Youth hockey

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Hockey -

Can­ter­bury un­der-10 girls fielded two teams at Hol­combe in the first tri­an­gu­lar of the year and two more at Folke­stone. The Can­ter­bury girls ended un­beaten at Holcs – with a sin­gle goal the dif­fer­ence be­tween the two Polo Farm sides – with Lucy Gotke and Heidi Os­mer im­press­ing. At Folke­stone, Can­ter­bury Lions lost one game, 4-0 to even­tual win­ners Ash­ford and beat Folke­stone, Herne Bay and the other Can­ter­bury side. The un­der-10 boys Pu­mas and Panthers trav­elled to Ash­ford and won all their games against Folke­stone, Hol­combe and Ash­ford. Rees Up­ton and Jonny Dev­ereux shone for the Pu­mas while Will Gar­diner and Will Up­ton did like­wise for the Panthers. The Jaguars and Tigers en­joyed some promis­ing per­for­mances at Gore Court. Can­ter­bury un­der-12 boys Lions and Tigers teams played at Polo Farm on Sun­day, win­ning all four matches against Mar­den and Hol­combe. The Jaguars and Leop­ards played at Herne Bay on Sun­day against the hosts and two Ash­ford teams. The un­der-12 girls fielded two teams against sides from Ash­ford, Maid­stone and Gore Court. Both Can­ter­bury teams played good hockey, win­ning all their games, with keeper Ge­or­gia Ben­field play­ing ev­ery match, plus one for an­other team, with­out con­ced­ing a goal. Two more Can­ter­bury teams headed to An­cho­ri­ans for a tri­an­gu­lar friendly on Sun­day. So­phie Wain and Evie Lewis scored the ma­jor­ity of the goals as the city club won eight of their 10 games against Folke­stone, Herne Bay and the host club, with Neave Jef­fery-fox im­press­ing in goal. The un­der-16 girls played Sevenoaks in the Kent League on Sun­day, scor­ing the only goal from a de­flected short cor­ner.

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