Pool stage matches started against Loretto and we took a while to settle in. With a 12 minute match we ran out of time to score despite putting Loretto under pressure. We didn’t capitalise on this and ended the game with no goals.
The next match was a good contest. We made it difficult for ourselves again, giving away too many fouls and didn’t capitalise on any chances. MES managed to score a goal at the end in an otherwise even match.
Our final pool match was against Fettes and the girls came out fighting. They came to the ball and played some excellent set pieces. Once the goal flood gate opened we just kept on scoring and won the match comfortably.
Craigclowan v Loretto: Drew 0-0
Craigclowan v MES: Lost 0-1
Craigclowan v Fettes B: Won 7-0
Coming runners up in the pool meant our next match was against St Mary’s. Another good match with both teams determined to score. A brilliant couple of saves from Matilda and a few close misses from Sasha at the other end of the pitch meant the final score was 0-0. This led to running penalties and a sigh of relief that we had practiced them this week! Iona, Alyssa and OJ valiantly volunteered to take them. Matilda saved the first shot from St Mary’s, then Iona stepped up and confidently rounded the keeper to score. Matilda once again saved St Mary’s second shot and then Alyssa kept her cool and scored on the rebound, cementing our win and progression to the semi-finals.
Pool Play Off:
Craigclowan v St Mary’s: Won 0-0, 2-0 on penalties
In the semi finals we faced George Watson’s, a team we haven’t played before. George Watson’s started at a high intensity pace which caught us off guard and led to two early goals. After this, the girls upped their game and created some great chances. Unfortunately we couldn’t find the back of the net but it was wonderful to see the level of hockey being played by the girls. It was a great team effort and a fabulous day of hockey.
Craigclowan v George Watson’s: Lost 0-3
Thank you to all the parents who came along to support today and to Fettes for hosting a great tournament.
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