Trojans thrown by Cullen

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Tina Cullen continued her scoring form with a hat-trick in yesterday's AEWHA Centenary Cup final as Hightown claimed their second success in four years by beating Trojans 5-0, writes Bill Colwill from Milton Keynes.

In a tense opening period the differences between the two sides were the running off the ball of Cullen and the immaculate passing by her England coach, Maggie Souyave. It was, however, not until the 27th minute that Souyave set Cullen up for her first goal.

With a minute to go, Hightown went further ahead through Linda Carr's penalty corner strike. After the resumption, Michaela Morton scored the third. Cullen swept in the fourth midway through the half and a delightful lob completed her hat-trick.

Hightown: C Reid; J Crook; J Aspin, L Marsden, C Cook; M Souyave, F Lee (capt), L Carr; M Morton, T Cullen, L Newcombe. Substitutes used: C Gilbert, T Mawdsley, D Mills.

Trojans: J Williams; L Shepherd; L Copeland, S Hibbert, E Teague; J Moss (capt), S Gibson, A Wakefield; C Manchester, K James, M Suter. Substitutes used: S Strange, M Kemp, J Greenham.

Umpires: M Hunnaball and L Millar.