Cookstown High School Girls Hockey

CHS 1st XI 0 Coleraine High School 0.

ON Saturday the Cookstown Girls travelled to Coleraine with very depleted teams due to other sporting activities. The girls started out very tentatively getting used to playing together, Beth Williamson made some super saves to lift the girls and get them focused. Cookstown looked very dangerous on the break and Charlene Scott, Corrin McWhirter and Emma McFarland worked tirelessly upfront.

The game remained very even in the first half with the ball moving from one end to the other. An injury to Rebecca Smyth in the final five minutes of the first half shook the Cookstown girls and some resilient defending from Laura Sloan and Alex Scott kept the girls in the game.

After a focused team talk on team performance, the girls came out in the 2nd half focused on the game in hand. Hannah Keane slotted well into sweeper providing some great passes. Cara Sloan put in the performance of the season moving into midfield for the injured Smyth, her distribution to the forwards allowed both Sharon Watt and Charlene Scott to push forward with Charlene unlucky not to score on several occasions.

The girls had several chances but unfortunately they were unable to convert, however, it was a fair score-line, given the excellent defending in the first half.

Team: Beth Williamson, Rachel Millar, Cara Sloan, Hannah Keane, Laura Sloan, Alex Scott, Erin Harpur, Rebecca Smyth, Sharon Watt, Emma McFarland, Emma McCrea, Corrin McWhirter.

CHS 2nd XI 1 Coleraine 0

The Girls 2nd XI went out with a few changes in the squad this week. It took them a few minutes to get settled, the two Hannah’s thwarted several Coleraine chances whilst Anita Bell slotted into the left back position making several important clearances. The girls upfront worked hard to attack down the wing and an excellent cross from Joanna Scott resulted in a well placed goal by Emma McCrea on the left post.

The girls continued to work tirelessly and in the second half they soaked up a lot of pressure from Coleraine with Kayleigh Hodgett making some important saves. Joanna Scott was unlucky not to get a goal as she worked extremely hard down the right wing.

Kayleigh Hodgett, Hannah Martin, Hannah Keane, Claire Cowden, Cara Sloan, Naomi Elliott, Chloe Ferguson, Joanna Scott, Lauren Shaw, Emma McCrea.