DCPS v Twycross House – 6th November

DCPS – 8

Twycross House – 0

A much changed ‘A’ team took to the pitch for a match against Twycross House and finally a team performance to be proud of was produced.

Despite some girls missing the match due to workshops at Denstone, the hockey term finally came alight with every expectation being met and a team performance of the highest calibre being produced by Verity, Georgina, Caoimhe, Evangeline, Hannah, Darcie, Tilly D and Emily.

Right from the very start as soon as Twycross House took the first push back, Darcie pounced to win the ball, dribble down to the attacking D and gave DCPS a 1-0 lead in the very first seconds on the game.

2 further goals in the first third for Darcie giving her a personal hat-trick and a quick attack and goal from Twycross House gave DCPS a 3-1 lead at the end of the first third.

The second third saw more of the same with great play from the back with Verity B powerfully clearing her goal line, Georgina, Caoimhe and Evangeline absolutely solid in defence, Hannah, Darcie and Tilly D running the midfield and Emily always creating problems for the opposition in the attacking D led to more goals for DCPS in the second half. Four goals for Tilly D and a fourth also for Darcie gave the team of DCPS a superb 8-1 victory.

Whilst Twycross really struggled to get to grips with the grass surface, Denstone Prep were for the first time this term proactive in their hockey and always looked in control of the game. DCPS went straight into tackles from the very first whistle, their teamwork, looking up and passing was slick and accurate, the movement from all players was absolutely superb, the talking and support of each other was excellent and the effort, commitment and determination from every player was unquestionable.

To finally see the team playing as well as we know they can was an absolute delight and we can only hope this form and effort remains now for the rest of the term!

Girl of the Game: every single player, they all put in maximum effort, showed their true skills and ability and represented the school and themselves so proudly!