U14 Hockey District League
Marshland High School U14 girls hockey team started their Marshland Pink Ladies careers, winning their first-ever match against a very strong Convent of the Sacred Heart, Swaffham, who are habitually one of the teams to beat.
A very fast paced match saw captain Emile Raichelyte force Marshland’s first short corner of the evening. Helena Wadlow smashed the ball out and Georgia Snape got her shot in, but it was charged down by the Convent captain (and one of their Norfolk county players).
Fantastic work by Erin Campbell slowed up a Convent onslaught. Agata Rataj and Jess Slack could not prevent another county Convent player from weaving in and out of defenders, but Tegan Eggleton channelled her wide.
Convent, despite a tackle by Phoebe Porter, shot towards goal but goalkeeper Savannah Plavecz saved the day.
Luice Wicks dominated the top of the defence, and Eggleton swept up any danger, whilst the defending of Abbie Copping was reassuring. Helena Wadlow started to take the game away from the Convent’s best three players. Neve Curson also got in to the game now and forced the opposition backwards, then Georgia Snape scored with a lovely reverse shot after Chloe Sutherland’s tricky run.
A couple of tactical changes and a much needed rest saw us come flying out of the traps and Convent didn’t really know how to handle us. Brook Harris started to get more into the game, while Lucie Wicks pushed further up into midfield.
A surging run by Chloe Sutherland after good work from Abbie Copping saw Georgia Snape take on two players and smash the ball into Neve Curson turned and shot, but their goalkeeper made a good block. Helena Wadlow was there to smash in for 2-0.
Snape forced another short corner towards the end and her shot was kept out by another good save, then Savanna Plavecz was called upon for her second save.
Players of the match were Emile Raichelyte, Helena Wadlow and Georgia Snape.