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’s Under-16 Boys finished third at Lee Valley to win bronze at the England Hockey Clubs Championships.
Surbiton beat Havant 2-1, Max Lowrey opening the scoring from the penalty spot in the eleventh minute, with Damian Meertens giving Surbiton a 2-0 half time lead from open play in the 18th minute.
Havant struck back in the second half, Finn Eastwood replying from open play in the 35th minute, but Surbiton hung on for the last fifteen minutes to finish third in a very competitive tournament.
Surbiton can take consolation that they held the eventual champions, Cheltenham to a goalless draw in their pool and came so close to making the final.
Cheltenham won a thrilling final 5-4 against Beeston, the Nottingham club just failing to come back from a 4-1 deficit with 17 minutes to play.
More information on Surbiton’s pool matches, a squad listing and photos from Day One at Lee Valley can be found in the news item: Under 16 Boys Aim For National Glory at Lee Valley.
Full details about the tournament can be found at the England Hockey Altius website: here