Match Report: Boys U12 West of England Regional Club championship
Fixture: Team Bath Buccaneers v Plymouth, Gloucester City, Taunton Vale & Bournemouth
Date: Sunday 24 March 2013
Score: TBB overall championship winners
Venue: Millfield School
The Team Bath Buccaneers U12 hockey boys were crowned West of England Regional Club champions on 24 March 2013 with the boys playing excellent hockey in freezing conditions at Millfield School.
The tournament started with a tough 1-0 win over a strong Plymouth team followed by two easier pool games which ensured TBB finished top of their group.
The team won their quarter final match against Gloucester City 4-1 despite going 1-0 down early in the match.
The semi-final against Taunton Vale was a tense affair with TBB quickly going 2-0 down; however cool heads prevailed and the match finished 2-2 at the end of full time.
Penalty flicks are a cruel way to either proceed in or exit a tournament but TBB’s goal-keeper Harvey Heap made two crucial saves and the team progressed through to the final against Bournemouth where TBB emerged 2-0 winners.
Team Bath Buccaneers U12s go on to represent the South West at the National Club Final which takes place on the 11 May 2013.