Hockey youngsters rise to the challenge

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A round-up of reports as Bridlington u10s and u12s travelled to Driffield.

THIS U10 team went to Driffield with a relatively inexperienced side, with only a few of them having playing competitive hockey before, and they really rose to the challenge.

In defence, Riley Jemison and Frankie Gascoigne had an excellent game, along with Declan Potts and goalkeeper Jack Green.

In the midfield captain Brian Usher and Niki Muru-King worked tirelessly, assisted by Ruby Goacher and Maggie Wilkinson.

Up front, Rebekah Pratley showed some great dribbling skills, followed by a powerful strike, taking them 1-0 up.

Jed Oyston, Jack Richardson and Tamara Lino also contributed well to the team effort and when Driffield drew level, they carried on tackling and pushing the ball forward.

This resulted in another great strike by Usher, taking them to 2-1 and a sweet victory.

Bridlington v Kingston-Upon Hull

UNFORTUNATELY, Hull could only field three players, so Bridlington gave them four players to make up a team and they played a friendly match against the remaining Bridlington players.

After some good hockey, the KUH/Brid mixed team went 1-0 up.

Both teams made some great tackles and had some goals shots. Green managed to find the goal with his shot in the last few seconds of the match, making it a final score of 1-1.

They have done really well to win their section and qualify for the next round of the Yorkshire In2 Hockey competition.

Bridlington U12 v Kingston-Upon-Hull

THE U12s came up against a well drilled Hull team who quickly took advantage of the less experienced Bridlington opponents.

Their forwards constantly put the Brid defence of Diane Jones, Sophia Topham and keeper Jack Green under pressure, quickly going 3-0 up, despite some good tackles by Bridlington.

Kieran Scotter made several good runs up the left wing and into the opposition half, with Jed Oyston and Lizzie Temple in support, but they couldn’t quite get a shot on goal.

Olivia Kelly linked really well with her defence and Ben Hindson in midfield, and she was very brave to carry on playing after being hit by a lifted ball into her shoulder.

The whole team gave 100% and carried on tackling to the end, but unfortunately the final score was 5-0 to Hull.

Bridlington v Driffield

IN THEIR second game against Driffield, the whole team played well together, tackling strongly and getting the ball into their opposition’s goal area several times, but without success.

Lizzie Temple made some excellent saves in goal, and the end result of 3-0 to Driffield would have been much higher had it not been for her.

A really good effort from the whole team and well done to all the new players whose hockey skills are improving all the time.