The final saw hosts Leicester up against an impressive Izmalovo from Moscow. Both teams had 100% records from the pool but Izmaylovo had scored very freely on their way to the final. Leicester began nervously in the sunshine before a big crowd and were behind in the 3rd minute when a rocket from Vasileva beat Tyrell at a penalty corner. For a few minutes it looked as though the Russians would blow Leicester away but soon it was the hosts dominating. Chances came and went but Hannah Fair levelled matters with a crashing shot from a penalty corner in the 29th minute. Leicester continued to press but the half time score was 1-1.

In the second half the pattern continued. Leicester's defence looked solid and their speedy forward caused Izmalovo to give penalty corners away. In the 51st minute Katie Long's goal-bound shot hit a body and Fair stepped up to convert the penalty stroke. Izmaylovo stepped up their game but Leicester looked likelier to score. To the delight of a good crowd the game ended 2-1 and Leicester had won at last after never getting beyond silver medals in European competition.

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Welcome to our website. Leicester Hockey Club is one of the oldest and most sucessful Womens Hockey Clubs in England. Established in 1894 we have a thriving club that offers hockey to girls and womens from the ages of 7 upwards. We have 5 senior teams offering competitive hockey from local leagues up to National Premier League levels. We welcome players, umpires, coaches and supporters of all ages and abilities and always try to accomodate everyone who would like to pick up a stick. We are ClubsFirst Accredited by England Hockey and offer a safe and supportive environment for all our players to develop and thrive as hockey players and individuals.

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