Unbeaten hockey juniors keep four clean sheets

Back row: Frankie Gascoigne, Olivia Kelly, Molly Green, Lizzie Temple, Jack Green. Front: Ben Hindson, Libby Marshall, Bryan Usher
Back row: Frankie Gascoigne, Olivia Kelly, Molly Green, Lizzie Temple, Jack Green. Front: Ben Hindson, Libby Marshall, Bryan Usher

Bridlington Hockey Club U12s travelled to Halifax on Sunday for four more matches in the Yorkshire Youth League.

v Bradford (drew 0-0) - From the start of this game, Bridlington were attacking strongly, with early shots from Frankie Gascoigne and Jack Green saved by the Bradford keeper.

The whole team worked very well together, linking passes and tackling well. Lizzie Temple and Ben Hindson linked well with Frankie Gascoigne and the midfield, to get more balls into the ‘D’ and Bryan Usher was unlucky to have a goal disallowed.

The Brid team totally contained Bradford and had so much possession, that Bradford didn’t have any scoring chances.

Olivia Kelly also had a shot on goal, but was denied by the keeper.

On her debut, Libby Marshall played well in midfield, making some valuable runs and tackles.

v Hull (drew 0-0) - The whole team worked well together in this match, with some great dribbling and passing from Usher, Green, Hindson and Kelly.

Usher was unlucky to have his shot saved early on in the game. There was some great end-to-end hockey, with Hull also attacking strongly, but Gascoigne, Marshall and Temple made some fantastic tackles in defence, to keep them out.

Molly Green in goal also made a great save, to keep the score at 0-0. Later on, Gascoigne dribbled a great ball into the goal area and Jack Green had his shot saved by the Hull keeper. v Wakefield C (won 2-0) - From the start of this game, Brid were attacking the Wakefield goal and they were rewarded with a goal by Usher quite early on.

Hindson in midfield linked well with the forwards and after passing a ball into Jack Green, he went on to score.

Gascoigne, Temple and Marshall worked well, to keep the ball in the Wakefield half of the pitch and Brid had possession for most of this match.

Usher had another shot on goal, but this was saved by the keeper and Hindson was unlucky to have a goal disallowed.

Overall, a great team performance which they should be proud of.

v Halifax (won 3-0) - In this fourth and final match, Brid had the upper hand from the start and were unlucky not to get on the scoresheet straight away, with shots from Gascoigne and Kelly.

The midfield worked together very well, to keep possession and did not allow Halifax any scoring chances.

The Brid forwards kept sending balls into the goal area and Kelly scored from a great shot.

Not long after this, Gascoigne passed the ball to Green who had his shot saved. Then, all Gascoigne’s hard work paid off when he was rewarded with a goal himself, making it 2-0 to Brid.

Finally, Kelly made the score 3-0 to Brid, with a great shot on goal. The performances resulted in them moving up a league for their next fixture in November.