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The King’s School win the Frank Mason Cup

A full days hockey on Thursday 5th February culminated in a win and a trophy for The King’s School, securing the Frank Mason Cup for the first time in 17 years.

The group stages of the tournament were played on the turf pitch at Birley’s with King’s recording convincing wins over Ashford and St Lawrence.

Having qualified for the quarter finals the boys travelled to St Edmunds only to learn that the tournament had been put on hold due to the increasingly bad weather. A decision was made to contest the quarter finals as penalty strokes. A win against Eltham college put the boys into the semis.

Another change of venue, this time to Polo Farm Hockey Club. The semi final was by no means the best performance of the day with the game against Sutton Valence ending in a draw. Penalty strokes ensued, culminating in a win for King’s.

The final was closely contested against a strong Tonbridge side with James Oates nicking the winner late on to secure the win.

Congratulations to all the boys that played and the school look forward to defending the trophy next year.