Girls U14 Match Reports

Romsey’s Under 14 girl’s team played Trojans in what was both their last match of the Hampshire League (Division 2) and the semi-final of the Outdoor Hampshire Under 14 Club Cup competition. Before this match, Romsey were second in the Hampshire League.

Trojans confidently gained a 5-0 lead in the first half putting Romsey under sustained pressure. A much more evenly matched second half with some good defending and some confident tackles, but this was not enough to prevent Trojans gaining a further 5 goals throughout the remainder of the match and bringing the final score to 10-0 to Trojans. A disappointing result for Romsey, which means the team will not proceed to the Club Cup final this year. Trojans and Romsey are now drawn as joint second in the Hampshire League – the final outcome won’t be know until the remaining three league matches are played on 17 April. Player of the match was Sophie Lawson.

On the 14th of December, Romsey played Fleet & Ewshot hockey club.
Romsey had first push back however Fleet were quick to gain possession scoring a quick opening goal. Romsey soon woke up, and drove down the middle of the pitch with Grace scoring a goal to level out the score, 1-1. We were quick to score another 3 goals, well worked and put away by Grace and Sophie. Romsey had the majority of the possession, being awarded a few penalty corners and several long corners. Fleet attached hard just before half time and the team did well to keep them out of the goal. The second half started with Fleet scoring a good goal making the score, 4-2. However Romsey battled hard and a good goal scored by Hannah off the post put us comfortably ahead again, 5-2. Two more goals were scored by Grace and Sophie having been well set up by Georgia. Final score 7 – 2.
Overall, a good team performance by Romsey and a good battle from Fleet. Well done girls, a good win to finish with before Christmas.

t was a wet, windy sunday. The girls trekked up to Haslemere and where ready to play. Haslemere had first push back, however Romsey were quick to gain possession, and within a few minutes Hannah scored a good goal of off the post. The second goal followed from Sophie with help from Georgia boosting the girls moral. The play was mainly in Haslemere’s half, Romsey’s defence did a good job to keep them out of our 25. The third goal scored by Phoebe was well worked up the wing and was nicely tucked away in the left corner. The girls had a couple of short corners, however Haslemere did a good job of keeping them out. Although, Sophie scored her second goal from the top of the D, which nicely wrapped up the first 35 minute half. A quick half time brief from Erica, Romsey started the second half with confidence. Haslemere started the second half strongly and got in our D a couple of times. Haslemere had a breakthrough, our defence worked hard to run back however they scored a good goal. This didn’t dampen the girls spirits because the last goal was scored by Sophie and Hannah combining well together. With only 11 players, the girls worked hard to keep possession of the ball and it was a good team effort, with good passes from defence to our forwards who scored the goals. A well deserved 5-1 win for the girls.

A much improved team performance saw Romsey win 5 – 2 against Alton HC. 
Goals for Ella L, Bobs C, Hannah L (2) and own goal. 
Special thanks must go to the U12 girls Alice A and Olivia W who played really well.

  

The girls were slow to start the first third and went 1-0 down to a New Forest short corner. This seemed to stir Romsey into action and they were unlucky not to score from a short corner. Romsey started the second third brightly and were pressing forward but couldn’t find their way through to goal. The midfield battled hard but unfortunately New Forest scored their second goal. The final third was evenly fought with both teams battling hard, however New forest found the back of the goal again. Romsey were unlucky not to score in the final few minutes from open play and then a short corner. 

The Romsey girls Under 14 B team were away to Trojans on Sunday and yet again produced a fearsome performance beating Trojans 0-10. Confirming them winners of the Hampshire Division 2 league. Their unbeaten season has produced an average of over 7 goals a game and only allowing 2 goals into the Romsey net in the entire season.

Meanwhile the Romsey Under 14 A team were confirmed in 2nd place in the Hampshire Division 1 league missing the top spot by 1 point a fantastic result against the best of Hampshire Hockey.

Sunday’s game was a team performance but worthy of special mention was Zoe Henderson who was just brutal in the Trojans goal area either from Short corners or open play, Zoe amassed 5 goals with a performance that Trojans had no answer for.

The other Romsey goals came from, Zayna Salib, Bobs Cooper, Ella Long, Georgia Scott and Phoebe Moriarty-Palios. Through the course of the match Romsey controlled the game with Sarah Macleod, Bobs and Mollie Biddlecombe in midfield skilfully inter-passing and driving the ball forward where Zoe, Georgia and Phoebe were waiting to surge on the Trojans goal. On the few occasions Trojans broke through the strong Romsey middle, defenders Clemmie Gent and Ella soon took control of the ball again and pushed back up the pitch.

A great spectacle of a game to watch rounded of a brilliant season for Romsey Under 14 girls.

Last match of the season for the Romsey Hockey Club Under 14 (A) Girls team. Sophie Lawson scored an early goal for the Romsey U14 girls against Salisbury.  Salisbury soon scored an equaliser they had no goalie and thus an extra player on the pitch, they kept the pressure on Romsey’s defence.  

 

Captain Gigi Hebert , Rebecca Colyer, Sarah Macleod, Becky Williams and Ellen Saunders defended well and Georgie Pugh, Romsey’s goalie, saved the ones that got through.  Good passing up the left hand side by Phoebe Moriarty-Palios, Georgia Scott and Sophie kept pressure on the Salisbury defence and a good push forward by Izzy Thomas and Alexia Cross resulted in the second goal of the match by Sophie. 

 

A later cross from Iona Howells and then Georgia Scott allowed Jenny Pimley to smash the ball towards the net with Georgia setting a stick to the ball and flicking into the goal. 

 

The second half was closely fought with Romsey having two close shots which narrowly missed the goal. Romsey kept the lead and finished with a well-deserved win of 3:1. The result confirmed the Romsey girls in second place in the Girls Under 14 Hampshire league one. A great result for the season.  

Romsey U14B travelled to Fareham hoping to continue their winning ways. With Gigi Herbert marshalling the defence Romsey began to build pressure on Fareham and Romsey took the lead when a cross from Sheila Forbes was deftly deflected into the goal by Abbie James using her reverse stick.

Fareham’s attacks were stifled by the tireless work of Rebecca Collier, Clemmie Gent and Polly Sandison, and Romsey continued to build momentum with a series of attacks on the Fareham goal. Sophie Lawson was soon rewarded with the first of her two goals following excellent build up play through the midfield.

Fareham continued to try to get back into the game and a momentary lapse in marking enabled them to score on the counter, despite the best efforts of player of the match Nyah Sherwin in goal. Romsey soon established their 2 goal lead with Sophie Lawson scoring her second.

Iona Howells worked hard up front hassling the Fareham defence and finished well firing the ball into the bottom left corner of the Fareham goal to make it 4-1. Fareham won a couple of short corners but these were cleared by Ellen Saunders and further Fareham attacks were broken down by the Romsey defence including some brilliant tackles by Emily Procter.

Romsey cemented their victory with a final goal scored by Iona Howells after Zayne Salib recovered the ball in the midfield.

Final score 5-2 Romsey, another super performance by the team.

Romsey were ruthless on Sunday against a less experienced Andover. The first half saw Romsey putting immense pressure on the Andover defence ending up with 5-0 by half time. Poller carved through multiple Andover players and ended up with 4 goals for her efforts. Williams worked hard all game taking the ball up the wing and delivering it to the eager Romsey attackers. Salib and Lawson showed great movement in the Andover D to outsmart the defenders and both were rewarded with a goal apiece.

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Cool, effective stick work and thoughtful play were the order of the day from Henderson and James who both controlled the game feeding the ball around the field to the rest of the team and both were rewarded with a brace of gaols.

The second half started with some more aggressive attacking for Andover who mounted some good attacks from their young but skilled forwards, but the Romsey defence led by Hebert and Alavi was rock solid never really allowing the door open to the Romsey goal.

At the final whistle a 10- 0 win for Romsey was deserved, a great start to the season.

A tough match in driving rain produced a 6-1 win for the Romsey girls at home on Sunday. Both teams fought hard in hideous conditions but the hockey was great to watch excellent skills and both teams play produced a game that was closer than the score shows. The finishing from Romsey was most probable the main difference with Alexia Cross getting her first hat trick for the club. Basingstoke broke through the Romsey defence once in the first half but a valiant save by Roma Creedon saved the day, again a lovely team move by the away side produced their only goal in the second half. Romsey had some great individual play from Isobel Brown, Jenny Pimley and Sheila Forbes who also scored. Rebecca Williams and Charlotte Dibden found the back of the net as well as giving 100% throughout the game. Well done Romsey.

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