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Leicester Ladies Hockey Club
EuroHockey Club Trophy Winners 2014

Team Roster
Maggs Rees, Steph Tirrell, Helen Jelley, Josie Inverdale, Jo Hunter, Kerry Whitehead, Katie Long, Lucy Barrett, Stacey Keeley, Hannah Fair, Sarah Cockayne, Vanessa Hawkins, Lydia MacDonnell, Emma Ross, Pascale Massey, Emily Kilner, Jess Hickman, Sandy Yeates

Coach - David Mayer
Manager - Sue Holwell

Leicester LHC v CSP Izmaylovo
The final saw hosts Leicester up against an impressive Izmalovo from Moscow. Both teams had 100% records from the pool but Izmaylovo had scored very freely on their way to the final. Leicester began nervously in the sunshine before a big crowd and were behind in the 3rd minute when a rocket from Vasileva beat Tyrell at a penalty corner. For a few minutes it looked as though the Russians would blow Leicester away but soon it was the hosts dominating. Chances cam and went but Hannah Fair levelled matters with a crashing shot from a penalty corner in the 29th minute. Leicester continued to press but the half time score was 1-1.
In the second half the pattern continued. Leicester’s defence looked solid and their speedy forward caused Izmalovo to give penalty corners away. In the 51st minute Katie Long’s goal-bound shot hit a body and Fair stepped up to convert the penalty stroke. Izmaylovo stepped up their game but Leicester looked likelier to score. To the delight of a good crowd the game ended 2-1 and Leicester had won at last after never getting beyond silver medals in European competition.

Final Ranking at the EuroHockey Club Trophy:

1 Leicester HC (ENG)
2 CSP Izmaylovo (RUS)
3 Loreto HC (IRL)
4 C.H. SPV Complutense (ESP)
5 HC Metrostroy (RUS)
6 MSC Sumchanka (UKR)
7 Royal Antwerp HC (BEL) Relegated to the EuroHockey Challenge I in 2015
8 HC Victorya Smolevichi (BLR) Relegated to the EuroHockey Challenge I in 2015

Sourced from http://eurohockey.org/. Credited to Ian Palfreyman.

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