Kettering U12's have fun in the sun!
A cracking win for the first game of the season
Kettering Hockey Club Girls U12 played a visiting Towcester side at a hot and sunny Bishop Stopford School and were the eventual winners after a topsy turvey game enjoyed by both teams.
Towcester started more strongly and spent several minutes camped close to the Kettering area but the first real chance was created by Kettering after strong running by Izzy Jaszczun. Kettering took the lead slightly against the run of play after Towcester hadn't taken advantage of a series of short corners, the ball was moved swiftly up the pitch and Izzy Jaszczun finished well after a goalmouth scramble. Half time arrived and it was 1-0 to Kettering.
Kettering were caught by a classic counter attack shortly after the restart to allow Towcester to equalise and soon after fell a goal behind after a deflection following a short corner. Lesser teams would have allowed their heads to drop but instead Kettering worked hard, moved the ball well through the midfield and especially down the right wing, and more strong running allowed Molly McBride to equalize, Izzy Jaszczun to put Kettering into a deserved lead and then Georgia Brophy put them further ahead when the team pressed the opposition and wouldn't allow Towcester to clear their lines.
Towcester scored a third goal but couldn't find a way to equalise- final score = Kettering 4, Towcester 3
Written by Neil Freeman
Sophie Bennett (GK)