Nottsport Girls Inter District Day 1 Round up
A great weekend of hockey at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre started on Saturday with the U18 Girls kicking of the tournament. The Girls from Midland took on South West on pitch one, India Fraser opening the scoring in the fourth minute, South West had no response and Midland started to turn the screw. Abrace from Izzy Folan and a single for Susannah Godfrey-Faussett and Jenny Walls put the tally to five with two minutes to go. South West won a penalty corner at the death of the game, a hard strike taking a foot in the D for a re-award. The second attempt slipped to the left for a back post effort than ran wide. The game finished with five goals to nil.
In the second match of the U18s West took on North. West not to be out done by the score line from pitch one also finished their match with five goals to none. A brace from Kirsten Cannon, and singles from Captain Margery Justice, Katie Prentice and Daisy McNiven.
In the second set of u18 fixtures midland hit five goals for the second consecutive game, this time Erin Stevens scoring a Brace, Susannah Godfrey-Faussett adding to her tally for the day and Georgia Smith alongside Holly Duval picking up singles.
Easts first game of the day was a hard battle with South. The only difference between the two teams, a penalty corner ending the match one goal to East.
In the clash of West versus South, South broke through the West defence at an early penalty corner. Lucy Murray converting, this was the only goal of the game in a very competitive match. East and South West faced off in their second games of day one. East finding a scrappy goal in the thirteenth minute to take the lead in to half time. Three minutes from time south west broke through, Joanne McGuffie scoring to take a point from the match.
In the u16s Midland ran out winners in their first match putting ten past Highland. East took on South converting a penalty corner on half time to go into the break with an advantage. South came out strong in the second half and pushed forward converting by way of Chloe Aitchison. East pushed back with two goals to take the three points.
In Pool B of the U16s saw West take on South West. An early penalty corner was converted by Lucy Williamson, the captain setting the tone for the match. South West stood strong until late on in the second half when West pushed forward and work a shot around South Wests keeper. Anna Pover made it three goals to West in the dying seconds to secure all the points.
North took to the field to play the hybrid team made of players from West, East and Midland. The match was evenly contested and finished a non-scoring draw to share points.
East scored a massive seven goals from open play and three from penalty corners to ease past highland. A hat trick from Emma Fraser contributing to the final score. In the Midland versus South game there was nothing to separate the two teams, finishing Midland nil South nil.
The Hybrid team were narrowly defeated by South West a goal in the last three minutes separated the two team, scorer Lucy Bliss.
West advanced there campaign with a five nil win over North, four open play goals and a final minute penalty corner advancing their goal tally to eight after two games.
In the game between East and Midland, an early penalty corner have Midland an early lead, Ellie Stott slotting the ball passed the East keeper. Five minutes passed before East had a reply, Tori Williamson working an opportunity into the net. This Spurred the East team on, pressing the midland defence into conceding a late penalty corner. Ellie MacKenzie converting for the points.
South put seven goals passed highland to secure third place in their pool after their final match. West finished strongly in their final pool match against the hybrid team taking them to a semi finals place. South West took 3 points from North which sets them up to play East on day 2.
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