Under 16s show great maturity

Fjordhus Reivers U16s9

Inverleith0

Hard work, dedication, determination and an unrivalled team spirit have enabled the Fjordhus Reivers under-16s to find they are not only competing with, but surpassing their city rivals in performance.

Huge team and individual player developments have decreased the margin between the long-established Edinburgh sides of Watsonians, CALA and Inverleith, and the Reivers junior players are widely becoming known as a force to be reckoned with in the Under-16 East Girls District League.

The talented squad of 14 from Fjordhus Reivers played Inverleith on Sunday at Tweedbank sports centre. Work rate, commitment, desire and respect were the foundations of the team, making them a challenging prospect for their opposition.

Iona Kellett captained the Fjordhus girls and led by example from start to finish. The whole match was played at a high intensity. Reivers were 4-0 up at half-time, but it was not until the second half that they really started to show excellent maturity and decision making. Transferring the ball, one-touch passing, hard leads and brilliant goals, Reivers out-classed Inverleith across all areas of the pitch.

The experience and pitch time for the Reivers girls was invaluable to their individual and team development and their teamwork throughout the match was exceptional.

With confidence high, the girls can look forward to competing in the final day of the Scottish Hockey National U16 League this Sunday.