Prep U11 girls’ hockey team crowned county champions
On Wednesday, the Perse Prep U11A girls’ hockey team entered the In2 Cambridgeshire hockey tournament. The Prep hosted the competition, so a home advantage was available to the girls. Having already played and beaten the majority of the teams entered into the competition during the ‘domestic’ season, expectations were high, but tournaments with 10-minute matches can always serve up some surprises.
The Prep began their campaign with a comfortable 1-0 victory against the Stephen Perse Foundation, before taking on King’s College Cambridge, scoring three goals in as many minutes in their second fixture. This have the team the opportunity to show their talents before eventually winning 3-1. They then completed a frustrating 1-0 win against Kimbolton, where they created countless opportunities but only managed to convert one.
King’s School Ely proved to be a bit more of a challenge, but again The Perse managed to secure a 1-0 victory. Next they faced St John’s, the only other side in the tournament who were unbeaten at this stage. St John’s proved to be the biggest test, but the team managed to create a number of chances, but again not score. The game finished 1-1. This left The Perse with a final match where they needed to beat St Faith’s to win the tournament. They played well as a team and moved the ball effectively, not giving the St Faith’s girls time on the ball. The final score was 1-0.
The final result meant the The Perse won the tournament and now progress to represent Cambridgeshire at the East of England championships in March.
Well done everyone!