EH Trophy: Guernsey make final for fourth successive year

Guernsey celebrate a goal
Guernsey celebrate Steve Waldrom's opening goal at Footes Lane

Guernsey won through to their fourth successive EH National Trophy final by beating Didsbury Northern 2-0.

Steve Waldrom and Zak Damarell scored second-half goals for the island side, who are the defending champions.

They will face Sheffield University Bankers in the final on 2 May, with the game to be played at the London 2012 Olympic hockey venue.

"It's an outstanding achievement and outstanding run we've been on," captain Adie Peacegood told BBC Radio Guernsey.

Guernsey's previous EH Trophy final appearances
2014: Beat Banbury 4-2 on penalty flicks after a 3-3 draw2013: Lost 3-2 to Lewes
2012: Lost 2-1 to Gateshead2009: Beat Henley 4-3

"It was a very professional job, we played very well on the day and came out with a deserved victory.

"Everyone's thrilled and extremely excited at being in another final and possibly picking up another winner's medal."

The islanders last lost a Trophy game in 2013, when they were beaten 3-2 by Lewes in the final.

"We can be quietly confident," added Peacegood. "We've been to that final for the last four years running, so we've got plenty of experience."

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