In2Hockey Finals

There are new names on the winners’ rolls of honour  as Eagle House girls and Brandeston Hall boys took the honours in Friday’s Schools U13 In2Hockey finals.

Eagle House, from Sandhurst, secured their place in the final after winning their first three games in Pool D against Moorpark, Queen Elizabeth and Sevenoaks and could afford the loss of their game against Millfield. Queen Elizabeth from Cumbria took the runners up spot in Pool D. In Pool C Blundells qualified with an unbeaten record with Cranleigh finishing second.

In the final Eagle House ran out convincing 5-0 winners with goals from Jessica Osborn, Tilda-Rose Keen and a hat- trick for Gabriella Dyer. Queen Elizabeth took third place coming from behind after an early Isabelle Petter strike to beat Cranleigh 3-1 thanks to goals from Fiona Crackles, Abbie Barnes and Emily Wright.

In the boy’s competition Brandeston Hall from Suffolk and Whitgift reached the final with 100 % records. Brandeston beat Egglescliffe, Kingswood, MCS Oxford and Princethorpe whilst Whitgift overcame Thirsk, Winchester House and Greshams. MCS Oxford and Dean Close contested the third place game which was won by a solitary strike from Kiran Patel.

In the boy’s final Brandeston Hall secured the title with a very good win over Whitgift. Jolyon Summers and Archie Winter with two goals gave them a 3-0 win.     

Eagle House U13 girls winners
Eagle House

Brandeston Hall U13 boys winners 2013
Brandeston Hall

In the Club U12 In2Hockey finals it was a Surrey double with Surbiton girls and Guildford boys winning the respective tournaments.

In the girls competition Surbiton won all four games in Pool C defeating Beeston, Phoenix, Wakefield and runners-up Salisbury. Pool B was tighter but Worcester took top spot by a point with an unbeaten playing record of two wins and two draws. Ben Rhydding made it into second place with a win over Broxbourne in their last game.  Ben Rhydding  went on to take third place thanks to a 1-0 over Salisbury with Anna Pateman on target. In the final Surbiton took the lead through Taylor Weber  but Cerys Preston equalised for Worcester. The game ended 1-1 so went to strokes and Surbiton proved victorious in this with the barrage going to sudden death and a 5-4 win.

Guildford’s path to the final saw them win all four games in Pool  A  - Team Bath Buccaneers, Ipswich, Beeston and Bolton being defeated. Bath took the runners-up spot. Bowdon also had a 100% record in Pool B overcoming Bournemouth, Bury St Edmunds, Rugby & East Warwicks and crucially 3-2 over nearest rivals Surbiton.

In the 3/4 Play off Surbiton beat Team Bath Buccaneers 3-1. Alex Harmes and Harry Wells (2) scored their goals before Archie Parsons scored a consolation for Bath. The final between Bowdon and Guildford proved a very tight affair with both keepers Alex Smith and James Mazerelo called into action.  With the game looking like it was heading for strokes too  a last gasp goal from Guildford’s Freddie Esplen  secured the winner’s shield for them.   

Surbiton girls U12 winners 2013

Guildford U12 winners 2013  

For all the results and final standings click here