Hockey – County Champions
Wednesday 2 October 2013
|Following success at the Kings Canterbury 1st Xl tournament, the team approached the U18 County tournament on 1 October with confidence. We
had a tough pool and were drawn against Bishops Stortford and Hitchin.
The first match against Stortford was tough and physical and despite having chances on goal, neither team could find the back of the net and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Against Hitchin, Q dominated the game and had all the possession. We won several penalty corners and scored some spectacular field goals, winning the game 5-0 with goals from Tilly Stone-Wilson, Alice Wills and Meg Crowson. This meant we won our pool on goal difference and moved through to the semi-finals in the best position.
Parmiters were runners up in their group but were not an easy team to beat. Q went 1-0 down before half time after getting off to a slow start, but after a quick team talk, determination and great teamwork brought on a brilliant team performance and a 3-1 win, with goals from Meg Crowson and Alice Wills.
We met Bishops Stortford in the final but it was nothing like the first match of the day – Q were full of energy and dominated the match. A fantastic deflection on the far post by Naomi Coulson put Q 1-0 up, which was enough to maintain the title of County Champions and qualify for the East Prelims on 7 November.