Match Report
Clifton College Boys-U11C vs  Dean Close Preparatory School
On: Wednesday, 17 Jan 2024
Venue: at Home

It's a draw! Remarkably, it's a draw. The boys worked hard and did well, but in all honesty, we probably should have lost this game. They had many chances on goal, especially in the first half, but they either missed the target or Ethan calmly saved them all - bar one very well placed shot. Overall, his efforts were excellent and he kept us in the game. Another very good performance was from Oliver who, for most part of the game, played very solid defence, timely intercepting or tackling and sweeping the ball away. We did spend a lot of the time defending, but we started to make good forays into their defence and we were eventually rewarded with a goal right in the last minute of play from a determined push forward from Keran and Torin. They drove forward, passed their defence and slipped in a pass for the oncoming Arya who managed to tap the ball into the bottom left corner and elatedly celebrated his very first hockey goal. This is the sort of draw that feels like a win. Well done to both teams for playing the game in the right spirit and displaying some very encouraging hockey skills.