Hockey League, 24.9.19, 01.10.19|
Tuesday saw us kick off our sporting calendar with the first two games of our hockey season at Broughton High School. We are in division three against some superb teams. After two hard-fought games, we came out unbeaten with two draws. We were very happy with the outcome as it was some of our players first taste of hockey, and they really enjoyed it, coming up against some very accomplished players - some who even play for Preston! A great start to competitive sport from the Year 5/6 hockey team!
Results: Broughton 0 - 0 Alston Lane. OSLE 0 - 0 Broughton.
Team: F. Hope-Delaney, N.Patel, E.Hughes, A.Latham, J.Needham, E.Simpson, O.Leech, G.Leech, O.Pagnillo.
After a steady start last week, we looked to build on that against our two oppositions this week: St. Ignatius and St. Michaels.
We started well against St. Ignatius, looking positive in our movement and passing - with first week nerves a thing of the past. Oliver Pagnillo was a nuisance for the St. Ignatius defence whilst Alex Latham protected our defence well. Another good performance saw us come out well-deserved 1-0 winners.
Our second game was a little more conservative and, if it wasn't for some excellent defending from Nikhil Patel and the Leech twins, we could have come out on the end of a defeat. We played well attaching-wise, just couldn't find that illusive goal. However, a definite positive is that we bring our unbeaten run into the final week of fixtures.
Results: Broughton 1 - 0 St. Ignatius. Grimsargh St.Michaels 0-0 Broughton.
Team: N.Patel, E.Hughes, A.Latham, J.Needham, E.Simpson, O.Leech, G.Leech, O.Pagnillo.