How did Slough get to the Finals?
Slough started their Women’s Premier Division campaign in strong fashion, winning each of their first three games, before two important victories – beating both Holcombe and Buckingham 3-2 – on the final day secured their return to the Finals as they finished third in the table.
Who will they play in the semi-final?
Slough will be looking forward to facing East Grinstead at 11:45, having only finished below them in the table on goal difference and beating them 4-2 during qualification, with Dilly Newton bagging two.
Dilly Newton (6), Harriet Ward and Sarah Parkinson-Mills (both 5), Laura Puddle and Mel Ball (both 4), Lizzie Totten (2)
Player to watch
Dilly Newton’s set piece threat was vital in guiding Slough through qualification, with all six of her goals coming from corners. Having also helped Slough to the 2017 Jaffa Super 6s crown, scoring in the final against Canterbury, Newton will also bring plenty of valuable experience to her side.
Did you know?
Slough are the most successful side – male or female – since England Hockey’s indoor tournaments began back in the 1970s with 14 victories in total, their most recent title coming when they defeated Canterbury 2-0 at Wembley in 2017.
Tickets are still available for this showpiece event being held at the Copper Box Arena on Sunday 27 January, contact Slough Hockey Club for more information, see you in the stands!