The 2nd XI played against Langley on Tuesday 15 October at home. In the first half RHS dominated and took an early lead when a right hand cross was converted by Cesca Morelli sneaking the ball inside the left post. RHS should have capitalised on this however, despite making some good runs down our strong side, actual clear strikes on goal were few and far between. RHS also had at least 6 penalty corners in the second half and failed to convert any of these. Two minutes from the end Langley, who had been threatening made a break, were awarded a penalty corner which they duly converted to tie the score line. RHS players will be disappointed that they were unable to take their chances when they had them. The defensive four, Philippa and Sarah Murrison, T-J Sunuwar and Lizzie Banks once again all had good games and their understanding of each other’s play is consolidating.
The U13A and B teams played Norwich at home on Wednesday. The Norwich A team were a very strong side. The first half was end to end but Norwich were on target and 2-0 up at half time. RHS fought back and Tilly Arulampalam scored 2 excellent goals in quick succession early in the second half. George Nicholls made some spectacular saves in goal but, unfortunately, Norwich scored another goal just before full time. The girls played very well as a team, in dreadful conditions, and the final score was 3-2. Player of the match was Tilly Arulampalam.
The B team also suffered defeat against Norwich but fought right until the end. Holly Folkard-Smith scored a great goal in the second half in a player of the match performance.
The U12A and B hockey teams travelled to Norwich on Wednesday. The A team encountered a very strong Norwich side and whilst the first 10 mins was very even at 2-1, Norwich gradually pulled away to put past another 6 goals. RHS defence battled well and in particular Charlotte Stenning had a great game (on her birthday too!) as did goal keeper Katie Bagnall who was pummelled with Norwich shots.