Hockey: Cannock reach final as Crefelder stumble

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Two English clubs have won through to European Cup-Winners' Cup finals today in the Netherlands. Canterbury will face the home side, Laren, in the women's final after beating the Russian side Moscowskaya 4-1 in their last pool game yesterday, while Cannock willplay Oranje Zwart in Eindhoven.

Two English clubs have won through to European Cup-Winners' Cup finals today in the Netherlands. Canterbury will face the home side, Laren, in the women's final after beating the Russian side Moscowskaya 4-1 in their last pool game yesterday, while Cannock willplay Oranje Zwart in Eindhoven.

Cannock had edged home 1-0 against the German side Crefelder after Martin Jones sprinted clear to score the only goal of the game on 62 minutes.

The Germans, who arrived here from their indoor season and found the transition tough in their earlier games, forced a couple of saves from James Fair in the first-half. But, knowing that they had only to avoid a large defeat to make the final, Cannock were always in charge as their captain, Andy Humphrey, excelled in defence.

Cannock will now be hoping that Ben Sharpe, who was forced to hobble off with a slight hamstring injury, will be fit for today's final.

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