U10 Hockey v The Old Vicarage – Wednesday 12th October

Result : OVS – 1  DCPS – 0

The Under 10 girls travelled to OVS to play their first match on astro and what a difference it was for them as they had to adapt quickly to the new faster surface.  Both teams started well, however, with DCPS still using one-touch to try and get the ball moving. Not much progress was made towards goal and the ball was quickly won by OVS.  A lot of the play remained in midfield, where Captain Hannah, Mia and Abbey were particularly busy, and with Izzy W dropping deep from attack the midfield was quite strong. Grace, Georgina and Eloise remained strong in defence throughout and goalkeeper Izzy C made two excellent clearances from OVS attacks to ensure the score remained goalless for much of the match. Towards the very end OVS went on one final attack and Georgina did her very best but her and Goalkeeper Izzy C could not stop the ball creeping over the line as the two Denstone Prep girls were far outnumbered by the OVS girls and they nicked a goal late on to finish 1-0 winners.

Girl of the Game: Grace L for her movement and positional play throughout the match.