IW girls’ under-14s, back, from left, ladies’ captain Jamie Unsworth, Emily Stone, Lydia Buckeridge, Marijana Lemm, Megan Bridger, Ella Bartholomew, Yasmin Rogerson, Eve Conrad and coach Jon Milton. Front, Amber Prust, Lacey Gammage, Fleur Sanders, Maria Buckeridge and Becky Hardman.
HOCKEYCUP glory is in sight for the IW under-14s girls’ squad, after a dramatic victory last weekend.
The side travelled to HMS Temeraire on Sunday to take on Winchester in the semi-final of the Hampshire Cup.
Having defeated Haslemere in the quarter-finals, the girls were aware that they were coming up against the team that had beaten Andover and the mighty Trojans in their cup run.
On the day, IW had a shaky start to the game but very soon they were spending a lot of time in the Winchester half putting them under pressure.
Despite playing some of their best hockey of the season, the game ended at 0-0. When there was still no score after extra time, it went to penalty shots, which the IW girls won 4-2.
IW Ladies’ first team captain Jamie Unsworth, who was managing the squad that day, said: "Our girls were fantastic and the fact that no goals were scored in open play testifies to the quality of hockey our opposition brought to the game.
"Winning a match on penalties is not always the preferred way and I can safely say my nerves have taken a beating."
The final, which takes place at Haslemere on May 7, will be against either Southampton or Havant.