Stockport claim U18 Girls' National Schools title

Stockport take the 2015 U18 Girls' Championships 450

National Schools Championships for Girls

1st Stockport
2nd Cranleigh
3rd Repton
4th Queen’s, Taunton

The final day of the Girls’ U18 Schools Championships saw another team with their name on the trophy for the first time as Stockport Grammar School defeated Cranleigh 1-0 in the final. The only goal of the game came from Lauren Hunt in the second minute after Stockport won a penalty corner. Cranleigh looked for the equaliser, but couldn’t find a way past Maya Gordon in Stockport’s goal and the North West side hung on to take the 2015 title.

In the battle for third place Repton overcame Queen’s 4-2 thanks to goals from Erica Sanders [2], Chloe Renshaw-Smith and Alicia Turner – Queen’s battled back in the second half with two goals in the dying minutes, but the game as already won.

Pool E
The pool finished with only a point between the top two as Repton turned their championships around with two victories on the second day of competition. The defending champions recorded a 1-0 win against rivals Millfield in their first game of the day and followed that up with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Framlingham to set up a 3rd v 4th play-off against Queen’s who finished second in Pool F.

Stockport meanwhile claimed top spot with two wins and a draw in the group stages. After winning both of their matches yesterday the Manchester side drew 1-1 with Millfield in their last pool game which was enough to secure first place in the pool and set up a final against Cranleigh.

Pool E final standings

Position

School

Points

1

Stockport

7

2

Repton

6

3

Millfield

4

4

Framlingham

0

Pool F
Cranleigh topped Pool F with nine points after claiming victories in all three of their group stage matches. Charlotte Calnan, who already plays her hockey in the Premier Division with league leaders Surbiton, netted four of her team’s goals on route to booking their place in the final.

After recording a win, a draw and a loss Queen’s finished second in the pool, just edging out GSAL on goal difference, to set up a tie against Repton in their final game of the championships.

Pool F final standings

Position

School

Points

1

Cranleigh

9

2

Queen’s

4

3

Grammar School at Leeds [GSAL]

4

4

Trent

0


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