Congratulations to the girls' 1st XI who won the U18 Scottish Schools’ Cup Final for the third year in row yesterday afternoon. On a very cold day, this was a challenge for the spectators and players alike.
After beating Robert Gordon's 4–0 and drawing 0–0 with both St Columba's and Strathallan in the group games, our girls progressed to meet Mary Erskine’s School in semi final. A dominant display saw them score through an Ailsa Small (S6) penalty corner and therefore win 1–0.
The girls then faced the High School of Glasgow in the final. As in previous matches they again had the majority of play and Joanna Prentice (S4) scored with a deflection three minutes from time to win the Cup. The girls conceded no goals or penalty corners throughout the day. They played brilliant hockey and thoroughly deserved their victory.
This win means that this season the girls have won the Scottish Schools' Indoor, The Scottish Schools' and the U18 East Knockout Championships – a season to be proud of.
The boys' 1st XI were also in action in the final of the Scottish Schools' Cup against Glasgow School of Sport, and what a final it turned out to be.
After a tense, exciting and thoroughly entertaining match where the lead switched between the two teams Glasgow scored a controversial equaliser, with only seven seconds left, to draw the match at 4–4. Our goals came from Danny Cain (S6), who scored a fantastic hat trick and Lewis Fraser (S6) who scored the other goal.
So it went to penalties and unfortunately Glasgow School of Sport won 5–4. It was a very brave and courageous effort from the boys. They played some great hockey and should be very proud of their performance.