This was the first match of the season and in some parts of the game this showed, especially against a well drilled side that had some good running three quarters and some large backs. Throughout the game there were some fine runs, particularly from Harry, Joshua, Max and Edward and one of these runs resulted in a good try for Joshua. Unfortunately a lack of support generally throughout the game resulted in no further tries being scored, despite several opportunities to do so. However, Avondale were able to run in 7 tries of their own, despite some excellent tackling from Harry Penrose, Joshua and Edward. The final result was a 35-5 loss, but there was potential shown.
Posted by Greg Meakin on Fri, 6 Dec 2013
After the girls’ previous hockey game against this team a few weeks ago, they and I had spoken about the purpose of taking part in competitive fixtures, and the desire to win. They set out today with a more positive and purposeful attitude to the game.
We have worked on the teams weaknesses and the players in defence showed more determination to get the ball away from the danger zone and were going towards the oppositions attackers with their sticks down. Within the first 2 minutes of the game, our defence were under pressure and our players worked well with a brilliant save from our goal keeper Lucy.
With such a positive start by our defence, the team were spurred on and quickly responded by getting the ball into the attacking half of the field. Not long after this, one of our midfield players, Nia, scored a goal, and followed this up with another goal before the end of the first half.
A quick half time team talk to encourage the midfield and attack players to spread out and we were playing again. BCS, came back at us in the second half and managed to claw back 3 goals, but a comfortable 2 goals from our other midfield player Rachel, saw us win this first game 4-3.
Straight away we were playing our second match of the afternoon, but with time constraints we were only able to play a one half game. Our girls were starting to feel tired, but continued with their positive, determined attitudes against the fresh legs of the BCS team. Unfortunately we conceded a goal early on but that did not deter the Moyles Court team. Nia spaced herself well in the attacking D to receive a perfect cross from Rachel and found the back of the net to even up the game. However, the girls just couldn’t keep up with the fresh pace of the opposition and conceded another goal to finish the game 1-2.
A really great afternoon of hockey was played and the girls should feel very proud of their performance.
Game 1 Moyles Court - 4 BCS – 3
Game 2 Moyles Court – 1 BCS – 2
Player of the Matches: Rachel Goff
Posted by Greg Meakin on Tue, 19 Nov 2013
The opposition had a strong start and by half-time had scored 4 goals to Moyles Courts’ zero. However, after changing around our players positions we began to be more successful. The score in the second half was 2 - nil to Moyles Court – a good ‘fight’ back. Both teams played with determination and the shooters did very well to score goals in rings higher than they were used to. Final Score: Moyles Court 2 - Bournemouth Collegiate School – 4.
Player of the Match: MargauxContinue Reading…
Posted by Greg Meakin on Mon, 11 Nov 2013
During today’s games the girls tried hard to use what we have focussed on in lessons. Working together as a team to attack and defend together, and thinking about their formation and how it can be executed in a competitive situation. This was difficult against an academy team from BCS. Our girls worked very well in mid field, and the players supported the attack and dropped back to help defend. This was especially evident with Nia and Rachel.
Our defence needed to be encouraged to go towards the BCS attack with their sticks down to try and stop the ball. Due to our girls not feeling confident in doing this, we conceded several goals.
Our goal keepers Eleanor and Lucy, made several great saves and kept the score to a minimum. However, even with Rachel scoring a lovely goal, we were unable to make much headway in attacking in either game. The girls have come away knowing the importance of using what we have learnt during lessons, and now need to execute this during fixtures and gain more confidence in themselves.
Final Score : U 11 Moyles Court - 1 BCS – 5
U10 Moyles Court – 0 BCS – 1
Player of the Match: U11 – Nia U10 – FarahContinue Reading…
Posted by Greg Meakin on Sat, 12 Oct 2013
Due to bad weather on the day of this triangular, we were playing inside on a small court with lots of other teams taking turns. This therefore meant that our games were only 7 minute halves.
Our first game was against BCS and was the first ever netball game for many of our pupils. The girls were nervous and took a few minutes to settle, but unfortunately let BCS get ahead in the first half. After the half time team talk, the girls were more focussed and settled into the game. The shooters had several chances to shoot, and Sophie got a fantastic goal to level the score at 1-1. BCS were a strong opposition and had great movement across the court, and even with our superb defending by Kyla and Chloe, they managed to get ahead of us.
Our second game was against Durlston Court and we changed the team around to enable all the girls who came along to play. We started very evenly matched and our shooters had many opportunities to score, but couldn’t seem to find the net. Durlston court, were able to score 3 goals in the first half.
After the half term break, our girls worked hard at marking their players and were certainly showing how fit they were. Candela was running all over the court as Centre position and making herself available to support the 2 shooters. Moyles Court had 90% of the possession in their attacking half, but their lack of shooting practice, plus lack of competitive experience held them back.
Overall, our girls played brilliantly, spacing out to move the ball up the court, and marking their opponents well. It was a fantastic learning experience and I am very excited to see how this year group develops over the coming season.
Moyles Court - 1 Bournemouth Collegiate - 5
Moyles Court - 0 Durslton Court School - 3
Players of the match: Margaux and Sophie
Posted by Greg Meakin on Mon, 7 Oct 2013
The match was very close – only half a rounder separating the two teams after the first innings.
Moyles Court proved to be marginally better at batting than Bournemouth Collegiate but not as confident at running nor willing to take risks – hence Bournemouth Collegiate scored 1.5 more rounders.
However, Moyles Court were the superior fielding team – getting all of Bournemouth Collegiate out and preventing them from completing their batting.
Final Score: Bournemouth Collegiate School - 9 rounders Moyles Court - 7.5 rounders
Player of the Match: IndiaContinue Reading…
Posted by Greg Meakin on Sat, 18 May 2013