Hockey: Big-day blues for duo.BOTH Bournville and Olton were beaten at the semi-final stage when indoor hockey held its big day out in Birmingham.
A bumper crowd packed the NIA yesterday for the National Indoor Hockey Championships, but there was little for the locals to shout about.
Olton and West Warwicks went down 5-3 to reigning women's champions Slough Slough (slou), city (1991 pop. 106,341) and borough, central England. After World War I, the residential city and its outlying area underwent rapid industrial development, owing in part to its proximity to London. , who then captured their 13th title in this competition by beating Bowdon Hightown in the final.
Bournville were sunk 7-3 by pre-tournament favourites East Grinstead Coordinates:
East Grinstead (archaically spelt Grimstead) is a town and civil parish in the northeastern corner of Mid Sussex, West Sussex in England near the East Sussex, Surrey, and Kent borders. in their semi-final.
East Grinstead then lost out to Loughborough Students in a thrilling final.
At one point it looked as though Bournville might cause an upset, pulling the score back to 5-3 thanks to Chris Graham and a couple of David Tyler
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But Tom Rowlands then missed a crucial penalty stroke, which would have clawed the score back to 5-4 and East Grinstead broke straight back upfield to make it 6-3.
A remarkable day in the Bodykraft Midlands Premier Division saw all the leading title contenders slip up.
Leaders Harborne had a match to forget against Mansfield as they suffered a 4-2 defeat.
Trailing 4-0 at one stage, Harborne hit back through skipper Howell Morris and James Wright James or Jim Wright is the name of:
Harborne still remain a point clear after closest challengers Chesterfield crashed 5-3 reverse at home to West Bridgnorth.
Third-placed Olton missed a great chance to close the gap when they were held to a 3-3 draw with North Staffs.