County caps for juniors

The Derbyshire U13s team, which includes Buxton Hockey Club players Daniel Clayton, Louis Forshaw Perring and Marcus Wilkison. Photo contributed.
The Derbyshire U13s team, which includes Buxton Hockey Club players Daniel Clayton, Louis Forshaw Perring and Marcus Wilkison. Photo contributed.
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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.