THREE Buxton Hockey Club players represented Derbyshire at last weekend’s Midlands County Championships in Coventry.
Right-back Daniel Clayton, midfielder Louis Forshaw Perring and goalkeeper Marcus Wilkinson featured in the under-13s side.
Starting well against eventual runners-up Leicester, Derbyshire took the lead and should have scored at least two more before Leicester were able to equalise on the break.
With a disappointing 0-0 against Worcester, who Derbyshire had beaten in March, they then lost the next two games 1-0 to Nottinghamshire and eventual winners Warwickshire.
Finishing strongly, the boys won their remaining two games to finish fourth overall, knowing that they were unlucky not to have finished in the top-two.
It ends a successful first season for Buxton under-13s’ players, who with Joe Grindey, Joe Uprichard and Shane Wilkinson playing in previous county games made up more than a quarter of the county squad.