City youngsters crowned county champions

Winning City of Portsmouth under-10 squad
Winning City of Portsmouth under-10 squad
Maciej Janiszewski was on target for Havant at Cardiff. Picture: Allan Hutchings

Havant delighted to pick up early point at Cardiff

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City of Portsmouth became the Hampshire under-10 In2Hockey champions last weekend in a tournament which showcased the most promising young players in the county.

After losing their opening match 2-1 to Fareham, the City of Portsmouth team grew in confidence.

They booked a semi-final spot thanks to an 8-1 victory over Romsey, a 4-2 win over Winchester and a 2-0 triumph against Petersfield.

City of Portsmouth then pipped Haslemere 1-0 to set up a rematch against Fareham in the final.

A well-executed penalty corner saw City win 1-0 to become Hampshire champions.

Coach Ivan Boswell said: ‘The team did me proud with their display of outstanding teamwork and excellent use of space.’

CITY OF PORTSMOUTH U10s: Conner Adams,

Owen Barnes, Owen Wiltshire, Caleb Rowlands, Jack Boswell, Dan Hayward, Tom Blamire,

Sam Cooper, Will Duffy and Jack Burn