GeogSoc sports report: 18th April 2021

Netball team sail to victory against Village Alumni

By Ailsa Moffat, 2nd Year Geography and Sports Captain 2020/21

GeogSoc has an unbelievable turn-out for this week’s game, subsequently resulting in an excellent win of 27-10 against Village Alumni. It was so good to be able to play netball again after 6 months of it being cancelled due to COVID.

Geogsoc Netball breezed past their opponents with a solid 27-10 win // Photo credit Ailsa Moffat

GeogSoc excelled from the first centre and continued to extend the lead throughout the game, from a 10 goal gap at half time to 17 at full time. Due to the large number of girls able to play it meant there was time in between the quarters for everyone to chat and talk to each other as many had never met before. This is great for the freshers who may have not met many fellow Geographers due to COVID restrictions. The many players also meant we were able to have a few subs which was greatly appreciated in the boiling sun.

‘We was robbed’: GeogSoc Hockey beaten by UBMHC 6s

By James (Jimbo) Smith, 3rd Year Geography and Sports Captain 2019/20

GeogSoc faced a tough restart to the intramural hockey campaign, coming up against the University of Bristol men’s hockey sixth team. Although neither side were particularly fluid in the first half, our opposition’s pressing and passing got the better of our rusty skills and they gained a 3-1 lead at half time with some clinical finishing. 

At half time, we knew we had much more to give so made a tactical switch for more solidity and got going again. In the second half, GeogSoc more effectively retained the ball with Anna and Carys brushing off the opposition’s strikers with ease. Flowing moves were sparked by Oscar Wood in midfield, but striker Louie Bell charged around the pitch and created two goals which Millie Latter calmly converted.

The GeogSoc hockey team faced a tough challenge at the restart of intermural sport // Photo credit; James Smith

At 5-5 in the dying moments, the ever-luminescent Matt Creswick thought he had won the game for GeogSoc with a driving finish into the far corner. However, after deliberation between the two teams, the goal was disallowed for an infringement before our opposition nabbed a late goal to win 6-5.

Despite the result, we can take great heart from this match as the men’s hockey team is a quality outfit who train weekly. We will be able to take the tactical tweaks made at half time into future games, and hopefully brush away any competition.

Get in touch with Ailsa Moffat if you’re interested in playing sports for GeogSoc, and join the team facebook groups.

Header image: James Smith

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