Eastbourne Edge under 14 National Cup runners-up

Eastbourne Edge under-14
Eastbourne Edge under-14

Eastbourne Edge Inline hockey finished as runners-up in the under-14s National Championships as they took on teams from all over the United Kingdom.

The weekend tournament kicked off last Saturday, with Edge losing 2-0 in their first clash with Grenrothies Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies, boasting a host of Scotland youth players, were fierce competitors but Edge bounced back to claim a 4-1 win over Farnborough Arrows.

That win left them in high spirits going into Sunday but they got off to a difficult start with a 5-2 loss to Khaos. After letting three early goals they rallied back to 3-2 but let two more slip.

That didn’t dampen spirits, however and they went on to beat Cardiff Capitals 9-0 in an emphatic victory in their fourth game to set up a clash for with Dundee Ducks for first or second in the Nationals Cup.

Dundee had already defeated Farnborough and it was always going to be tough against a well-drilled outfit.

In an end-to-end game Edge were 4-2 behind with 30 seconds left but an inspirational time out saw them claw one back with 20 seconds left and score a dramatic equaliser to make it 4-4.

Five minutes of extra time saw the next goal win but, despite giving everything, Edge were udone after Dundee swept home an effort that initially came back off the crossbar.

Edge also finished sixth in the league, while the impressive team GB player Harry Blake was also awarded dream team status.

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