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1st XI are Manchester schools U18s hockey tournament champions

Manchester schools under-18s hockey tournament champions

The Greater Manchester schools U18s hockey tournament shield was added to the Stockport Grammar School trophy cabinet this weekend after the 1st XI won all three of their matches to win the competition.

The girls scored 10 goals without reply as they beat Altrincham Grammar School, St Bede’s College and Bury Grammar School on their way to collecting the trophy.

Sophie Hall scored the pick of the goals with a mazy run and powerful finish from an acute angle, but Lara Acott’s thunderous shot and a cool finish from Amanda Bennison were also among the best strikes.

With three convincing victories and a clean sheet kept by goalkeeper Martha Watson, the 1st XI were crowned Greater Manchester champions as captain Phoebe Broome lifted the shield in front of the team’s proud parents.