Guernsey beat Sutton Coldfield to make HA Trophy semis

Guernsey Hockey Club vs Sutton Coldfield

Guernsey are through to the semi-finals of the HA Trophy after a 4-1 win over Sutton Coldfield at Footes Lane.

Skipper Matt Watson opened the scoring in the first two minutes with a shot from a penalty corner, and after Sutton equalised he made it 2-1 with a penalty stroke before half time.

Dave Morris scored twice in the second half to seal the victory.

"It's a very good result, I'm delighted," player-coach Andy Whalley told BBC Guernsey.

"Even at the end we were still pushing for more goals, we could have got two or three in the final minutes and we're playing with great confidence as well.

"Often when we play against sides that play week in, week out in the UK, we're often the side that tires but we've done a lot of fitness work and it certainly showed," Whalley added.

And two-goal skipper Matt Watson was delighted with the way the team performed.

"Bottom line is it's nice to score, but it's a team performance and we've won 4-1 and we're through to the next round, that's the most important thing.

"Hopefully we can put a performance on like this in the semi-final," he added.

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