This was the second competition game for the team. Dante Ng (Year 11, Peart) was the newest member to make their debut for the team.
The game started with King’s piling on pressure and converting a Penalty Corner (PC) situation into a goal after 1 minute to Aiden Fraser (Year 13, Averill). The rest of the first half saw disjointed play by King’s mixed with good phase play to allow five more field goals and two further goals from PC’s to pull away from Glendowie. Scott Illerbrun (Year 9, School) and Zak Swain (Year 11, Selwyn) scored their first goals for the King’s 1st XI during this time.
Half time score:
King’s College 8 Glendowie College 0
After discussing at half-time the need to play more of passing and link game the second half began with King’s playing at an increased pace. They applied pressure and scored a well worked field goal to Tom Lindberg (Year 11, Greenbank) after 3 minutes. From the restart King’s created a turnover and Aiden Fraser scored a good field goal. Glendowie scored their only goal from a defensive mishap after 7 minutes, but from then on it was one-way traffic with the King’s team racking up a further 12 goals in the second half. These were created with very good team play, accurate passing and putting players away in space.
Goal scorers were Scott Illerbrun-5; Tom Lindberg-4; Aiden Fraser-4; Callum Mackay-Peters-4; Charles Cleal-3; Zak Swain-1; Karl Wallace-1
Full time score- King’s College 22 Glendowie College 1
Overall a very good second half performance that followed a 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.
Next week the team will take on Avondale College at Avondale at 4.30pm.