This was the third competition game for the team. Max Robinson (Yr 11, MAJ) was the newest member to make their debut for the team.
The game started with King’s playing well but making errors at vital times that lead to the team trying to force the game individually instead of playing the passing game that they had practiced at training. The team regularly attacked the circle but Avondale had stout defence and kept King’s at bay. At 10 minutes into the game a Penalty Corner (PC) was converted by Charles Cleal from a well worked move. Play then ebbed and flowed with the Avondale defence frustrating the King’s attack. With 24 minutes played another PC goal was scored by Charles Cleal, again after a set move that had been practiced at training delivered the goods.
Half time score- King’s College 2 Avondale College 0
After discussing at half-time the need to play more of passing and link game, as well as relaxing the second half began with King’s playing at an increased pace. They applied pressure and scored a well worked field goal to Toby Irvine after 3 minutes. Play then went King’s way as they attacked but could not finish off the chances that they were creating. At 13 minutes into the second half, Achindra Molamure then got a great touch onto a ball that had been passed through from Aiden Fraser to score. Aiden then scored one himself from a well worked PC set play. After 21 minutes Callum Mackay-Peters tidied up from a saved PC and put the ball past the keeper to complete the scoring for the evening.
Full time score- King’s College 6 Avondale College 0
Overall a very good second half performance that followed a frustrating first half that was not as accurate as the team is aiming for. The game had some very good hockey interspersed with phases that showed that the team still has work to do. The bonus from today’s game was the way the team worked and scored form their PC’s.
We have a couple of weeks with no games but will be playing Mt Roskill July 22nd as our next competition game.