HOCKEY: All smiles in the Retro Camp as first-timers win Brummitt Trophy

Roger Brummitt Trophy winners Camp Retro. Photo: David Lowndes.
Roger Brummitt Trophy winners Camp Retro. Photo: David Lowndes.

First time entrants Camp Retro won the Roger Brummitt Mixed Hockey Trophy at Bretton Gate today (April 17).

A team comprising four locally-based National League players - Cameron Heald (Cambridge City), Chris Porter (Oxted), and sisters Emma & Annie Dalton (ISCA) - were hot favourites to beat reigning champions Ragamuffins in the final at Bretton Gate.

Action from the Roger Brummitt Mixed Hockey Trophy Final between winners Camp Retro (purple) and Ragamuffins. Photo: David Lowndes.

Action from the Roger Brummitt Mixed Hockey Trophy Final between winners Camp Retro (purple) and Ragamuffins. Photo: David Lowndes.

But a sterling defensive effort and some fine goalkeeping from Callum Rigby of Ragamuffins kept the match scoreless and sent the teams into ‘shuttles’, a penalty shoot out competition that involves individual players having 20 seconds to score past a goalkeeper.

Porter, Annie Dalton, Heald and Sam Anderson all beat Rigby, but Emma Faux and Lauren Finding both failed to score past Camp Retro keeper Tom Pinegar, no disgrace that as he was in goal for crack National League side Cannock at the start of the season. Rigby did thwart Emma Dalton, while Jordan Heald - Cameron’s older brother - and Julian Catto converted for Ragamuffins, but it was Camp Retro who took the honours 4-2.

That was a fair outome as they had dominated possession during regulation time.

Camp Retro won their previous six matches in the 58th edition of the Brummitt without conceding a goal. They pipped regular finalists Jurassic Beavers 1-0 in a crucial pool match on the second day of competition.

Winners of the Roger Brummitt Mixed Hockey Plate Sons of Pitches. Photo: David Lowndes.

Winners of the Roger Brummitt Mixed Hockey Plate Sons of Pitches. Photo: David Lowndes.

Ragamuffins A also won all six of their group matches and conceded just one goal.

Sixteen teams entered the two-day event with Sons of Pitches claiming the Plate Final for the third year in a row. They were far too strong for Ragamuffins B who were despatched 4-1 thanks to goals from Adam Wilson, Phoebe Tomlinson, Katherine Amps and Grady Wing. Joe Phillips claimed Ragamuffins’ consolation goal in the final seconds of a final which saw three players sin-binned for dissent, most unusually for a mixed hockey match.

The teams were split into four pools on the opening day with the top two in each group moving through to Trophy groups the following day and the bottom two going through to contest the Plate groups. The winners of the groups on the second day then went straight into finals.

Inches of Posts won the Jack Rouse Fair Play Trophy and competition organiser Sue McNaughton was presented with the Don Warm Merit Trophy for services to the Brummitt.

The Bourne Again team contained two over 70s players in Mick Ward and Sue Drake.

Scores/Tables:

Day One

Group A

P W D L F A Pts

Jurassic Beavers 3 3 0 0 14 3 9

Harry Potter 3 2 0 1 10 7 6

Sons of Pitches 3 1 0 2 10 7 3

Hellies Angels 3 0 0 3 0 17 0

Results: Jurassic Beavers 4, Harry Potter 2; Sons of Pitches 6, Hellies Angels 0; Jurassic Beavers 8, Hellies Angels 0; Harry Potter 5, Sons of Pitches 3; Jurassic Beavers 2, Sons of Pitches 1; Harry Potter 3, Hellies Angels 0.

Group B

Ragamuffins A 3 3 0 0 9 0 9

GPO 3 2 0 1 4 5 6

Ragamuffins B 3 1 0 2 3 4 3

inches of Posts 3 0 0 3 2 9 0

Results: Ragamuffins A 5, Inches of Posts 0; GPO 2, Ragamuffins B 1; Ragamuffins A 3, GPO 0; Inches of Posts 1, Ragamuffins B 2; Ragamuffins A 1, Ragamuffins B 0; GPO 2, Inches of Posts 1.

Group C

Camp Retro 3 3 0 0 19 0 9

Bourne Again 3 1 1 1 3 9 4

Trent University 3 1 0 2 5 12 3

Barely Legal 3 0 1 2 4 10 1

Results: Camp Retro 7, Bourne Again 0; Trent University 4, Barely Legal 3; Camp Retro 5, Barely Legal 0; Bourne Again 2, Trent University 1; Camp Retro 7, Trent University 0; Bourne Again 1, Barely Legal 1.

Group D

Beavers 3 3 0 0 11 1 9

Almighty Ones 3 2 0 1 5 5 6

Blue Green Zeds 3 0 1 2 4 8 1

Bourne Deeping 3 0 1 2 1 7 1

Results: Beavers 3, Almighty Ones 0; Bourne Deeping 1, Blue Green Zeds 1; Beavers 5, Bourne Deeping 0; Almighty Ones 4, Blue Green Zeds 2; Beavers 3, Blue Green Zeds 1; Bourne Deeping 0, Almighty Ones 1.

Day two

Trophy

Pool A

Camp Retro 3 3 0 0 14 0 9

Jurassic Beavers 3 2 0 1 9 1 6

GPO 3 1 0 2 1 9 3

Almighty Ones 3 0 0 3 0 14 0

Results: Camp Retro 8, Almighty Ones 0; Jurassic Beavers 4, GPO 0; Jurassic Beavers 5, Almighty Ones 0; GPO 0, Camp Retro 5; Jurassic Beavers 0, Camp Retro 1; GPO 1, Almighty Ones 0.

Pool B

Ragamuffins A 3 3 0 0 6 1 9

Harry Potter 3 1 1 12 3 4 4

Bourne Again 3 0 2 1 2 3 2

Beavers 3 0 1 2 2 5 1

Results: Ragamuffins A 2, Beavers 1; Harry Potter 1, Bourne Again 1; Ragamuffins A 3, Harry Potter 0; Beavers 1, Bourne Again 1; Rgamuffins A 1, Bourne Again 0; Harry Potter 2, Beavers 0.

Plate

Pool A

Sons of Pitches 3 3 0 0 16 3 9

Inches of Posts 3 2 0 1 12 6 6

Bourne Deeping 3 1 0 2 5 9 3

Trent University 3 0 0 3 3 18 0

Results: Sons of Pitches 3, Inches of Posts 1; Trent University 0, Bourne Deeping 3; Sons of Pitches 6, Bourne Deeping 1; Inches of Posts 8, Trent University 2; Sons of Pitches 7, Trent University 1; Inches of Posts 3, Bourne Deeping 1.

Pool B

Ragamuffins B 3 3 0 0 10 2 9

Barely Legal 3 2 0 1 4 3 6

Blue Green Zeds 3 1 0 2 3 5 3

Hellie’s Angels 3 0 0 3 1 8 0

Results: Rgamuffins B 3, Hellie’s Angels 1; Blue Green Zeds 0, Barely Legal 1; Ragamuffins B 4, Blue Green Zeds 0; Hellie’s Angels 0, barely Legal 2; Ragamuffins B 3, Barely legal 1; Hellie’s Angels 0, Blue Green Zeds 3.

Trophy Final: Camp Retro 0, Ragamuffins A 0 (Camp Retro won 4-2 on Shuttles).

Plate Final: Ragamuffins B 1 (Phillips), Sons of Pitches 4 (K. Amps, Wing, Wilson, Tomlinson).