making 4 complete passes before scoring. An amazing start to the season!

MRS BENNETT

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U10B Hockey v Solihull (A)
Monday 25 September
Blue Coat 7 – 3 Solihull
Most Valued Player – Natasha Page

On Monday 25th September, the Year 5B Hockey Team went to Solihull School. Both of the teams won and Player of the Match was Natasha Page. The B team’s strength was being good at getting the ball and driving forward to shoot. The girls had a strong defence and worked well together to score goals. The next match is on Monday 2 October away at Hallfield.

MRS PALMERI

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U11A Hockey v Hallfield (A)
Wednesday 27 September
Hallfield 1 – 0 Blue Coat
Most Valued Player: Skye Henshaw worked very hard at right midfield.

A tough defeat for the U11A team with the first match always being frantic. We really did have the majority of possession and countless circle entries, but didn’t have a finisher.

MR HARRISON

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U11B Hockey v Hallfield (A)
Wednesday 27 September
Hallfield 0 – 1 Blue Coat
Most Valued Player: Sophie Reason demonstrated composure and excellent passing decisions.

This game was evenly balanced, with both teams struggling to make forward connections with each other. In the second half, we continued to put pressure on Hallfield and led to a 3 v 1 in the circle which Sareena Sharma deflected perfectly past the goalkeeper.

MR HARRISON