Surbiton and hdm land EHL U14 titles

Surbiton and hdm were crowned the ABN AMRO EHL U14 champions following a thrilling end to the competition at Pinoké over the last two days.

In the girls tournament, Surbiton produced a perfect four wins from four to win the title, keeping clean sheets in both the semi-final and final.

The decider against Braxgata was decided by a single Francesca Weal goal in the 23rd minute as they held on for a 1-0 win in a tense final.

Earlier in the day, they won their semi-final against Club de Campo de Madrid 3-0 with goals from Phoebe Geoghegan, Olivia Osborne and Amelie Heal.

Brax won through to the final with a 3-1 win against Uhlenhorst Mülheim.

In the placing matches, Campo took third spot with a 4-3 shoot-out win against Uhlenhorst while hdm edged out Pinoké for fifth spot with a 2-1 win.

In the boys competition, hdm won a thrilling contest against Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles – coached by Diego Lucaccioni who played in the EHL last year – in the final 3-2.

Racing had the early momentum, taking the lead via Toine Amato but it was quickly countered by Floris Cornelissen’s seventh minute equaliser.

hdm celebrate. Picture: Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics

Siebe Schollema put hdm in front for the first time with 11 minutes to go and Cornellisen built a 3-1 lead with his second goal of the game.

Nelson Mommens pulled one back for Racing with four minutes to go but the Dutch side held on for the victory.

Earlier in the day, hdm had overcome Old Georgians in a shoot-out 4-3 after normal time ended 1-1 while Racing defeated Harvestehuder THC 3-1.

HTHC did bounce back to win a shoot-out against OGs 4-3; normal time ended 2-2 in that tie. Real Club de Polo won 8-1 against Nantes to finish in fifth place overall.