Last match outcome leaves Haverhill II with mixed emotions
Haverhill II skipper Nicole Bailey was left with mixed feelings after they ended their East League Hockey season with a 22nd win in 22.
The Champagne had been put on ice ready for their final Division Four North West (South) match at home to Ely City II last Saturday, only for the Cambridgeshire side to concede the match late on Friday, handing a 5-0 win to Haverhill II - who had already won the title.
Bailey said: “We were all gutted. We were all ready for our last game of the season, all up for it and everything and it got called off.
“It would have been nice to win it as a win rather than as a conceded victory.
“We wanted to go out with a final game win under out belts. We had lots of supporters coming down to watch, so it was a shame.”
The result means Haverhill II end the season as one of just two teams (along with Division Two NE champions Norwich Dragons II) out of the 120 in the East League with a 100 per cent win record.
They also had the joint best defensive record (along with Division Two NE runner up Norwich City 1) in the league, having conceded just six goals and at plus 111 had the third best goal difference in the league.
With their amazing season now done, Bailey said: “It’s something to be very proud of.
“It’s not what we were expecting at all to come out of this season. We were hoping to finish mid-table and develop our youth side a bit more.”