Home sweet home

GUERNSEY'S women's hockey team landed another home draw in the Investec EH Women’s Vase.

ABN Amro Indies Ladies celebrate winning the Women’s League title after their 6-2 win over the PwC U15 Boys. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1304768)
ABN Amro Indies Ladies celebrate winning the Women’s League title after their 6-2 win over the PwC U15 Boys. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1304768)

GUERNSEY'S women's hockey team have landed another home draw in the Investec EH Women’s Vase.

The Sarnians’ reward for their impressive 6-0 third-round win over Wokingham is a quarter-final with Kent Premier Division outfit Burnt Ash (Bexley) Ladies.

The opposition, who beat Amersham & Chalfont to reach the last eight for the first time, can request for the match to be played at a neutral mainland venue, but Guernsey hope that their proximity to Gatwick will help persuade them to visit Footes Lane.

‘We are absolutely thrilled to have a home draw and Burnt Ash (Bexley) look like they are a very socially active club, with a good website and twitter feed up and running,’ said island captain Emma Atkinson. ‘Hopefully Carry Wray, our manager, can encourage them to fly over.’