Match Report
Yarm School 1st XI vs  Re arranged NE Finals
On: Monday, 20 Nov 2017
Venue: Away

The U18’s were drawn against Newcastle High and Ripon in the pool matches of the NE finals down in Leeds Uni. We started well and took the game to Newcastle dominating for periods of the games. We had a game plan to defend in numbers and counter attack and on the whole that worked with captain Amy Scoring a lovely goal to give us the edge. We then defended on the whole pretty well, though when pressure built we struggled at times. Newcastle had a run of penalty corners and after the final whistle they got another and popped the equaliser away. This meant we had to beat Ripon which after the defeat last week looked a tough ask. We again stuck to the game plan and our back four of Hannah, Fi, Pally and Caitlin coped well first half to concede just one going into the second half. Sadly we ran out of steam as this was our second game on the bounce and Ripon began to have wave upon wave of attack. It was inevitable that they popped 3 away in the second half.

So after one draw and one loss we couldn't proceed and were up against Durham School who had lost to Hymers and GSAL for the 5th and 6th place decider. Susie dominated and scored a 'goal of the season' ontender with a fabulous individual goal. Amy kept the ball moving all day and Katie Wood worked well in midfield and we enjoyed a lot of possession. When we scored the second with a lovely deflected penalty corner no surprise Amy to Susie the writing was on the wall for Durham. Lovely to finish with a 2-0 win and nothing less that the team deserved. From the defence to midfield and the work rate from our forwards of Phoebe, Lois, Lucy and Rach and Alex I couldn’t have asked anymore from this squad. Big improvements and lots of good performances from the group.
PoT- Susie Dunn.