Wakefield U14s Girls showed their fitness and class in a long day of hockey at College Grove today. The morning began with the delayed West Yorkshire round of the EH Cup where Wakefield won their pool, comfortably beating Adel 6-0 before going from behind twice to record 2-1 wins against Doncaster and Sheffield.
The afternoon witnessed the Yorkshire Round of England Hockey’s national cup competition and Wakefield lost no time in securing a comfortable 3-0 vs a spirited York side to progress to the Yorkshire Final, again against a rejuvenated Sheffield team on the back of a 5-1 beating of Thirsk. Wakefield again dropped behind and suffered in the first half, losing possession and ground on the pitch to a determined Sheffield outfit. However, Wakefield’s resilience is deep and they pulled back in the second half, equalising after 10 minutes and pushing for the win. The game ended 1-1 leading to a penalty flick competition to decide the eventual Yorkshire Champions.
During the first round of flicks it remained equal, bringing on a ‘knockout sudden death’ competition. After a dead heat on the first round Wakefield’s Brodie Taylor stepped up to score and the pressure told as keeper Charlotte Westmoreland-Smith pounced on the Sheffield stroke to make the save which brought Wakefield a much deserved crown and Yorkshire victory. Over 8 hours, over 14 goals later and Wakefield now progress to the North round of the England Hockey Cup.