On Sunday 15th March 2015, OPs got together to play in the annual OP Men’s hockey match vs. the School 1st team. Unfortunately due to how the Easter holidays have fallen this year some of the regular OP players were unable to attend as they were still away at University so we drafted in a couple of teachers and a few OP girls to make sure the fixture went ahead.
The School boys were tough opposition and it was evident in the first 5 minutes they play and train together regularly, working the ball very well around the field they were running rings around the OP team. The scorecard opened fairly quickly and led to a very high scoring game. At half time the OPs were losing 5-0 and it seemed like it could be a very long afternoon for them.
After some encouraging words at half time the OP team were the first to score in the 2nd half and were getting used to playing with each other, making the School work for it a little more. There were some great goals scored by the OP team by Sanjay Sagaar & Mark Robson but School remained just too tough and the final score was 10-5 to Pocklington School.
After the match we enjoyed some refreshments in the Pavilion and this gave the OPs chance to catch up with one another. Special thanks to David Byas, Martin Davies, Olivia Byas and Charlotte Flint for offering to play so that the OPs could put out a side.
OP Team; Mark Robson, Tom Beachell, Zak Los, Simon Hornby, Sanjay Sagaar, Edwin Au, Andrew Welton, David Byas, Martin Davies, Olivia Byas, Charlotte Flint & Georgina Booth