A tenacious and determined Bedales U15 girl’s team saw off their opponents, KES Witley, with ease, netting 6 goals in a thrilling and pacey match. Bedales started well, putting pressure on early in the game, and never letting up, though to their credit, KES Witley never gave up fighting, putting in crucial tackles to make Bedales work hard for their goals, and even putting Bedales under pressure in their own ‘d’ several times.
Bedales worked very well as a team, moving the ball round the pitch with ease, anticipating passes and movement in a mature and fruitful way. There was some fantastic movement from the team, both on and off the ball, with the Bedales Forwards finding some great spaces from which to wreak havoc in the KES ‘D’. Bedales looked composed and untroubled, both in attack and defence, clearing the ball from their ‘d’ with ease.
A fantastic team effort from a motivated and professional squad. Goalscorers were Freya Deane 2 , Tabby Taylor 1, Abbie Adams 2 and Georgica Deane 1
Bedales Girls Hockey Win 4-0 against KES Witley
The Girls U14 team were also playing KES Witley, and emulated their older team-mates in a stunning 4-0 win. Bedales put pressure on KES early, with Guss Gilcrest scoring within the first 2 minutes. This early goal ensured KES were never really able to settle and put Bedales under pressure.
However, KES Witley’s brave and dogged defending ensured Bedales struggled to convert the numerous chances they had into more goals. However, Guss Gilcrest scored twice, with Lily Weatherill and Chloe Green also finding the net.
Once again, Ellie Catton captained from the front, and led her strong and determined team with aplomb. However, despite a brilliant team performance, two players gave stand-out performances, Guss Gilcrest, who was strong and forceful in midfield, and Margret Rice, who as centre-back, nimbly darted round the pitch, putting in superbly-timed tackles, and making some strong, driving runs into the opposition 25.
With these two teams coming through, the future of hockey at Bedales does indeed look bright!
Bedales Boys Football 3-3 Draw against KES Witley
Determination and bravery were two qualities on show in abundance in the Boys U14 Football match, also against KES Witley. The boys never-say-die spirit was rewarded with a 3-3 draw, in which Bedales came from behind several times and did not let their heads drop. Captain Charlie Green set a great example for his players to follow, and was ably supported by goalscorers Raf Law, who found the back of the net twice, and Jack Shannon, whose goal inspired Bedales to pick up the pace.
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