National Schools Championships for Boys

In Tuesday's Under 14 final a last minute goal for Kingston Grammar School secured the title in a close fought game against Surrey rivals Whitgift School.  Kingston opened the scoring in the 6th minute with goal from Ben Park, Whitgift equalised 6 minutes late with a penalty corner scored by William Wong.  With the game looking like it was going to penalty strokes, Ben Park added a second with no chance for a Whitgift reply.

Kingston reached the final by winning Pool B with a 3-0 win over Bishop’s Stortford, a 2-1 win over Queen’s Taunton and a 3-2 win over Bromsgrove. Whitgift dominated Pool B scoring 10 goals in their three matches against Dean Close (3-1), Repton (4-0), St Peter’s (3-0).

The 3rd / 4th playoff between Repton and Queens, Taunton, was won by Queen’s 4-0 with goals from Frederick King, Tristan Coore, Ben Stevenson and Captain Patrick Free.

The Boys Schools U16 Final was decided by penalty strokes after a goal less draw in a close fought final.  Repton came out on top over Whitgift by converting all five of their penalty strokes.  Repton reached the final by winning all their Pool C matches against Exeter (3-1), Rossall (5-2) and Langley Park (4-2).  Whitgift scored 13 goals on their way to the final, with a 6-2 win over King Edward’s, Birmingham, a 3-0 result over Ipswich School and 4-0 over Queen’s College, Taunton.

The 3rd / 4th playoff between Exeter and Ipswich also went to penalty stokes after a 1-1 draw at full time with goals from Exeter’s Captain Will Marsh and Ipswich’s Cameron Rule.  After 5 strokes each the score remained even at 3-3, resulting in sudden death stokes.  Ipswich coming out on top

It was Whitgift’s turn to take the title at U18 after coming Runners Up at U16 & U14.  They played Cranleigh in the final.  Whitgift’s Samad Sleman opened the scoring in the 7th minute followed by a goal from Luke Taylor.  Cranleigh pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time through Ben Wilson.  A second from Luke Taylor ensured a 3-1 Whitgift victory. Cranleigh reached the final with pool wins over QEGS 5-1, Millfield 4-3 and Thomas Deacon 7-1.  Whitgift also had 100% success in the pool beating Repton 4-1, Watford 3-0 and Canford 4-2.

The 3rd/4th playoff between Millfield and Canford was a close game with Canford’s Ben Boon scoring the only goal to secure 3rd place for Canford

Kingston U14 Schools champions
Kingston receive the U14 trophy from England Hockey Vice President Chris Todd 

Repton U16s 2013
Repton receive the U16 trophy from England Hockey Vice President Chris Todd

Whitgift U18s 2013
Whitgift - U18 champions

The full results for the competitions may be found here.