Headlands School’s hockey team got through to represent Humberside at a North of England tournament and finished an impressive eighth.
The boys, all looking extremely smart and proud in their new red PE shirts, switched on the moment they got to Leeds and were up first against regional winners Rossall, a public school from Lancashire.
They put up a great fight with Jed Oyston and Oli Manson narrowly missing goalscoring opportunities. Sadly, Rossall were more ruthless in the D and won 2-0.
After a good team talk , Headlands were up against Caldhay Grange, a Ggrammar school from near Liverpool.
Goals were flying in left right and centre, just not from Headlands.
But they refused to be defeated and picked up the pace with great defending from Kieran Scotter, Declan Potts and Ben Hindson keeping the ball out of the D for the rest of the game.
Sam Flowerdew managed to break twice to score two rather spectacular goals, leaving the game 2-5.
The Bridlington team’s last chance to go into the semi-final meant theyt had to win their game and hope and Rossall lost. Headlands faced Egglescliffe, a state school from Stockton, who had won their regional finalstoo.
Josh Brown dominated his D making dives and great high saves. Toby Wilson and Stephen Noble ran their socks off getting back to defend and Headlands appeared to have Egglescliffe on their toes.
Unfortunately, they were too good on the break and they were able to finish well, although the 4-0 scoreline really did not reflect the game.
Headlands went on to play for seventh place aagainst Wilmslow, a specialist sports college from Cheshire.
Flowerdew gave the Yorkshire side the lead, but two late goals meant they had to settle for eighth place.