Investec Women's Knockout Finals Results

Investec Women’s Vase

Guernsey (0) 1 - 1 (0) Oxted
De Vial, 43, F Lewis, 24, F
*Guernsey win on penalty strokes

Guernsey was crowned Investec Vase champions at Highfields Sports Club in blustery conditions. Amelia Lewis broke the deadlock in the 24th minute after a flowing run that was finished with aplomb. Despite goalmouth action for either team the score remained level. In the second half, Guernsey piled on the pressure and was rewarded with a 43rd minute equaliser through Michaela De Vial. The score finished level at full time and 15 minutes of golden goal extra time couldn’t separate the two either. And so to penalty strokes it went. Oxted missed all of their first three penalty strokes and with Guernsey having scored their first two, up stepped Dannie Jones to rifle home Guernsey’s third penalty stroke to the raptures of the Guernsey support.

Investec Women’s Trophy

Henley^ (0) 1 - 0 (0) Sonning
Buckham, 72, F
^Henley wins on golden goal extra time

With rousing support for both sides, the Investec Trophy saw two local rivals go head to head in Henley and Sonning. Despite the looming black cloud, the game stayed mostly dry but both sides found it difficult to break the deadlock. In fact, the first half ended goalless and the second half did too, but not for the lack of the chances, indeed there were 14 unconverted penalty corners and a penalty stroke that was sent wide to keep the crowd on edge. Usually a cagey affair, golden goal extra time saw an immediate response from Henley with Jenny Buckham, in her last game prior to retiring, slotting home a 72nd minute winner to be crowned Investec Trophy Champions.

Investec Women's Cup

Clifton (0) 1 - 2 (0) Bowdon Hightown
Sinton, 40, F Hartley, 45, F
Cullen, 68, F

Two Investec Premier Division sides met in the final game on Saturday at the Investec Women’s Knockout Finals with Clifton and Bowdon Hightown locking horns in the Investec Cup Final. When the two sides met in league action both fixtures ended in a draw, so it was always going to be a tight fixture. After a goalless first half it was Clifton that broke the deadlock in the second through Liz Sinton. Bowdon Hightown, however, were quick to reply and levelled just five minutes later through Charlotte Hartley. Then, with the game seemingly headed for extra time, Sally Walton’s mazy dribble and insightful pass found Tina Cullen in space to strike a winner with just two minutes remaining to secure their 9th Investec Cup Final victory.  

Women's Masters Over 35s Shield Final

Northampton Saints (1) 4 - 1 (0) Derby Asterdale
Cooper, 2, PC Cole, 62, PC
Chacksfield, 44, 56, 65, F, PC, F


The crowd at Nottingham Highfields was treated to a goals bonanza as Northampton Saints swept aside Derby Asterdale in the Women’s Over 35’s Trophy Final. Emma Cooper opened the scoring in the 20th minute by converting from a penalty corner which gave Saints’ a half time lead. Goals lit up the second half in which Lucy Ann Chacksfield scored twice in twelve minutes before Derby Asterdale pulled a goal back in the 62nd minute thanks to Val Cole. Northampton Saints put the game beyond doubt with five minutes remaining when Chacksfield completed her hat-trick and with it the Women’s Over 35s Shield title.

Investec Women's Masters Over 35s Plate Final

Wimbledon (0) 1 - 3 (0) St. Albans
Clark, 41, F Cleverly 50, 57, PC, F
Lendon, 54, PC

Following a goalless first half in the second game of the day, Wimbledon took a second half lead in the Investec Women’s Masters Over 35’s Plate Final through Michelle Clark. However, three goals in seven minutes helped St. Albans overturn the goal deficit and secure the Investec Women’s Masters Over 35s Plate Final title. Captain Liz Cleverly struck twice in the 50th and 57th minutes, with Kerri Lendon’s 54th minute strike sandwiched in the middle.

Investec Women's Masters Over 35s Cup Final

Towcester (0) 1 - 5 (3) Canterbury
Prince, 55, PC Clewlow 6, 16, 41, 6, PC, F, PC, PC
Laird, 23, PC

Mel Clewlow shone for Canterbury as they recorded a 5-1 victory over Towcester in the Investec Women’s Masters Over 35s Cup Final. Canterbury assumed a controlling position from the start with Clewlow scoring the first of four in the sixth minute, followed ten minutes later by her second. A third was added before the break by Jackie Laird from a penalty corner to give Canterbury a three goal half time lead. Five minutes after the restart Canterbury added a fourth from a penalty corner, Clewlow’s third before Towcester’s Lisa Prince pulled a goal back for the Northamptonshire side. With seven minutes remaining Clewlow added her fourth and Canterbury’s fifth to secure the Investec Women’s Masters Over 35s Cup.

Women's Masters Over 35s Trophy Final

Hereford (2) 4 - 3 (2) Oxford
Pritchard, 17, F Cockshott, 22, 23, 48 PC, F, F
Feely, 28, 52, F, F
Hackley, 66, F

In the final game of the day Hereford and Oxford took to the field in the Women’s Masters Over 35s Trophy Final. Hereford broke the deadlock after 17 minutes through Claire Pritchard but saw that lead overturned by two quick Lyn Cockshott strikes. Hereford, however, drew level before half-time through Dianne Feely. After the break, Cockshott completed her hat-trick to put Oxford into the lead for the second time in the game, but Feely’s second for Hereford equalised again to set up a nail biting finish. It was Hereford who took the glory thanks to Karen Hackley’s strike with four minutes to go for Hereford to be crowned the inaugural Women’s Masters Over 35’s champions.