Ards Ladies savour European success

Published Monday, 24 February 2014
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Ards Ladies were crowned European Indoor Hockey Champions in Hungary at the weekend.

Ards Ladies savour European success
A victorious Ards celebrate with the trophy. (© Presseye)

The Co Down club impressed at the Budapest tournament with six wins from six against opposition from Croatia, Hungary, Sweden, Serbia, Wales and Portugal.

Ireland striker Chloe Brown - who scored 22 goals - was named player of the tournament.

Ards began the tournament on Friday with a 5-2 victory over Portuguese side Lisbon Casuals and an 8-0 victory over Hungarian team Amator Gyeplabda Sportegyesulet.

On Saturday, they continued winning ways with an impressive 12-0 win over Serbian side HK Bask which was followed up by a hard fought 5-4 victory over Sweden's Partille SC.

Ards wrapped up their tournament with a 5-2 victory over Howardian LHC of Wales and a 7-3 win over Hockey Club Zrinjevac of Croatia to seal top spot and promotion to the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Trophy in 2015.

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