Updated: Oct 8
HC Knole Park’s Juniors continue their great start to the season in the EH Cup!
All of HC Knole Park’s girls sides have progressed to Round 2 in the England Hockey National Cup. In the new knockout format, sides are drawn against one another each round, bidding to progress for a place in the National Finals in April.
The U16A Girls beat Sevenoaks HC for the second week in a row. Lottie scored four goals, Olivia two and Anna and Polly singles to make it 8-0 before the match was stopped.
In the U16B Girls match, the team played Marden Russets. In a very close contest a sublime solo effort by Talya was cancelled out by two Marden goals. Thankfully Elsa was able to convert a great run from Harriet to make it 2-2 and take it to penalty shuffles. Goals from Indy and Talya, as well as a number of great saves by Tabitha meant that Knole Park progressed to the next round.
The U14A Girls were also victors in the first round as they beat Canterbury HC 10-0. Biba scored four times, Celia twice, Boadicea, Evie, Isla and Mali were the scorers in the win.
The U18A Girls & U14B Girls are also through as East Grinstead conceded both matches. They will therefore also progress to the next round.
The U14A Boys were also in EH Cup action. In a remarkable match they lost 4-7 to Canterbury HC. A brilliant hat-trick from Isaac and a single goal from William saw the boys into a 4-3 lead, however four unanswered goals from Canterbury in the final 10 minutes meant the boys lost and now progress into the EH Plate, the competition they won over the summer 2021.