U9 Girls Hockey Match – 27/9/16

Denstone Prep – 8 Old Vicarage School – 0 

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8 superb strikes ensured that Denstone College Prep School Under 9 girls made a victorious start to the hockey term with an 8-0 victory over OVS as OVS really struggled to adapt to the unpredictable grass surface playing pitch.

Captain Verity B made her debut as goalkeeper and was largely untroubled in goal for the entire match. A mixture of Phoebe A, Esther B, Su Shan W and Verity H in defence ensured the ball rarely entered the defensive D. When it did it was swiftly cleared away from danger and defence was rapidly turned into attack as midfielders and attackers Darcie W, Daisy H and Tilly D ran riot in the attacking half of the pitch. The goal difference would have been larger had it not been for two disallowed goals as Denstone Prep forgot that attackers must touch the ball in the attacking D for a goal to be awarded, however, five goals from Darcie, two from Daisy and one from Tilly D ensured Denstone Prep recorded a convincing win.

Girl of the Game: Daisy H

U11 Girls Tournament at Old Vicarage – 28/9/16

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The Under 11 Girl’s Hockey Team finished a highly respectable second of six teams on Wednesday 28th September at the OVS hockey festival.

The girls topped their group with 2-1 and 4-0 wins over St Bede’s and OVS respectably meaning they went straight into the first / second place final. Ultimately despite leading for most of the match DCPS were pipped at the post with a 3-2 loss against Pennine Way Junior School which ultimately saw DCPS finish second. The score could have been more but for a fantastic goal line clearance from Sophie T and some strong work in the midfield. Goals in every game from Lola along with a fantastic finish from Sophie H left DCPS with a goal difference of plus 4.

The team of Captain Imogen, Amber, Sophie T and Mia – all warriors in defence limiting opposition teams to 4 goals throughout the afternoon and Sophie H, full of running and movement; Hannah, fantastic at holding position on the wings; Lola always looking dangerous when going towards goal and Amelia, superb at linking play from defence to attack were busy throughout the afternoon.

The girls should be rightly pleased and proud of their efforts throughout the afternoon and for the way they conducted themselves with dignity. I am immensely proud of them and all they achieved for themselves and our school. Brilliantly done girls!