Hockey: Feast at Milton Keynes

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MILTON KEYNES National Hockey Stadium promises a feast of hockey this weekend. This afternoon is the first of the weekend's National League play-off games between Eastcote and Peterborough Town. There will be six teams playing in two pools of three with the pool winners going through to next year's National League.

Tomorrow and on Sunday there is the added attraction of four Cup finals. Tomorrow morning Eastcote will put out a second squad from the club in the Vintage final (over-50s) against their local neighbours, St Albans.

After two more Inter League games there is the Veterans final (over-40s), which features Bournville and Indian Gymkhana. The Seoul Olympic gold medallist Kulbir Bhaura and former Slough and England centre-forward Bal Saini will form a formidable partnership for Gymkhana while the former England captain Neil Mallett will lead the Bournville side.

On Sunday, after the last two Inter League games, there is the Trophy final between West Herts, going for their third successive title, and Bowden and then the EHA Cup final between the League champions, Cannock, and Beeston, in the first all-Midlands final.