Bowdon Hightown remain top of the Super 6s Championship Women’s Premier Division after a win and a draw on day two at Phoenix Sport and Leisure Centre, Telford.
Despite a brace from Sally Walton, Ashlie Caddick scored a late equaliser that saw them held to a 3-3 draw in their opening game of the day against Reading.
Walton took her tournament tally to seven goals in the final game of the day though, a 4-2 win over Holcombe ensuring Bowdon end the weekend top of the table and unbeaten with ten points.
Sutton Coldfield picked up two wins on Sunday, edging out Buckingham 2-1 before coming from behind to beat East Grinstead 4-3 with captain Vicky Woolford and Sarah Parkinson-Mills on target in both matches.
Slough remained unbeaten but drop to third in the standings. They opened up the day’s action with a 3-3 draw against Reading, then came from behind to beat Canterbury 3-2 thanks to second half strikes from Dilly Newton and Harriet Ward.
After conceding 20 goals on Saturday, Buckingham recorded their first win of the competition, a 4-3 over the University of Birmingham with Lottie Porter scoring a last-minute winner.
Birmingham did lose 6-2 earlier in the day to Canterbury, a game which saw Grace Balsdon hit the back of the net four times.
In the remaining game, East Grinstead registered their first win of the tournament, running out 2-1 winners over Holcombe. Emma Lee-Smith and Bara Kavanova scoring for East Grinstead, with Leigh Maasdorp pulling one back in the second half.
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Saturday 17 December 2016
|Univ of Birmingham||(1)||2||–||7||(3)||Bowdon Hightown|
|Holcombe||(0)||2||–||4||(2)||Univ of Birmingham|
Sunday 18 December 2016
|Canterbury||(2)||6||–||2||(0)||Univ of Birmingham|
|Univ of Birmingham||(1)||3||–||4||(2)||Buckingham|
|Sutton Coldfield||(1)||4||–||3||(2)||East Grinstead|
Women’s Premier Division Table
|8||University of Birmingham||4||1||0||3||-8||3|
Report courtesy of England Hockey via Snowdon Sports