Under 11s Match Report – Sunday 2nd March

Under 11s Match Report – Sunday 2nd March

The day started in lacklustre fashion with the boys in blue playing like they’d not had much sleep, or in some cases, were still in bed. This resulted in deservedly falling a goal behind after about 10 minutes. They did however turn it around after a break and a stern managerial talk which resulted, soon afterwards, in a fine, long range, equalising strike before, only a minute later, young Sami smashed the ball home to put them in the lead. From then on they never looked back, adding a third breakaway goal thanks to some intervention from Jesus.

Anyway – that’s enough about Man City’s glorious win against Sunderland this afternoon – let’s get back to the hockey…….

The under 11 boys once again turned out in force on a cold, wet and windy Sunday morning, showing their great commitment to the game. They were cheered in by the crowd of parent, grandparents, brothers, sisters and pet dogs who and were rewarded by some very skillful hockey by both Bridgend and their opposing teams. The skill level and teamwork of these youngsters is fantastic and bodes well for the future.

The backbone of the team comprised of Matthew Tudball, Michaels Wilks and Hodges and Sam Ingram ably backed up by Adam Davis.They were strongly supported by the ever willing Thomas Wooster,Luke Davis, and James Tudball who ran themselves into the soggy, astro ground. A special mention must go to the two youngest members of the team, 6 year olds, Luis Delgado and Ben Beckinsdale, who displayed great bravery going in for tackles against much larger opponents nearly twice their age !

Bridgend lost narrowly to strong Whitchurch, Gwent and Canton teams but, then recovered to beat Abergavenny, with Sam Ingram bagging a brace of goals on his debut and Michael Wilks also getting his first for the club. the fourth goal was a fitting reward for Matthew Tudball who starred in all four matches.

Thanks to for the support from Jeremy Ingram and Andy ‘Blackcat’ Davis who were standing in whilst Jon, the team’s coach, was off to the warmer climes of Austria on a scouting mission for new players.