As holders of the Timperley 7's trophy the Ladies vets were determined to retain the shield.
Silver Fox played a blinder by actually getting the trophy back off Gill's mantelpiece, a feat in itself. It felt like Groundhog day with the first match, as last year, being played against Lymm, another victory ensued which was very satisfying, two more wins in the group over Macclesfield and Moss Park & a defeat by Telford ensured that we won our group fairly comfortably.
Having ignored / forgotten Timperley's suggestion that clubs wore fancy dress that depicted a film for fear of distracting our highly tuned and focussed players Groundhog day again as the semi-final was played against the 101 Dalmatians......aka......Wilmslow, just as well Little Jen was in Cayman as goodness knows what she'd have guessed. A 1-0 victory to Sale led to the chant "who knocked the dogs out ooh,ooh, ooh"
The final was a closely fought affair against Chester, thankfully Scares had been "their" umpire for the group games and passed on some helpful tips for their short corner routines, 2-2 at the end of normal time, Kelly Mott then slotted home the winner, great assist from Savs - what a surprise!
Celebrations continued until about 2.30am, a new party game "2 truths & a lie" about yourself, a bit like Call My Bluff by having to guess the lie - as a word of warning to you all....never go shopping with Helen Elcock!
Great performances from our squad, aiming for the hat-trick next year.