The All Star Regional teams converged again at St Swithun’s today for the final day of the 2013 competition, with silverware available to the victors.
Third/Fourth Place: North 21 – 7 England u19
The battle for third place saw the North regional team take on the best u19 players in the country, playing for the national u19 team. The North took the lead with the first goal and although the u19’s kept it close in the early stages of the game, they were soon facing a North team who were finding the right gear with five unanswered goals. The u19’s stepped up their play and were rewarded with a brace of goals but the North had the final say of the half with 3 more goals to take a 9-3 lead at the break. The North came into the second half with intent and scored six goals, mainly coming from fast breaks, before the u19’s registered a second half goal. Charlotte Lytollis topping the scoring with six goals for the North while E.Watson netted three times for the u19.
Regional Final: South West 12 – 10 South East
The final match of the tournament saw the teams that opened the tournament with the first game a couple of weeks ago meeting again. In the last match up, South East took the advantage with a 15-7 win. The South East made an immediate impact in the final game, with Keely Watt scoring under a minute of the start. The game would remain for a further six minutes before Libby Finch equalised for the South West. Both teams traded possession for ten minutes till Ros Llyod struck for the South West. The first half ended on a positive for the South West (5-3) and set up an exciting last 30 minutes. With ten minutes to go in the game, the score stood at nine all and thoughts of the first games South East comeback was on the cards. Two goals in five minutes from Katie Armstrong and a single from Libby Finch as she was falling allowed the South West to take an advantage into the closing minutes of the game which they held onto even with a late goal from Harriet Kent for the opposition.
|South West Team (Goals)||South East Team (Goals)|
|Emma Hawkins (capt)||Lucy Lynch (capt)|
|Libby Finch (2)||Keely Watt (2)|
|Ros Llyod (2)||Emily Gray (2)|
|Becky Thomas (2)||Harriet Kent (2)|
|Katie Armstrong (2)||Lena Kirby (1)|
|Asha Niven (1)||Laura Plant (1)|
|Ali Smith (1)||Laura Merrifield (1)|
|Ruby Smith (1)||Hollie Harrington (1)|
|Kerry Shea (1)||Lesley Nunn|
|Leah Templeman||Anna Murch|
|Annie Hillier||Katie Evans|
|Charlotte Williams||Charlotte Kiddle|
|Sally Keogh||Georgie Hurt|
|Ashleigh Smith||Emma Turner|
B Team Tournament
The South East B team were awarded the title for the B team tournament after a strong performance against the North B team and a very even match against the South West B team.
South East B 19 – 2 North B
South East B 10 – 10 South West B