Southampton’s Sue Merry presents the Roger Merry Memorial Trophy to Phil Larcombe after Fareham beat Bournemouth 5-3 to become the inaugural winners of the Hampshire Boys’ Under-14 Cup.
Fareham took an early lead from a Fergus Jackson penalty stroke, but Bournemouth hit back to snatch the lead themselves through a Charlie Collinge equaliser and a second goal from James Steavenson.
Soren Golding restored parity and by half-time Phil Larcombe had given Fareham a 3-2 advantage.
When Sam Radcliffe stretched the lead to 4-2 it appeared all over bar the proverbial shouting, but Bournemouth refused to lie down and scored a third through Steavenson.
Adam Shergold’s fifth proved a winner for Fareham, who missed a late penalty stroke when Jackson hit the upright.
* Fareham are holding a ‘have a go’ Back to Hockey open evening at their Henry Cort pitch for the next four Fridays (6.30pm) when youngsters can get a taste for the game, which is growing every more popular.
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