Page 117 - Hymerian_2017_18
P. 117

The U14 season was one of improvement. Our first match was away at Silcoates and we played well, showing great team spirit, but unfortunately lost 3-2. We then bounced back and thrashed Ampleforth 7-0. Next was a very close game against a strong Ashville team, in which we were also battling against the horrible weather, eventually losing 3-2. After this match Jacob Hillary
and Robert Thomlinson were lucky enough to play for the second team! The next week we played local rivals Pocklington, beating them fairly comfortably 4-2.
The Under 13A team played some fantastic Hockey against fierce opposition this season. The squad showed great resilience in some tough fixtures, keeping going
to the final whistle. Games against Ashville College and Scarborough College were a reminder of the importance of keeping our shape in defence and the accuracy of our passing. The season finally came together against Worksop College, with Hymers scoring over six goals. The highlight of the season for the boys was the day- long Yorkshire Cup tournament at the University of
The U13B boys’ hockey side had an enjoyable and competitive season. It was extremely encouraging to watch the team grow in terms of their skill, teamwork and enjoyment of the game. They achieved some very good wins during the season, despite encountering
The ‘Beast from the East’ caused a gap in fixtures, and we were not playing to the best of our abilities when we lost against Worksop College and Scarborough College. As a team, we dealt well with the transition from 7-a-side to 11-a-side; half pitch to full pitch. Strong players who were in the B team in Year 8, William Woods, William Ashton and Sebastian Murphy, all helped make a much- improved team. We are optimistic for 2019.
Robert Thomlinson, Year 9
Leeds, where the boys were able to experience eleven- a-side Hockey for the first time, getting to the final, but losing on penalty flicks against Scarborough College.
Overall, the scorecard has not been kind to the team
this season, but what it does not show is the grit and determination of the boys working hard until the final whistle in every game. A bright future is ahead for this group of committed and interested players and, as we play the eleven-a-side game, greater success will be enjoyed.
formidable opposition. They played with tenacity
and character, learning from each game and putting
the lessons into action. All the players in the team showed tremendous improvement in terms of their understanding of the game and their basic hockey skills. I 117
    The U12 boys were able to enjoy school hockey under the tutelage of Mr Fincham. A keen and enthusiastic bunch appreciated the buzzing practices in their droves. For some boys it was their first opportunity to represent the school at sport; for others it was their first foray into hockey. The atmosphere was fantastic and the boys relished the whole experience!
The U12 Yorkshire invitational tournament at QEGS, as ever, proved a real highlight. Several boys stepped up to the plate in this tournament and did the shirt proud. Well done, guys! A great season!

   115   116   117   118   119