Match Report
Bilton Grange Girls-U11A vs  Wellingborough School
On: Wednesday, 02 Oct 2019
Venue: Away

What a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of hockey this turned out to be. In a triangular fixture, the girls played both Maidwell Hall and Wellingborough on a bright, sunny afternoon. In our first match against Maidwell, we did everything beside put the ball in the net. Dominating play, the girls kept a good shape, using the wings well with Izzy Skene controlling play in the centre. Indeed, it was Izzy who had the majority of the goal scoring chances in the first half but unfortunately, despite getting in some excellent positions, they were just wide of the mark. An excellent move saw the ball firmly planted in the corner of the net after some great build up play but unfortunately the Maidwell umpire pulled play back and awarded us a free hit for a foot outside the D, frustrating but our well deserved break through eventually came after half time. Hattie Thomson combined well with .Florence Wheeler on the wing and she showed tremendous strength on the ball, driving down the wing and into the D. The ball was passed into Izzy Skene who showed great composure on the ball to plant it firmly into the corner of the net. Final result: a 1-0 victory.

Our 2nd match against Wellingborough proved a closely contested affair with some excellent hockey on display. Again the girls put together some excellent build up play but the quick, instinctive shot was missing, the girls wanting to much time on the ball and wanting to dribble the ball close to the goal, rather than shooting when they had time and space. We deservedly took the lead in the 1st half with another goal from Izzy Skene. Mia Brander combined well with Lara Gonzalez-Lee who knocked the ball back to Izzy who rifled in a great shot. The lead was short lived and a lack of concentration, allowed Wellinborough back into the match. The girls showed their versatility by playing in a variety of positions and all made significant contributions to the results. Amelia Frere played well both on the wing and in defence and Ava Taylor put in a solid defensive display, distributing the ball well. Again Florence Wheeler and Lauren Tebbatt were busy in attack and the Wellingborough goalkeeper pulled off a string a good saves. A fine move in the closing minutes saw BG snatch the lead with a well struck goal from Lauren Tebbatt.