U14 Girls Junior Club Championships – 13 May 2018
Surbiton squad: Lyra Gavino (Capt.), Zoe Lawrence, Pippi Spawforth, Mary Klugman, Tamera Cookman, Lily Johnson, Tasmin Cookman, Tali Gibbons, Maddie Long (Capt.), Boau-Lily Shepherd, Jenny O’Grady, Poppy Power (GK), Maud Blokland, Tamar Cooper, Emma Carey, Emily Bidnell, Katie Morris, Millie Cant, Jasmine Woods.
Surbiton’s Under-14 Girls won the Club’s second national title of the weekend, winning all four games, including a 2-1 win over Sevenoaks in the final at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Sunday.
Surbiton began in style, beating Clifton Robinsons 5-0 in their first Pool B game. Surbiton led 3-0 at half time, Tali Gibbons scoring in the fourth minute, Pippi Spawforth in the 11th minute, both goals from open play, with Jenny O’Grady adding a third with a penalty corner conversion in added on time at the end of the first half.
Tasmin Cookman extended Surbiton’s advantage from the penalty spot in the 19th minute, Zoe Lawrence completing the scoring with six minutes to play.
Surbiton had captain, Maddie Long to thank in their second pool game, her open play goal in the 18th minute proving to be the winner against Alderley Edge.
Southgate were Surbiton’s final pool opponents, only a heavy defeat likely to deprive Surbiton of top spot in the pool and a place in the final. Southgate gave Surbiton a shock, taking a fifth minute lead through Harriet Shrimpton’s open play goal, but Southgate led for just one minute, Mary Klugman quickly equalising. The teams were still level at half time, but goals from Lily Johnson in the 19th minute and a last minute goal from Millie Cant saw Surbiton finish three points ahead of second placed Clifton Robinsons.
Sevenoaks qualified via a closer group, finishing top of Pool A with five points. Sevenoaks beat Reading 1-0 and drew 1-1 with Repton and 0-0 with Harleston Magpies to finish a point clear of both Repton and Harleston.
The final was goalless at half time but Klugman gave Surbiton a 19th minute lead. Boau-Lily Shepherd scored the second goal five minutes later, with Annabel Cheveley scoring what proved to be a consolation in the second final between the clubs in as many days. Surbiton’s Under-12 Girls needed penalty strokes to beat Sevenoaks on Saturday.
More information about the tournament can be found here