Investec Women’s Hockey League Play-offs enjoyed a sunny first round of matches at the Nottingham Hockey Centre with wins for Bowdon Hightown and Wimbledon women.
In the women’s tournament Bowdon Hightown took a step towards retaining their Premier Division status with a 2-1 win over West Conference winner Buckingham.
Charlene Mason gave Bowdon a 1-0 half time lead which was doubled by Nat Wray in the 47th minute. Kirsty Freshwater pulled a goal back for Buckingham a minute later but were unable to find the equaliser, including an overtime penalty corner they could not convert.
Wimbledon beat Brooklands Poynton by the same score in the second game. Well executed corners from Crista Cullen and Kate Harris saw the teams level at half time before a close range deflection from Rose Winter earned the three points for Wimbledon.
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|Alice Bradley 33 – F||Leonnie Molloy 16 – F|
|Kate Harris 31 – PC||Crista Cullen 20 – PC
Rose Winter 51 – F
|Charlene Mason 14 – F
Natalie Wray 47 – F
|Kirsty Freshwater 48 – PC|
Report courtesy of England Hockey via Snowdon Sports