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Guildford go in search of medals

Hockey Guildford and Hightown, the English Cup holders, will this weekend be doing battle in the European Cup-winners' competitions in the Netherlands, writes Bill Colwill.

Guildford, after yet another successful season in the National League, must surely hope for a medal in The Hague, where their major opponents in the pool games will be Germany's Durkheimer, who they meet in their final pool game on Sunday. A win against them should pit them against the host club and last year's runners-up, HDM, in Monday's final.

Hightown, who were surprisingly knocked out by Doncaster in the early rounds of this season's women's Cup competition, must pick themselves up after collecting only one point from their two league games last weekend. Their crunch game will also be on Sunday against the host side, Rotterdam.