U18G - City of Peterborough U18G (EH U18 R4) - D 1-1 - City U18 Girls Win 4-3 on Penalty Flicks
FILLIES XI - 04/02/2018 VS CITY OF PETERBOROUGH U18G (H) |
TEAM: Fillies XI
FIXTURE: Fillies XI VS 04/02/2018
HEADLINE: City U18 Girls Win 4-3 on Penalty Flicks
LEAGUE: U18s England Hockey Cup Competition
VENUE: Taverham, Norwich
RESULT: 4-3 WIN on Penalty Flicks
Norwich City U18 Girls v City of Peterborough U18s (result Norwich City won 4-3 on flicks)
Peterbough started much the brighter of the two teams with some strong running from their mid-field players. Norwich City defence was resolute and combined well as a unit to thwart the waves of attacks. Several early short-corners for Peterborough showed the threat that they posed, but super pressure from the defensive runners prevented any success for the opposition. Norwich City's wide forwards continued to offer an outlet as they caused problems for the opposition defenders with fast counter-attacks. Peterborough finally made the break through with a well worked goal. This did little to dampen the City spirits as the girls came out fighting. Abbie bossed the middle of the pitch. The defensive unit worked well together to continually transfer the ball around the back and move the opposition players. City then managed to gain the upper hand and had the majority of the possession which resulted in a number of short-corners. It was not long before City equalised and then hunted down a possible victory. With City dominating the game, a yellow card and short-corner reversal, gave Peterborough a way back into the game. The opposition gained confidence and started to create chances of their own. City still pushed, and a mad goal line scramble saw City thwarted from taking the lead. The game ended 1-1 with 'flicks' to follow. Peterborough stepped up first only for City's keeper to push it wide. City's opening takers were cool as cucumbers as they slotted home. City's keeper then guessed correctly for the second and pushed another Peterborough flick wide. With nerves jangling, there were two saves from the Peterborough keeper and another save from City which resulted in a final City flick to take the victory - without any hesitation, Sophia stepped up and slotted home to take the win. The girls should be really proud of their performance against a strong Peterborough side. They played some super hockey throughout and were a real credit to the club.
RESULT: D 1-1
SCORERS: Sophia Basset
POTM: Rebecca Gaffney
U18B - West Bridgford U18B (EH U18 R3) - W 10-0 - A Hat-trick of Hat-tricks for City U18 Boys
COLTS XI - 19/11/2017 VS WEST BRIDGFORD U18B (A) |
TEAM: Colts XI
FIXTURE: Colts XI VS 19/11/2017
HEADLINE: A Hat-trick of Hat-tricks for City U18 Boys
LEAGUE: EH Boys U18 Plate Competition
VENUE: West Bridgford
RESULT: WON 10-0
After a fortnight of scrabbling around to make sure we could field a full team, City Boys made the long journey to West Bridgford worthwhile with a convincing 10-0 win, including three hat-tricks.
City started exerting pressure from the very beginning and within 5 minutes had taken the lead with a powerful Josh Bailey reverse stick shot. City continued at pace and, when Ben Withers was taken down by the keeper when through on goal, skipper Bailey stepped up and converted the penalty flick. Bailey then finished off one of the fastest hat-tricks you will see by smartly smashing home his third after good work on the right by Dan Phillips. City were well in control now and, with no substitutes, started slowing the pace down to conserve energy. Ben Withers scored the next goal before Harry Paterson got in on the act following some really good work on the right by Nathan Sharp.
5 up at half time, City could afford to close down the match – or so the coaches thought. However, the players felt otherwise, and the West Bridgford goal was soon under siege again. Having hit the post and then had a great effort saved, Withers smashed in his second before Paterson did the same with a smart reverse stick shot. Withers made it a hat-trick with a shot from close to the byeline on the left hand side of the goal, before Paterson got the third hat-trick, dribbling through 3 players before nutmegging the keeper.
With Rob Duffy surging forward from the back, it was to be Phillips who scored the tenth and final goal with a really well taken effort. City had played well for a convincing win which made the six hour round trip worthwhile. However, credit is also due to a West Bridgford side who kept going until the final whistle.
Man of the match was a really difficult choice following a really good performance and with all the front five being strong contenders, but it goes to Harry Paterson for three really good goals, great passing and continuing to run into space right up to the final whistle.
The final word has to be a thank you to all the players and parents who gave up their day for such a long journey – you are all stars! Fingers crossed for a home tie in the next round.
RESULT: W 10-0
SCORERS: Josh Bailey,Josh Bailey,Josh Bailey,Ben Withers,Harry Paterson,Ben Withers,Harry Paterson,Ben Withers,Harry Paterson,Daniel Phillips
POTM: Harry Paterson
U18B - Harleston Magpies U18B (EH U18 R1) - L 0-2 - U18 Boys Lose Out in Showcase Game
U18 BOYS XI - 15/10/2017 VS HARLESTON MAGPIES U18B (H) |
TEAM: U18 Boys XI
FIXTURE: U18 Boys XI VS 15/10/2017
HEADLINE: U18 Boys Lose Out in Showcase Game
LEAGUE: EH U18 Boys Championship
RESULT: Lost 0-2
On an unseasonably hot October day, two U18 Boys hockey teams chock full of talent slugged it out in front of a large crowd basking in the sunshine. Both City and Magpies had a large number of first and second team players on show, and the technical ability of both sides was something to behold.
Magpies started stronger, but City quickly came back, having several great chances to take the lead. Sadly our attacking line of Ben Withers, Alfie Cooper and James Hewett found they were up against a keeper having one of his best days, and saving everything including heading away one shot from close range! After a spell of City pressure, Magpies fought back and won a short corner, which they dispatched to take a 1-0 lead into the second half.
City’s strong midfield of Josh Bailey, Harry Paterson, Dan Phillips and Jake Cushion were in a real battle against an equally strong Magpies midfield group. The match was end-to-end with no team clearly on top. In defence, we seemed to be keeping Magpies star forwards quiet, with Sam Bingham and Rob Duffy doing a great job of snuffing out the speedy forwards. With Billy Buckingham making smart saves when called up and the industrious Nathan Sharpe, Alex Merron and Fitz Hornor working hard to mark their opposite numbers, the next goal was key. On 'one of those days' for City, the goal was to go Magpies’ way, again from a short corner which was well struck into a gap on the near post.
With the game ebbing away, City worked really hard to get a goal back, but it wasn’t to be. The City coaches couldn’t ask for any more from the players and it was just a shame that someone had to win. The City Boys now go into the plate competition and are hoping for a good cup run.
RESULT: L 0-2
POTM: Rob Duffy
U18B - Lindum U18B (EH U18 C4) - W 3-1 - City U18 Boys into Quarter Finals of EH U18 Boys National Plate Competition beating Lindum 3-1 away in Lincoln
COLTS XI - 05/02/2017 VS LINDUM U18B (A) |
TEAM: Colts XI
FIXTURE: Colts XI VS 05/02/2017
HEADLINE: City U18 Boys into Quarter Finals of EH U18 Boys National Plate Competition beating Lindum 3-1 away in Lincoln
COMPETITION: EH U18 Boys National Plate
VENUE: Lindum HC, Lincoln
RESULT: City 3, Lindum 1
On the 5th of February, Norwich City U18's travelled to Lindum in the last 16 of the plate competition where both teams were competitive throughout, Lindum with the edge in the first 10 minutes, however Norwich had some good opportunities on the break, Ross Pitcher with a lovely chip which just cleared the bar. As the play opened up Norwich were capitalising on some wide weaknesses from Lindum with some good balls into the D, Norwich finally got the breakthrough as we came to half time with the finish from Alfie on the p-spot. As the second half commenced Norwich doubled their lead with a great deflection from Will Kidner. As we approached the last 20 minutes Lindum got one goal back from a lovely deflection past Jake's left shoulder, however, Norwich got a third from a pin point slap into the D from Fred Anthony which left Alfie with a tap in. Norwich had good structure throughout the game and kept it until the final whistle overall a good team performance, also we wish Ali recovers soon from his blow to the face.
Final Score 3-1
We all wish Ali Husband a speedy recovery after taking the ball in the mouth during the game and having to whizz off to A&E in Lincoln.
Finally, thanks to Pies and Frosty and all the parents for driving.
Report provided by POTM, Alfie Cooper.
RESULT: W 3-1
SCORERS: Alfie Cooper,William Kidner,Alfie Cooper
POTM: Alfie Cooper