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Honours even in College hockey

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INTER-COLLEGE hockey matches resulted in a win apiece for Victoria College and Guernsey’s Elizabeth College last Saturday.

Pierre Sangan scored Victoria College first XI’s opening goal

At Claremont Field, on Mont Millais, an excellent first XI match was played at a frantic place and with a lot of passion from both teams.

Despite Victoria starting the brighter, they where unable to find the opening goal with Pierre Sangan’s blocked effort the closest they came after a sweeping move down the right.

Elizabeth took full advantage with two goals in quick succession when they got the initiative.

Nairn Guilbert scored the first with a drag-flick from a short corner and the second was a deflected effort from another Guilbert short corner.

Elizabeth crossed over leading 2-0 at half time leaving Victoria with much to do.

However, within ten minutes of the resumption they were level after a penalty stroke was converted by captain Sangan.

Nick Pearce then arrowed a drag-flick into the top right hand corner from a short corner opportunity, to level the scores.

Both teams had chances to win it as time started to run out, but eventually an Elizabeth shot hit a Victoria defender on the line presenting Guilbert with the opportunity to score the winning goal from the penalty stop.

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Victoria’s Colts, the U15s, ran out 4-1 winners against their Sarnian opponents.

Elizabeth had the better of things in the first half but they failed to take two good chances resulting in a goal-less first half.

Victoria then took control as Nial O’Neil scored twice shortly after the resumption, the second an excellent reverse stick shot into the bottom corner.

Although Elizabeth pulled a goal back, an excellent solo effort from Jamie Watling put Victoria 3 -1 up before O’Neil completed his hat-trick.

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Victoria were represented by,

First XI: Dan Hayden, Nick Pearce, Jonny Heward, Toby Treharne, Xavier Barette, Pierre Sangan, Sam James, Oscar Barette, Tom Heelis, Tom Bolton, Charlie Noel, Adam Gower and Matthew Donaldson

Colts: Henry Dawson, Patrick Gouge, Josh Lawrenson, Robbie Forrest, Oliver Cawley, Dylan Kotedia, Jamie Watling, Aidan Boyle, Chris Thomas, Oliver Williams and Nial O’Neil.

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