- 19 Feb, 2017
Jersey lose on sudden death strokes in England Hockey Trophy
Rathbones Jersey missed out on progressing to the next round of the England Hockey Trophy following an agonising defeat at the hands of Kingsbridge & Salcombe HC on Saturday. Goals from Aleisha Duffy and Kerry Rogers helped Jersey fight back from a goal behind twice to draw 2-2 after normal time, before losing on sudden death in the shootout.
It has been Jersey's best ever run in the competition, and captain Trudy Dillion-Nugent told ITV that she is pleased how the team has grown during the run:
"It's the furthest we've been in the tournament so far. It's a great experience for our team to play competitive hockey. We've invested a lot into this. The team has grown - some juniors and more experienced players supporting them. You can see the difference and hopefully that'll stand us in good stead at the inter-insulars."