Five-star Sophia is toast of school

Scorer: Sophia Crawshay scored five goals for Kirkham
Scorer: Sophia Crawshay scored five goals for Kirkham
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Kirkham Grammar School’s hockey first XI enjoyed an outstanding 6-2 win over Cheadle Hulme.

They attacked the opposition strongly from the first whistle, closing them down quickly and counter attacking at speed.

Despite it being an excellent team performance, there was one player who stood out.

Sophia Crawshay struck five wonderfuls goals, while Rachel Williamson, who provided real pace out on the right completed the scoring.

The girls now look forward to the regional finals at Timperley Hockey Club, on Thursday, November 15.

The second XI played some excellent hockey on Saturday, as they secured a 2-1 success over Cheadle.

Nicole Wainwright was on target as Kirkham went in at the interval all square.

In the second half, KGS came out fighting, and it was Sophie Warr, who struck the winning goal.

The Under-15s also enjoyed a 2-1 success.

Despite not playing with their usual fluency, Eliza Parr gave KGS the lead with a well taken goal before half-time.

Cheadle came more into the game in the second half and some loose defending saw them equalise.

However, Kirkham responded by creating several scoring situations and made one count from a short corner as Millie Foley drove the ball home with what proved to be the matching winning goal.

The Under-15s team have reached half-term with a 100% record so far.#

The Under-14s were thwarted as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw.

Lucy Keelan, Jade Yarwood and Amelia Dalzell all went close but were unable to break the deadlock.

Kirkham’s Under-13s enjoyed an excellent 4-2 success.

It was a very disciplined performance, especially in the second half.

Lauren Williamson was on target as Kirkham led 2-1 at the break.

In the second half, Cheadle equalised in the opening seconds, but KGS remained calm and two further goals by Lauren and Emma were scored securing a well-earned win.

The Under-12s eight-a-side A team won 6-0, while the B team were 1-0 winners.

l Kirkham’s first XI rugby team also enjoyed some success when they were in action against Audenshaw, winning 29-10

KGS started well scored three excellent tries in the first 20 minutes.

Captain Ben Swift, full back George Brookes and finally prop Ryan Wilkinson all went over to give Kirkham a 17-0 lead.

Although behind, Audenshaw fought bravely and were able to respond with a try of their own just before half-time.

The second half was very hard fought with defences on top until Ben Swift put replacement winger William Lockhart into space and he stepped his way through the Audenshaw cover for a fine individual try.

KGS then started to dominate the game and scored a fine try after full back Brookes finished off a slick move to give KGS a 29-5 lead. Late on Audenshaw scored from an interception.

The second team were in try-scoring mood as they thumped Audenshaw 73-14.

Despite the wet conditions, KGS were able to play some constructive, attractive rugby.

Alex Ward and Callum Paley scored two tries each and Michael Jin’s recorded his first ever try for KGS.

The Under-15s enjoyed a 20-0.

Matthew Thomas crashed over twice in the first half and completed his hat-trick in the second half. Kitchen completed the scoring.

The Under-14s and Under-13 were 24-12 and 20-17 winners respectively and the Under-12s enjoyed a thumping 52-0 win.