HBU Eastern Counties Under 11’s step up a level!
Eastern Counties Roller Hockey Association
Under 11s League Division 1
Tournament, Kings Lynn
Sunday 27 October 2012
HBU’s U11s made the long journey to Kings Lynn for the 2nd tournament of the season. The team was without Millie Clarke through injury and it was a first outing for Fionnbarr Parkinson-Terry and Dylan Parkinson-Wellard.
HBU v Cottenham 5 – 1
The first match of the day was v Cottenham & HBU scored at regular intervals in the first half with Sian Emslie scoring three and Archie Isaacs one. HBU took their foot off the gas in the second half which allowed Cottenham to score with 3 minutes on the clock. Archie Isaacs netted with a minute to go to make it a 5 – 1 win.
HBU v Peterborough 2 – 1
HBU’s second match was against Peterborough. At last month’s tournament the result had been a 2 – 2 draw and HBU were ready for a close match. Sian put HBU one up in the second minute and it stayed that way until half-time. After the interval, Peterborough bombarded the HBU goal but keeper Harrison Raven was enjoying the challenge. Sian scored a second with three minutes to go and Peterborough redoubled their efforts and scored a consolation goal in the dying seconds of the match past a tiring and unsighted Raven.
HBU v Kings Lynn 4 – 0
Last month HBU lost 6 – 1 to Kings Lynn so HBU were looking to do better this time. They had to concentrate hard both in defence and attack. The first half remained goalless until Sian scored with 30 seconds to go.
After the interval Sian quickly scored again and followed it with another. Raven in goal was outstanding, and with Max Bassom solid in defence, Fionnbarr perpetually harassing any Kings Lynn possession and Archie and Sian a continual threat on goal. Sian scored a further goal in the last minute to make it a 4 – 0 win over a shell-shocked Kings Lynn.
HBU Manager Clive Bassom commented “this was an amazing team performance and a brilliant debut by young Fionnbarr aged 8. With Harrison in goal and Max in front of him our defence was rock solid which set up the platform for Sian and Archie to deliver the goals. This tournament has blown the league wide open”.
Kings Lynn replaced Kent RH Academy at the top of the table and HBU moved into second. There are only 2 points separating the top three teams and there are three tournaments to go,
HBU Team: Harrison Raven (Goalkeeper), Archie Isaacs, Sian Emslie, Max Bassom, Fionnbarr Parkinson-Terry, Dylan Parkinson-Wellard