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.


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!

The Romsey U8 squad of Harry Appleton, Lewie Brown, Tilly Duncan, Toby Fuller, Annabel Hall, Marcus Lake, Phoebe Lewis, Annabel Norman, William Norman, Zoe Phillips, Finn van Zyl and Sebastian Wells put in a brilliant performance at the Salisbury Mini Festival.

The first match was against Bournemouth A.  Bournemouth got off to a strong start scoring an early goal on the break.  William and Toby remained unfazed and determined in defence putting in some key tackles.  Harry, Annabel Hall and Lewie took all opportunities to pass the ball up to Annabel Norman up front but were thwarted by a strong Salisbury defence and a couple of shots going wide of the mark.  The team did well to fend off strong opposition but continued pressure from Salisbury resulted in Romsey going down another goal (0,2).  Next up was Salisbury C.  Here the team put in a much better performance.  From the start Romsey dominated the play, Tilly and Phoebe putting in some fine tackles under pressure in midfield and Harry making light work of the Salisbury defence to notch up the only goal of the match and a win for the team (1,0).  Romsey continued this momentum into their match against Andover A.  Sebastian and William were in defence, Harry, Marcus, Lewie and Finn in midfield and up front were Annabel Norman and Toby.  Harry again put us ahead with two great goals after digging the ball out of midfield (2,0).  The match against Salisbury B was closely fought.  Sebastian and William were solid and reliable in defence and Romsey was unlucky not to convert a few chances (0,0).  Against Salisbury A, the midfield was joined by Zoe.  She put in some great tackles and executed a deft pass to Harry, setting him up for yet another goal (1,1).  The match against Bournemouth B saw good hockey from both sides with all the Romsey team putting in a solid performance.  Sebastian clinched the match with an excellent strike and his debut goal for the club (1,0).  In the final match against Southampton B, Romsey had the majority of the play.   The team were still brimming with energy, defending well and taking all opportunities to attack.  Plucky Finn took a ball on the leg but played on undaunted to support his team mates and complete our strong midfield line up.  Harry and Sebastian again put us ahead, showing their skills as they fought their way through midfield and into the D to score one goal each and round off the morning for Romsey with a well-earned win (2,0).  Well done everyone for a great team performance and especially to Finn, Lewie, Annabel Hall and Sebastian who were playing their very first tournament for the club.



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The Romsey U8 team of Harry Appleton, Toby Fuller, Poppy Hanslip, Hattie Knapman, Marcus Lake, Phoebe Lewis, Annabel Norman, William Norman and Zoe Phillips had a great tournament at the Southampton Mini Festival.

Our first match was against Salisbury B.  The team played well together with William, Toby and Poppy putting in some great tackles.  Annabel, Hattie, Zoe and Marcus moved the ball effectively through midfield and up to Phoebe and Harry up front.  It was a closely fought match reflected by the (0,0) score line. The next match was against Southampton A.  Romsey had the majority of the play and were rewarded by one goal each from Harry, Marcus and William, William scoring his first goal for the club.  Toby and Annabel were reliably solid in defence, keeping the opposition at bay, and clever passing by William nearly resulted in another goal.  A very well-deserved win (3,0). Next up was an equally matched game against Bournemouth B (0,0).   Our fourth match against Trojans B showed them to be tough opposition and Romsey quickly went down three goals.  The team held their nerve and showed great grit and determination, taking all opportunities to try and break through the Trojan defence (0,3).   Our last match was against Salisbury A.  This was a great match with good play from both sides.  The winning Romsey goal came from a brilliant piece of team work.  William claimed the ball deep in the Salisbury half, passing quickly across to Marcus, who then made a lightening run up the right wing, crossing into Harry who put the ball away with a great strike and a triumphant win for the team (1,0).  Romsey had saved their best hockey for last and were justly rewarded for all their hard work at training.

Romsey U10’s entered 2 teams in to the Southampton mini festival last Sunday.

The team players were; Charlie, Eleanor, Jack M, Luke, Issy, Thomas D, Livs, Will, Molly, Freddie, Lucy H, Matthew, Thomas N, Jack S.

In their first match Romsey A played against Trojans B, Romsey A were slow to start and found it difficult to create space and move the ball around. It took some staunch defending, especially from Freddie and Lucy, to keep the scoreline down to a 0-1 defeat. In their second match the team played much better, Will and Matthew linked well through the midfield and the team held Salisbury B to a goalless draw. In their next game, Romsey dominated, producing some fine passing hockey. A lovely cross from Luke set Thomas Norman up for a well taken goal, and Jack Sluman also scored from a beautiful strike on the edge of the D, giving the team their first win 2-0. Against Bournemouth B, the team battled hard in another 0-0 draw with Molly proving her adaptability by taking on a midfield role and Matthew moving back into defence. The final match against Winchester C saw a well balanced game with both teams playing some nice hockey. Jack Meehan proved calm in the D taking a well earned goal from a strong cross by Jack Sluman. The final 1-1 result was a fair reflection of the game. Overall the team played well, working hard for each other and improving as the tournament progressed.

Team B should be immensely proud of their efforts and performance against some very strong opposition. Livs and Issy were solid in defence and endeavoured to pass the ball wide to spread the play.
Thomas D showed great one on one skill to block and clear the ball from the top of the ‘D’. Eleanor, Luke and Charlie worked well together in Midfield. Charlie battled tirelessly to get through the oppositions defence and was rewarded by 3 goals.
Some slick passing between Charlie, Luke and Jack resulted in Jack and Luke both ending the day with 2 goals each.

Both teams had great tournament.


Romsey U10s entered 2 teams into the Bournemouth tournament on Sun Dec 14th, but were much depleted by illness on the day. 10 intrepid players made it and, with some juggling around of the fixtures, we managed to put out a team for every game, 10 in all. Despite the lack of numbers, the team produced some amazing hockey, winning 5 games, drawing 1 and losing 4.

There were some great performances from all players. Amelia showed great vision moving into space and looking before passing the ball. She was also very determined in defence, not giving up and marking very well. Freddie, Anna and Issy also made some fine tackles under pressure and often cleared the ball wide, away from the opposition.

Molly, Issy and Hannah made themselves available for passes by moving into space and also called for the ball when they were free. Hannah also made a difference in defence, putting in some key tackles in the shooting circle. Up front forwards Charlie and Tom linked well with mid fielders Luke and William to create many scoring opportunities which they often converted. Top scorer was Charlie with 9, while Tom and Luke grabbed 4 each. The boys’ speed on and off the ball created many chances for a swift counter attack. They were also tireless, running back to defend whenever needed and covering large areas of the pitch.

Overall it was a fine performance, the team have improved immensely and showed great determination and courage today as well as running their socks off for 3 hours.

Romsey enjoyed a cold, wintery morning at Bournemouth playing eight matches back to back.  Harry Channell, Toby Fuller and Annabel Norman were playing in defence, Zoe Phillips, Marcus Lake, Harriet Field and William Norman in midfield and Harry Appleton, Hattie Knapman and Oliver Channell up front.  The first match was a close fought one against Bournemouth 1 and the team was unlucky not to score (0,0).  The next match was against Southampton.  Toby Fuller made some great clearances in defence keeping our sheet clean whilst Marcus and Harry Appleton put away a great goal each to result in a triumphant win (2,0).  Our match against Salisbury 1 proved to be a lot harder and despite a brilliant clearance off the line by Annabel Norman we lost (0,2).  Against New Forest the team was much more competitive.  William Norman proved invaluable in midfield evading his opponents with ease and Harry Appleton collected the ball numerous times from the deep midfield to have two narrow misses at goal.  Harry Channell though put us ahead, claiming the ball in midfield and calmly clearing his defenders to put away a cracking goal and notch up his well-deserved first goal for the club.  New Forest then came back strongly to score an equaliser on the break (1,1).  Trojans 2 proved to be tough opposition.  Harriet and Zoe put in some great tackles, standing firm against very good players, but despite resilient and determined play by the whole team, we were beaten by three good Trojan goals.  In contrast, the match against Bournemouth 2 was played nearly entirely in Bournemouth’s half.  A team shuffle resulted in some great attacking moves by Harry Channell who was moved to play up front.  Marcus played confidently in midfield, deftly weaving through the defence to have two close misses at goal and the team was so unlucky to go down a goal in the dying minutes (0,1).  Our penultimate match was against Trojans 1, again a very competitive match against a strong team.  Oliver Channell was composed against much older players and proved his worth by setting up Harry Appleton for a great strike at goal.  Our defensive line up of Hattie and Harriet was strong and they demonstrated some great instinctive teamwork (1,3).  Against Salisbury 2, the whole team played well together and they were unlucky to concede a goal (0,1)

Well done to all players for a brilliant performance on a very cold day.

The U8 squad continued their great start to the season at their first home tournament. Romsey were able to field two teams of equal ability due to a large number of enthusiastic players.  The first match was Romsey 1 vs Salisbury 1. William Norman and Millie Chatterley fought hard in defence against the older and more experienced Salisbury attack playing the ball through to Isobel Sluman, Harry Channel, Harriet Field and Marcus Lake in midfield. Forwards Toby Fuller and Delilah Wadsworth had a few hard fought attempts on goal which slipped narrowly past the goal post. The team did well to fend off strong opposition and only concede one goal. Romsey 1’s fought just as strongly against Salisbury 2, defending firmly to draw (0-0). The match against New Forest was very closely fought and was clinched in the dying seconds with a fantastic goal by Harriet Field, her first ever hockey goal for the club, providing a well-deserved win for the team (1,0).  Romsey 2s played their first match against Southampton. Annabel Norman, Zoe Phillips and Harry Appleton worked solidly in the midfield, working the ball up to Pheobe Lewis and Oliver Channell in attack. Defenders Tilly Duncan and Hattie Knapman were quick to deny Southampton any chances on goal. Romsey soon broke through the strong Southampton defence, allowing Harry Appleton a strike at goal, scoring his first for Romsey, making the scoreline 1-0 to Romsey. Romsey 2 then went on to play Salisbury 2 losing narrowly by 1 goal. Both teams continued their hard work drawing (0-0) with Andover 2 and Andover 1.  The final match was against Southampton.  Harry Appleton scored early in the match and the team was unlucky to concede an equaliser (1,1). All players showed great determination and teamwork throughout the tournament.

by Jade Phillips U8 Coach

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Harry Appleton, Millie Chatterley, Tilly Duncan, Harriet Field, Toby Fuller (1), Hattie Knapman, Marcus Lake, Phoebe Lewis, Zoe Phillips, Isobel Sluman.

The U8 squad enjoyed their first minis tournament of the season at Winchester.  Playing against teams from Bournemouth, New Forest, Salisbury, Trojans and Winchester, the quality of the hockey played by the young team was high. The first match was against Salisbury A. Toby, Tilly and Phoebe were staunch in defence, repelling numerous attacks.  Our midfield line up of Marcus, Harry and Zoe ensured that the ball was passed up regularly to Harriet and Hattie up front.  The team did well to fend off strong opposition from a more experienced and older side and to only concede one goal.

Romsey were similarly competitive against New Forest A and Trojans B.  Harry and Marcus played brilliantly in midfield creating many opportunities and some good shots at goal.  The team were undone in both matches by goals on the break losing 1/0 to New Forest and 2/0 to Trojans.

The matches against Salisbury B (lost 1/0) and Winchester B (0/0) were closely fought with all the team putting in a solid performance.

Next up was Salisbury B.  Toby was moved up to complete the midline with Marcus and Harry, up front were Millie, Hattie and Tilly and in defence Zoe, Isobel and Phoebe.  The change in positions worked well and from the start of the match much of the play was in the Salisbury half.  Marcus showed his skills carving through the midfield, passing the ball to Harry who skilled his way through the defence earning a long corner.  Marcus played the ball in to Toby who put the ball away with an excellent strike and his first goal for the club.  A reinvigorated Salisbury side went on the counterattack and Tilly did brilliantly to save a shot off the line.  Persistance paid and continued attacking by the Salisbury team resulted in a well-deserved equaliser.

Our final match against Winchester A used the same line up and the team played well together holding Winchester to a 0/0 draw.

Romsey improved in every game and should be very proud of their efforts.  Special mention to Millie, Tilly, Harriet, Hattie, Pheobe and Isobel who were playing their first ever tournament for the Club.  Thanks also to Richard Lake for stepping in to be our match coach.

U8 Winchester Tournament 2014

Romsey U10’s played some great hockey at the last tournament of the season at Trojans on Sunday.
Team A were relentless in their efforts for a win with great play up front by Alice Appleton, Matt Dyer and Jack Sluman all of whom scored goals throughout the morning. In midfield Ellie East, Marianne Lawson and Daisy Richardson kept creating opportunities with accurate passing and in defence Tara Alavi, Naeve Pountney and Olivia Wann made consistently solid tackles.
Team B worked well together and supported each other throughout the morning against some very strong boy heavy teams. They all showed great determination and team spirit and should be extremely proud of their efforts. The team consisted of Issy Gray, Ellie Hanslip, Lucy Hanslip, Maddie Hayes, Oliver Ohara, Ellen Page, Hannah Pitfield, Florence Robinson and Lucy Taylor-Blake.


Romsey U8’s ended the season with a strong display of teamwork, determination and skill all thanks to the committed and inspirational coaching this season from Charlotte Towell.

In defence Anna Loadman and Lucy Stanley stood firm and were strongly supported by a calm Thomas Dyer.
Toby Fuller and Zoe Phillips were fearless in their first tournament for few months.
Susie East and Molly Knapman were unlucky not to score and provided accurate passes throughout their matches.
William Rossdale showed superb skill in all matches and was rewarded with a fantastic goal – truly deserved!
Jack Meehan celebrated his birthday with a strong desire to hassle the opposition and scored two great goals – one from a superb pass from Toby Fuller.
Luke Walter supported his defence and attack equally and was rewarded with an accurate goal from a strong strike.
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Success in the Sunshine!!

Romsey U8’s had a fantastic New Milton Tournament last weekend.
Everyone enjoyed the sunshine and warm conditions!

Over 5 matches the team won 3, drew 1 and lost 1.
There was some very calm and solid defending from Matthew Davidson and Anna Loadman.
Fantastic passing and reading of the game came from Thomas Dyer, Jack Meehan and Susie East.
In attack Luke Walter and WIlliam Rossdale battled hard along with Izzy Roberts and Katie Peckham.

Goal Scorers were Jack Meehan(2), Luke Walter(3) and William Rossdale(1).

Player of the tournament was Thomas Dyer who had a brilliant day!


The Romsey Boys U10 squad started the Hampshire Champsionships on Sunday with an impressive one nil victory over Trojans. A score line that did not do their performance justice. Considering it was the first time the team had all played together and Stanley Arnold had ever put the goal keeper kit on they still managed to keep a clean sheet. The team showed their lack training together in their organisation and occasional lack of passing. The only goal came from a swift exchange from James Fuller and Ben Harris up front. The team performance did improved by the second game. Oliver Ohara took charge of the Romsey goal for his first ever time between the posts. With resolute defending in front of him, by an impressive Jack Sluman, and a display of excellent saves from their new keeper gave Romsey another clean sheet. The result 0-0 with a determined Andover who pulled out all the stops to get a goal. By the third game Romsey were finding their feet and dominated the first 5 minutes against Haslemere. This was with a player short! Then unfortunately, against the run of play, Haslemere scored and there was no way back for the Romsey . So, Romsey went into their last group game, against Winchester, needing a victory to exit the first group games and go into the semi finals.
This was the under tens most impressive performance as the team gave every last ounce of energy to the game. Joe Arnold made an impressive run down the wing passing several opposition early on to cross to James Fuller who layed it off to Ben Harris. One nil to Romsey. With another commanding performance from Matt Dyer who was every where on the pitch. He was deservedly chosen as the Coaches player of the Tournament. The game against Winchester ended with another strong passing movement to James Fuller who’s shot was stopped on the line by a defenders foot. A penalty stroke was awarded and then taken by Ben Harris who expertly scooped the ball over the keepers head into the roof of the goal. A top draw penalty providing the most rememberable event of the day. This will not be forgotten for many years.
Now to the Semi final which was against a well organised Farnham side but the first half was dominated by Romsey. Within the first few minutes Ben Harris had taken it round the Keeper with Jack Sluman now playing up front. The empty net beckoned. What seemed like an age, for the waiting supporters to celebrate, the opportunity never came as the ball ended up going wide. Fareham then hit back and their confidence showed in front of goal as they beat Romsey. So they failed to make the final even with an injection of pace from Elliott Colyer who gave a solid performance at the back. Romsey went on to the third and forth place play off with Southampton. The game pretty much a none event with the only high light was Oliver Ohara making a number of super saves along with a relentless Matt Dyer running his socks off. The day was a brilliant result for the U10 boys and they were only an empty net away from getting to the final against the final victors, and Hampshire champions, Haslmere.

Romsey U10 Girls were at Brockenhurst on Sunday for the In 2 Hockey 7 a-side girls tournament.
Their first game of the morning was against a strong Haslemere side who scored 2 goals in the first half, the Romsey team then came back after half time with a goal scored by a persistent Alice Appleton. Daisy Richardson was kept busy in goal and made some cracking saves with the final score being 3-1 to Haslemere.
Next up was Trojans and with consistent tackling from Ellie Hanslip and Florence Robinson in midfield, a short corner was given to enable Catherine Clarke to set up a great ball which was finished off by Alice Appleton, the final score being 2-0 to Romsey due to the second goal being an own goal!
The third match was Winchester and the great combination of Tara Alavi and Naeve Pountney in defence kept the opposition at bay, with Lucy Taylor-Blake and Marianne Lawson putting in good passes in midfield enabling Catherine Clarke to score the only goal of the game to secure a 1-0 win for Romsey.
The last game of the morning was against Andover who scored 2 goals early on in the first half and although Romsey had the majority of the play in the second half, they were unlucky not to score leaving Andover with a 2-0 win.
Overall the girls came 3rd and just missed out on qualifying for the next round but should all feel massively proud of themselves for the quality of the hockey played and for their incredible attitude and enthusiasm and a special mention has to go to Daisy Richardson, who having never trained as a goalie before volunteered and was absolutely fearless throughout, well done Daisy!!

The Romsey U10’s A team had a great mornings hockey at the Bournemouth Tournament with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. Catherine Clarke and Marianne Lawson were persistent up front and well supported by Alice Appleton, Robyn Cooper and Jack Sluman who battled through the midfield passing the ball around to create openings for the goals. Joe Arnold and Naeve Pountney were absolutely solid in defence and made consistently strong tackles to keep the opposition back.

The Romsey U10’s B team also produced some good hockey and were unlucky not to secure a win throughout the morning but had some extremely close matches. They all showed great perseverance and kept battling, with Stan Arnold and Oliver Ohara busy in defence, Ellie Hanslip, Lucy Hanslip and Olivia Wann keeping the pressure on in the midfield and pushing the ball up front to Isabella Gray, Ellen Page and Lucy Taylor-Blake.

Romey U8’s had a great Bournemouth tournament this weekend.
The team took the first match to warm up and although they enjoyed much of the play were unlucky to loose 1-0 against Southampton.
However, true team spirit came through for the remaining 4 games. Solid defending by Thomas Dyer and Matthew Davidson held off any breaking attacks from the opposition. Some fantastic passing from all the team opened up the play with Frederick Ohara, Anna Loadman, Molly Knapman and Marcus Lake supporting their defenders and fowards brilliantly. The attack were hungry for goals and persistance paid off with great team skill and enthusiasm leading to 4 wins : 1-0 against Salisbury, 1-0 against Trojans2, 3-0 against Andover2 and 3-0 against Trojans3. Goals came from: William Rossdale(1), Jack Meehan(3) and Luke Walter(4)

Romsey U10’s were at Salisbury on Sunday for the minis tournament and their first game of the morning was against an all boys Salisbury team who managed to score early on in the match, with Romsey being unlucky to equalize having had the majority of the play. Next up saw a 1-0 win for Romsey against Andover A team, the goal being scored by Catherine Clarke, from a run and set up by Alice Appleton with consistent solid defending from Naeve Pountney and Tara Alavi forcing the opposition back. Another 3-0 win followed for the Romsey side, with accurate passing in midfield from Tessa Drake and Jack Sluman enabling Catherine Clarke to score the first goal from a pass in from Alice Appleton, the second set up well by Marianne Lawson and finished off by Alice Appleton, with the third coming from Marianne Lawson. Two defeats then followed but Romsey kept the pressure on with Florence Robinson scoring a well earned goal against Bournemouth and then rounding off the morning with a 1-1 draw to Southampton A team, Catherine Clarke scoring the goal superbly supported by Daisy Richardson in midfield. All in all a terrific mornings hockey was played out by each and every one of the Romsey players, who really worked together as a team to produce effective passing and relentless tackling and should be extremely proud of their achievements.

The Romsey U10’s A team played a great mornings hockey securing 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at the Southampton Minis tournament. In defence Naeve Pountney and Matt Dyer made consistently solid tackles and kept pushing the play up to the midfield where Tara Alavi, Alice Appleton and Oliver Ohara worked well placing the ball to enable Catherine Clarke, Marianne Lawson and Jack Sluman to keep the pressure on. Goals came from Catherine Clarke (4), Alice Appleton (3), Matt Dyer (2), Jack Sluman (2) and Marianne Lawson (1).

An all girl U10 B team came up against some tough opposition throughout the morning but kept battling on. Charlotte Roberts and Olivia Wann were kept busy in defence and made some strong tackles. Tessa Drake, Daisy Richardson and Florence Robinson were solid in midfield and kept the pressure on with good passing from Ellie East, Ellen Page and Katie Ryan. They all showed great team spirit and determination against some very strong boy heavy teams.



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