College teams in national finals

East Norfolk Sixth Form College's men's football and women's hockey teams have finished runners-up in their national finals.The footballers lost 3-1 to Tyne Metropolitan College at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium, and the hockey team lost 4-0 in Oxford to Richard Huish Sixth Form College from Taunton.

East Norfolk Sixth Form College's men's football and women's hockey teams have finished runners-up in their national finals.

The footballers lost 3-1 to Tyne Metropolitan College at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium, and the hockey team lost 4-0 in Oxford to Richard Huish Sixth Form College from Taunton.

In the football final, Tyne scored from 30 yards with their only real chance of the first half. Anderson, who again had a solid game, made a run from left-back and shot from 30 yards only to see the keeper make a very good save.

In the second half East Norfolk got on top but Tyne scored again for a flattering 2-0 lead.

East Norfolk, reduced to 10 men by a red card, with 10 minutes to go saw Gunton's header put them back into the game. With five minutes left, in a goalmouth scramble, the ball appeared to be scooped out of the goal by the Tyne keeper. The goal was not given and in the dying moments a defensive mix-up let in Tyne for their third.

In the hockey, East Norfolk fell behind after 15 minutes. Under constant attack, East Norfolk's defence worked well until a skilful short corner allowed Huish their second goal.

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East Norfolk made some promising drives along the right wing through Emily Piper and Ellice Thompson. Midfielders Hannah Pickess, Hanna Shea and Jess Ollington worked hard but another short corner allowed Huish to bring the score to 3-0 just before

half-time.

East Norfolk's defence, Jo Lockwood, Hannah Nunn, Alice Ramsden and player-of-the-match Abbey Creak played a sterling second half with goalkeeper Lauren Halliwell clearing the ball confidently. Huish were visibly feeling the strain of holding back attacks from Jess Woodrow and Jess Ollington in particular, supported by Lucy Clews and Jess Wilson. Once more a short corner awarded to Huish resulted in a goal. An unlucky miss from Annabelle Williams denied the chance to get on the scoreboard.