Under 9s Win Tournament

Magpies team:
Back row left to right: Sophie Long, Jol Summers, Jordan Wiseman, Will Hall and Archie Winter
Front row: Ellie Eglington, Beatrice Flatt, Jonty Hershell-Shorland and Sol Barker

Magpies entered a Norfolk Under 9 tournament for the first time on Sunday 13th April.

A lovely sunny morning at Kings Lynn saw 8 under 9 teams taking part in a round robin tournament.
Magpies (fledglings) started off with a 1-0 win v Pelicans Chicks – goal by Jol Summers. Another 1-0 win against Pelicans Squabs – goal by Archie

In our 3rd match Magpies played some good hockey but a few defensive mix ups meant that we suffered our only defeat of the tournament 0-2 v Dereham Dynamos.

Magpies then got back on track with a very good 2-0 win against a strong Watton side, thanks to goals by Will and Sol Barker plus two great saves by Jordan Wiseman in goal.
There then followed a disappointing 0-0 draw against Norwich City Cygnets. This meant that Magpies had to win all of their remaining matches.

We then enjoyed the most exciting game of the tournament against Norwich Owlets. Norwich took an early lead and Magpies responded with goals by Will and Sol. However Norwich scored a good equaliser. Magpies scored a dramatic late winner thanks to a brilliant dribble and shot by Archie.

Magpies finished off with a comfortable 2-0 win against Dereham Dazzlers to end the tournament in 1st place with 16 points. This was a really enjoyable event and our fledglings did the club proud with their effort and skill.

Pictures of Magpies receiving their medals. Sol Barker was the outstanding player in the tournament.