Under 14 Boys’ Hockey Team Crowned County Champions

The Under 14 Boys competed in the County Tournament on Thursday 4 February at Truro School. The team faced a round robin competition against Mounts Bay, Liskeard and Richard Lander whose ability was unknown to the team.

Under 14 Boys' Hockey Team

Under 14 Boys’ Hockey Team

The boys started strong with a 5-0 win over Mounts Bay ensuring any opportunities at goal was capitalised upon. They then went onto play Liskeard who for a substantial amount of time prevented Truro from taking any of their goal scoring opportunities. It seemed that this may have been a repeat of the Plymouth College fixture earlier in the week where we had 80% of the possession but a number of breaks from them resulted in a loss for us. However this wasn’t the case in the tournament, Truro fought hard and broke down the Liskeard defence to clinch a 1-0 win.
The final match was against Richard Lander who were yet to record a win. Truro considered this a great opportunity to put into practise the importance of playing a passing game as when they go onto the regionals it will be more of a challenge to run through players and ensuring they make the ball work for them was the main objective of the match. The final score was 2-0 but Truro should be complemented on their ability to switch the ball around the pitch, finding the space and working as a team.
The Under 14s now go through to the Regional finals which take place within the week commencing 22 February.