Boys show signs of excellence

Fjordhus Reivers U14s3

Watsonians U14s4

The second competitive game for the newly formed boys team took place in the form of a return match against Watsonians at Tweedbank.

The boys were narrowly beaten in the first game, played in November, so they were keenly looking for revenge.

Lack of match practice in the first half saw the Borders boys produce short spells of excellent play, but too often passes went astray and tackles were missed as they came to terms with the pace.

One such piece of excellence came late in the half and saw a six-pass move end with Paul Goldie beating his man on the outside and firing the ball across the face of the goal, where Callum Murray’s first time shot almost went through the back of the net.

This great piece of team work encouraged the team and the second half was a very even affair, with the boys now stringing passes together and staying disciplined at the back. Watsonians had far fewer opportunities to play free flowing hockey, while the Fjordhus boys peppered their goal.

Special mention goes to youngsters, Harry Richardson, Martin Goldie, Mathew Comiskey and Innes Campbell who, although half the size of their counterparts, played with determination and helped create great opportunities.