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Unbeaten records for Gosberton Academy and St John's A at Spalding Primary Schools tournament




Spalding Hockey Club staged its first Primary Schools Hockey Tournament of the year at Glen Park, Surfleet, on Friday.

Twelve schools from the South Holland and Boston Borough areas took part, with 16 teams divided into four league.

With no form guide to work from, eight of the teams competed at intermediate league in two leagues of four.

John Harrox A face Ayscoughfee A in intermediate league A.Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-111019-101TW
John Harrox A face Ayscoughfee A in intermediate league A.Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-111019-101TW

Ayscoughfee A got their efforts in intermediate league A off to a great start with a 4-0 win over John Harrox, Moulton, before equalising with a last-gasp goal in a clash with Eye Primary that ended 3-3.

The third game for Ayscoughfee A saw them win 3-0 against Gosberton Risegate Ato top the table.

Meanwhile, Eye Primary improved rapidly during the tournament after going down 1-0 to Gosberton Risegate in their opening game.

Weston Hills play St John's B in beginner league A.Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-111019-105TW.
Weston Hills play St John's B in beginner league A.Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-111019-105TW.

Their draw with Ayscoughfee A was followed up with a 3-1 win over John Harrox Ato finish runners-up in intermediate league A.

In the other intermediate league B, St John's Aset the pace by winning all three of their games.

Victories over Tower Road Academy A (4-2), St Thomas's, Boston, (1-0) and St Norbert's (6-1) gave them maximum points.

St Thomas's relied on a solid defence that conceded just one goal in their three games after losing to St John's they finished in second place with 1-0 wins over St Norbert's and Tower Road A.

St John's B take on Tower Road B in beginner league A.Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-111019-111TW.
St John's B take on Tower Road B in beginner league A.Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-111019-111TW.

In beginner league A, Surfleet Primary grew in confidence over their three games, opening up with a 2-1 win overTower Road B.

Although St John's B held them to a 1-1 draw in their second game, Surfleet found their goal-scoring form with a 7-0 win over Weston Hills to seal the top spot.

St John's B managed to pip Tower Road B in their final game to secure second.

Gosberton Academy went on a goal run in beginner league B, achieving a 100 per cent record without conceding a goal.

Wins over Ayscoughfee B (8-0), Pinchbeck East (3-0) and Gosberton Risegate B (5-0) saw Gosberton Academy win their league comfortably.

Pinchbeck East and Gosberton Risegate B battled it out for second place, with the former just edging it on goal difference.

John Harrox A face Ayscoughfee A in intermediate league A.Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-111019-101TW
John Harrox A face Ayscoughfee A in intermediate league A.Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-111019-101TW

The second Primary Schools Hockey Tournament is due to be held on Friday, November 22, when a full complement of 20 teams are expected to take part.


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