SWINDON Topcats were the cream of the crop as they secured the English Women’s Premier League play-off trophy at the weekend.

Having gone the whole season unbeaten, the pressure was on the Becci Osman’s side as they headed to IceSheffield.

Goals from Becky Da Cova and player-coach Osman, who ended the season with 22 goals to her name, secured a win over Milton Keynes Falcons on Saturday.

That set up a final with Stretham Storm and having fallen behind in the second period, Becky Inker pulled Swindon back with two minutes left on the clock to take it to overtime.

Inker scored the first penalty shot but it was netminder Rachel Moore who was the hero as she saved all three of Storm’s penalties to hand the Topcats the trophy.

“It was all a bit of a shock really and it was two really tough games,” said Osman.

“We were unsure if we were going to come away with the trophy going into Sunday’s game but it was a bit of a relief when we did it.

“We kind of had everything to lose because we were the team to beat.

“We had tired legs on the Sunday and we started the game well but went downhill a little bit.

“We bucked our ideas up in the last five minutes to get that goal which took us to overtime.

“I had every faith in Rachel, it is the one part of her game she is absolutely brilliant at. In a way, it was more of a relief than the game, going into the penalty shootout.

“We walked away with two big cups and we had lots of friends and family there, who had survived a few heart attacks, so it was really great.”

Swindon now head to a tournament on Saturday, June 18, where they look to defend their title before breaking for the summer.

Osman added: “It’s going to be a tough one as we have a few of the Elite League teams coming down.”