Brilliant ladies seal title while men beat arch rivals

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THAME Hockey Club experienced a fantastic weekend as the ladies’ first team won their league with four games left while their male counterparts went some way to securing their own title with a double header of victories.

The Ladies beat Wallingford 7-1 at home to continue their 100 per cent season and seal their status as league champions with four matches left to play.

The men’s firsts beat arch rivals West London 5-2 at home on Saturday thanks to a great team performance in a tense atmosphere against a team they had lost to earlier in the season.

Mark Brooks was man of the match as he bagged a hat-trick with Clifford Brown scoring the other two.

West London took the lead early on but the home side rallied and hit back to record an important victory which all but secures their promotion.

On Sunday, Thame beat West Hampstead 6-1 in a rearranged fixture after the scheduled game in February was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

The hosts were clinical in their short corner routines as they quickly put an early Hampstead goal behind them to race to a straightforward victory.

Fatigue from two games in one weekend was evident, though, as Thame looked tired and never hit top gear.