NOW: Pensions Menís Knockout Finals

This weekend sees the climax of the Men’s domestic season with the NOW: Pensions Men’s Knockout Finals at Highfields Hockey Centre, Nottingham.

The event features the NOW: Pensions Men’s Cup, Trophy & Vase and Men’s 2nd XI Cup & Plate on Saturday, with the NOW: Pensions Men’s Over 40s Cup, Trophy & Shield, Men’s Over 50’s Cup & Trophy and Men’s Over 60’s Cup & Plate Sunday, and you can skip straight to the weekend's schedule here. Keep up to date with the weekend's action via Twitter, with updates after every game over the two days.

Tickets are available on the gate priced at £6 for adults and £3 for concessions on Saturday, with Adults £3 and concessions £1 Sunday. Click here for directions and venue information.

Men's Second XI Plate Final
The weekend starts with the Men’s 2nd XI Plate final, with Brighton & Hove taking on Brooklands MU. Brighton & Hove have had a solid season, finishing third in the Kent/Sussex Regional 2 League and they will hope to go one better than 2009 where they finished runners up in this competition. Brooklands MU finished 10th in the North Premier Division, with the club featuring in their first of three finals over the weekend.

NOW: Pensions Men's Vase Final
The NOW: Pensions Men’s Vase Final comes between two clubs who played in the same League this season as Camberley & Farnborough take Basingstoke. For Basingstoke, it has been one of success with them winning the league, while Camberley & Farnborough finished 7th. In their head-to-heads this season, Basingstoke edged both matches. However, neither team has reached the final of this competition before so there will be a new name on the Vase.

NOW: Pensions Men's Trophy Final
Guernsey return for their third successive Men’s trophy Final as they take on a Banbury side with a good record in this competition. Guernsey won this competition back in 2009, but have been narrowly beaten in the last two finals, and will be hoping to rectify last season’s heartbreaking defeat to Lewes where they lost in golden goal extra time. Banbury won the Trophy on three occasions between 2004 and 2008, and with a strong second half to the season behind them, will be hoping to make it a record four times.

NOW: Pensions Men's Cup Final
Brooklands MU feature in their first ever Cup final and face Cannock, who have won the competition on four occasions. The teams have had contrasting seasons, with Brooklands MU securing promotion to the NOW: Pensions Men’s Premier Division where Cannock finished 8th, narrowly avoiding the play-offs. Cannock have featured in six cup finals with them last lifting the cup in 2007.

Men's Second XI Cup Final
Southgate feature in their fifth Second XI Cup Final as they take on University of Birmingham, who appear in the first. Southgate have been great supporters of this competitions over the years but have yet to lift the cup, losing out in the previous three finals, all on golden goal extra time. The University of Birmingham finished 4th in the Midlands 2nd XI Premier Division and will also be looking to win the cup for the first time.

NOW: Pensions Men's Masters O40s Trophy Final
The Men’s Masters O40s Trophy Final comes between two teams who are new to the competition, and therefore, have never reached the final of a master’s competition before. Both teams have had an enjoyable season built around attack and have scored 59 goals between them on route to the final.

Men's Masters O60s Plate Final
Kent take on Iceni Rex Essex in the inaugural Men’s Masters O60s Plate Final. Both counties have a host of successful clubs where players have come from, and are in this competition having narrowly lost out in the Cup.

NOW: Pensions Men's Masters O40s Cup Final
It’s a repeat of Saturdays NOW: Pensions Men’s Cup Final with Brooklands MU taking on Cannock. Like the Men’s Cup, Brooklands MU are making their first appearance in the final. Cannock have never won the competition but they do return to this stage for a second year running, hoping to put right their defeat to Robinson’s in last season’s final.

Men's Masters O60s Cup Final
Indian Gymkhana take on Surrey in the first ever Men’s O60s Cup Final. In a competition where you can enter as either a club on county, Indian Gymkhana are the last club team remaining club team as they continue their fine tradition of producing outstanding masters teams.

NOW: Pensions Men's Masters O50s Cup Final
Harleston Magpies return to their second final in three years and will take on a Ben Rhydding team who make their first appearance in a final at the O50 age group. Harleston Magpies have only been running an O50s team for three years, and will be hoping to win the Cup for the first time have reached at least the last four in all three seasons. Although never reaching the O50s Final before, Ben Rhydding were champions of the O40s Plate in 2008.

Men's Masters O40s Shield Final
The Men’s Masters O40s Shield Final comes between two sides who haven’t previously reached the final. Alderley Edge’s masters team was only reformed recently as they continue to flourish as a club. Havering have been great supporters of the competition and have been rewarded with their first ever final.

NOW: Pensions Men's Masters O50s Trophy Final
The weekend finishes with Shrewsbury taking on Tunbridge Wells in the Men’s Masters O50s Final. Although never reaching the final of this competition previously, Shrewsbury enjoyed a successful spell as a club in the 80s and early 90s, winning the Men’s Trophy in 1995 and it’s those players who make up the majority of the squad in the final. Tunbridge Wells have enjoyed good runs in this competition over the past few seasons, reaching the final in 2010 and 2011, but have yet to lift the trophy.


Match Schedule

Saturday 3 May

09:30 Men’s 2nd XI Plate Final: Brighton & Hove v Brooklands MU
11:30 NOW: Pensions Men’s Vase Final: Camberley & Farnborough v Basingstoke
13:30 NOW: Pensions Men’s Trophy Final: Guernsey v Banbury
15:30 NOW: Pensions Men’s Cup Final: Brooklands MU v Cannock
17:30 Men’s 2nd XI Cup Final: Southgate v University of Birmingham

Sunday 4 May

10:00 NOW: Pensions Men’s Masters O40s Trophy Final: Stockton v Henley
11:00 Men’s Masters O60s Plate Final: Kent v Iceni Rex Essex
12:00 NOW: Pensions Men’s Masters O40s Cup Final: Brooklands MU v Cannock
13:00 Men’s Masters O60s Cup Final: Indian Gymkhana v Surrey
14:00 NOW: Pensions Men’s Masters O50s Cup Final: Ben Rhydding v Harleston Magpies
15:00 Men’s Masters O40s Shield Final: Alderley Edge v Havering
16:00 NOW: Pensions Men’s Masters O50s Trophy Final: Shrewsbury v Tunbridge Wells