Hockey: Ipswich start at full strength

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Ipswich, the defending cup holders, will be at full strength for the semi-final visit of Clifton on Sunday, the former England international Vickey Dixon having completely recovered from a calf injury, writes Bill Colwill.

Clifton also expect to be at full strength following the decision of the Welsh defender Rachel O'Bryan to put club before a national training weekend. However, the Welsh management has decided to discipline O'Bryan, who is unlikely to join the national squad again before September.

While Hightown will start as favourites in the other semi-final against Doncaster, and will be looking for a good run-out with next weekend's European Cup Championship in mind, they will be conscious of the 8-2 League drubbing Doncaster inflicted earlier in the season. The final is at Milton Keynes on 25 May.

Olton will be looking for their third successive title in the Women's Under-19 Club Championship at Milton Keynes tomorrow. The strongest oppo- sition in the five-team round-robin event is expected to come from Harleston Magpies.