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Week 3 - Wednesday 9 August
Pulteney Navy (Mid A) v Scotch College
Pulteney White (Mid B) defeated by PAC 0-7
Another tough game for Pulteney who faced a strong PAC side away from home.
Pulteney was under pressure for most of the game and with an injury to full back Daniel Hassan, early in the first half, Pulteney was forced to play the remainder of the match with no subs and players playing in positions they hadn't been in before. However the boys battled to the end and did well to keep it under 8 goals. Special mention to Matthew Button in midfield and David Seamaan in goal.
Week 3 - Saturday 12 August
Pulteney Seniors defeated Saint Peters College 7-1
With an umpire away, the coach took on two roles in this fantastic display of hockey. Pulteney had the best game of hockey they’ve played all year. Heroic efforts from the back line kept Saints at bay whilst phenomenal passing play, teamwork, and determination pushed Pulteney into the lead early. Running their own subs, the team showed an astounding level of maturity with a strong sense of fair play creating seamless transitions throughout the game. The half time talk created some brilliant tactical discussion from all players, which highlighting their complete understanding of the game. The second half provided opportunity for Pulteney to increase their score as well as their continually improvment with impressive ball movement and an iron strong tackling defence.
All members had an outstanding game with all stepping up to a new level of skill and maturity.
Scorers: Rory 2 Callum M 3 Callum (Christmas) 1 Sam Button 1
Best on ground: Entire team
Week 2 - Wednesday 2 August
Pulteney Navy (Mid A) v St Johns
Pulteney White (Mid B) defeated by Pembroke 0-2
With a full strength side out, Pulteney middle school were competitive for the whole match this week against a Pembroke side with some very strong hockey players in it.
The game started evenly with chances for both sides, but with most of the action coming in the midfield area, Matt Button and Luke Smid dealing well and able to turn defence into attack with some strong tackles and energetic forward runs. However it was Pembroke who found the breakthrough and went in 1-0 up at half time.
The second half followed pretty much the same fashion with the midfield seeing most of the action and with Pulteney looking dangerous on the attack with Liam Denton and Will Mahoney both coming close to finding the equaliser. In the final couple of minutes Pembroke converted a penalty corner to hand them the win but overall it was a very good performance by Pulteney, narrowing losing out 0-2 to an experienced Pembroke side.
Week 2 - Saturday 5 August
Pulteney Seniors defeated by Trinity College 1-11
With just 10 players Pulteney First XI came out with enthusiasm. They played a game filled with a positive mind set and a fantastic attitude. Unfortunately, the Trinity team with its plethora of substitutes maintained their efforts throughout the offensive lines and ultimately came away with the win.
Scorers: Sam Button 1
Best players: Callum Menadue, Matilda Blight, Abby Lorkin, Matt Slattery
Week 1 - Wednesday 26 July
Pulteney Navy (Mid A) defeated by PAC 0-7
Pulteney went down to PAC by 7 goals. We had trouble in the first half with PAC scoring 6 goals but were not going to let PAC continue to get away with it and fought back strongly in the second half, only conceding 1 goal. The first half saw the team getting back into the swing after being away from hockey for a few weeks but by the second half they were fully prepared and refused to let the ball into our defensive circle for long. We kept a good press on which slowed the advance of the opposition but they took a similar tack and were equally good at stopping our advances.
Pulteney White (Mid B) defeated by Saint Ignatius 0-4
A tough first game back after the half term break for Pulteney middle school who had a couple of players missing in key positions. Pulteney struggled to create many chances in the first half and some well worked goals by St Ignatius meant that the scoreline was 0-3 at half time. Strong second half performances from David Seamaan in goal, Liam Munir in midfield and Will Mahoney in the forward line meant that Pulteney only conceded 1 goal in the second half and created many goal scoring opportunities but just couldn't find the back of the net. With the final score line ending up 0-4.
Mitch Johnston & Tom Marshall
Middle School Coaches
Week 1 - Saturday 29 July
Pulteney Seniors - BYE
First XI Coach