Belhaven Hill School

Co-ed Boarding & Day School for ages 5-13

Boys' Hockey: U11b v Strathallan

Boys' Hockey: U11b v Strathallan

Belhaven 4 – 0 Strathallan

Having had a couple of years with no matches and being pitted against an under 12 side, I was slightly daunted by how the boys would fare. I need not have worried.

From the off, the Belhaven boys showed their superior stick work and speed, camping themselves in the opposition's half for much of the first twenty minutes. They created a number of chances, but lacked the killer instinct in front of goal. There was little to trouble the Belhaven defence, but anything that did come their way was confidently cleared.

We went into the break at nil – nil, having had 70-80% of the possession and wondering if this was going to be the story of the match. Fortunately, within the first minute of the second half, Eck ensured this wasn’t to be, smashing the ball into the back of the net. Charlie, Rafe, William and others provided some fantastic crosses and through balls for him to pounce on and within 10 minutes Eck had scored his hat-trick and ensured a convincing victory. Tommy scored a brilliant individual goal to make it 4-0, which was thoroughly deserved after his outstanding performance.

Goals : Tommy, Eck (3)

Man of the Match : Eck