3 December 2016
Our first game of the day was against our main rivals from last season – St. Cats, who knocked us out of Nationals, so we started the match with a lot to prove. LEH delivered a very strong performance, calmly leading the match the whole way through to win 4-1, putting the results of last season to bed. Following this game, LEH played a match against St. Swithuns 2nd team, St. Pauls and Bedford, winning all of them convincingly. Next was our final match of the group stages against Benenden, who we knew would be one our biggest competitors this season. Unfortunately, we did not play as calmly as we had done that morning and Benenden won 4-2, meaning we were placed second in our group but thankfully still qualifying for the highest championship division of the tournament.
Our semi-final was against Guildford High School, another bid competitor who had won their group. After a close start, LEH pulled ahead in the last few minutes of the game with a quick succession of goals and so we won 4-2 and were through to the last round of the competition. The final was to be against Benenden and so provided the opportunity to play them again. Despite Benenden taking an early lead of 3-0, we stayed composed and determined, scoring five goals in a row without conceding to win the match and the tournament 5-3.