Source: Andrew Smith

Surbiton pull clear at top of Women’s Premier Division

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Defending champions Surbiton moved four points clear at the top of the Investec Women’s Premier Division after an important 2-0 victory at East Grinstead on Saturday.

The sides started the day as the top two but it was visitors who took the lead midway through the first half, Emily Atkinson converting a penalty corner.

Surbiton doubled their lead four minutes before the break through Emily Defroand, a lead that they would hang onto making it three wins on the bounce.

Bowdon claimed their first win in six after a last gasp 2-1 victory at Leicester to pull away from the bottom of the table.

Natalie Wray (pictured) opened the scoring on eight minutes, a lead that Bowdon held until seven minutes from time when Kathryn Lane’s penalty corner looked to have rescued the hosts a point.

It was Wray who had the final say, doubling her and Bowdon’s tally with a penalty corner with a minute to play to send the visitors home with all three points.

Buckingham moved second in the table after a 3-2 win at home to Clifton Robinsons.

Lauren Thomas struck first for Buckingham on 29 minutes, only to see her effort cancelled out by Abigail Porter two minutes later but the hosts would still go into the break ahead, Eloise Laity restoring the lead a minute later.

Natasha Marke-Jones again restored parity in the second half for Clifton, but again they were level for just one minute, Natasha James’ second of the season securing the points.

Erica Sanders scored the only goal of the game whilst Katherine Somerville kept a clean sheet to help send the University of Birmingham third after a 1-0 win at Slough.

Meanwhile, Canterbury picked up only their second point this term, coming from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Canterbury.

Both goals came in the second half, Eleanor Watton scoring for the visitors with Lucy Hyams hitting the equaliser for Canterbury, Holcombe having to settle for their fourth draw of the season.

Investec Conference East

Hampstead & Westminster eased to a 6-0 victory at home to Harleston Magpies to stay top of the Investec Conference East on goal difference.

Leading 2-0 at the break through Emily Maguire and Annabel Driver, the hosts took control after the break, goals from Lauren Turner (2), Annebeth Wijtenburg and Jasmine Clark sealing the win.

Sevenoaks join the leaders with a hundred percent record after coming from behind to beat St Albans 2-1, Maddie Thompson striking the winner.

Great Britain’s 2016 Olympic Gold Medal winners were in fine form on Saturday, Crista Cullen scoring four to move into double figures for the campaign as Wimbledon dispatched Chelmsford 9-0, whilst Helen Richardson-Walsh hit a double in Cambridge City’s 5-1 win over Southgate.

Meanwhile, Rachel Jackson converted a last-minute penalty corner as Bedford won 2-1 at Barnes for their first victory since the opening day of the season.

Investec Conference North

Beeston stretched their winning streak at the start of the Investec Conference North season to seven games after a 2-1 victory at home Ben Rhydding.

Alice Huddleston and Sophie Robinson both scored in the space of four first half minutes and despite Kelly Baxter pulling one back for Ben Rhydding with 10 minutes to play, the hosts held on.

Brooklands Poynton remain hot on the leaders heels after a 4-2 win at Timperley, Annie Mills scoring a brace for the visitors to take her tally for the season to seven.

Loughborough Students picked up their first points of the season with a 2-0 win at Wakefield, Annabel Sams and Cerys Miller on target, whilst a Tess Howard double helped lift the University of Durham to a 3-0 win over Sutton Coldfield.

Liverpool Sefton fell to the foot of the table after Loughborough’s win, they entertain mid-table Fylde on Sunday.

Investec Conference West

Trojans stayed top of the Investec Conference West after an impressive 4-0 win at Stourport.

The two sides were separated by just two points at the start of the day, but second half strikes from Jill Tombs, Emma Teague, Jenny Peebles and Hannah Leigh gave the visitors victory.

Sophie Shakespeare hit a first half brace as Reading stay a point behind the leaders after a 2-1 win at Isca.

Two goals in seven minutes for Jodie Beddow and Esme Gibson helped Cannock make it back to back wins with a 2-0 triumph at Olton & West Warwicks.

Elsewhere, Abi Flory scored the winner as Oxford Hawks won 2-1 at strugglers Team Bath Buccaneers whilst Swansea City defeated Gloucester City by the same scoreline.

* The lead photo shows Nat Wray celebrating her winner for Bowdon Hightown against Leicester.

Report courtesy of England Hockey via Snowdon Sports

Results, Saturday 04 November 2017 to Sunday 05 November 2017

Home Team HT FT HT Away Team
Canterbury

Lucy Hyams (PC57)

(0) 1 1 (0) Holcombe

Eleanor Watton (FG48)

East Grinstead (0) 0 2 (2) Surbiton

Emily Atkinson (PC17), Emily Defroand (FG31)

Buckingham

Lauren Thomas (PS29), Eloise Laity (FG32), Natasha James (FG48)

(2) 3 2 (1) Clifton Robinsons

Abigail Porter (FG31), Natasha Marke-Jones (FG47)

Leicester

Kathryn Lane (PC63)

(0) 1 2 (1) Bowdon

Natalie Wray (PC8) (PC69)

Slough (0) 0 1 (1) University of Birmingham

Erica Sanders (FG4)

League table

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Surbiton 7 5 1 1 16 9 7 16
2 Buckingham 7 3 3 1 11 9 2 12
3 University of Birmingham 7 3 2 2 13 11 2 11
4 East Grinstead 7 3 2 2 6 5 1 11
5 Holcombe 7 2 4 1 7 6 1 10
6 Clifton Robinsons 7 3 1 3 12 12 0 10
7 Slough 7 3 1 3 8 8 0 10
8 Leicester 7 2 1 4 8 8 0 7
9 Bowdon 7 2 1 4 5 9 -4 7
10 Canterbury 7 0 2 5 7 16 -9 2

Investec Women’s Hockey League Conference North

Results, Saturday 04 November 2017 to Sunday 05 November 2017

Home Team HT FT HT Away Team
Beeston

Alice Huddlestone (FG24), Sophie Robinson (FG28)

(2) 2 1 (0) Ben Rhydding

Kelly Baxter (PC60)

University of Durham

Claire Dobison (PC38), Tess Howard (PC50) (PS64)

(0) 3 0 (0) Sutton Coldfield
Timperley

Kate Goalen (PC3), Alice Cribb (FG63)

(1) 2 4 (2) Brooklands-Poynton

Annie Mills (PC12) (FG68), Helen Turner (FG31), Annabelle Watton (FG31)

Wakefield (0) 0 2 (1) Loughborough Students’

Annabel Sams (PC13), Cerys Miller (PC66)

League table

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Beeston 7 7 0 0 27 3 24 21
2 Brooklands-Poynton 7 6 0 1 28 8 20 18
3 University of Durham 7 4 1 2 16 8 8 13
4 Sutton Coldfield 7 4 0 3 18 10 8 12
5 Ben Rhydding 7 3 1 3 11 7 4 10
6 Fylde 6 2 2 2 8 12 -4 8
7 Timperley 7 2 0 5 11 18 -7 6
8 Wakefield 7 2 0 5 5 28 -23 6
9 Loughborough Students’ 7 1 0 6 8 20 -12 3
10 Liverpool Sefton 6 1 0 5 5 23 -18 3

Investec Women’s Hockey League Conference West

Results, Saturday 04 November 2017 to Sunday 05 November 2017

Home Team HT FT HT Away Team
Isca

Katherine Holdgate (FG19)

(1) 1 2 (2) Reading

Sophie Shakespeare (FG14) (FG32)

Olton & West Warwicks (0) 0 2 (0) Cannock

Jodie Beddow (PC38), Esme Gibson (PC45)

Stourport (0) 0 4 (0) Trojans

Jill Tombs (PC41), Emma Teague (PS44), Jenny Peebles (PC45), Hannah Leigh (FG57)

Swansea City

Kathryn Mee (FG4), Sarah-Jayne Thorburn (FG44)

(1) 2 1 (1) Gloucester City

Frankie Mayes (PS17)

Team Bath Buccaneers

Samantha Roberts (FG9)

(1) 1 2 (0) Oxford Hawks

Alexa Thomas (FG37), Abi Flory (FG58)

League table

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Trojans 7 6 0 1 19 2 17 18
2 Reading 7 5 2 0 12 3 9 17
3 Stourport 7 4 1 2 21 9 12 13
4 Gloucester City 7 3 2 2 9 6 3 11
5 Swansea City 7 3 2 2 10 8 2 11
6 Cannock 7 3 0 4 8 14 -6 9
7 Olton & West Warwicks 7 2 2 3 11 15 -4 8
8 Oxford Hawks 7 2 1 4 9 22 -13 7
9 Isca 7 1 1 5 7 14 -7 4
10 Team Bath Buccaneers 7 0 1 6 3 16 -13 1

Investec Women’s Hockey League Conference East

Results, Saturday 04 November 2017 to Sunday 05 November 2017

Home Team HT FT HT Away Team
Barnes

Sally Sime (FG35)

(1) 1 2 (1) Bedford

Zoe Burford (FG14), Rachel Jackson (PC70)

Cambridge City

Rebecca Hayward (FG27), Helen Richardson-Walsh (FG28) (FG32), Ella Dowling (FG44), Hannah De Selincourt (FG67)

(3) 5 1 (1) Southgate

Caitlin Wales (FG8)

Hampstead & Westminster

Emily Maguire (PC4), Annabel Driver (PC35), Annebeth Wijtenburg (PC39), Lauren Turner (FG41) (FG44), Jasmine Clark (FG68)

(2) 6 0 (0) Harleston Magpies
St. Albans

Adele Sammons (PC14)

(1) 1 2 (0) Sevenoaks

Susie Rowe (FG38), Maddie Thompson (FG57)

Wimbledon

Libby Sherriff (FG12), Crista Cullen (PC28) (PC35) (PC51) (PC70), Mairi Drummond (FG36), Eliza Brett (FG39), Tamsyn Naylor (FG52), Kate Maxey (PC54)

(4) 9 0 (0) Chelmsford

League table

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Hampstead & Westminster 7 7 0 0 34 4 30 21
2 Sevenoaks 7 7 0 0 18 1 17 21
3 Wimbledon 7 6 0 1 33 2 31 18
4 Cambridge City 7 4 0 3 15 9 6 12
5 Barnes 7 2 2 3 9 12 -3 8
6 Bedford 7 2 1 4 9 18 -9 7
7 Southgate 7 2 1 4 8 28 -20 7
8 Harleston Magpies 7 2 0 5 2 16 -14 6
9 St. Albans 7 0 1 6 8 20 -12 1
10 Chelmsford 7 0 1 6 4 30 -26 1

 

 

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