Match Report
Epsom College Girls-U12B vs  Lingfield Tournament
On: Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019
Venue: Away

U12B Hockey - Lingfield Tournament

vs Cranleigh (group game) WON 1-0
vs Danes Hill WON 1-0
vs Lingfield WON 2-0
vs St John's (Semi final) WON 2-1 on strokes
vs Cranleigh (Final) WON 2-0 on strokes.

The U12B Hockey side started off their Epsom Hockey careers with a fantastic victory in the Lingfield tournament. The side completed 5 victories in their 5 games and incredibly did not concede a goal against tough opposition including Cranleigh, St John’s, Lingfield, Danes Hill, and then Cranleigh again in the final.
The side was superbly captained by Isabel Henderson (Hu), who marshalled the defence with crucial interceptions and excellent communication. Isla Naidoo (Hu) and Ariya Agarwal (GH) proved crucial in the team's build-up play and never stopped running throughout the tournament, often unselfishly moving the ball on to their teammates. In attack Lucinda Austin (Je) held the ball up superbly, allowing Epsom to maintain possession around the opposition's area, whilst Jare Salami (GH) proved devastating with her powerful and dynamic runs from midfield. Also in the midfield Amber Griffin (Hu) added superb technique and skill, often unlocking the opposition defence, whilst Isabella Sharp (Hu) added both goals and a great final pass to a superb all round display. Finally, as is often the way in tournament play, the side was indebted to the reflexes of the unbeatable Sophia Moores (Wa), who produced superb saves in open play before being the team's hero in the successful shoot-outs in the semi final and final. A truly great start to the girls' Epsom Hockey careers.