ADISCO and NATIONAL crowned champions.
Adisadel College and Ghana National College won the male and female hockey competition for second cycle schools in Central Region Zone one division. Adisadel defended the trophy beating Edinaman Senior High in the final while Ghana National beat Mfantsiman in the final to win it in the girls division.
The competition was hosted on the University of Cape Coast hockey pitch on the 21st and 22nd November, 2017. The competition had nine schools in the boys division and eight in the girls division battling for supremacy.
In the boys division, defending champions Adisadel College (Adisco), Cape Coast Technical School (Cape Tech), and Aggrey Memorial School were in Group A. Adisco beat Cape Tech in the opening match by 2-0 before thrashing Aggrey by 4-0 in their last group match to qualify as group leaders to the semi-final. Cape Tech beat Aggrey by a lone goal in the last group game but couldn’t make it to the Semi final.
Edinaman Senior High (Edisec), Academy and EGASS made up teams in Group B. In the opening game, Edisec beat Academy by a lone goal to keep hopes of qualification alive. Academy kissed their way out of the competition when they lost their second group match to EGASS by the same scoreline. With qualification already secured, Edisec and EGASS faced off in the last game which saw Edisec win on penalties.
Group C was made up of Ghana National College ollege, Komenstech and Aburaman Senior High. National beat Komenstech by 3-0 in the first group game and cemented their qualification with a win over Aburaman on penalties. Komenstech after their heavy loss to National, gave their supporters something to cheer about beating Aburaman 3-2 on penalties.
In the Semi-final clash, Adisco beat EGASS 1-0 to make it to another final while Edinaman surprised national in the other game with a lone goal to set up a cagey clash with Adisco in the final.
Adisco beat Edinaman by a lone goal in the boys final to defend the trophy they won in 2016.
In the Girls division, defending champions Edinaman, EGASS, Academy and Komenstech competed in Group A. In the opening game, EGASS beat Edinaman 2-1 on penalties after a goalless draw game. Komenstech in the second group game beat Academy by 2-0 also on penalties. Champions Edinaman then made up for their loss in the opening game by beating Academy 3-2 on penalties while Komenstech continued their dominance in the group with a 3-2 win on penalties against EGASS. The final pair of group matches saw Edinaman beat Komenstech 3-2 on penalties while Academy lost their third game again on penalties to EGASS. Komenstech and Edinaman made it through to the semi-finals with superior goal difference.
Group B was made up of Ghana National College, Aggrey Memorial School, Mfantsiman Girls and Aburaman Senior High. National defeated Aggrey by 2-0 in the opening game while Mfantsiman also beat Aburaman 1-0 on penalties. Ghana National continued their fine display in the competition with a 1-0 win over Mfantsima in their second game with Aggrey also won their game against Aburaman 2-1 on penalties. In the final pair of group matches, National made it three wins out of 3 matches beating Aburaman by a lone goal. Mfantsiman also thrash Aggrey by two unanswered goals to make it to the Semi final with National.
In the semi-final, National proved their dominance and superiority as they beat Komenstech by 2-0 in the first match. Mfantsiman set up a replay of their Group B game against National in the final after beating Edinaman 1-0 on penalties in the second semi final match.
Ghana National College emerged winners in the girls division beating Mfantsiman in the final by 2-1.