Guernsey captain Aidy Peacegood praises commitment in EH Cup loss

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Guernsey will now focus on defending their EH Trophy title

The captain of Guernsey's hockey team Aidy Peacegood has praised his side's commitment as they lost 7-0 to Reading in the third round of the EH Cup.

It was the first time the island had ever faced a Premier League club, having entered the top-tier knockout competition for the first time.

"It was always going to be our hardest-ever game, but we put our heart and soul into it," Peacegood said.

"7-0 on paper sounds very one-sided but it was actually a very good contest."

Having beaten Sevenoaks and London Edwardians in the previous rounds, Guernsey always knew they would face an almost-impossible challenge against a club who have previously been European champions.

"I would say a few of our Guernsey players could find their way into that Reading side," Peacegood told BBC Radio Guernsey.

"We can take a lot away from the game that can make us a better side for the run on the EH Trophy and the inter-insular next year."

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