In September sunshine
OE v 1st XI hockey
The annual game against the Old Exonians was played on a Friday evening, bathed in sunshine. The enticement of alumni sandwiches and cakes alongside tasty beverages brought ex pupils back to battle against the new 1st XI team.
The early exchanges saw the OEs defend hard and well with Mollie Tettenborn back in goal doing what she does best. Amy Dixie, Megan Stride, Emily Bairstow and Emily Rix supported her, but found the school side tough to control. Guests Dani Lunn and new girl Kate Wright found space through midfield and built the OEs attacks, gradually gaining a foothold in midfield. The school’s movement and passing remained superior and a goal soon followed.
Anna Yoyo lived up to her name covering stacks of ground and Em Scott dazzled and dodged the school sticks, just like the old days! The school continued to press the OEs creating turnovers and counter attacking. Sophie Gibbons fought alongside the midfield OEs to stem the flow and get the ball higher to Tilly Thomas in front of goal.
But the pressure told and two further goals followed before the final whistle allowed the players to succumb to the lure of the food and drink that had been promised. It was, as always, a great success.