Framlingham College hockey teams continue winning tradition in the Suffolk Schools Championships
Framlingham College’s Under-14s have won the Suffolk Schools Championships for the eighth consecutive year.
The girls started the day strongly with an 8-0 win versus Woodbridge and faced Ipswich High straight after, which proved to be a much trickier game.
Framlingham showed resilience and character after finding themselves drawing the game 1-1 at half time to pull through with a 3-1 win after some clinical penalty corner goals.
The final game before lunch saw Framlingham play St Joseph’s, which saw the girls return to their goalscoring form and win 6-0.
After lunch, Framlingham knew they would face two tougher tests against Ipswich and RHS, the latter who they played first.
In a gritty affair, it seemed as if the game was set for a 0-0 draw but after yet more determination and desire from Framlingham, they found a way to score and clinched a 1-0 win, and qualification for the regional rounds of the competition.
And needing a result from their last game versus Ipswich to be crowned county champions, the girls started with real tempo and intensity, racing into a 2-0 lead.
They then portrayed some of their best hockey of the day to manage the remainder of the match and see them crowned champions once again.
Framlingham now head to the regional rounds, to be held at UEA on Tuesday, November 5, as Suffolk I, having scored 20 goals.
l Framlingham College Prep won the In2Hockey Under-13 County Championships for the fourth year in a row.
Playing against the best hockey schools in the county, the girls started the afternoon well, winning their five group games against Ipswich School (2-1), Woodbridge School (2-0), Old Buckenham Hall (2-0), Finborough School (4-0) and South Lee (3-0).
A tough semi-final saw a strong Orwell Park side score a last-minute equaliser, which meant the game went to penalty flicks, with Framlingham winning 2-1.
This set up a final match against Ipswich School, which the Framlingham girls again won on flicks.