Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union’s (FXU) hockey club, CSM (Camborne School of Mines) men’s hockey won the Cornwall County Cup.
Having qualified from their group, they played Truro (A) and then Duchy first XI in the quarter and semi-finals respectively.
Both teams are in the league above CSM Hockey and are the only two teams to have won the trophy in the last decade. Both were very tense, tough games; CSM drew 4-4 with Truro eventually winning on a penalty-shuffle shoot out, and then a 3-2 win over Duchy with the winning goal coming in the last two minutes.
The final was against Bodmin, also in the league above, hosted at Penzance Hockey Club. There were four different finals during the day, the Women's Cup and Plate Final, followed by the Men’s Plate and finally CSM in the cup final.
The team went into half-time winning 3-1 and went on to win 5-2, with Ed Sonnex, Seb Gibbs and Chris Mears scoring. The CSM team are the first university side to lift the trophy in its 60-year history.
Will Fortescue, man of the match and club president, said: “As one of the nine boys in the side finishing their three years of university hockey, it was an amazing way to end it all.
It's been an honour to be President of the Club and to be able to say we were the first university side to win the cup in its almost 60-year history is something special. A massive thank you must go to our coach Lewis Sanders and Captain Tom Marmoy, without whom this win would not have been possible.”
Amanda Chetwynd-Cowieson, FXU President Student Experience: “It was such a pleasure to watch the boys make history this weekend! The team have really put in the hours this year and it showed with strong performances put in by every player as well; this is a truly fantastic way to end their season, especially as several of the players graduate in a few months. FXU always highly values our teams playing in local and regional leagues and look forward to seeing what else can be achieved by CSM Men’s Hockey in the years to come.”
For more information on this release, please contact Hayley Curtis, FXU Sports Manager, on email@example.com, or call 01326 255966.