Abbey school girls win hockey title after a dramatic final

Abbey girls' hockey team

Abbey girls' hockey team - Credit: Archant


A team of young hockey players has won a local tournament for the second year running after a nail-biting final.

The Under-11 girls’ team from The Abbey, the preparatory school for Woodbridge School, competed alongside 15 other schools in The Brandeston Hall Hockey Tournament.

The Abbey won all three of their group matches and went on to win both their quarter final and semi final to set up a final match against Ipswich School.

Neither team could score in the final or during extra-time which meant penalty shuffles had to be taken. This also ended with the scores level at 2-2 leaving the teams facing the nail-biting drama of sudden death. The Abbey scored first and followed up with a save from their goalkeeper giving them an extremely hard-fought win.

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Christina Club, second master at The Abbey, said: “The girls battled hard in the final and were extremely pleased to win in the end. To win this tournament for the second year in a row is a fantastic achievement.”

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