Our final hockey event for this year was the postponed Night of Champions Hockey finals. Still feeling strong after our competition in Kent last week we to the team to Anchorians to play three knockout rounds against the top 8 schools from the Mini Youth Games earlier in the year.
Our quarter final match was against All Saints who had a couple of very skilful players and soon went one goal up however once the team got into their flow with the defence working well and Eddie, Max and James teaming up the game was soon turned around and we went on to win 6-1.
Lordswood were our semi-finalist opposition, a team we have traditionally struggled against however this time the team played really well as a group, kept the ball moving and used eachother for support throughout the games and won 2-0 with chances enough to make it 5 or 6 again.
On to the final and a long-awaited match with what we knew were the strongest other team in Medway, St Mary's Island. This was a hard-fought and end-to-end match with no easy passes anywhere on the pitch.
The score went to one all and then St Mary's scored two more goals. We changed tactics and pulled a goal back and were competing hard in attack nearly equalising but ran out of time. This was a worthy, hard-fought final that went right to the line. Well done to all of our players.
A quick look at our fabulous team's record for this year speaks for itself:
Played 27, won 24, lost 3, drawn 0. Goals for 96, goals against 15.
You have all been outstanding this year and we are incredibly proud of you. Thanks for all the support through the year and to Roger and Harry for all their help running the various teams. I hope to see as many as possible as carrying on your hockey with clubs and more.