Mens challenge > Team Bath Buccaneers 1 – 0 Crashed & Burned
Ladies challenge > Leominster 0 – 1 Hereford
Venue: Sports Training Village, University of Bath
This popular annual event took place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday with a record 24 teams taking part. Unfortunately the holders of the Men’s event, Trupac from Dubai, were late withdrawals due to visa problems but all the matches proved completive affairs.
The first semi finalists to make it through Gillingham and Team Bath Buccaneers could not be separated, drawing 0-0.
However the locals came to 4-4 on penalties. Invitation side Crashed & Burned edged to Hereford 1-0 in the other semi but could not prevent Buccaneers taking the title going down 0-1 in the Final.
In the Ladies event Hereford proved too strong for Edgbaston in the first semi final coming out 4-0 winners whilst Leominster saw off the challenge of Salisbury 2-0 to set up an all Herefordshire Final. The county city took the title with a 1-0 win.
Organiser Nick Kendall, University of Bath Hockey Development Manager, says “This was the most successful event in the five years it has been run with a record entry in very high standard of hockey. I hope all the teams will want to return next year.”