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Stockport Grammar School hockey girls reach the national finals for fourth successive year!

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Stockport Grammar School pupil Annabel Tordoff, from High Peak, has cause for celebration as she is part of the hockey team that have reached the National Finals for the fourth successive year.

The school’s 1st XI hockey team sailed through the qualifying rounds unbeaten, scoring 60 goals.

The girls defeated Altrincham Grammar (6-1), Cheadle Hulme (2-1), Withington Girls (8-0) and Loreto Grammar (5-1) in the Greater Manchester Round before facing Kirkham Grammar (1-1), Queen Elizabeth Grammar (4-0), Merchant Taylors’ (16-0) and Kings Chester (5-1) in the North West Round.

In the group stage of the North Final the squad beat Hymers College 1-0 in a close opening game before finding their rhythm and the back of the net more often against Pocklington (4-0) and Sedburgh (3-0).

In the semi-final the girls again came up against Altrincham Grammar where a determined and resilient effort saw them earn a 3-0 victory which meant that they would face GSAL in the final. 

As full time drew near, the score was 1-1 but the SGS girls found one last burst of adrenaline and managed to score the goal that confirmed their place in the National Finals which take place at the Lee Valley Hockey Stadium on the 1st and 2nd March.

Head of Hockey Miss Sharon Withington added: “This is the fourth consecutive year that we have reached the National Finals and I think that this is the biggest achievement. The girls put in so much effort and determination and showed real grit throughout the Greater Manchester, North West and North rounds to ensure qualification and they fully deserve this.”

The team will be bidding to emulate their 2015 success when they beat Cranleigh 1-0 to be crowned National Champions.