An under 10s boys hockey team from Epsom stormed to success at the county-wide Surrey Plate tournament on Sunday (February 24).

Epsom Hockey Club boys under 10s did not concede a single goal as they played their way past 19 other teams in the competition, which was held at the Trinity School in Croydon.

Their route through the tournament featured a number of dramatic moments including a tense penalty shootout in the semi-final and a barnstorming 2-0 win in their opening group game against heavily favoured team from Guildford.

In the final they faced Wimbledon. Coach and Epsom Hockey Club Captain Alistair Murrell described what happened.

Mr Murrell said: “Epsom had already exceeded early expectations but with the boys playing as a team anything was possible against Wimbledon B in the final match up.

“A well stuck hit from the top D by Thomas was well saved by the Wimbledon keeper only to fall to corner injector Theo who slapped the ball into the Wimbledon goal. Thereafter the Epsom boys were determined to keep Wimbledon at bay…”

They subsequently won the final game 1-0 and were awarded their winners’ medals soon after.

Mr Murrell described the team’s efforts as a “fantastic achievement.”