Leicester & Reading suffer Easter Monday defeat

Leicester lost their final match at the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup in San Sebastian on Monday morning as they went down 5-1 to Atasport of Azerbaijan. 

3-1 down at the break, Leicester could not find a way back into the match in the second half, conceding twice more.

In Brussels, there was disappointment too for Reading’s women as they lost 2-1 to Ritm Azot Grodno.  The Belarusian side had taken a two goal lead at half time but Reading hit back in the second half.  It wasn’t to be enough though as Ritm Azot Grodno held on to take victory.

On Sunday, Leicester ladies had lost 3-2 to Russian side SHVSM Izmaylovo in their second and final pool match.  Lucy Brown and Helen Jelley were Leicester's goal scorers. 

In Brussels on Sunday, Reading’s women lost 2-1 to German club Klipper THC, meaning that they too finished third in their pool.  Becky Halle got the goal for Reading.

Those results came on the back of earlier defeats on Friday.  In a not so 'Good Friday', Leicester went down 6-0 to an Uhlenhorster side packed with nine full internationals.  Reading lost 2-0 to Royal Wellington of Belgium on Friday. The hosts netted twice in the opening period, once from a penalty corner and the other from a penalty stroke.

Follow the team’s results on the European Hockey Federation website at www.eurohockey.org.

Leicester's Vanessa Hawkins (L) gets away from Slough's Natalie Bell during their Investec Women's Premier Division match at Slough HC, 15th October 2011.

Alex Danson in action for Reading in the Investec Women's Premier Division

Leicester and Reading will meet each other next Sunday, 15 April, in the final of the Investec Women’s Championships.  The match takes place as part of the Investec Women’s Finals Weekend with tickets on sale now starting at just £4.

A picture of a generic ticketFeaturing ten fantastic matches over two days at Reading Hockey Club's Sonning Lane ground, the Investec Women's Finals Weekend is the culmination of the Investec Women's Hockey League Championships, the Investec Women's Trophy and Vase competitions, plus, on the Sunday, the the final of the men's EHL Championships. 

Add to those the Investec Over 35s Cup and Plate Finals, and that all important Promotion Tournament, and you've got a superb weekend of top quality hockey.

With tickets from just £4 a day, it's perfect for bringing the family along to with an area for the kids to play and plenty of options for feeding the troops.

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