Double Delight For Bees

Beeston Hockey Club are double champions after the men’s team beat Fareham 9-1 at the weekend to join the ladies first team as England Hockey Championship winners for 2020.

It was a great day for the men on Saturday who join the women who won their final last weekend with Sam Apoola scoring four times against a side that weren’t at the races.

A 4-1 lead at half time was improved by a confident second half display that blew away their opponents in the sunshine.

Gareth Griffiths got a hat-trick, skipper Adam Dixon and Henry Blumfield also scoring on a day of celebration at the Nottingham Hockey Centre.

After the victory Beeston first team Manager Gareth Griffiths stated “It’s remarkable that both our men’s and ladies teams are leading the way when it comes to the cup. I’m in no doubt that the cup has still not lost its magic and Fareham put on an exemplary display of competitiveness and good sportsmanship. I believe that if the prize for a cup win was a place in the Euro Hockey League, it would be the best, most exciting and most well supported competition in England.”

Last weekend the Ladies team beat Clifton Robinsons 3-2 to win the title for the first ever time.

*Main image @OfficialBeeHC the two trophies won over a fabulous eight days for Beeston.

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