U18 Cup & Plate Finals

Beeston U18 Girls' Cup Champions 2015

Beeston Girls’ and Cambridge City Boys’ became national U18 Cup champions at the weekend, with Harleston Magpies Girls’ and Bury St Edmunds Boys’ claiming the honours in the Plate.

Beeston Girls’ overcame the disappointment of losing in last year’s final to become the first ever U18 Cup champions at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre. A Helena Evans double secured their place in the final with a 2-0 victory over Isca earlier in the day; with Bowdon edging out East Grinstead in the other Semi Final on penalty strokes after the sides had drawn 1-1. Beetson showed they were worthy champions in the final, securing an emphatic 3-0 victory over Bowdon with Lilie Lamacraft and Erica Sanders adding to Flora Peel’s first half goal. Isca claimed the bronze medal in the 3rd/4th playoff, Olivia Hoskins with the winning goal five minutes from time in a 1-0 victory.

Earlier on Saturday, Reading and Harleston Magpies put in fine defensive displays and reached the final without conceding a goal, with victories over Alderley Edge and Plympith Marjon respectively. This was always going to be a tight final, and it was Harleston Magpies that claimed the victory with a 2-1 victory. Catherine Kilbourne got the winner for Magpies, as she did in the Semi Final earlier. In the playoff for third place, Alderley Edge put on a fine second half display to defeat Plymouth Marjon 3-0.

Cambridge City Boys' U18 Cup Champions 2015

Cambridge City became National Cup Champions for the very first time, holding their nerve to defeat Beeston in the Final on penalty strokes. They secured their place in the final with an excellent 4-1 victory over Cannock, Euan Gilmour with two of the goals. Beeston’s route to the final was a closer affair but Sam Apoola’s goal just before half time was enough to defeat the holders Team Bath Buccaneers. This set up what would turn out to be the most exciting game of the weekend. Leading 2-0 at half time through two more goals from Apoola, Beeston received an onslaught from Cambridge City which saw them score three goals in twelve second half minutes to take the lead. However, Beeston drew level when Elliot Hibell scored from a penalty corner six minutes from time to send the match into penalty strokes. Cambridge City held their nerve to score all five strokes, and when Beeston failed to score their final stroke, Cambridge were crowned champions. The 3rd/4th playoff also went to Penalty Strokes with Team Bath Bucaneers coming out on top after drawing 1-1 with Cannock.

Bury St Edmunds got the better of Surbiton in a thrilling final to win the Boys’ U18 Plate. Trailing 2-1 at half time, Bury St Edmunds scored two second half goals through Oliver Lawson and Rory Milbank to win 3-2. They had earlier reached the final with a 3-0 victory over Windermere, with Surbiton defeating Fareham 2-1 in their Semi Final. Fareham would however go on to win the 3rd/4th playoff in a tight game. They had lead 2-0 at half time through a Cameron Duncan brace, before Windemere fought back with two second half goals from Richie Jackson. However, Windermere couldn't take this momentum into the penalty strokes with Fareham winning 4-2.

All the results and scorers from the weekend can be seen below.

Saturday 28th March 












Girls' U18 Plate SF 1









PLYMOUTH MARJON (0) 0 - 1 (1) HARLESTON MAGPIES






Catherine Kilbourn 11 (F)







Girls' U18 Plate SF 2









ALDERLEY EDGE  (0) 0 - 2 (0) READING






Beth Wall 29 (PC)






Anna Mason 48 (F)







Girls' U18 Cup SF 1









BEESTON (1) 2 - 0 (0) ISCA
Helena Evans 7,38 (F,PC)












Girls' U18 Cup SF 2









BOWDON * (1) 1 - 1 (0) EAST GRINSTEAD
Emma Harden 14 (PC)




Harriet Mitchell 35 (PC)







* Bowdon won 5-4 on penalty strokes







Girls' U18 Plate Final









HARLESTON MAGPIES (2) 2 - 1 (1) READING
Amy Campbell 7 (PC)




Sophie Shakespeare 16 (PC)
Catherine Kilbourn 25 (F)












Girls' U18 Plate 3rd/4th Playoff









PLYMOUTH MARJON (0) 0 - 3 (0) ALDERLEY EDGE 






Claire Robinson 32 (PC)






Rachel Stoner 36 (F)






Meghan Myers 50 (PC)







Girls' U18 Cup Final









BEESTON (1) 3 - 0 (0) BOWDON
Flora Peel 3 (PC)





Lilie Lamacraft 36 (F)





Erica Sanders 50 (PC)












Girls' U18 Cup 3rd/4th Playoff









ISCA (0) 1 - 0 (0) EAST GRINSTEAD
Olivia Hoskins 45 (PC)



















Sunday 29th March 












Boys' U18 Plate SF 1









WINDERMERE (0) 0 - 3 (1) BURY ST EDMUNDS 






Oliver Lawson 14 (F)






Cam Rule 37 (PC)






Charlie Holt 43 (F)







Boys' U18 Plate SF 2









FAREHAM  (0) 1 - 2 (1) SURBITON
Harry Lemon 44 (PC)




Charlie Firth 20 (PC)






Luke Wheeler 27 (PC)







Boys' U18 Cup SF 1









CANNOCK (0) 1 - 4 (1) CAMBRIDGE CITY
Callum Swinnerton-Ions 42 (F)


Dilip Goyal 25 (PC)






Freddie Perkins 28 (PC)






Euan Gilmour 32,35 (F,F)







Boys' U18 Cup SF 2









BEESTON (1) 1 - 0 (0) TEAM BATH BUCCANEERS
Sam Apoola 25 (F)












Boys' U18 Plate Final









BURY ST EDMUNDS  (1) 3 - 2 (2) SURBITON
Cam Rule 17 (PC)




Dan Boden 6 (PC)
Oliver Lawson 34 (F)




Charlie Firth 20 (PC)
Rory Milbank 46 (PC)












Boys' U18 Plate 3rd/4th Playoff









WINDERMERE  (0) 2 - 2 (2) FAREHAM *
Richie Jackson 29,49 (PC,PC)



Cameron Duncan 3,10 (PC,F)







* Fareham won 4-2 on penalty strokes







Boys' U18 Cup Final









CAMBRIDGE CITY * (0) 3 - 3 (2) BEESTON
Tom Crowson 31 (F)




Sam Apoola 8,18 (F,F)
Euan Gilmour 33,43 (F,F)




Elliot Hibell 44 (PC)







* Cambridge City won 5-4 on penalty strokes







Boys' U18 Cup 3rd/4th Playoff









CANNOCK (0) 1 - 1 (1) TEAM BATH BUCCANEERS *
Lloyd Manley 47 (F)




Billy Braithwaite 14 (F)







* Team Bath Buccaneers won 3-2 on penalty strokes