Hockey v Denstone College 2018

Hockey v Denstone College 2018

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1st XI
Result: 12-0 (Win)
Goal Scorers: Tonia Worrallo x 6, Hannah Atkinson x 2, Georgie Hartley, Fran Hsu, Poppy Underwood and Otty Thomas
Player of the match: Tonia Worrallo special mention for Jemima Martyn-Smith and Ruth Ettler, in the Remove, making their first team debuts.

The start of the game was very even. Malvern took an early lead with great defensive work creating and over load in attack and Full Back Hannah Atkinson supported the attack and was rewarded finishing off a great team goal. Denstone came back at Malvern, but the defence stood firm. Malvern then scored three goals in quick succession through Tonia Worrallo x 2 and Georgie Hartley and then added a 5th just before half time with Hannah Atkinson scoring her second of the match from a short corner strike.
Malvern controlled the match in the second half, Tonia Worrallo scoring her Hatrick early on and incredibly before the end of the game scored her Double Hatrick. Fran Hsu, Poppy Underwood and Otty Thomas finished off the scoring ending the match 12-0. Denstone fought the whole way and had a couple of one on one chances, but Evie Dickinson in goal made two great saves to keep a clean sheet.
2nd XI
Result:  7-0 (Win)
Goal Scorers: Amber Anderson, Annie Slater, Izzy Hammond, Sassy Anderson x2 and Hélène Vansteenbrugghe x2
Player of the match: Scarlett Shaw 
The 2nd XI marked their first home game of the season with a winning performance against Denstone College 7-0. 
The girls dominated the game from the start spending virtually the whole of the first half in Denstone’s half and really should have scored more than the two goals scored by Sassy Anderson and Hélène Vansteenbrugghe. Half time score: 2-0.
The second half followed a similar pattern and Malvern managed to convert more of their chances. 
Throughout the game the midfield players Scarlett Shaw, Issy Wynn, Hélène Vansteenbrugghe, Lexie Clarke and Izzy Hammond all worked hard to pressurise Denstone and then produced some neat short passing moves mixed in with early passes to the forwards.
Izzy Crossland should be congratulated for some great final passes to set up her fellow forwards. Well done girls, on to Clifton next week.
3rd XI
Result: 7 – 0 (Win)         
Goal Scorers: Imogen Cole x4  and 1 each for Gemma Luscombe, Freya Saxton and Valentina Samadani
Player of the match: Valentina Samadani, whose vision, stick work and passing play were quite exceptional.
From the push back, it was clear that Malvern meant business, and within five minutes, we were 3–0 up. Denstone impressed with their resilience and determination, and nothing was given away. As their defence got more organised, our patience was tested, as more transfers were necessary to find a way through.  Indeed, umpire Sarvi Razavi-Hart said it was the best quality third team she had ever seen at Malvern. The final score of 7–0 was the result of an outstanding team effort; it is hugely gratifying to coach a group that
has already gelled together so well!
Result: 1-1 (Draw)
Goal Scorer: Jasmine Ellis
Player of the match: Bella Cole, with special mentions of Harriet Carpenter and Heather Harris for their excellent work rate.
The U15As put in a brilliant performance against Denstone College. From the outset the girls worked hard, applying our game plan of playing attacking hockey. We were rewarded mid-way through the first half, great movement and passing of the ball was finished off by Jasmine Ellis. Despite constant pressure and several opportunities from short-corners we were unable to score again. Late in the half, Denstone broke through our defence, producing their best chance in this section of the match, but Sophie Roberts managed to get back just in time to push the ball off the line. 
The second half was more of the same with the girls passing and moving the ball well, attacking down sides of the pitch, Denstone played with one very high forward and managed to sneak a ball through and a one to one with the keeper saw Denstone convert. The match continued with Malvern pushing for a goal and some excellent dribbling skills from Harriet Carpenter who won a short corner in the last few seconds of the game. Sadly, the finishing shot was just wide of the goal and the girls had to settle for a draw.
Result:  1-1 (Draw)
Player of the match: Laetitia Watt
Malvern started the game on the front foot pushing Denstone back into their own D. Some good runs where made by Coco Anderson and Kitty-Mae Merritt down the left-hand side and they also linked up well throughout the game. Malvern pushed hard to get an early goal but were unable to convert any changes that come their way. 
In the first 10 minutes of the second half Malvern where again on the front foot and were rewarded with an early goal by Boo Forbes. After the goal Denstone started to push even harder, central defenders of Molly Battersby and Louisa Marsden-Smedley defended attacks well. Denstone scored with their first chance of the game and set up an exciting finish. In the last 10 minutes of play Malvern pushed up the pitch and created some good chances through Laetitia Watt, Collien Wunsche and Boo Forbes but just couldn’t find that winning goal.
This was a good performance from the girls. They represented the school fantastically well with good manners and great sportsmanship.
Result: 5-1 (Win)
Goal Scorers: Lily Hutton x2, Lexie Darby x2, George Balfry x1
Player of the Match: Gia Neath 
Another great attacking performance from the U14As, showing ruthlessness when going forward. There were also improvements in their structure and defensive play as we develop the team ready for our next challenge. Player of the Match goes to Gia for a controlled, disciplined and composed performance in the middle of the park.

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