Team progress to the national finals

Are the current crop of lacrosse players from William Ransom Primary School in Hitchin ready to emulate the class of 2006? Having successfully defended the district title for the fifth year running, the school made it three wins in a row in the regionals

Are the current crop of lacrosse players from William Ransom Primary School in Hitchin ready to emulate the class of 2006?

Having successfully defended the district title for the fifth year running, the school made it three wins in a row in the regionals to progress to the national finals.

This year's team (pictured right) have a lot to live up to as last year's side went on to become national champions.

After a walkover in the first game, they scored 14 goals in the eight-minute game without reply against Margaret Wix School from St Albans.

Watchlytes School were then beaten 9-0, with Christopher Woodham and Joseph Miley outstanding, before a convincing 15-3 win in their final league game.

With Watchlytes again beaten (10-0) in the semis, Oliver Priest dominating the midfield, they won through to meet Codicote in the final.

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In a tense finale, William Ransom repeated their victory from the district competition by a slender one-goal margin (8-7).

Their team was Joseph Miley (captain), Oliver Priest, Christopher Woodham, Harvey Walton-Adams, Alexandra Antoniou, Gaia Brooker, Laura Mumford and Georgia Philipson.

Steve Mills, assistant head and PE teacher at William Ransom said: "I am obviously delighted for the team, particularly as they were trying to live up to the reputation of last year's team, which won the national title.

"They have played some fantastic lacrosse in the two rounds so far and are certainly enjoying the challenge.

"We are looking forward to the national finals, which will be played in June.

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