HYTHE & DIBDEN ROCKETS
After a strong finish to their
first EDMSL league season, the Rockets have moved into the tournament season.
They kicked off at the Hythe and Dibden home tournament making it through
the group stages to qualify in the main cup, only to be knocked out in the
quarter finals, next it was on to Hedge End but unfortunately they failed
to get out of the group stages despite dominated in all but one game,
Upon arrival they found themselves
facing a 36 team under 9s section, they set about the group stages quickly
finding their stride, one 1-0 win followed another, then 2-0 and fourth
Enjoying some social time away from football (with a bit of pre season fitness of course...)
So the curtain came down on another really successful season for the
Hythe and Dibden Rockets with two local tournaments.
Busy Bank Holiday
for Hythe and Dibden Rockets
Back to the more familiar
5v5 mini football format the boys played a series of games on a league
format and in patches produced some very high quality passing and pressing
THE ROCKETS MARCH ON...
Many thanks to 'Skoda - Winchester Motor Company for sposoring our new 'away kit'....
11th October 2015 -
These are exciting times to be a member of the Hythe and Dibden Rockets, the New Forest Unders 8s District League is now 5 games old and the Rockets should be very proud of the way
they have started to the season.... In a number of these early games players are being played out of position, in order to offer them new challenges and ask different questions of them,
including our goalkeeper! We have also adopted a 'game plan 2' way of playing, so that if in games we find ourselves in a comfortable position, when an attack breaks down the team is
asked to play the ball back to our keeper before embarking on another phase of attacking football. This has been a fantastic learning point for the boys, as they are beginning to understand
how playing the ball back and retaining possession opens up spaces further up the field when they attack again.
We have some challenging games ahead but are very much looking forward to meeting these challenges head on and working hard as a team to continue to improve.
The Rockets braved an early start on the morning of Halloween
to head up to the Swindon Futsal Arena to compete in a Futsal festival against
a number of teams from the Wiltshire League.
After a hugely successful season, which saw massive improvement in
all the Rockets' players, the team are now competing in a range of tournaments.
This allows the boys to test their skills against teams from
enjoy a day out in Fawley...
The Rockets took part in the under 8s section of the Fawley Falcons tournament, playing 4 games in a non-competitive league format. They put in some fantastic performances across all 4 games, scoring 10 goals and only conceding 1 and at times were unplayable passing the ball with purpose around the opposition. One more tournament to play in before they embark on a well earned rest over the summer.