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Report: 1st XI Hockey team vs St Kentigern College

The 1st XI Hockey played their second match of the Super City Competition away against St Kentigern College at Lloyd Elsmore Park on Wednesday 10 May.

Grammar started the match with a very positive mindset and created numerous circle entries through some well worked attacking play down the right-hand side of the field. However, the score remained 0-0 after the close of the first quarter.

A well-constructed penalty corner routine after a quarter that was dominated by some really good hockey by Grammar, saw a perfectly executed drag flick by Form 6 student H. C. Stewart, which gave Grammar the lead, which was followed up by Grammar being awarded a penalty stroke which was converted by Form 7 student H. C. Aspinall in the final minute of the second quarter to make the half time score 2-0 to Grammar.

The team controlled possession and territory, but were caught off guard on the counter attack which saw St Kentigern score and take the score to 2-1 in the final minutes of the third quarter. Some exciting play by Grammar in the final minutes of the third quarter saw Aspinall score and take the score to 3-1 heading into the final quarter.

Some exciting hockey and controlled possession and territory saw Form 6 student H. J. Waldegrave take the lead to 4-1 in the final minutes of the final quarter.

After a solid performance, the team will now focus on their next fixture against Kristin College at North Harbour Stadium next Wednesday evening. Special thanks to coaches R. Anderson and T. Kensington for their ongoing support of the team.