Girls win Gold and Boys Silver at the Surrey Youth Games

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The Epsom & Ewell Borough teams run by the club achieved some great results last weekend.

Our previous best had been a bronze medal position but this was surpassed by both girls and boys U13 teams on Sunday.

The teams are made up of predominantly EHC juniors with the odd Cheam & Surbiton additions.

The Girls did fantastically beating Guildford 2-0 in the opening group game before suffering a set-back against Tandridge (Oxted) in the second game, losing an even game 1-0 to a well-struck short corner.

We were the better team against Elmbridge (Surbiton) but they got an equalizer on the break for a 1-1 draw.
This meant that it could well go down to goal difference and the girls responded brilliantly in the last game, thumping Runnymede & Spelthorne 6-0.

Tandridge obliged by beating Elmbridge 1-0 and we were through to the semi-final as group runners-up.

Again we had most of the game against Waverley who had won their group and were good for a 1-0 lead through Georgia Silva.

Unfortunately, Waverley’s only shot of the game was a great strike and the game ended 1-1.
The dreaded penalty competition followed and we sneaked through 3-2 on strokes with keeper Bethan James the hero saving 3 times.

The other semi had also gone to strokes and Tandridge lost out leaving us to play Woking in the final.

We went ahead early on in the final with Molly Ring-Hrubeshova reacting before the opposition defence taking a quick long corner and setting up Bethany Winter to score.

We looked in control for most of the game and thoroughly deserved to win it.

The boys in contrast started poorly losing 2-0 to Guildford.

Much better performances in the next 2 group games saw 2-0 wins against both Surrey Heath and Waverley and the were back in with a hance of getting to the semi-finals.

As it turned out with 3 teams tied on 6 points they topped the group on goal difference and went on to beat Woking 3-1 in the semi.

Elmbridge were the better team in the final and deserved their win but 2-0 was slightly flattering as our boys had put up a good fight.

On Saturday the U11 Mixed team had played some good hockey and were slightly unlucky to only finish 6th out of 10 having lost by the odd goal to both finalists in their group.