Twycross U9A v DCPS U9A – 7th November
The Under 9A team got us off to a great start with a solid 2-2 draw against a good Twycross team. Playing on an Astro designed for 5 a side football rather than hockey the girls did incredibly well to adjust to a different set of rules of hockey for the afternoon. DCPS played incredibly well with fantastic effort throughout as they worked together to get some solid hits at the goal. Tilly M looked absolutely solid at the back and was very unlucky against 2 unstoppable shots, Ellen and Katie were fantastic at getting their feet round and clearing the lines, Lottie, Evie and Emily worked superbly well in the midfield and Imogen was always willing to get stuck in. Goals eventually came from Captain Charlotte and Imogen who both took their opportunities well to ensure a draw for the first game of the afternoon.
Girl of the Game: Emily for her consistent effort, listening and positive attitude.
Twycross U9B v DCPS U9A/B
The second game saw more fantastic effort from a mix of A & B team girls. Tilly M was more composed in her defensive D, stopping the ball and taking her time to clear the lines. Even continued her great form, this time scoring a good goal and Lydia grew into the game well. Evie, Lottie and Rosie this time ensured DCPS spent more time attacking the goal than defending it. And Isabella looked very positive and busy up front. Goals from Lottie and Ellen ensured the team stayed unbeaten for the second time this afternoon.
Girl of the Game: Isabella for superb effort making tackles and really getting involved in the game.
Twycross U9C v DCPS U9B
A superb effort from the U9Bs saw them secure a resounding 1-1 draw with Twycross to ensure an undefeated afternoon for the DCPS Under 9s and 8s. Lydia looked more confident at centre back taking her time and making some clear passes out to the wings where Beatrice and Holly were always waiting to receive passes and get down the pitch. Further excellent work from Isabella in her second game of the afternoon, Josephine and Rosie ensured the ball was generally going forward and Heidi was starting to get more involved with the game. A sweet solid strike from Beatrice gave DCPS the goal to ensure the 1-1 and her consistency with some wonderfully powerful strikes of the ball was a delight to behold.
Girl of the Game: Beatrice for some great strikes towards goal.