HC Knole Park fielded six junior teams on Sunday on their busiest junior day so far! U10 Mixed and U10 Girls, U12 Boys, U14 Boys and two U14 Girls teams!
U10 Festivals @ Canterbury and Bromley & Beckenham HC Entering two teams into the U10 Festivals the juniors played 8 matches and had a great time! 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 loses meant all the teams went home happy having played their first games for KP! Well done to Lucas Dale, Georgina Owen, Emily Bingham, Lila Hughes & Liliya Dale for some excellent individual performances!
U12 Boys win their second tournament @ Woking HC The U12 Boys played their second tournament of the season at Woking HC. In matches against Wimbledon the boys won 5-0 & 7-0 before drawing against Woking 1-1. The boys topped the group and therefore they had a rematch against Woking in the final where they drew 1-1 again! The tournament would be decided on penalty flicks! Louis Wislang was fantastic in goal and Maxim Ongley-Dellar, Mack Copp and James Parker all stepped up to score and subsequently KP won the tournament! Well done to top scorers for the afternoon Mack Copp and Artie Paice. Mack was also voted the Player of the Tournament! Congratulations!
U14 Boys undone by the Old Loughtonians HC The U14s boys had another tough afternoon in the Mercian Premier League. Coming up against last year’s beaten finalists, it was always going to be a challenging match. But training has been superb and the young KP team have made a lot of progress so far this season! The match didn’t quite start as planned and the team went 0-2 down in as many minutes! However they regained their composure and started to get into the match more and more. Playing most of the match in the opponents half the team were always susceptible to the counter-attack and so it proved. Committing players forward in typical KP style, turnovers resulted in space for the opponent, and they capitalised scored five more unanswered goals in the first half. The second half was a much better performance and included the goal of the match! Passing through seven players from left to right and defence to the forward line, the team sliced through the Old Loughts press and Giacomo Sebastini scored a rocket of a backhand! Chances came and went for both teams. James Humphris playing very well in goal and the quartet of Indy Morris, Lars Hansen, Ben Dawkins and George Glen in midfield dominating the possession. However a few more counter-attacks later and it was all over! Old Loughts had won 11-1. If the boys can recreate their second half performance again and look to improve on it further, I’m sure their first win isn’t too far away. Well done to Charlie Harrison on his Player of the Match performance!
U14B Girls win against Surbiton in the A-Team League The U14B Girls played their second match of the season against Surbiton Eagles (SHC U12s). In a dominant performance the Knole Park girls were superb from start to finish. Player of the Match Bella Munoz was outstanding. Scoring 3 goals and assisting 3 more. She was supported by Summer Knight-Thompson and Charlotte Watkins who were both fantastic too. The goal-scorers were Bella Munoz (3), Mackenzie Ward (3), Phoebe Bright (3), Summer Knight-Thompson (2), Amber Croll and Lettie Hughes. Final Score: 13-2. The girls stay top of the league and face Burgess Hill in the next match.
U14A Girls also win against Surbiton in the Premier League In a goal fest of a day, the final match was also against Surbiton HC (SHC U14C team). The U14 Girls picked up where they left off the previous day in the Ladies 1st team match. Lottie Bingham was on imperious form yet again scoring 4 goals, including a coolly taken penalty stroke and an outstanding individual effort. Olivia Breed was back on goal-scoring form, bagging her first HCKP hat-trick in typical Olivia style! For the second day in a row Phoebe Gough-Cooper was also on goal-scoring form with 2 goals and Josefina Hippe & Anna Faulstich finished the rout with a goal each. Final Score: 11-0. The girls stay top of the league and face Wimbledon next who have also won both of their matches so far!