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School Sport: Coopers duo celebrate national title

10:30 24 January 2014

Coopers pupils Emma Sharp and Natasha Patient helped Old Loughtonians Under-16s win the National Indoor hockey title (pic: Peter Joarder)

Coopers pupils Emma Sharp and Natasha Patient helped Old Loughtonians Under-16s win the National Indoor hockey title (pic: Peter Joarder)

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Pupils help Old Loughts to indoor crown

Old Loughts under-16s defend a corner at the National Indoor hockey finals (pic: Peter Joarder)Old Loughts under-16s defend a corner at the National Indoor hockey finals (pic: Peter Joarder)

Coopers Coborn duo Natasha Patient and Emma Sharp were crowned National Indoor hockey champions with club side Old Loughtonians at the weekend.

Year 11 student Patient captained the under-16s through regional rounds in Essex and the East of England before they clinched the title in Wolverhampton.

Sharp opened the scoring in a 2-0 win against Wycombe, with a tap-in following Patient’s strike, before Loughts beat Isca by the odd goal in five.

Further wins over Wakefield (2-0) and Lichfield (4-1) on Sunday saw Loughts top their group and qualify for the semi-finals, where they took on Team Bath Buccaneers.

Alice Melvin scored from the top of the D inside the first minute and Patient doubled their lead moments later from a short corner, following Chloe Joarder’s injection.

Team Bath hit back, but could not deny Loughts a place in the final against old adversaries Beeston in a repeat of the 2013 decider.

And Loughts got off to another great start as Patient won possession in her own third and drove into the D before crossing for Izzy Minks to convert.

Beeston levelled soon after, but Minks restored the Loughts lead and Patient put them 3-1 up at half time.

And after controlling play in the second half, Loughts added a late fourth to cap their weekend in style.

Fellow Coopers pupils Chloe Menear and Emily Holmes were in action for the Old Loughts under-18s, just missing out on a semi-final place at Whitgift School.

And a fifth Coopers student, Hannah Bloy, represented the club at senior level as the Old Loughts women challenged for promotion to Division One of the National Indoor League, which they narrowly missed out on goal difference.

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