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U11 Girls compete at Midlands Schools Competition

On Monday 26th March, the U11 girls travelled to Cannock hockey club for the Midlands schools competition.

The girls got off to a slow but steady start against Ranby house and had 90% of the possession and many attempts at goal but couldn't score. This ended up as a nil all draw.

In the second match they played Leicester Grammar and Bromsgrove found their feet and played some lovely attacking hockey. Sophie Ward scored twice from open play and Emily Gieron scored a fantastic goal assisted by a great cross by Elyssa Jones. The final score in that match was 3 - 0. In the next match, Bromsgrove played Shrewsbury. Scarlett Fender and Lydia Wright were solid at the back keeping Shrewsbury from scoring. Emily Kyle also saved some fantastic attempts on goal keeping our goals against tally clean. Mollie Trow scored for Bromsgrove from a lovely assist by Jess Ward leaving the final score 1 - 0 to Bromsgrove.

Bromsgrove's next match was against Warwick Prep and we need it would be tough. Scarlett, Lydia and Emily were again superb in defence cutting out any dangerous attacks by Warwick. Jessica Ward managed her first goal here which gave the girls a lead that we held onto for the remainder of the match, giving Bromsgrove yet another win.

On the points table Bromsgrove needed to secure at least two draws to qualify for the semi finals against Beachborough and Newcastle. These were both tight games and Bromsgrove were tiring from what was at this point very hot conditions.

However the Bromsgrove girls did secure two draws, Beachborough 0 - 0, and Newcastle 1 - 1 to top our group and go through to the semi finals against The Croft. Sadly Bromsgrove conceded in the first 4 minutes against the Croft and despite their best efforts, they couldn't pull a goal back. In the final 30 seconds, The Croft scored again to secure the win.

This puts Bromsgrove at a very respectable equal third in the Midlands.

Well played to all but player of the tournament was Emily Lyle for her excellent saves in goal.