Hockey: Scully in a hurry to score: Schools and youth tournament

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The Independent Online
MARK SCULLY, the Beeston striker, scored all four goals in Midlands' 4-0 win against North-East on the second day of the Schools and Youths Division Tournament at Coventry School yesterday in their first game, writes Bill Colwill.

Scully was again on target in their final game of the day, scoring the opening two goals in their 4-0 victory against North-East. Charlie Holmes and James McBane completed the exercise to keep the pressure on the East, who are in pole position in the Under-18 competition.

Earlier in the day James Taylor had scored in East's 1-0 win against a strong West side and was also prominent in their 2-0 win against South-West. Both goals came from penalty corners - the first fine strike from Richard Stamp and the second from Simon Moffat.

The annual South-East v South- West battle was not a game for the faint-hearted. With at least half the players in each side having PizzaExpress National League experience, it would have been reasonable to expect a classic encounter. It was not to be. Much individual play and a lot of niggle led to a solitary goal from Brett Garrard for South-West in the 10th minute.

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