Piotrowski fires Falcons to Premier League Playoff double

MK Falcons celebrate their double | Pic: Brian Noble
MK Falcons celebrate their double | Pic: Brian Noble

MK Falcons have retained their crown after winning the Women’s Premier League Playoffs on Sunday.

Having finished third in the league standings after a hard season, Falcons took on Chelmsford Cobras in the semi-final. They eased into the final thanks to a Rachel Piotrowski hat-trick, with Lydia Howton and Kirsten Noble netting the others in a 5-1 win to book their spot against Swindon Topcats in the final.

Falcons raced into a 2-0 lead in the first period with Piotrowski once again on the scoresheet netting both.

But Topcats fought back and after halving the deficit, forced keeper Kayliegh Doyle into a brilliant save to keep Falcons ahead.

And they held on to claim the 2-1 victory and lift the trophy for a second year.