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In 2017 the Second team consisted of girls from
Years 11, 12 and 13; this made the team much more competitive, with the players training and playing hard to cement their place in the side. Charlotte Burnett was the captain for the Second XI and, through her excellent communication and people skills, created a team which was difficult to beat. Strong defensively, the team played with positivity going forwards
and some excellent goals were scored throughout
the season. The highest goal scorer was Sophie O’Callaghan.
For some of the Year 13 girls, enjoying playing competitive hockey was a fitting end to their Hymers hockey career and we thank them all for their loyalty and commitment. For others in Year 11 and 12, this season of playing Second team has helped them gain a greater depth and understanding of playing at this level. Some of these girls have now set their sights on playing First Team next season and continue to train hard to realise this dream.
The girls enjoyed playing hockey this year, but due to weather and lack of opposition numbers were restricted to only 3 games. Their performances against St Peter’s Thirds and Ashville Seconds were excellent, with the former resulting in an excellent draw.
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Hymers fought valiantly in both rounds of the competition, which had a particularly high standard
of opponent this year. Only Hymers and Pocklington entered the competition in the first round, which meant both teams were guaranteed a place in the North semi- finals. This did nothing to dampen the spirits of either
team and it was played as all local derbies should be: fast paced and end to end. Alex Casselden came close on a number of occasions to scoring, after taking on and beating many of the Pocklington side. Despite the dazzling skills, Hymers were to be denied by some very good goalkeeping and on-the-line defence.

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