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U18B - Bury St Edmunds (EH U18 Cup) - W 10-0 - City slickers progress
TEAM: Colts XI 
DATE: 23/05/2021 
FIXTURE: Colts XI VS 23/05/2021 
HEADLINE: City slickers progress 
EHA U18 Boys Cup 
Venue: Culford School 
Result: City 10 - 0 Bury 
After an even first few minutes City took the lead in the 5th minute following a dynamic run down the left by Ed Taylor who slipped the ball to Ethan Rushton on the base line who then laid it back to Rafe Lochore who hammered it into the roof of the net. Just 3 minutes later a James Cross flick from a penalty corner made it 2-0. Rafe then made it 3-0 following excellent hassling by Freddie Paterson leading to Rafe intercepting the ball, beating a defender and hammering a reverse shot into the net. James Cross then repeated his penalty corner prowess to make it 4-0 after 18 minutes. A penalty corner variation allowed Jonty Black to make it 5-0 after 24 minutes immediately followed by a delightful cross field aerial from James Cross to Rafe who then crossed for Ethan Rushton to deflect it in to make it 6-0. 
Whilst the above makes it sound like the first half was total forward domination, City actually played some excellent high percentage hockey with the ball moving through defence and midfield with to slice open the heart of their valiant opposition. 
As you would expect, City continued to dominate the second half but were indebted to Elliot Fox, Joy Roy, Alex Tomkinson, Rocco Iaccarino and Bobby Rash to ensure we maintained a clean sheet. After 52 minutes Rafe completed his hat trick with a ‘dribbler’ past the hapless keeper. Ethan then made is 8-0 following some fantastic determination from Rob McCall, who won the ball in midfield, rode a couple of challenges then found the killer pass to Ethan who calmly slotted his second. Just 6 minutes later Ethan had his own hat trick following a slick pass from Jonty to Joe whose surgeon like injection into the D allowed Ethan to reverse into the bottom corner. And finally with 2 minutes left on the clock, Joe Roy completed the rout with a simple tap in thanks to a perfect pass from Elliot Fox following tremendous run by Rocco down the left. 
The only downside to an excellent day was Freddie Paterson’s early departure as a result of back spasms - fingers crossed he’ll be OK for the next round. 
On a day of excellent performances, Ethan Rushton was named player of the match. 
RESULT: W 10-0 
SCORERS: Rafe Lochore,Jonty Black,Ethan Rushton,Rafe Lochore,Ethan Rushton,Joseph Roy,Rafe Lochore,Ethan Rushton,James Cross,James Cross 
POTM: Ethan Rushton

U18B - Bury St Edmund U18 (EH U18B Cup) - W 8-0 - Scintillating Exhibition
COLTS XI - 01/11/2020 VS BURY ST EDMUND U18 (H) 
TEAM: Colts XI 
DATE: 01/11/2020 
FIXTURE: Colts XI VS 01/11/2020 
HEADLINE: Scintillating Exhibition  
EHA U18 Cup 
VENUE: Taverham 
RESULT: NCHC 8 - 0 Bury 
The match started at a fast pace with Bury getting a relatively early shot on target that was comfortably dealt with by Bobby Rash. Norwich then went up the other end of the pitch and were awarded a penalty flick just as Jonty Black slapped the ball into the back of the net. Undeterred Freddie Paterson put the flick away well to make it 1-0 after just 4 minutes. City then settled into a good rhythm and scored three open play goals with Rafe Lochore, Monty Platt and Freddie Paterson benefitting from great creative interplay from Ethan Rushton and Robert McCall to make it 4.0 at half time.  
The second half started slowly but City then turned on the style with their passing and movement a joy to behold almost in spite of City’s managements sometimes creative substitutions. City turned defence into attack when Alex Tomkinson reacted well following Bobby Rash’s save from a Bury penalty corner to release Ethan Rushton on the right wing who calmly crossed for Freddie Paterson to complete his hat trick. In as much as the fifth goal was counter attacking at its best the sixth was pure individual skill from Ed Taylor who thwarted a Bury attack inside his own 23, ran the length of the pitch with astonishing 3-D skills, dummied a pass to Monty before hammering the ball into the back of the net. 6.0 
The crowd were then treated to some end to end hockey as Bury valiantly attempted to find a consolation goal only to be denied by the indefatigable Bobby and an ever changing but equally steadfast midfield and defensive line including Cameron Husband, Elliot Fox, Rafe Lochore and Ethan Rushton. In the final quarter City turned on the style with Joseph Roy, Rio Iaccarino, Rocco Iaccarino and Jonty Black slicing through the heart of Bury’s midfield like a hot knife through butter. Moments later Rafe almost emulated Ed’s solo goal before a dazzling passing move saw the ball go from Rocco to Joseph to Jonty to Ethan to Jonty to Rafe who hammered it into the bottom corner. 7-0. Whilst much of the second half had seen attacking players have a turn in defence it was somewhat fitting that the starting centre back, Elliot Fox, should complete the scoring from a penalty corner during his cameo as a centre forward. 8.0 
Whilst the score line emphasised City’s dominance Bury created a number of good chances but thanks to good defending and excellent defensive teamwork across the whole pitch they were unable to convert any of their opportunities. Ultimately a fantastic advertisement for youth hockey and players playing for each other as a team. 
Bobby Rash was named man of the match. 
RESULT: W 8-0 
SCORERS: Freddie Paterson,Rafe Lochore,Monty Platt,Freddie Paterson,Freddie Paterson,Edward Taylor,Rafe Lochore,Elliot Fox 
POTM: Bobby Rash





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