Hockey: Ipswich in Slough showdown

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The defending champions, Slough, travel to Tuddenham Road tomorrow to face second-placed Ipswich who, after their surprise cup defeat by Sutton Coldfield last weekend, now have only the League title to aim for, in a game which could tie up this year's title. Defeat for Ipswich, already three points behind maximum points Slough, would probably end any realistic hopes of taking the title.

Riding high at the top of the Second Division is the League's only other maximum points side Woking Swifts. Last year's runners-up, Woking, scraped through their opening game 2-1 against Old Loughtonians and they have mostly won by the odd goal. But, under their new coach, Dave Hoaen, they have kept on winning.

Cath Harris, Woking's long serving midfield player, puts their success down to most of the squad having been together for a long time: "There is a tremendous spirit, the squad system is working well. With Liz Clegg now recovered after twice breaking her collar-bone and scoring goals we look to our next game against West Witney on Saturday with confidence."

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