Prep Boys Hockey Match Reports (Week 7 - Spring Term '23)

13A vs New Hall

After the half term break, it was important for the team to hit the ground running, and this is exactly what they did. Scoring twice within the first 5 minutes gave the team confidence, and they only got stronger from this position. A double hat-trick from Alfie W, who eventually ended up with 7 goals, was an outstanding performance! The boys played dynamic hockey, with excellent ball pace and good communication. This week the team will be working to develop transferring the ball around the defence, to switch play effectively. Well done boys, this was a stunning performance!

13B vs New Hall
The U13B had 3 set goals for the game; accuracy passing, tackling when near the ball and running when not on the ball. These targets were met during the game and they did a superb job. We did score some fantastic goals with a team play from back to front. Second half New Hall they put more pressure on and almost came back but Harry in goal did an excellent job keeping the score low. Well done to both teams for a great game.
13C vs New Hall
A tough outing for the U13C team who never found their rhythm against a good opposition. Never finding themselves more than one goal behind, Felsted seemed to make simple errors after fighting their way back time and time again. Ball speed impacted our ability to go forwards with real threat but having said that, the boys are scoring multiple goals each week which is great to see!

13D vs New Hall
Another superb performance from the U13D team who have started to put together some back to back wins now. The defence are making excellent decisions from the back now and are well supported from the midfield who are working hard to get back and assist. Marking opposition players which used to be a weakness is now becoming a strength and placing players under pressure when they have the ball. Special mentions to David D and Yasin Y for their sublime finishing in front of goal. 

12C vs BSC
Best performance of the season so far. We played some controlled hockey, with far more confidence on the ball. Heads up hockey was played, with some great inter play.

11A vs Kings College Cambridge
If you want to watch a gritty, battling, inspiring team, come and watch the U11A’s. They encompass why sport can be so fascinating and uplifting to watch. The result did not go their way and at 1-5 could be considered one sided, however, that’s not how the game played out. 7 players played the full 40 minutes exposing them to greater physiological demands and challenging hockey under fatigue. They went 1-0 up early in the game. At halftime the score stood at 1-3 and having conceded an unlucky goal felt as though they could still get back into it. Felsted continued to get opportunities through a number of D-entries and short corners but simply couldn’t get the ball over the line. 1-4 then 1-5. Did the boys give up? Let their emotions take over? No, they continued to battle right until the final whistle (which was a short corner that they successfully defended with dogged determination).
Their reflection was spot on. They couldn’t have given much more. A real credit to the Felsted both on and off the pitch on this day.