Bedford Hockey Club Over-55s Are National Champions Bedford News

Bedford Hockey Club’s Women’s Masters Over 55s celebrating their cup final victory at the 2012 Olympic venue, Lee Valley

They lifted the winners’ trophy, following a 3-0 victory over Ben Rydding in the England Hockey Over-55 Tier 2 National Final, held at the Lee Valley Olympic Hockey venue.

Ben Rydding started strong, making an early press and calling the Bedford defense into action.

The first goal, however, fell to Bedford, after five minutes, when a ball struck solidly in the D by Emma Cook flew into the net.

Ben Rydding fought hard to get out, with Bedford defending a series of penalty corners, although all were dealt with clinically by defender Sue Phillips, even preventing the opposition from getting a strike on goal. Bedford then began to dominate the game, although the score remained 1-0 at halfway.

The second half of the match saw the action shift from end to end, with Ben Rydding continuing to be an attacking threat and forcing Bedford to defend further penalty corners.

It was Bedford who scored, once again, with a ball hit high into the left corner of the net by captain Joy Leeson, seven minutes into the second half.

As the game wore on there were shots from both sides, but it was Bedford again who found the net, with Judith Tetlow’s 66th-minute third goal providing a presentation gold medal for the Bedford team. .

The Bedford Masters Over 35 also traveled to Lee Valley, as the reigning Tier 1 Finals Champions.

The Over-35s enjoyed the most fantastic preparation for their Tier 1 final against Canterbury, with a 13-0 win over Milton Keynes; 14-0 win over Shefford & Sandy; 6-0 win over Cambridge City; 2-2 against Harleston Magpies, with Bedford winning 4-2 on penalties and a 4-1 win over Alderley Edge.

While Bedford looked dominant for much of their final, the teams went 0-0 until a knockout push from Canterbury, who snatched two goals in quick succession, leaving Bedford runners-up, with a gold medal. very honorable money.

Not to be outdone by the Women’s Masters, after a number of fixtures throughout the season for the club’s Under-14s and Girls Under-16s, both teams were awarded prizes as winners groups in their respective East Hockey Junior Club leagues.

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This notice was published: 2022-05-05 19:58:47

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