Successful Term of Hockey at Stamford School
Following on from a successful pre-season hockey training camp at Stamford Junior School; Stamford School Under 14’s have been playing competitive hockey against the likes of Uppingham, Stowe and Oundle in the LUPOSS league.
The Under 14 A team have had a somewhat frustrating season pushing the likes of the Perse School and the Leys School close, but ultimately losing by the odd goal. The A team recorded an impressive 2-0 away win against a physical Oundle side and seek to build on this, going into the last couple of games of the season. Impressive performances have been recorded by Captain Charles Petrie, right half Keilin Harper and goalkeeper Luke Heyworth.
Meanwhile, the Under 14s B team have recorded impressive victories against The Perse School (2-1), The Leys School (1-0) and most recently, Oundle School (2-1). These victories have been close and hard-fought and it is to the boys’ credit, that they have come out on top through a blend of determination and tenacity. Notable performances, thus far, have come from Nick Green in goal, Jack Kelly and Thomas Charsley-Evans in the centre of midfield and Alistair Bourne, who has proved a constant threat in front of goal.
The Under 14s C team have, in recent weeks, started to move on leaps and bounds, turning in some exquisite performances at, ‘Fortress Stamford,’ including a 3-0 win against league leaders, Oundle. Their play has improved dramatically over the course of the term, highlighting the strength and depth developing in hockey here, at Stamford School. The stand out performer for the team, so far, has been goalkeeper Cian Tye, with industrious running in midfield from Louis Hendrickse-Goodacre and class upfront shown by Harry Wattam.
Brendan Morris, Hockey Coach at Stamford School, said: “The boys deserve much praise for the quality of their attitudes and level of performance. They need to continue with this approach in their final few games in order to turn a good season into a memorable one!”