Hockey: Cup draw offers hope to minnows

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The Second Division is guaranteed a representative in the last four of the Women's EHA Cup after the weekend's giantkillers, Deeside Ramblers and Leyland Motors, were drawn to face each other in the quarter-finals.

St Albans were less fortunate than their peers and face the daunting task of a trip to Premier League Olton and West Warwick, who put seven past Fyffes Leicester in the last round, while First Division Bradford Newitts also have a tricky prospect, away at Ipswich

Jane Sixsmith's Sutton Coldfield look to have the most difficult tie of the Premier clubs, having to visit a Hounslow and Ealing side galvanised by the arrival of Scotland's Sue MacDonald from Slough.

Bowdon need just one more win to secure a second straight Regional League title after their 5-0 victory over Harrogate.

EHA WOMEN'S CUP Quarter-finals: Deeside Ramblers v Leyland Motors; Hounslow & Ealing v Sutton Coldfield; Ipswich v Bradford Newitts; Olton & West Warwick v St Albans (Ties to be played on Sunday 3 March).

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