Semi-final blow for brave Sandon youngsters
SANDON Primary School reached the semi finals of the National Pop Lacrosse tournament – narrowly missing out on another final. The talented school, having already won a national football trophy this year, travelled to the Hertfordshire Sports Village in
SANDON Primary School reached the semi finals of the National Pop Lacrosse tournament - narrowly missing out on another final.
The talented school, having already won a national football trophy this year, travelled to the Hertfordshire Sports Village in Hatfield on Sunday, and eased their way into the quarter finals.
Group stage victories over Rendcomb (8-4), Honeywell (6-4) and Brooklands (5-2) set up a tie with North-West school Diggle, who Sandon also sent packing with a hard-fought 6-5 win.
However, Sandon, the smallest school at the final, met their match in the semi finals, losing to a formidable St Peters C of E School of Nottingham.
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St Peters then lost to Sandon's Hertfordshire rivals William Ransom of Hitchin in the final.
PE co-ordinator Ruth Reynolds said: "It was a remarkable achievement for us to get to the semi-final stage, having reached the quarter finals last year.
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"We were the smallest school with the youngest players.
"The children should be extremely proud of their performance and to reach the last four of a national tournament, competing against schools from all over England, Scotland and Wales, is outstanding.
"They showed incredible determination, plenty of skill, and were commended for their sporting manners.
"They are a pleasure to be with and a real credit to the school. I'm proud of them all."
Sandon squad: Jake Long, Matthew Stout, Matthew Reynolds, Ash Mitchell, Chelsea Folly, Danielle Close, Bethan Roper, Fiona Hodge, Tom Roper and Helen Inman.