Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

22 Feb 2017

1st XI win v MES 660w

On Tuesday 7 February, the 1st XI played Mary Erskine School in the East District Knock Out Cup Semi Final at Mary Erskine School. It was a very competitive game with both teams playing fast flowing hockey. Mary Erskine School attacked well the first half and scored 3 goals in the first 15 minutes, however St George's stuck to their task and Ciara (U6) scored from a penalty corner to make the score 3-1 to Mary Erskine School at half time. St George's started the 2nd half really well and scored 2 goals in quick succession, from captain Kirsty (U6) and Bessie (U6) to even up the game at 3-3. MES had opportunities from penalty corner but Ailsa (U6) and Catherine (U6) made some great goal line clearances to keep the score at 3-3. This is how the game finished so we went to running penalties to decide the winner. Each team nominated 5 players. Amber (U5) in the St George's goal did a fantastic job of saving 3 of the MES penalties and with Kirsty, Katie (U5) and Emma (L5) all scoring for St George's, St George's won the match 3-1 and will now play George Watson’s College on Monday 6 March in the final.

St George's 2nd XI travelled to Dundee on Saturday for their final league fixture of the season, knowing a win would take them to the top of the Coach Logic Scottish league table.  The girls started strongly, with Julia (U5) finding space to attack down the right hand side of the pitch and soon the girls opened the scoring through Olivia’s (U5) calm shot from mid-circle.  After this point St George's dominated possession without being able to score, largely due to the skill of the Dundee goalkeeper.

The second half continued in much the same fashion, with St George's dominating and creating chances, but not finding the net.  Olivia (L6) made some great runs into the circle and was unlucky to find the goalkeeper in great form, while a couple of well-worked penalty corners went just past the post.  At the other end, the defence were alert and kept Dundee's attacking opportunities to a minimum.  The game finished 1-0, meaning the girls maintained their unbeaten record in the league and now need to wait for other results to determine their final position.  Well done to all the girls involved!

The Lower 5A team played Trinity on Monday the 6 February in the Knockout East District Plate Semi Final. The girls gelled very well as a team and showed great resilience throughout the game. Trinity had a very strong goalie who saved numerous shots but we managed to score in the final minutes to go into half time leading 1-0. In the second half the girls linked well and created a lot of scoring opportunities. The final score was 3-0 with Emily Simpson named 'man of the match'!  

Well done to all girls!


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