Headlands are the Humberside champions after thrilling final

Headlands School hockey team
Headlands School hockey team

Headlands School have made it through to the North East round of the national in2 hockey tournament after winning the Humberside regional heats last week.

A team of eight students travelled to Hymers College in Hull, and after arriving late, the team went straight on to the pitch to play Ormiston Marine Academy. However, within 60 seconds scored their first goal.

By the end of the game they had dominated play so much that the Headlands defenders and keeper didn’t touch the ball.

The final score was 3-0 with two goals for Joe Rowbottom and one for Kieran Jordan.

They went straight back on to the pitch to play Vale Academy, beating them 3-0 too, with two goals from short corners for Oli Manson and a third for Rowbottom.

The third game saw Headlands take on old rivals Driffield School and after a tough game where Driffield’s goalkeeper kept them in the game, Elliott McBride eventually scored the only goal of the game.

Next opponents Winterton couldn’t cope with the slick hockey from the Headlands boys and became a little aggressive, but Headlands let their skill do the talking and beat them 1-0, thanks to another Rowbottom goal.

Healing Academy were a weak side but their sheer determination kept the ball out of the net until Manson put the ball away with a sweet shot from the top of the area.

The final game saw Headlands play Hymers. Both teams had won all of their previous matches, so the winner of this game would take the tournament.

This was an excellent game of flowing hockey with the defence having to step up their game to keep Hymers out. Then, with 60 seconds left to play, Rowbottom struck again to seal the Humberside title.