After only 2 weeks of hockey training two Under 9 teams went to play against Park School – many girls in their first ever Hockey match.
Initially both Moyles Court teams needed to be strong in defence, as the ball was in the opposition’s attacking end much of the time. Fortunately, Moyles Court girls A Team defended tirelessly and only conceded 2 goals despite many more than this being attempted by Park! The younger ‘B’ Team struggled a little from inexperience of positioning but again, due to strong defence, only lost by 0 – 4.
The ‘A’ Team, however, were constantly learning and improving, especially in their positioning. The score for this team in their 3 part match was – 0-2, 0-0, 1-0. In effect, they lost the first, held the second to a draw and won the third by a goal in the dying minutes!
Although Moyles Court lacked experience and the knowledge this brings, they certainly did not lack determination and the will to fight until the very end!
A Team – Moyles Court – 1 Park School – 2
B Team MC – 0 Park School – 4
Players of the Match: Mia and Leila for the A Team and Evie for the B Team
Moyles Court and Talbot House girls were considerably taller and more experienced than the opposition. This was evident in the first quarter when the score was 5-0 to Moyles Court. We continued to dominate in the second quarter with our shooters playing well and our defence keeping the ball away from Sopley’s attacking circle. So it was 10-0 to Moyles Court at half time.
Going into the second half we weakened our team by changing positions and hopefully showing good sportsmanship to a much weaker side.
The final score was 14-0 to Moyles Court.
After the match tea, Sopley stayed for a coaching session with some of the Moyles Court team. The girls played in mixed teams and the aim was to gain experience.
Final Score: Moyles Court – 14 Sopley Primary – 0
Player of the Match: Amia and Isabella
Today was the first hockey fixture for the season, the first fixture for our year 5 girls, and the first fixture for the year 5’s and 6’s together. The girls had only 2 hockey lessons prior to the match and they played fantastically.
The new Year 5 girls have learnt quickly how to play in a competitive situation, with Phoebe and Ruby supporting Izabella brilliantly in defence, clearing the ball time and time again to stop The Park girls scoring.
We were playing on a very different 4G pitch which is not what our girls are used to, and although they found it difficult to get a lot of power behind their passes, Amelie and Victoria were able to both score for Moyles Court, and Lola was unlucky to have a further goal uncounted during the second half.
A fabulous start to the season, and I look forward to seeing this team progress over the term.
Final Score U 11 Moyles Court – 2 The Park – 4
Captain : Lola Cuckney
Players of the Match: Amelie and Victoria
This was a triangular match against both B.C.S. and Ballard, each school playing the other two. In the first match against B.C.S. the 2 teams were quite evenly matched but with some changes in Moyles Court team positions, to allow everyone to play, we just lost the edge and narrowly lost.
The second match saw B.C.S. loose to Ballard meaning that if Moyles Court could win the last match against Ballard this would stop them winning all the matches.
In the last match, Moyles Court were much more focused and changed their form of play. This paid off and with some strong batting from most of the team and some inspired fielding from some individuals Moyles Court deserved to win.
After a good 2 hours of non-stop play the result was 4 points to each school making a three way draw!
B.C.S. – 13 rounders Moyles Court – 10 rounders
Ballard beat B.C.S.
Moyles Court – 11.5 Ballard – 9.5
Players of the Match:
Given by B.C.S. – Farah for fielding and Tatum for batting
Given by Ballard – Nia for fielding and Tatum for batting
Given by Umpire – Rachel for determined play all round
On Wednesday, we held our annual Moyles Court Invitation Cross-Country event. Due to the change in date we had less than half the entries of previous years, seven schools in total, but with a promise of all the usual schools entering next year, we were blessed with a cool but sunny afternoon.
Both the junior boys and girls races were won by St. Francis School but Baden Powell and Leehurst Swan schools ran them close in both races.
Moyles Court School’s highest placed runners were Alex in the boys’ race, he finished 18th and Lea who finished 20th in the girls’ race.
Again, in the senior races, St. Francis School won both the boys and girls team races, although the girls’ race was shared with Talbot Heath. However, Moyles Court senior boys’ team did well to finish second – so well done to Max 6th, Archie 7th and Richard 8th.
In very competitive races all the runners from Moyles Court managed to complete the course and I am sure they will have learned a lot from their experiences.
A great afternoon was had by all – a huge well done everyone!
The girls had to work very hard in the first half defending a great team of Ballard’s attackers as 3 goals were scored in quick succession within the first few minutes. However Moyles Court fought back and the first half concluded 5/3 to Ballard with our goals scored by Lucy.
Moyles Court had clearly warmed up as the girls were quick, defended well and attacked hard in the second half. Between Jade and Nia, 6 goals were scored to Ballard’s 2.
The match ended with a victorious win of 9/7 to Moyles Court!
With changing of positions and opportunities for all the girls to get some match play, this was a superb team effort. It was bitterly cold but the girls remained cheerful throughout. Well done!
Players of the Match: Nia and Rachel
The Moyles Court team started well, scoring the first 2 goals. This was encouraging as our team consisted of only two Year 5s – the rest being Year 4s. The opposition were all Year 5s and 6s and considerably taller!
Our three older and taller girls commanded the game and were supported by the smaller girls who fought hard. Moyles Court deserved to win by 4 goals to 1 after playing so well.
Final Score: Moyles Court – 4 Leehurst Swan- 1
Player of the Match: Lola for scoring all the goals and for her determination on court
The Moyles Court team was a mixture of ages due to a hockey match being played at the same time. Moyles Court made a good start and by half-time the score was 4-1 to us.
After changing a few players around, the 3rd quarter was a really strong one for Moyles Court. We were beginning to learn by our mistakes in order to improve as well as scoring more goals, hence the score now was 12-2.
Consolidating the play in the last quarter allowed us to win by 12 goals to 2. A pleasing result!
Final Score: Moyles Court – 12 Avondale – 2
Player of the Match: Farah
Leehurst Swan got off to a good start and scored the first 3 goals while Moyles Court took longer to begin to score!
After half time and with encouragement, Moyles Court showed much more ‘fight’ and determination to win the ball. This, along with stronger defence and improved shooting, allowed the score to improve in our favour to 2 all in the second half.
A good result in the end (improving each ¼) after a shaky start!
Final Score: Moyles Court – 4 Leehurst Swan- 6
Player of the Match: Amia Cook
On the day, our squad of 10 was reduced to 7, with reserves required to play. Consequently it took Moyles Court a while to settle into a different team arrangement, thus allowing Leehurst to pull ahead early into a 6-1 lead.
Moyles Court however, began to realise what was required of them and started to play with more confidence and determination. This, along with better footwork skills than the opposition, enabled them to score 1-0 in the next quarter.
In the second half, the score was close, 1-2 to Leehurst. So although the overall score was 8-3 to the opposition this did not reflect the improvement by Moyles Court as the game went on. Well done girls, excellent performance from you all.
Final Score: Moyles Court – 3 Leehurst – 8
Player of the Match: Amelie, for good defending in her first ever match!