Crossley on target for England masters in home nations win

England Hockey Masters Ladies Fran Crossley
England Hockey Masters Ladies Fran Crossley
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Hockey player Fran Crossley was on target for England ladies in their dazzling home nations success.

The Pennthorpe PE teacher was selected for the tournament in Edinburgh as a forward for the masters over-45 team.

England successfully beat Wales 4-2 with Crossley, from Barns Green, scoring two of the four goals.

They then secured a 4-2 victory against Ireland, and finally, beat Scotland 4-0 where Crossley scored the first goal for England.

Three victories saw England retain the Home Nations Trophy for the tenth year in a row.

Mother-of-two Crossley plays hockey for Brighton Hockey Club. Her employers Pennthorpe School have keenly supported her in allowing time off to play for the England Masters team.

The ladies over-50s, over-55s and over-60s teams, also won their respective age group home nations tournaments.

Crossley is also a current European champion as well as home nations one. She won a gold medal last year with England in the European Masters Championships.

She helped the England ladies to success in the same over-45 age group.

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