St John's School, Leatherhead Girls-U12A vs County tournament
On: Thursday, 09 Feb 2017
Venue: at Home
St John's had the privilege of hosting the Surrey U12 County Hockey Tournament today on home soil. Our Young Eagles were eager and ready to perform and did not disappoint. They stormed their group with wins against St Teresa's, Freemans, WPS and Reigate (3-0,3-0,6-0,2-0). An exceptional display of teamwork and skill meant that six different girls were on the score sheet.
In the semi-finals we played a spirited Prior's Field and after a very tense encounter the game went to flicks. Bravely Eloise Jansa, Molly Wolff and Sophie Clemett stepped up and volunteered to take a flick for the team. Having scored one flick, Jamie Burrage made an excellent save to put St John's in the lead. The shoot out went the Eagles way with a 2-0 victory, setting up a final versus St George's.
Having lost to them in the domestic season 6-0, St John's were out to prove what progress they had made. Some determined girls went out there and gave it there all pushing St George's all the way. Some excellent saves from Amy Brunton kept our hopes alive but St George's found the goal just before halftime.
In the second half our Eagles dominated possession but we just couldn't get shots off with some excellent defending from the opposition. The final score was 1-0. However to get to a county final in our first attempt is fantastic. A place at regionals is also guaranteed so well done to all involved. Our Lower School certainly has a lot to be proud of.