Romsey U16 Girls played Trojans on Mothers day at HCS . Push back was 10.00am so it was an early start  for all.

Trojans came out the blocks very fast and controlled the first five minutes of play with some assured passing ,this produced their first opening and a fiercely hit shot that made Alice D react quickly to save high to her left and push the ball to safety . Trojans continued to probe and Romsey’s defense marshaled by Mollie O had to be strong .

Romsey soon got on the ball  and Hannah L made two Strong runs down the left  which gave Romsey confidence to really take up the attack .

It was not long before good work down the right from Ella M with the ball finding its way to Zoe H who set Up Robyn C for Romsey’s first goal . Before you could blink Romsey were two up with 2nd goal for Robyn C. Romsey’s midfield were starting to dominate with great control and passing from Carla H and Sarah M.

Georgia S came on as Sub after 15 minutes and in the space of 10 minutes had a hand in 3 goals . One was a calm finish inside the D from a cross the other was after some great control at the edge of the D before a ferocious shot into the corner of the goal and then an assist for Zoe H so she could score her first of the day .

After 25 Minutes Romsey were 5-0 up after some of the most attacking Hockey played all season . The Second half started with the same scoreline and Romsey were soon back on the attack with good passing and movement down the right from Jess G .

Sophie L read the play brilliantly , making an interception in the Trojans half she then drove  forward before pulling a pass back for Zoe H to finish with aplomb , this was starting to become a rout .

Goal number 7 soon came and again Sophie L was the provider for Sarah M to finish smartly .  This brought a response from Trojans and Romsey’s defence had to be on guard bringing great tackles from Antonia L , Emily P and Isabel T , However two good moves from Trojans produced two good goals .

Romsey was not finished yet and more great work in Midfield from Clara H got Romsey on the attack again with another goal for Zoe H after a goal line scramble . Romsey’s 9th goal was from a short corner which Anna R stopped from going out and pulled the cross back For Robyn C to score her 3rd Goal of the match .

Romsey went hunting for number 10 which came with only minutes to go , Jess G made a super run down the right , sending in a fierce cross which was pushed over the Line by Robyn C to make it 10 !

Final score Romsey 10 Trojans 2 . A fantastic team performance !

Player of the match – Clara H , a great all round performance .

 

Romsey U16 girls played the New Forest on Sunday in a league match . The weather was bracing to say the least …..

Push back was at 1.30pm with beautiful blue skies but a bitter wind . New Forest made a strong start and dominated the ball for the first five minutes . Romsey soon found their feet , Robyn C started to put some good passes together (including a great ariel )to Sophie L and Zoe H up front which resulted in a couple of half chances .

Romsey had to be wary as the New Forest had a strong line up and were soon back on the attack  despite good defensive work from Emily P , Emily W and Antonia L ,  Alice D had to make a string of important saves to keep Romsey in the match .

Romsey started to move the ball wide and both Jess G and Phoebe M drove deep into the New Forest half on more than one occasion  tipping the balance of play back into Romsey’s favour . It was not long before one these break outs on the right found its way to Zoe H who burst into the D and slid the ball across for Phoebe M to calmly finish on the back post , 1-0 to Romsey!

New Forest were in Shock for a period and Romsey came again , Phoebe M was stretching their defence at will …..Short corner to Romsey ! Robyn C injected to Zoe H who took the ball into the D then slotted it back to Robyn C to strike the second goal !

This was the wake up New Forest needed , straight from the re -start they were on the attack. With only ten minutes of the half left the New Forest pressure told and they scored two quick goals to leave the match tied 2-2 at half time.

The second half started and both teams were after the win ,Romsey were creating chance after chance with great work on the wings from Jess G and Phoebe M .  One chance fell To Anna R who got free only to see her shot blocked , Zoe H had another shot narrowly go wide . 

The game became stretched and the midfield duo of Mollie O and Clara H were working end to end to cut off the New forest renewed attacks . The match was in the last couple of minutes and Antonia L made two fantastic last gasp tackles but the New Forest team kept coming and with the final move of the match they came down the right and squared a great ball into the D for their forward to score !

New Forest supporters and players were ecstatic, the final whistle went,  Final score New Forest 3 Romsey 2 . 

A tough end to a great match to watch , well played and fantastic effort Romsey .

Player of the match – Phoebe M , fantastic wing play .

Romsey under 16 girls headed off to the Isle of Wight on Sunday 14th of January for a cup and league double header .The team went by mini bus kindly loaned by King Edward School.

The atmosphere was great and we all enjoyed the crossing especially the breakfast !

Push back was at 11.30am and the IOW made a fast start and were pressing Romsey  from the first minute , They had several early chances and before long slotted one in to take the lead .

Romsey were under strength but all the girls were working hard and  were able to force a succession of short corners , the second one ending with Zoe Henderson finding Liz Field to slot the ball home for the equlaliser .

Romsey midfield were working  hard with great running from Sophie Lawson and Ella Manger , however the IOW kept coming and the Romsey defence had to be at is best with great individual work from Molly Oakley and Antonia Luckhurst to keep the opposition out .

After good battling from Jess Grout and Clara Hackett Romsey found themselves back on the attack and were able to force an error from the IOW resulting in another short corner .  Liz Field injected and Zoe Henderson shot into the top left corner to take the lead.

Even though Romsey had the lead they could not settle it was end to end stuff , the IOW kept pressing and just before half time drew level.

The second half continued in the same fashion with end to end action , the IOW were awarded a penalty but Alice Dyer remained calm and made a great save  at the other end Zoe Henderson went on a great solo run and hit the post .

Disaster struck with ten minutes  to go ,the IOW scored to lead 3-2 . Romsey now poured forward with attackers Hannah Loran and Jess Whetren working hard .  A great piece of skill by Anna Roberts put Romsey on the attack again , even defenders Emily Procter and Molly Oakley were striding forward to help Romsey in attack.

Unfortunately Romsey ran out of time and the final whistle went and the IOW had won 3-2 .

Despite all the running the cup run was over , time to concentrate on the league as they say !

Player of the match was Sophie Lawson after a tireless display in midfield which took her end to end !

Romsey under 16 girls third league match of the season was at Basingstoke on the 5th of November .

The weather was bright with a distinct chill in the air as the match started . Romsey made a solid start albeit without any fireworks .

Basingstoke were defending very well under sustained Romsey pressure but Romsey could not turn this pressure into goals . In fact Basingstoke’s tactic of the long ball counter attack from defence almost caught Romsey out on a couple of occasions  if it were not for strong tackling and awareness from Emily Wann and Antionia Luckhurst

As the half wore on the Romsey midfield started to dominate with Sarah Macleod and Clara Hackett playing well. Finally the deadlock was broken with a smart move down the right hand side by Ella Manger allowing Zoe Henderson to break into the D and pull a cross back for Bobs Cooper to rocket the ball into the back of the net !

It was not long before Romsey attacked again from the left hand side , Liz Field beat her opponent and sent a ball into the D which fell for Jess Whetren to finish smartly.

The half time score was 2-0 to Romsey but Basingstoke were not out of it , two attacks early in the second half brought a good stop from Romsey Keeper Alice Dyer and a second one that hit the post .

Coach Dave Miles rang the changes bringing Jess Grout on to bolster the midfield and Hannah Loran to help in attack . This seemed to work as Sarah Macleod and her midfield unit were starting to control the game and put a long diagonal ball through to Sophie Lawson , who had made a great run and got the ball with just the keeper to beat and she slotted the ball calmly into the corner of the net !

The opposition were now rattled , Romsey came again in quick succession scoring two goals, one from Bobs Cooper with another assist from Zoe Henderson and one for Zoe herself after a sparkler of a pass from Jess Whetren.

Romsey were in total control now , moving the ball nicely from defence with a good interception from Anna Roberts and lay off to Phoebe Moriarty-Palios who pushed the ball forward , Romsey were on the attack again .

 Basingstoke gave away a penalty with 10 minutes to go which gave Bobs Cooper her chance to secure another hatrick , she duly did and moments later grabbed her fourth of the game to make the final score a thoroughly deserved 7-0 to Romsey .

Player of the match went to Sarah Macleod after another strong midfield performance . Well done to all the girls , another great performance  keeping the winning start to the season going .

October has seen Romsey Under 16 girls continue where they left off in September with two convincing wins .

END TO END !

Their first match on the 1st of October was at home to Southampton in the league . The away team had a strong start with keeper Alice Dyer called into action making a splendid sliding save plus several others to keep the opposition out . Inevitably Southampton scored a  goal which stunned Romsey into action and it was not long before Zoe Henderson after a strong run and neat finish bought Romsey level .

It remained 1:1  for most of the first half with both teams defending extremely well , so much so Alex Orak fractured her finger in a strong tackle and was forced to come off and be replaced .   In the last few minutes of the half it was end to end action seeing Southampton go 2:1 up before Bobs made it 2:2 with a fine finish .

The second half saw Romsey  take control immediately  and Zoe Henderson got her second goal within a minute of the re-start . You could see the team grow in confidence and they started to boss the game with fine passing and movement in midfield leading to Phoebe Moriarty -Palios  calming slotting the ball past the Southampton keeper from the left hand side of the D .

The remainder of the half saw more end to end action but Romsey were clinical with their finishing seeing Sophie Lawson net from close range and Bobs complete her second hatrick of the season .

The final score to a thrilling match was 7-2 to Romsey  , well played to both teams for such an entertaining match!

SUNSHINE CUP SUCCESS !

The 8th of October saw Romsey under 16 Girls take on a strong New Forest Side in the first round of The Hampshire Cup in Lymington .

Both teams had strong support and all were enjoying the glorious weather with temperatures peaking at 20 degrees !

Romsey came out of the blocks very quickly and had wave after wave of attacks with Jess Grout and Ella Manger linking up well with atackers Zoe Henderson and Hannah Loran , however  the New forest defence was very strong .

New Forest soon came into the game and put the Romsey defence under pressure but they responded with great tackles from Emily Proctor , Emily Wann and good distribution down the line from Liz Field soon had Romsey on the front foot again .

It was not long before Zoe Henderson broke free  on the right and closed in on goal to score with a low hard shot into the corner .

However it remained 1:0 until half time and the New forest defence was being very stubborn .

Into the second half Romsey kept pressing forward looking for the all important second goal which soon came after a nice move down the left putting Pheobe Moriarty – Palios in the clear and she calmly put the ball in the right hand corner of the goal to put Romsey 2:0 in the lead .

Romsey were now in control with Sarah MacLeod and Clara Hackett running the midfield , more goals followed one from Zoe Henderson and with an inspired substitution Jess Whetran came on up front for Zoe and scored with her first touch and still had time for another one to make the final score Romsey 5 New forest 0 .

The player of the match as chosen by the opposition much to everyone’s approval was Sarah MacLeod after a great midfield performance .

A super team effort now sees Romsey go into the second round of the Hampshire Cup !

Romsey under 16 girls travelled to Fleet & Ewshot on Sunday the 17th of September, their first game of the new season .

Romsey arrived with a strong squad which soon showed as Zoe Henderson scored early on taking the ball past two defenders before a confident finish.

Minutes later Zoe was at it again passing players and putting a cross in for Sophie Lawson to finish with aplomb . It was not long before Bobs Cooper and Hannah Loran got in on the  act scoring convincingly . 

After 20 mins Romsey were 5 nil ahead and the defence marshalled by Emily Wann had not given Fleet any attempts on goal.

A further number of  goals followed in the second half including an expertly taken penalty by Sarah McLeod. Fleet had tried to rally and hit the post but solid defending from Antonia Luckhurst , Alex Orak , Emily Procter and Keeper Alice Dyer denied the opposition a goal!

As the game entered the final phase The Romsey midfield were running the show and great passing  from Georgina Scott , Ella Manger , Liz Field and Phoebe Moriarty-Palios got Romsey up the pitch quickly which saw Zoe Henderson, Sarah McLeod, and Sophie Lawson complete their hatricks!

With the clock running down Bobs was back on the pitch determined to get her hatrick which she duly did with a cool finish . Hannah popped in her second goal of the day in after reading play well , and at the final whistle it was a resounding 14-0 win for Romsey .

A fantastic team performance all round , well done girls !

Romsey U16 Girls turned out on Sunday morning for their final National Cup group stage game knowing that only a win against local rivals Trojans would do to ensure they qualified for the next phase of the competition after their first disappointing loss of the season to Bournemouth last weekend, They would also have to do so without Captain Abbie James who had been in fantastic form all season but was unavailable due to National lacrosse duty.Coach Dave Miles laid out the game plan in the pre-game huddle and emphasized the fact that only a win will do. Romsey started the stronger pressuring Trojans high up the pitch and winning an early short corner leading to Bobs Cooper scoring the opening goal with a tidy flick after the ball was slipped left by Zoe Henderson, the lead was short lived with Trojans hitting back within a few minutes with a short corner of their own, Trojans center forward showing some fantastic skills to beat 2 players and the goalie and finish into an empty net, Trojans then took the lead with another fantastic solo effort by the same player this time beating 5 players and then the goalie to give Trojans a 2-1 lead. This seemed to wake Romsey up though who then really started to apply pressure to Trojans all over the pitch leading to numerous chances on goal and short corners, but some resolute defending and goalkeeping by the Trojans back line ensured that Romsey had to wait till very late in the half to receive the reward for the constant attacking pressure when Zoe Henderson beat a defender and broke into the circle slipping the ball square passed the goalie and Sophie Lawson finishing at the back post from a tight angle, 2-2 half time.

The half time team talk led to a change in tactics by Coach Miles and the Romsey Girls came out firing on all cylinders following the new game plan perfectly with a flurry of attacking pressure from both wings as the trio of Jenny Pimley, Zoe Henderson and Sophie Lawson run riot with numerous attempts on goal but once again The Trojans back line defended excellently clearing their lines on each occasion until Zoe Henderson broke free down the right and drove the ball into the circle and forced a good save by the Trojans goalie but Sarah MacLeod picked up the rebound at the top of the circle and thumped the ball home for Romsey to take the lead. Romsey continued their attacking pressure whilst Stand in Captain Sheila Forbes and Gigi Hebert doubled up and made the skillful Trojans forward life a misery shutting her out the game, Romsey scored a fourth after a lovely solo run from Sophie Lawson down the left lead to a lovely square pass eliminating the goalie for Jenny Pimley to finish from close range at the back post, the scoring was finished off after Zoe Henderson once again made amazing drive down the right wing beating two players driving the base-line and pulled the ball back for Bobs Cooper to place the ball in the bottom corner to make the final score 5-2.

Coach Dave Miles was thrilled with the result and the way in which the girls conducted themselves and stuck to the game plan, The win means Romsey finish 2nd in the table behind Bournemouth and qualify for the U16 National Cup regional playoffs to be played on March 12th against the other teams that qualified from the South West Clusters.  

The U16 boys lost their first league match of the season 3-1 on Sunday, a score line that was a little unfair given the balance of play although Romsey did not play well enough to win.

Salisbury started strongly and the defence marshalled by the returning Alex Mills kept strong and repelled wave of attacks allowing Romsey to come into the game and take the lead through Ben Davidson.

The second half was very much in reverse to the first as Romsey started strongly but could not convert a number of chances allowing Salisbury back into the game and despite the heroics of Captain Hal Cross in goal, the precise nature of Salisbury’s attacks and their clinical finishing meant they ran out easy winners

 

Running Out Of TimeThe weekly seniors’ training sessions are well under way and have been running for the last 3 weeks.

  • Men – Tuesdays 20:00 to 22:00
  • Ladies – Thursdays 20:00 to 21:30

Please note U16s and U18s are welcome at the above sessions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get back into the rhythm… there is only a few weeks before the first matches.

Full training schedule here.

Romsey U16 Girls (1) vs (1) Winchester U16 Girls

Scorer: Williams

Romsey played their penultimate league match of the season at Winchester on Sunday.

Romsey took the lead after 12 minutes with a superb run down the wing by Emily Williams who then drove into the D and fired the ball past the keeper and into the back of the net.

Both teams made several attempts at goal in a very competitive first half with Winchester levelling the score just before half time.

The second half continued in the same vein with both sides producing numerous attacks and both defences holding firm.

Romsey were awarded a penalty corner 10 minutes from time which narrowly skimmed past the post.

The match finished 1-1, again a terrific team display from Romsey.

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