On a sunny Sunday afternoon OPs took to the astros for the annual OP v School hockey matches. The Umpires were staff members David Byas, Mark Ronan and Peter Horne and OP Tom Brant (04-11).
The ladies had a close fought game with a last minute goal from Pocklington School clinching the victory with a 4-3 win. The OP ladies team saw the return of some regulars including Lydia, Olivia, Fran, Laura & Jess, with new OPs Lucy Bryan, Brittany Hopkins and Lucy Snowden returning to School for the first time. With the departure of Sarah Metcalfe from the teaching staff at Pocklington we also welcomed back Lucy Butcher, Catherine Hebden and Lucy Harrison (who hasn’t played hockey since leaving School). Special thanks to current pupil Martha Cullen who kindly stepped into the goalkeeping role for the OPs.
The OP men had a slightly tougher game, a half time score of 4-3 turned into an 8-3 defeat for the OPs with the School proving too strong. Regular OP player Adam Iyer scored 2 of the OP goals and Mark Robson scored the 3rd. Recent leaver Scott Dyson made his debut for the OP team with Andrew Johnson returning in goal for the second year.
After the matches everyone enjoyed refreshments in the pavillion and a catch up with teachers and friends. Thank you to everyone who turned out to play and we hope to see you all back for next year when hopefully we can turn the scores around.
OP Ladies team 2014
Lucy Butcher (96-05), Laura Horne (01-08), Catherine Hebden (97-08), Lucy Harrison (02-09), Olivia Byas (99-08), Lydia Edwards (99-10) Jess Blake (03-10), Fran Rickatson (99-13), Francesca Marsh (06-13), Lucy Bryan (06-13), Brittany Hopkins (06-13), Martha Cullen (10-present)
OP Mens team 2014
Mark Robson (93-00), Chris Beaumont (94-05), Adam Iyer (96-06), Alex Tong (2013), Scott Dyson (08-13), Joe Michniewicz (98-09), Thomas Beachell (04-11), Andrew Johnson (05-11), Stuart Boneham (98-05) Richard Readman (97-05), Ben Gray (94-05), Tim Rowland (98-05)