Alfie nets opening-game treble in convincing win for Lynn team

Under-17 rink hockey players from Lynn were in fine goalscoring form in their final tournament of the season.

Lynn’s young-guns found the back of the net 13 times in three games at Letchworth as they completed a busy campaign on the rink.

Lynn’s first game came against host outfit Letchworth Whites.

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In a strong start to the tournament, goals from Alfie Poppy (2) and Billy Davey put Lynn 3-0 up going into the interval.

Poppy went on to complete his hat-trick after the restart while Taylor McAree and Marie Lee were also among the goals as Lynn eventually ran out convincing 7-1 winners,

Lynn’s second outing was against a very good ECU Blue side.

A double from McAree put the side in front at one stage, but at half-time they found themselves 3-2 down.

Tiredness began to creep into Lynn’s play in the second half and Davey was shown a blue card as ECU stepped up the pressure.

Harrison Belham saved a penalty shot and made a string of other fine saves as a well-drilled ECU continued to find the back of the net.

Lynn had a few more attempts on goal but were unsuccessful in scoring again as ECU Blue ran out 9-2 winners at full time.

The final game of the day was against Manchester. The last time these teams met it was a very close fought contest and this game proved no different.

Lynn had a very strong start with both Cameron Fraser and McAree scoring in the first minute to put them 2-0 up and on a high.

The game continued to ebb-and-flow with both teams tired and fighting for the win.

McAree found the net again along with Ruby Fraser.

A mishap during a tackle saw Poppy suffer an eye injury and was forced to come off so he could be treated.

An entertaining affair to end the afternoon finished 4-4.

Thanks goes to coach Craig Lee and sponsors UK Nitrates.

n Playing out of the Corn Hall in Lynn following its formation before moving to the College of West Anglia Sports Centre and now Alive Lynnsport, Lynn Rink Hockey Club is one of the most successful clubs in the country.

Its aims are to provide the opportunity for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to experience what they consider to be a fast and exciting sport and be part of a friendly, well-run and successful club.

The club’s emphasis is on enjoyment, fun, playing to the best of your ability and creating good character.

Based at the Alive Lynnsport complex, the club is always on the lookout for new players.

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