U14A v Norwich (W 2-0)
The U14A team played their best game of the season led by Captain Beth Dwerryhouse and with Philippa Timmis brilliant in defence. The game finished 2-0 and the girls were absolutely outstanding; showing their development as a team.
U14B v Norwich (L 2-1)
The U14B team had their last game of the season on grass and dominated the first half against Norwich. Unfortunately, they were unable to score and as a result it was 0-0 at half time. A scrappy early goal in the second half resulted in a 1-0 lead from Norwich and another goal followed shortly afterwards. Immie Hobart managed to score for RHS later in the second half but unfortunately it was too little too late. The final score was 2-1 to Norwich.
U15A v Norwich (L 3-2)
The Under 15A team played with heart in their last match of the season against Norwich on Saturday. They set out for a win and were challenged to play to their strengths as a team. The girls used their speed up the right and cool heads when under attacking pressure in their defensive half. Norwich had their own concerns and quickly matched RHS’s intensity and determination with their core of well-drilled and skilled midfielders. Sammi Chiu and Cassia Peacock worked extremely hard to sort out Norwich attempts and despite some excellent saves by goalie Tash Scott, Norwich went into the lead by two goals in the first half. RHS answered back and when the Millies worked the ball into the D and caught the goalie off angle, Millie Ainsworth tallied the first goal for RHS. The second half displayed an even more aggressive pace and RHS held their own with great team efforts to support attacking play. Each member of the forward line and midfield deserve credit for some really hard work. They earned several corners, one of which led to a slip left to Lucy Watson, who swept in a slick one-touch shot to even the score. Play was tooth-and-nail and the home side left no 50/50 ball unchallenged. The defensive line faced relentless pressure as Norwich administered a tough press. In the last 5 minutes RHS allowed another Norwich goal. They fought for an opportunity to level the score once again but the clock beat them to it. It was an excellent hour of hockey; one of those matches which offered moments of victory despite the final score. A fine ending to a great season.
3XI v Norwich (W 1-0)
The 3rd XI had a strong performance on grass and showed true grit to keep the main possession of the ball. A well-executed cross enabled Jessica Watson to hit the ball in for a well-deserved goal.
2XI v Norwich (W 1-0)
The 2nd XI saved their best performance of the season for the last weekend. They dominated the game from start to finish and thoroughly deserved their 1-0 victory through a goal by Flo Peacock. There were too many strong performances to pick a player of the match and the fact that RHS’s goalkeeper did not touch the ball through the whole game confirms this.
1XI v Norwich
It was a disappointing result for the 1st XI as they faced a dominant Norwich team at the weekend. RHS struggled to prevent the running players and appeared fatigued at the end of a busy term.