A successful Sunday 24th September for the Girls U11 & U12 teams with 4 victories to one defeat.

Team of the week – London Wayfarers Wolves beat Spencer C’s by 14-0! In an exact repeat of last year’s fixture, (also 14-0), a team of entirely Year 6’s, played some exceptional hockey. 1 goal each for Annabelle Clunie and Poppy Wemyss, 2 each for Ruby Graham, Hazel Merry and Olivia Mann and no less than 6 for Ameena Hilton-Leigh. Player of the game was awarded to Olivia Mann.

London Wayfarers Lions beat Richmond Lions 6-1 The London Wayfarers team managed to score in every quarter and conceded only one goal in the 3rd quarter. It was good to see how strong our girls tackled and challenged the opposition. Improvements were seen in “using the space” and in terms of work rate and positive contribution, all girls managed to produce at equivalent level. All in all we had a strong team with some good all-round players showing skills in different positions. Maya Timmers and Meg Radford showed strong coordination and directing from the centre. They helped both defending and feeding Holly Hart and Anoushka Timmers on LW and Jemima Firmstone/Maya Silverwood on RW to bring the pressure in the oppo’s D. Isobel Perry as CF was leading scorer.

London Wayfarers Cheetahs lost 8-0 to a very strong Hampstead & Westminster A’s Always expected to be a tough fixture away in North London, the match was played in a blistering heat and unfortunately without a sub as one player was injured playing school hockey the day before. The score line did not really reflect a much closer game. London Wayfarers conceded 3 in the first 3 minutes and 3 in the last 3 minutes when the lack of legs and the heat took its toll. In between, a flowing and competitive game of hockey broke out for 35 hot minutes! I was particularly pleased with the overall effort as the girls never gave up against a strong Hampstead & Westminster team containing two Middlesex County players. Player of the match as selected by H & W was Amelia Thomas. Notable mentions for all for tireless running and a solid debut for Frankie Miller and coaches selection for player of the match Harriet Carr who bravely took more than one knock in pursuit of a goal.

London Wayfarers Hawks beat Hampstead & Westminster Whites (mixture of B’s & C’s) 2-1 The ‘never say die’ attitude was again to the fore as Wayfarers came from a goal down to win 2-1 in the last minute. Goals by Lucy Carr and the winner from Izzy Squires. Competitive spirit really made a difference with really good communication and calling in some fluent passing moves. Player of the match as selected by H & W was Lucy Carr and notable performances came from Francesca Longridge, Bella de Menzies and a good debut from Jemima Lawrence.

The GU12 11 a side squad played the London Wayfarers Boys 11 a side squad in a warm up friendly designed to get them ready for the season’s first fixture. It worked as the girls narrowly shaved the match 2-0.

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