U13A v Beeston Score: 4-2
The A team took on Beeston first and the game was very end to end, with chances coming and going at both ends. It was Beeston who struck first when a short corner was deflected past Danny in the goal. The boys then started to string together some flowing Hockey and were soon in the lead after goals from Isaac and Elliott. Arthur was playing some searching balls through to Nathan who then set up Elliot for his second of the game. Beeston scored to make it 3-2 before Arthur killed the game off with a fine strike to give us a 4-2 win

Team: Danny W, Luca P, Joel F, Arthur C, Elliott H, Nathan M, Isaac B

U13A v Framlingham Prep Score: 1-1
We then took on Framlingham who had just qualified for the National Finals so we knew we were in for a hard match. Framlingham started strongly and good defence play from Luca, Joel and Danny kept them at bay until we fell behind to another deflected shot from a short corner. As in the first game, the boys came back into the game and scored after a flowing move involving Arthur, Elliott and Isaac fell to Nathan who calmly lobbed the ball over the advancing keeper. Due to fine saves from both keepers, the game remained a thrilling 1-1 draw.

Team: Danny W, Luca P, Joel F, Arthur C, Elliott H, Nathan M, Isaac B

U13B v Beeston Score: 0-2
The B team took on their Beeston counterparts, but found it tough-going, slipping behind due to an early couple of goals. Strong defensive play from Daniel, Thomas and Danny in goal limited Beeston to just the 2 goals and the final score was 0-2.

Team: Danny W, James C, Thomas O’N, Alfie S, Ryan W, Campbell T, Daniel G

U13B v Framlingham Prep Score: 0-0
U13B took on their Framlingham counterparts and played some more attacking hockey with Thomas and Daniel creating a few chances for Ryan and Campbell, both of whom had shots well saved. James and Danny played well at the back keeping Framlingham out, and at the other end Alfie hit a fierce strike that came back out off the post leaving the final score as 0-0.

Team: Danny W, James C, Thomas O’N, Alfie S, Ryan W, Campbell T, Daniel G

U13C v Beeston  Score: 2-2
The boys started very strongly and took an early 1-0 through a tidy finish from Charl. Despite continued pressure, Beeston managed to equalise through a counter-attacking goal, against the run of play. We then continued to dominate the possession of the ball and managed to take the lead through an excellent move, finished off by La’Sean to make it 2-1 to LPS@TH, early in the second half. We continued to press and search for the crucial third goal to kill the game off, however an on-form Beeston goalkeeper meant this was not going to be an easy task. Then, for a second time against the run of play, LPS@TH were caught on the counter-attack and Beeston managed to equalise to make the score 2-2. Beeston then had another excellent chance immediately after, however an outstanding double save from Charlie prevented LPS@TH from going a goal behind. In the final 5 minutes, that ball seemed to be entirely in the Beeston D, however, we were not able to find a winning goal, despite numerous goal-mouth scrambles! This was largely due to the determination of the Beeston goalkeeper, although our forwards also needed to try and shoot in the corners of the goal, more often. Overall a strong performance, but a draw was a difficult result to take through all our possession and attacking dominance.

Team: Charlie B, Joseph G, William B, La’Sean, Charl M, Austin K, Elliot S, Harry H  

U13C v Framingham  Score 1-2
LPS@TH were up against a strong Framlingham side and the boys started the game strongly. Although Framlingham had a lot of the early possession, strong defending from William and Joseph kept their attackers reasonably quiet. As the boys settled into the game, LPS@TH managed to take the lead through an outstanding team goal; strong running and an accurate cross from La’Sean on the right wing managed to find Charl in the D to net his second goal of the festival. The game continued to be evenly balanced, however just before the halfway point, Framlingham managed to equalise from a well-worked goal. In the second half, the sides continued to be well matched, with good opportunities at both ends, although neither side were able to take control of the game. In the final seconds of the game, Framlingham scored a very late winning goal; hard to take considering how well the boys had played. A key theme through the two games for the boys was that they needed to be more clinical in front of goal, with a number of shots being hit at the opposition goalkeeper, opposed to aiming for the corners of the goal. Despite this, the boys had a positive day and played some really attractive and attacking Hockey. 

Team: Charlie B, Joseph G, William B, L’Sean, Charl M, Austin K, Elliot S, Harry H

U13D v Beeston  Score: 2-1
We started the game strongly, with a lot of possession of the ball, and took an early lead through Brady, with a well-worked goal. LPS@TH then continued to control the game and extended their lead to 2-0, just before half-time, through a well-taken goal from Joel. The second half continued to be controlled by LPS@TH, however, against the run of play, Beeston were able to score to make it 2-1. This led to a tight finish to the game, however LPS@TH were able to hold on for the win, through some solid goalkeeping from Charlie and reliable, strong defending from William, Myles and Harry.

Team: Charlie B, William N, Joel F, Brady M, Myles M, Hugo G, Freddie M, Alex S, Harry S-C

U13D v Framingham  Score: 0-1 
After a long wait the U13Ds started the game a little slowly. But as the game progressed they showed great endeavour and began to play some fluid and fast Hockey. Hugo G worked very hard in midfield and did not stop running throughout the game. Harry was as committed as ever, taking a nasty blow to his hand, and Miles was the rock in defence. After some sustained pressure from LPS@TH and a good save from the Framlingham keeper, Framingham broke quickly and scored what was to be the decisive goal. LPS@TH battled hard right up to the final whistle but the result went Framlingham’s way. Great spirit, boys.

Team: Charlie B, William N, Joel F, Brady M, Myles M, Hugo G, Freddie M, Alex S, Harry S-C

U11A v Framlingham Prep Score: 3-0
It was not a surprise that we were not at our best in the first half after a two hour journey to Framlingham and the team had Lennon T to thank for keeping the score 0-0 at half time.
In the second half the boys really upped their game and showed a ruthless side that soon put the game beyond Framlingham’s reach, with two goals from James M and another from Archie. JC deserves a special mention for some excellent defensive work on the left wing and Ethan made an impressive debut for the A team too.

Team: Lennon T, Bertie C, Riley B, James A, James M, JC M, Archie C, Ethan C

U11B v Framlingham Prep Score: 2-1
The U11Bs faced a long away trip for their third fixture of the season as they took on Framlingham Prep. The game started a little scrappy with both teams trying to get their foothold in the game. Marcus W, playing for the Bs for the first time, was having a great game on the right wing and ended up scoring the first goal of the game as he converted an excellent pass from Sam. 1-0 HT
Into the second half and LPS@TH continued to press high with Ethan, Arthur and Harry all making some crucial tackles in midfield and creating several chances for the away side. Ethan managed to score the second goal for LPS@TH as he converted an excellent cross from Harry, however Framlingham were by no means done in the game and Sebastian and Oscar both had to make some excellent tackles to keep Framlingham at bay. Oliver made some great saves in goal but he could do nothing about an excellent Framlingham goal which hit the top of the net. Despite a late goal for Framlingham, it wasn’t enough as LP@TH sealed out a deserved 2-1 victory.

Squad: Oliver D (GK), Oscar M, Sebastian L , Harry S, Marcus W, Ethan C, Arthur C, Sam G.

U11C v Framlingham Prep   Score: 1-0
It took the team a while to get going after the two-hour coach trip. Archie kept the scores level with a number of superb saves. The boys were much better in the second half, and played some lovely attacking Hockey. Tashinga scored a goal after great work from Harry T. Marcus was excellent on the wing, and Shai, Toby and Harry S all played really well. It was an excellent game, finishing with a 1-0 win.
Team:  Archie R (GK), Toby C (captain), Shai M, Marcus W, Tashinga M, Harry T, Harry S

U11D v Framlingham Prep  Score: 1-0
The boys played really well, and created many chances. In a move reminiscent of Ryan Giggs against Arsenal in the FA Cup in 1999, Henri won the ball on the halfway line and slalomed his way through 4 or 5 players before placing the ball in the corner.
Framlingham played really well, and the boys had to be at their best to keep them out. Rahin and Charlie were solid at the back, while Aiden and Joshua ran tirelessly down the wings. Zain was fantastic in the middle, winning the ball and spreading the passes out to the wings. Archie made two superb diving stops to keep out the opposition, meaning that the game ended 1-0 to LPS@TH.  Well done.
Team : Archie R (GK), Henri B, Aiden F, Joshua B, Rahin S, Charlie D, Zain B

U11E v Framlingham Prep Score:2-0

The U11E team took on Framlingham away from home in a match that always looked like it would be a close-run affair.
The game-play was fairly equally divided between both sides for the first period with LPS@TH’s defensive partnership of Griffin and Miles combining well to keep the ball away from the our end.
Goalkeeper, Oliver was rarely bought into play but was alert to danger and acted quickly and effectively to clear his lines when required.
With LPS@TH on the attack for the majority of the half, it was no surprise to see the our team up by one goal at halftime due to an own goal as Ethan C and Cameron F pressurised well.
In the second period LPS@TH looked to be holding their shape more effectively with Jack, Daniel, Lazaros and Miles all playing a role on the left and right wings. Whatever was going to separate these two sides was going to be a bit special and so it proved.
After a Framlingham attack was repelled, MOTM Cameron F reacted quickly on the left of the pitch and showed great skill to trap the ball, turn to his strong side and shoot across the keeper to score the winning goal for LPS@TH.
There were no further scores and despite a spirited performance by the opposition, it was LPS@TH that won the day.

Team: Oliver D, Cameron F, Griffin P, Ethan C, Lazaros G, Daniel F, Miles N, Jack B