8-9 April 2017 Under 16 England Hockey Clubs Championships
Under 16 Boys Squad: Josh Askew, Max Anderson, Joel Bishop, Gabriel Clark (GK); Daniel Foulger, Oscar Jensen (GK), Marcus Jones, Jonny Kerr (Capt.), Zac Long, Max Lowrey, Sam Mayhew, Damian Meertens, Charlie Neat, Josh Redstone, Callum Smith, Ben Tinker, Harry Wells, Conor Williamson.
Surbiton will play for third place at Lee Valley in spite of winning their final pool game 2-1 against Lichfield.
Cheltenham won the pool on goal difference with a 6-0 win over Harrogate having beaten Lichfield 8-1 before drawing 0-0 with Surbiton later on Saturday.
Surbiton had to come from behind on Sunday, Sam Ling giving Lichfield the lead in the 18th minute.
Sam Mayhew levelled a minute before half time, Damian Meertens scoring the winner in the penultimate minute.
Surbiton’s title defence began with a 3-0 win over Harrogate
Josh Redstone opened the scoring in the third minute, Max Lowrey doubling the lead with a tenth minute penalty corner conversion to give Surbiton a 2-0 half time lead.
Marcus Jones scored the only goal of the second half with five minutes remaining of the match which was played over two halves of 25 minutes.
Surbiton will play Havant for third place at 2.10 pm. Havant won their first two pool games, but lost 1-0 to Guildford on Sunday. Beeston took advantage after beating Bowdon 5-1 to reach the final against Cheltenham at 2.25 pm. Beeston, Havant and Guildford all finished on six points and were separated by goal difference.
Surbiton’s progress can be followed at the England Hockey Altius website here