Two Titles in Two Days for Hockey Sides
Thursday 6th October saw the Stamford High School U15 Hockey A Team return from Lincoln victorious after the U16 County Hockey Championships.
Upon arrival the team was understandably somewhat apprehensive given that the opposition were an age group older than their regular opponents. But any nerves vanished with a 3-0 win in their opening match against William Farr, which included an amazing penalty corner strike by Katie Anderson.
The second game against Queen Eleanor High School presented a vastly different kind of challenge as they chose to line-up with 11 outfield players. After a half-time team talk Stamford dominated the second half, scoring four goals on route to a 5-0 win.
The tournament’s final game proved a tense affair. With both sides -Stamford and Lincoln Minster School- having won both their previous games, the County Championship title was now at stake. Stamford built on the confidence established after the first two games, securing a triumphant 2-1 victory to be crowned County Champions.
Two days prior to the U15’s achievement, the U14s side celebrated success of their own with victory in the U14’s County Tournament. Five goals in the opening game against Skegness Grammar School gave the side a perfect start.
Tough opposition then followed in the form of Spalding High School. The side showed great resilience to come from behind and secure a 1-1 draw. The result meant the final game against Lincoln Minster would determine the outcome of the whole tournament.
Prior to the match the side knew a victory of two or more goals would secure the County Champion Title. Fantastic work from all players ensured that the side won by the necessary margin despite a tense final five minutes with Lincoln throwing caution to the wind in attack.
A special mention must go to Megan Bolton for scoring 6 out of our 8 goals on the day, as well as captain Josie Rule and vice-captain Scarlett Todd for leading the team to success, and finally to Breanna Tye for holding the back line.