Juniors celebrate a golden double in Luton tournament

Two Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club sides claimed gold medals at Luton Hockey Club on Saturday.

Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 9:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 10:00 am
Leighton U8s

The U8s and U10s triumphed in their competitions, while there was also a silver medal success for the U14s.

The U8s A team first played Aylesbury, notching up a 5-0 win. The next match was against a very strong Letchworth team and showing great skill and passing throughout, culminated in a single goal win.

Leighton U10s

Against ongoing rivals Sandy & Shefford, it was a battle up and down the pitch ending in a 1-1 draw.

In the next game, LBHC U8A returned to winning ways against Luton with a 4–0 win.

They comfortably saw off Letchworth B 6-0 before winning 2-0 in the final group match was against Leighton Bs.

This meant a place in the final against Luton, it was a nail biting match with Leighton ending 2-0 winners.

Leighton U14s

The U10s beat Aylesbury 1-0 and Bedford by the same score before thumping Bedford B 4-0.

Game 4 was against Leighton Bs and this inter-club derby game proved to be a challenging one, with a close 1-0 win.

Game 5 against Letchworth resulted in 2-0 to Leighton. Game 6 was against a very strong Shefford & Sandy team, both teams battled hard for a 0-0 draw. The penultimate game was against Luton and saw a 1-0 win to Leighton before the final game was against Olney and finished 1-0 as they claimed gold too.

Leighton U12s played in a small five team U12s competition, playing four games.

Leighton U10s

Their tournament got off to a disappointing start with a 1-0 loss to Letchworth before beating Luton 1-0 and then Olney 2-0. Against rivals Shefford & Sandy though, they were beaten 2-1 to finish third in the league.

The U14s narrowly missed out on making it a hat-trick of golds for Leighton Buzzard though, losing out on goal difference after their five games with a record of three wins and two draws.

Leighton U14s