b'THE ELLESMERIAN 102Girls Hockey1st XISummary of Resultsis worth noting that this was the third year in a row that Ellesmere The Queens School, Chester -Lost05have won this tournament. U18 Wrekin 7s Tournament Champions U18 Shropshire County Tournament Runners Up Sadly, the team were then given a taste of defeat in the first round (on penalties 3-4 to Shrewsbury School)of the England Schools Competition against local opposition The Kings School, Chester -CancelledQueens School, Chester. This experience of defeat was one the Withington Girls School-Won20side were hoping not to come across until later in the Shrewsbury School -Cancelledcompetition.This then led to the opportunity to play in the Tier 3 Wrekin College-Won10competition and it was clear that the squad was motivated to push Leicester Grammar School-Won20forward and see how far they could progress. Wolverhampton Grammar School-Cancelled Moreton Hall -CancelledThe first round was against Manchester side Withington Girls Rydal Penrhos-CancelledSchool. With some heavy legs and playing on a very hot day, the St Peters School, York -Won40team took their time to settle into the match. The game was a Ripon Grammar School -Won42close fought contest, with Ellesmere finally slotting three goals past Semi-Final National Cup Tier 3 Tournament:the opposition to progress to the next round. The Perse School, Cambridge - FT 3-3 Lost 3-4 (on penalties)On 6thOctober Ellesmere were disappointed to lose in the final The Hockey season of 2021 saw the Ellesmere U18 1stXI teamof the County Tournament on penalties. However, there was no have one of the most successful National Cup runs on record. Thetime to dwell on this because the second round of the National teams ethos had always been lets have fun and with this in mindCup was approaching against Leicester Grammar School. The long the new campaign began.coach trip saw the Ellesmere squad arrive blurry eyed, but an upbeat playlist helped everyone to get ready and pumped before A great afternoon of fast and furious Hockey was enjoyed by all atthe first whistle. The game was a great success and the girls got The Wrekin 7s tournament on 29thSeptember, which wasback on the coach after netting a 2-0 win. This was a game that dominated by the Ellesmere squad of just nine players. Ellesmeredemonstrated how a high work rate and effort can push a team showcased tremendous teamwork and were deserving winners.Itthrough difficult games.'