Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School under-14s team travelled to Lincoln to take part in the Lincolnshire county finals last Saturday.
Winning their first three games convincingly saw them as strong contenders in their league. KGGS then faced Horncastle and won a close game 9-8. A 10-8 victory against Bourne grammar school, saw them secure them a place in the play-offs.
The semi-final saw KGGS face Stamford in a closely fought tense match. Strong attacking play in the last few minutes brought victory at 10-8 and a chance to play in the final of the competition.
Hopes of success in the final were high as KGGS drew QEGS Horncastle’who they had beaten earlier in the day.
Both teams matched eachother, goal for goal, with fantastic attacking and defensive play. The final whistle brought a tie at 9-9, instigating very tense extra time.
In the next few minutes, all the Grantham girls dug deep to keep their team ahead but astonishingly the game was still drawn at extra time.
The umpire indicated further extra time after which Horncastle came out as 15-11 victor, with KGGS having to settle for the silver medal.
Second place from the 12 competing schools has secured KGGS a place in the regional competition at Nottingham in January.
Pictured from left are, back - Miss Curtis, Eleanor Scarborough, Katie Weatherstone, Emily Broad, Mollie Pickering and Giorgia Bosworth; front - Yasmin Primrose, Jade Potter and Emily Warren.