Romsey u10s continued their good start to the season at Bournemouth on Sunday. Romsey established themselves in their first game against Southampton A, confidently winning 2-0 with some great goals from F Allisop and M Chatterley . They continued their good form against Trojans, building great passages of passing across the pitch with midfielders H Field and D Woodgate Jones driving the ball forward to pile the pressure on the trojans back line. Teamwork and determination throughout saw them a 3-0 win with another goal from M Chatterley and a brace from Z Phillips. M Chatterley was on fire against Winchester scoring all the goals in their 4-0 win. Romsey had a tough test against Andover, going one nil down early on. Brilliant defending from T Cowburn and H Tyson as well as some great saves from E Gibson in goal kept Romsey in the game, allowing Romsey to draw level after a great shot from Z Phillips taking them into full time with a 1-1 draw. Despite the frustrating nature of Romseys last game against Southampton B the team played with determination with some great drives forward from T Westmore in midfield, the game ended in a goal-less draw. A great team effort as a result of all their hard work in training.

Sunday saw a lovely sunny tournament at Winchester.

The first match against Trojans 1 was well fought and saw some close marking of players, a lovely run at goal from Milly and confident tackling from Lewie. But although Romsey maintained pressure up in the opposition’s half they ended the match 2-0 to Trojans.

The second match against Andover saw two similarly matched teams fighting for supremacy. Tom W and Tom C made great attempts at goal and defenders Imogen and Tilly worked confidently, tackling with precision. Ellie made a number of vital, confident saves and the end result was 0-0.

A tough match against Bournemouth ended with a score of 3-0 to the opposition, however the next match saw great work midfield by Harriet and tenacious tackling by Toby. Romsey dominated the match and Hannah, Milly and Tom were unlucky not to score, hitting the post several times. The game ended 0-0.

The final match saw Romsey triumph with a 2-1 win against Winchester with excellent goals from Milly and Tom C supported by the rest of the team.  Well done to all!

Great start to the season with U8s unbeaten in Winchester

Anna Ackerman, Oscar Cowburn (2), Camilla Day, Elsie Duncan (1), Clara Fuller, Charlie Gray (3), Caitlin Jupp (1), Sophie Morris, Anna Shepherd.

There was a lot of excitement with the U8s travelling to Winchester for the first mini tournament of the season. With most of the team having represented Romsey over the last season confidence was high going in to the first game against New Forest. Romsey enjoyed the majority of the possession in this game with midfielders Camilla, Clara and Caitlin controlling the midfield well and feeding the ball in to Oscar and Charlie up front. Oscar broke through after another period of possession scoring the first goal, this was followed with 2 goals from Charlie, Romsey winning 3-0.

The next game saw Romsey face Trojans. This game was fiercely contested and saw Romsey’s defence of Elsie and Oscar remaining solid whilst being well tested. Both were up to the task clearing the ball well for midfielders Anna A, Anna S and Sophie to pass on the Romsey’s forward line. As the game progressed Romsey grew in confidence, resulting in in a goal for Charlie. In the final few minutes Caitlin won the ball on the half way line and following a great run scored Romsey’s second, Romsey winning 2-0.

Romsey’s third game was against Bournemouth. This was a fast paced highly competitive end to end game with both teams showing great determination and putting together some lovely passing sequences. Both teams came close to scoring however the deadlock was not broken, final score 0-0. The whole team worked really hard in this game and came off the pitch with big smiles!

Against Southampton Romsey again enjoyed some great periods of possession. Camilla and Clara held great positions in defence with Southampton barely getting a glimpse of the Romsey goal. Anna A and Sophie worked hard in midfield. Following some great Romsey passing in the Southampton ‘D’ Catlin crossed the ball for Oscar to score his second of the day. Following the restart Southampton were unable to clear the ball due to great running and tackling from Charlie, this pressure lead to Elsie popping up to score Romsey’s second. Romsey winning 2-0.

Romsey’s final game was against hosts Winchester. This game proved to be the most exciting, nail biting and frustrating game of the day!! The Romsey team worked really hard keeping and maintaining possession with the ball barely leaving the Winchester ‘D’. Romsey hit the post and saw the ball go centimetres wide on at least 4 occasions. Romsey were really unlucky not to score and the game finished 0-0. Again the team came off the pitch with big smiles having really enjoyed being a part of such an exciting game.

Overall the Team enjoyed a great morning. The hard work put in in training could really be seen, team spirit was also evident and attitude fantastic.

Romsey under 10’s attended their first tournament fielding an all boys team and an all girls team, with a couple of supporting boys to allow for substitutions.

The first game against New Forest B saw a great start for the mainly girls team with Romsey putting the pressure on continually in the attacking half. Some great linking play between Phoebe Lewis and Zoe Phillips saw the attackers pushing forward, resulting in a well executed goal by Harriet Field. Some strong holding play by Lewie Brown and Tom Coltart and some great tackles by Sofia Ballesteros in defence ensured that Romsey won their first game 1-0.
The second game against Trojans was tougher with Romsey’s defence being stretched by the opposition’s strong attacking play. Lucy Walden working hard in midfield couldn’t stop the Trojan’s attackers breaking through in numbers and putting the ball in the back of the goal a total of 4 times. The whole Romsey team continued to work hard together and were unlucky not to get through the Trojan’s defence to close the gap.
Romsey’s third game against New Forest A saw strong support from Theo Cowburn and Tom Westmore in midfield, with Tilly Duncan putting in some solid defensive challenges to keep the scoreline at 0-0 for most of the match. A single goal by New Forest towards the end of the match left the final score 1-0.
The last two games of the tournament saw the girls working extra hard with no substitutes. Some great saves by goalkeeper Ellie Gibson helped keep the girls in the matches and a lot of outfield linking play kept the pressure on the opposition throughout. Romsey were unlucky to lose the penultimate game against Andover to a goal that went in off a defender’s foot but the sheer determination, fantastic teamwork and excellent play by the whole team enabled Romsey to end the tournament with a well deserved and brilliantly fought 0-0 draw against Salisbury.

Romsey boys played their first game against Trojans B. The team started strong, using the wings well and linking together some lovely passes to put pressure on the Trojans attack. Despite good possession and some great shots on goal from Sebastian Wells and Tom Westmore, Trojans managed to sneak a goal on the break just before full time, losing narrowly 0-1. Despite the unlucky result Romsey went into the next game against Trojans A with determination. The game was very defensive but the boys gave the Trojans players no time on the ball, pressuring them well. Great defensive efforts from Tristan Cuff, Lewie Brown and Jack Wormgoor aswell as some superb saves from goalie Joseph Williams kept the score line 0-0 in a well fought match. In the next game against Salisbury the team began to find their form, Theo Cowburn, Henry Allsop and Tom Westmore worked well upfront to pressurise the Salisbury defence, allowing Romsey to soon take the lead with a great goal from Marcus Lake. Romsey soon furthered their lead with another goal from Marcus Lake and a superb goal from a very tight angle from Tom Coltart. In their next game New Forest the team were unlucky to lose 0-2 despite great team work throughout. In their last game Winchester the team continued their good form with a 2-0 win, with goals from Marcus Lake and Sebastian Wells. The Romsey side showed maturity in their teamwork and passing throughout the day, a great team performance.

 

After an early start the U8s had a great day at Bournemouth. It was wonderful to see their team spirit growing and to see training being put into practice on the pitch. 

Team A

 

The team got off to an unlucky start losing just 1-0 against local hosts Bournemouth. Highlights included some great last ditch defending by Hannah Tyson.

 

Game 2 against Trojans proved to be the hardest challenge of the day but despite a 4-0 loss everybody in the team kept playing hard to the end. Charlie Gray deserves special mention after coming back from a hard knock in game 1 to show some outstanding work rate and team play.  

 

By game 3 the team were really starting to change through the gears and started to gel. Salisbury were soundly beaten 4-0 with goals from Milly Chatterley, Hannah Tyson and 2 for Charlie Gray whose celebration was worth the gate fee. Ava Farmer provided the defensive foundation for the victory while in midfield, Evelyn Prefrement, Emma Lake and Anna Shepherd and all made fantastic contributions.  

 

Game 4 against ‘New Forest’ ended in a hard fought 1-1 draw thanks in particular to some great defensive play by Maggie Nicholson and another great goal by Milly Chatterley. 

 

In the final match against Winchester the team continued to work hard and play as a team. But in a dramatic finish they were unlucky to lose to a late goal in the final seconds!

 

Team B

 

Team B had a flying start against Salisbury with Benji Wright scoring the opening goal in the first few minutes. Romsey continued to press with the forwards all working well together. Freddie Allsopp made some great runs forward and was rewarded with a goal. In the latter part of the game Annabel Norman added a further goal and Benji Wright added Romsey’s 4th to secure the win.

 

Game 2 against Bournemouth was a great contest. Bournemouth were quick off the mark and scored early in the game. Romsey were not down hearted and pressed from midfield with Oscar Cowburn tackling and distributing the ball to forwards Camilla Day and Clara Fuller. Towards the end of the game Romsey’s persistence paid off with Freddie con=ming from midfield to equalise.

 

Game 3 was another even encounter. Unfortunately Romsey failed to convert their chances and were caught on the counter by a fast Andover break and conceded the only goal of the game.

 

After game 3 the team had a bit of a break to re fuel on cake. This strategy worked as the team came out raring to go against Winchester in Game 4. Romsey played some great hockey in this game putting together some great passes. The were all calling and as a result put the pressure on early with Freddie scoring the first of his two goals of the game. Goals were then added by Oscar (2) and Benji (2). The game finishing 6-0.

 

Romsey’s final game was against local rivals Trojans. After a quite previous game Sophie Morris and Elsie Duncan concentrated brilliantly clearing any threat posed by the Trojans forwards. With Romsey calling for passes and moving forward Freddie scored the winning goal. After a nail biting final few minutes Romsey held on for the win!

 

The home tournament saw Romsey U10 B team play their first match against Southampton B. A well matched game saw end to end action with some great saves by goalie Joe Williams and some strong, controlled midfield play by Sofia Ballesteros. After going 1-0 down Romsey fought back hard, resulting in a fantastic effort by Sebastian Wells who dribbled around the Southampton defence to score Romsey’s first goal. The game remained 1-0 setting the home team off to a good start.
The second match vs New Forest B was again a fairly even match, with some great attacking runs by Imogen Akerman. Romsey’s continued efforts were rewarded by a second tournament goal for Sebastian Wells which gave Romsey their first win of the tournament. Romsey B’s were straight back on the pitch for their next match against tough opposition, Trojans B’s. Having lost their goalie due to illness, Romsey found themselves 3-0 down quite early on, however they worked hard to fight back, and showed some great linking play and teamwork, resulting in another goal for Sebastian Wells following a well executed pass in the D by Isobel Roberts. Despite strong defensive play by both Lewie Brown and Lucy Walden, Trojans kept piling on the pressure, resulting in a final score of 6-1 to Trojans.
Romsey came out for their 4th game against Winchester B’s with great spirit and determination and showed yet more fantastic teamwork. The team tried a different formation with Toby Fuller playing some great attacking hockey, away from his usual position in defence. The game was hard fought and well matched, but Romsey was unable to find the back of the net. Some fantastic saves by Ellie Gibson, including a goal-line save just as the final whistle blew saw another well deserved draw for the host team.
The final match against Andover B’s saw a great start from Romsey with an early goal by Isobel Roberts. Fantastic linking play between Isobel and Sebastian Wells was rewarded in a second goal of the match for Isobel. Despite conceding a goal, Romsey continued to work hard as a team and this was rewarded in a fourth tournament goal for Sebastian Wells. The final score was Romsey 3, Andover 1, leaving Romsey B’s with a well deserved tournament result of 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.

Romsey U10s hosted their home tournament on Sunday. Romsey A played their first match against Southampton, linking up some beautiful passing in midfield between Marcus Lake and wingers Zoë Phillips and Harriet distributed the ball well up the pitch. Forwards Theo Cowburn and Jack Wormgoor worked hard upfront to earn Romsey an early goal. Romsey continued their great form, stretching the Southampton defence and maintaining their structure, earning themselves a 3-0 win. In their next match against New Forest the team struggled in the opening minutes, conceding several early goals before finding their feet and playing well towards the end of the game. Romsey fought to the finish and were unlucky to lose 4-0. Romsey then faced another tough match against Trojans A, losing 2-0 despite their ongoing determination. In their next match against Winchester Romsey dominated from start to finish, Tom Westmore, Tilly Duncan and Hattie Rogers were superb in defence, denying the opposition any attempt on goal. Romseys persistent pressure on the Winchester defence lead to great goals from Harriet Field, Zoë Phillips, Marcus Lake and Theo Cowburn, taking Romsey into full time with a 4-0 win. Despite taking an early lead in their last match against Andover with a great goal from Marcus Lake, Romsey lost the game 2-1. A great display of teamwork throughout the day to end a great year for the team.

Romsey U8 in Southampton

With lots of players representing Romsey for the first time the U8s were able to field two equally strong teams in Southampton on Sunday. Despite the cold there was an unwavering enthusiasm shown by all players all morning as the last couple of weeks’ training was put into practice successfully on the pitch.

Romsey ‘A’

Romsey U8 A’s all played amazingly at the mini tournament in Southampton on Sunday. They played 5 games in total, winning two (4-2)(2-0) drawing one(0-0) and losing two (2-0)(1-0).

Although positions were swapped throughout the games, giving players the chance to play in several positions, Milly and Freddy were the main goal scorers. Using their team work and dribbling the ball down the pitch into our attacking D and successfully scoring 6 goals altogether.

Maggie, Charlie and Joe were the main defenders making some terrific tackles, saving many possible goals. They worked together to clear the ball away from our defending D up to our attackers.

Ben and Annabel worked really hard all day making sure they supported our defenders, when needed. They were quick to receive the re bound shots, both having several chances at goal and were unlucky not to add to the score.

Romsey ‘B’

Romsey started the tournament very well winning 1-0 in a tough game against Salisbury A, Romsey made good use of space and passed the ball well. The goal came from a pass from George to Benji across the D with support from Evelyn.

Romsey then were unlucky to lose to Trojans A (0-1), Winchester B (0-1) and Trojans C (0-3) as they were very close games with great defence from Oscar and Elise.

In the final game Romsey played amazingly against Bournemouth A using the space to score two goals from Hannah and Milly with lots of support from Clara. The final score was 2-0.

Both teams worked and fought as a team, they all showed great improvement throughout the day, playing with all the width of the pitch, executing some great tackles and passes, and using fantastic stick skills. Well done Romsey U8s!

Romsey A played their first match of the tournament against Trojans B; despite a great team work throughout Romsey were unlucky to concede a few late goals, taking them into full time with a 0-2 loss. The team came out with new found determination against Salisbury, great defensive team work from Lewie Brown, Hattie Knapman and Tilly Duncan denied the opposition any opportunity on goal to keep a clean sheet throughout the game. Despite some inspired attempts at goal from forwards Hartiet Field and Jack Wormgoor, Romsey were unable to find the back of the net. In the next game against Andover, Romsey began to find their form, attacking well and earning themselves a 2-0 victory with goals from Harriet Field and Marcus Lake. In their next against Bournemouth Romsey piled on the pressure with great runs up the wings from Zoë Phillips and Tristan Cuff pushing the team forwards. After an early Bournemouth goal, Marcus Lake equalised with a great strike into the back of the net. In their last match of the day the team faced local rivals Winchester, despite some great saves from goalie Joseph Williams Romsey were unlucky to concede, going into full time with a 0-2 loss. A great team performance throughout the day as a result of all their hard work at training.
The second under 10’s tournament of the season saw Romsey fielding a strong “B” team at the Roger Merry Memorial Tournament at Southampton. The team started the tournament with a strong performance, winning their first match against New Forest B 2-0, with both Tom Coltart and Henry Allsop finding the back of the net. The second game against Trojans C saw some fantastic stick work and passing by the whole team, with Ellie Gibson putting in some strong tackles in midfield and Theo Cowburn passing the ball out well from defence. Unfortunately Romsey were unable to get the ball past the Trojans defence, leaving the scoreline 0-0 at the end of the match.A tough match against Bournemouth A’s again saw some great play by the team and an excellent cross from the right-wing into the D by Sebastian Wells, narrowly missed being put into the goal by Henry Allsop. Great positioning up front by Lucy Waldon kept the pressure up from Romsey, who were unfortunate not to convert any of the opportunities, leaving the match 0-0. The second to last game was against Southampton A’s which saw some fantastic defensive work by Phoebe Lewis and Sophia Ballesteros, keeping the ball away from the goal, and some incredible saves by goalie Joseph Williams, who supported both Romsey teams during the tournament. Romsey were unlucky to lose their final match 2-0 to Andover A’s, but should be incredibly proud of the fantastic teamwork, skills and determination that the whole team displayed throughout the tournament.

Milly Chatterley (1), Oscar Cowburn, Camilla Day, Elsie Duncan, Clara Fuller, Charlie Gray, Caitlin Jupp, Emma Lake, Sophie Morris, Maggie Nicholson, Hannah Tyson.

There was a lot of excitement with the U8s travelling to Winchester for the first mini tournament of the season. With all but two of the squad representing Romsey for the first time Romsey used the first few games to settle. Romsey showed great team spirit and improved each time in closely fought games against Trojans B (0-0), Trojans A (0-2), Bournemouth (0-2) and Salisbury (0-1).

After a break of two games (and refuelling on cake!) Romsey went into 3 back to back games. This enabled Romsey to get used to playing in their positions, grow in confidence and start putting together some good passes.

Romsey defended solidly, moving the ball forward well and were unlucky not to score against Winchester B with the game finishing 0-0. Against Winchester A, Romsey showed their growing confidence enjoying some good periods of possession. Towards the end of the game Milly broke through scoring a well-deserved goal for the team; the game finishing 1-0. After a win spirits were high going into the final game against Andover. Romsey started well going close in the first few minutes. Andover fought back hard at the end, Romsey showed great spirit with everyone getting stuck in defending, Oscar as the final defender was unbeatable saving several shots on the line! After a nail biting finish the game ended 0-0.

Romsey improved brilliantly over the course of the tournament, the squad were happy, smiley and positive for the whole morning and should be incredibly proud of their effort!

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Romsey u10 played their first tournament of the season on Sunday at Winchester. In their first match against Salisbury Romsey started strong, piling the pressure on the Salisbury defence. Midfield trio Marcus Lake, Sebastian Wells and Tristan Cuff dominated the attacking zone, feeding great passes into Zoë Phillips and Harriet Field upfront who worked hard to create chances on goal. Tilly Duncan and Toby Fuller were solid in defence, denying Salisbury any opportunities at goal on the counterattack. Romsey continued to pressure Salisbury’s defence and their hard work was soon rewarded after Marcus Lake managed to slip the ball past the keeper into the net to take the lead. Fighting to the finish Romsey went into full time with a 1-0 win. Next Romsey faced local rivals New Forest. Despite some great attempts on goal from Phoebe Lewis and Ellie Gibson, Romsey were unable to find the back of the net. Outstanding goalkeeping from Joe kept Romsey in the game, taking the team into full time with a hard fought 0-0 draw. Despite excellent team work throughout the game, Romsey were unlucky to concede two goals against a very strong Bournemouth side, losing 2-0. Against Bournemouth B the team linked up some beautiful passes in the attacking zone, taking them to a 3-0 victory with two great goals from Sebastian and a lovely strike from Zoë. Romseys next two games against tough opponents Trojans and Southampton ended in 3-0 and 2-0 losses. Romsey came back fighting in their last match against Winchester with newfound determination. Despite an early goal from the opposition, Romsey brought their A game spreading out the play well and driving the ball down the wings, allowing Romsey to take back the lead with two superb goals from Zoë and Marcus. Goalkeeping heroics from Joe at the back allowed Romsey to maintain the scoreline, going into full time with a 2-1 victory. Excellent team work throughout the day resulted in a great team performance.

The U10s had a great tournament at Trojans, winning the majority of their matches. The quality of their play, attitude and team spirit were excellent throughout.

  

Romsey u8s played their last tournament of the season on Sunday at Trojans. Romsey A played their first match against Trojans Artichokes. After conceding an unlucky goal in the first few minutes, Romsey began to settle into the game, piling on the pressure and pushing high into the Trojans defence. Great passing between Milly Chatterley and Ellie Gibson in midfield pushed Romsey forwards, soon leading to a great goal from Sebastian Wells to even out the score line. Well placed tackles from defenders Toby Fuller and Lucy Waldon prevented Trojans from furthering their score. Tristan Cuff in midfield fed the ball well out to the wings where forwards Harriet Field and Imogen Akerman worked hard to break through the Trojans strong back line. Despite their efforts Romsey were unlucky not to further their score, going into full time 1-1. Romsey B played the next match against Trojans B. Great teamwork between Tilly Duncan and Hattie Knapman in defence denied Trojans any early opportunities. The girls linked up well with midfielders Lewie Brown and Tom Coltart who showed great skill in dribbling the ball into the shooting zone and soon found Sebastian Wells on the right wing. Despite an impossibly tight angle a great strike from Seb found the back of the net, taking Romsey into the lead. Several great shots followed from Sofia Balasteros and Annabel Norman who were unlucky not to score. Zoe Phillips and Sebastian Wells in midfield worked well together, continuing to pile the pressure on the Trojans defenders. Fighting to the finish Romsey went into full time 1-0 up. Romsey A then beat Salisbury 1-0 with a superb goal from striker Marcus Lake, they then beat Southampton 1 5-0 with two goals from Marcus, two goals from Harriet and a great strike from Tristan. Against local rivals Winchester they drew 2-2 with another 2 goals from Marcus before drawing 1-1 with Bournemouth after another great goal from Sebastian. Romsey B beat Winchester 2-0 with goals from Marcus and a lovely shot from Tom before winning 5-0 against Southampton with goals from Sebastian, Tom and Sofia. Romsey B then won 5-0 against Trojans Carrots before drawing 1-1 in their penultimate game against Bournemouth. In their last game against Trojans Broadbeans Romsey won 3-0 with two goals from Seb and a well aimed shot from Zoe. A great team performance as a result of their hard work throughout the season.

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Romsey U10’s travelled to Bournemouth for the New Forest minis tournament.

Two teams were entered and 10 games played – the squad should be very proud of their 6 wins and although 4 games were lost they were all extremely close games and most lost against the run of play.

Joe Williams played his first time as GK and showed great calm in the position.

Many players were asked to try out more than one position throughout the morning and Charlotte Akerman, Annabelle Coultart, Lily Pillinger and Anna Loadman all adapted to their position in every game and supported with some wonderful passing and defending.

Two of our younger U10’s – Phoebe Lewis and Harry Appleton had a fantastic tournament, displaying great determination – Phoebe scoring 2 goals and Harry 1.

Tom Dyer and Freddie Ohara were both solid in defence – as always! – but when asked to push up Tom was rewarded with a well placed goal.

Molly Knapman and Mia Adams played solidly in mid field and as forwards, both unlucky not to score during the tournament.

A battle for top scorer of the day emerged between Luke Walter, Jack Meehan and Will Rossdale – Luke and Jack finished on 4 and Will on 5!

U10s in New Forest Tournament

U10s in New Forest Tournament

Romsey U8s, so far undefeated this season, continued their winning streak at Salisbury Minis Tournament.  They won all four of their matches with Tom Coltart, Harriet Field, Marcus Lake and Sebastian Wells scoring 12 goals between them.  Defenders Tom Coltart and Toby Fuller were magnificent and kept our sheet clean.  Ellie Gibson, Annabel Norman and Zoe Phillips had several chances at goal and were unlucky not to add to our scoreline.  Romsey dominated every match and demonstrated how much they have developed as a team, playing the full width of the pitch, executing some great passes and using their improving stick skills to great advantage.  A well-deserved result.

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Romsey u8s continued their great start to the season at their home tournament on Sunday with the A team remaining undefeated after 3 tournaments. Romsey A played their first match against Southampton A. Marcus Lake quickly opened up the scoring after a great pass into the D from Sebastian Wells in midfield. Tilly Duncan and Toby Fuller were strong in defence, denying the Southampton attackers any opportunities on goal. Midfielders Zoe Phillips and Annabel Norman worked hard, feeding the ball up the wings to the forwards, leading to a second goal from Marcus Lake. At full time the score was 2-0, an excellent start for Romsey A. Romsey B then played their first game against Southampton 2. Lewie Brown and Finn Van Zyl dominated the midfield, linking up well with Ellie Gibson and Lucy Waldon upfront. Romsey remained encamped in the oppositions half and were unlucky not to score with several shots going just wide of the goal posts. Southampton managed to score on the break and at full time the score was 1-0. Romsey A continued to dominate against Salisbury. Milly Chatterley and Tom worked hard upfront, making several skilful runs past the Salisbury defence. Great passes from Sebastian into the attacking zone created three goals from Marcus and a superb goal from Harriet Field. At full time the score was 4-0. Romsey B played a tense match against Andover. It was end to end with Clara Fuller, Sophie Clarke and Imogen piling on the pressure on the Andover defenders.  Lewie Brown made several great shots on goal and was unlucky not to score. Hattie Knapman worked hard in the centre midfield, supporting both the forwards and defence. Oliver Channel and hockey hero Fergus made some outstanding tackles to prevent Andover from scoring. The match ended 0-0. Romsey A then won 2-0 against Bournemouth with fantastic goals from Seb and Marcus and then went on to beat local rivals Trojans A 2-1 with a goal from Marcus and a lovely goal from Tom in his first tournament for the club. Romsey B then played two very tough games against Bournemouth and Southampton A. There was outstanding teamwork in both matches and Romsey were unlucky to lose. Romsey A played their last game against Southampton 2 winning 6-0 with 2 goals from Marcus, two goals from Seb and a goal from Zoe and Harriet. Both teams put in outstanding performances as a result of all their hard work in training.

Romsey U10’s played at the Salisbury minis tournament this weekend. They were rewarded with 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses.

Thomas Dyer, Matthew Davidson, Lily Pillinger, Joe Williams and Frederick O’Hara showed consistency in defence, with Tom Dyer showing great calm and support throughout.

The midfield players of; Will Rossdale, Luke Walter and Jack Sluman covered the pitch and supported their defence and attack with some great passing and use of space. Jack was rewarded with 4 goals and Luke with 2.

Molly Knapman, Anna Loadman, William Norman, Mia Adams and Jack Meehan displayed determination to find the back of the goal – Jack was top scorer with 5 and Mia scored 2, while Molly was unlucky more than once.

A great mornings hockey to watch in the sunshine, the team should be proud of their performance.

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Romsey u8s played their first tournament of the season on Sunday in Bournemouth. They began their first match against Trojans Tornadoes in good form when Sebastian Wells dribbled the ball down the wing and had a shot at goal, taking the score line to 1-0. This was quickly followed by two goals from Marcus Lake and a goal from Harriet Field. Trojans attempted an attack on the Romsey goal but were denied by defenders Toby Fuller and Oliver Channel who made some great tackles and returned the ball back to the midfield. Romsey had one more scoring opportunity when a pass from Clara Fuller to Harriet Field upfront lead to a shot on goal which was blocked by a Trojans defender, Sebastian Wells was quick on the rebound to put Romsey at 5-0 at full time. The team continued to play well in their second game against Trojans Hurricanes leading to a 5-0 win with 2 goals from Sebastian Wells and Marcus Lake and a goal from Zoe Phillips after she had dribbled it down the pitch to put the ball in the back of the net. Romsey continued to dominate against Salisbury. Tilly Duncan in midfield continued to feed the ball into the forwards, putting the Salisbury defence under constant pressure, leading to a 3-0 victory with 2 goals from Marcus and 1 goal from Sebastian. The u8s then played a defensive game against Bournemouth, coming out on top with a close 2-1 win after a goal from Marcus followed by another from Zoe in the final minutes of the game. Romsey’s final game against Winchester Wildcats lead to a 4-0 win with excellent defensive work from Toby and Tilly with goals from Marcus and a hat trick from Sebastian. An excellent team performance as a result of all their hard work in training.

Harry Appleton (5), Lewie Brown, Harry Channell, Oliver Channell, Milly Chatterley, Tilly Duncan, Harriet Field, Toby Fuller, Poppy Hanslip, Marcus Lake (2), Phoebe Lewis, William Norman (2), Zoe Phillips, Finn van Zyl and Sebastian Wells (1)

Romsey got off to a good start in their first match against Bournemouth.  Phoebe led the charge putting in some excellent tackles in midfield. Bournemouth then went on the counterattack. Oliver and Poppy stood firm and unfazed in the face of a persistent and determined Bournemouth onslaught.  After going down one goal, Romsey were back on the offensive.  Harry executed a deft pass to William who found the goal with a decisive strike to level the score.  The team all played well together and were unlucky to go down another goal on the break (1, 2).  In the next match against New Forrest Otters, Sebastian, Finn, Milly and Marcus played well in midfield passing the ball up to Lewie and Zoe playing up front.  Our defensive line up of Harriet and Toby showed great teamwork and coped very well with some strong attacks (0, 1).  Next up was Southampton A.   From the start Romsey were in control and most of the game was played in the Southampton half.  The match was clinched by a Harry Double Act.  Harry Appleton scored the goal, set up brilliantly by Harry Channell (1, 0). Our next match was against the Southampton B team.  Toby made a great run through midfield showing his newly acquired reverse stick skills.  He ran into heavy traffic just in front of the D and so couldn’t capitalise on his break (0,0). Against Southampton C, Harry Appleton quickly put us in front, followed shortly by a great goal from Marcus, both Romsey goals being set up by lovely passes from Toby. Trojans proved to be tough competition.  Marcus managed to put one away but the team was undone by three goal Trojan goals (1,3). Against Winchester the team fought resiliently. Phoebe made a couple of great passes in midfield which resulted in narrow misses at goal.  Continued pressure from Winchester produced a lot of great defending by the team and Tilly made a crucial clearance in the D to thwart another Winchester goal (0, 3). Romsey had a great match against the New Forrest Otters.  Our first goal was scored by William and was set up by Harry Appleton.  Marcus made an inspired run into space up the wing and crossed into Sebastian who had put himself in a great position within the D to score the second (2,0).  Against Winchester B, Harry Appleton skilled his way through midfield, evaded his defenders in the D and put away the winning goal for the team (1,0). The penultimate match was against Trojans B.  Harry Appleton opened Romsey’s account and increased our lead further by converting a great long pass up from Toby (2, 1). Our final match against the New Forest Badgers was a closely fought match with a few chances that we were unable to convert (0, 0).  Well done to the Romsey U8 squad, you showed great skills and enthusiasm today!

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