Senior Finals Report - Day Two

After Saturday’s intermittent weather conditions the Cannock conditions continued in a similar vein on Sunday.

Men’s Masters Over 50s Cup Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harleston Magpies

(0)

0

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1

(0)

Richmond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precious 34, PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The day began with the Men’s Masters Over 50s Cup final in which Richmond were competing in their fifth final in six years. Harleston Magpies reached the final for the first time being that this was their inaugural entry into the competition. The game saw plenty of endeavour from both sides with several glimmers of chances passing both sides by. It took Mark Precious to convert a penalty corner shortly before half-time to break the deadlock between the two sides.

The second half continued in a similar vein with Harleston Magpies solid team unit probing Richmond for openings, whilst Richmond produced moments of fluid play to breakdown Harleston Magpies. It was a keenly contested second half in which either side could have added to the scoreline, but in the end it was Precious’ goal that separated the two as Richmond were again crowned Master’s Over 50s Cup champions.

 

Men’s Masters Over 50s Plate Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jersey

(1)

4

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0

(0)

Sevenoaks

 

Millar 34, 70, F, F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gilson 52, F

N. Taylor, 66 F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jersey ran out winners in the end following a late flurry of goals that belied the closeness of the Men’s Masters O50s Plate final. Jersey led by just a goal at half-time following Mick Millar’s first strike. Sevenoaks worked hard to draw level but found hopes dashed when Murray Gilson doubled the Channel Islanders lead. Undeterred, the game continued to ebb and flow until late in the second half goals in the last four minutes for Jersey from Nick Taylor and Millar’s second closed out the game.

 

Men’s Masters Over 40s Cup Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robinsons

(0)

1

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5

(2)

Reading

 

Wheeler 54, F

 

 

 

 

 

Armitage 20, 52, F, F

Radnedge 32, F

Thompson 56, 63, PC, F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At times the Men’s Masters Over 40s Cup Final was closely contested but in the end Reading’s 5-1 victory over Robinson’s was a convincing one. Their victory was typified by the spirit shown by Rob Thompson who scored two late goals despite being felled by a lengthy eye injury after which he was patched up in a manner reminiscent of Terry Butcher’s infamous bandaging. Tim Armitage had opened the scoring earlier in the game and Adrian Radnedge’s goal three minutes before half-time had provided Reading with a sound 2-0 lead at half-time. Reading struck again in the second half courtesy of Armitage’s second but were pinned back just two minutes later by Peter Wheeler’s goal. Cue Rob Thompson to secure the victory for the Berkshire club allowing Captain Hugh Wilcock to lift the Men’s Masters Over 40s Cup trophy.

 

Men’s Masters Over 40s Plate Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bournemouth

(0)

0

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2

(1)

Stourport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knott 20, PC

Watson 54, F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Knott and Andy Watson scored in either half for Stourport to bring home the Men’s Masters Over 40s Plate Final. With both sides battling hard it took two very well taken goals to secure the title for the Midlands side after a number of attempts. The hard work Stourport put into the final was in evidence with under two minutes left when David Stokes became the victim of cramp – a sign of the running and hard work Stourport had put in to their victory.

 

Women’s 2XI Cup Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clifton

(1)

3

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1

(0)

Loughborough Students

 

Rayden 12, F

Carter 40, F

Ecott 43, PC

 

 

 

 

 

Church 40, PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clifton obtained their first Women’s 2XI Cup final victory in the final game of the Senior Finals at Cannock HC. Clifton held a slender lead at half-time thanks to Juliet Rayden’s twelfth minute opener which they added to five minutes into the second half through Lauren Carter. Clifton then began a dominant passage of play which resulted in Jess Ecott’s 43rd minute strike from a penalty corner. Loughborough Students continued to press Clifton and although it came too late in the game to be anything more than a consolation Poppy Church’s 68th minute goal was well deserved. It was a fine example of second eleven hockey and an excellent final to sign off the Senior Finals.

 

England Hockey would like to extend their thanks to the Cannock HC volunteers that staff the event, the technical officials on duty all weekend and to all of the umpires involved in the games over the weekend that made it such a successful event. To fittingly sign off the event, with all teams back in the clubhouse and officials leaving the venue, Cannock was treated to a vast and heavy hail storm; that said, it was a fine advert for hockey – despite the weather!