The Ben Rhydding over-50s hockey players are gearing up for their final in the England Hockey Masters competition this weekend.

This will be their third final in four years after they previously beat Harleston Magpies in 2014 and Richmond last year.

This time they have battled through five matches beating Formby, Huddersfield Dragons, Deeside Ramblers, Barford Tigers and Isca in previous rounds of this knockout competition.

They return to the Lee Valley Stadium, the home of international hockey in England, where last year they beat Richmond 4-3 in a tense final.

This year they face Reading at 9am on Saturday morning. Despite the scheduling, the team will be travelling down to East London tomorrow and will be well rested before they take on the ultimate challenge.

Co-captains Neill Moore and Horsman are relishing the chance to take the trophy for a third time and represent not just Ben Rhydding but also hockey in Yorkshire and the North.

Neil Horsman says that the team are taking this competition seriously and have been making sure that while they have gentle run-outs in the end of season games, they have also been making sure that they are all fit and don't miss out through injury.