Superb Martongate into North East finals again

Martongate School hockey team
Martongate School hockey team

Martongate School will represent Humberside in the North East of England finals of the National Under 11 Boys Mini Hockey Championships next month.

They breezed through the county round in Hull last week, when they represented the East Riding, winning all three games and scoring 18 goals.

Teacher Di Levitt said: “The team should be extremely proud of themselves. Individually, they are talented hockey players, however the way they gelled as a team on the night, supported one another and their 100% effort is what made the difference.”

They started against Kilham Primary School and meant business from the first whistle. They dominated the play and were unlucky not to score in the opening minute.

Patience and good link up from the midfield allowed Joshua Davey to score the first goal of the night. They continued to dominate the match and further goals were scored by Tom Manson and Riley Potts.

A moment’s lapse in concentration from the front and through midfield allowed Kilham to score onsolation goal in the second half.

The next opposition were the hosts, Hymers School. Martongate continued with their domination and pressed Hymers into their defensive half of the pitch. Goals came from Arnie Tindall and Riley Potts in the first half.

In the second half Martongate continued to pile on the pressure and won several short corners, where an excellent routine between Joe Pratley and Manson allowed both players to score goals.

The third and final game of the evening was against Newland St Johns School, a team Martongate have often met in these finals. Although safe in the knowledge that they had earned a place in the next round they did not want to take it easy.

By the end of the first half Martongate were 8-0 up. The standard of passing and team play from the boys was a real treat to watch playing intelligent hockey at times beyond their years. Harvey Asquith in his first appearance contributed well to the 11-0 result.