CARDIFF DERBY FOR WELSH STICK WIZARDS

england hockey league logoThe top men’s hockey teams in Wales meet under lights at the Welsh Institute of Sport tonight when Whitchurch host Cardiff & UWIC (Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 2000).

Cardiff & UWIC are fifth in the EHL Men’s Conference West following an eye-catching 3-2 comeback win at third placed University of Birmingham thanks to Stefan Ray-Hills’ last minute winner.

Whitchurch – tonight’s hosts although both Cardiff teams are at home at the water-based National Hockey Centre – are eighth in the 10-team Conference with six games remaining.

Tonight’s match was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday February 4 but was put on ice by the freezing weather conditions.

The sides drew 1-1 in their first national league meeting on October 1 after Dale Hutchinson cancelled out Ben Croxall’s 32nd minute opener for Whitchurch.

If you wish you can follow updates from the game via twitter @cardiff_hockey or @whitchurch_hc

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