KINGS of Wessex U16 Girls hockey team have won the 2022 Somerset County Hockey Championships.

In the final they defeated Sexeys of Bruton 4-1 in what was a spirited performance.

The final took place in Bridgwater as a mutual distance final and it was a tough game.

Kings of Wessex were prepared though as during the week the hockey team underwent a series of extra training sessions.

The teams usual keeper was unable to play and after a lunch time of selection, Sophie W from year 9, accepted the challenge to represent the year 11 squad in goal.

Kings won the toss and captain, Phoebe A made a tactical decision to choose ends and shoot away from the sun.

The first half was tense and for the opening ten minutes the deadlock remained unbroken however this was ended from a top goal scored by La M.

This filled the Kings of Wessex team with confidence and they went on to score three more goals before half time, from Millie S, Phil G and Mary F respectively.

In the second half Sexeys came out firing and quickly scored to shake the game up a bit.

However the Kings team stayed strong and Sophie continued to deflect the few shots from Sexeys.

The Kings of Wessex girls had done enough to win and were crowned Somerset County Champions.