Source: Simon Parker

Bowdon Hightown are Hockey 5s Champions

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Women’s Final: Bowdon Hightown 4-1 East Grinstead

Bowdon Hightown exorcised their Wembley demons of a year ago with a scintillating display to run out 4 – 1 winners over first-time finalists East Grinstead.  Most valuable player Sally Walton grabbed a brace and Tina Cullen and Holly Hunt notched one apiece to take the title home for the Red and Blacks.

Michelle Liptrot, Bowdon Hightown captain said: “It feels amazing to be champions. We were so disappointed after last year when we didn’t really turn up, and this year we’ve trained hard and we’ve done a great job so we’re absolutely delighted. We talked about last year’s performance a lot, but the minute you get out on that pitch it’s all gone, and it’s about what’s in front of you and the moment in time, so what happened last year wasn’t an issue at all. Every year seems to be my last year. I’m very tempted to play next year. When you get into Europe, it’s a very special thing for the team, so I’ll definitely think about it – if I can do it, I might persuade Tina to do it too!”