Raining goals at Bedford Hockey Club as Ladies progress to Masters final

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Image: Action from the Ladies 4th XI match vs Wellingborough

For the majority of clubs, games continue to be pre-season warm-ups, however for the Ladies Masters Over 35’s, they have reached the business end of an extended masters season.

The side travelled to Bishop’s Stortford for their much anticipated semi-final clash and it was Kate Costin who was the hero, securing both goals in a tight 2-1 victory.

The first was from open play, with the second a penalty corner, confirming a place in the grand final for the ladies, who travel to Nottingham this Sunday to face Timperley from Greater Manchester for the crown.

Sadly, the match is to be played behind closed doors, with virtual updates sent back to Bedfordians hoping for victory from home.

Elsewhere, goals were a plenty, beginning with the Ladies 4th XI who romped home to a 10-1 victory at Milton Keynes; although, the Buckinghamshire side were lacking a goalkeeper…

The Ladies 3rd XI netted four goals against local rivals St Neots 2nd’s, while the 6th XI travelled to Northampton for their annual pre-season friendly with Wootton Wanderers, winning comfortably 8-1.

The 4th XI completed a comfortable set of wins for the women, securing a 3-0 victory at home to Wellingborough.

Not to be outdone by the Ladies, the Men’s 3rd XI took on Milton Keynes at Chester Road, adding to the club’s goal count with a 7-1 victory.

There was however some consolation for Milton Keynes as they secured a 4-2 victory over Bedford Men’s 2nd XI.

The Men’s 1st XI however will want to bounce back from a 3-1 loss at West Hertfordshire when they take on Letchworth this coming weekend, with both 1st XI’s in action.

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