Epsom Ladies beat Sale Ladies 4 - 0 to reach the Investec Women’s Masters Championship Final to be played at Lea Valley against Oxford Hawks. This is the second time that the Over 35s team have reached the Championship Final in 4 years, this time as Tier 3 Finalists.

The Road to Lee Valley began back in December with a 3-0 away win at close rivals Woking Hockey Club. Subsequent away rounds to Tulse Hill and Dulwich and Andover continued the winning run with plenty more goals scored on the road. As soon as the semi-final draw was announced the team were relishing a home tie at Old School’s Lane, Ewell against visitors, Sale Hockey Club.

With a 2pm start there was plenty of time for supporters to gather from both teams. Epsom began the match well with plenty of possession and, were it not for some great saves from the Sale ‘keeper, the home side would've been more than 1-0 up at half time a goal scored by George.

A period of sustained pressure at the beginning of the second half saw Epsom stamp their authority on the game. Sale continued to defend in numbers but the home side’s excellent attacking play created plenty of shots on goal with several opportunities to increase their lead. Two further goals put Epsom on the brink of clinching their place in the final and they sealed their win in the dying minutes with Captain Claude bagging her hat-trick after another flowing move down the right.

The team were grateful for all the support on the day and the support and direction of their manager, Clarkie which all helped contribute to securing Epsom’s place in the Tier 3 Final. The Investec Women’s Masters Championship Finals day is on Saturday 27 April at Lea Valley.