Clean sweep for juniors

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EIGHT boys’ hockey teams from Wisbech Grammar School scored a total of 24 goals and conceded only six against Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire.

There were victories for all the junior A teams, with the under 12 side netting eight goals, which included five from Oliver Hayward and three from Arran Shipley.

This followed the team’s 1-0 win against Witham Hall preparatory school, Bourne, and a 10-0 victory against St Hugh’s School, Woodhall Spa.

The under 13 team continued its winning ways, dominating the majority of the match to win 4-1 after an 11-0 victory against St Hugh’s and a 4-1 win against Witham Hall.

There was also success for the under 14s, who achieved a 3-2 win. At the senior level, the seconds had a hard fought 3-1 win against Ratcliffe after defeating Gresham’s 2-1.

Only the first team conceded a defeat, losing the match by a single goal. The boys were unable to convert their chances from open play, with shots being cleared off the line.

The development of the B team fixture list has been giving more boys a chance to play competitive matches and the under 13 B side followed up its 1-0 win against Witham Hall with a goalless draw against Ratcliffe.

For the under 15/under 14 B team it was a chance to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat against Gresham’s the week before with a 2-0 victory.

The school also fielded an under 13 B team who drew 0-0 with Gresham’s and the under 13 C side lost 1-0.