ENGLAND, March 16 - With a vital England Men's Hockey League Premier Division clash on Saturday and a Men’s Cup semi final match on Sunday, this weekend looks set to prove crucial for Cannock men.
Currently fifth in the table and only outside the play-off places on goal difference, Cannock face another play-off contender, East Grinstead, in a league match on Saturday.
And having lost out to Hampstead and Westminster in the league last weekend, Cannock get their chance of revenge on Sunday when they travel south to play them again in the Men’s Cup semi final.
“Despite last weekend’s disappointing defeat, we still have fate in our own hands,” said Cannock captain Ross Hayward. “If we win both our remaining league games we should finish in the top four.
“But it’s not just about the league for us; we want to be a team that wins trophies. We aren’t prioritising either of the games this weekend. We will be trying to win both of them and give ourselves a good boost ahead of our final game against Canterbury in two weeks’ time.”