Tough Game Vs New Team Alton 4s
By William Russell
Flames Spirit never Put out
On Saturday 12th November 2016, Yateley Flames met Alton 4xi at Farnborough 6th Form.
With many reshuffles of the squad throughout the week, the Flames squad ended up being a mixture of seasoned veteran players (ie. old!), some regular Flames players and some juniors trying out adult hockey for the first time.
The first half was where our team worked hardest and played their best, not to say that we didn’t work hard in the second half against a worsening scoreline.
Every player on the Flames had a touch of the ball and they all used their skills to try and get the ball up to the oppositions half. There were times where we had the ball in their area, but we always lost it. Immediately if the ball was lost we regained it quickly, but we were unable to get one past their goal.
Final score was 10-0 loss but what matters is that we all played extremely well and we didn’t give up. The opposition captain commended our players for their determination and skills against a side that are clearly in the running to get promoted next season.