Beeston and Hampstead & Westminster through to Cup Final

Beeston will play Hampstead & Westminster in hockey’s Men’s Cup Final after recording narrow semi final victories over Brooklands MU and Sevenoaks respectively. 

Beeston will once again have ‘home advantage’ in the Men’s Cup Final for the third year in succession when they take on Hampstead & Westminster at Highfields Sports Club on Saturday 15 May with the venue having been agreed before Beeston progressed to the final. 

The Nottingham based club booked their place in the final thanks to Carl Smith whose goal three minutes before half time was enough to secure a 1-0 victory over Brooklands MU in Sunday’s semi final.  Beeston will now look to put the disappointment of losing last year’s final behind them as they attempt to win the Cup for the second time in three years. 

Standing in their way will be London based Hampstead & Westminster who reached the final for the first time in their history with a 2-1 victory which ended Sevenoaks’ cup run.  Dave Eakins scored a goal in each half for the hosts with Ben Allberry’s goal for Sevenoaks four minutes from time ultimately little more than a consolation. 

In their head-to-head meetings in the England Hockey League Premier Division this season each side has claimed a victory with Beeston winning their home match 5-2 before the London side gained revenge with a 3-0 win at Paddington Recreation Ground last month. 

Full details of the Men’s Cup Final (to be played on Saturday 15 May) will be announced shortly.