Senior Finals 2012

Senior Finals 2012

This weekend Cannock HC hosts the Senior Finals incorporating a number of national finals over Saturday and Sunday. Saturday sees the culmination of the Men’s Trophy and Vase on Pitch 2 whilst over on Pitch One the five regional qualifiers for the Women’s Masters Over 40s play out a round robin to find a 2012 champion. The schedule for Saturday looks like this:

 

SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2012 – PITCH TWO

1300 Men’s Trophy Final Guernsey v Gateshead 
1530 Men’s Vase Final Burnt Ash (Bexley) v Cleevillians 
SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2012 – PITCH ONE (Matches are 15 mins each way)
1000 Women’s Masters O40’s Finals Cambridge City v Phoenix Rising  
1045 Women’s Masters O40’s Finals Wimbledon v Woking
1130 Women’s Masters O40’s Finals  Cotswold Sunsetters v Cambridge City
1225 Women’s Masters O40’s Finals  Phoenix Rising v  Woking
1310 Women’s Masters O40’s Finals  Cotswold Sunsetters v Wimbledon
1355 Women’s Masters O40’s Finals  Woking v Cambridge City
1450 Women’s Masters O40’s Finals  Phoenix Rising v Cotswold Sunsetters 
1535 Women’s Masters O40’s Finals  Cambridge City v Wimbledon
1620 Women’s Masters O40’s Finals  Woking v Cotswold Sunsetters 
1705 Women’s Masters O40’s Finals  Wimbledon v Phoenix Rising  

 

 

Women's Masters O40s Cup

Three of the five teams were present in last season’s competition won by Wimbledon, Woking and Cotswold Sunsetters also took part. Holders Wimbledon will be competing at the national stage for the third year in a row, whilst Cambridge City returns to the finals following a three year absence. Phoenix Rising compete in their first ever finals.

 

Men’s Trophy Final

The Men’s Trophy Final leads the way for the KO finals with 2009 Champions Guernsey taking on Gateshead, participating in their first ever Men’s Trophy Final. The Channel Islanders came from behind to beat current holders West Hampstead in the semi finals, whilst Gateshead’s narrow 5-4 victory against Wisbech Town earned their place in the final. Gateshead will be looking to round off a great season, which has so far seen them win the North Division Two East League.

 

Men’s Vase Final

Next up on Saturday is the Men’s Vase Final where Burnt Ash (Bexley) attempts to retain the Vase they won last season. They take on Cleevillians from the West. Burnt Ash made it comfortably to this stage, breezing past Hamble 5-1 in the semi finals whilst Cleevillians had a more challenging run qualifying after a on penalty strokes triumph against SSC. Having come from two goals down in the final ten minutes of their semi final match, Cleevillians have proven their resilience.

On Sunday the Men’s Masters Over 50s Cup and Plate Finals are accompanied by their younger counterparts in the Over 40s Cup and Plate whilst the weekend finishes with the Women’s Second XI Cup. Sunday’s programme starts at 1100 and is outlined below:

 

 

SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2012 – PITCH TWO 
1100 Men’s Masters Over 50’s Cup Harleston Magpies v Richmond 
1315 Men’s Masters Over 40’s Cup Robinsons v Reading 
1530 Women’s Second XI Cup Clifton v Loughborough Students 
SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2012 – PITCH ONE
1245 Men’s Masters Over 50’s Plate Jersey v Sevenoaks 
1500 Men’s Masters Over 40’s Plate Bournemouth v Stourport 

 

Men’s Masters Over 50s Cup Final

Sunday begins with the Men’s Masters Over 50s Cup Final with Harleston Magpies pitting wits against Richmond. The sides have contrasting levels of experience in this competition; for Harleston Magpies, this is the first year that have entered a team in the Over 50s Cup, while Richmond competes in their fifth final in six years.

 

Men’s Masters Over 50s Plate Final

Jersey plays Sevenoaks in the Men’s Masters Over 50s Plate Final. Having beaten Rugby & EW 4-0 in the semi final, Jersey returns to the final having finished runners-up in 2009. Sevenoaks have made up for the disappointment of having been beaten semi-finalists last season by comfortably defeating City of York to make it through.

 

Men’s Masters Over 40s Cup Final

The Men’s Over 40s Cup Final features two teams that have never made the final before as Bristol-based Robinsons take on Reading. The two teams made it through in style; Reading defeated a very strong Cannock side 7-2, whilst Robinsons recorded a 4-1 away victory in Birmingham against Edgbaston.

 

Men’s Masters Over 40s Plate Final

The Men’s Masters Over 40s Plate semi finals were very much the same as the Cup, with both teams making it through with ease. Stourport, defeated on strokes in last season’s Cup Final, were 11-0 winners over Keswick whilst their final opponents, Bournemouth, recorded an impressive 8-1 triumph against Norfolk side Pelicans.

 

Women’s Second XI Cup Final

The final match of the weekend comes in the Women’s 2nd XI Cup with Clifton taking on Loughborough Students. Clifton reached the final of this competition for the first time this season and they arrive there in style after beating Reading 6-0 in the semi finals. Loughborough will hope to repeat their 2008 campaign which saw them beat Exe to lift the Cup.

 

Spectator costs for admission to the ground on both days are:

 

CAR PARKING - £3 per car

ADULTS - £6

CONCESSIONS - £3 (under 16 or over 65)

PROGRAMMES - £2

Keep up to date with the results via twitter @englandhockey and here on our website.