The junior section of Clwb Hoci Emlyn turned out in force for the second U16 tournament of the season.

With a healthy squad of 17, a backbone of older players was well-supported by U14s and U15s, with the standard of play improving with each game.

Without their regular keeper, Morgan Boston-Williams stepped up for the first game against Llanybydder and executed several fine saves.

The competition to play up front was keen as seven squad members rotated through three positions and Emlyn were noted for their attacking midfield!

Occasionally, this led to a slightly scrambled defence but the team tactic of learning and enjoying the hockey rather than worrying about the score held strong.

Despite succumbing to loss against Llanybydder, Emlyn played an effective passing game and were guilty of far fewer stick tackles.

In a second match against Pembrokeshire, the team had found their feet and played with far greater confidence and control.

Ella offered to keep and with Amity Haywood re-rolling to midfield, a strong attacking platform resulted in a 2-0 victory.

The team were sorry to see Issac retire with a nasty achilles tendon injury.

A big thanks to all the parents who supported the event, coach Sarah Brazier and to Emrys Plant for umpiring.