Hockey club get into new season
The competitive season is now well underway for Yate Hockey Club, with each of the 5 adult teams having played their first few games.
The men’s first team travelled to Cardiff for their first two games, both of which demonstrated some strong play, but they struggled to put anything on the scoreboard.
The recent game away against Hereford’s first team saw them secure a convincing 3-1 win.
The ladies 1st team have had a somewhat similar start to the season, with their second game resulting in 1-1 draw against Bristol University, a very good result against a team that finished much higher than Yate in the Premier Division 1 last season.
The first game for the ladies second team saw a comeback performance with Yate starting the second half at 4-1 down but securing a 4-4 draw.
The men’s second team, buoyed by a number of promising juniors have won two of their three games so far this season. The ladies third team also have some new junior members and there have been some good periods of play, especially in their game at Old Bristolians thirds where at half time Yate were 2-0 up. However the home side kept going and the final score was a 2-2 draw.
In the Junior section of the club the U10s have began their Avon League campaign at YOSC. Many of the players have been with the club in U8s but Yate also welcomed some new members to the team, making this the first time they had played a competitive match together.
All players worked really hard on putting what they have been doing in training in to practice and they grew in both confidence and performance with every game. Some standout goalkeeping by James Smith was supported by the outfield players who put in some strong tackles.
Yate also has a the newly formed U16s girls’ side who played their first match against Firebrands in a brilliant game, the end result being 3-1 to Yate. The effort and resilience of the team throughout the game showed how much determination the team has to win.