The most recent round of summer hockey matches was highlighted by continuing improvement in skills and team strategies. Our newer players have settled in well to the game and are showing great adaptability and understanding, while keeping active and having some fun. Players have adapted well to the ‘no hitting’ rule, which has translated into a focus on better ball control.
Under 10 Mixed
Newtown Spirit vs Geelong College 10-1. Goals scored by 6 different players. Well done to newer players Hugh and Archer who got on the scoreboard.
Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia 3-6. Great work from George to score the goals, with Jacob, Madison and Emma showing great awareness of team mates and well considered passes.
Under 12 Mixed
Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia Maroon 5-2
Newtown Strikers vs Geelong Jaguars 3-10
Under 14 Mixed
Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia Blue 4-11
Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia Pink 2-2. Great work by Luca, Ollie and Kate in looking for team mates in good position and using 1-2 passes.
Under 17 Mixed
Newtown Spirit vs Newtown Strikers 7-4
Flame On vs Newtown Spirit 14-3. Thanks to Erin, Katie and Alex who filled in for Spirit.
Newtown Strikers vs Navvies 11-9
Waaah Spaced vs Slip Slop Slap 9-2
Newtown Strikers vs Saints Black 7-7
Newtown Spirit vs Saints Red 4-2. Great game by Chris, Zen and Marion, who frequently applied good pressure to the opposition.
There was some excellent passing in this week’s game, with Olivia and Lily doing a great job of looking for players in space. Paxton positioned himself very well and was ready to gain possession when the opposition had the ball. Will and Hugo showed good communication with team mates, and Annabel found some good spaces to receive the ball.
Rockets vs Supersonics 4-3. Excellent work by young players Grace, Charlotte and Ollie, with Darren providing a solid wall in front of goal for Supersonics.