Thursday, 3rd September 2015

Stunning win seals place in last eight

A second Shrewsbury Hockey Club side are celebrating reaching the quarter-finals of a prestigious national competition.

Following hot on the heels of Shrewsbury ladies reaching the last eight of the English Hockey Ladies’ Trophy, Shrewsbury’s Masters XI completed a stunning fightback to beat Cannock 5-4 in the England Hockey Plate.

Andy Howitt levelled after an early Cannock strike, but the Staffordshire club struck three more times before Shrewsbury were given hope by a Graham Moore goal. Bob Bytheway then scored twice before Moore struck the winner.

Shrewsbury visit Kent club Holcombe in the last eight on Sunday, March 6.

by Stuart Dunn