2018 School Games - Day Two

School Games 2018 - Day Two
Boys’ Competition

Scotland 0-3 England White
England White secured their second win in as many days in a close encounter to start Day 2 of the 2018 School Games.

Conrad Willars opened the scoring for England on 25 minutes before Tim Launois doubled their advantage on 44 minutes. Tom Sheldon then put some late shine on the scoreboard, converting a penalty corner four minutes later.

England Blue 1-2 Ulster
England Blue suffered yet another close defeat while Ulster backed up their superb comeback from yesterday to secure their first win of the tournament.

A hard fought affair was goalless at half time as neither team were able to convert the half-chances created but the game sparked into life in the second half with Josh Nurse giving England Blue the lead on 33 minutes. 

Their advantage didn’t last long though as Harry Scott equalised three minutes later for Ulster, before they turned the match on their head by taking a 38th minute lead with Troy Chambers getting what would prove to be the winning goal.

England Red 4-4 Scotland
It was a second straight high scoring affair for England Red as they followed yesterday’s 4-4 draw against Ulster with a repeat scoreline in this game.

England made a positive start with a goal from Sam Buckingham on 9 minutes and before Ben Georgel doubled their advantage on 20 minutes. 

However Scotland didn’t let their heads go down and rallied to level the game before half-time, with goals from Fraser Heigh and Jacob Tweedie before the latter the put his side ahead in the 34th minute. 

Heigh added a fourth for Scotland in the 43rd minute but it was England’s turn to hit back, firstly through Fred Newbold before Jake Sorenson equalised just three minutes from the final whistle.

England White 1-4 Ulster
Ulster made it two wins in a day with a fine victory over England White, with Oliver Kidd scoring twice.

Kidd and Harry Scott - a scorer in their opening game of the day - gave Ulster a commanding lead after 20 minutes but Cameron Lewis pulled a goal back for England to leave the score 2-1 at half time. 

But Ulster restored their two-goal lead on 36 minutes thanks to Stewart Wylie with Kidd then striking his second of the match on 59 minutes to put the result beyond doubt.

Girls’ Competition

Scotland 4-0 England Blue
Scotland came out the traps flying, starting their competition with two goals in the sixth minute courtesy of a penalty stroke from Ellie MacKenzie and a field goal goal from Izzy Folan.

MacKenzie got her second of the match on 30 minutes to give Scotland a three goal half-time lead before Ellie Stot added a fourth in the 59th minute to seal an emphatic win.

England White 2-2 England Red
Both sides battled back from opening day losses to secure their first points of the 2018 School Games.

Despite some excellent play in the first-half, the game was goalless at the break but it wouldn’t stay goalless for long in the second half as England White took the lead on 35 minutes, with Rachel Drayton-Chana grabbing her second goal of the tournament. 

However Martha Lawrence equalised for England Red almost instantly before Hannah Smith then put England Red ahead in the 43rd minute.

That wasn’t the end of the action in a thrilling third quarter though as Drayton-Chana scored once again to bring the sides level, a state in which they’d stay until the end.

Ulster 4-0 Scotland
Ulster secured their second emphatic victory of the tournament against a Scotland side who earlier in the day had won by four goals themselves.

The Irish side scored in each quarter, starting with Nadia Bennalal in the fifth minute before Olivia Berry gave her team a two goal cushion at half-time.

Jess Hood added a third for on 40 minutes from a penalty corner and Berry grabbed her second of the match to round off the scoring five minutes from time.

England Blue 1-5 England Red
It took less than sixty seconds for this game to see its first goal as Millie Davies put England Red ahead in the first minute. 

Two minutes later though England Blue were level thanks to Coca Hall and the score stayed that way until the 35th minute when Rafaella Brandao-Lee scored a penalty corner.

She then repeated the trick ten minutes later to give her side a clear advantage but they didn’t take their foot off the gas in the final quarter, adding two more goals from Eleanor May and Monica Arteaga.

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