Liam O’Sullivan notched a hat-trick as Winchester Boys, pictured, went on a scoring spree either side of half-time to beat Bournemouth 6-4 in the Hampshire Under-18 Cup final.
Toby Lelliott put Winchester ahead but Henry Mihall, who went on to score all of Bournemouth’s goals, levelled for the Dorset side. A slick reverse stick shot by Scott Rawlings and a scrambled third by O’Sullivan gave Winchester a 3-1 interval lead, which the pair improved with a goal each soon after the break. At 5-1 up, Winchester switched goalkeepers. Mihall cashed in with three goals for Bournemouth, but by then O’Sullivan’s own hat-trick goal had effectively sealed their fate.
Winchester seconds came from 3-1 down to beat Haslemere 4-3 in a Hampshire Hockey Trophy final thriller at the Army Garrison ground, Aldershot.
Adam Major fired Winchester ahead, but an equaliser by Julian Connolly and two goals either side of half-time gave Haslemere a clear advantage.
But the Surrey club, whose first team had won the English Hockey Vase at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park the previous day, were rocked by a stunning Winchester comeback.
The evergreen Andy Winnett lit the touch paper with a second and soon after teenager Matt Cole wriggled his way through to set up Scott Rawlins to make it 3-3.
Major’s sweet reverse stick strike then won the match – and the cup – for double winning Winchester, who also won the Hampshire League championship this season.
Trojans U18s demonstrated why they are widely regarded as one of the best youth sides in the South by thrashing Andover 9-0 in the Hampshire Girls final.
Having been knocked out of the national cup by Surbiton on flicks but finishing top of the Southern Counties premiership, Trojans had the hunger to pick up more silverware. They tore Andover to shreds,with Leila Shaw scoring four times, Emily Harris and Maddie Pendle two each. Yvie Lock got the other goal. Trojans didn’t do so well at Under-14 level, losing 5-2 to Aldershot & Farnham.
Back (from left): Zoe Gittens, Georgie Atkins, Pip Stewart, Jenny Peebles (holding cup), Lizzy Woods, Maddie Pendle, Megan Smith, Robyn Creeden. Front: Freya Wilks, Wiz Mumby, Yvie Lock, Nyssa Cole, Megan Struthers, Daisy Strange, Lizzie Gittens, Jo Slade.
Nyssa Cole and Lizzie Gittens scored twice each as Trojans romped to a 5-1 win over Southampton to retain the Hampshire Women’s Cup.
Trojans forced several short corners before two goals in quick succession by Cole and Georgie Atkins left Southampton up against it. A third by Lizzie Gittens just before half-time effectively settled it. Gittens scored her second and Trojans fourth before Lauren Carter pulled one back for Southampton. Cole converted a penalty corner to make it 5-1 in the last minute.
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