Junior hockey round-up

Fjordhus Reivers Raiders finished their campaign in the U14 East C league on a high after being beaten 2-0 by Grange Panthers in their first match last weekend.

Despite having 80 per cent of possession, the Raiders were unable to get a shot on target. The second game of the morning, against Watsonians B2, was a different story altogether.

The Raiders were asked to build on their passing play by showing confidence in front of the opposition goal, and they did not disappoint. Martin Goldie and Ellen Keefe made numerous attacking runs and on one such occasion found Sam Prentice at the back post to bag a well-deserved goal and 1-0 victory.

On Sunday, Fjordhus Reivers U16 development and performance squads travelled to Tipperlinn, Edinburgh, to face Watsonians U16 B and A teams respectively.

Development were up first and this was an introduction to many of the squad into playing tactical hockey, focusing on positional shape both in attack and defence.

The girls played with great endeavour and determination which resulted in a 1-1 draw with notable performances from Alex Bell, Julia Corcoran, Zoe Pflug and Leona Porteous.

The performance squad played in the dying sunlight and from the first pass to the final whistle the game was played at an incredible intensity, finishing 4-2 to Watsonians.

Tara Aitchison and Caitlin Wright each scored a fantastic goal either side of half-time.

The afternoon highlighted the array of talent the youth section of Fjordhus Reivers has, and the sideline support of the players, umpires and opposition from parents and friends was exceptional.

Fjordhus Reivers U14 boys and girls travel to Tipperlinn this Sunday to experience their first taste of 11 a-side full-pitch hockey.