The Road to Lee Valley continues this weekend

Henley, Investec Trophy 2013

This weekend the next rounds of the Investec Women’s Trophy and the NOW: Pensions Men’s Over 50s Competitions take place with the Women’s Trophy at quarter final stage on the Road to Lee Valley.

Henley, who have won the competition the last two years running face a home quarter final clash with North Notts whilst Didsbury Greys, the side Henley edged out in last year’s finale face the long drive to Sussex outfit Lewes. Lincoln Ladies, who went through the emotional roller coaster of a penalty shootout to overcome Stevenage in the last round were rewarded with a home tie against Newent. Another side who went through a penalty shootout, Newcastle will play host to Wisbech town. With just two games standing between these teams and a place at Lee Valley, the pressure is really mounting.

The draw for the semi-finals of the Investec Women’s Trophy will take place live on Twitter at 7pm on Sunday evening. Make sure you follow @EnglandHockey and use the Hashtag #RoadtoLeeValley

As well as the Investec Women’s Trophy the NOW: Pensions Men’s Over 50s competitions will be in action this coming weekend.

In the O50s cup, holders Ben Rhydding are still in contention and face an away trip to Chester whilst in the trophy; Eastcote will hope to take the scalp of reigning champions Tunbridge Wells. The O50s Shield also takes place for the first year, with eight teams remaining. Bournemouth, Spencer, Charnwood Mountsorrel, Tring, Keswick Whitehaven, Chesterfield, Phoenix (Essex), and Southampton all dreaming of a Lee Valley Final. They will get their chance to take a step closer this weekend.

As with the Women’s Trophy, the O50s draws will take place live on Twitter. Tune in on Monday at 1pm for that one.