3 October 2022
The 1st XI travelled to Millfield School, Somerset last weekend for their annual friendly fixture.
The match was high in intensity from the start with both teams wanting to display attacking hockey. The ball travelled quickly from end to end with great link-up play between Marsh, Merrick and Hartley-Smith. With Tomes working hard at right midfield, gaps started to open setting Cole and Margerison through on goal. At half time the score stood at 0-0 with all to play for.
Soon into the second half, a penalty corner strike from Cole was deflected by the midfield goalkeeper, unfortunately into the eye of integral central defender, Marsh. With Marsh now off the pitch, Jones got the opportunity to shine against this top side. Merrick converted from the next penalty corner before Millfield got back to take the score to 1-1. KGS continued to press hard resulting in great play from Schofield opening up space for Hartley-Smith to take the final goal of the game.
It was a great 2-1 victory for a talented KGS side.
The KGS girls now look forward to continued hard work in training in preparation for their first EH Tier 1 match v Repton School (A) in November.