JOHN Kyrle High School overcame a strong John Masefield team to win a Hereford Under-15 county hockey tournament.

Lara Banks Martin opened the scoring for John Kyrle before John Masefield levelling the match, resulting a three-minute period of extra time.

The game had to be halted due to the astroturf having a prior booking, so the golden goal period was played two weeks later.

It was John Masefield who started with the most promise, attacking John Kyrle's goal early on.

But Ella Jones, making her debut in goal, made a fabulous save to ensure the match went to penalties.

A change of goalkeeper saw Carys Lowley pad up, with Cerys Johnson, Elysia Williams-Tettey and Amie Jenkins the penalty takers.

Both teams missed one penalty going into the final round before a John Masefield player shot wide.

It was then left to Jenkins to score the winning goal.

In the semi-finals, John Kyle saw off Hereford Cathedral School, while John Masefield beat Lucton School.

Meanwhile, John Kyrle have been awarded the Sainsbury's Gold Level School Games mark.

The award can be applied for by the school once it has been awarded both silver and bronze marks.

Criteria includes commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport.

John Kyrle have a comprehensive sporting fixtures programme for students to participate in, including both inter-tutor and inter-school competitions.

Many students who have competed at school level have also qualified to regional and national level and there has even been international representation in the past in a number of sports.

Students are provided with the option of completing the Level 1 Sports Leaders Award in Year 10 and help contribute to the officiating of sporting events within school.

Year nine students Kieran Williams, Adam Davies, Xav Brevet, Alex Spinger, Aekudom Abbott, Katie Smith, Sophie Walsh, Heidi Knapper and Sophie Simpkins also voluntarily joined the Herefordshire Leadership Academy and are leading and officiating activities at the Sainsbury’s School Games.