Guernsey confident of second round England Hockey Cup win

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Guernsey's Hockey team have not lost a knockout game since May 2015, when they were beaten on flicks in the final of the EH Trophy

Guernsey are confident of securing a game with top-flight Reading in the third round of the England Hockey Cup.

The island side face London Edwardians in the second round on Sunday.

The islanders beat second-tier Sevenoaks in their first-ever game in the top knockout competition in English hockey in September.

"The way we're playing, and with our track record, we can go into this with a good amount of confidence," said goalkeeper Adrian Gidney.

"If we progress through this round we'll play Reading in the next round, who are one of the national Premier League teams, so it will be a bit like Guernsey FC playing Arsenal," added Gidney.

The island side have reached the final of the EH Trophy for the past five seasons, but stepped up to the Cup this year for a greater test.

They have twice got past London Edwardians on their way to those finals, once on penalties and once in normal time.

"They're second in their league at the moment and have won their last three, but they're not at the same level as Sevenoaks," Gidney told BBC Radio Guernsey.

"We've played them twice and beaten them twice, but they're certainly no pushovers and we've got to go in there expecting a tough game."