GHC Under 18 Boys retained their South Indoor crown on 16 December 2018. Along with runners-up Marlow, Guildford progressed to the England Hockey Super6s Finals held in Telford 19-20 January which included the top two teams from each of five regions from across the country.
The GHC boys won all of their pool matches putting them top of Pool A and setting up a Semi-final against Marlow who had lost their first two pool B matches and valiantly clawed their way back to fnish second in their pool. The result was a 2-2 draw, and the boys showed their mettle winning the shootout 3-2 in the first round of sudden death.
The Final was a hotly contested match with the Guildford 9 maybe having slightly less fresh legs than the Bowdon 12. But smart play and stalwart defending of our 1-0 lead when Bowdon resorted to a kicking back for the final 2.5 minutes meant that we preserved the lead and even snuck in a breakaway goal into an open net in the final seconds of the match.
Well done to all and an especially big thanks and congratulations to Edward Tristem who coached the team during his xmas uni break in the South competition alongside Dan Fox and took them to the Nationals for the second year running. That's a 2 for 2 record of National Gold for Edward in coaching National Indoor Finals!
See the Full Tournament Report here.