Bowdon Hightown take European silver

Congratulations to Bowdon Hightown, winners of the silver medal at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Trophy in Prague on Sunday.

England's representatives finished as runners-up to Slavia Prague, who topped the promotion pool.  Bowdon Hightown required a victory from their final game against Prague to top the table but they narrowly lost 5-4 to the Czechs, whose inspired comeback was instigated by Adela Bizova. Doubles from Great Britain international Sally Walton and Michelle Liptrot proved not quite enough as Bizova's hat-trick won it for the hosts.

On Saturday, Bowdon Hightown had beaten Rotwiess Wettingen 4-2 and drawn 4-4 with Denmark's Slagelse.  They had gotten off to the best possible start on Friday with a 7-1 win over Armagh before going down 5-4 to Lorenzoni.

View the tournament information and final standings at www.eurohockey.org.