Senior inter-House Hockey Competition
Thank you and well done to all the Houses for a great inter-House competition yesterday. The good weather meant that the event was well supported, and was played in a good, competitive spirit. The final was a fantastic spectacle with Cumming just edging Duffus 1-0 in a very tight game. Congratulations to Cumming and well done to G-House for sticking at all the matches and gelling well together - great House Spirit shown. Thanks also to Miss Desmond for helping with all the setting up and the umpiring and to Mr Morton for assisting with crowd control and support.
The results are as follows:
4th Round Square
U15 XI vs Edinburgh Academy
Drew 2-2 in match time, LOST 5-4 on penalty flicks
The Boys U15 squad took on Edinburgh Academy in the Plate Semi-final at home. They started the match well against a strong opposition, and good hockey was played by both sides. Edinburgh scored first off a well drilled short corner. After half time the boys played some fantastic hockey and Dan levelled the score off a short corner. Gordonstoun had their defence under a lot of pressure and Ollie R scored another brilliant goal. After a very tense 50 minutes the score was 2-2 meaning the match had to be decided on penalty flicks. The score was 4-4 after flicks, so we went to sudden death penalties where unfortunately we lost. The boys played some very intense, high quality hockey and all should be proud of their performance, well done!
1st XI vs Aberdeen Grammar School (AGS)
The 1st XI took on AGS at home. They started the match brightly with both teams playing attacking hockey. The pitch was being stretched and AGS scored first from a well taken penalty corner goal. This sprung the boys into gear and they pushed hard for the equaliser, created some good chances but were unable to put the ball in the back of the net. The second half started with AGS scoring three very quick goals as a lapse in concentration cost the boys. They worked hard to get back into the game and James B scored a well taken goal but the final score was 1-4 to AGS.
U14 XI Quasar HC U16 XI
The boys started the match with real determination but the majority of the match was played in the middle of the pitch, which made things difficult for both teams. A loss in concentration at the start of the second half saw the team concede two goals but in turn they created good attacking opportunities but were unable to convert them. Some valuable lessons were learnt from the match which the boys will put into their next matches after half term. Final score: U14 XI 0 Quasar U16 2
Gordonstoun U14 and U15 XIs vs Quasar Hockey Club
The U14 boys started the match really promisingly, thinking about how they had been asked to play. The boys moved the ball quickly and the off the ball movement was fantastic, which resulted in some lovely opportunities created. The forwards took two great chances in the first half and again in the second half with one more goal to make the final score 3-0 to Gordonstoun. The team are making great improvements and have a great attitude and approach to play good hockey.
Unfortunately the U15's match had to be stopped early due to an injury to the opposition goalkeeper but before that the team played some superb hockey and were ahead by 4-0 with the pitch being stretched and the movement off the ball superb. The team is making great progress and with cup matches and lots of school matches to come, the prospect for the rest of the term is very exciting.
Gordonstoun vs Strathallan (A)
The 1st XI were up against a very well drilled and organised Strathallan team. From the start the boys found it hard going and were blown away in the first ten minutes of the match, finding themselves 0-5 down. At half time, after some target setting and tactical switches, the boys performed much better and they were extremely happy with their second half performance. Valuable lessons were learnt and will be taken into the team's next match. Final Score: Strathallan 7 Gordonstoun 1.
The boys of the 2nd XI fought valiantly as they were up against a very strong Strathallan Second XI. The boys worked hard for each other, created some good attacking opportunities and managed to score a well taken goal. The opposition was very slick in their play and took advantage of their superior possession to win the match comfortably. Final Score: Strathallan 8 Gordonstoun 1.
The U15A team started the match really brightly, moving the ball quickly and opening up the Strathallan defence. The first half was a very tight affair with Strathallan scoring the only goal, through a well taken penalty corner. The second half saw the boys make a few mistakes whih Strath made count, scoring four goals in the second half. This was the team’s first match of the season but it is showing great promise for the season ahead. Final Score: Strathallan 5 Gordonstoun 0.
The U15Bs played exceptionally well and were unlucky to concede a late second half goal after a really tough match. The team showed great guts and determination which will really help them for the remainder of the season. Final Score: Strathallan 1 Gordonstoun 0.
The U14A XI played against a very well drilled and organised Strathallan side for their first match of the season, as well as it being their first time playing on a full pitch. The boys worked exceptionally hard throughout the game and never gave up, with some excellent advances and attacks into the Strathallan ‘D’, though, unfortunately we were unable to convert these opportunities. The match provided us with areas and skills to improve on, and overall a good game was had by all. Strathallan 8 Gordonstoun 0.
It was an excellent first match against a good Strathallan side for the U14B XI. The teams were evenly matched and some good team work and passing led to Gordonstoun scoring first. The boys worked hard from defence to attack but, unfortunately, Strathallan managed to equalise in the second half. Overall a good game was had by all giving us a good foundation to build on for the rest of the season.
Final Score: Strathallan 1 Gordonstoun 1
The boys'1st XI started the match very promisingly with the boys moving the ball quickly and using the space of the pitch very affectively. Tuege N, Max F, Matthew A and Axel BB were able to distribute the ball quickly into the midfield where Felix E, Theo F and Max K created good pockets of space to use. The forwards worked tirelessly hard with Marcus C getting some good shots on target. The second half saw the team take their opportunities with Marcus C converting a short corner and soon after finishing nicely from close range. Felix E scored a lovely reverse stick strike to make the final score 3-0 to Gordonstoun.