2018 School Games - Day One

School Games 2018 - Day One
Boys’ Competition

England White 3-2 England Blue
Day 1 at Loughborough University started in eventful fashion as Joshua Rundle gave England Blue the lead on 14 minutes. They then doubled their lead on 21 minutes thanks to Magnus Sesodia to give them a two goal advantage at half-time. 

However, England White rallied and scored two goals in the third quarter through Josh Self and Isaac Farrant to bring the scores level. Tom Sheldon then completed the comeback for England white with a goal in the last minute.

Ulster 4-4 England Red
After the thrilling first game, the second didn’t disappoint the crowd on Pitch 2 at Loughborough University. An early goal from Sam Buckingham gave England Red the lead, but this was quickly cancelled out by Ulster’s Troy Chambers who equalised on 11 minutes.

Barnaby Stoner restored the advantage for England Red to give them a 2-1 lead at half-time before Troy Chambers equalised again for Ulster on 34 minutes. This was short-lived though as ten minutes later Saihej Mangat restored England Red’s advantage before Archie Philips made it 4-2. 

Yet rather than lie down and be beaten, Ulster rallied in the final exchanges Oliver Kidd scored two goals in two minutes to salvage a well-earned draw.

Girls’ Competition

England Blue 2-1 England White
Rianne Martin had the honour of scoring the first goal of this year’s competition from a penalty corner on 13 minutes for England Blue. 

Despite some excellent hockey on show, there were no more goals until the 56th minute when Rachel Drayton-Chana equalised for England White.

Rachel Fraser, however, had the last say and scored with in the 59th minute to seal a 2-1 victory for England Blue in what was a breathless and competitive match. 

England Red 0-4 Ulster
After the close fought encounter earlier in the day, England Red v Ulster was a more one-sided affair. 

Molly Dougan give Ulster the lead on 19 minutes with a fantastic goal before two goals in two minutes from Georgia Ross and Nadia Benallal gave Ulster a commanding lead right before half time, with Olivia Mullen adding a fourth on 49 minutes.

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