Staines trio head south for glory

Staines Informer - - SPORT - Hockey

A TRIO of Staines stars linked up with South of Eng­land’s finest over-40s to help in a re­gional fi­nal tri­umph.

Stu­art Hall skip­pered the team while Geraint Hughes and Sa­jad Ali com­pleted the Staines con­tin­gent who were prom­i­nent in the com­pe­ti­tion through­out.

The team had a com­fort­able lead in the group games and then faced Mid­lands in the semi-fi­nal, claw­ing their way back from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

They met North of Eng­land in the fi­nal which was a tough, thrilling and tense match which mir­rored the semi-fi­nal.

The North side went 2-0, but in the sec­ond half, the South side once again showed their re­solve to lead 3-2, only this time, they con­ceded a late goal to draw the game 3-3.

The match was de­cided on penalty flicks and the South held their nerve to tri­umph.

Tre­ble chance: From left, Geraint Hughes, Sa­jad Ali and Stu­art Hall.

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