Scoring is the big problem

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After promotion in their last Yorkshire League tournament Halifax under 12 boys travelled to Leeds University in good spirits.

But while the team played so really good hockey, poor finishing created a problem in getting their deserved results.

In game one against Bingley, Halifax created chance after chance and hit the woodwork twice - George English-Burns and Marcus Burge both unlucky not to score.

Unfortunately the team gifted Bingley a couple of soft goals to lose the match 2-0

Against a good Rotherham side Halifax dominate possession with William Kirby and Tom Brady to the fore.

Once again, they could just not make the final shot count but fortunately David Garside was solid in the Halifax goal and kept a clean sheet 0-0 draw.

The match with Leeds was the only poor performance, Halifax stopped passing and tried to dribble around the opposition who defended stoutly. The Halifax defence was not troubled as the m,atch ended in a goalless draw.

Halifax finally found the net againbst Driffield and it was Andrew MacDonald who moved up from defence who was the star scoring all the goals in a 3-0 win.

The team got back to passing and using the space which was the key in this game with Max Frost outstanding if defence when Driffield threatened.

The team continue with their passing game against a Doncaster side who had comfortably won all their previous four games.

It was an excellent game with both teams showing good skills and team work.

Halifax created the most chances with Burge scoring from a lovely Brady pass only to see it disallowed for an earlier infringement.

Jocob Orley was excellent coming close to scoring and also very solid in the tackle in defence where he made good use of the ball once he won it.

But no one was able to break the deadlock, with Garside keeping another clean sheet.

Halifax looked to have secured enough points to stay in this division but it could have been promotion with the possession they had and chances created.