1974–75 in English field hockey

The 1974–75 English Hockey League season took place from September 1974 until April 1975.

1974–75 England Hockey League
1973–74 (previous) (next) 1975–76

The Men's Cup was won by Southgate. [1]

The Inaugural Men's National Inter League Championship brought together the winners of their respective regional leagues. The event was the predecessor of the National League and the championship (held in September 1975) was won by Bedfordshire Eagles in its first year. [2]

As from the 1980-81 season the National Inter League Championship would be held in the spring of the same season instead of the Autumn of the following season.

Men's Courage National Inter League ChampionshipEdit

(Held at Aston University Grounds, Birmingham, September 13–14)

Group AEdit

Team 1 Team 2 Score
Coventry & North Warwickshire Ashford 1-0
Southgate Doncaster 1-0
Coventry & North Warwickshire Southgate 1-1
Ashford Doncaster 1-2
Coventry & North Warwickshire Doncaster 3-3
Ashford Southgate 0-3
Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Southgate 3 2 1 0 5 1 5
2 Coventry & North Warwickshire 3 1 2 0 5 4 4
3 Doncaster 3 1 1 1 5 5 3
4 Ashford 3 0 0 3 1 6 0

Group BEdit

Team 1 Team 2 Score
Norton Bedfordshire Eagles 0-6
Havant Liverpool Sefton 3-1
Norton Havant 1-4
Bedfordshire Eagles Liverpool Sefton 1-1
Bedfordshire Eagles Havant 3-0
Norton Liverpool Sefton 1-0
Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Bedfordshire Eagles 3 2 1 0 10 1 5
2 Havant 3 2 0 1 7 5 4
3 Norton 3 1 0 2 2 10 2
3 Liverpool Sefton 3 0 1 2 2 5 1
= Qualified for final

FinalEdit

Team 1 Team 2 Score
Bedfordshire Eagles Southgate 2-0

Bedfordshire Eagles
P Ball, M Blake, M Hodge, M Ganesh, Brajinder Daved, P Goodyear, P Ellis, Benawra Singh, R Jackson, M Kavanagh (capt), J Ashford
Southgate
David Owen, David Collison, David Whitaker, Anthony Ekins, R J Owen, Michael Corby, Alistair McGinn (Ian McGinn sub), Michael Crowe (capt), David Aldridge, John Walker, James Neale (G Pickard sub)

Men's Cup (Benson & Hedges National Clubs Championship)Edit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Team 2 Score
Portsmouth Command Royal Navy
Nottingham Marlborough
Bedfordshire Eagles Brooklands 3-0
Southgate Bromley

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Team 2 Score
Southgate Bedfordshire Eagles 1-0
Nottingham Portsmouth Command Royal Navy 3-0

FinalEdit

(Held at Goosedale Farm, Bestwood Park, Nottingham, on 27 April)

Team 1 Team 2 Score
Southgate Nottingham 4-0

Southgate
David Owen, David Collison, David Whitaker, Anthony Ekins, Bernie Cotton, Michael Corby, Ian McGinn, Michael Crowe, (David Aldridge sub), John Walker, James Neale, t'Hoen
Nottingham
Sergeant, Watson, Appleby, Elson, Rivers, Stables, Walters, Cassell, Maughan, Stokes, Roper (Beck sub)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sydney Friskin. "Hockey." Times [London, England] 28 Apr. 1975". The Times Digital Archive.
  2. ^ "Sydney Friskin. "Hockey." Times [London, England] 15 Sept. 1975". The Times Digital Archive.