Bea­cons­field pupils into fi­nals de­spite loss

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BEA­CONS­FIELD High School’s girls U18 in­door hockey team have pro­gressed to the na­tional fi­nals after fin­ish­ing sec­ond at a re­gional tour­na­ment.

The team, made up of Caro­line Spence, Abby Wagge, Jen­nie Wyl­lie, Ge­orgie Dean, Laura Drysdale, Inida Gommo, Kate Le­mon, Daisy Ruhle, El­lie Robin­son and Emma Cou­ves went un­de­feated on their route to the fi­nal but were beaten by Sir Wil­liam Bor­lase.

In their open­ing game the girls cruised to vic­tory against The Worth School with the game fin­ish­ing 3-1.

In the sec­ond game Bea­cons­field faced Cran­leigh, who are an ex­tremely strong hockey school and have made it to the na­tion­als on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions.

This was a tough match but a last minute win­ner from Cou­ves put the side in a very good po­si­tion to qual­ify for the semi fi­nals.

A rou­tine 4-1 win in the fi­nal game meant they had the eas­ier of the semi-fi­nal ties, but it was still a tightly fought af­fair against Reigate.

Goals flew in at each end but the side man­aged to se­cure a 3-2 win which sent them into the fi­nal and guar­an­teed qual­i­fi­ca­tion for the na­tion­als.

Bea­cons­field were un­for­tu­nate to play the sec­ond semi-fi­nal which meant they had a quick turn around be­fore the fi­nal.

An ex­hausted Bea­cons­field team were no match for pre­vi­ous na­tional fi­nal­ists Sir Wil­liam Bor­lase, who came out 5-1 vic­tors.

Bea­cons­field will be ap­pear­ing in the na­tional fi­nals for the first time in over 10 years and will be con­fi­dent go­ing into the tour­na­ment after a num­ber of im­pres­sive per­for­mances at re­gional level.

NA­TIONAL FI­NALS BECKON: The girls from Bea­cons­fi­field High School have a chance at na­tional glory after com­ing run­ners up in a re­gional tour­na­ment

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