OPs took to the astros once again on Sunday 17 March for the annual OP v School hockey matches. Staff members David Byas, Sarah Metcalfe and Peter Horne umpired the games with the OP men’s team playing two halves of 30 minutes and the OP ladies playing three sessions of 20 minutes.
The ladies played some attacking hockey and defensively were very strong especially considering they had no goalkeeper throughout the entire match. OP goals were scored by Laura Horne, Lydia Edwards and Lucy Butcher but the school kept pace and the match finished in a 3-3 draw.
The OP men’s team had some strong individual players in the squad again this year but struggled to get into their stride in the fist half. After the half-time team talk the OPs were much more organised in the second half. However, the school side were too strong in the end and despite some excellent goalkeeping from Andrew Johnson for the OPs, the school won 3-0.