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OS hockey passion and pace return to College pitches

Outstanding College and OS talent in action in hotly anticipated annual fixture
14 Sep 2021
Written by Jennifer Law
OS News



At last we were able to see an OS sporting team in action against the College once again! An afternoon of sunshine and showers made for the perfect conditions for the OS ladies hockey team to face the College X1. After a break of 2 years, the atmosphere was electric between the teams as the warm ups gave way to intense action on the pitch.

During the warm evening which was well attended by spectators, both sides played with passion and intensity. The College side belied their youth and inexperience at this level by starting the game strongly and passed the ball through the lines with confidence and pace and were unlucky not to take the initial. As the College attacked, the College were vulnerable to the counter attack and it was from one of these attacks that the OS took the lead through Abbie Barrett (YH, 09-14, Staff, 17-19). The OS doubled their lead just before half time after a goal mouth scramble despite valiant efforts by the College goalkeeper Ibby W, only to be beaten on the 4th rebound!

The second half saw the OS side up their intensity and whilst the College’s defence stood firm they were unable to prevent the OS from adding to their lead. Although the 7-0 score line was in the OS’s favour, the OS team showing exceptional teamwork despite having never previously played as a team, the College team showed great promise and talent.

During an evening of top flight hockey and displays of great talent & teamwork and  grit and determination on the pitch the spirit within which the game was played remained cordial and good-natured.  Captained valiantly by Mads Newitt (TH,YH, 16-20) the OS regained the trophy after 3 consecutive College wins.

Unfortunately OS President Chris Forster (MJH, SuH, 82-90) was unable to attend the event due to from suffering from covid so presentations were made by Development Director Britt Ellice:

OS Player of the Match: Harriet Marsh (YH, 01-06)
College Player of the Match: Immy B
Special mention to hugely talented College Goalie - Ibby W
OS Captain - Mads Newitt (TH,YH, 16-20)

We are extremely grateful to all the players and spectators, Mr Prowse, Mrs Fordham and to umpires Mr Hughes and Mr Temple whose dedication and passion made the event possible.

Very special mention must go to our OS team who made great efforts to join us back on campus for the match and who played seamlessly as a team:

Lizzy Tupman (PP,GH,AH, 07-21) - Goalie
Dara Selway (PP,WH,TH, 07-21)
Tabby Beaumont (PP,WH,TH, 07-21)
Emelia Mitchell (PP,WH,YH, 07-21)
Grace Latchford (TH,15-20)
Hannah Burton (MJH,BH, 01-11)
Zoe Barford (Staff, 15-19)
Mads Newitt (Captain) (TH,YH, 16-20)
Emma Povey (NH,AH,12-19)
Megan Brown (NH,AH,11-18)
Abbie Barrett (YH, 09-14, Staff, 17-19)
Harriet Marsh (YH, 01-06)
Lana Vitrovic (MJH,AH, 10-21)

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