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L2s win promotion with playoff victory

By Bill Heywood

Midlands Premier Divison here we come

L2 travelled to Stourport to take part in the Midlands Women's Hockey League playoffs. As they finished 5th in Division 1 they had the chance to gain promotion by playing the team who finished bottom of the Premier Divison - Leicester L2.

Match report

The Mighty Pinks L2 were up for the biggest game of their season. After a short delay and pitch relocation the game got underway. Sutton were strong from the start, dominating the game and attacking the D.

First goal came from a great play down the left hand side, several stick to stick passes and a lovely ball across the D from Jasper to Jenna for a strong finish.
Sutton continued to create beautiful passages of play and dominate possession going into the half time with a deserved lead.
Sutton started the 2nd half brightly and soon doubled their lead when Jess Webb pounced on a poor clearance and slotted the ball nicely to make it 2-0.
Off a well rehearsed short corner, Sutton gained a penalty flick. Nik Kuzmonov stepped up confidently after lots of practice by all at training and scored to make it 3-0.
Leicester went up a gear and started flooding Sutton's half, gaining a couple of chances. Becky Batsford was on top form though and made a couple of solid saves. Leicester continued to press and momentarily disrupted our defence, scoring off a free hit from just outside the D.
Sutton wisely settled and calmed their play, ensuring their two goal lead remained intact.
The team and spectators celebrated the return to Midlands Prem with gusto!

Team:
B. Batsford, B. Florida-Hopson, S. Poxon, H. Durrans, E. Gill, C. Florida-James, K. Slater, A. Donnelly, M. Walker, N. Kuzmonov, J. Martin, J. Sixsmith, E-M. Beeton, J. Webb, S. Finegan, L. Prince

Coach: S. Cross-Fellows

Updated 21:37 - 13 Apr 2019 by Bill Heywood

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Annual Awards Dinner 2019 - purchase your tickets now On Saturday 11th May 2019 SCHC will celebrate the 14th Annual Charity and Awards Night at Aston Wood Golf Club in support of Better Pathways
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