Buckland boys in Devon final

Joseph Bulmer

WEST Buckland School’s U13 boys hockey squad reached the finals of the Devon Under 13 Schoolboys Mini Hockey Tournament held at Exeter University.

They finished equal top of the first round pool with Exeter School after coming from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Exeter.

The team then topped the second round pool and beat St Peter’s School in the semi-final before meeting Exeter School again in the final. The final was another closely contested match, but Exeter came out on top 1-0.

As a result of this performance the team qualify for the South West finals.

Other West Buckland teams have also had a successful season. The 1st XI notched up their fifth win of the season with a 7-2 victory against Kelly College and there were also 2nd X1, U15 and U14 wins against Kelly College.

The 1st XI will finish their season at the Bath Festival, playing against teams from all over the UK.