High School just miss out on semi-fi­nals

HOCKEY

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

BEA­CONS­FIELD High School’s U18 in­door hockey team did them­selves proud at the In­door Hockey Na­tional Fi­nals last week.

It was the first time the school had made the na­tion­als for 12 years, so just be­ing there was an achieve­ment in it­self.

The team came away with one win, two draws and a loss which de­spite be­ing a good set of re­sults, does not tell the whole story.

Their sole de­feat was a 4-3 loss to even­tual win­ners Ipswich, in which Bea­cons­field had a goal con­tro­ver­sially dis­al­lowed, and in their 1-1 draw with Rep­ton, who had won the tour­na­ment for the pre­vi­ous five years, Bea­cons­field were win­ning un­til three min­utes to go.

Had they have drawn with Ipswich or beaten Rep­ton, they would have been in the semi fi­nals, so it was a close-fought thing for Bea­cons­field, who were also the team to con­cede the fewest goals in the whole com­pe­ti­tion.

To add more con­text to their achieve­ment, some of the girls have only been play­ing in­door hockey for a few months, but have trained and worked ex­tremely hard and were a credit to the school.

The team in­cluded Emma Cou­ves, Lizzie Clarke, Daisy Ruhle, El­lie Robin­son, Laura Drysdale, In­dia Gommo, Ge­orgie Dean, Kate Le­mon, Abby Wagge, Jenna Wyl­lie and Caro­line Spence.

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Bea­cons­fi­field High School’s U18 in­door hockey team

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