West Herts Hockey Club won the England Hockey Trophy in Sheffield at Bedford's expense

West Herts Hockey Club win England Hockey Trophy in Sheffield

West Herts Hockey Club win England Hockey Trophy in Sheffield

First published in Sport

West Herts Hockey Club’s mixed side won the England Hockey Trophy with back-to-back wins in Sheffield last weekend.

After finishing as runners-up in the previous two years’ finals, West Herts scored 44 goals and conceded just eight in seven rounds of competition.

The weekend began with a semi-final against tournament hosts Sheffield Hallam and a nervy first-half ended with West Herts 2-1 behind.

However West Herts ran in nine goals to turn the match around and run out 10-3 victors. Daniel Webster finished with five goals to his name, with brother Max (2), Iain Gordon, Steve George and Símon Walker all getting on the scoresheet.

Sunday’s final was an all-East region affair after Bedford overcame reigning champions Cannock 4-2 in the second semi-final.

Max Webster netted twice early on and Jason Mallory added a third from a well-worked short corner routine to give Herts a solid base.

A temporary suspension for Dan Webster didn’t faze Herts and when Iain Gordon won a short corner, Steve George was on hand to tap in the fourth.

M Webster completed his hat-trick in the second period before Bedford managed a consolation goal.

Webster returned to score before the end and M Webster added West Herts’ seventh from the penalty spot to round off the scoring.

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