Reading ladies are the hockey champions!

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The team celebrate their victory Credit: Reading Hockey

Reading have been crowned Investec Women’s Hockey League Champions after beating Leicester in dramatic fashion at their Sonning Lane base on Sunday. The win earned them the coveted title, £2,500 of prize money from sponsors Investec and top spot in Europe.

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The new Women’s Hockey League Champions Credit: Reading Hockey

Level at 1-1 after normal time and extra time, Reading won two-nil on penalty shuffles to spark scenes of jubilation at their home ground, with Olympians Kate Walsh and Alex Danson the only players to keep their nerve and score in the shootout.