Kingsbridge Community College's U14 hockey team qualified for the county finals at Exeter University.

They came runners-up in the south Devon finals after losing 1-0 in extra time against Torquay Girls Grammar, who went through as the winners from the area.

Kingsbridge were among the top eight teams in the county at the finals and found themselves in a tough pool, but they got off to a great start, drawing against a very strong West Buckland team.

Fern Tucker and Darcey Wall made some threatening attacks and the team did well to soak up the pressure in the last few minutes, with Ella Yeoman in goal pulling out a fantastic save to stop a shot that was heading for the top corner.

In their second game against Maynards, Kingsbridge got off to a slow start and conceded two goals early on.

Some fantastic defending from Jessie Blackborough, Bobby Galvin and Poppy Booth kept Kingsbridge in the game.

Midfielders Lucy Holmes and Natasha Alfarno-Rogers kept supplying the ball to the forwards, but in the second half they conceded a third goal which sealed the win for Maynards.

Kingsbridge had to pick themselves up for their final game, where they faced Colyton Grammar, and they did just that.

The game saw end-to-end action, with Ella making some more fantastic saves and Matty Walker-Dupere stepping up to make numerous interceptions to break down the attacking play from Colyton.

The girls were linking passes together in midfield and they got their reward at the end of the first half when Meg Niblett dribbled around two defenders and passed to Elaina Gubbay at the far post, who slotted it into the corner.

Kingsbridge held on to their lead in the second half and continued to play some superb hockey. The girls ended up finishing in joint second place in their pool, but West Buckland had a better goal difference and therefore progressed through to the semi-finals.

PE teacher Kelly Luscombe said: 'The standard of play at this year's final was extremely high and I am really proud that the girls stepped up to this.

'Can I also say thank you to the PTFA, who funded a set of new shirts for the girls'.