A firm foundation
OE v school hockey match
The OEs amassed a wealth of talent from one to three years past. The sight of Luke Crocker, currently in the National League at Bristol University, Jim Shepherd and Jack Thomas drew immediate concerns from our school players, even before the finishing of George Milner was considered.
The game began with a school flourish pressurising the OE goal. The OEs held firm and found some form with some free flowing attacking moves. Goals came from George Milner and again from George Milner. Aaron Tucker broke free and replied for the school. George completed his hat trick scoring again and Tom Taylor scored from a corner to close the gap to 2-3.
The school pressed again and held the ball effectively, creating some chances, but George Milner was again on hand to slot his fourth.
Mr Jones was impressed with the OEs' patterns of play. “It was great to see the guys and it was obvious many are still playing at high levels,” he said.
“It is hugely gratifying that they continue to develop their hockey skills, following on from the foundations the school created.”
1st v OEs - lost 2 - 4