Hockey: Canterbury and Cannock foiled by Dutch edge

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English clubs had to take second place to the Dutch in the European Cup-Winners' Cup finals in the Netherlands yesterday. In Laren, Canterbury equalised after being 2-0 down, with goals from Francis Houslop and Jenny Wilson, before losing 3-2 to the host club, the winner coming in the 69th minute.

In the men's competition, Cannock were denied the gold medal when they were beaten in a penalty shoot-out 4-2 by Oranje Zwart in Eindhoven after a 2-2 draw at the end of normal time.

Cannock, after going a goal behind on the stroke of half-time to a Xavier Reckinger penalty corner conversion, fought back with great courage.

Two corner goals from Simon Ramsden inside five minutes midway through the second half put them within a minute of taking the title when Teun Rohof equalised to force the shoot-out.