8-9 April 2017 Under 16 England Hockey Clubs Championships
Under 16 Girls Squad: Zoe Allchurch (Capt.), Kitty Baccanello, Steph Beaumont, Darcy Bourne, Jodie Brine (GK), Autumn Brown, Ella Burnley, Freya Gladstone, Emily Guckian, Alice Klugman, Emily Leeson, Sasha Reed, Fifi Robinson, Stephanie Weber, Olivia Wilde, Maya Yien.
Surbiton qualified for the final against Isca by beating Ben Rhydding 1-0 in the pool decider on Sunday. The final starts at 4.15 pm.
Surbiton had previously beaten Marlow 8-1 and Reading 5-1, but needed a last minute penalty corner conversion from Kitty Baccanello to maintain their one hundred per cent record in Pool D.
Ironically, Ben Rhydding had scored in the penultimate minute against Marlow on Saturday evening to secure their second pool win of the tournament.
Against Marlow, Autumn Brown opened the scoring for Surbiton in the third minute with Darcy Bourne adding a second goal six minutes later, both goals coming from penalty corner conversions.
Fifi Robinson extended Surbiton’s lead from the penalty spot in the 12th minute, with Freya Gladstone and Olivia Wilde adding open play goals at two minute intervals to establish a 5-0 lead.
Six minutes before half time, Alice Klugman ensured that Surbiton would turn round with a 6-0 half time lead.
To their credit, Marlow pulled back a goal in the 37th minute, captain Maddy Peacock scoring what would turn out to be a consolation goal.
Klugman added Surbiton’s seventh goal in the 44th minute, with Kitty Baccanello completing the scoring in the 48th minute.
Against Reading, Surbiton had to wait until the 12th minute to break the deadlock, Alice Klugman scoring from open play. A minute before half time, Kitty Baccanello doubled the lead, again from open play.
Three minutes into the second half, Maya Yien converted a penalty corner to give Surbiton a commanding 3-0 lead.
Reading captain, India Shakespeare scored from the penalty spot in the 36th minute, but open play goals from Lucy Bishop in the 40th minute and Fifi Robinson three minutes later ended any hope of a Reading comeback.
Isca beat Southgate 1-0 and Stourport beat Beeston 2-1 in the final Pool C matches with Isca pipping both Stourport and Southgate to top spot as the top three teams all ended up on six points. Southgate, who won their first two matches missed out on the third place playoff on goal difference.
Surbiton’s progress can be followed at the England Hockey Altius website here