4 March 2019
KGS 1st XI v Cheadle Hulme
The 1st XI have had a successful season so far this year and continued their winning ways this Saturday against a strong Cheadle Hulme side. Despite a rather disjointed first half, the second half was much improved: totally solid at the back, composed in midfield and dynamic going forward. Goals from Anna Wilkinson and Olivia Huyton gave the girls a well-deserved 2-0 victory.
The girls now look forward to their National Invitation Tournament on 16th March where KGS welcome Millfield, Somerset, The GB Colleges and George Watson College, Scotland.
Kirkham Grammar School Second XI vs Cheadle Hulme Second U16s
After the long break for the Second XI it was great to see the girls back out playing. The game started and was end to end; the defensive unit worked very well together in order to keep the score line at 0-0. Kirkham broke, after a follow up shot Natasha Hartley-Smith managed to score the first goal of the game.
Cheadle fought back and scored a short corner right before the half time whistle.
The second half started and although play was end to end, Cheadle scored their second goal of the game making it 2-1. With not long of the game left, Kirkham were eager to score and equalise - again Natasha Hartley-Smith managed to do so! The whole team worked hard in order to gain the final goal of the game.
A huge well done to all involved in what was an impressive performance!
U15 drew 0-0
This game was end to end from the first whistle. It was fast, dynamic and exciting with many chances at both ends. Libby Baxter and Agatha Barker-Mill has super games dominating in defence and creating numerous counter attacks. A 0-0 draw was a fair result.
Kirkham Grammar School U14s vs Cheadle Hulme School U14s
At their final away game of the season KGS were keen to finish on a high after a very successful season. From the first whistle, Kirkham dominated and displayed some great attacking and link play. KGS started to created chances and gained short corners however, they struggled to convert these into goals. Kirkham showed a good level of resilience and with perseverance Natasha Hartley-Smith managed to score the first goal of the game. Kirkham were now in their stride which allowed Talia Armstead to secure the second goal, making it 2-0.
After half time KGS knew they need to be composed at the back and continue to attacking to secure their win. The final whistle went and the game finished 2-0 to Kirkham.
U13 v Cheadle Hulme
The U13s lost a tight match 1-0 to Cheadle Hulme. The first half was very even with both sides creating chances. Anya Jackson made some excellent saves in goal to keep Cheadle at bay. At the other end of the pitch, Jess Cole, Hennie Thompson, Alicia Threlfall and Rachel Watson caused the Cheadle defence problems without finding a clinical finish. The game gradually became more and more stretched with more space opening up in midfield; Cheadle capitalising on the extra freedom in midfield to work the ball through the KGS defence to score the only goal.
U12 A and B v Cheadle Hulme
The U12 certainly had their foot on the gas against Cheadle Hulme on Saturday! From the start whistle they dominated working the ball around the pitch and finishing with a shot at goal.
The U12A won 5-2 whilst the U12B won 5-0. A fantastic performance all round for the KGS Hockey teams!