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Hockey

Wednesday 2nd Oct

U12A v Brandeston Hall

A very exciting game with both teams working hard to secure possession. RHS were caught out in the first half through a very well-taken penalty corner but remained determined and were able to score when, Captain Yasmin Gradwick-Light’s shot, was deflected high towards the goal with the opposition goalie having no chance but to actually head the ball into her own goal off her helmet! Brandeston unfortunately scored again to clinch the game. Congratulations must also go to Katie Bagnall in goal who made some excellent saves. Final score: lost 2-1

U12C v Brandeston Hall

In their first game the RHS side started with real enthusiasm and showed determination throughout a very exciting end to end game. Skills learnt in the early weeks seem to pay off as the ball was passed and moved around the pitch. Lily Mason was player of the match for her skills and her stamina in both defence and attack. Final score: drew 0-0

U12B v St Felix U13B

The U12Bs played against a strong St Felix’s U13B team away. This was only the team’s second game of the season and although we managed to score from the very first phase of play the girls struggled to convert several key opportunities. They came back strong in the second half, which they drew 1-1 thanks to a great attack from Eliza Tribe. Player of the game was Amelia Anderson. Final score: lost 5-2

U13B v St Felix

At the end of the first half RHS were down 2-1 against St Felix U13A team. Morgan Thompson and Beth Cornell played well in attack.  However, in the second half St Felix came back strongly putting the RHS defence under a lot of pressure. Player of the match was Molly Irving with a very good game in goal. Final score: lost 4-1

U13A v Brandeston Hall

The U13As lost at home 3-2 to a very solid Brandeston Hall side. RHS took the lead but then went not only 3-1 down but also down by a player due to injury. Catie Bennett wrapped off a fine individual display however, with both the teams and her own personal second goal late on. Final score: lost 3-2

Tuesday 1st Oct

2nd XI v New Hall

The second XI made it 3 wins in 3 games on Tuesday when they won 3-0 away at New Hall. It was still 0-0 going into the last 10 minutes and it was starting to look like all the RHS pressure would result in nothing. However, thankfully the deadlock was broken and the team suddenly found their shooting boots. The pick of the goals came from Flo Peacock with a short corner deflected into the top left hand corner, just like in training! Final score: won 3-0

1stX1 v Hew Hall

The 1st XI recorded their first win this season with a convincing performance against New Hall. The team dominated in all areas of the pitch showing their ability to work together with confidence. Goals by Emily Davidson and Sophie Opielok sealed the 2-1 victory but there were plenty of opportunities created highlighting the dominance over the Essex side. Final score: won 2-1

Saturday 5th Oct

1st XI v Gresham’s

The 1st XI struggled against a talented Gresham’s side at the weekend. Gresham’s started brightly and scored early goals which knocked the confidence of the RHS team.  RHS played much better in the second half, putting pressure on the opposition and frustrating the well-drilled Norfolk side.  Unfortunately it was not enough but it restored some of the pride lost in the first half.  Player of the match was Beth Richardson. Final score: lost 8-0

2nd XI v Gresham’s

The 2nd XI suffered their first home defeat of the season against a clinical Gresham’s side. They played the better hockey but a stroke just before half time and a penalty corner after a period of sustained pressure meant the hosts finished 2-0 down. Excellent displays from TJ Sunuwar and Lissie Banks gave the base for a super team performance the score line did not reflect. Final score: lost 2-0

3rd X1 v Gresham’s

The 3rd XI played a strong Gresham’s side but RHS showed a determined spirit and worked very hard throughout the match. A great ball into the D from Siana Douglas-Hamilton allowed Elsie Mason to chip in the ball on the left post to score. Player of the match was Rebecca Pollitt for excellent play in defence. Final score: lost 3-1

U15A v Gresham’s

Despite playing the second match and having time to prepare after the long coach journey, RHS seemed slow to start, allowing an early goal when Gresham’s took advantage of a fast break opportunity. The opposition’s ability to create speedy transitions kept our defensive players more alert for the rest of the match. Possession was quite level throughout but the RHS side had difficulty getting shots on goal. Gresham’s converted on another opportunity, catching our defence out of position in a numbers-down situation, making the score 0-2 at the half. In the second half, Millie Orr and Lucy Watson worked hard to utilise width in the midfield and RHS earned several more corners as a result. Two more unfortunate goals by Gresham’s meant RHS could not comeback to win.Final score: lost 0-4. 

U15B v Gresham’s

With a number of players injured this week, the U15B team did well to adapt against a strong Gresham’s side. Although we managed to keep a clean sheet thanks to a fantastic performance from Gracie Tindale in goal, several key chances to score went awry leaving the score deadlocked. Player of the match was Jade Ridge. Final score: drew 0-0

U14A v Gresham’s

A disappointing performance from the RHS U14A squad who displayed little of the commitment and determination of recent performances. Despite a better second half performance, very few girls played anywhere near their ability, making it all the more frustrating to watch. Arden Ridge was our best player, showing resilience against a strong Gresham’s side. Final score: lost 6-0

U14B v Gresham’s

A great game to watch as the ball went from end to end with all players committing themselves fully in attack and defence. It was fitting therefore that the final score was 2 goals all. Both RHS goals were scored by Auriol Symonds; great left hand post conversions from crosses down the right wing. Player of the match was Molly Freeman for her superb defending and clearing as right defence. Final score: drew 2-2