The Bees celebrate a goal against Loughborough. Photo c/o Andy Smith

England Hockey Ladies North Conference 
Loughborough 0 – 2 Beeston
23rd September, Loughborough University
Article – England Hockey.
Sutton Coldfield and Brooklands Poynton are the early joint leaders of the Investec Women’s Conference North after they both recorded opening day home victories.
Sutton Coldfield got off to the perfect start against Liverpool Sefton with Bethan Merriman notching after just two minutes. Liverpool equalised through Sarah Bazley-Harrison but goals from Jane Sixsmith and Emma Mccabe sealed the points for the home side with a 3-1 win.
Goals from Helen Turner, Annie Mills and Tor Hughes saw Brooklands Poynton beat the University of Durham by the same scoreline, Connie Vickers had levelled the scores for the visitors.
Ben Rhydding’s home game against newcomers Fylde ended in a 1-1 draw, Sophia Crawshay securing a point for the visitors in the final minute.
Elsewhere, Beeston beat Loughborough Students 2-0 and Wakefield were 1-0 winners over Timperley.