Today saw the group farewell our hosts in the Netherlands and set out to Antwerp in Belgium. Upon arrival lunch was the first order of the day for most people which consisted of the famous hot chips and the even more famous chocolate.
After lunch there was time to explore the multitude of shops and cobblestoned winding streets before heading out to our second last game.
Girls 4-3 Loss
Playing in driving rain and on a water base pitch the girls took some time to adapt to the surface and against a strong opposition soon found themselves behind on the scoreboard. Exhibiting their fighting spirit the girls clawed themselves back into the game with hard running and ball movement. They pressed hard to the very end for an equaliser, but tonight unfortunately that goal eluded them.
Boys 3-5 Loss
Also played in the driving rain the boys were able to adapt quicker to the hard sand filled surface and with disciplined marking and ball movement were the first to score. The opposition gained control of the lion share of the possession and were able to score from a number of opportunities. Despite two late goals the boys went down fighting to a very strong opposition in a cracking game of hockey.
Parent, supporters and friends please note for the next two days both the players and team management are hosted by the next club and therefore Internet capabilities are unknown. Therefore there may be delays in the blogs during this period.