Year 5 and 6 Hockey Competition - 17th Oct|
Broughton miss out on medal by a whisker!
Year 5/6 Hockey Tournament – 17th Oct – Broughton High School
Tuesday 17th October was the day for the annual Hockey Competition held at this time of year for Preston Primary Schools. The children were extremely excited and determined to put in a good performance after some really strong training sessions. The sun was shining, the wind was high and Broughton were ready.
Our first three matches were comfortable. We won them all by at a four goal margin and were yet to concede a goal. Jess Anderson, captain for the day, was driving the team forward from centre midfield. Tilly Bray, buoyed by her amazing defensive performance at football was at it again, stopping everybody that came her way. Lucas Procter was leading the line admirably and was linking the play at every opportunity with his fellow midfielders. Matthew Egan was in goal and blocking everything and everybody that dared venture into his kingdom (area J). Todd Winder was storming up and down the left wing and getting stuck into many tackles. Eva Murray was also slotting into defence wherever she could and putting in some really tough challenges. Well done Eva.
Then came our crunch match – we played St Andrew’s, who went on to win the competition. We won the match 2-0! So we beat the winners. This was a match where certain characters came to the fore. Lewis Simpson rose his game to another level. He completely neutralised their best player with a combination of great tackles, throwing his body on the line and supreme fitness levels. Grace Willingale played with absolute grace and speed and was brilliant assisting the attackers. Jed Anderson and Charlie Bray were a dream duo, linking together like Ant and Dec, reading each other’s’ minds and creating some excellent attacking play.
In the end, as we got to the semis without conceding a goal, we came 4th, losing the semis and 3rd and 4th place play off, 1-0 defeats. Congratulations to St Andrew’s, the eventual winners.
Mr. Bird’s Comments: “As one can see from the above report, there is one very proud teacher here. The whole team, from 1 to 10, put in an excellent team performance and really stood up for one another when it got tough, well done team.”
P.S: CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS UNDERNEATH, TAKEN BY OUR SPORTS REPORTERS KHADIJA AND ALICE IN YEAR 6! :-)