19th February 2018
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Whalsay round off great hockey season with victory in Mid Brae Cup

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The senior hockey season ended on a high note on Saturday as five teams – Burra, Scalloway, Spurs, Whalsay and Zetland – met to fight it out for the Mid Brae Cup.

The round robin competition was played in good spirits with close games throughout. Whalsay won with 10 points followed closely by Spurs on nine and Scalloway on five.

Diane Davis from the Mid Brae Inn was there to present a bottle of champagne to a delighted Whalsay captain Sonya Shearer.

Presentation night

The Kathleen Grant Trophy for Shetland player of the year was announced at the Shetland Ladies Hockey Association prizegiving evening on Saturday.

It was awarded jointly to Gayle Johnson of Spurs and Maggie Irvine of Whalsay to both players’ surprise and delight. Both players have had an excellent season and were congratulated by a full room.

The top scorer of the year award went to Sarah Grogan who had accumulated 25 goals in league games this season.

Simon Skinner’s contribution to Shetland hockey was recognised and he was presented with a special umpire strip. He has umpired a total of 62 matches this season alone.

The other silverware for the season was also presented. The Rosebowl went to Spurs, Whalsay took the Moulder Memorial, Shearer Shield, Lizzie Polson and the Mid Brae, Burra took the Town Hall Centenary Shield for seven-a-side hockey and Delting picked up the Grutness Cup.

A large cheque for over £1,000 was presented to the association for junior hockey development by Joan Nicolson and Joan Sharp on behalf of the former inter-county players.

Association president Helen Robertson said: “It was an excellent evening – a fitting celebration of an excellent season of hockey.”

Fixtures

Saturday – seven-a-side mixed tournament: first game at 11am; games last 20 minutes (full pitch – one way); all teams will take a turn to umpire half a game; round robin format with three points for a win and one for a draw; if the table is a draw then the play off will be at 2.15pm; if it is drawn at full time then it goes to flicks.
11am: New Revolution v Lobblyless (umpire Whalsay)
11.30pm: Old Revolution v Whalsay (Lobbyless).
Noon: Lobblyless v Old Revolution (New Revolution).
12.30pm: Whalsay v New Revolution (Old Revolution).
1pm: New Revolution v Old Revolution (Lobbyless).
1.30pm: Lobblyless v Whalsay (New Revolution).
2.15pm: play-off or presentation.

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