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Bradford Hockey Final
Despite the damp dreary weather, spirits were high at the Bradford Finals held at Hanson Academy on Friday 17th February 2017. Jamie Peacock opened the Bradford school games inspiring over a thousand children who were in attendance. Children from Girlington Primary school met the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford and Wayne Jacobs ex Bradford City player.
The Hockey matches got under way with Girlington’s first match against Baildon C of E began with both teams playing with such enthusiasm, equally both teams had some strong players who were eager to show off their skills. Girlington scored the first goal but with Baildon C of E on the attack, they evened the game with a goal within seconds of the whistle being blown.
Girlington’s second match against Killinghall put Edrimus and Zulaykha under pressure as the Killinghall team were quick at sending the ball through middle, however Haris and Raza were quick on the heels of killinghall, intercepting the ball and using their skills to send the ball wide. The game ended with no goals from either teams and finished with 0 – 0 draw.
With two draw’s under their belts, Girlington finally won their first match against Newhall Park, in midfield Zakariya and Malheeha used their knowledge of the game to judge the Newhall defenders, playing the ball out wide to Haris who ran at full throttle, placing the ball in the D scoring an amazing goal.
Overall Girlington came 6th place out of 16 schools that participated in the Bradford School Games Final.