King’s Lynn’s Division Two team includes several players who are also in the u17 team. Back, from left: James Smith, Thomas Barker, Myah Easter, Ben Coles, Billy Davey, Andy Horn. Front: Zak Robinson, Imogen Senter, Kathryn Baker and Alfie Poppy.Picture: SUBMITTED.

RINK HOCKEY: Alfie Poppy was the goal hero for King’s Lynn u17s in their latest tournament at Peterborough on Sunday.

He scored all three of the team’s goals in their defeats at the hands of Cambridge & Cottenham, Letchworth and Peterborough.

The team fought hard in their opening match against Cambridge & Cottenham with Poppy making many attempts to score but unable to get past the goalkeeper. 

Taylor McAree and Harvey Blyler also kept up the pressure with Imogen Senter making many cracking saves at the other end, protected by Mikey Whiting and Billy Davey. Leena Futter was in goal for the second half and faced a penalty and two direct hits. 

Poppy eventually found a way past the opposition defence but it was only a consolation in an 8-1 defeat.

The Lynn team pulled together for their second match against Letchworth with Poppy, McAree and Poppy Cooper going close to goal before Poppy found the net. 

Poppy found the target again after the break as Lynn slipped to a 5-2 defeat, despite a solid display in defence from Will Dickerson.

The team’s last game of the day was against Peterborough but the hosts were stronger and exploited gaps in the Lynn defence to run out 10-0 victors.