Cirencester U14s Girls finished second at the regional finals of the England Hockey Championship.

The girls won one, drew one and lost one of their three games as the event in Glastonbury at the weekend.

They are now recognised as one of the top 16 teams in the country.

The Championship is split into three tiers.

The top Tier teams are split into 10 divisions with the best of those advancing to the much coveted Regional finals.

Only three of the Cirencester squad are U14, the remaining twelve are all a year younger at U13.

In their first match, Cirencester were unlucky not to take all the spoils against Oxford, with the teams all square at 1-1 a last minute short corner struck the post and despite valiant efforts from the forwards they couldn't force the ball over the line.

Next up were top seeds Clifton, having scored at least six goals in all their qualifying matches and winning their first pool match 6-1 this was always going to be the toughest game, the girls more than held their own against a very physical side and matched them tackle for tackle.

The half time whistle went with the sides still deadlocked at 0-0 and it was to remain that way until the last five minutes.

Clifton continued to pile on the pressure and were finally rewarded when they converted two short corners.

Cirencester went into their final match against the giants from Exeter full of confidence and produced another dazzling performance in the Glastonbury sunshine to run out 2-1 winners.