Berkshire Schools Under 13 In2Hockey


Last week, 19 Lower IV students travelled to Reading Hockey Club to take part in the Under 13 County Championships.

With two teams entered into the 7-a-side competition, it was to prove a busy day.

In the morning groups the A team achieved two wins (1-0 against Charters and 4-1 against Licensed Victuallers) and two draws (0-0 against The Marist and Lambrook) to advance to the Cup competition in the afternoon.  The B team achieved two draws (0-0 against St Mary’s and 1-1 against Downe House) and two losses to move into the plate competition.

In the afternoon groups, the A team continued their fine form with two wins (2-0 against Newlands and 1-0 against St Andrew’s) to advance to the knockout stage, however a narrow 0-1 defeat in the final game against Cheam, meant that the team faced the winner of the second group in the semi-final.  Despite another close game against Lambrook, the team fell to a 0-2 defeat when trying to score an equaliser in the final stages of the game.  A final 3-0 win against Holyport ensured that the team finished third overall and secured the bronze medals.

The B team continued with creditable performances in the Plate groups, but two further draws were not enough to reach the knock-out competition.  But this did not curb the girls’ enthusiasm as they cheered on the A team in the later stages of the competition.

A great performance by all concerned and certainly something to build on as this cohort moves to 11-a-side hockey from September.

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