9 Won: 7 Drew: 1 Lost: 1
Goals for: 31 Goals against:11
The results displayed here represent a terrific season. Possibly for the first time in my experience at King Edward’s the 1st team (U15 side) did not have a single weak link. Indeed, several of the ‘B’ team players that were called upon proved that they too could not be regarded as a weak substitute of any sort.
The only shortcomings of an excellent season are revealed by the statistics. The ‘goals for’ column really should have been greater and some opposition sides were lucky to get away with only conceding 3 or 4 goals. There were also only two clean sheets. I really rate the defenders in this squad – so the goals conceded just highlight occasional lapses.
I have appreciated the effort, determination and commitment shown by this very talented group. This approach was obvious in every performance by the team captain, Harvey Kavanagh and he led by example from start to finish.
The team as a whole enjoyed an excellent season. January defeats of Millfield and PGS set the tone for the season and these two results, in particular, were outstanding efforts in any season. Only two matches ended with results other than a victory. The lone defeat by St Georges was as a result of the only lacklustre display of the season and the draw at Pangbourne saw the school side totally dominate the game but fail to find the net. Perhaps the most comprehensive display came in the final game. The side produced a thoroughly excellent display in every area to defeat a strong Churchers team.
2012 will remain as an outstanding season for the U15 squad. I would like to thank every member for their application, desire to do well and also for the enjoyment that was had by all. Many of these boys have very bright future on the hockey pitch and I look forward to following their careers.
Self, N. Chikliwala, J. Weatherley, H. Glew, H. Kavanagh,
D. Hemmingway, H. Thould, T. Morgan, H. Butterwick, H. Rivett, M. Mitchell,
B. Dunford, M. Bickford, J. Kingshott, M. White
Millfield Won 6-1
V Bryanston Won 3-1
V PGS Won 5-1
V Seaford Won 4-2
V St Georges Lost 2-4
V Lords Wandsworth Won 5-1
V Sherborne Won 4-1
V Pangbourne Draw 0-0
V Churchers Won 2-0