Boys’ 1st VII Crowned County Champions

Boys’ 1st VII Crowned County Champions

 

After two weeks of snow the 1st VII were straight into competition as they played at the County U13 tournament on Monday. This is always of a very high standard with the Suffolk Champions regularly proceeding to the National Finals and this year was no exception. The first match saw OBH up against the holders Ipswich. An OBH goal in the first minute meant an early lead but Ipswich soon took the score to 1-1. However, OBH then raised their game as they took control of the match, playing some excellent hockey to win 4-1. RHS were next and a 7-0 win meant that OBH had qualified for the semi-finals. A last group game came after a 40 minute break and the team were not at their best as Brandeston thoroughly deserved their 4-0 win. The first half of the semi-final was very close with Barnardiston and OBH both having chances but the game stood at 0-0 at half time. Again OBH stepped up their game and 3 well taken goals took the team to the final and qualification for the Regional Finals later in the term. The final was a re-match against Brandeston and the two best teams on the day fought out a very close match. Both teams had their chances to win but at 0-0 the game moved to golden goal and a minute into extra time the ball was drilled from the top of the D to win the County Championships for the first time in the school’s history.


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