B/C Hockey Tournament

B/C Hockey Tournament

The Batt School B and C hockey teams attended the Witney Partnership tournament at Wood Green School on Tuesday with the excitement of some children representing the school for the first time.

The C team opened their account versus Madley B’s and although they kept the majority of possession inside the Madley half, they could not convert their chances and inevitably one quick counter attack lead to a Madley goal.

The next game for the C’s was a much more cagey affair and a battle in the middle of the park ensured a 0-0 score versus West Witney C. This was quickly followed by their final group game versus North Leigh B and with quick feet and a swift turn Theo slotted home the first goal for the C’s. Unfortunately North Leigh replied quickly to leave the game at 1-1 meaning the C’s finished 3rd in their group on goal difference only.

The B team kicked off their game versus Ducklington B and controlled the game from the off, with goals from Harry, Harvey and Phoebe ensuring a 3-0 score line. They followed this up with a convincing 4-0 win against Blake B with further goals for Harry and Martha, Toby and Will adding the others. The final group game saw Mr Baker lose count of who scored as the B’s hammered in 8 goals without reply against North Leigh C although Martha did state she had scored a hat-trick!

Having won their group without conceding a goal the B’s then set up a semi-final clash with North Leigh B. The Batt started brightly, with the majority of possession but could not affect a breakthrough on goal. After many shots a chance fell to Harry on the edge of the area who then duly slotted the ball home into the corner. After which North Leigh’s resolve crumbled and Olivia followed up with a second after a good cross from Charlie.

The final versus Aston was to be a much tenser affair. The Batt started in similar style, dominating possession and territory but Aston had set up with a solid defence. A quick through ball on the counter attack caught The Batt defence out and the Aston striker took advantage to give them a 1-0 lead. This further spurred The Batt to continue the attack and with a couple of substitutions, Harry, as in previous rounds, came up with the all important equaliser. With the game drifting towards a draw Will latched on to a through ball to score the winner seconds before the hooter blew for full time to crown the Batt B team champions.

Congratulations to all involved in a superb, competitive tournament.