3rd VII v Felsted (W 5-2)
Away at Felsted, the 3rds played with confidence with a final score of RHS 5 Felsted 2. Cantelo scoring twice and other goals by Harwood, Smith and W-Gray. The highlight of the match was watching Cam Kerr beat 4 players and the goalkeeper, then miss an open goal. Man of the match was Tom Harwood.
2nd VII v Felsted (L 1-0)
The game was very even and a fair score would have been 1-1 but RHS hit the post and the Felsted goalkeeper dealt with anything RHS threw at him. Will Matthews played well in mid-field as did Will Anstey in defence.
1st VII v Felsted (L 2-0)
The 1st team recorded a disappointing loss despite being in the ascendancy for most of the game. RHS began the game slowly but gradually played as a team. The second half saw RHS carve some clear chances but they could not put the finishing touches to the excellent build-up play.
The juniors took 6 teams away to Gresham’s on Saturday for their third fixture of the season.
Junior 1st VII (L 4-3) The junior first team lost 4-3 in a game which ebbed and flowed. A hatrick from Fergus Atkins gave RHS their three goals while some stunning saves from Max Orr at the other end kept RHS in the game. The team continue to show promising improvement and are making steady steps towards playing some good hockey.
Juinor 2nd VII (L 5-1) The junior second team had a very poor first half and were 4-0 at the break. They pulled themselves together and came out fighting in the second half. A fine move resulted in a goal for Fin Anderson at the back post to level the second half 1-1, and make the final score 5-1.
3rd VII A valiant effort against a much stronger opposition who moved the ball swiftly and with a directness we struggled to cope with. Our attacks down the right gave us hope and we manufactured a number of chances that we were unable to convert. Full credit must go to the players for their determination and perseverance.
4th VII (L 3-1) This was a display of endeavour that deserved a little more return than it got. Some strong driving play from Ed Fairley in midfield and the energetic efforts of Waylett and Crallen gave us constant hope of a victory. Sadly the opposition were more decisive in front of goal and ran out deserved winners 3 – 1.
Junior 5th VII (D 3-3) The fifths took part in a tight match where the lead changed hands. Superb goalkeeping from Max Cullinane ensured RHS went into the break 2-1 up. Although the lead was lost, a late mazy run and accurate shot gave Cory Stone his hat-trick and the side a deserved 3-3 draw.
Junior 6th VII (W 1-0) The sixths went down to a last gasp goal, having more than played their part in a tight encounter. Nick Males defended stoutly and Felix Lucas showed he can strike a hockey ball beautifully. Credit must go to Luke Clark-Smith whose dedication to the cause involved a headed save at one point.