Ards win European Indoor title in Budapest

Chloe Brown

Ards have won the European Indoor Championship III title after completing their six-match programme with a 100% record in Budapest.

Ireland striker Chloe Brown was named player-of-the-tournament after topping the scoring standings with 22 goals.

Brown hit five goals and Katy Bennett got two in the 7-3 victory over Croatian side HC Zrinjevac in the gold medal play-off on Sunday.

Ards had already clinched promotion to the second tier.

Their promotion was secured earlier on Sunday after beating Welsh side Hawardian 5-2

Brown bagged a hat-trick while Janice Vaughan and Bennett also netted for the Co Down team.