England: Super 6s 2024 Champions Crowned

The final started out with both teams looking evenly matched until Surbiton broke the deadlock with an excellent field goal from Ruth Gordon. Just thirty seconds later, East Grinstead quickly evened the scored with an equaliser from Lauren Workman.

With two minutes left of the quarter, East Grinstead earned a penalty corner which was converted by Amy Thompson to end the first quarter 2-1 to East Grinstead.

In the opening staged of the second quarter, Steph Elliott collided with Chloe Brown which resulted in a penalty stroke. Brown took to the spot and powered the ball past Laura Myers, putting East Grinstead 3-1 up.

The third quarter was tightly contested but neither team could convert their chances and the final quarter started at 3-1.

In the fourth minute of the final quarter, East Grinstead earned a penalty corner which was converted by Brown putting them 4-1 up and scoring her second goal of the match.

With two minutes left on the clock, Biba Mills scored a field goal to put East Grinstead on 5 goals in the final. Thompson got her second goal of the match in final minute to end the final with East Grinstead as champions with a final score of 6-1.

East Ginstead’s captain, Chloe Brown, said: “We’re ecstatic, we couldn’t ask for anything better. I felt like we dominated from the start and kept control, they had early chances but so did we. Sticking to the game plan was important and we did that. Europe next year now, we’re super excited.”

In a replay of the 2023 final, it was Old Georgians v Wimbledon in a tightly contested, high tempo final. 

Wimbledon opened the scoring after winning two penalty corners in succession and after failing to score from the first they didn’t miss the second chance. Jack Turner got himself on the scoresheet in the second minute, putting Wimbledon 1-0 up. 

Old Georgians’ James Carson, after a well worked high press, scored an impressive field goal in the sixth minute of the quarter to level the scoreline. 

The second quarter saw end-to-end action with high tempo passes and it wasnt until the 19th minute when Wimbledon comverted their penalty corner chance. It was Aki Kaeppeller that got his name on the score sheet. 

Old Georgians got the score back level with another Carson field goal just one minute later with the score 2-2 at half time. 

The third quarter saw battling performances from both sides but Rory Patterson scored first for Wimbledon before Tom Carson secured the equaliser through a field goal. Before James Carson secured his hat-trick in the final minute of the quarter putting Old Georgians 4-3 up at the break.

Wimbledon scored their equaliser with six minutes to go after Turner scored his second goal with a well worked field goal making it 4-4 with five minutes left. 

With almost two minutes left on the clock, Wimbledon’s goalkeeper James Bailey made a flying clearance that had the crowd cheering. 

But Bailey was finally beaten by Tom Carson who scored a fighting field goal to add his second to the scoresheet to make it 5-4. 

After, Edward Carson scored in the dying seconds, Old Georgians were crowned Super 6s champions after beating Wimbledon 6-4. 

Old Georgians captain, Dan Shingles, said: “Always a tight one against Wimbledon, every match whether it be indoors or outdoors over the last couple of years have always been close and today was no different. They have such quality back to front, so we had to work really hard to break them down. 

“We’ve been building on from last year’s disappointment, so to come back this year and turn it around is pretty exciting and special for the guys.”

by England Hockeyl

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