Men's Hockey 5s Finals Day: A look back

Simon Faulkner and Chris Griffiths celebrate during Hockey 5s sf 2015

Men’s Final: East Grinstead 6-5 Canterbury
Most valuable player: Kwan Browne

A quick-fire hat-trick from Chris Griffiths helped East Grinstead to a seventh consecutive Hockey 5s title, but they were pushed all the way by a fighting display from Canterbury. In a repeat of last year's final, the crowd were left on the edge of their seats right up until the last moment of a pulsating encounter, but the Sussex side held firm and grabbed their seventh title in a row.

Niall Stott, Captain and tournament top goal scorer:

"We pride ourselves on indoor hockey. Seven is a milestone and we'll be back to try and make it eight next year. It’s always a great atmosphere at Wembley, long may it continue!"


Hear what Mark Pearn and Chris Griffiths thought of East Grinstead's seventh Hockey 5s title in a row:





East Grinstead and Canterbury’s route to the Hockey 5s Final

Men’s Semi Final 1: East Grinstead 7-5 Reading
The first semi-final of the Hockey 5s was a twelve-goal end-to-end thriller, with East Grinstead coming out on top 7–5 against Reading. A brace from captain Niall Stott and his team mate Mark Pearn as well as further goals from Simon Faulkner, Chris Griffiths and David Condon earned East Grinstead a spot in the 2015 final and kept them on course for their seventh Hockey 5s title in a row.

Men’s Semi Final 2: Sevenoaks 5-6 Canterbury
Canterbury sealed their place in the Hockey 5s Final with a thrilling 6-5 victory over Sevenoaks in the second semi-final of the day. A last gasp winner from Liam Foster with a second left on the clock gave them the win in an edge of the seat encounter that broke Sevenoaks hearts and set up a repeat of last year’s final.

Watch below to hear what a relieved Tom Richford had to say after his Canterbury side squeaked past Sevenoaks:





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