Jack, Jacob, Charlie, Seb, Ed and Max all went to Chipping Campden High School to play two games of Floorball against Temple Guiting and Blockley for the Semi-Finals. We played very well and are a strong team. Charlie and Jack were strong in defence assisting Seb to protect the goal, Jacob, Ed and Max were fast on their feet and Ed and Max each scored twice resulting in a 4-1 victory to St Catharine’s against Temple Guiting. Max’s two goals against Blockley meant the final score in that match was 2-1 unfortunately Blockley couldn’t equalise due to the tremendous team work and fast paced play by the boy’s from St Catharine’s. We waited with baited breath to see where our points left us on the scoreboard; unfortunately our 22 points put us in third place.
Overall it was a great experience and two of our best games to date. As a team we were a bit disappointed at not making the final, but have enjoyed playing these matches over the last year. As a team we have bonded well and got better and better getting at passing, scoring and team work.
The boys’ team won both their matches convincingly but did not win the league on point difference. The honours went to Bourton on the Water this time. All played very well. They beat Temple Guiting 4-1, then we beat Blockley 2-1. The attack was very strong, Ed as left wing, Max in mid, and Jacob as right wing. Max scored 4 out of the six goals and Ed scored the other 2. I was in defence, our defence was very strong. Seb was in goal but luckily not too busy as we kept pushing the ball up to the attack. Man of the match was Ed as he was always there in the right position for me to pass to him. We all worked well as a team.
I thought the defence was solid. If one went up someone else covered. It was unlucky we conceded but the goals were well placed, hard to stop. Seb did a fantastic job, under a lot of pressure from the other teams. Ed was faultless in his ability to pass the ball to me so I was confidently able to position myself to score. He had created the space by drawing the players in. Jacob was aware of where the ball was going, he read the situation well and was able to stop the ball going down the wing. I think the only reason I scored was because of space being created by others to enable me to score. I think we played well as a team, we had good communication, good tracking back and we read the ball well. I think it was a fantastic effort. We were unlucky not to go through as we had such amazing chemistry as a team.