1st XI vs The Perse (L 0-8)
The 1st XI suffered a heavy defeat to The Perse on Saturday. Although RHS started brightly and Tash Scott played excellently in goal throughout, (deservedly earning her “Player of the Match” title) the opposition soon took their chances. It was a game that RHS can learn plenty from and use as a stepping stone for the rest of the season.
2nd XI vs The Perse (L 0-3)
The 2nd XI had a testing start to the season away at The Perse as they came up against a strong and well drilled side. The girls showed tremendous character and gave it their all for the entire game. Although RHS finished on the wrong side of the 3-0 score line, the attack created plenty of chances and could have scored a couple of their own. Despite the loss, there were certainly plenty of positives to take from the game.
3rd XI vs The Perse (W 2-0)
The 3rd XI had a really strong start to their match and considering this was a new team of players there was good team cohesion. The play between the two teams was even, but RHS demonstrated more flair on the ball. Cassia Peacock earned player of the match with fighting determination to gain back possession of the ball every time. In addition Sophie Jenkins distributed the ball with power and accuracy. The final score was 2-0 with goals from Shannon Dagger and Polly Dodds.
U15A vs The Perse (L 1-5)
The U15As started very strongly against The Perse but they were unable to score the goal needed to settle themselves down. Despite putting their opponents under a lot of pressure , that elusive goal never came. In the end, fitness was the difference between the two teams as The Perse ran out 5-1 winners.
U15B vs The Perse (L 0-1)
U15Bs lost 1-0 to The Perse. It was a well-fought game from the start, with Arden Ridge making some fantastic tackles in the D. Lauren Stephenson had a brilliant game in goal saving some tough shots, moving well and working hard for the team. There are lots of positives to take from the game and it was definitely an unfortunate loss with the goal being scored in the closing minutes of the game. Player of the match goes to Sonia Okechukwu for excellent clearing of the ball.
U14A vs The Perse (D 1-1)
The U14A team dominated the opening exchanges and managed to create a number of opportunities. However, RHS didn’t take any of the early opportunities presented to them and The Perse managed to score a breakaway goal. In the second half, RHS managed to get back into the game and skipper, Tilly Arulampalam, made the composed finish. The game finished 1-1, but was it an encouraging start. Libby Parker, George Nicholls and Tilly Arulampalam all played well.
U14B vs The Perse (L 0-3)
The U14B team had their first match of the season, and for many their first match ever, but it did not take long before they started to gain in confidence. The team fought well in the first half with some excellent play in goal from Molly Irving and some tenacious defending from Alice Kilian. In the second half, the team showed some encouraging attacking play especially from newcomer Bella Kelley, Molly Williamson and Esme Robson. All in all an excellent team effort and the player of the match was Bella Keeley.
The U13A team travelled to Orwell Park for an early season friendly tournament with no winners or losers. In the five games played there were glimpses of some fantastic hockey with the highlight being the match against Witham Hall which finished 0-0.