Hockey

Inter Corps Hockey: RLC Denied Men's And Women's Double

The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) have won the men’s 2019 Army Inter Corps Indoor Hockey Championships.

They beat the Royal Signals 4-3 in the final held in Aldershot.

In the women’s final, the Adjutant General's Corps (AGC) came out on top against the RLC with a 4-1 win.

The men’s match was dramatic from start to finish. Kris Bubnelis thought he had put RLC in front early on, but the referee pulled play back for a penalty, which was scored by Gary Clark.

Minutes later, RLC had their second. Bubnelis fired home and this time his celebrations were not cut shot as the Signals started to sink.

Clark lashed home his second to make it 3-0 as the team in yellow dominated the first half.

Bubnelis had his second of the match after the break, adding RLC’s fourth.

The match should have been done and dusted at 4-0, although the Signals did their best to make a remarkable comeback. Rohit Rhana, Paul Tought and Dulson all scored to make a dent in RLC's impressive lead.

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The AGC were utterly dominant in the women's final.

It would not be enough though as RLC held on to win 4-3 and take the title, despite Tough’s late penalty miss.

The women’s match was a much more one-sided affair.

Colonel Paula Nicholls ran the show for AGC, scoring twice in the first half to give her team a comfortable lead.

Mel Vaggers, well-known for her Army cricket career, scored AGC's third before Emma Coplin managed to pull one back for RLC.

Clare Griffiths guided in AGC’s fourth to put the gloss on a stylish performance and 4-1 victory.