Roller Hockey: Under 15’s finish strongly in Eastern Counties
After a poor start to the league season HBU u15 team finished on a high with three strong performances in Eastern Counties div 1 to secure 3rd place.
First up were league champions Kings Lynn who only last week had overwhelmed the HBU players. Learning from last week’s errors HBU took the lead in a close game with a well worked goal and held on to the lead until late in the game when quick reactions to a lose ball saw Kings Lynn equalise and then a penalty resulted in a 2-1 defeat.
Determined after the first game, HBU faced title hopefuls and cup final opponents Letchworth who had previously beaten HBU. In a physical game HBU went into the lead with the halftime score 1-0. HBU extended the lead twice in the 2nd half only to be pegged back on both occasions to win 3-2 and make sure of 3rd place.
The final game against Cambridge was effectively a ‘dead rubber’ and the HBU coach saw it as a chance to give the players a chance to test their alternative defensive system for real. It took a little while to get sorted which saw HBU fall behind by 3 goals before pulling it back and falling just short 2-3 but knowing what to work on in the training sessions.
Having already secured the South Eastern league title, HBU U 15 will go through to the National club championships on 28 June in Peterborough. They will complete the season in the National Cup finals at the Bay Arena on Saturday 19 July.
HBU : Rhys Young, Jamie McVey, Will Parkinson-Wellard, Josh Butcher, Oli Hudson, Jocie Greenwood, George Daly.