09 March 2018The Downs Malvern

1st Boys' Hockey Team Success!

On Wednesday 7th March, the 1st Boys' Hockey team went to Malvern College to take part in The Downs Malvern Hockey Festival.

The 8 schools that were involved in the tournament were: The Downs Malvern, Christ College Brecon, Abberley Hall, Hereford Cathedral, Moor Park, The Elms, St Edwards Cheltenham &
Lucton.

The Downs Malvern and The Elms both finished top of their group and progressed through their qualification games against Abberley Hall and Christ College Brecon, respectively.

The final match vs the Elms was very closely contested, with both teams taking their time to work each other out and find the first goal. Our boys found the breakthrough after a well-organised counter-attack and a tidy finish by Captain, Sam.

The Elms restarted the game quickly and managed to equalise from a lifted ball over the top of our defence. It went down to penalty shuffles - who would hold their nerve?! After some nervous moments, The Downs Malvern came out victorious, winning the shuffles 2-1!

A professional performance from the entire squad! Well done, boys!

TDM results:

Christ College Brecon, 1-0 win
Moor Park, 2-0 win 
St Edwards Cheltenham, 6-0 win
Abberley Hall, 4-0 win 
The Elms, 1-0 (2-1 win on penalty shuffles)