Hockey and Football weekly round up
Highfield U13A and U13B girls started their season with a triumphant display in the Highfield Hockey Tournament. Both teams showed the value of working hard and encouraging one another to get the best results. The U13As started the day with a group match against a strong Seaford team, with both teams showing attacking intent, driving the ball forward at every opportunity. Highfield just edged it, with four D entries over Seaford’s two, but were stopped by a talented goalkeeper. A promising start for the Highfield girls.
The next two matches saw Highfield face Edgeborough and Tormead respectively and both games displayed Highfield’s positive work ethic of pushing forward when in possession of the ball and working hard to retrieve it when not. These games resulted in victories for the girls in green with goals scored by Luella (2), Olivia and Emilia. After the group matches finished, Highfield were locked in first place against Seaford and goal difference and goals scored could not separate the teams; the drama of a penalty shuffle loomed... Siena was in inspired form in goal and was able to keep the Seaford efforts at bay. Daisy took her chance to win the contest with a cool finish into the bottom corner.
Highfield were in the final!
The final saw Highfield up against Lord Wandsworth. Despite a promising start Lord Wandsworth soon dominated the game with their captain giving a truly inspiring performance. The game finished 2-0. The Highfield girls were encouraged and delighted with their efforts and are eager to play their next fixture against Farleigh.
Bring it on!
The football season kicked off with an excellent afternoon of six-a-side football at the annual Highfield U13 Football Tournament. Years 7 and 8 combined for the first time and Highfield were represented by three teams, with a B and C team also in the ‘B’ Tournament. The Highfield B team played some excellent football, dominating their first match against Lanesborough, but could not find a winning goal. This trend continued throughout the afternoon as the boys played some excellent matches but could not convert chances.
The best performance came against eventual winners Hoe Bridge, which ended in a 0-0 draw. The Highfield C team also looked to play a positive game, with a 1-1 draw with Dunhurst highlighting their efforts. Neither team made it through to the finals but both squads will take away plenty of positives moving forward into the new season.
The Highfield A team came up against some strong schools in their side of the group and played some excellent matches. Victories over Farleigh and Edgeborough, along with a draw against Hoe Bridge, put Highfield in a position to play a semi-final contest against Twyford in the Plate Competition. Unfortunately, the boys missed out on the final but will be stronger from the experience. Overall, the Cup winners were Dunhurst, with the Plate competition being won by Twyford. It was a tremendous afternoon and a joy for competitors and parents alike.
Well done to all who participated, and thanks to those boys who supported the officials.