Perfect start as school is unbeaten at tournament

Oundle School hockey team. Back row, from left, Gareth Terrett, Alice Luxmoore- Styles, Meg Turner, Sasha Crace, Charlotte Winnett, Annie Bolle-Jones, Georgie Sherlock, Annie Powell, Alice Marks, Holly Rice, front, Lara Wallace, Eliza Reay- Glover, Livvie Hodgkinson, Georgie Davies, Frankie Hall, Tilly Stanton, Ellie Miller
Oundle School hockey team. Back row, from left, Gareth Terrett, Alice Luxmoore- Styles, Meg Turner, Sasha Crace, Charlotte Winnett, Annie Bolle-Jones, Georgie Sherlock, Annie Powell, Alice Marks, Holly Rice, front, Lara Wallace, Eliza Reay- Glover, Livvie Hodgkinson, Georgie Davies, Frankie Hall, Tilly Stanton, Ellie Miller
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OUNDLE School’s girls hockey team got their season off to a fantastic start, winning all their matches at the King’s Canterbury Hockey Tournament earlier this month.

First they beat Cranbrook School with Meg Turner putting the ball in the back of the net after a good strike from Frankie Hall.

Oundle then created many chances against the hosts but had to settle for a 1-0 victory with Meg scoring again, folling good work on the wings by Georgie Davis and Sasha Crace.

Despite playing disappointingly, they still beat Felsted in the third; again with a 1-0 scoreline. The goal came after a short corner was converted by Annie Bolle Jones.

Oundle’s play picked up against Kent College with defenders Tilly Stanton, Lara Wallace, Bolle Jones and Georgia Sherlock holding strong at the back and feeding the ball well to the wings. allowing Hall the space to put away two excellent goals for a 2-0 victory.

Oundle’s penultimate match was a close game against Queenswood which they won 2-1. Ellie Miller stuck twice before Queenswood pulled a goal back in the final 10 minutes.

Oundle produced some of their best hockey in a resounding 6-0 win against Sutton Valance. Frankie Hall, Livvie Hodgkinson, Turner, Ellie Miller and Sasha Crace with two goals were all on the scoresheet.

Captain Georgie Davies said: “This was an impressive performance to end a very triumphant day.”

l OVER the summer, 34 girls from Oundle took part in a tour of Malaysia and Australasia.

The girls played 18 games in 26 days and Davies said: “We were lucky enough to train on the Olympic pitch in Sydney and receive coaching from three former international players.”

Pupils on tour: Kate Baker-Munton, Anneli Bletsoe-Brown, Annie Bolle-Jones, Sasha Crace, Georeg Davies, Honor De Winton, Beatrix Easterbrook, Alice Edgar, Isobel Ellis, Fran Hall, Kate Harrison, Olivia Hodgkinson, Hayley Humphreys, Kirsty Landale, Alice Luxmoore-Styles, Holly Marks, Alice Marks, Ellie Miller, Lucy Page, Caitlin Place, Eliza Powell, Eliza Reay-Glover, Holly Rice, Alice Rockall, Evie Rodick, Kirsty Ross-Stewart, Alison Seward, Matilda Stanton, Emma Strawson, Lydia Terrell, Megan Turner, Rosie Vince, Lottie Winnett, Harriett Wylie.