There were 2 home matches and 2 away matches against Loretto School on Saturday morning with wins for U16A, S3A and S2A. Some fantastic individual tries were scored in the S3A game and the boys were able to exploit the space outside on a couple of occasions. The S2A team had a very competitive game throughout the full 50 minutes. Loretto had 2 big ball carriers and RGC responded with some effective chop tackles and determined counter rucking. The score remained 4-4 until a turnover of the ball and good awareness gave RGC two more tries and an overall win. The 1st XV lost to a very determined, physical Loretto team. There were stand out performances from a number of S5 forwards and every player met the physical challenge with great moral fibre. This was a loss on paper but a step forward in building a tighter squad for the rest of the session.
The girls teams had a very successful set of matches against Strathallan School with 9 wins out of 11. The P7 and S1 teams played very competitive matches on Friday afternoon with four good wins. The girls showed strong improvements and developments across many areas throughout the afternoon. Exciting, dynamic and attacking forward hockey on Saturday morning saw the S2s and S3s post excellent wins in A and B games with S3A goalie Naomi making a penalty save. The 2nd XI also won their match with lots of positive runs, linking passes and working effectively as a unit. The 1st XI posted a loss but played very well despite this. They almost scored from winning corners and had lots of attacking opportunities but unfortunately these were not converted into goals. There were many positives to take away and the girls were unlucky to lose.
The boys did not have any fixtures at the weekend and were training instead.
The S2 boys were drawn against a strong Peterhead Academy side in the first round of the Aberdeenshire Cup last Monday. The match was a lot tighter than the scoreline suggested. Peterhead were 2-1 up at the beginning of the first half, but it was Gordon's that had the early chances to score and level the match. Unfortunately, Peterhead caught us on the counter attack and scored from the resulting corner kick. After that, the match became much more open, the score finishing at 6-2 to the visiting Peterhead side.
Team of the Week
S1A girls hockey who came back strong after losing to Watson’s last week. They won their match 4-1 against Strathallan.