Warriors can’t wait to be sent to Coventry

WHITLEY Warriors will play Coventry in the English National League North Championship final after the Blaze beat Nottingham Lions on penalty shots in the second leg of their semi-final.

“We have had some great games with Coventry in the league this season, including a 0-0 draw when we visited the Skydome earlier this year, so I would expect the next two matches to be no different,” said Whitley coach Simon Leach.

No dates for the final have yet been announced, but, as league champions, the Warriors should have home advantage in the second leg.

Chelmsford Chieftains were the winners of the ENL South play-offs after defeating league champions Wightlink Raiders in both legs of their final, and now await the winners of the WhitleyWarriors-Coventry tie to play for the ENL Championship trophy. In the meantime, some of the Whitley Warriors squad visited the children’s ward at North Tyneside General Hospital in North Shields over the weekend to distribute Easter eggs.

“We were able to go in and see some of the kids stuck in hospital over the holiday, and hopefully by doing that and giving some eggs and Warriors merchandise away, we were able to brighten their day a little,” said Leach.