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Posted: May 18, 2018

U12 Boys B Football
DC (2) KSHK (2)
DC Under 12 Cobra Football B team put in their strongest team performance of the year so far in a hotly contested match against Kellett School on Tuesday 8 May. With the DC squad ravaged by absence and illness, hopes were not high as Kellett has proved to be tough opponents in the past. Debutant Ryan Muir took his place in goal for the first time this season and, despite clearing his lines several times, was unable to stop two goals going in. Neil Khanna and DC’s third highest scorer, Own Goal, got things level as the teams went into half time on equal terms. The second half was tense and frantic. DC had the best of the early play but Kellett came back strongly towards the end of the game, leading to a stressful finish. Both teams hit the frame of the goal so a draw was probably a fair result overall. The team knows that they need convincing victories in the next few games to give them a chance at making the playoffs.

U12 Boys A Football
DC (6) KSHK (1)
The boys had a good game against an organised and determined Kellet side on Tuesday 8 May. There were chances for both sides during the game with both goalkeepers making some good saves. In the end DC managed to start putting their chances away and ran out 6-1 winners. A hat trick from Tomoya proved to be the difference as well as some excellent saves from Calum in goal.

Ultimate Frisbee
DC (2) DSC (10)
DC Ultimate Team was handed a loss by Delia School of Canada on Tuesday 8 May at Happy Valley. Delia enjoyed a clear physical advantage as most of their team were older and more experienced, while our DC Cobras are currently in the process of rebuilding. Despite the mismatch in size and experience, DC fought hard to score two points and while the learning phase has not been kind to DC, the experience will only help the young players in the future.

U12 Girls B Football
DC (0) ICS (2)
At the game on Thursday 10 May we found ourselves on a huge pitch and under pressure, but with Giulia dropping back into defence, this shored up an otherwise shaky back line. However, the pressure proved too much for us (despite some epic battles in midfield which always figured Aglae at the centre!) we conceded a goal in the first half. The second half was relatively wet and uneventful and we conceded another rather avoidable goal while making a change in defence. Special mentions to Aglae and Caitlin who once again proved their mettle against these worthy opponents.

U12 Girls A Football
DC (4) ICS (2)
On Thursday 10 May, the girls found themselves behind after 29 seconds and then had an uphill battle from there to try and get back in the game. They battled hard and more than matched their opponents and were unlucky to concede a second goal. The size of the pitch wasn’t helpful to either side as it was extremely big which made it very hard for the midfielders trying to get up and down the pitch to support their attacker and defenders. This made it a game of very few chances for both teams. The girls battled well and with a little bit of luck they could have taken something out of the game.

U12 Boys A Football
DC (4) KGV (2)
On Monday 14 May, the boys A Team had a 4-2 win vs KGV. Both teams had been unbeaten and so it was an important result.

U12 Boys B Football
DC (3) KGV (4)
DC Cobra U12 Football Boy’s B team suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 away defeat to KGV in what looks like their penultimate game of the season on Monday 14 May. Despite leading 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 at different times in the match, poor concentration, bad luck and unfortunate mistakes meant that KGV scored twice in the last ten minutes to win the game and put themselves on the edge of the play-offs. DC started brightly with Toby Strandlund scoring a well-taken goal, picking his spot and curling one in to the corner from 15 metres out. Sean Tsoi scored a second and Sammy Cattaneo got the third after a skilful dribble from midfield. Edwin Gustafsson also hit the post with a thunderbolt of pure power but again DC were left to regret one or two bad decisions which proved crucial. Although the team were very disheartened at the end, they will pick themselves up for one more match and hope to do themselves justice against Harrow C next week.

U12 Girls B Football
DC (0) CAIS (5)
Just like the Girls A team game from the match on 10 May, ‘The girls found themselves behind after 29 seconds and then had an uphill battle from there on to try to get back into the game’.  To be fair, the opposition were good – and I mean GOOD – Associazione Calcio Milan (A.C. Milan) kind of good. In fact, the coaches were discussing whether a staff team could beat them. In any case, despite the 5-0 loss on Monday 14 May, this was one of the best performances our girls have put in this season. We weathered endless onslaughts and created quite a few of our own chances ourselves. Ultimately though, we couldn’t compete against the big guns of this team. POTG goes to the joint forces of the defence who were very busy throughout – Hannah F, Hannah D, Caitlin and Giulia. A special mention to Sienna, who is now starting to realise that just running to goal to ‘have a go’ might not be a bad plan of attack!

U12 Boys A Football
DC (12) RCHK (0)
On Tuesday 15 May, we had a game against RCHK and won 12-0 with a very good team performance. These results now mean that the Boys A team will head into the Championship crossover matches vs the top teams from HK Island. This was due to us winning 5 games and drawing one in the group stages.

Ultimate Frisbee
DC (8) RCHK (9)
Discovery College Ultimate Frisbee Team travelled to Kowloon Tsai on Tuesday 15 May to play against Renaissance College. The DC Cobras got off to a shaky start and quickly found themselves behind 4 points against RCHK. That seemed to light a fire under the DC Cobras and they pulled themselves together and started picking up points. The Cobras went on to tie the game eventually but narrowly lost out to RCHK by the score of 8 to 9. The Cobras showed tremendous team spirit and supported each other throughout the game. As disappointing as the result was, it was another good learning experience for the team.