The hockey derby with Kingswood College was another competitive affair, with most matches being tightly contested.
The U14Bs lost 3-2 with Kingswood scoring in the last minute.
The U14As won 2-0, and the U16Cs and 3rds both won 1-0.
The U16Ds won 3-1 in a match where most players contributed to an entertaining match, however Ethan John, Jack Brown, Ronan Kennedy and James Stadler had noteworthy performances.
The U16Bs won 3-0 and the u16As won 3-2 with some excellent goals from both sides.
The 2nds dominated their match but could not score more than 1 goal, and conceded the equalizer in the last minute to draw their match 1-1.
The 1st XI was not the pleasing spectacle that many had hoped for. Although it was an exciting end-to-end battle, the standard of hockey was disappointing as the College side struggled to establish an attacking platform, although they enjoyed the majority of possession. Kingwood played with typical determination, and defending with discipline and counter attacked with pace. For College, Tom Russell was in outstanding form in both attack and defense. In addition, Dan Stijkel and Evan Rennie were hard-working as ever. On balance, the St Andrew’s College side probably deserved their 1-0 victory, and the players were mightily relieved to hear the final whistle soon after Ryan Stoddart had saved a penalty corner flick.
Many thanks to all those who braved the freezing conditions to support the team.