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Island women progress but men bow out

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THERE were mixed fortunes for the island sides in the second round of the England Hockey Tier Two Championships on Sunday.

The Healthspan Guernsey Ladies hockey team who beat Bishop's Stortford 5-2 in the second round of the Investec EH Women's Tier Two Championship. Back row, left to right: Becky Hubbard, Liz Dudin, Tasha Symes, Emma Atkinson, Katherine Bushell, Gemma Underwood, Izzy Whalley. Front: Laura Webber (captain), Lucy Slimm, Lizzi Stonebridge, Bianca Symes, Amy Sharpe, Holly Stubbert-Malley.

In the Investec Women's Tier Two competition, the Healthspan Guernsey Ladies registered an excellent 5-2 victory away to Bishop's Stortford with Lizzi Stonebridge scoring twice and the other goals coming from captain Laura Webber, Katherine Bushell and Bianca Symes.

'It was one of our better performances over the years,' said island women's coach David Wray.

However, Guernsey suffered a 5-3 defeat away to a strong Southgate Seconds outfit in the EH Men's Tier Two event.

The sides had been locked at 3-3 at half-time with Morgan Harries, Nairn Guilbert and player-coach Andy Whalley scoring for the Greens.

  • More reaction in Tuesday's Guernsey Press.

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