After the last couple of team performances we thought this game might provide us with a realistic opportunity for our first win. The team strategy was to focus on focus on basic skills (mum & dad’s, please make sure they do their hockey “home-work”!!) and to play the first half with our core team formation and then experiment in the second half with a more attacking formation and different positions.
The game was very tight throughout. LC clearly had most of the possession and largely controlled the game throughout, but CP used a very disciplined “house-type” defence structure throughout which we struggled to penetrate. CP scored first after 5 mins from a powerful shot arising from poor marking. LC then roared back with an unstoppable SC after 6 mins. First goal
With 7 mins of the match to go LC scored another clinical SC and then there was a nervous few minutes until the end of the game and our first, well deserved 2-1 WIN!!!
We need to work more on “dangerous rotations”, how to break down organised defences, better use of “tabelas” and positioning. We are all beginning to “love” our goalkeeper – brilliant again, even with a semi-broken left hand…..wow!
Many thanks to JM & Co. for excellent LCHC TV coverage – please make sure all players take a good look on the website/YouTube
Goals (Assists): Sebastian x2 (Rodolfe x2)