Invicta Buckaroos Match Report 06/01/18
The Invicta Buckaroos under 9’s travelled to Lee Valley for their first cross ice tournament in almost 3 months. The Bucks were due to play a tournament at Slough in December, but unfortunately the event was cancelled due to bad weather.
After such a long break, the Invicta Buckaroos were raring to go. The Slough Junior Jets and Streatham U9s were short of players and therefore some of our Buckaroos were fielded to make up the lines and numbers. Charlie Murray made his debut and played for the Slough Junior Jets, whilst Josh Fielding, Oliver Parker, William Lake and Nicholas Pera-Hall helped out for a short-benched Streatham side, wearing their white Invicta team shirts.
The Buckaroo blue team’s first opponents were the Slough Junior Jets. The game got off to an exciting start and Taylor Edwards scored the opening goal very early on in the first period. Niall Khambay followed suit as did Noah Wagg. Harry Foreman was unlucky with his efforts as his shot was cleared off the line. Slough managed to get a goal but some amazing saves from Matthew Rose saw two more Slough attempts cleared off the line in quick succession. The Invicta goals came in thick and fast with Xenxo Dobbs securing his first of the game, followed by Niall and Noah adding to the scoresheet with Niall getting his hat trick. It was an excellent start to the cross ice tournament!
Next the Bucks in blue faced Lee Valley. Again, an exciting match ensued with plenty of excellent passes and goal assists from the Buckaroos. Reuben Yeates scored the first goal of the match and later scored two more to secure his hat trick. Niall, James Stanmore, Callum Wilson and Jacob O’Dwyer also managed to find the back of the net with some superb goals. Charlie Duncan-Woolard made some amazing saves as Buckaroos 'tendie' and managed to glove a few. Lee Valley managed to score 2 goals, but were outplayed by a strong Buckaroos team.
Finally, the Buckaroos in blue played Streatham (made up of some Buckaroos in white!). Streatham scored the first goal of the game and played well against the Bucks, scoring a few. The Buckaroos carried on displaying fine passing and developing their strategies and team work. Again, Harry Foreman was unlucky when a few more of his attempts hit the pipework and were cleared off the line. Undeterred, Harry assisted with some of the goals. Jacob O’Dwyer and James Stanmore managed to get two past the Streatham netminder.
All in all, it was an excellent display from the Buckaroos. They played with spirit and passion and showcased their developing skills, with high standards of passing and reading each other’s movements.
Matthew Rose was awarded Spirit of the Match, with Niall Khambay getting the Man of the Match trophy. Well done boys!
The Buckaroos play their next cross ice tournament at home (Gillingham) on Saturday 27th January, face off at 17.15. Go Buckaroos!!!