East Grinstead cruise home

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In a green oasis in the centre of London yesterday, Mahmoud Bhatti, discarded by England in 1993 after just one appearance in Dublin, destroyed Guildford in the final of the Westminster Challenge at Paddington as East Grinstead coasted to a 4-1 victory, writes Bill Colwill.

Bhatti, who had been instrumental in the 7-3 win over Surbiton in the semi-final, was given a free-running role by his club and he took advantage of the new no-offside rule to create havoc during the two-day tournament. In the final, he set up the first two goals for Richard Gibson. Although the Great Britain striker Danny Hall returned from temporary suspension to volley home a late goal for Guildford, Danny Byfield and Bhatti cemented Grinstead's victory.

Surbiton beat Old Loughtonians 2-1 for the bronze medal.

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