Following an impressive 10-1 win for our 2s on Sunday against Northop HC, which was their first competitive game as a team, our Manager Nicci Ashcroft has this to say:
“Well what can I say, an amazing effort by a history making debutante Ardudwy ac Arfon 2nds team yesterday!
Since the club started back in 1978, with only a few members over the years, the last few years has seen the club grow and flourish with youngsters proving the need for a seconds team in order for them to develop and grow, and as of today that momentous moment happened. Creating history which we are to be proud of. Junior hockey players who have worked hard over the past 2 – 3 years to be rewarded with playing competitive league hockey at a tender age of 13+. The 2nds team turned out with 10 of them from years 9-11, the other 5 made up of ‘old crocs’ haha!
This being the juniors first ever competitive full 11-a-side adult game, nerves were in the air for the “small” green army. A chat before the game hopefully helped ease the nerves as there was no expectation from them, other than to enjoy their game & time on the pitch as a team. But as soon as the whistle went, the nerves soon disappeared, and the juniors soon got stuck in. They played some fantastic hockey, proving their eagerness, excitement and nerves were all worth it. It wasn’t long before the first goal was scored & then they just kept on coming, confidence was radiant on the pitch, shutting out any of the dreary weather.
By half time it was 8-0. WOW WOW WOW, talk about Cheshire cats, no nerves to be seen or heard at half time. The second half started with them full of confidence, with some beautiful attacking play & passing and some stern defending when asked. The “Small” Green Army scored 2 more goals, and only conceding 1, with many a save made by the opposing team (Northop Hall) as she was peppered left, right & centre by the attacking Ardudwy 2nds team. Final score being 10-1.
What a start for a history making 2nds team. We couldn’t be prouder & you ALL should be proud of yourselves!! Here’s to the future!”
Congratulations to each player who took part yesterday, roll on the next few fixtures!
Goal Scorers were:
Nicci x 3
Cerys x 2
Siwan x 2
Elen x 2
Jaqs x 1