Fareham Boys are through to next month’s England Hockey Tier 1 Under-16 national championship finals in Yorkshire.
Building on their success in the initial qualifying round, when they beat Bournemouth (7-1), Haslemere (3-2), Trojans (6-1) and Winchester (5-4), Fareham powered on to win all three matches in the South group at Charterhouse.
A brace from England juniors prospect Fergus Jackson and a single strike from Rory Buckeridge got Fareham away to a flying start with a 3-0 win over Bromley & Beckenham.
Jackson, Adam Shergold and Alex Ellison put paid to Guildford 3-1, while Amersham & Chalfont were put to the sword 5-2, with Sam Ratliffe (2), Jackson, and Adam and Alex Beckett on target.
Fareham’s 100 per cent record from seven matches has swept them into the last eight, with Canterbury, Clifton Robinsons and Repton School providing the initial pool opposition at Wakefield HC, near Leeds, over the weekend April 6 and 7.
Fareham Under-16 squad: Back (from left): Chris Davey (Tactician), Noah Murphy, Joe Caine, Adam Shergold, Alex Ellison, Finn Coleman, Matt Walton, Alex Beckett, Ollie Slingsby, Ed Smith, Stephen Ratliffe(coach). Front: Colin Bradbury (Head coach), Rory Buckeridge, Soren Golding, Jay Green, Sam Ratliffe, Ollie Jameson, Fergus Jackson.
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