On Monday 29th February Abbotswood were invited to a New Forest Hockey Tournament at Priestlands School. There were 3 group games, quarter finals, semi-finals and then a final.
Our first group game went really well with Abbotswood winning 3-0 against Marchwood, we then had to wait for 4 other games to be played before it was our turn. But when we did play, we scored so many goals I lost count! We had won 2 of our group games. We then waited for another two games to be played and we were on again, we won 4-0. Winning all our games got us into the quarter finals.
The quarter final game started, Abbotswood v Lymington B and unfortunately Lymington B scored but we did not let our heads drop and we came back and scored 2 goals. We were in the semi-finals!
Our team were getting excited, could we make the final? Mr Perry and Mr Claridge told us to keep playing the way we had, pass the ball and talk to each other.
On to the Semi-final. Abbotswood v Brokenhurst. There was a brilliant start from Abbotswood because we went 2 goals up but then Brockenhurst scored. We kept strong and held on to the lead. The final score was 2-1 to us. Abbotswood were in the FINAL!
The final was against Lymington A Team. Abbotswood played really well but Lymington A went 2 goals ahead, we kept on going not letting our heads drop and finally we scored a goal. We thought we could bring it back, but the referee blew his whistle, and we had ran out of time. The final score was 2-1 to Lymington A Team.
We came away with a silver medal which we were all really excited to get. All the Abbotswood team played really well, only having a week of training.
WELL DONE ABBOTSWOOD HOCKEY TEAM who were Tom C, Charlie, Archie, Ben, Sam, Lola, Jess W, Jess L and me!
Thomas K 6CD