25th February 2020 — The Bishop’s Stortford College U13 boys’ hockey team have been crowned County Champions at the U13 County Finals held at Oaklands College, St Albans, for the 8th time in the last 10 years.
Having won all of their group matches against Haileybury, Merchant Taylors’, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and Hitchin Boys’ School the College team cruised through to the semi-finals at the top of their group.
Facing St Alban’s in the semis, the game ended with a 1-1 draw, despite the College team dominating the match play. This resulted in a set of penalty strokes to decide the winners; the College boys held their nerve with two great saves from goalkeeper Ollie F and advanced to the final.
Up against Hitchin Boys’ School once again, the boys had saved their best until last and gave an outstanding performance on the pitch. Two goals from Finn B and another from Paddy A-L saw the team emerge with a decisive win of 3-0 and being crowned County Champions.
Nick Prowse, the team’s coach, commented, “All the boys should be incredibly proud of themselves for an excellent display of hockey. Special mention must go to Miles L-T who captained the team superbly, was a real driving force in midfield and was awarded Player of the Tournament by the Officials.”
The College would like to extend its congratulations to the whole team, Ollie F, Ethan B, Felix R-D, Miles L-T, Cam W, Finn B, Fred B, Paddy A-L, Jake B and George L on this fantastic achievement and wishes them the best of luck in the East Finals in March.