Senior Hockey Match Reports - Spring Term Week 5

A tough set of fixtures with small squads going out at the weekend but a good learning experience for the teams.

1st XI v St Albans
1-3 (L) Freddy F-P
It was a tough game away for the boys with an early goal conceded from a mistake from a high press. The second goal was from a lovely short corner routine from St Albans. Felsted then came back in attack with a good team goal, Freddy putting the ball in at the end. It was a good effort from the boys for a comeback but not quite enough with a good goalkeeper in the opposition goal.

2nd XI v St Albans
0-1 (L) 
With special thanks to Toby S, Rocco S and Noah R who made up the numbers, we played some great hockey but never found the back of the net. POTM to Charlie P and Myles P who controlled the central nervous system.

U16A XI v St Albans
3-0 (W) Freddie WK, Sean C (2)
The 16As got their first win of the season with a convincing performance against a competitive St Albans side. A gritty first half that was battled out in the middle of the pitch, with plenty of St Albans possessions saw strong performances from a calm and collected Ralph Peddy at the back and Freddie WK running the show through the middle, the latter getting on the scoresheet in the first half with a well taken penalty stroke. Felsted gradually broke St Albans down in the second half and as gaps started to appear in the defence, they increased the pressure resulting in a brace from Sean C to stretch his lead as the team’s top scorer and see Felsted home to a comfortable 3-0 win.

U16B XI v St Albans
0-1 (L) POTM: Bailey S and Harry R
An enthusiastic performance from the entire team which saw both teams playing entertaining, attacking hockey. St Albans had the better of the opening 15 minutes, forcing a number of saves from Dan W and some last-ditch defending from Will M ans Jack M.

As the game progressed, Felsted grew into the game and their higher fitness levels began to tell. Harry R, John V and Bailey S were fantastic as Felsted strived for an equaliser. Unfortunately, they were unable to find the final touch that their efforts deserved.

U14B XI v St Albans
1-3 (L) Alfie H
The U14B should feel a little unlucky not to have come away with more from a fixture they had the upper hand in, but can point to some wayward finishing, coupled with a superb display from the St Alban’s GK as reasons why they finished runners-up. The general match play was vastly improved from last week and tactically the boys followed the instructions to get the ball wide and high to make use of the pace of the frontline. 

This week the boys will be working on their defensive structure to help minimise the risk of being hit on the counter attack as they were on Saturday.