Match Report
Leicester Grammar School 1st XI vs  The Ecclesbourne Technology College
On: Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019
Venue: at Home

Leicester Grammar 1st XI hockey team welcomed Ecclesbourne School for the next round of the cup. The first half saw Chiara Bensi score a hattrick yet again, as she eliminated the goalkeeper in style. Anna Chapman scored two goals, both nicely timed deflections from Chiara’s hits into the D. Anna Kendall played well at the back, breaking up a lot of Ecclesbourne’s attacks and the midfield worked hard to track back. The score at half time was 5-1 to us. In the second half, Ecclesbourne came back strongly, making things very difficult for Leicester. Even though Chiara Bensi managed to add another goal to the scoresheet, Ecclesbourne scored 4 goals. Some defensive errors and fatigue from Leicester meant Ecclesbourne were able to dominate the second half. However, we were determined to get through to the next round of the cup and held off Ecclesbourne to secure the 6-5 win. Thank you to Mrs Laybourne and Mrs Richmond for coaching us and to Miss Hazelwood for umpiring.

Emily Kendall